Metric House of Blues, October 15 Along with future members of Stars and Broken Social Scene, Metric front woman Emily Haines went to an arts high school in Toronto, and started the group with guitarist James Shaw after returning from college in Montreal and Vancouver. Metric has found it difficult ... More >>
Used to be, you'd have to hit bar after bar until you found one with just the right jukebox, and then that was your own personal lair of alcohol consumption from then on. The people demanded more freedom of choice, however, so most bars have already switched over to Internet jukeboxes, where one can ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Have I mentioned that Tina Marjorino is running around True Blood ... More >>
Last Sunday, HBO aired the Season 3 finale of Eastbound & Down, the series about down-on-his-luck minor-league relief pitcher and morally bankrupt human being Kenny Powers. Besides a certain unvarnished wisdom ("death is for pussies") and a peculiar way with the ladies, Powers has one of the most sp ... More >>
A good cover song must reach a perfect balance between innovation and preserving the original's appeal. There have been some really great covers from Houston's music scene, and we wanted to pay tribute to them.
As All Star Games go, in terms of meaning, effort, enthusiasm, pomp and circumstance, the NBA All Star weekend is in the meaty part of the curve. Football's Pro Bowl becomes a bigger and bigger joke every year (highlighted by fanboy journalist Jay Glazer of Fox actually calling a play in this seaso ... More >>
The UK's Royal Mail recently unveiled a series of stamps based on classic British album covers, including the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed and The Clash's London Calling. Rumor has it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here was rejected due to the burning man on the cover, with the Royal Mail electing t ... More >>
Pumpkin pie, more than anything else, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we can never remember whether or not you're supposed to hyphenate the word "roundup." Perhaps we should call this installment "This Wee ... More >>
Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.
The Nightfly buzzes through the few low-rent bars left in the heart of the city
NASA scientists fear tepid response when aliens encounter Christopher Cross
Friday, November 22