Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver House of Blues November 18, 2014 See enough Willie Nelson concerts, say at least a half-dozen, and you'll really start focusing on the little things. Sure, the set list may not change much from show to show, if at all, but each one that comes around makes the subtle ... More >>
Let's have a talk about the Flaming Lips. The Oklahoma City band made their name in the '90s alt-rock scene with "She Don't Use Jelly," but they were nothing like their contemporaries. Their history was checkered with intense experimentation, and that song was an outlier in their catalog. This sort ... More >>
Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the show was over. I just assumed he'll be back about eight months from now, like he was eight months ago ... More >>
Whodunit in the thriller John Dies at the End? The '90s.
Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.
Why the new scary movies don't look like movies at all.
This is still better than he looked in The Wicker Man.Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans last Friday for domestic abuse, disturbing the peace, and public drunkenness (or as we call it in my house, The Wife's Undergrad Spring Break Trifecta). Let me repeat that: Cage was arrested in New ... More >>
"There are rules for policemen. I mean, critics."While looking for ways to avoid writing about Charlie Sheen again researching topics for today's column, I found myself going through Roger Ebert's web site over at the Chicago Sun-Times. Christ, but that guy writes a lot. He was fairly prolif ... More >>
Don't ask, "How was the flight?"
myspace.com/damonbramblettJesse Dayton recently wrote to us that he's cutting two of Damon Bramblett's songs on his next album. Dayton compared Bramblett to Mike Stinson as one of the cream of Texas' current songwriter crop. In the early 2000s, Austinite Bramblett was a hot item on the exploding ... More >>
Kevin Smith's latest is a cliché-filled movie-trivia comedy — so crazy it just might work!
Before I'm accused of size discrimination, a little source material: If you've spent even five second on the internets in the last two days, you're aware of the escalating hostilities between movie director/"person of size" Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines. Smith, 39, originally purchased two ... More >>
Southwest Airlines, the pride of Texas, has picked on the wrong fat guy.Kevin Smith, the director of Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, was tossed off a Southwest plane this weekend in Oakland because he was deemed a safety risk because of his weight.Like any modern person, he took his ou ... More >>
I'm going to step away from the sarcasm for a minute and present you with an honest overture that will hopefully foster understanding and goodwill between yours truly and certain segments of the Hair Balls readership. To wit: can somebody -- anybody -- tell me what tell me what the big deal is a ... More >>
Good news, all you fans of condensed screen versions of self-indulgent Mormon vampire pseudo-erotic clit-tease fantasies: Twilight: New Moon is being released in only eight days. Rocks Off, accustomed to scorn from literary snobs for his steadfast support of the Harry Potter series, actually pick ... More >>
Between The Buried And Me, Devin Townsend Band, Cynic, Scale The Summit: Mon., Jan. 11. Meridian. Billy Dean: Fri., April 16. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Bobby Bare: Sat., May 22. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. "The Canvas Grand Opening" With Chase Hamblin, listenlisten, Sideshow Tramps, The Mighty Orq ... More >>
Last week saw the commemoration of a dark milestone in our country's history. Millions of Americans used this anniversary as an opportunity to reflect on the misery and hardship many are still enduring as a result. In writing this, I hope not only to correct certain revisionist interpretations o ... More >>
"Wine Me Up," live at D&L's Texas Music Cafe, Austin, SXSW 2005 I remember a time when it seemed like I went to Blanco's every week. If it wasn't the Hollisters, it was folks like Jim Lauderdale or Chris Wall or some other totally legit act that would pack the little joint like a sardine can. Un ... More >>
Photos by Matt Smith Per our recent blog pondering the slow death of honky tonk and the wisdom of pursuing that genre as a career path, after Heybale!’s masterful show at the Continental Club I think it’s safe to assume that honky-tonk is still alive, even if only as a few enclaves among the ba ... More >>
Even with the Mac kid at his side, John McClane is just...old
Kevin Smith's still hanging at the Quick Stop, trying to grow up. Or not.
Vaughn ensures an amicable Break-Up
Saturday, October 15, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.
For a fun way to pass the time, you could do worse than Waiting...
For Kevin Smith, growing up means selling out
Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?
Coming close wasn't good enough for Brother Luck
Jason Lee lies to juggle two women, because, hey, it's A Guy Thing
Soderbergh shoots in digital and hits his target: Hollywood
Grant Morrison's the best writer in comics--and maybe the oddest
It's up to Ben Affleck to save the world, and that's The Sum of All Fears
You wanna kiss Jessica Stein, but does she merit the attention?
For years, Fletch was out of print. Now, his father explains why.
Jay and Silent Bob feeds the addictions of Kevin Smith junkies
Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped
Impressive Human Traffic isn't always pretty, much like the scene it covers
May 28 - June 3, 1998
Director Julie Davis barely connects with I Love You, Don't Touch Me!
In the delightful Chasing Amy, there's more to sex than love
Director Boaz Yakin gives a Fresh twist to tales of the drug trade