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  • American Sharks Unleash WeedWizard At Fitz Saturday

    published Feb 24, 2012

    Houston knows the blistering stoner-jamming American Sharks as the other band fronted by Mike Hardin, a.k.a. Roky Moon of Roky Moon & BOLT!. The latter band, our own backyard Broadway/Bowie/Meatloaf b... More >>

  • Top 10 Greatest And Most Essential Music Lists Of All Time
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    Top 10 Greatest And Most Essential Music Lists Of All Time

    published Feb 23, 2012

    Any fan of music journalism, well hell any sort of journalism in the past five years has seen a massive amount of top 10, 20, or 31 lists all over the Internets. They help cull information into one me... More >>

  • Five Chuck Palahniuk Books That Should Be Turned into Movies

    published Feb 22, 2012

    Since Chuck Palahniuk's 1996 novel Fight Club was made into one of the most controversial and most talked about films of the late '90s, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton, every work since has been ... More >>

  • The Best YouTube Reactions To Odd Future's "Rella": Domo Slaps A Girl

    published Feb 22, 2012

    For the first time it seems, the Odd Future gang's music videos have caught up with their lyrical content, judging by their brand-new video for "Rella," off upcoming release The Odd Future Tape Vol. 2... More >>

  • Cloud Nothings

    published February 23, 2012

    When the first lists of the best 2012 albums drop in the fall, Cloud Nothings' Attack on Memory will surely be a big part of the... More >>

  • American Sharks

    published February 23, 2012

    Houston knows the blistering stoner-jamming American Sharks as the other band fronted by Mike Hardin, a.k.a. Roky Moon in Roky Moon & BOLT!. The... More >>

  • Shovels & Rope

    published February 23, 2012

    If the Civil Wars are too dear and twee for you, and She & Him just too indie, may we suggest Charleston, South Carolina, duo Shovels & Rope? The... More >>

  • Upcoming: Chickenfoot, Knife Party, Marilyn Manson, The Skatalites, Titus Andronicus

    published Feb 21, 2012

    The 71s, Eyes Burn Electric, The Great Coats: Sat., March 3. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Southeast Engine, Ancient... More >>

  • Which Metal Bands Should Reunite?: Revocation Tells Us

    published Feb 21, 2012

    The music industry has lit up with some pretty high-profile reunions in the past few months. At The Drive-In and Refused both announced comeback shows within days of one another, and even Black Sabbat... More >>

  • Respect the Weasel: 20 Years of Pauly Shore
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    Respect the Weasel: 20 Years of Pauly Shore

    published Feb 21, 2012

    The world has now endured Pauly Shore for more than two decades, as his comedy Encino Man inches closer to its 20th anniversary, released in May 1992. Let that sink in, old-timers. I have always seen ... More >>

  • Kurt Cobain At 45: Where Would He Be In 2012?
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    Kurt Cobain At 45: Where Would He Be In 2012?

    published Feb 20, 2012

    Had he not died in April 1994 by his own hand -- or sinister forces working for Courtney Love (insert maniacal laugh) -- Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 years old today. The rock icon killed himself ... More >>

  • Are <em>SNL's</em> Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??
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    Are SNL's Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??

    published Feb 20, 2012

    Even as sketch comedy tastes have changed, and a segment of the population has sadly written it off as an unfunny relic, NBC's Saturday Night Live is still pulling in cutting-edge, marquee musical gue... More >>

  • 10 Things That the Wayne's World Movies Gave Us
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    10 Things That the Wayne's World Movies Gave Us

    published Feb 17, 2012

    This week marks 20 years since the debut of Wayne's World, and the first big-screen appearances by characters Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, a duo from Aurora, Illinois, with a public-access show and... More >>

  • Your 33 Black Angels Pick 10 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

    published Feb 17, 2012

    Sunday night, Notsuoh plays host to Your 33 Black Angels, a manic garage-psych group from Brooklyn, N. Y. The band sometimes boasts eight members, and reminds us of a less-pretentious Brian Jonestown ... More >>

  • The Best LP Side Ones Ever
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    The Best LP Side Ones Ever

    published Feb 16, 2012

    Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for o... More >>

  • Kate Upton with Video! And Why <em>Sports Illustrated</em> Swimsuit Issue Still Matters
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    Kate Upton with Video! And Why Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Still Matters

    published Feb 16, 2012

    This week Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit issue, that annual bonanza of boobs, bikinis, beaches and body paint. With 19-year-old Florida native and possibly-the-next-Christie-Brinkley ... More >>

  • Iron Maiden Returning To Houston August 18

    published Feb 15, 2012

    Up the Irons, y'all: Iron Maiden is returning to Houston on August 18, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This will be the iconic metal group's first appearance here since their June 2010 date, a... More >>

  • If Axl And Slash Can (Maybe) Get Along, There Is Hope For Us All

    published Feb 15, 2012

    When it was announced that Guns N' Roses were to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in December, a kind of hush went all over the world as everyone pondered whether or not lead singe... More >>

  • Oscar Season 2013: It's Never Too Early, Right?

    published Feb 15, 2012

    What? Too soon? It's better to be early than late right? Why can't we handicap next year's Oscar contenders for 2013 a full year before the nominations go out and two weeks before this year's Oscars a... More >>

  • Beach Boys Reunion Tour Hits Woodlands June 8
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    Beach Boys Reunion Tour Hits Woodlands June 8

    published Feb 15, 2012

    Dave Matthews Band opens new tour at Pavilion May 18 The Beach Boys, one of the most popular and celebrated bands to come out of America in the past century, announced a reunion tour this week, with ... More >>

  • Yelawolf

    published February 16, 2012

    If you took Eminem in 2000, at the height of his post-Marshall Mathers LP artistic zenith, fed him a handful of Adderall and made him grow... More >>

  • Upcoming: Basshunter, Escape The Fate, Gipsy Kings, High On Fire, Jesus & Mary Chain

    published Feb 14, 2012

    7horse: Mon., April 9. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Allen Toussaint: Fri., March 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. The Wheeler Brothers, The Asteroid Shop, Antonio Esteva... More >>

  • Children of Bodom

    published February 16, 2012

    The sweet strains of melodic death-metal invade Warehouse Live this week as Finland's Children of Bodom hit Houston on their ongoing tour behind... More >>

  • Loose Fit

    published February 16, 2012

    Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights' debut album, 2007's Hot Trottin', put the heavy roots-rock world on notice that they had a boy who... More >>

  • Polyphonic Spree's Tim DeLaughter Drops The Ultimate AM Gold Playlist

    published Feb 14, 2012

    If you have been missing Dallas's Polyphonic Spree, then 2012 could be your year. With new music in the offing -- including a Christmas record due in the fall -- the 21-member-strong Spree is gearing ... More >>

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