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  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Dr. Dog at Warehouse Live, 2/20/2014

    Dr. Dog Warehouse Live February 20, 2013 A revival happened Thursday night, or a reawakening for some. I'm not sure if it was just this specific stop on the tour -- whether it was the people involved, both crowd and crew, or where Dr. Dog is as a band right now, but something spiritual happened wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. This week we get a look at a local boy's new act thanks to a music video filmed down in Mexico City. On tip of that, Baby Alpaca, who made one of the top 25 music videos of 2013 brings their A-game once again with a kind-trippy new work. It's all that and mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: K-Rino, South Park Coalition's Southside Maven

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? K-Rino has been such a longtime fixtu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012

    Marshall Lytle Rocks This Joint

    Rockabilly pioneer headlines the Continenal's three-day Rock Baby Rock It festival.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Nils Lofgren Goes Old School, Talks E Street Tour

    In a list of phrases that most music journalists would probably like to see banned, hearing that an artist's latest record "is their most personal yet" would rank near the top. But in the case of singer/guitarist Nils Lofgren --who, for the record, did not use that phrase -- it's actually true. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Saturday: Main Street Block Party at The Island

    Photo by Allison McPhailGetting their dance on.​Check out our slideshow of fans and bands at the Main Street Block Party. Eric Dean had something to prove to Houston after his Montrose Winter Social flop last month. Dean did as he promised, and delivered with the 2nd Annual Main Street Block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Hey, Plenty Of Things Didn't Last 73 Days, Kim Kardashian Haters

    I'm shocked, shocked to hear Kim and Kris are getting divorced.​If you had the 73-day "under" on the length of Kim Kardashian's marriage to Kris Humphries (AKA The Most Blatant Gambit to Maintain Consecutive Gossip Mag Covers Since Paris Hilton Exited A Car Sans Panties), you just doubled your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11​Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Out Today: Beasties Bite Back, Stevie Nicks Gets Witchier

    ​What's the best way to celebrate the elimination of Osama Bin Laden? Listening to the Foo Fighters' latest album Wasting Light for the fourth week straight, of course. Send help, or at least the announcement of a late-summer or early fall tour date. Come on, man, just one hit. This week's n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2010

    The Man Without a Past

    Maybe life starts right now

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    MySpaced Out: Finland Twangs!

    Frida Hyvönen We all know Helsinki rocks; that's a given. But to pigeonhole the Finnish music scene as nothing but one huge population of Laika and the Cosmonauts headbangers would be a mistake. While Finland certainly stands shoulder to shoulder with Sweden and Denmark when it comes to steroidal r ... More >>

  • News

    March 13, 2008

    Barack Obama's past

    The Reporter and the Politician

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008
  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    MySpaced Out

    Our social-network scout sizes up some all-female Scandinavian bands

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Navigating MySpace’s Musical Wilderness

    Tokyo Pudding: Like Devo, but Japanese I resisted MySpace like I resisted the World Wide Web, seat belts, unleaded gas, Barry Goldwater… but I digress. Since familiarizing myself with MySpace’s vast musical wilderness, I’ve become addicted to the surprises it reveals. Sometimes you discover a ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Lee Hazlewood: Stranger in This Land

    The renaissance cowboy cut a wide swath through the West, and inspired a generation of songwriters

  • Film

    August 9, 2007
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    On the Road Again

    Jim Jarmusch offers up another quest story for hipsters, and they'll be pleased

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Take the Skinheads Bowling All Over Again

    Camper Van Beethoven hates this part of Texas. Just kidding, maybe...

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Mind Games

    Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of Chuck Barris

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Human Nature

    Dieselboy saves the world -- or maybe just American drum 'n' bass

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Viva Japanic!

    Local Music News

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    B-boys to Men

    Kathy Wood choreographs her troupe's dances. Books their gigs in Europe. And makes them turn off their beepers during rehearsal.

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999
  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Going the Distance

    Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.

  • Culture

    February 2, 1995

    Fine Times On Catfish Row

    HGO revives, and reinvents, a pleasing Porgy and Bess

  • Music

    February 10, 1994
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