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Tears for Fears

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    October 27, 2014

    The Tontons at Fitzgerald's, 10/24/2014

    The Tontons, Ume, Buckamore, -Us. Fitzgerald's October 24, 2014 The Tontons are no longer Houston's little secret, and haven't been for a minute. The local indie darlings have spent the last couple of years crisscrossing the country, playing to some of the hippest crowds in the hippest cities. This ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Justin Nava, the Voice of thelastplaceyoulook

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's hard to believe that ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Adios, Casey Kasem: Keep Reaching For the Stars

    "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." It's good advice that was delivered weekly for dozens of years by Casey Kasem. The radio personality, whose American Top 40 countdown was a pop-culture fixture for more than 40 years, passed away on Father's Day at the age of 82. You ... More >>

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    March 21, 2014

    Houston's Best Weekend Shows: Easton Corbin, Suzanna Choffel, Be the Match Benefit, etc.

    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of hard-rock pretenders and lite-rock spring breakers. Corbin has put more than one critic in mind (favorably) of not ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

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    March 19, 2014

    Houston Bands Have Cancer Covered at Fitz Benefit Show

    Houston may be home to ten trillion tribute bands aping everybody from Pat Benatar to Pantera, but even with not one, but twoConcert Pubs giving the people what they want on a weekly basis, there's not a lot of opportunity out there to hear a local group covering more offbeat acts like Air or Nile R ... More >>

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    October 15, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 15-18

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    September 21, 2012

    Top 5 New Rules for Internet Jukeboxes

    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 >>

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    August 6, 2012

    True Blood: Care Bears on Fire & Some New Wallflowers

    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 >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Top 5 Mullet-Rock Bands You Might Not Expect

    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 >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Top 10 Local Covers Of Famous Songs

    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.

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    May 26, 2011
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    February 18, 2011

    10 Meaningfully Awesome NBA Dunk Contest Dunks (with VIDEO!)

    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 >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Album Covers You'll Never, Ever See on Any UK Stamps

    ​ 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 >>

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    November 27, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    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 >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    September 11, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    February 1, 2008

    Last Night: Gram Rabbit at Super Happy Fun Land

    Gram Rabbit Super Happy Fun Land Thursday, Jan. 31, 2008 Better Than: Nostalgia Download: "American Hookers," for Gram Rabbit at their most direct, radio ready best It’s been three days since I became aware of the existence of Gram Rabbit. In the convoluted way things tend to happen, this show ... More >>

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    September 25, 2007

    Retro Active: A Nuclear Era, But I Have No Fear

    A few weeks ago, because my XM radio unit and my heart are both perpetually stuck on the Eighties channel (XM 8), I started to notice how many of the seemingly innocuous pop songs from those pastel-tinged years had much heavier concerns. Perhaps those erudite Englishmen Duran Duran put it best in ... More >>

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    March 16, 2007

    Playbill: RJD2

    Perhaps it was last September's Pitchfork headline, "RJD2 Signs to XL, Ditches Hip-Hop," that had the underground rap scene grumbling. In the nearly five years since his solo debut, RJ attained hero status for his unearthly beats and work with cats such as Mos Def and Aceyalone. But now he's making ... More >>

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    January 31, 2007

    Sound Check with Ligion

    Ligion (center) was on stage last night with Saliva Hard rock band Ligion was in Corpus Christi last night; it was the first night of their 45-city tour supporting Saliva. During Saliva's set Josey Scott (Saliva's lead vocalist) went over to the wings and pulled Ligion (that's the lead singer a ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
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    December 1, 2005

    Jada Rocks

    Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.

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    December 2, 2004
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    September 9, 2004

    Last Call at the Downtown Dives

    The Nightfly buzzes through the few low-rent bars left in the heart of the city

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    July 15, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Ride Like the Wind

    NASA scientists fear tepid response when aliens encounter Christopher Cross

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    November 21, 2002

    Gary Jules

    Friday, November 22

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