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Thompson Twins

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Y'all, We Have All Been Doing "Punk" Wrong

    When you think of punk rock, images of a bloodied Sid Vicious in a leather jacket may come to mind. Skinheads flipping off a camera. Henry Rollins and Black Flag destroying a crowd in a basement. Jello Biafra jumping into a surging pit of people after screaming about holidays in Cambodia. The Clash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

    Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction. Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Anything Box: "A Change in My Destiny" For '90s Synth Stars

    Last year DJ Rob Ehlinger brought a surprise hit to Houston when he convinced Claude Strilio to bring Anything Box of "Living in Oblivion" fame to Numbers for a performance. The show ended up as a packed, breathless success that can be held up as an example that Houston may be reclaiming its place a ... More >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Old 97's Match Their Grayer, Mellower House Of Blues Audience

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Some British band - it may have been the Thompson Twins - once sang about what a drag it is getting old. Aftermath is getting on in years, but still young at heart, which is what compelled us to go check out a similarly more seasoned Old 97s at the House of Blues Saturday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Don't You (Forget About Me): John Hughes' Greatest Hits

    Nothing epitomized the human and suburban experience better than the films of director John Hughes in mid-80s. Hughes, 59, passed away yesterday of a heart attack while visiting family in New York City. The writer/director had been largely inactive since the late '90s, only occasionally producing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Showing Her Colors

    Wanna get Cyndi really going? Throw on some zydeco. Stateside, Cyndi Lauper's never quite gotten the respect she deserves (and gets overseas). Her pink-haired, tattered-clothed flamboyance in those glory days of MTV videos — especially "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" — overshadowed both ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    HouTube.com

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Invisible Man

    Kenna doesn't care if you see him. He just wants you to hear him.

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