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    October 23, 2014

    Now Just Freeman, Gene Moves On Past Ween

    Life wasn't so sweet for Gene Ween in 2011. In fact, it was pretty sour, hitting a tragic low at a concert in Vancouver, during which the former Ween front man mostly lay sprawled across the stage floor, incorrectly mumbling his own lyrics, his band eventually abandoning him onstage. The drug-induc ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014
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    May 16, 2013

    Foodstagramming Is Apparently a Problem

    We are all guilty of whipping out our phones to snap a photo of our food at dinner, then making it look artsy and hipster before uploading it to Instagram for all our friends to see, secretly hoping they will be jealous of the delicious meal we are about to consume. While many restaurants are banni ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Dynamo Win 33rd In A Row At BBVA Against Vancouver, Go For MLS Record

    Another home game for the Houston Dynamo means another win. It's starting to become cliché as the Orange upped their undefeated home streak to 33 matches in all competitions; just one shy of Real Salt Lake's 34-game record back in 2009-2011. This 2-1 victory over the previously unbeaten Vancouver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... 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 5, 2012

    Tango and Steak Night Tuesdays at MKT Bar Downtown

    It's a Tuesday night, and as I enter the MKT Bar at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown, there's this kind of hazy, underground, industrial vibe going on. Strains of poignant, dramatic tango music are coming across the loudspeaker, and dancers slide and sway across the concrete floor, some with the t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Heart's Ann Wilson: Still a Fanatic

    Rewind: Last Night: Heart at House of Blues (March 11, 2012) For decades, Heart has been one of the premiere, best-selling and most influential bands in rock. Starting with 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie, the group structured around Wilson sisters Ann (singing) and Nancy (guitars, occasional singing) h ... More >>

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    August 8, 2012

    According to This, San Antonio Has a Better Music Scene Than Houston

    Like any and all lists, the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI)'s list regarding the best music scenes in the country will leave most of you passing out side-eyes and stares. Easy to spot and digest, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles ranked 1-3, but after that it's a complete flaming crapshoot. Th ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Murder by Death at Fitzgerald's

    Murder by Death, Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons Fitzgerald's July 27, 2012 When I discovered that Murder by Death was set up to play the smaller downstairs room at Fitzgerald's Friday night, I was a little surprised. The Indiana-based y'allternative act may hail from a small town, but they've got ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention: Inside the World of Wank-Craft

    Most conventions are pants-mandatory kinds of affairs -- even those of the adult nature. For the world's first virtual porn convention, however, I'm not wearing any (relax...I'm in my PJs). This past weekend, XBiz and Red Light Center hosted the Adult Entertainment Virtual Convention, porn's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Kata Robata's Autumn Festival, "Aki no Matsuri!"

    Photos by Mai PhamSuckling pig with buns and sauce, one of the many dishes from Kata Robata's izakaya​Twice a year, Kata Robata transforms its patio into an izakaya, a casual after-work drinking place with Japanese bar food. Izakaya-type food is not fancy. They are the Japanese equivalent to S ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11​Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Houston One Of Top 20 Environmentally Green Cities In North America, Somehow

    Not top 10 material yet​A new study of environmental practices in major cities in North America finds Houston ranked 16th, which is not that bad considering, you know, our air. The study, sponsored by the Siemens Corporation, used 31 criteria involving air, water supply, recycling and all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Dengue Fever: Nothing Lost In Translation

    Lauren Dukoff​Cambodian pop-rock seems like an odd choice musical genre to try to earn a living, but Los Angeles-area sextet Dengue Fever is closing in on ten years. All signs are that the band is set for a much longer run: They've just released Cannibal Courtship, their fourth album and succ ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Narduwar The Human Serviette's 11 Best Interviews

    exclaim.caNarduwar (left) and the patron saint of 4/20​Nardwuar The Human Serviette from "Vancouver BC Canada" knows all of your favorite bands, artists, and rappers better than you, and better than they know themselves. At first glance, he kind of resembles a Canadian Matthew Lesko (the free- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    The Ballad Of Randy Quaid

    Hopefully he learned a few tricks in Midnight Express.​Americans, as a people, are fascinated by stories of outlaws. English bandit Robin Hood has been dead for 500 years (give or take) and they're still making crappy movies about him. And the Old West remains a fertile ground for tales of rom ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Gemma Wilcox: Shadows in Bloom

