He would prefer friendly persuasion.It's Go Time. You and some other dude have been driving side by side, cursing the other, and now you've pulled over to settle things. Other dude gets out with a gun. You reach for...a bowl of oatmeal? Consider yourself outclassed, son. The epic oatmeal v ... More >>
It's back to the usual grind for Rocks Off after last night's late-night Austin City Limits Festival lineup announcement. Sadly, we will not be seeing the Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light in Austin come September. And yes, still playing it, along with a steady diet of Guns N' Roses. ... More >>
Library of CongressIn can be easily argued that Russian born composer Sergei Prokofiev, who would have been 120 this week, was the most popular 20th century composer. As a sheet-music salesman, we can tell you that only Scott Joplin and Ennio Morricone come close to the number of requests for ... More >>
It started as a whim on Twitter, asking friends what songs would soundtrack the trailer of the movie of their life. Would their life's tale be a rollicking drug-fueled, love-filled adventure backed by the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash", or would it be a morose and somber drifting story ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie Shey In 2008, Aftermath was on vacation in France. We decided to catch a show of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra, who had a month-long performance residency at a tiny theater in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris. The band is an Australian quintet that performs the music of En ... More >>
Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.
Mark C. Austin The Killers, Verizon Wireless Theater, February 2: "The general knock on the Killers is that they've achieved their relatively lofty position by standing on the shoulders of giants, which may well be true. But Monday night they showed that in reaching for the stars, they have yet t ... More >>
It's always nice to see a band that respects its elders, and Denver's DeVotchKa has taken Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" promise "I wanna rock your gypsy soul" to heart. Finding the seam between Old World traveler tunes and contemporary indie-rock, the quartet (and a few friends) matched the ... More >>
DiverseWorks celebrates its 25th anniversary with two exhibits
DJ Shorty, somewhat cryptically, selects a few favorites: 1. Can, Monster Movie 2. Sun-Ra, Heliocentric World, vols. 1 & 2 (“I’ll let you raid my Sun-Ra if you’re willing to pay the price - I’ve got 35 Sun-Ra records”) 3. Banco, first album (“The Italian King Crimson”) 4. Goblin, S ... More >>
And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings
Crime and Dissonance
Saturday, December 17, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551.
Music to drown by
Houston was the city of syrup long before DJ Screw came on the scene
Iconic post-rock or drowsy jazz? Tortoise just might be both.
The End of the Affair is a stimulating tearjerker
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Calexico and Clem Snide stretch alt-country to the breaking point
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Calexico crosses borders in mind and body with its Sonoran sounds
Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films
Tarantino's Ennio Morricone
The Legend of 1900 spins an enchanting fable about an innately talented musician born at sea
Lolita's classy, but where's the comedy and character?
Eccentricity is an inescapable reality for Thinking Fellers
Death Valley does its talking through its playing