Andy Partridge

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    The Great Gordo and the Earnest Hemingways

    This morning, I stumbled across this freshly posted video of The Hemingways performing at the Rhythm Room on August 21, 1991. This gift was bestowed upon the Internet by one Doug Baxter, lead guitarist for the group and, apparently, its chief archivist. But you're no doubt more interested in the bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: The Twisted Fate of a Lifetime Crate Digger

    Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Is The Bottom Falling Out of the Topless Biz?

    Houston-based and publicly traded Rick's Cabaret bought two local topless joints last year: the former Executive Club on Stemmons Freeway and the late Platinum Club II off Northwest Highway. Dunno how the latter, rebranded Club Onyx and "catering to African-American gentlemen," is doing. But the for ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Gold Needles in the Pop-Rock Haystack

    The best end-to-end albums from a single-driven year

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Dogs Die in Hot Cars

    Please Describe Yourself (V2)

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    The Tragically Hip

    In Between Evolution (Zo Records)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Various Artists

    The Old Grey Whistle Test (BBC Video)

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Brotherly Love

    Eisley isn't the only family affair making music

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Scavenger Hunt

    The best was hard to find, harder still to ignore

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Butthole is back

  • Music

    May 18, 2000
  • Film

    December 30, 1999
  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Giant steps

    They Might Be Giants hopes that the revolution will be downloaded

  • Music

    July 8, 1999


    A Few Possible Selections for the Soundtrack of Your Life (Self-released)

  • Music

    February 18, 1999

    The seven-year itch

    It's one step forward, two steps back for XTC

  • Music

    December 17, 1998
  • Music

    October 10, 1996