Art Car Ball One & Two Allen Center, May 9 Attention, the 100-150K people who have moved to Houston in the past 12 months, or whatever the actual number is: this weekend is one of the Bayou City's signature events, the Art Car Parade, and you should go. (Helpfully, it's free.) Of course something t ... More >>
12th Planet Smog City Tour: With Protohype, HeRobust, Antiserum, Steady. Sat., February 15, 9 p.m., $10 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. Acid Mothers Temple: With Perhaps. Thu., May 1, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Adam Fear feat ... More >>
Backstreet Boys Bayou Music Center December 18, 2013 Backstreet's back...all right? There comes a point when it's disingenuous to keep calling these nostalgic boy bands "boys," and we've definitely reached that point here. There's nothing boyish about these men. They're fathers, husbands, and litt ... More >>
DJ Sun The Flat, December 16 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding the release of DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, Sun pours his 20-plus-year ca ... More >>
2nd Annual Tomball Bluegrass Festival feat. David Davis & The Warrior River Boys: With The Coleman Brothers, Wood & Wire, Makin' Tyme., Sat., October 26, 11:30 a.m., Free. Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm, Tomball. Alpha Rev: With The Reynolds Number., Sun., October 27, 7 p.m., $10 to $13. House of Blues-- ... More >>
Thursday Rocks Off brought you our list of ten favorite one-hit wonders, an endearing assortment of underdogs and left-field flukes that hit our collective Top 40 sweet spot, if only for one brief shining moment. Now the real fun starts. But for every great song that becomes a one-hit wonder, there ... More >>
Rising singer-songwriter not as dark, but still wounded on new album.
It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>
'Tis the summer season for tying the knot. But curse the occasion for creating the ultimate breeding ground for bad music - wedding receptions. It's one thing to unplug the jukebox in an act of defiance or flee a venue playing bad songs (I've done all of the above), but one doesn't exactly h ... More >>
The latest release out of Red Tree Studios is a nine-song pop package by a slacker named James Caronna, Everybody Wants to Be in Love. If you were to put James Blunt and Jason Mraz in the telepod in David Cronenberg's The Fly, James Caronna is exactly what you would come out with. Alternating ... More >>
Seven things we've learned about Houston nightlife in our two years on the job.
Houston's Without a Face wins over crowds with songs about MySpace, lactose intolerance and stalking local TV anchors.
Sing the blues, Kermit... or greens. We know how you feel. Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Grover have something to celebrate. Sesame Street, their fictional New York borough, and the television show probably responsible for everything you knew as a kid, turns 40 today. Created ... More >>
A Fine Romance
Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Getty Images North America It Might Get Loud, a documentary centered around Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy P ... More >>
Only suckers try to get their songs on the radio anymore. The truly savvy musicians know the real action is in TV/movie placement, somewhere Five Times August - the nom de stage of Dallas native/resident Brad Skistimas - has excelled of late. The singer-songwriter landed "Save It for Later" on MTV's ... More >>
Once upon a time in Ireland, a girl met a guy and they made sweet music
Born in the U.K.
A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music
The circuitous path of UK balladeer heartthrob James Blunt