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PlayStation & Xbox Upgrades Coming

PlayStation & Xbox Upgrades Coming

Microsoft and Sony are both closing the book on an all-too-familiar chapter in gaming: the 5-year console generation cycle. Both companies are set to launch…

Is The New York Times Plagiarising?

Image: “Together” by Jermaine Rogers; Illustration for the New York Times by Shannon Freshwater.   On Monday, Houston-born artist Jermaine Rogers — well-known for creating incredible concert posters…

To Zone or Not to Zone?

By Peter H. Brown (Pedestrian Pete)   To plan or not to plan? Yes, say most! To zone or not to zone? No, Yes, Maybe, say many!…

Death Be Not Slack

Death Be Not Slack

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

Roswell two decades later

Roswell two decades later

First printed in 1997 … The truth is out there, so is the hype. Roswell,…

Art Blocks Main Street Promenade

Art Blocks Main Street Promenade

When you think of a trip to downtown Houston the prospect doesn’t seem bountiful. Hard…

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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 Lorena Morales

Visual Vernacular: Artist Lorena Morales

Lorena Morales, “Home,” 2016.   Lorena Morales, along with artist Lauren Salazar, are both exhibiting at one of Houston’s longest running art galleries, Hook-Epstein Galleries. Gallerist…

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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 and…

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X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Apocalypse

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times. I’m referring to…

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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.…