Bastille House of Blues April 23, 2014 Bastille could very well be the next Coldplay, OneRepublic or Ed Sheeran. The London-based quartet possesses all of the necessary characteristics and already has the world's collective ear, but first they need to choose a direction. Right now, their sound is ... More >>
Film falls on the wrong side of the line between restrained and drab.
Earlier this month your intrepid VJ brought you a music video called "The Greeks" from London band Is Tropical and the filmmakers at MEGAFORCE. It detailed a children's war game enhanced with anime-style explosions, blood and just all-around awesome, over-the-top violence. While somewhat offensive ... More >>
Mt. Eden Rich's April 20, 2012 Friday, Mt. Eden, a music duo from New Zealand that is not Flight of the Concords, played a show at Rich's. And they were very good. At least, I suspect that they were, and that's the probably closest anyone can get to conclusively arguing an opinion one way or the ot ... More >>
A friend and I had just settled in to the bar at Simone on Sunset, a new wine and cocktail bar in Rice Village, when she commenced her preaching on the subject of gin. "I consider myself a gin missionary," she said. "A ginvangelist?" I punned back. "Yes," she declared. "A ginvangelist!" Sh ... More >>
Shortly after naming Kata Robata (3600 Kirby Dr, 713-526-8858) Houston's best new restaurant, we learned that they were getting a new chef: Seth Siegel-Gardner, a native Houstonian. EOW had the chance to speak with Siegel-Gardner in early December, just as he was rolling out his new menu. S ... More >>
The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eagle Vision, 120 minutes, $11.98. Long before the professional pairings of the Robinsons, Gallaghers, Davies or even the Righteous, (and just after the Burnettes), there was the early rock and roll fraternal act of the Everl ... More >>
â€‹ We've all seen the famous footage of Jimi Hendrix humping, burning, and finally smashing his guitar to bits at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. What not many people realize is he initially performed this act of musical instrument immolation some months before, at the suggestion of writer Keith ... More >>
Photos by Craig Hlavaty Coldplay carries with them almost every major defect available to make it possible for someone like Aftermath to hate them. Bandleader Chris Martin prances on the stage like a marionette detached from his strings for one, his gee-whiz smile notwithstanding. Just like the its ... More >>
Photo by Mykl RoventineDrangonfly Productions is a London company that makes documentaries. They are working one one now about morbid obesity.They're filming in Mexico, Europe, the South Pacific Islands, Africa....and Houston."We are looking for some of the world's heaviest families -- where more th ... More >>
Texas is getting a bit of respect for its micro-distilleries in the Hill Country. Dripping Springs Vodka just won Best in Class and the Purity Vodka Trophy at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London.
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These are my favorite videos of the past year. This was the first year when we all stopped waiting on people like MTV and Fuse to give us what we wanted; now we all just YouTube everything. We don't have to sit through Tila Tequila sifting through porno industry rejects and listen to a bunch of vall ... More >>
Has something ever happened in your life that just made you wanna ball your fists up and punch a wall like the Hulk? Have you ever been so angry and desperate for an outlet for your primitive frustrations that you bit your own steering wheel in half? If you have experienced either of these two emoti ... More >>
War on zombies, war on terror, what's the diff?
A chamber drama takes on big themes
And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings
Who will be the band of 2006, and why you shouldn’t care
An adopted transvestite searches for Mom but runs into everything else
These travel narratives are as much about the teller as the terrain
Annette Bening brings down the house as an aging star unwilling to fade
Our critics weigh in on local theater
A lackluster version of Oklahoma! stops at the Hobby
Book it to Main Street Theater and peek Underneath the Lintel
Boy in da Corner (XL Recordings)
Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)
A Houston computer whiz uses the Internet to become a Muslim marriage matchmaker
Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal that it's sad to be sad
Saturday, June 29
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.
In Shockheaded Peter, bad boys and girls get what they deserve -- and then some
December 24 - 30, 1998
The Governess looks good but turns unlikable
Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.