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Charlie Wilson

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu & the O'Jays at The Woodlands, 5/31/2014

    Magic 102.1 Under the Stars Featuring Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu & the O'Jays Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 31, 2014 On a night of classic and modern R&B in The Woodlands with perfect summer weather of clear skies and temperatures below the 80s, Majic 102.1's Under the Stars concert was a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Alternatives to Free Press Summer Fest

    Trans Am Rudyard's, May 30 Traditionally identified with other "post-rock" bands like Tortoise (an early champion) and Bastro, Trans Am have outlived most of their onetime peers, not to mention the curious indie subgenre's brief late-'90s moment in the wider spotlight. It was pretty brief. Though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Justin Timberlake's Top 10 Collaborations

    Justin Timberlake, the former *NSYNC member, Mouseketeer, and Mr. Britney Spears, will grace H-Town with this dreamy blue eyes and Jacksonesque dance moves as he hits the Toyota Center stage tomorrow. Although JT has always been a star, shining bright as the de facto leader of the world's most popul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Rap Mixtapes Of The Week: Twenty Eleven, Young Von, hasHBrown, D-Risha

    August in Houston rap contained a heavy shadow looming over it. That shadow? Doughbeezy's Footprints On The Moon. It was supposed to land early on, swallow up every project moving and then laugh with a bald fade ball of fury and lyrics mostly celebrating success. Only it didn't happen and everything ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Upcoming: Grizzly Bear, Bad Religion, NKOTB, R. Kelly, Dillon Francis, Gaslight Anthem, etc.

    Adnan Sami: Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., $35.00-$250.00. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys: Sat., Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bad Religion: With Against Me!, Polar Bear Club., Wed., March 13, 7 p.m., $25-$35. House of Blue ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
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    November 8, 2012

    This Week In New Houston Rap: Dante Higgins, hasHBrown, Hollywood FLOSS

    It's almost Thanksgiving time. Election season has ended, and your bellies and ears are itching to pull in more new music before the end of the year. Frankly, Houston's rap contingent has been putting out mixtapes and singles to the point where if you happen to sleep one day, you might miss six of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Geoff Tate, Jill Scott, Action Bronson, Propain, Two Gallants, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Peelander-Z, Collective Soul, Merle Haggard, Ting Tings, Isley Bros., Etc.

    Calle 13: Thu., May 10. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Carrie Rodriguez: Thu., March 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Charlie Wilson: Fri., May 25. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Collective Soul: Fri., June 1. House of Blues Dirty Ghosts: Fri., April 27. Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    We Tell You Who Will Win Grammys So You Don't Have To Watch Them

    SPOILER ALERT​The best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    In The Jailhouse Now: Tom DeLay's Prison Soundtrack

    ​Tom DeLay is, in Lonesome, Onry and Mean's opinion, one of the lowest, vilest, most divisive, scum-sucking snake oil salesmen ever to enter politics. Now DeLay is heading to the pokey to serve time for his money laundering activities (pending his appeal, of course). We don't recall another H ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    The Happen-Ins

    R&B-tinged rockers shun Austin's "dorky" alt-country scene.

  • Music

    September 23, 2010

    Black Crowes Pull the Plug

    Band celebrates album's 20th anniversary by going on hiatus.

  • Music

    February 25, 2010

    Communication Breakdown

    Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    The Way He Sees It

    To Raphael Saadiq, music is music and Yeasayer is all right with him.

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    No Exit

    Blondie casts a wide net indeed on the band's Last.fm station.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    West Wing Creator Aaron Sorkin To Discuss His Latest Play At The Alley

    Photo courtesy Alley TheatreBrandon Hearnsberger as Philo T. FarnsworthHair Balls has raved about The Farnsworth Invention at the Alley Theatre, the gripping drama about the invention of television. (Yes, we said "gripping drama about the invention of television.")The play is written by Aaron Sorkin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Congressman Michael McCaul Lands The Big Kahuna -- Rush

    Illustration by marsdencartoonsCongressman Michael McCaul, whose district stretches (somehow) from Katy to Austin, has landed a Big Fish for a fundraiser: Rush Limbaugh, the de facto head of the current Republican party.An invitation to the May 28 event in Houston has gone out to supporters. McCaul' ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Charlie Wilson's War Continues

    We wrote in August about the brouhaha over UT's plans to name a chair in South Asian studies for Charlie Wilson, the former U.S. Rep played by Tom Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War.UT professors protested, saying Wilson had done far more harm than good over there.Now a niece of Benazir Bhutto, the late ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008

    Charlie Wilson's War -- Over A UT Chair

    Charlie Wilson, the hard-partying Congressman who fomented an Afghan war and a disappointing Tom Hanks movie, is in the crosshairs again. A group in Lufkin wants to endow a chair in South Asian studies at the University of Texas; UT profs who know something about that region have sent a letter dec ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Universal Soldier: 'Rambo'

    Twenty years later, our one-man military machine's still going

  • News

    January 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Six Degrees of Charlie Wilson’s War

    I’m sure that many of you are familiar the theory of Six Degrees of Separation – or at least the Hollywood version of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. In short, the theory posits that everyone person in the world is no more than six steps from each person on the planet. (In the Hollywood version, ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2007

    The Year In Film

    Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    The Kite Runner

    Controversy aside, this adaptation just won't fly

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Charlie Wilson's War

    All aboard the '80s way-back machine for Mike Nichols's good time Charlie

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Charlie Wilson’s War, Now with Less 9/11

    Charlie Wilson’s War comes out next week. As often happens in Hollywood, it’s been toned down from its original version. What happens less often is that a Houston socialite’s responsible. The film tells the extraordinary story of how, along with her then-man, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007
  • Film

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    Death and the Salesmen

    Psst: Wanna buy a truckload of smoke-damaged caskets?

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Sam Houston's Retreat?

    SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.

  • Music

    April 15, 1999
  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Super Squeak

    Rick James comes clean on the past, the present -- and the CD he hopes will revive his career

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