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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 slideshowWhoever came up with that saying "if you've got nothing nice t ... More >>
One of these people is a better actor than the otherInception 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 >>