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Jon Pareles

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Moving Sidewalks Finally Book Houston Reunion Gig -- at $225/Head

    A biker gang has done what Houston's top concert promoters have so far been unable to pull off. Granted, the Deacons of Deadwood is no biker gang. They might kick our ass for using such a term. (We hope not.) But the Houston-based nonprofit, a motorcycle club that takes its name from its annual tri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: J. Cole, Leon Russell, NKOTB, Mac Miller, etc.

    J. Cole Venue TBD, June 24 J. Cole knew his new album Born Sinner was going to be one of 2013's hottest rap albums no matter what, so he had no problems releasing in on the same day as Kanye West's Yeezus. He even said as much on its track "Forbidden Fruit": ""I'ma drop the album the same day as Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    White Rabbits Have Some Very Strange Ideas About Spring Break Songs

    White Rabbits aren't your run-of-the-mill hipsters. The New York Times recently likened the New York band's third album, Milk Famous, to "Radiohead's technique of surrounding a sustained vocal melody with jagged pointillism... some songs barely bother to flesh out their chords. They're all rhythm an ... More >>

  • Music

    September 3, 2009

    The Forgotten Festival

    The 1969 Texas International Pop Festival

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Tres Hombres

    Discovering why ZZ Top is "critic-proof"

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Morrissey Will Take Miami and the Points

    "Every Day Is Like Sunday" If you haven't read "Songs from the Heart of a Marketing Plan," Jon Pareles' essay outlining how, basically, the only way for artists to sell their music these days is by licensing it to sell something else, in the New York Times, go ahead and check it out. Ballz detects ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Morrissey Will Take Miami and the Points

    "Every Day Is Like Sunday" If you haven't read "Songs from the Heart of a Marketing Plan," Jon Pareles' essay outlining how, basically, the only way for artists to sell their music these days is by licensing it to sell something else, in the New York Times, go ahead and check it out. Ballz detects a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    Morrissey Will Take Miami and the Points

    "Every Day Is Like Sunday" If you haven't read "Songs from the Heart of a Marketing Plan," Jon Pareles' essay outlining how, basically, the only way for artists to sell their music these days is by licensing it to sell something else, in yesterday's New York Times, go ahead and check it out. Rocks O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Houston: Still Scoring Points With the Pharmaceutical Crowd

    Hopefully you’ve already read – and, most likely, commented on – Shea Serrano’s blow-by-blow account of last Friday’s Bun B concert at Warehouse Live . He wasn’t the only media wag in the house, though. No less than The New York Times sent one of its two chief pop music critics, Kelefa S ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 1998

    Write or Wrong?

    Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions

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