If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>
Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux
An interview with the band
Cee-Lo breaks down the genius behind St. Elsewhere
Climb aboard the Yacht Rock revolution at this week's Michael McDonald/Steely Dan show
How Elvis Costello turned his eclectic nature into career gold
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio
Founding front man Dave Wakeling is the only original member left in the English Beat, but not for lack of trying
Catch a Dark and Lovely performance at Houston Ballet's "Mentors & Prodigy"
Eric Johnson and Adrian Belew fret for you at Club V
Saturday, June 11, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
The timeless Jonathan Richman comes to the Continental
Pearland new-wave legends the Judy's reunite for a benefit show and possibly more
Frances the Mute
Saturday, March 19, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263.
Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?
If the Sunday-afternoon concert series isn't enough, there are still 10,000 free reasons to go to the Space Place
Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.
The Arcade Fire's vast, spastic music will have you confused, thrilled and begging for more
Looking back on the '04
The Ramones bopped toward history and an unhappy end
Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals
Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)
The Electric Six's shenanigans have them laughing all the way to the bank
The Fleshtones have got your garage-rock revival hanging low
Ziggy Marley ditches reggae and Rastafarianism. Or does he?
Underground supergroup Swarm of Angels hedges about its past
Dreamy Red Dragon completes the Hannibal boxed set
Neon Golden (Cityslang)
Friday, July 19
Houston's student shortage forces the indie scene to go the blue-collar route
Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound
Looking for connection but finding only escape, the principals in This Is Our Youth rail against the cold comfort of the '80s
Blondie has new record, legs
Stop Making Sense
Houston's Drapes have more on their minds than simply getting by