Empire of the Sun Warehouse Live, September 20 If you enjoy your woozy, MGMT-style electro-pop with the costume design of a Spielberg epic, Empire of the Sun is ready for their close-up. The Australian duo of Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore -- who hail from the Western outpost of Perth, sometimes c ... More >>
Tianna Hall Sambuca, March 4 You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked. Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomi ... More >>
Tonight Shovels & Rope plays two sets at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, a venue that is quickly becoming their natural habitat here in Houston. The duo, made up of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, is currently touring behind O' Be Joyful, released this past summer. Obviously, the group is gaining mucho s ... More >>
Still the only crossover I'd pay to see.Anyone watch the MTV Movie Awards? Anyone? I didn't think so, mostly because I suspect the majority of Hair Balls/Art Attack readers are over the age of 12. And while I have no intention of revisiting the whole "'Music?"Television line of jokes, I did ... More >>
It was the `70s, manThe Rapture, as has been reported, is coming tomorrow morning. About this there is no doubt, according to some of the most influential and knowledgeable billboards in the nation. Being bright-side-of-life kinda people, we've offered five terrific results to come from the ... More >>
Animals wind up at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care for all sorts of reasons. Regular readers know all too well of the existence of douchey owners who surrender cats and dogs for idiotic reasons. But today's dirty half-dozen are all stray. They've been out there in that cruel world all ... More >>
Neither horrific nor disasterrrific, Cormac McCarthy adap takes the path of least resistance.
Because Hair Balls has been busy shopping for a decent Halloween costume this week, we needed help in writing about this latest batch of lovelies available for adoption at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care. So we turned to members of our fantasy cricket league, which happens to include e ... More >>
Katharine Shilcutt ate all this chicken and did not save any for you.Welcome back to the weekly Eating Our Words round-up, where the food is well-prepared, plentiful and, more often than not, weird as all hell. To start with, Robb Walsh introduced us to the concept of a Wal-Mart supermercado, ... More >>
Pick of the Litter Heartless Bastards (Austin/Cincinnati), The Mountain (Fat Possum) PR Says: "The record delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have always loved - but also brings in this amazing expansion into their sound with pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings." Rocks ... More >>
Adap nails the bleak before succumbing to the sap
Dude, do you think the quirky, true-to-life, whip smart Juno will win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Alls I’m sayin’ is, it better. The problem is, I don’t think it will. Why? Because it isn’t the kind of film the Academy likes to reward with a Best Picture. Why? Because it isn’t abou ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
Coen Brothers transcend themselves with this West Texas tale
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War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?
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Dhol Beat International takes the stage at Lotus
Calexico crosses borders in mind and body with its Sonoran sounds
Computer-savvy SCOTS discovers that some mice are not meant for dinner
Billy Bob's adaptation of Pretty Horses mixes together too many ingredients, all of them undercooked
Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo