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Culturcide: Houston’s 1980s Experimental Noise Phenomenon

Posted on · Dan Workman tells us about his band Culturcide, a Houston-based experimental noise group in the 1980s. The band is best known for its 1986 album Tacky Souvenirs of Pre-Revolutionary America, which featured satirical lyrics overdubbed on famous songs by other artists — something that garnered the group numerous legal threats.

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The Man at the Center of Houston’s 80s Punk Rock Scene

Posted on · There are some music aficionados who'll steadfastly declare that punk is dead. Whether that's true or not, the punk rock scene in Houston was once very much alive. With bands like Black Flag, the Dead Kennedys and lesser-known Houston groups like Really Red and the Mydolls, Houston's punk scene in the 1980s was vibrant and […]

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Human Trafficking, Spotting Domestic Violence and Houston’s Punk Rock Scene: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Posted on · Human trafficking is a type of modern day slavery. It can take on many forms, including labor trafficking. But one of the most common and prevalent forms in the U.S. is sex trafficking of domestic victims. On this edition of Houston Matters: Texas is a hub for human trafficking, and Houston in particular is a […]