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White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

White Nationalists Bring Hateful Garbage to Houston

Race hate has reared its ugly head in Houston this week under the auspices of a white nationalist and fascist group known as Identity Evropa.  …

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

ICYMI: Jesse Williams Speaking Truth To Power at the BET Awards

In case you missed it, actor Jesse Williams spoke truth to power at the BET Awards on Sunday night after receiving the network’s humanitarian award.…

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

About this time last year, marijuana made Texas history. For the first time ever, the state criminal jurisprudence committee passed a transformative piece of legislation, House Bill 2165, that would have legalized and regulated recreational use of marijuana... …

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

FPTV: Anti-Islam Rally at Da’wah Center

Crazies with assault rifles and Confederate flags protested the opening of a library at the…

To Zone or Not to Zone?

To Zone or Not to Zone?

By Peter H. Brown (Pedestrian Pete)   To plan or not to plan? Yes, say most!…

How to Use a Public Restroom

How to Use a Public Restroom

As you’ve likely heard by now, there is a heated national debate over who should…

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Audio Meets Visual: Retrospective

Visual media always achieves its greatest impact through the expert use of sound. While little…

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

What Really Happened At Raven Tower?

At around 3 pm on Friday, a post on Reddit  — one about a report from the…

Death Be Not Slack

Death Be Not Slack

Every time a celebrity dies an angel gets wings. Every time a major rock star…

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Local Love: Flower Politics

Local Love: Flower Politics

I don’t expect you to have heard of Houston’s Flower Politics, but you should know that the primarily solo artist has dropped over twenty albums over the past three years, and if nothing else, they’re prolific. On their latest record, New Beginnings from December of last year, they really stretch their wings and offers up one of the most endearing and honest sounding albums I’ve heard in a good while…

On The Cusp: Miears

On The Cusp: Miears

While the band worked on what would become last year’s Hold On, Miears had already started work on a solo album of her own while the group sorted out what would turn out to be the long process of mixing the album. The end result, Who Will Save You, is a mix of dark and brooding undertones mixed with the subtle synthesized notes that BLSHS so catchy…

Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

Houstonian Tales: MyDolls

In today’s music landscape, there are subgenres of female fronted punk acts, and it seems as normal as pretty much any other group going. But, in the late seventies, while everyone was thinking about how progressive they were, Houston’s MyDolls literally changed what people think of punk music…

Local Love: Dollie Barnes

Local Love: Dollie Barnes

It feels like, when you first hear something that grabs you by the heart, that you can become so enamored with it, that it becomes hard to describe. That’s kind of how it felt the first time that I heard Houston’s Dollie Barnes. On request from Chase Hamblin to check the band out, the voice of a songbird echoed across the crowded hollows of Continental Club…

Perseph One Brings Fire on New EP

Perseph One Brings Fire on New EP

There’s a good chance that you might not know Houston’s Perseph One, but for a good while now, she’s been dropping crazy live sets full of deep and heavy handed jams. On her long awaited new EP Machine Mammal released this last December, the rapper spits rhymes with intensity while backed by tracks produced by the likes of B L A C K I E, Stephen Farris, and Josiah Gabriel, offering up a sound that’s more future than present.…

The Ties That Bind: An Interview with Travis Linville

The Ties That Bind: An Interview with Travis Linville

Oklahoma-based instrumentalist Travis Linville has been eager to put out a new record and his most recent, Up Ahead, is the first in over a decade. With this being his first major release, the musician and university professor has stepped up his game while continuing to make music like he’s has for awhile: the way he wants to. …

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Form and Fiction: The Hidden Agenda

Form and Fiction: The Hidden Agenda

Liz Hickok, “Experiment in Plexi Cube” and “Experiment with Model Tree.”    This weekend brings in an array of can’t-miss events, including artist talks, a…

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Debate Opens on Texas’ Latest Anti-Abortion Efforts

Debate Opens on Texas’ Latest Anti-Abortion Efforts

Illustration by Marini van Smirren   Last June, the Supreme Court struck down the two main…

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Mallwalkers: The Best of The Week

Mallwalkers: The Best of The Week

Well, it’s hot again, which is so weird for those who don’t believe in science. This week, the city will see multiple tours from the likes of Fred Thomas, Devendra Banhart, John Doe, and more with the locals dropping albums as well. Houston, the next week is all planned out below…

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The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

The Hidden Agenda: Mix It Up

Bruce New, “The Sun Alliance,” 2015 (detail)   This week in Houston brings in another great batch…

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Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

Fashionably Interviewed: Hawa Patel

The fashion scene in Houston is a small, humble but dedicated collection of people that want more…