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Westheimer Babylon

7 years ago by Jef with One F
Gothtopia Not long back, I had the opportunity to explore the origin of the name of my favorite Houston club, Numbers. My source explained to me that the name originated from a late-'70s slang term indicating a hot guy or girl during the club's original disco days. The upstairs area...
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Houston Babylon

7 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Houston and New Orleans stand alone as the creepiest cities on the Gulf Coast. With its pervasive voodoo ambience, sprawling cities of the dead, air of genteel decay, and long history of murder and mayhem, New Orleans is undeniably a spooky town. Fright is a cottage industry there. Having said...
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Destroying Babylon

14 years ago by Mikael Wood
For the record, Efrem Schulz does not regularly hang with Gwen Stefani. "We've been to Europe and talked to people from magazines, and it's really funny," the front man of SoCal metalcore outfit Death by Stereo says on the phone from his home. "They're like, 'Oh, Orange County. So how...
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Space City Con - Game of Thrones, Babylon 5

6 years ago by Jef with One F
Space City Con’s winter gathering will have something to satisfy every sci-fi, fantasy, comic book and cosplay desire. Actors from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones are attending: Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell), Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon) and Kristian Nairn (Hodor) are on the list. Star...
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Houston Gets Happy (and Empowered) with The Interrupters

7 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Ask some punk acts how they prepare for a gig and you might get a list of sordid and possibly criminal deeds. Not so with The Interrupters, it would seem. During last night’s packed show at Warehouse Live, the band’s guitarist, Kevin Bivona, said the group’s members used the hours...
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Houston Babylon: The Sad, Murky Demise of Lois Marie Gilbert

7 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Houston Babylon, the feature that came out yesterday, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra,...
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Cover Story: Houston Babylon, a Collection of Houston's Creepiest Tales

7 years ago by John Nova Lomax
After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me...
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Houston Babylon: Dean Goss, Houston's Jackie Gleason, Houston's Bluebeard or Both?

7 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Houston Babylon, the feature coming out this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra,...
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The Dark Pioneers of Los Angeles Punk Cometh to Continental Club

7 months ago by David Ensminger
The Flesh Eaters, driven by the dark visions of singer Chris D. (Dejardins) have released a breathtaking album that borrows from the past and sets course for a future where poetic panache and rock'n'roll thrive. They are bringing their super-group, culled from the Blasters, X, and Los Lobos, for one electrifying gig at the Continental Club on Feb. 21.
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Babylon 5 Reunion and Behind-the-Scenes Thrones Stories Delight at Space City Con

6 years ago by Phaedra Cook
Attendance at Space City Con in Galveston seemed a little sparse, most likely because it followed so soon after the New Year's holiday this year. One exhibitor that we talked with on Saturday afternoon said he was unlikely to come back the following day due to low sales. Still, the...

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