Morrissey always seemed like a rather gloomy chap, on that we can all agree. But how does he stack up against the all-time glum heavyweight, Charlie Brown? In case you never wondered that before, go ahead and kick yourself just like we did. That's the germ of an idea behind This Charming Charlie, a ... More >>
Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots ... More >>
Punk bands like The Clash have been lauded by critics and fans spanning across the globe, while other superb acts like The Carpettes have remained stuck between the cracks of history. This is almost tragic, since their blend of fine-etched, unblemished pop-tinged punk was just as riveting as ... More >>
Dream on, fish boy.We're well into summer blockbuster season, and even if you couldn't tell by the sweltering temperatures outside, you'd only need to look at the number of superhero movies -- both in theaters and about to be released -- to realize it. Thor started us off in May, and X-Men: ... More >>
What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>
Angelina Jolie's big picture -- is she in the "needs a hit" category yet? -- opens this month, and is generally being described as "a female Bourne" or terms like that.Which means plenty of frantic cutting, shaky camera work, pulsing music, CGI explosions and -- well, you know the list of ingredient ... More >>
You could also stay inside and make Martha Stewart-inspired berry cakes, but that isn't nearly as fun.With a three-day weekend ahead, you can make the most of it (rain or shine) by heading to one of the patriotic parties hosted by some of the city's best restaurants. Branch Water Tavern is h ... More >>
The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools.
The Yes MenDepending on your world view, The Yes Men Fix the World, out on DVD today, is either very, very funny or really, really not funny at all. But humorous or not, it is entertaining and should be required viewing for anyone who doubts that big business is out to screw the public.In th ... More >>
As you recover from your New Year's Eve party, rest assured that no matter how weird it got, it could have gotten weirder. The changing of the year seems to bring out some odd stuff.Here are just five examples of New Year's Weirdness.This clip features Father Time getting blasted by rayguns, a whole ... More >>
Do you like burgers and beats? Of course you do. You're a red-blooded Houstonian. It just so happens that Stanton's City Bites (1420 Edwards) is hosting a Beats and Eats party on Saturday afternoon from noon to 7 p.m. Live music by BBC, Karina Nistal, Mr. Castillo and more will keep the party going ... More >>
The Yes Men's cheerful quest for social justice.
The Houston Symphony goes deep-sea fishing (musically speaking, of course)
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Journalistic nostalgia meets political intrigue in a brave new world.
It's been three years since we first wrote about Knitta, the Montrose artistes who were pioneering the art of guerrilla knitting.Since then the phenomenon has spread worldwide, according to today's UK Telegraph."Knitters turn to graffiti artists with 'yarnbombing'" is the headline.You'll have to ima ... More >>
Devo on the BBC's Top of the Pops 2 With the big bad final band announcement coming next week, all is quiet on the SXSW front. For now. This past week was slow, with the biggest names confirmed being Devo, Cursive, Peter, Bjorn & John, and Justin Townes Earle. Devo will be clos ... More >>
This documentary, originally broadcast on BBC television, traces the coalition of the "underground" movement in swinging '60s London. Beginning with a groundbreaking 1965 gathering/reading of the Beat poets at the Royal Albert Hall and following with the opening of the Indica bookstore and galler ... More >>
Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk with dinosaurs
Its the Super Bowl for hawkers on the small screen
Come and kick it with some sneaker heads
We asked Randy Evans, executive chef of Brennan's of Houston, to answer some burning questions
NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image