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Houston Reports Record 18 COVID-19 Deaths as Turner Announces Rent Relief Fund

7 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced that the Houston Health Department reported a record-high 18 new COVID-19 deaths within the city on Friday in an end of week press conference. The previous single-day record of 16 new deaths was reported on July 15. Houston’s COVID-19 death toll now sits at 450,...
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Cancelled Texas GOP Convention Met With Anger, Relief and a Shrug from Greg Abbott

8 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner generated a predictable amount of uproar when he opted to cancel the Republican Party of Texas State Convention on Wednesday afternoon, dashing the plans of more than 6,000 would-be attendees poised to descend on the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston from July 16-18. In short...
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In the Hearts of Cher's Passionate Fan Base, the Beat Goes On

1 year ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Cher/Nile Rodgers and Chic Toyota Center December 15, 2019 Two-thirds of the way through her set at Toyota Center last night, the video screens flashed a montage of films starring Cher. Her wildly distinct voice narrated the segment. While clips from films like Silkwood, Mask, Mermaids, Burlesque and Moonstruck rolled,...
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Now He's Ready: Hardcore Punk Singer John Anderson's Last Growls

1 year ago by David Ensminger
Punk in Houston was a curious Southern aberration, an explosion of personalities and styles that ran the gamut from carefully crafted renegade soundwaves to jittery art-core and manic rock’n’roll. Bands tumbled quickly through the zeitgeist – Legionaires Disease, the Hates, Really Red, Bevatron, Plastic Idols, Mydolls, and many more, each...
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Tony Reflex Returns: Fight back. Resist. Reeducate. Review. Renew.

2 years ago by David Ensminger
Since 1980, the year-zero for the origin of hardcore punk in California's vast suburbia, the Adolescents have produced uncanny records that explore both the psyches of disaffected youth and the troubling news of the world. They combine infectious musical hooks with tons of critical thinking, thus make music that is smart, tuneful, and ever-poignant, though with a raw undertow. Their new tour, with a stop at Warehouse Live, will underscore these traits.
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Nashville Pussy: From the South, With Ferocious Rock'n'Roll Decontrol

2 years ago by David Ensminger
Nashville Pussy plays voracious Southern rock'n'roll with punk tempos, huge snarling attitude, and tons of jet-fueled guitar licks. The husband and wife team of lead guitarist Ruyter Suys and singer/guitarist Blaine Cartwright will be ready to rumble at a free gig at White Oak Music Hall for those over 21 (under 21 will pay $15.00).
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The Dark Pioneers of Los Angeles Punk Cometh to Continental Club

2 years 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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The Great Society Covers the Wounds, Scars and LBJ '60s

3 years ago by D. L. Groover
“My fellow Americans, I am Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th President of the United States. Baby Boomers ridicule me, having lived through the turbulent '60s during my presidency (1963 – 1968). To Gen-Xers and Millennials I am ancient history. They're much too young to remember, if they even care about...
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Giant Kitty Debuts First Video From New Album Rampage

3 years ago by David Garrick
The punk-tinged Houston four-piece sends up nighttime '80s soaps like Dynasty.
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We Love You, Stranger Things, But Would It Kill You to Be More Strange?

3 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
This piece has spoilers for the first six episodes of the second season of Stranger Things. Look, I like the show, but the title is a lie. Seemingly inspired by that one line from Hamlet that I kept hearing in presentations the time I reported on a UFO convention, the...

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