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    September 16, 2014

    Growing Crowds Can't Spoil UtopiaFest's Blissful Vibe

    During Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll's Friday-evening set, while the dancing crowd was surrounded by the darkened hillsides that surround UtopiaFest, the singer said, "I don't feel like we're a part of any continent or country, I just feel like we're floating in space." That sentiment wasn't t ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    10 More Aging Pop-Star Tours We'd Like to See

    This Saturday night, Houston will be greeted by two very familiar faces: Sting and Paul Simon. The two are legends in their respective fields, and although their music doesn't quite sound similar, the tour is welcome all the same. It's sort of like Elton John and Billy Joel, only a little less obvio ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Top Five Bands You Need to Get Over Already

    Thanks to social media, our culture now moves at the speed of light. Your 15 minutes of fame is now closer to fifteen seconds. Look at all the internet memes you loved last year that are completely played out now. Hell, even a hit song only has about a month of mileage; notice how quickly we all got ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Saddest Songs

    I love sad music. Sit me down with a bottle of something only someone that has given up on life would drink and an appropriate soundtrack and I am just as happy as I can be. That's just the way I roll. In general, Houston does not produce a lot of sad music. We're more of an upbeat bunch that puts ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind

    The Jamail Skatepark ignites Houston's music culture.

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    July 3, 2013

    ASMR: When Music Creates a "Brain Orgasm"

    I was especially bad at science in school. I failed chemistry twice and third-time-charmed my way to finally passing with a C. So now, of course, I enjoy anything with a scientific bent and listen to excellent podcasts, like Radiolab and This American Life, that present the scientific world in a w ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

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    March 26, 2012

    Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" And The Death Of The Word "Swag"

    Sunday night, when Justin Bieber's new song "Boyfriend" dropped, the social-media landscape at large began comparing it to the work of Justin Timberlake, the music industry's somewhat dormant leading man. I was sad, because I like the Timberlake. Justin Bieber, I bought Justin Timberlake records, ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Decoding Newt Gingrich Based on His Known Musical Tastes

    The digital revolution is slowly killing our favorite form of amateur psychoanalysis. We've all gone through someone's CD collection at some point when they weren't in the room, and from the albums we found we were able to deduce something about their personality. Now, we don't even have a CD shelf, ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Saturday Night: Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald At Verizon

    Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald Verizon Wireless Theater October 1, 2011 Now, Classic Rock Bob doesn't want to come off as some sort of out-of-touch curmudgeon ("What do you mean you don't sell cassettes anymore? Hey! You kids get off my lawn!"), but one of the reasons to love classic rock is very si ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Last Night: The Low Anthem At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Low Anthem Fitzgerald's May 2, 2011 In another lifetime, and another location, Fitzgerald's could have been a barn. Every time we see a show upstairs, Aftermath halfway expects an owl to swoop out of the rafters and sink its talons into an errant field mouse. Note t ... More >>

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    January 24, 2011

    Neil Diamond's Top Six Pop-Culture Moments

    ​Happy Birthday to the undisputed "Jewish Elvis," Mr. Neil Diamond, who can make a grown man weep with a few bars of "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," swiveling his hips and swaying his hair while wielding a deadly acoustic guitar. Diamond turns 70 years young today, and he seems to only be get ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Justin Bieber's Autobiography: The Lost Introduction

    ​Today Rocks Off got word that pop sensation Justin Bieber was finishing up his first autobiography. The 16-year-old is set to release Justin Bieber: First Step 2 Forever: My Story in October - in print, not tweet by tweet, no less. Following in the footsteps of other poppers like Miley Cyrus, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Last Night: Hole At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Hole House of Blues July 6, 2010 It wasn't a train wreck. And we all had such high hopes. Courtney Love and the four-man retinue she calls Hole these days - mostly distinguishable by their wardrobe (dreadlocked drummer, Scally-capped keyboar ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    True Blood: Jace Everett's Ominous Theme Song "Bad Things"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. No New Episode This Week ​Good sex always requires a ref ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    The Chronicle Gets Its Feelings Hurt By Treme; Possibly Offers A Solution

    ​In case you hadn't heard -- and there's no way you haven't heard, since seemingly everyone who writes for a living in America worships David Simon's TV shows -- Treme premiered Sunday.It's a story about New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. It contained two passing references to Houston: One, ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Road Trip, Anyone? If You Want To See Nouvelle Vague, You'll Have To

    ​ One more sign that Houston don't count for jack: Nouvelle Vague is playing Dallas (Feb. 12) and Austin (13th), but no Houston date. Hmmm...where have I heard this story before? NV have been wildly popular in Europe since their eponymous 2004 debut. We first stumbled upon them when we heard t ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Another Side - Several, Actually - of Willie Nelson

    It's easy for older Willie Nelson fans to overlook his modern works, where he saw his influence dig out tributaries away from the safer riverbeds. In the past two decades, he has ventured out from his hearty country roots into reggae, spooky Daniel Lanois-produced noir, pop standards, Spanish-tinte ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    ​You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    Aftermath: Rod Stewart at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Craig Hlavaty​Ageism has always pissed off Aftermath immensely. There's something awfully arrogant and defeating about shamming older cats for still wanting to rock out, even if they are edging dangerously close to seventy years of age, as Rod Stewart is. No one begrudges B.B. King or Leonard Cohe ... More >>

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    June 2, 2009

    Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

    Phil Spector, preeminent music producer and architect of the famed "Wall of Sound" made popular by such artists as The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon, was sentenced to 19 years in a California jail this past Friday for his alleged part in the death of ladyfriend Lana Clarkson in ea ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

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    April 17, 2009

    Don't Forget Record Store Day is Saturday

    Well, it looks like the weather gods are laughing at Houston again, and have decided to ring in iFest with a good round of drenching rain. So if you'd prefer to remain indoors, don't forget Saturday is Record Store Day - there's even a Web site. Be a good consumer and help out your neighborhood musi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Merchant of Soul

    Spoon's musical tinker Britt Daniel avoids the cringe.

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    April 3, 2009

    Seattle's KEXP Loves Our Hungry Villagers

    The fruits of Hungry Villagers' labors have seemingly paid off. Today, while perusing the concert industry website livedaily.com, we saw the Houston indie-pop group has today's free download of the day, new track "Tree Full Of Ghosts." Further investigation led us to the music blog for influential S ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    October 2, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    April 14, 2008

    Q&A: Little Steven Van Zandt

    NBC Photo / Heidi Gutman With James Brown no longer around, Steven Van Zandt might just have the title of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. In addition to hosting/producing the syndicated 2-hour weekly “Underground Garage” radio program (heard locally on Sunday nights on KKRW, 93.7 FM) ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Lee Hazlewood: Stranger in This Land

    The renaissance cowboy cut a wide swath through the West, and inspired a generation of songwriters

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    April 12, 2007

    Bill Callahan

    Bill Callahan will perform on Wednesday, April 18, at the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, 2402 Munger, 713-926-6368.

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    April 5, 2007

    Nick Cave

    CD Review

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    November 16, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Slamburgers

    The care and feeding of reporters

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    August 5, 2004

    Back in the Saddle

    The Cowboy Junkies ride again

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    March 11, 2004

    Quiet Riot Grrl

    Thea Gilmore plots a folk-rock revolution on the cheap with great songs and $60 videos

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    November 14, 2002

    Sondre Lerche

    Faces Down (Astralwerks)

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Mouse Bait

    Shrek plunders the Magic Kingdom for empty laughs

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    Writer's Blah

    Wonder Boys, an insipid tale about a depressed author, could use a few more exclamation points

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    October 7, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    February 19, 1998
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    June 19, 1997
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    February 6, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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    June 13, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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    August 17, 1995
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    April 13, 1995
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