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    October 31, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    0-6 last week. Not much else needs to be said. It was a trip down memory lane, as last weekend I reprised memories of 2013, a season in which I was historically awful at picking winners of football games against the spread. Now I'm totally freaked out, to where I look at the board and see literal n ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    If You Want More Teams In The College Football Playoff, Here's What To Root For

    Some old habits are hard to break, and as flawed as the old Bowl Championship Series (affectionately referred to and twisted into juvenile alternate acronyms as the "BCS") was, it still began to consume me right about this time every college football season. The BCS got a lot of stuff wrong, but on ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Gary Patterson's Rant On Art Briles' Being Classless

    There was a time not all that long ago when beef between TCU and Baylor would have been the functional equivalent of a lower mid card bout on a WWE pay per view, with the relative level of care being confined to close friends, family, ardent alums, and maybe "Mean" Gene Okerlund. Now, with Bedlam c ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Randy Rogers Band Springs Surprise Trouble Release Show at Firehouse Saloon Tonight

    The Randy Rogers Band has become a big enough name on the highly competitive Texas country/Red Dirt circuit that the quintet was chosen to open for George Strait and Martina McBride on Strait's Houston stop of his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour at Reliant Stadium back in March. Reached by phone from " ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets (Including Bears-Texans Prediction)

    Election season is over, and in my home state of Connecticut, Linda McMahon is left to pick up the pieces of her second failed campaign for Senator. 100 million pieces to be exact. According to the Associated Press, the wife of WWE patriarch Vince McMahon spent nearly $100 million on her two faile ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

    Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    June 4, 2012

    Adventures in DUI: Jacksonville Jags WR Justin Blackmon (w/ Mugshot!)

    While the new NFL collective bargaining agreement has brought rookie salaries, particularly first round rookie salaries, more in line with their true value, there is no denying that NFL teams are still investing significant chunks of change in a bunch of unproven commodities. Along those lines, it's ... More >>

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    March 14, 2012

    White Rabbits Have Some Very Strange Ideas About Spring Break Songs

    White Rabbits aren't your run-of-the-mill hipsters. The New York Times recently likened the New York band's third album, Milk Famous, to "Radiohead's technique of surrounding a sustained vocal melody with jagged pointillism... some songs barely bother to flesh out their chords. They're all rhythm an ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Hail, Hail: 10 Things You Should Know About Pearl Jam

    Mark C. AustinPearl Jam at ACL '09​Amongst all the Nevermind love running rampant this week, people seem to forget that Nirvana contemporaries Pearl Jam are also celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Obviously the Nirvana tributes are different since one member is not living and the we ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Top 5 Best Big 12 Football Games of 2011 (With Predictions)

    Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, Boomer Sooner, etc., etc., etc.​Football-wise, the Big 12 (aka. Oklahoma and the nine others) is barely hanging on, now that Nebraska is in the Big Ten and Colorado bolted to the Pac-12. The 2011 season, which is just over a month away, marks the first time that ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Best Riffs Only: Krayolas Going For Tex-Mex Rock & Roll Master's

    ​Krayolas drummer David Saldana is not your average power pop rock and roller. While his resuscitated band continues to draw gobs of press and is grabbing some high profile gigs, Saldana's life is taking him in another direction. "I'm actually getting my Masters in education so I can be a pri ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Saturday Afternoon: Kings Of Leon At Discovery Green

    Photos by groovehouse​Kings of Leon, Panic! at the Disco Discovery Green April 2, 2011 Check out our slideshows from this weekend's Big Dance Concert Series: the bands and the fans. About halfway through Saturday's Kings Of Leon show at Discovery Green, part of the corporate Big Dance Concer ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Last Night: Free Energy At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Free Energy Fitzgerald's February 3, 2011 See pics from last night's set in our slideshow. "This cold does some crazy shit to Houston," remarked Free Energy front man Paul Sprangers to his sparse but devotedly enthusiastic Fitzgerald's crowd Thursday. The band played ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Urban Cowboy: How Does It Hold Up In 2010? (SPOILER ALERT)

    Hollywood Shuffle can't really explain why we've never seen Urban Cowboy before. The only excuse is that we were born in 1980, the same year the film was released, and by the time we were old enough to appreciate it the line-dancing honky tonk fad that has swept America in the wake of the film had ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009
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    December 3, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Favorite Fictional Performers, Part 2

    ​Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: An Artist Best In Texas and LOM Can Agree On. Seriously.

    While anyone who follows this column knows that Lonesome, Onry and Mean can't stand about 90 percent of what gets touted in Best in Texas magazine and labeled Texas/Red Dirt music, we have always had a soft spot for Stillwater, Okla., rockers Cross Canadian Ragweed. Our son took us to see CCR in Lu ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Game Time: Weekend Review

    ​I hope everyone had a great weekend, and that you were all able to enjoy the nice weather by moving your television and recliner into your driveway to watch football on TV.  I'd like to start off by welcoming the Texans to this new thing for them called "November".  Boys, I know in ... More >>

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    September 9, 2009

    Easy Win Over, Now UH Gets Ready For A Top-Ten Team

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars came out and dominated the Northwestern State Demons last Saturday, scoring on their first five possessions on the way to a 55-7 win. But this week's contest is going to be a bit tougher as the Cougars are traveling to Stillwater to take on the fifth-ranked ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Five Reasons The Longhorns Won't Win The BCS Title This Year

    ​Finally -- after what seems a wait of approximately five years -- college football is back.The New York Times, of all people, has picked the UT Longhorns as the Number One team in the nation. A lot of other experts, not to mention Red Bull-swilling, Cheeto-chomping, Mom-avoiding bloggers, pick UT ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    At Least One Football Team In Town Is Supposed To Be Good This Year (Hint: They Don't Get Paid)

    ​Most of Houston's football focus is going to the Houston Texans, who are once again striving to produce an actual winning season. But there are several other football teams in Houston, and today, one of those teams officially reports for preseason camp.The team in question is the Houston Cougars, ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Wooden Birds at Walter's on Washington

    Craig Hlavaty For a thirsty crowd looking to begin their Independence Day weekend in earnest, there was no better place to be last night than Walter's off Washington. As of late, there has been a swelling resurgence in the earthy tones and folk-carnie vibe of bands like The Band. One could blame t ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    October 2, 2008

    Almost Famous

    Rolling Stone journalist Cameron Crowe gives insight into his days as a teenage rock writer

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    May 14, 2007
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    August 22, 2006
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    March 23, 2006

    The All-American Rejects

    Saturday, March 25, Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-629-3700

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    July 29, 2004
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    September 21, 2000

    Stayin' Alive

    Almost Famous writer-director gets by with a little help from Peter Frampton

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    September 14, 2000

    People Try to Put Us Down...

    Almost Famous talks about its g-g-generation -- of misguided rock and roll fans

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    November 20, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
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    November 14, 1996

    Gayland's Choice

    Gayland Randle was there the night Paul Broussard was murdered, but he never laid a hand on the victim. So why is Randle doing 15 years in prison?