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  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    How Can Anyone Think MTV's 24-Hour Online "Music Festival" Is a Good Idea?

    In recent years, it seems like music festivals have begun to pop up left and right. While it was once something you had to travel for, it's now hard to live in a major city without encountering at least one local music festival each year And now, music festivals have become so cool that even MTV is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Alamo Drafthouse Singalongs Bring '80s Music Videos to Big Screen

    The Alamo Drafthouse people are known for bringing you great movies and TV to their big-screens every week. Plus, the "coolest movie theater in the world" serves booze, which is never a bad thing, and their "no talking or texting" rules are even better. With locations coast to coast, the Austin-ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    MTV's Best Year: The Top 5 Videos of 1992

    In 1992, the recording industry was riding high. The compact disc had become a major success, with music lovers purchasing new albums and old releases in astonishing numbers despite the format's comparatively steep price tags. And the music-video juggernaut known as MTV was helping major labels to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    MTV Unplugged's 10 Strangest Moments

    Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Eight Shows MTV, VH1 & BET Should Bring Back

    We live in a time where crappy reality television has taken over three of the networks that were once originally dedicated to music videos, artist interviews and delivering current events from the younger generation's perspective. With all the flack that MTV (Music Television) gets about not really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Grosse Pointe ?: An Incomplete High School Reunion Playlist

    This weekend, I am heading back to Pearland for my 10-year high school reunion. It's funny, I say "going back" like I wasn't there on Sunday sitting on my parents' couch watching cable and letting them feed me mashed potatoes and slip me gas money. This trip is different, though, because I will be p ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    MTV's Early VJs: Where Are They Now?

    vegastripping.comMTV's original VJ crew (l-r): J.J. Jackson, Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman, Martha Quinn and Alan Hunter​When it comes to the attention spans of teenagers, entertainers are on borrowed time. Which might explain the turnover rate of MTV's Video Jockeys, or VJs for short. Currentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Turn It On, Leave It On: MTV's 10 Best Music Series

    "Henry Rollins asks Kevin Shields how much he can bench on the next 120 Minutes..."​This week marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of MTV, that loud, hyper-colored behemoth that changed pop culture and the music industry forever, endlessly providing viewers with visual and mental stimul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2010

    Massive Montrose Fire Burns Agora Cafe and Antiques Store

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​Click here to see a slideshow of last night's blaze and this morning's aftermath. Last night in the midst of Halloween drinking festivities and the Montrose Costume Crawl, Agora Cafe and Antique Warehaus burned down. The two businesses, at the corner of Westheimer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    MTV Struggles to Remain Relevant By Naming A Twitter Jockey

    ​This week MTV announced an online campaign looking for the network's first-ever TJ, or Twitter Jockey. Unlike the video jockeys of the cable station's past, these folks would instead live-tweet from MTV events for a year, earning a salary, and live in New York City. In addition to Twitter, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Jersey Shore: Exile In Guidoville

    ​MTV has a great deal to answer for -- reducing our attention span to half-second jump cuts and paving the way for American Idol for starters -- but the network still erroneously referred to as Music Television might have finally trumped itself in sheer loathsomeness with their latest foray into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To

    Yes, we are older than MTV. Shut up.​The thing that struck She Said most when researching this list of songs that came out the year we were born (May 1980) was just how much of this music we regularly listen to now. 1980 marked the end of disco, the middle of New Wave and punk, and a damn good tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Sound Off on The Kanye's Jackassery at Sunday Night's VMAs

    This is what happens when MTV pulls all its VMA footage from YouTube... their lawyers were up early this morning.​ By now you've seen or at least heard about Kanye West's latest bit of spotlight-grabbing at Sunday night's MTV awards - Rocks Off doubts morning-drive DJs are talking about little els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    MTV's Brand Of Birth Control: 16 and Pregnant

    Okay, so this show makes me nervous about getting pregnant, and I'm 32.I admit that when I first saw the previews (yes, I'm in my 30s and watch 16 and Pregnant...don't judge), I was worried that the reality series -- which follows girls who are (guess what) 16 and pregnant -- would merely glamorize ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2009

    Memories of Michael

    Also: Secessionist Session

  • Music

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    TUTS Thanks MTV For Legally Blonde Crowds

    Frank Young, the man who is Theatre Under the Stars, has been known to refer to his subscription audience as "blue-hairs" when defending the conservative, warhorse musical choices that usually make up TUTS season.So who knew TUTS would be raking in the bucks this year because of MTV?Legally Blonde j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Rice Students Win That MTV Contest And Head To The Oscars

