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    October 18, 2012
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    October 10, 2012

    Is Adele's "Skyfall" the Worst Bond Theme of All Time?

    Fifty years after the release of the very first Hollywood adaptation of Ian Fleming's superspy, James Bond returns to make his 23rd appearance on the silver screen this month in Skyfall, Daniel Craig's third crack at the character. The media blitz for the film's premiere is already in full effect, l ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Top 007 James Bond Musical Title Sequences

    59 years ago today, United Artists released Dr. No, the first film adaptation of Ian Feming's James Bond novels. There have since been 21 more movies with another one on the way, and the series is the second-highest grossing film series ever after Harry Potter. One of the things that continue to d ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011


    Fierce R&B creature Marsha Ambrosius loses herself on debut Late Nights & Early Mornings...but only a little.

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    May 19, 2011

    Last Night: Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae At Reliant Arena

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae Reliant Arena May 18, 2011 See Bruno Mars, Janelle Monae and their fans, just the way they are, in our slideshow. Somewhere, Michael Jackson is smiling again. At last. The King of Pop may be gone, but he was very much there in spirit Wednesd ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    Aftermath: White Rabbits Fire A Large-Caliber Percussion Gun At Walter's

    Photos by Eggs/​ It's Coachella season, and all the indie critters are scurrying through the Southwest on their way to California. OK, not all of them, but enough that right now is one of those times on the calendar (SXSW, ACL, Voodoo Fest) where Houston feels a little less rem ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Aftermath: Regina Spektor Wins a New Fan at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jody Perry​"This bed is on fire with passionate love..." Aftermath has always loved James' "Laid." It's one of our absolute favorite '90s songs, and there couldn't be a better one to preface Regina Spektor's impending appearance at Verizon. The crowd is young, mixed (but mostly white), w ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009

    Dept. Of Badly Timed Press Releases: We're Building A New Border Bridge From Mexico!

    It can be tough to dodge all the PR releases flooding journalists' inboxes offering swine-flu experts telling you to wash your hands.(Our favorite so far: Texas Dr. Gary Butka suggesting humming songs no one has hummed in years while washing hands."I'm not just talking about running your hands under ... More >>

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    November 18, 2008

    The Five Best Bond Themes

    Critics may have found the 22nd James Bond caper, Quantum of Solace, "grim and downcast" (The New York Times), but audiences didn't seem to mind, turning out in sufficient numbers for Quantum to set a new 007 opening-weekend record of more than $70.4 million (domestic). But never mind the movie - tr ... More >>

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    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy