Spitting. It's a symbolic form of communication that means nothing good in any language or culture -- a sign of disrespect that garners admiration or adoration from no one. Well, except for fans. Stars and celebrities themselves get mighty pissed off if you spit on them, but if they spit on you, you ... More >>
The following creators are not necessarily mainstream in neither their music nor their art. But all are insanely prolific (sometimes literally) and driven by darkness.
All of them push their creative abilities to the extreme to exercise their own personal demons, be they mental illness, emotional a ... More >>
Last week I looked at some of the worst musical guests on The Simpsons, a show almost as well-known for the appearance of musicians as Saturday Night Live, though with a hit -or-miss success rate since they can't just have the musicians come on and perform their songs.
The Five Worst Music ... More >>
Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>
The Sword, American Sharks, Gypsyhawk
December 18, 2012
I'm glad that bands like The Sword still exist to lead impressionable metal kids down endless paths of boogie and stoner-rock. Since they started coming to Houston -- playing the now-shuttered Walter's on Washington, mostly -- I h ... More >>
"Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon.
Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>
UPDATED (Monday, 11:50 a.m.) to reflect proper Wicked Poseur personnel.
The Wiggins, Wicked Poseur, Fiskadoro, Hearts of Animals
September 28, 2012
Four local acts, zero drummers. That was the promise of Friday night's show at Walters headlined by the Wiggins. If that sounds like a ... More >>
Slayer's Dave Lombardo is destroying a couple of bass drums just out of frame.Forty-seven years ago today, drummer Dave Lombardo was born in Havana, Cuba. Never heard of Dave? That's okay. If you've listened to any heavy metal in the past 25 years, you've definitely heard his influence. Roun ... More >>
Drummer Bill Ward, furthest right, has left the band.Black Sabbath's big reunion plans seem to be cursed. First, guitarist and the only consistent member of the band Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. Then they had to drop out of playing Coachella due to Iommi's diagnosis. The latest spe ... More >>
Yesterday, one of our favorite file sharing sites was struck by a government takedown around the early portions of the morning.
It was swift, it was brutal and it could have been blamed on Kim Kardashian.
Losing MegaUpload was a giant blow to musicians who love uploading zip or rar files of thei ... More >>
I'll readily be the first to admit it: I'm pessimistic about the Texans chances of winning in the playoffs this weekend. Besides losing three straight games, T.J. Yates, also known as "The Savior" was hurt against the Titans on Sunday, Gary Kubiak has finally come back down to Earth as a coach and W ... More >>
We like fireworks and explosions, and with July 4th right around the corner, we are sure to get our fill. Things burning or blowing up are pretty cool, except of course if it's your house, car or business. In that case, it's an awful, horrible atrocity and God is a bastard for letting it happen t ... More >>
Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshowWhy would you want to piss off Dave Mustaine? The Megadeth front man doesn't seem like the proverbial shrinking violet. He's a pissed-off and generally irritable redhead who sings about crushing people's heads and not taking prisoners. So wh ... More >>
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Fandom is a funny thing. It can make the stodgiest businessman a KISS makeup wearing teenager from 1975. It can turn your Mom into a wannabe groupie when she gets a little too close to Steven Tyler. You yourself may wake up one tragic morn and grasp th ... More >>