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    October 14, 2013

    The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Friday Night: Wilco At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Wilco Verizon Wireless Theater May 6, 2011 Jeff Tweedy's kind of an asshole. But it's okay, because we're familiar with the type:The guy who grew up a snotty punk-rock kid in the '80s, went on to form a band that just happened to become one of the most critically laude ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    November 4, 2010

    Fired Up

    Self-proclaimed dad-rockers Bright Men of Learning urge Houstonians to look in their own backyard.

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    September 15, 2010

    Girls And Richard Julian Both Need Attention

    Headstrong Pictures/ Jones and Richard Julian in the Little Willies​Talking a streak at the edge of the bed She looked like fresh piece of cake Unable to get with the things that she said I pretended I wasn't awake Unless you have an ear to the New York folk un ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Mango's Shakes To Warpaint, Grandfather Child, Buxton And Balaclavas

    Jason WolterWarpaint, back in Texas again...​There couldn't have been a more a disparate yet completely unifying bill at Mangos on Friday. Grandfather Child headlined, showcasing their new seven-inch release, with Los Angeles' Warpaint and Houston's Balaclavas and Buxton bringing up the rear. The ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

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    September 10, 2009

    Be Happy or Die

    Inside Super Happy Fun Land, Houston's most eclectic musical venue (and more).

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    December 30, 2008

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 2

    Gram Rabbit, Super Happy Fun Land, January 31: "Gram Rabbit is the face of 21st century glam; denser than Scissor Sisters and more fun than Ladytron. If everyone who heard Roxy Music got these sorts of ideas, the world would be a vastly better place." (Chris Henderson) Over the Rhine, McGonigel' ... More >>

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    March 10, 2008

    Friday Night: Wilco at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Wilco Verizon Wireless Theater March 7, 2008 Better than: Sitting around chatting at a friend’s dinner party, with Being There or Sky Blue Sky in the background. Sadly, some people thought they actually were. Download: Stream Sky Blue Sky bonus track “The Thanks I Get,” which you may recogni ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

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    December 13, 2007
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    September 17, 2007
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    December 1, 2005


    Kicking Television: Live in Chicago

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    April 21, 2005

    The Litmus Band

    Is Wilco still trying to break your heart, or has it done so already?

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    November 13, 1997

    Watt's Engine

    Former Minuteman Mike Watt looks to the past in order to steam into the future

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    August 7, 1997

    Tell No Lies

    With Butch, Carla Bozulich and the Geraldine Fibbers are lost no more