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Jim Carroll

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler: Five Songs For the Master of Mystery

    Raymond Chandler was responsible for some of the greatest detective stories ever penned by an American writer. That image you have of a hard-boiled, hard-drinking gum shoe in a fedora surrounded my crime, mystery, beautiful women, and danger? That is all Chandler and his most famous creation Philip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2011

    Oscar Night 2011: The Live Blog!

    ​We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.

  • News

    February 3, 2011

    Dead Center

    Bad things keep happening to people in Shawn Roberts's orbit.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Aftermath: Patti Smith, Not Quite As Mythic As Her Music, At U of H

    Eric Hester/ photos courtesy of Voices Breaking Boundaries​Have you ever gone to see an artist, but then wished you hadn't? Not because of a bad performance, but just because the real-life person didn't fit so neatly into the tiny box you'd made for them in your brain? That's how Aftermath felt ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Aftermath: Reborn Punk Rock Karaoke Is Promising, Perhaps At Another Venue

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Friday night's live-band Punk Rock Karaoke renaissance at Notsuoh on Main didn't draw a ridiculously large crowd, but it did show incredible promise. The night had been on hiatus for the better part of a decade but has made a return to the Houston stage just in time for wh ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: American Fangs

    All this week, Rocks Off will be featuring the 2009 HPMA Nominees for Best Local Song as our MP3s of the day. Because we're going in alphabetical order and descending order of volume, American Fangs' "Le Kick" gets to lead off today. Good choice for the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, as this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Songs Not To Play At Intercontinental Airport's New Karaoke Booth

    So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    Drugged and Disorderly

    The Hold Steady keeps it cinematic

  • Music

    December 30, 2004
  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    People Who Died

    Firewater's Todd A. lost two friends to suicide in two years. It saved his life.

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Book 'Em

    Among musicians, everyone wants to become an author

  • Film

    April 27, 1995

    Getting Hooked, Brilliantly

    With The Basketball Diaries, Leonardo DiCaprio becomes a star

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