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Mike Patton

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Rap-Metal is Back...and It's Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    8 Metal Bands Made Better by Switching Vocalists

    With all the drama that surrounds singer/screamer changes, you'd think it's the end of the world and it has never worked for any band. The reactions across the internet any time one vocalist leaves and another joins are always less than enthusiastic, thinking change is bad one hundred percent of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    Six Bands That Broke Up Without Anyone Noticing

    Usually when a band breaks up, there's a lot of furor about it, and a lot of mourning, even if the band hadn't done much of anything for a while. At least that's what happens with bands who have dedicated fanbases. It's a little bit different when it's a band that was a fad to begin with and just q ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The Five Weirdest Artists to Ever Go Mainstream

    One thing most intense music fans agree on nowadays is that the mainstream sucks. That's probably a sentiment that's always been true among the underground, but you even hear it among casual listeners today. "I don't buy albums because only one or two songs are going to be good" is a common refrain. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Deltron 3030 at House of Blues, 3/28/2014

    Deltron 3030, Kid Koala House of Blues March 28, 2014 "We're Deltron 3030 and we're back after a 13-year hiatus" quipped Dan the Automator at the start of Friday evening's performance. With the help of his fellow Deltrons -- rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and turntablist Kid Koala -- even after al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Six Horror-Movie Soundtrack Essentials

    Friends, the greatest time of year is upon us once again. It's getting a little bit chilly outside (for Texas), the nights are getting just a little bit spookier, and the magic of Halloween is in the air! I don't know about you, but I get excited for it every year. One of my favorite parts of all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    The Five Best "Band's Breaking Up" Singles

    Folks, I've said it before, but I have an undying love for the musical partnership of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, regardless of whether they're calling themselves At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, De Facto, or the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group. As long as they were together, they made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Five Rock Supergroups That Actually Worked

    NOt long ago, we finally saw the release of the long-awaited album from Radiohead/Red Hot Chili Peppers supergroup Atoms for Peace and it got me thinking: supergroups are a tough trick to pull off. We all fantasize about our favorite musicians playing together, but when it actually comes to fruition ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Mike Patton: His 5 Greatest Albums

    Sunday, Mike Patton turned 45 years old. Tomorrow, the fourth album by his long-running project Tomahawk, entitled Oddfellows, will be released. To say I've got a little bit of Patton fever is an understatement. Maybe some still only know him for Faith No More's rap-metal classic "Epic," which still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 29-November 1

    Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers Fitzgerald's, October 29 Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    The 10 Most Rocking Songs In Children's Entertainment

    Here's the thing about children's entertainment, it's designed to appeal not only to the lowest common denominator, but the toughest audience known to man. Don't believe me? Try playing your favorite song to a toddler, even something that is an acknowledged classic like the Pretenders' "I'll Stand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    They're Ba-a-ack!: The Six Best Coachella Reunion Performances

    Over the weekend, we experienced one of the most exciting musical events of the year: The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. One of the main features of the festival is the reunion aspect. For most of Coachella's lifespan, it has featured at least one classic band back together for the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Which Metal Bands Should Reunite?: Revocation Tells Us

    Tony Norkus/ www.facebook.com/Revocationn​The music industry has lit up with some pretty high-profile reunions in the past few months. At The Drive-In and Refused both announced comeback shows within days of one another, and even Black Sabbath decided to reconvene for a new album and a world t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Fa La La La La: Favorite Records Rocks Off Got for Christmas

    ​No matter what year it is or how old you are, if you love music, there is nothing like finding some new music tucked under the tree or crammed into your stocking. iTunes gift cards are easy. So are gift cards to Tiffany's, but we bet your girl would be a lot more receptive to the blue box. Th ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    December 30, 2010

    The Adolescents: Still Punk Rock Kids From The Black Hole

    "We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped Tour​For 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Seeking Joy

    Jill Scott returns to the studio after various screen projects and a son.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Musicians Do More In Bed Than Just... Sleep

    ​Today is the anniversary of one of the most unusual events in a most unusual decade. On May 26, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their "Bed-In for Peace" at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. It was the second of such boudoir-bound protests (or, if you prefer, media stunts); the couple folded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Listology: Nava of The Last Place You Look's Favorite Vocalists

    This weekend Thee Armada gets a proper send-off at the band's supposed final show ever at Warehouse Live Saturday night. Armada singer Josh Caddy is moving on to another band, and his bandmates are calling it a day. Some of Houston's best alt-rock bands are opening, including The Last Place You Loo ... More >>

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    September 24, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    Buckethead

    Guitar hero shreds the strings faster than you can say, “Is that a bucket on his head?”

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Tonight: The Melvins and Big Business at Warehouse Live

    True underground-rock royalty, the Melvins have been soundtracking lung-busting bong marathons for more than two decades. All Music Guide calls the trio's music "one massive, oozing pile of dark slime," but it's some pretty resilient, influential slime. Kurt Cobain's failed audition for the band led ... More >>

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    May 27, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

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    December 6, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    By the End of Tonight

    Instrumental rockers in need of a new drummer

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Big Mac Boogie

    Would You Like Fries with Those Lyrics?

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Choosing Her Battles

    Dusti Rhodes had a busy weekend. Here's her first of two reviews. If you were able to pull yourself away from the Pride Parade on Saturday and make your way downstream to Numbers, you were greeted with a few instrumental surprises. Admittedly, it wasn’t easy to leave the festivities along Westhei ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Norah Jones

    Norah Jones becomes her own person

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    March 15, 2007

    Giant Squid

    Concert preview

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    March 8, 2007

    Dub Trio

    Dub Trio performs Thursday, March 8, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

  • Home Entertainment

    July 6, 2006
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    June 15, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

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    January 5, 2006

    Ennio Morricone

    Crime and Dissonance

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Breaking the Scene Barrier

    Kid 606 prowls into town with Paws Across America

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Fantmas

    Suspended Animation

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Take Me Out...

    ...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    Björk

    Medúlla (Elektra)

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Surgical Strike

    Mike Patton's Fantômas exits the OR with a visceral disc

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Billy Talent

    Tuesday, February 17

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Rock No More

    Mike Patton chops through traditional song forms with a mighty Tomahawk

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    Rap Avengers

    Dälek may destroy hip-hop in order to save it from commercialism

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