• Music

    February 10, 2011

    Man on a Mission

    There's more to singer-songwriter Amos Lee than just his pitch-perfect voice.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Glastonbury "Ice Ice Baby," Sony "No Beyonce On YouTube," Fat Mike The Peeing Clown And... Bono

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Shearwater Takes Flight At Antone's

    ​In 2008, when Jonathan Meiburg left Okkervil River to focus exclusively on Shearwater, his bird-named band, and his ornithological career studying birds, you could see that Meiburg's other Okker Will Sheff had big plans in mind. (That they would include Roky Erikson, well... not as apparent.) ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Forever Changes Never Does

    Love's Forever Changes is a crucial element of the soundtrack of my coming of age. With its acoustic guitar base, smart orchestral arrangements (strings and mariachi horns), art-rock feel and poppy lyrics, it stands apart from the most of the music of the psychedelic era. The album is best known for ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009

    Spain Colored Orange

    Gilbert Alfaro and Eric Jackson sound off.

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    (Another) Local Album of the Week: Spain Colored Orange's Sneaky Like a Villain

    Spain Colored Orange Sneaky Like a Villain Thanks to differences with Spain Colored Orange's former label Lucid Records, the songs on the local psych-pop quintet's brand-new disc Sneaky Like a Villain are already old hat to the band members. For the rest of u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Eat Your Vegetables: Jackie-O Motherfucker

    My last two entries have been about records that are considered "classics" in some sense or other of the word, but this week, Eat Your Vegetables take a turn for the contemporary. Portland improv/folk/psych/rock/etc. group Jackie-O Motherfucker is one of those acts that's really better describe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney

    Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escov ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    “Uncle Charlie’s Art Show”

    A well-known local poster artist puts 18 years’ worth of concerts on sale

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cumbiamania at the Continental Club

    Like the armadillo, an ancient Colombian dance music continues creeping north Super Estrella I've always had a theory that if the cumbia ever made the jump into the English language, it would sweep the world. A show this Saturday featuring the reunited El Super Estrella and the debut of cumbi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Los Abandoned

    Los Abandoned perform, with All in Your Head opening, on Thursday, October 12, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland. Call 713-880-2100 for more info.

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    The Bards of Baytown

    Scattered Pages' urban art-country music is as pretty as its hometown is ugly

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Nortec Collective

    Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Codeine Country

    Houston was the city of syrup long before DJ Screw came on the scene

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    An iFest Fan (and Former Music Programmer) Responds

    An open letter to Racket from Rick Mitchell, with Racket's reply

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Sick Old Man of the Festival Circuit

    An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Elf Rock

    The Decemberists bring their magic-realist, Picaresque new album to town

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Los Super 7

    Heard It on the X

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Love Bites

    Mosquitos meld the Big Apple and Brazil

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    '80s Babies

    The twentysomethings in Longwave resurrect the Reagan era's cool underbelly

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Last Frights

    The death of a mourner mars Kinney Abair's funeral

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Identity Crisis

    Mary Cutrufello's leaving makes us wonder: Is your band a Krogers, Randalls or a Fiesta?

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Creative Interpretations

    Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    The Mercury Program

    All the suits began to fall off (Tiger Style)