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Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Visual media always achieves its greatest impact through the expert use of sound. While little has changed regarding when a sound is properly added to…

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

At around 3 pm on Friday, a post on Reddit  — one about a report from the Houston Chronicle indicating that the tower portion of Raven Tower was temporarily closing…

Death Be Not Slack

Every time a celebrity dies an angel gets wings. Every time a major rock star or performer dies in 2016 people launch tirades on social…

Obama rocks SXSW 2016

Obama rocks SXSW 2016

President Obama addressed the 30th edition of SXSW in a talk moderated by Evan Smith.…

CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER CAR LOVER

CONFESSIONS OF A FORMER CAR LOVER

Cars, it seemed, were an expensive, growing menace to our quality of life!…

Justice for Peter Mielke

Justice for Peter Mielke

  Take a close look at the man in the photograph above. This man degenerate…

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Local Love: Sik Mule

Local Love: Sik Mule

If you’re a band that’s hailing from the same streets that Dusty, Billy, and Frank call home, then you’re really up against the rails. Luckily for Houston three piece Sik Mule, that’s not a problem. Playing what they call “swamp rock,” these three make a sound that echoes early ZZ Top and Black Keys without sounding like direct copies of either…

The Wheel Workers Leak New Track Ahead of Tour

The Wheel Workers Leak New Track Ahead of Tour

There are very few times when you see a band grinding away, making a schedule, and living up to that schedule, no matter how crazy it may be like Houston’s The Wheel Workers. Last year, after dropping a double LP on multiple formats, the five piece quickly returned with the lush and beautifully crafted EP “Citizens.” …

Fearless Freak: Seven Questions With Wayne Coyne

Fearless Freak: Seven Questions With Wayne Coyne

For what we do now, it’s really just influenced by us not giving a fuck. What’s cool nowadays? I don’t know, but I and the band just do what we want to do and what we like…

Travis Scott vs. Vince Staples

Travis Scott vs. Vince Staples

Two rappers — who outwardly appear to be similar — performed in Houston this past Monday and Tuesday. First was Houston’s own Travis Scott, and Tuesday night was Vince Staples, a 22-year-old rapper from Long Beach. Both have fanbases that skew way young and reach outside a typical hip-hop audience. For Scott, it was a homecoming, a free show at a small club just 24 hours after opening for Rihanna. …

Chris Cohen: Now As If A Part

Chris Cohen: Now As If A Part

Chris Cohen has written and played on a beautiful new album called As If Apart. An interesting idea, “as if.” A…

Local Love: Fox Parlor

Local Love: Fox Parlor

Being in blues rock, you’re having to go up against heavy hitters like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the like. However, on their latest release, “West Dallas Rodeo,” the band easily proves that they’re up to the task. The three song EP produced by John Evans and Steve Christensen really showcases the depths in which the band has grown since their debut.…

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Visual Vernacular: Artist Blake Jones

Visual Vernacular: Artist Blake Jones

Opening this Saturday at TOMO Mags, artist Blake Jones shows a different side of his artistic ability with a staggering amount of new pieces that…

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There’s a Runoff Election for the Primary Happening Right Now

There’s a Runoff Election for the Primary Happening Right Now

You probably thought to yourself back in March, “Now that I’ve voted in the primary, all…

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Entertainment View all

Film Facts 5.27.16

Film Facts 5.27.16

How apropos that Whit Stillman has adapted the Jane Austen novella Lady Susan into the feature…

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City of Gold

City of Gold

Genre films hold a special attraction for fans of said genre. The two most popular types…

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My Wingman — Street Artist? Check Please!

My Wingman — Street Artist? Check Please!

The only weekly single-panel comic strip that matters.…