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2008 Stories by Jesse Hughey

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  • Crash, Bang, Boom

    published November 6, 2008

    Just about everyone has banged out a rhythm on a desk with pencil drumsticks, drummed fingers against a railing or shaken a box of matches like a... More >>

  • Fan-Tastically Fickle

    published November 6, 2008

    Two years ago, I never dreamed I'd be more excited about the Cowboys than the Mavericks. But after the Mavs choked away two consecutive... More >>

  • Minus The Bear, Annuals, 27

    published November 6, 2008

    Rather appropriate that Minus the Bear's name starts with a mathematical symbol, as "math-rock" is the most common description applied to the... More >>

  • Parts and Labor, Lipstick Terror, True Widow

    published November 6, 2008

    Brooklyn's Parts and Labor straddles the great divide between the riotous noises it wrings from tortured keyboards and the irresistibly tuneful... More >>

  • Neighborhood Villain

    published November 6, 2008

    Neighborhood Villain plays straightforward, muscular punk rock that can get your adrenaline pumping for about 15 minutes, and fortunately, Look... More >>

  • Curried Laughs

    published October 30, 2008

    If you wondered what ever happened to Mark Curry, star of Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, he's been testing an old adage. I don't mean the... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published October 30, 2008

    Finally, Election Day has come, just as the baseless accusations, fear-mongering and half-truths were becoming unbearable. After today,... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published October 30, 2008

    Finally, Election Day has come, just as the baseless accusations, fear-mongering and half-truths were becoming unbearable. After today, we'll know... More >>

  • Growth Potential

    published October 16, 2008

    Fahamu Pecou gained attention with his self-marketing "Fahamu Pecou is the Shit" campaign, depicting his likeness on magazines like... More >>

  • Poetic License

    published October 16, 2008

    Christian Wiman, nationally renowned poet, editor of Poetry magazine and author of The Long Home and Ambition and... More >>

  • The Typing Chef

    published October 16, 2008

    New cookbooks are OK, but there's no beating a vintage recipe collection. The best thing I inherited from my step-grandpa was an Italian cookbook... More >>

  • Step To This

    published October 16, 2008

    Let me get this straight. Randy Jackson, not the Jackson brother but rather a guy who plays bass for the likes of Richard Marx, Michael Bolton and... More >>

  • The Butthole Surfers Are Older, But Not Necessarily Wiser

    published October 16, 2008

    At 50 years old, Gibby Haynes, the man whose acid-fueled on- and off-stage exploits are the stuff of 1980s weirdo-rock legend, has settled into... More >>

  • Devin the Dude, Coughee Brothaz, Bavu Blakes

    published October 16, 2008

    Though his status as underground legend seems to grow year after year, Devin the Dude's record sales will probably never be as high as his own... More >>

  • The Frontier Brothers

    published October 16, 2008

    The Frontier Brothers are what might have happened if the love children of Randy Newman and Stephen Malkmus were born, as the Brothers claim to... More >>

  • Onstage Offense

    published October 9, 2008

    Patrice Oneal wonders whether condoms work. "If you're going to fuck a bitch with a condom on, and she go, 'Ooh, I'm so glad you got that... More >>

  • Whiskey Laugh

    published October 9, 2008

    Jameson Irish Whiskey's abortion of a comedy tour somehow managed to choose the four least funny overgrown frat-boy douchebags on Earth, with Bert... More >>

  • The Winners and Losers of ACL Fest 2008

    published October 2, 2008

    This year's Austin City Limits Festival ushered out the summer concert season with performances by Beck, Erykah Badu, Spiritualized and dozens... More >>

  • Astronautalis

    published October 2, 2008

    Like his 2006 album The Mighty Ocean and Nine Dark Theaters, Astronautalis' latest is a collection of stories about growing up,... More >>

  • Sliding Home

    published October 2, 2008

    Conventional wisdom has it that people in Texas like things bigger, but that's no excuse for White Castle not to at least try to sell its... More >>

  • Loco Photog

    published October 2, 2008

    I'm normally pretty reserved, but by the end of the night I first met Scotty "Crazy Picture Guy" Mankoff, I was wearing a papier... More >>

  • A Dish Called Wanda

    published September 25, 2008

    With supporting roles in Evan Almighty, My Super Ex-Girlfriend and The New Adventures of Old Christine, comedienne Wanda... More >>

  • Spencer Krug Lends Wolf Parade, Swan Lake and Sunset Rubdown A Unique Voice

    published September 25, 2008

    As a singer for collaborative bands Wolf Parade and Swan Lake, as well as his own project, Sunset Rubdown, Spencer Krug's unique voice... More >>

  • Clint Niosi

    published September 25, 2008

    Clint Niosi's debut album gives the impression that the songwriter is a perpetual scholar, one who consoles himself in academia, searching... More >>

  • Toonces, Noooooo!

    published September 18, 2008

    This just in: Victoria Jackson is still alive. Remember her? The squeaky-voiced airhead who did handstands on Dennis Miller's "Weekend... More >>

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