    The award-winning actress listens to the ticking of her biological clock

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    September 21, 2010

    Recipe: Dairy Oxycontin, a.k.a. Macaroni & Cheese

    Vancouver Bites! ​I attempted to read Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin's Skinny Bitch once, a few years back. They explained what was behind our yearning for Cheddar, Colby, Brie, Havarti, Romano, and Gouda. "Morphine, along with codeine and other opiates are naturally produced in cows' livers a ... More >>

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    June 29, 2010

    Twilight Eclipse: Five Questions From A Newbie

    So this is about Frankenstein or something?​Tonight, at midnight, it begins. Another round of Twilight madness.Teens, tweens, moms who are the female equivalents of old dudes going to Hannah Montana movies, all will be there. For the premier of Twilight: Calypso.Set in the bouncy Caribbean and fea ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Pop Rocks: What We Learned From The Olympics

    Another edition of the Winter Games has come and gone, and while the last two weeks have been marked by triumph (the first American medals in Nordic Combined) as well as tragedy (Nickelback's closing ceremony performance), it's time to contemplate the important lessons we'll take away from Vancouve ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Pop Rocks: One Of Our Boners Is Missing

    ​Andrew Koenig, who played Mike Seaver's best friend "Boner" on Growing Pains, went missing last week in Vancouver. His sister, Danielle Koenig, said he was last seen Feb. 14 in Vancouver, where he was visiting friends, Zap2It reports. He was to have flown out Feb. 16 but didn't make the flight. ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    App Your Way Through The Big Easy

    ​Every modern metropolis needs one. An urban playground within weekend driving distance, that is. Where what happens within the city limits stays within the city limits for all eternity. Well, except for the gift that keeps on giving. But it's not a jaunt of any consequence if you don't re ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Houston's Best (And Possibly Only) Olympic Luger Makes A Comeback

    Photo courtesy Ruben Gonzalez​Ruben Gonzalez, a three-time Olympic luger, had already come out of retirement twice. It didn't take much to inspire him to do it again. Last year was the 20th anniversary of his first Olympics, the 1988 Calgary games. Which got him thinking: What if he could do it o ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Houston Vegans Come Out of Hiding

    Photos by Nikki MetzgarBetween June 20 and 28, cities across the world held vegan bake sales to raise money for charities and show everyone that vegan food can be delicious too. The second task was probably more challenging. It's safe to say that no non-vegan has ever tasted food that doesn't use ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009


    Inside the CAMH, the works of "No Zoning" lose their power.

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    April 6, 2009

    A Small Colorado Town Becomes "Capital of Transsexuals" And Houston Hears About It

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezMore than three years ago cinematographer/director PJ Raval heard about a small town in Colorado that was "the sex change capital of America." Intrigued, he contacted the doctor, herself a transsexual woman, and began a conversation that resulted in a two-and-a-half yea ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Cheech and Chong

    Web exclusive!

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    June 23, 2008

    Gas Prices are Something Fierce, Alright

    One of Houston’s own made national news over the weekend; unfortunately, not in a good way. As John Nova Lomax noted last month, runaway gas prices are causing havoc on the touring circuit, especially among artists without booking agents or labels helping them out. The Associated Press got wind o ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    November 19, 2007

    Come See Me Eat Nipples, Eat Nipples: Bollywood in Houston, Aurally Translated

    Buffalax is the great YouTube aural translator of Hindi-language music videos – we showed you some of his work here. And now there’s Woodbulb, an auteur from Vancouver, who contributed this re-imagining of “Dilbar Dilbar” by former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen. The clip, which comes from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Get Lit: Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic

    Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the World’s Greatest Trips, by National Geographic, is a husky 400-page to-do list that includes 400-color photographs and sells for $40. The first word that comes to mind when opening the spine of this baby is stately. All Geographic books are that. For the wande ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Party Boy

    Matt Sonzala puts on Houston rap parties all over the world

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    September 21, 2006


    All Roads Lead to Ausfahrt

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    August 3, 2006
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    March 18, 2004

    Broken Social Scene

    Saturday, March 20

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    November 13, 2003

    Lineup Change

    The pressure is on the Chron's sports columnists

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    August 28, 2003

    Band of Easy Virtue

    Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners

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    July 17, 2003
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    March 6, 2003

    The Boob Scotch Tour

    Staying abreast of modern trends in blues with Bob Log III

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    January 16, 2003

    Strapping Young Lad

    Friday, January 17

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    December 12, 2002

    November Pain

    Call 'em Guns N' Poseurs if you like, but Axl Rose can still incite riots with the best of them

  • Film

    November 16, 2000

    Clone Wars

    In the rousing 6th Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the only one who has been copied

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    December 30, 1999
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    December 3, 1998
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    August 27, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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