• Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Royal Blood, Paul Thorn, Tom Petty, etc.

    Royal Blood Warehouse Live, September 23 Britpop is having a moment in the U.S. again, as groups as disparate as Arctic Monkeys and Bastille have been greeted by alt-rock stations and listeners alike with open arms. The latest to make a big noise is Royal Blood, the Brighton duo of Michael Kerr and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Rebelution, Graveyard, Every Time I Die, Walker Lukens, Etc.

    Rebelution With J Boog, Hot Rain House Of Blues, Friday, 8 p.m., February 22 For a clue on just how much Rebelution must love ganja, beyond even the exquisitely explicit "So High" on its 2012 release Peace of Mind, consider that the Santa Barbara reggae-pop crew also issued acoustic and dub version ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Fired Up

    Self-proclaimed dad-rockers Bright Men of Learning urge Houstonians to look in their own backyard.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Mods Vs. Rockers: Five Mock Battles

    ​Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Girls Rock! Screens For Houston's Own Rocker Girls

    Girls Rock!, the 2008 movie about the students of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Ore., will screen next Thursday, June 3, at Beaver's Icehouse as part of a fundraiser for the first Girls Rock Camp Houston. The Portland camp, which started in 2005, was the first of its kind in the cou ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Sax Virtuosos John Butcher And Joe McPhee's Installation Sound

    Photos by Brittanie SheyJoe McPhee​ Aftermath has never been to a concert at Richmond Hall, but Nameless Sound, Houston's contemporary music showcase and non-profit, has had a few shows in the hall on the south side of The Menil Collection's campus. Wednesday night's event featured two internation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    This Just In: Kooks Cancelled; Whigs Still On

    Maybe next time, mates... Brighton, UK buzz band the Kooks has cancelled its sold-out show tonight at Meridian with Athens' Replacements-loving the Whigs - who are still scheduled to play - due to Kooks vocalist/guitarist Luke Pritchard's illness; the band's 4:30 p.m. Cactus Music in-store is a scr ... More >>

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Tapes 'N' Tapes

    Bringing strangers together via the International Mixtape Project

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Confessions of an Airbrushed Anglophile

    A veddy British Madonna wants to keep it bloody real

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    Girls' Night Out

    Le Tigre and Electrelane bring an evening of transatlantic feminist mayhem to the Engine Room. Don't worry, boys -- you can come too.

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Brighton Rock

    British Sea Power hopes to steam through the shrubbery that shrouded its sound

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • Music

    September 9, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 12, 2000

    The Artist Formerly Known as Nigel

    More Johnny Rotten than Jascha Heifetz

  • Film

    January 6, 2000

    Tragic Sap

    Neil Jordan's adaptation of Affair buries all subtlety under a mountain of melodrama

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Rhythm is All

    Luke Cresswell's Stomp keeps good time