Hearts of Darkness: James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, and the Unlikely Rise of the Singer-Songwriter
By Dave Thompson
www.backbeatbooks.com, 336 pp., $27.99
Whether you love their deep introspective, often angst-filled lyrics and laid-back strumming or despise them as weak-ass, spoiled, gr ... More >>
Best known for her stint all-girl proto-punkers The Runaways and her bitchin' solo career, Lita Ford will take the stage tonight at Warehouse Live with locals Souls of Agony, Five Eyes Wide and Hounds of Jezebel as opening support. The blonde bombshell was one of the most visible women in har ... More >>
Zach WolfeIn the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday.
The band will be ... More >>
theprettyreckless.comFriday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>
Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain.
That will probably all change once we see ... More >>
Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>
Actresses and vampire lovers Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are on the big screen now as singer Cherie Currie and singer/guitarist Joan Jett in band bio The Runaways. But Currie's new memoir (on which the film was based, goes even way further than what's up there.
What doesn't this book h ... More >>
The Runaways biopic opens in Houston today, which you already know because you read Hollywood Shuffle religiously and are sick of hearing us talk about it. We swear this is the last of it.
But before the new film was even a spark in some glimmery vampire-loving actress' eye, ex-Runaways bass play ... More >>
Malcolm McLaren, influential punk heavyweight icon and fashion engineer has died at the age of 64 at a hospital in Switzerland, where he was battling cancer. To say that his life was polarizing is an extreme understatement; to agree that he was integral to the shaping of modern music is a univers ... More >>
The Runaways opens nationwide next Friday and one of the things Hollywood Shuffle is most looking forward to when the film hits Houston theaters is how delicately director Floria Sigismondi will treat the character of Kim Fowley, whom HS likes to refer to as the Creepiest Man in Hollywood. Hey! A ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty12:25 p.m.: Alex Chilton 1950-2010: Memphis misses its native son.
Welcome back to Rocks Off's minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour breakdown of SXSW's afternoon parties and activites as they happen (almost). Today we've got human Energizer bunny Craig Hlavaty back for more abuse, and ... More >>