Phanie Diaz doesn't want you Girl watchers to worry. She's the drummer for one of Texas' biggest breakout bands of the past few years, Girl In a Coma. Her sister, Nina, is the band's guitarist and vocalist. While Nina works on a solo project, Phanie and the band's bassist, Jenn Alva, have unveiled ... More >>
There's something for everyone in this XXL sequel.
300 sequel offers more bloody hunks — and Eva Green.
I tend toward role-playing games, and as a result I often end up in long, Zen-like bouts of level grinding that involve hours of defeating monsters over and over again in order to overpower my team to the point they steamroll over the bosses. It's honestly the happiest I am as a gamer, and it lends ... More >>
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
Where I went to college, Greek Week meant something very different. At Niko Niko's in Market Square Park, Greek Week is a week-long event that culminates in a celebration of 180 years of Greek independence on Sunday, March 25. In partnership with Market Square Park, the restaurant will be hosting a ... More >>
When you grow up in a house devoid of religion you turn out...well, click the author's link and you'll see how you turn out. Some people think you are free of delusions and dogma, others consider you devoid of an important moral core. We couldn't tell you which is true, or both, or neither. In an Am ... More >>
While it may not often be recognized by "mainstream listening audiences," post-hardcore is not a dead genre. Though its popularity has often waxed and waned throughout the years since its inception in the mid '80s, there are always great upstart bands keeping it alive. As of late, the genre has seen ... More >>
With the beginning of a Twitter account and an official website, heavily influential El Paso-based rock act At The Drive-In has announced their reformation today. What the future will hold for the group, which splintered into the Mars Volta and Sparta after their 2001 split, is anyone's guess. SXSW? ... More >>
Stevie Brown-Crever: Tough luck on 59The Montgomery County Police Reporter is a just-the-facts publication; here's one of their latest stories: Sunday evening approximately 7:00P.M. Deputy Juan Chapa and his partner Porter [a dog, by the way] were on routine patrol along US 59 near Creekwood ... More >>
Steer wrestler Nick Guy. Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell us a little bit about himself and his wildest story from a life of rodeo. N ... More >>
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