This week marks the 13th anniversary of Woodstock 1999, the iconic festival's much-maligned third iteration that kinda dissolved into rape and looting towards the end. As 200,000-strong anarchic gatherings go, everything went off rather pleasantly for much of the festival, but the bonfires, looting ... More >>
A summer concert season to melt your face off.
"Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>
"When Jen and I moved to Texas multiple people told us not to do it 'because they killed Kennedy.' The JFK assassination, Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby etc. - it seems to be to be a metaphor for the start of all the madness around us." - Fiskadoro's Richard Kimball At our day job, we have a small s ... More >>
Com Truise lends chillwave some credibility — not just anyone gets asked to remix Daft Punk.
Virtuoso filmmaking, retro politics in a crisp thriller.
Shoegazing and emo music are not really Rocks Off's resident snarky goth's glass of absinthe, but in our opinion, any Houston band chosen to represent our criminally unrepresented city deserves a look. So with some trepidation, we wandered into the realm of Football, Etc. and their new LP The ... More >>
Todd ColeWednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>
2010 is old news. Here are ten to watch out for in 2011.
Cactus Music is hosting a Beatles & John Lennon DJ session featuring DJ Black Slacks from 5-7 p.m. today in the Record Ranch, 2110 Portsmouth. Today marks 30 years since humanity lost John Lennon. The man has haunted Craig's Hlist since he was very little, when the man broke out from being t ... More >>
David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>
A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>
Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Just let that sink in for a moment. He was only 40 when he passed away, but in those four decades he did enough to change the world and its inhabitants for pretty much the rest of natural human history - not just in music but also in for ... More >>
Between the early bubblegum pop of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and the epic sentimental balladry of "Hey Jude," the Beatles were always about much more than just the songs you hear on the radio. Even the biggest band there ever was has a few high-quality little gems that the masses aren't aware of a ... More >>
So let me get this straight. This week, I found out I'm a wanted fugitive in La Grange. My Rogaine foam isn't working, and I found a few gray hairs in my beard. And I still have no idea what to get my special lady friend for Christmas. Now, I wake from slumber to find that Mrs. Drenched in Blog, Li ... More >>
Newest DDR: Same game, fresh set list.
An imaginary history of electronic music
Comfort Of Strangers
LCD Soundsystem's brain trust happily loses his edge
Rock's prime offenders face the music
A new coffee table book spotlights a vital, neglected art genre and gives a few Houston poster artists their due
This was the year electronic dance music got its head --
and its ass -- out of the past
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past
Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves
Things get chill when DJ Icey spins into town
DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J
Jerker doesn't have a big costume budget
Poster artist Jermaine Rogers isn't always in concert with critics
Music: Response (Astralwerks)
Pioneer turntablist DJ Dan brings his experienced self to Technofest 2000
Genaside II helped create jungle. Now it's moving on.
Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic