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The Departed

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    Houston Texans 2014: The Purge On Kirby Continues

    Red Wedding, final seen of The Godfather, last episode of Season 1 of The Sopranos....quite frankly, for the Houston Texans, I'm running out of television and movie analogies where multiple people get whacked. So here goes... (SPOILER ALERT, if you haven't seen and eventually desire to see The De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Upcoming: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Herman's Hermits, The Head & The Heart, etc.

    13 Black Coffins: With The Freakouts., Sat., August 24, 9 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. AJ Rafael: With Ross Turner, TJ Brown., Sun., August 11, 8 p.m., $10 to $40. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th, Houston, 713-862-8707. America's Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest: The Soundtrack (With Endnotes)

    One of Time magazine's Top 100 English-language novels of the last century, the late David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is a gargantuan book. Its cutting, comedic views cover a broad swath of American life, but focus on family dysfunction, chemical dependency, depression, entertainment saturation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Tame Impala, Dropkick Murphys, Zac Brown Band, Nosaprise, Etc.

    Tame Impala With The Growl Fitzgerald's, February 25, 8 p.m. Tame Impala's late-2012 effort Lonerism plays like the Beatles circa Abbey Road channeling T. Rex's The Slider, with a hefty helping of early '10s dream-fuzz. The Australian act has come along way from opening for MGMT in 2010, a tour in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Terry Allen McGonigel's Mucky Duck, January 19 It doesn't take long to notice that country-folk musicians from Lubbock are a little different. Whether it's all that flat surrounding them, the supposed UFO visits, or something else, they always seem a little more metaphysical than their peers. With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Friday Night: The Beach Boys at The Woodlands

    The Beach Boys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 8, 2012 The Beach Boys taught a generation of American kids how to be teenagers. With songs about the perils of love, the magic of cars, school ties, faceless authority, and depression and isolation, they wrote the book on high-octane hormonal roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Upcoming: Guided By Voices, English Beat, Gaslight Anthem, Yanni, Cave Singers, Etc.

    3 Doors Down: Sat., June 23, 7 p.m., $35-$65. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston. Big Pokey, Lil Flip, ESG, Lil Keke, Yungster: Wed., June 27, 8 p.m., $25/$30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. The Cave Singers: Sun., June 10, 8 p.m., $8. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Citizen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Last Night: Dropkick Murphys At House Of Blues

    Dropkick Murphys House of Blues February 28, 2012 Check out photos of last night's sold out Dropkick Murphys show at House of Blues. Everybody's Irish at a Dropkick Murphys show. Tuesday night at House of Blues, Rocks Off saw more shamrock-festooned gear and Boston Red Sox caps than should normall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Oscar Categories That We Wish Existed

    By now you have all seen this year's Oscar nominations, released yesterday, in Beverly Hills, California. Nine films were nominated for Best Picture, including Hugo, Moneyball, War Horse, The Artist, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Midnight in Paris and The Tree of Life. Fun stuff, espe ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Upcoming: Anthony Hamilton, Mojo Nixon, MuteMath, Etc.

    ​400 Blows, Muhammadali: Mon., Oct. 31. Mango's. Anthony Hamilton: Mon., Nov. 14. House of Blues. Badfish (Sublime Tribute): Sat., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Cody Canada & The Departed: Fri., Dec. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Dave Barnes, Andrew Ripp: Sat., Nov. 12. Fitzgerald's. Guaco: T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Five Worse Professions To Date Than Musician

    They may be sexy as hell, but musicians are notoriously impossible to date. They sleep all day and party all night, and travel around for months on end, often in the company of drugs, alcohol, and eager women. Take issue with a flirtatious gesture made towards a female audience member and you're lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Top 10 Musical Scenes In Quentin Tarantino Films

    ​Sunday, Quentin Tarantino, one of the best modern film directors not named Uwe Boll, turns 48 years old. It's hard to believe the beloved hipster director has now been on the public radar for almost 20 years, with his feature-length debut and breakout movie Reservoir Dogs turning the big 2-0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Upcoming: Boz Scaggs, Genitorturers, Lucero, Etc.

    ​The Adicts: Wed., March 23. Warehouse Live. Al Stewart: Fri., April 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Badfish (Sublime Tribute), Full Service: Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Black Veil Brides, DRUGS, I See Stars, Versaemerge: Sun., March 20. Warehouse Live. Bob Schneider: Fri., March 11. Hou ... More >>

  • Film

    September 9, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing ­returns.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Bun B Fires Back At Source Rating Critics... Including Ours

    "I get 5 mikes, you say The Source ain't shit. If your favorite would've won, would you say the same shit?" - Bun B, "B.M.F. Freestyle" Photos by Marco TorresBun B at House of Blues, August 4; see here for our review and slideshow​Whoever came up with that saying "if you've got nothing nice t ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2010

    Cop Out

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay re-team, with decreasing ­returns.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Win Preview Passes To Inception, And Ponder Our Five Questions About It

    One of these people is a better actor than the other​Inception seems like the best bet yet to save a summer full of dreary by-the-books blockbusters. Has there been anything released yet that's made you want to go to the movies? (We admit, we've never quite gotten into the whole Toy Story th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Banned Books in the Texas Prison System

    This week’s Hair Balls column takes a look at the wacky world of book-banning in the Texas prison system. It’s a world where accounts of caning women or dripping wax on them do not count as S&M, where former Senator Bob Dole is a child pornographer and “Letters to Penthouse” can be fine unle ... More >>

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