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Christopher Cross

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Stephen Bishop's Tales of Angry Rastas, Animal House and Debby Boone's Missing Grammy

    In his career of almost four decades, singer/songwriter/guitarist Stephen Bishop has seen and done a lot. In a phone interview, fascinating stories come pouring out of him at such a rapid pace, it's a wonder the man hasn't sat down to write an autobiography yet. We spoke with Bishop about tonight's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Something's Telling Us It Might Be...Stephen Bishop!

    Here's some free advice for couples looking to ensure a long and happy marriage before the Big Day: don't let Stephen Bishop sing at your wedding. More specifically, don't let him sing "Separate Lives." Bishop wrote the number and did his own take, but it's most recognizable from the version by Phi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ‚ÄčIf you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Love is the Answer: Ten Classic Light Rock Tunes on Dan Seals' Birthday

    Today would have been the 64th birthday of Dan Seals, one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, the songwriting duo that had a big hit with "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" and a minor one with "Love is the Answer." He also had a string of chart hits in country music in the '80s and '90s. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Best Riffs Only: Krayolas Going For Tex-Mex Rock & Roll Master's

    ​Krayolas drummer David Saldana is not your average power pop rock and roller. While his resuscitated band continues to draw gobs of press and is grabbing some high profile gigs, Saldana's life is taking him in another direction. "I'm actually getting my Masters in education so I can be a pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Turn It On, Leave It On: MTV's 10 Best Music Series

    "Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."​This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Somniloquy: Songs About Talking In Your Sleep

    ​Somniloquy is the clinical term for talking in your sleep. It's certainly one of the most embarrassing medical condictions we can think of, besides cancer or something, because you are very much at the mercy of your own subconscious, that freaky little bastard in your head that makes you find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Out Today: Bon Iver's Bandwagon Bait, Weird Al Goes Gaga

    Greetings From Bon Iver Land! Now, grab a rifle. It's almost dinner time.​In the next few weeks, you may be reading about the new Robert Ellis album, Photographs, so we are just giving you fair warning. It's a stunner through and through, and goes nicely with early morning traffic. Have you ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Upcoming: Dwight Yoakam, En Vogue, Kylie, OMD, Etc.

    ​Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Father: Fri., Feb. 25. Warehouse Live. cEvin Key: Sat., April 16. Numbers. Chrisette Michele: Th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    "Hannibal's On The Jazz:" A Stephen J. Cannell Retrospective

    ​If you were born before, say, 1976 (the year of my little sister's birth and hence my arbitrary demarcation line for coolness), you probably spent a healthy chunk of your prime TV-watching years enjoying the programs of the late Stephen J. Cannell. The longtime writer/producer created some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Upcoming: Crowbar, Faith Evans, My Education, Nitzer Ebb, Etc.

    ​The Birthday Massacre, Black Veil Brides, Dommin, Aural Vampire: Mon., Nov. 8. Warehouse Live. Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm: Sun., Nov. 7. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Christopher Cross: Sat., Nov. 13. Stafford Centre. Clint Black, Chris Webb: CHANGED Sun., Dec. 5. Arena Theatre. Cro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ‚ÄčLesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Return of Mail Call

    It's been a while, but let's see what's been lurking in the bin... *Kenton & Hill (Houston): "A side project from Last Soul Descendents producer Darren Roberts, this masterpiece brings together live jazzy, funky, hip-hop grooves with heavy dance beats to create a unique sound." D-Fu-J- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008
  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Raw Power of Really Smooth Music

    Climb aboard the Yacht Rock revolution at this week's Michael McDonald/Steely Dan show

  • Home Entertainment

    May 11, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Windows of the Seoul

    Getting to know South Korea through music videos

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Ride Like the Wind

    NASA scientists fear tepid response when aliens encounter Christopher Cross

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Reality Bites, Slams and Spears

    The WWE floods Houston with Bad Blood

  • Music

    January 30, 2003
  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    July 13, 1995

    Big Band Boon

    A dispute with their former label moves Chicago toward the past

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    Rock and Roll Royalty

    Gina Haley carries the name of a rock founder, but she'd rather make it on her own

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