    And it's Rice FTW!!!Sure, the basketball team sucks, the football program's a perpetual work in progress, and even the baseball team ain't what it used to be. But the Owls have DOMINATED the MTV contest to send people to interview celebrities on the Academy Awards red carpet!We told you about the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Cornbreadd Report: A Moral Victory, If Nothing Else

    Well, things didn't quite pan out for Houston MC Cornbreadd on MTV's 50 Cent: The Money and the Power. After a good run, he came in third, lasting until last night's season finale. A couple of dozen people assembled at Boondocks to watch the finale and wish Cornbredd well, but he seemed to be pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Tonight: Cornbreadd's Season Finale Watch Party at Boondocks

    Houston MC Cornbreadd, frontman for vicious rap-rockers Tha Fucking Transmissions, is one of those people you call with a couple of simple questions and wind up on the phone with for 20 minutes. That's hardly a bad thing; he's as congenial a person as you'll ever want to meet, but he always tells it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Exiled: Not the Sweet Revenge I Thought It Would Be

    Okay, so My Super Sweet Sixteen is this hellaciously horrible MTV show about rich brats whose mommies and daddies throw them insanely crazy parties to celebrate the fact that they haven't died in the past 16 years. And it's just terrible. And sometimes I watch it. Observing such snots makes me wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Retro Active: The Five Worst '80s Christmas Songs

    OK, sure, the truly worst '80s Christmas songs are doubtlessly "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and Band Aid's (above) "Do They Know It's Christmas?" But everyone knows this. However, there were many other holiday songs released during the '80s that nearly reached such heights of crapulence . ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    Tha Fucking Transmissions Are For the Children

    As you can well see from this photo (ain't they cute?) from last Saturday's Westheimer Block Party, where the boisterous local rap-rockers killed Avant Garden's outdoor stage. TFT vocalist Cornbredd, by the way, will be a contestant - repping the H, of course - on MTV's upcoming reality show 50 Cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    The 2008 MTV Movie Awards Turn Back the Clock

    So I totally do not know what the kids are listening to or even watching as I’m gettin’ a little long in the tooth, at least as far as MTV is concerned. (I remember the first video I ever saw on MTV was a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and I’m kind of willing to bet whoever is currently in charge o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    MTV in Houston? YES

    MTV will be visiting Houston’s southwest side this afternoon to film students of the universally acclaimed YES College Preparatory Schools, who will be hosting a fundraiser to battle malaria. The “Stayin’ Alive” dance, sponsored by Malaria No More, will feature local DJ Michael 5000 Watts. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

    ‘90s hip-hoppers return to tha stage

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Radiohead Gets Nekkid!

    Whatever happened to normal music videos? These days all we see are things going backwards, crazy-ass French animation, and people making asses of themselves on treadmills. What became of the clips featuring pseudo-religious iconography and she-males puking in toilets? Remember "Smack My Bitch Up"? ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2007

    Bill Bellamy

    Comic turns on the charm

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007

    Calling All VJs. Calling All VJs.

    You think you’re better than Kennedy? No, not the president, we’re talking about the former MTV VJ with glasses and the annoying voice. (Is that reference too dated?) Anyway, MTV2 will be hosting a VJ search tomorrow at Warehouse Live. "We are on the hunt for one talented individual who will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007
  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Espaol Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Q&A with Alex, Your Real World Home Boy

    Courtesy of MTV Alex says he didn't get a whole lotta action in high school. We think he's probably doing okay now. Ok kids, it's that time again. The Real World is coming, and to properly hype the new season, MTV has released a show teaser, which opens with some dramatic dialogue between tw ... More >>

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    The High Score

    We Showed Up to Leave

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    The Academy Is..., with Panic! At the Disco, Acceptance, Hellogoodbye

    Wednesday, February 22, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700.

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Extraordinary Machination

    Sure, Fiona Apple is a fox!

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005
  • Home Entertainment

    November 10, 2005
  • Culture

    December 18, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Film

    April 17, 2003

    Hallway Gangstas

    When bad things happen to good kids, their Luck always holds

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Fetishist

    Yaqi the Tickler

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    The Hives

    Veni Vidi Vicious (Epitaph/Burning Heart)

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
  • Music

    August 26, 1999
  • Film

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    March 18, 1999
  • News

    February 16, 1995

    !Quermos Rock!

    The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.

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