Katy Perry Toyota Center, October 10 & 11 People can hate on pop concerts all they want, but they're probably viewing them all wrong. If they attend expecting a musical experience that rattles their very core, they will likely be disappointed. But approach it as a spectacle, and the experience is a ... More >>
Islands Walters, September 6 Given the recent excitement of the Unicorns' first shows in a decade, opening some recent Arcade Fire dates, the good news that their Canadian indie successors Islands are headed back to town for the first time in a while should make a few townies happy. The show should ... More >>
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow — and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
The Legendary Kashmere Stage Band Fitzgerald's July 21, 2012 Craig Baldwin, the passionately loud and boisterous band director of the Kashmere Stage Band, broke his ankle recently and was forced to perform in a boot and with a cane Saturday night at Fitzgerald's in the Heights. Music, however, is a ... More >>
Celebrity endorsements are nothing new. They have been around as long as there were celebrities and companies willing to pay them to say they smoked Kool's or drove Chevy, or force us to explain to children and the elderly why we would giggle every time we saw the milk-stained upper lip of a famous ... More >>
Bro, how times have changed: 21 Jump Street now a buddy comedy.
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
Photos by Travis HensleyMister Heavenly's Michael Cera, delaying the Arrested Development movieKTRU Outdoor Show Rice University April 9, 2011 Aftermath had something of a busy Saturday and subsequently missed quite a few good bands at the 20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show. The rest of Houston, ... More >>
Too much sci-fi, not enough SNL in Paul.
Photos by Stacy SchwarzYes, that's Superbad's Michael Cera playing bass with Mister Heavenly at Bat Bar (wherever that is) Tuesday.See more SXSW silliness from Tuesday in our slideshow. It's time: this week, hordes of bands and interlopers will descend upon Austin and do their best to take i ... More >>
Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseMatisyahu House of Blues July 27, 2010 8:54 p.m.: Man, we totally underestimated the market for American Hassidic Jewish reggae musicians. This place is packed. 8:56: Dub Trio is on stage. They're a fairly impressive trio from Brooklyn. Not Beastie Boys impressive, but ... More >>
Michael Cera: What are we missing here?Maybe it's just a low tolerance for indie-movie tweeness, but we have to admit the charms of Michael Cera largely escape us.Now we freely admit we haven't seen Year One, so there's a chance that our admiration for his subtle comedic skills might yet be awake ... More >>
The Sonics, "Psycho a Go-Go" Another week goes by, with yet gigantic list of SXSW performers coming to Austin in March. The final list comes out January 30, so be prepared for maximum bloggage. We're still crossing our fingers and polishing up the nondescript white van in the hopes that Katy Perry w ... More >>
As a proper lady (tee hee), Miss Pop Rocks isn’t one for admitting her age. Let’s just say that when the movie Flashdance came out, I thought I was the shit because I was the only girl at my grade school with a Flashdance sweatshirt. (It came pre-ripped!) So anyway, it’s safe to say that ... More >>
If you were any of the people who contributed to the $31 million haul that Superbad took in this weekend, you were treated to one of the best funk and soul soundtracks since Jackie Brown. Funk comes from a place that is confident and smooth, unlike any of us in high school. Which makes this collecti ... More >>