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Before They Get Stupid
Grand Champeen eschew Minneapolis for Austin even though they just want to rawk! [07-03-00]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Just Mary-y-y-y
Q&A with Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power. [05-01-00]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Fivehead
Indie rock accoring to Austin's Fivehead. [03-06-00]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Natural
Guitarist Rob Bernard talks about how he became the driving force behind Damnations TX and Prescott Curlywolf. [08-02-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

La Guitarra de Callajera
Guitarist Teye has brought flamenco to Joe Ely and Texas. [07-12-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Tornado in Slo Mo
Darcie Deaville's new album reviewed. [06-07-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Hill Country Breakdown
Summer is when bluegrass comes into full bloom. Contemporary practitioners of the form like Bela Fleck, David Grisman, and the Bad Livers are continuing the legacy of this distinctive form of Western music. [06-07-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Day Dream
Jazz trumpeter Martin Banks talks about his years playing with the Duke. [05-03-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Inspiration of Necessity
Jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens has a growing reputation as a player who can jump onstage with anyone. [03-08-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

It's Always the Nice Ones
The Kiss Offs' ever-growing fetish for homemade stage pyrotechnics is the most visible evidence of the slightly sinister force that winks and taunts just beneath the band's goof-pop veneer. [03-08-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Sounds of Silence
We have entered the post-rock world. As the hard edge of grunge fades into memory, the spacey, quiet, and cerebral fill the void. [02-01-99]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

The Spirit of Improvisation
Sixth Street's Mercury Lounge is evolving into a mecca for acid jazz. [11-23-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Lazy SOB Records
Asleep at the Wheel drummer and label owner Dave Sanger is finding a niche for "ridiculously real" country music. [09-08-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Doolittle Records
None of his bands have day jobs, but with a powerful distribution deal backing him, Jeff Cole is doing a lot with Doolittle. [09-08-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Klezmatic Convergence
Bad Liver Mark Rubin's side projects have a terrible tendency to do well, but nobody's bemoaning the success of klezmer band Rubinchik's Orkestyr. [08-24-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Confessin' the Blues
Legendary Austin bluesman W.C. Clark talks about the car accident that claimed the lives of his fiancée and drummer. [08-03-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Common Ground
Gospel group Malachi's divine message crosses borders and denominations. [06-29-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Change of Hart
Pam Hart walks the line between smooth and traditional jazz on her new album, "May I Come In?" [02-23-98]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Total Honesty
A profile of jazz pianist Fred Sanders. [10-27-97]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

Girls With Guitars
The spawn of Nanci Griffith are running rampant across Austin. [10-20-97]
— Christopher Hess, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

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