Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press


CRAIG HLAVATY SET LIST

Paul McCartney
Beach Boys
Chuck Berry
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Merle Haggard
Ray Davies
Elton John
ZZ Top
Rod Stewart, and even more Rod Stewart
Aerosmith
Cheap Trick
Peter Gabriel
Jandek
Bob Seger
John Fogerty
Sound City Players

Willie Nelson
George Strait, George Strait, and George Strait....
Paul Simon
John Mellencamp
Glen Campbell
Loretta Lynn
Ozzy Osbourne
The Eagles
Roger Waters
Neil Diamond
Donovan
Roky Erickson
Eric Burdon
Buddy Guy
Against Me!
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Van Halen
KISS
Jay-Z
Justice
Metallica
Dwight Yoakam, and Dwight again....
Maroon 5
Zac Brown Band
Alan Jackson
Darius Rucker
Tim McGraw
Pete Yorn
Reba, Reba!
No Doubt
Randy Newman
George Thorogood
Huey Lewis & The News
Yanni
Michael Bolton
Kenny G
Iron Maiden
Slipknot
Deftones
Third Eye Blind
Tame Impala
Scissor Sisters
Ladytron
Ben Fold Five
Incubus
Them Crooked Vultures
Marilyn Manson
Pearl Jam
Kings Of Leon
Usher
Slayer
Skinny Puppy
Meat Loaf
Eagles Of Death Metal
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Weezer
Iggy & The Stooges
The Judds
Silversun Pickups
Anthrax
Ted Nugent
Foo Fighters
Radiohead
Arcade Fire
Swans
My Morning Jacket
Wilco
Coldplay
Free Energy & Mates Of State
Mastodon
Black Keys
Arctic Monkeys

Rancid
Danzig (the awful HOB show in late 2008)
GWAR
Sleigh Bells & CSS
Deer Tick
Scratch Acid
The Jesus Lizard
Buckcherry
Hayes Carll
NOFX
Stryper
Lucero
Wanda Jackson
Spoon
New York Dolls
Dave Matthews Band
Nickelback
Creed & Scott Stapp
Chris Cornell
Eddie Vedder
Slash
LCD Soundsystem
Snoop Dogg
Pat Benatar
Grandfather Child
The Kills
Phish
The Strokes
Julian Casablancas
Battles
Flaming Lips
Steel Panther
John Mayer
Michael Buble
Beck
Steve Earle
The Sonics
Mars Volta
Band Of Horses
Sonic Youth
Kid Rock
The Sword
Kanye West
Skrillex
TV On The Radio
Stone Temple Pilots
The Cult
Smashing Pumpkins
TOOL
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Dead Weather
And how about "Farting & Whistling Man"?
Refused
Slayer
Motorhead, Motorhead, and more Motorhead.
The Damned
Poison
Motley Crue

Lady Gaga
Britney Spears
Linkin Park
Pink
Ghostland Observatory
Crystal Castles
Kylie Minogue
Taylor Swift
Ke$ha
Panic! At The Disco
Katy Perry
Mariah Carey


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Grand Prize Bar

1010 Banks, Houston, TX

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17 comments
Craigley
Craigley

That rag could use some talent!  I like your style - our generation's Ken Hoffman!

nokutanluna
nokutanluna

Insect Warfare namedrop! :D

Good luck with your future endeavors, Craig.

andrewkarnavas
andrewkarnavas

Craig, your Creed concert reviews have a special place in my heart. Yesseah! Shine on you crazy diamond.

Noah Ramon
Noah Ramon

After that, my own eloquence escapes me, so I'm just going to say : Sir, you fucking rock. Thanks for all the cool stuff.

WestSideBob
WestSideBob topcommenter

You've been eyes and ears for those of us who couldn't attend various events for numerous reasons.  My record collection is greater for your reports.  You opened my ears to new groups and music I probably would not have auditioned on my own.  Thanks and Vaya con Dios.

conatonc
conatonc

Good luck, Craig! I've had loads of fun reading your writing over the years and I look forward to continuing as you move to the Chronicle.

I would've written this on Friday, but the Houston Press website infected my school-issued (I'm a teacher) laptop with some pretty serious malware, so, uh, thanks for the parting gift?

Justin
Justin

I sincerely thought you were the luckiest guy ever for all the cool shit you "overheard in the crowd", turns out it was just more great writing.

Brilliant!

mtorres123
mtorres123

Damn you Hlavaty for making me cry in the middle of Boston Market as I read this...

Thanks for the wisdom and encouragement, sir. You are a true amigo. And sorry for the snoring.

dustin.kalman
dustin.kalman

Best of luck to you Craig. Always enjoyed your writing and talking to you when I'd see you around at shows when I was with the Houston Press Street Team and after I left.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Good writing, good sir. You gave me a window on shows I would never/could never attend. Thanks again and I wish you continued success.

stonerbuddybongloader
stonerbuddybongloader

Good luck, man! Thanks for all the great morning after reads...especially on the ones that I didnt make it to!

dermgerm
dermgerm topcommenter

Good luck in your travels down the block, juggalo bruddah. And for the Strait side, cowboy, you may be riding away, but you're carrying Press love with you.

Yah, that feels right.

You saw Katy Perry and Mariah Carey?? I'm jelly!

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Pearland represent!

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