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Jack Kerouac

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Father John Misty Is a Dangerous Man

    Josh Tillman has always been a man some might describe as a malcontent, but he wasn't always so damn dangerous. He first busted onto the scene in 2005 with a slew of hand-recorded demos sliding easily into the role of most-tortured folksinger, but he gained national recognition with a stint as drumm ... More >>

  • Film

    January 3, 2013

    Team Kerouac

    Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    9 Rock Stars & Their Favorite Books

    Musicians like to read as much as the next person and being a creative lot they tend to draw inspiration from their favorite books. Which pieces of literature have struck a chord in the hearts of our favorite rock stars? 9. Billie Joe Armstrong, Catcher in the Rye: This probably isn't a surprise si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    A July 4 Playlist That Goes Boom!

    July 4 is truly America's national holiday, because it combines two of the country's grandest traditions: Taking the day off work and blowing shit up. Because freedom isn't free, fireworks and other explosives are embedded in America's formative myths and our national character. Also, they're pretty ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 28, 2011

    Uncovering Peter Case: The Rocks Off Interview

    Julie EnsmingerPeter Case at Cactus Music last year​"I was always sort of not interested in what my generation was doing," Peter Case told Rocks Off 10 years ago after flipping through Louvin Bros. compact discs at a now-defunct bookstore in Sugar Land, surrounded by car dealerships, business ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Last Night: The Low Anthem At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Low Anthem Fitzgerald's May 2, 2011 In another lifetime, and another location, Fitzgerald's could have been a barn. Every time we see a show upstairs, Aftermath halfway expects an owl to swoop out of the rafters and sink its talons into an errant field mouse. Note t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Byrds, Burritos, and Bluegrass: Chris Hillman Interviewed

    "'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb Pedersen​Often overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    The Best Bar-Fight Song Of All Time: "Colorado Kool-Aid"

    ​"I's sittin' in this beer joint down in Houston, Texas/ Drinkin' Colorado Kool-Aid and talkin' to some Mexicans..." So begins one of the greatest bar fight songs of all time. Along with "Pardon Me (I've Got Someone To Kill)," "Colorado Kool-Aid" is one of the high-water marks of Johnny P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    The Ten Worst Movies of 2011...In Advance

    Oh, don't act surprised.​2011 is barely out of the oven and I'm already filled with dread. Could it be the fact I've spent the entire year so far coughing up chunks of green lung tissue? That I've finally despaired of ever finding a writing gig that doesn't involve "Lady Gaga sex tape" Google ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Last Night: Justin Townes Earle At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Justin Townes Earle Fitzgerald's December 2, 2010 It's been a tumultuous year for folk-rocker Justin Townes Earle. Lucky for him, we're fast approaching year's end. This fall the Nashville native and recently settled New Yorker released his third album Harlem River Blues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Saturday Night: Natalie Merchant At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Natalie Merchant Verizon Wireless Theater August 21, 2010 For more photos from Saturday's show, see our slideshow here. Natalie Merchant must either have always had the patience of a saint or simply instilled it in herself upon deciding to open her current tour with 9 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Amiri Baraka

    With more than 50 years as an artist and activist, this writer continues to bring readers new work

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Oh, For A Muse Of Fire (Hydrants)

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009

    Naked Lunch

    William Burroughs's writings made for a difficult, though not entirely inaccessible, film

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Dust in the Wind

    Son Volt's latest album is steeped in Midwestern musical history.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 11, 2008
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    July 3, 2008

    Historic Huaraches in Stafford

    A taco stand yields an awesome breakfast and the solution to a Mexican food mystery

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008
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    June 4, 2008
  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Eric Taylor

    Saturday, January 21, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003
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    September 11, 2003

    Feel the Steel

    It'll all pan out at this weekend's Pan Jam Fest

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Don't Mock Us

    A book that's impossible to read

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2003

    On-the-Job Training

    Wanna write books for a living? First, head for the slaughterhouse

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Dharma and John

    Dharma Cafe has atmosphere to spare and a lot of good home cooking, but you might want to pass on the pizza

  • Culture

    March 14, 2002

    Confess, Greg

    For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Image Versus Reality

    MFA exhibits shatter two things that America loves: Its myths and its marketing

  • Culture

    August 9, 2001

    Befitting the Bard

    The Shakespeare Festival shows its finest form with two venerable plays

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Junk-Food Journalism

    A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself

  • Culture

    August 24, 2000

    The Great Divide

    Paula Vogel's The Mineola Twins splits the family (and politics) in two

  • Calendar

    October 14, 1999
  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Back to the Beat

    Source pays homage to Kerouac and company

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Son of Jack

    Kerouac-inspired, Austin-based Guy Forsyth trips out in Americana dream

  • Calendar

    June 25, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 25 - July 1, 1998

  • Music

    April 23, 1998
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    April 9, 1998

    Reason to Roam

    At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander

  • Music

    May 22, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    April 6, 1995
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