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Franz Ferdinand

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Five Reasons to Be Excited About Kimbra's New Album (Remember Her?)

    You may know her from pop star Gotye's 2011 hit single "Somebody That I Used to Know," but Australian export Kimbra is anything but your typical pop singer. While her work as of yet has definitely held a large mainstream appeal, it's clear she has every ambition to break the mold and tread experimen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues

    As the Houston Press doffs our kudos cap to local institutions great and small in the Best of Houston® 2013 awards, all through October each of our four blogs will be looking beyond the winners of selected categories in a series we like to call "The Rest of the Best." Rocks Off happened to draw Fri ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Franz Ferdinand at House of Blues, 10/4/2013

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues October 4, 2013 Forty-five minutes into Friday night's show at House of Blues, as the band wrapped up "Can't Stop Feeling," Franz Ferdinand performed one of the most energetic jam sessions I've ever seen. As the crowd's dull roar grew louder and more boisterous, so t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Franz Ferdinand, Ca$h Out, Fidlar, etc.

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues, October 4 In the post-Britpop era, Franz Ferdinand was once neck and neck with Arctic Monkeys for the title of the British Isles' top alt-rock export. Debut single "Take Me Out" seemed to take out everything else on the airwaves upon its 2004 release, welding jangly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    10 Prominent ACL Festival Veterans: Where Are They Now?

    Well, it's time to gear up for another Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday in Austin's Zilker Park and this year runs not only through Sunday the 6th, but next Friday through Sunday with the same lineup. As usual, the lineup is really decent: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    10 Things In Music More Exciting Than Miley Cyrus

    Hey everyone, can I ask a question? Are we sick of Miley Cyrus yet? No? Oh, okay. The fact is that for some reason people can't seem to get enough of this girl shaking her ass on TV. That's fine and all, but it's a shame for all the true artists out there who are pouring their hearts into real, cre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    2013: The Year Post-Punk Broke Again

    Almost halfway through the year, we've seen a lot of huge music news already. David Bowie came back and put out a new record, Neutral Milk Hotel reunited, and Daft Punk put out their first proper record in eight years. It's definitely been a big year already, and it promises to continue with the upc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup

    Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Why Has the Strokes' Comeback Tanked?

    The great hope of rock and roll critics at the start of the 21st century, the Strokes, released their newest record Comedown Machine last month. It was met with the sort of lukewarm reviews that the band has been receiving for years now; about the greatest compliment anyone can give it is that "it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Liam Gallagher Is My Hero. Don't Judge Me.

    Liam Gallagher is a literary genius. Yes, I said it. And I won't take it back. But wait. Don't start typing out your "Beady Eye sucks and their album tanked" rant just yet. I can explain. I say this based not on Liam's musical prowess but on his inane ability to drop pearls of bitchy wisdom aime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    Note: Our friends at Twin Cities sister VVM weekly City Pages are covering Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend. -- ed. By Erik Thompson, with additional reporting by Reed FischerThe 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent we ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    He Said She Said: Music From the Past Decade of Our Lives, Part 2

    ​ She Said remembers being a little kid, thinking to herself, In the year 2000, you're going to be 20 YEARS OLD. Thinking of how old that would feel like and how far away it seemed. In truth, She Said feels no different today than she did ten years ago, but one look at her musical tastes over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Arctic Monkeys Are All Growns Up

    Photos by Groovehouse​Just weeks after the release of their new Humbug, the Arctic Monkeys hit the AMD stage at mid-afternoon with a newly grungy sound reminiscent of Primal Scream and somehow, hairy period Kinks.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Asher Roth, Dax Riggs, Franz Ferdinand, Peter Frampton and More

    Ace Enders, Person L, The Gay Blades, The Dangerous Summer: Wed., July 15. The Java Jazz. Asher Roth, Kid Cudi: Fri., July 31. House of Blues. "The Battle Of Sam: Battle Of The Bands": Sat., June 6. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp: Sun., Aug. 2. Cy ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: L.L. Cooper, Miss Leslie, Scattered Pages, Free Radicals and Hearts of Animals

    L.L. Cooper's Larry Cooper/photos by Nicholas L. Hall Larry Cooper didn’t seem too put out at being shoved off to the far reaches of downtown, nor at the fairly sparse crowd in attendance at his showcase at The Real Sammie's. As he opened his semi-eponymous band L.L. Cooper's set with rock-infle ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    August 9, 2007

    Against Me!

    New Wave

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    What Made Milwaukee Famous

    What Made Milwaukee Famous performs Friday, March 2, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington, 713-862-2513. Dr. Dog also performs.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 2, 2006

    Dj Dance

    Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    The Hype of March

    Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldnt care

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Arctic Monkeys

    Whatever You Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bunnyface Killahs

    A veteran Liverpudlian rock band and a kung-fu-obsessed Staten Island MC have more in common than you think

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Year of the Concept

    Green Day opens the Idiot-ic floodgates

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Pop Rocks

    Ten albums that'll snap and fizz in your ear buds all winter long

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005

    For Those About to Rock

    Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    True Blue Confessions

    Let's join Madonna for a friendly round of Celebrity Breach of Confidentiality

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

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

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Time to Grow Up

    No more excuses for the Houston Texans

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Best Laid Plans

    Michael Winterbottom delivers the sex, and not much else

  • Music

    June 23, 2005
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    June 9, 2005

    Fookin'-A

    Kasabian has its sights set on becoming the coolest -- and most stereotypical -- Brit-rock band around

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Bloc Party

    Silent Alarm

  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005

    Joel Jams

    This Billy-based show will get you Movin'

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    The Return of the Band of Rhythm and Pleasure

    The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
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    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Rotation

    Handsome Boy Modeling School, Molotov and Rufus Wainwright

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Too Sexy for Their Rock

    Fashionable retro-rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long

    Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals

  • Music

    September 9, 2004

    Boogie for Bush!

    Dubya and Franz Ferdinand have made it okay for white guys to dance

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Hang the Airwaves

    Danseparc, Substance and Stereo Bar reinvent the steel wheels

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand (Domino)

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