Hog Leg Rudyard's, June 23 James Red is one of the most spastic, all-in rock and roll front men it's been our pleasure to witness in Houston. He sings like he's about to swallow the microphone whole, while his body is wracked by something that would resemble the worst dry heaves you could imaginabl ... More >>
Recently I decided to put down the cash and become an honest-to-God card-carrying member of the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I find that walking the halls of the HMNS is a fine way to kill a few hours before a concert. There is a part of the HMNS that I hold near and dear to my heart, even t ... More >>
When people start going on about a hip hop illuminati or the secret messages in Lady Gaga videos we tend to laugh at them, call them kooks, and suggest they spend their free time in more productive ways. Jay-Z is powerful but only a crazy person would believe that Blue Ivy Carter was some sort of hi ... More >>
The true power of the Internet is information. Don't get me wrong; free music, photos of kitties, Ryan Gosling memes, and pornography are all wonderful, but it's information that's the real star even if we take it for granted. It's changed the way people do reports in school, made us think we're sma ... More >>
As you might read in the print edition of this week's Press, the experimental metal band Isis will be at the Meridian tonight. All of Isis' albums since 2002's Oceanic have explored similar territory: long, unhurried songs that blend doom-metal with the noodly, spacey guitar work characteristic of p ... More >>
Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls
Death-metal band names make for fun magnetic poetry
Saturday, March 20
In this corner, weighing in at one ton of pomp, the pride of Iceland: Sigur Rós! And in this corner, the moose-wrestling Montreal maulers: Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
It's all wrong, all right?
The death of a mourner mars Kinney Abair's funeral
For the (International) Noise Conspiracy, the very personal is political
The Alison Effect (Camera Obscura)