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    March 20, 2014


    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

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    September 6, 2013

    Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar Finish Fall Tour In Houston December 7

    New daddy Kanye West must want to get out of the house. This morning on Twitter the headline-grabbing rapper announced his first solo tour in five years, which closes December 7 at Toyota Center, according to West's Web site. West is supporting Yeezus, his sixth solo album besides 2011 Jay Z collab ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    PSYched Out: The Today Show's Obsession With Psy

    One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    The Lonely Island's "I Fucked My Aunt": NSFW, But Over the Line?

    If you would have heard the names Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone or Akiva Schaffer six years ago, you probably wouldn't have known who they were. Now the trio has become famous through a combination of their work on Saturday Night Live, their 2007 full-length film Hot Rod, and their mock-rap group The ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 14, 2012

    RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn: 5 Other Great Label Bassists

    See Also: "Support Staff: 10 of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands" Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Memphis soul band Booker T & the MGs - the house band at seminal '60s Stax Records - passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, according to his friend and longtime bandmate Steve Cropper. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Last Night: Sleigh Bells At Warehouse Live

    Sleigh Bells Warehouse Live April 18, 2012 Sleigh Bells has to be one of the most polarizing bands in recent memory. To really get a bead on a band these days, you have to go to iTunes. So I looked up Sleigh Bells. "How did this get made?" wondered one reviewer about Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Top Six Rap Videos Set In Places Of Worship

    Rocks Off was only 13 years old in October 1992 when singer Sinéad O'Connor sang an a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War" on Saturday Night Live and, on cue, tore an image of Pope John Paul II into pieces while singing the word "evil." "Fight the real enemy," she exclaimed at the end of one of ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Florence The Machine In Houston May 2 At Verizon Wireless Theater

    In touring news which is sure to delight many Houstonians, Florence The Machine have announced a May 2 date at Verizon Wireless Theater. This will be the first show here by F M ever. This Houston show comes just before their New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance the following weekend. We can assume ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Happy 99th Birthday, Richard Nixon: Great Pop Culture Nixons

    Today Richard Nixon would have turned 99 years old, though he passed on to the big country club in the sky back in April 1994, at the age of 81. His wife Pat passed on the year previous, and Nixon was active until the end of his life, still making appearances and granting interviews, as the stains o ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Not Average Joe: Six Rock and Roll Joes on the Day "Hey Joe" Turns 45

    ​Despite the fact that he never really had a major "hit" (Electric Ladyland reached number one as an album but he never had a single go higher than 20 in the US) and was terribly under appreciated while he was still alive, Jimi Hendrix is one of the giants of rock and roll. His songs and his g ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Paul Simon Turns 70: Our Favorite Cuts By Rhymin' Simon

    Paul Simon dressed as a turkey on Saturday Night Live in 1976. Duh. ​Today Paul Simon, acclaimed solo artist and the much shorter half of Simon & Garfunkel, turns 70 years old. The singer, who just released So Beautiful or So What back in April, has been a key link in bringing African and isla ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Whose Art Trumps Their Politics

    Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    10 Awesome, Awful & Odd "Hey Jude" Covers

    ​This week in 1968, The Beatles inaugurated their Apple Records label in a most auspicious fashion, releasing "Hey Jude" as a 45. The B-side was "Revolution." Written by Paul McCartney and employing a 36-piece orchestra, "Jude" did nothing to dispel the perception that Paul was the "soft" Beat ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    Out Today: Tyler, The Creator's Goblin, The Cars Restarted...

    ​We now live in a world where Adele is a chart-topping artist, placing at number one slot the past few weeks, rubbing shoulders with the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, and Britney Spears. If Adele's 21 isn't on the top of everyone's best-of 2011 lists, there is no justice in the wor ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Linkin Park Cancels Houston Show On Doctor's Orders​Sad news for folks holding tickets to tomorrow night's Linkin Park/The Prodigy gig at Toyota Center. Due to an illness, lead singer Chester Bennington has been sidelined from performing by doctor's orders, making Tuesday at least the band's fourth canceled date on this tour behind ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    The 10 Most Memorable Food Infomericals

    If only this was a real video series...​There is something mysteriously hypnotic about late-night (or, worse, mid-day) infomercials. I don't know if it's the manically insane way most of the infomercial presenters behave, or the momentary belief that maybe -- just maybe! -- these pioneers may ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Betty White Needs A Break

    ​The Saturday Night Live episode hosted by Betty White aired last weekend, thanks to the efforts of some 500,000 Facebook users who bravely took a break from complaining about the security of those photos they posted from the Senor Frogs wet t-shirt contest in 1988 to create a group expressly ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    The Week In TV: Betty White and the Rich Dicks

    I've got clear eyes, a full heart, and can't help but notice that you seem pretty practiced at putting on panties with one hand while holding a gun. This was the week in TV Land: • Because Facebook now controls us all, Betty White hosted Saturday Night Live a couple days ago after the booming po ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Uncivil Unions

    Unhinged Productions stages a world premiere

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    April 22, 2010

    Jay Mohr

    The creator of Last Comic Standing stops off in Houston

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    November 19, 2009
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    November 2, 2009

    Get Lit: Neil Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated History of the Man and His Music by Jon Bream

    ​Neil Diamond's hipster cachet has increased greatly in the past few years: The Rick Rubin albums, Saving Silverman, ultimate Neil tribute band Super Diamond and Will Ferrell's deadly funny SNL impression, in which "America" is presented as an anti-immigration number. But his fans have long been a ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: A Stripper Soundtrack, Part 2

    You can leave your hat on...but get the rest of that kit off fast. The ladies don't mess around when it comes to superficially hot, oiled-up dudes (of questionable sexuality, but does that really matter?) getting naked on the stage at La Bare. But because the musical content at places like Chippend ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Aftermath: New York Dolls & Black Joe Lewis at the House Of Blues

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Merchant of Soul

    Spoon's musical tinker Britt Daniel avoids the cringe.

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    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Ten Great Irish (Or Irish-American) Musicians and Bands

    St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sol ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    A Few Rejected Inaugural Ball Theme Songs

    Eminem feat. Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Crack A Bottle" The Good: Many bottles will be popped during tonight's festivities, we imagine, if not quite as many models. Also, the ongoing partnerships between this trio of rap titans says something about the present state of race relations in this country, ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Finesse Mitchell

    Former SNL cast member rings in the New Year at the Laff Stop

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    October 26, 2006

    An Open Letter to Nick Lachey

    Ten reasons why you're better off without her

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    March 9, 2006

    "Girls" Just Want to Have Fun?

    Awkwardness, angst and mental illness take center stage at the Blaffer

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    July 21, 2005
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    June 3, 2004


    Dissecting the phenomenon that is Colin Quinn

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    April 29, 2004

    Teen Spleen

    Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls

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    December 11, 2003

    Touched by an Angel

    Shows that arent afraid to explore the sexy side of Christmas

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    November 13, 2003

    The Music The

    If you want poetry, read a book

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    February 27, 2003

    Steal This Movie

    Studios don't get the Upright Citizens, which isn't funny at all

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    February 20, 2003

    Will to Power

    Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School

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    July 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 23 - 29, 1998

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    May 19, 1994

    Like Father, Like Son

    Spanic Boys make classic rock and roll a family affair

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