Phantogram Warehouse Live, April 25 Upstate New York duo Phantogram will scratch that same after-hours electro-pop itch as School of Seven Bells' enchanting 2012 LP Ghostory. Josh Carter and Sarah Bechtel slide dusty hip-hop beats around the kind of shoegazey sounds that were made for shutting your ... More >>
One very underrated calendar quirk this year is the fact that Christmas and New Year's both fall on a Wednesday. Anyone with a regular, Monday to Friday, nine to five job knows what I am talking about. A Wednesday standalone holiday is basically a reason to say "Ah, eff this...I'm just gonna take t ... More >>
Cage the Elephant Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, November 2 Kentucky-bred Cage the Elephant has emerged as one of the more successful alt-rock bands of the 2010s, as well as one of the quirkier and most eclectic. (Coincidence?) The Bowling Green quintet first turned heads with robust but radio-re ... More >>
Prior to the draft, at his annual pre-draft press conference, Texans general manager Rick Smith eschewed the idea of drafting for need versus looking for the best values on the board:
If you're a prominent, successful college football player or coach, it is usually necessary to block out the second week of December. This is when most of the college football awards are handed out, the week after the regular season ends. For many, it's an exhausting, circuitous journey across the n ... More >>
The Houston Cougars (3-1) won't be changing their offensive identity to suit whoever starts at quarterback this weekend. They are the team they were at game one. Or so said head coach Kevin Sumlin earlier this week. Never mind that a freshman will be starting the game. Never mind that the C ... More >>
The Texans bombed big-timeIn retrospect, we probably should have seen this coming. For all the talk about this being a different Texans team, about the Cowboys coming in as a wounded animal, about Wade Phillips being thrilled about the noon kickoff so he wouldn't miss the early bird special, has ... More >>
Last night, the Rotary Lombardi Award for the top lineman in college football was given to Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. To anyone who watched him play this year, or even just watched him rag-doll and chokeslam the Texas offensive line in the Big XII championship game, Suh's winning th ... More >>
Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.
Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated
Watermelon, Chicken and Gritz (Atlantic)
Is she rock? Is she soul? Jonell Mosser keeps 'em guessing
GCCS was supposed to help the poor. But after letting $15 million in anti-poverty funds slip away, the question is whether it can help anyone -- even itself.