Well, it's time to gear up for another Austin City Limits Music Festival, which kicks off this Friday in Austin's Zilker Park and this year runs not only through Sunday the 6th, but next Friday through Sunday with the same lineup. As usual, the lineup is really decent: The Cure, Depeche Mode, Muse, ... More >>
There are times when snarky blogs about the state of the music industry seem wildly out of touch. This would be one of those times. Another special session convenes today in Austin, with the Texas Legislature's agenda scheduled to address Senate Bill 5, which would virtually eliminate access to abo ... More >>
Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>
Before we begin, Radiohead is in Europe for the duration of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. They will not fly 12 hours to play a field in Austin. Ah, it just wouldn't be May without ACL rumors running rampant. Rocks Off is guilty every year of stoking the fire, sometimes just one day ... More >>
As I popped open my first St. Arnold's Spring Bock of the year, my mind turned to the passage of time. Mercurial in nature and impossible to halt, time offers us an ineffable, constant partner in life's dance. Spring becomes summer, summer becomes fall. Winter dawns and is swallowed up by the gre ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Disney's latest looks and feels great, so why is the studio selling Tangled short?
Want to help fight breast cancer and possibly get pawed by some of Houston's hottest older ladies? Boy, is this the right weekend for you. Sugar Ray, pimping its new album Music for Cougars, headlines House of Blues' "Cougars for a Cause" show Saturday night with Austin power-pop heroes Fastball, ... More >>
Dallas may have hosted the American Idol auditions’ most recent Texas stop back in August, but it looks like a Houstonian stole the show. On last night’s episode, notoriously curt Idol judge Simon Cowell practically flipped his wig over effervescent Katy Taylor alum and Jessica Alba lookalike Ka ... More >>
A songsmith picks up the pieces and returns to Houston in triumph
Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)
Diane Keaton subjects herself to more indignities in Michael Lehmann's latest vapid comedy
American Dreamz's nation of idiots lands a little close to home
Andre and Andy take a swing at the U.S. Tennis Clay Court Championships
Tuesday, March 22, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.
No matter what you call 'em, they're headlining the Music Awards
High school outcasts and Jesus freaks duke it out in Saved!
A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
From the issue of Thursday, August 7, 2003
When it comes to movies for Mandy, Moore isn't better
Saturday, July 12
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?
Steve Martin almost gets Down with Queen Latifah, but they mostly strike out
Radio Disney provides a safe haven for little ears, and guilty pleasures for the rest of us
Michelle Branch rides a golf cart and real live songs to stardom
Blue Flame (Ark 21)
Maximizing her 15 minutes