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Happy Shark Week everyone!!!
July 31, 2011 – 10:56 pm | No Comment
Happy Shark Week everyone!!!

By Jacob Calle
As of 9pm on 31 July the Shark Week frenzy has begun! Since 27 July of 1988 Discovery Channel has dedicated a full weeks worth of television programs to our favorite chondrichthyes! Yes, …

Rewind - Rocky Moon and Bolt’s American Honey Album Release party at Fitzgerald’s 07/30/2011
July 31, 2011 – 9:50 pm | 8 Comments
Rewind – Rocky Moon and Bolt’s American Honey Album Release party at Fitzgerald’s 07/30/2011

I’m not going to waste too much time here with an introduction because I have a lot of bands to cover here so let’s get right to it shall we?
LLORNA
Kicking things off was Llorna.  They …

Rewind - The Squishees, Ghost Town Electric, and Dead Mineral @ Rudyards 07/29/2011
July 31, 2011 – 8:33 pm | One Comment
Rewind – The Squishees, Ghost Town Electric, and Dead Mineral @ Rudyards 07/29/2011

Let’s just say the crowd was intimate for Friday’s show at Rudyard’s. That’s kind of a shame because as far as the music was concerned each band on stage came and delivered the goods.
First up …

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
July 29, 2011 – 10:40 am | No Comment
Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy Stupid Love has a pedigree and a purpose. The duo directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa have made a sophomore film as idiosyncratic in its comic structure as their first film I Love You …

A Little Help
July 28, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
A Little Help

A Little Help needs some love and attention. This is a limited release dramady that holds your attention and provides a great payoff but could easily get lost among a ton of bigger advertised fare …

FFW – The Free Press Preview for July 28 - August 04
July 28, 2011 – 12:12 pm | No Comment
FFW – The Free Press Preview for July 28 – August 04

This Week’s Featured Show
Saturday July 30
Roky Moon & BOLT! (album release)
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Tax the Wolf
Fat Tony
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Young Girls
Llorna
JW Americana
@ Fitzgerald’s
 Good Gravy, as if Roky Moon and Bolt headlining to celebrate their new album isn’t enough then they have …

Travels of a Tribe Called Quest
July 28, 2011 – 12:36 am | No Comment
Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

It’s okay to put the mind on cruise control and let a popcorn movie roll over you like melting Parmesan cheese smothering an ever-expanding tomato. Yet there is such a thing as a movie that …

Cowboys & Aliens
July 27, 2011 – 5:31 pm | One Comment
Cowboys & Aliens

I know it’s nitpicking to point out flaws in an action film when we’re dealing with aliens and shit. Cowboys & Aliens while made for teens should still observe some laws of dramatic construction. What …

US Air Guitar Championships in Chicago
July 26, 2011 – 10:39 pm | One Comment
US Air Guitar Championships in Chicago

By Jacob Calle:
Like Hot Lixx Hulahan said before, “Being an air guitarist is having your cake and eating it too.” You may laugh and poke fun of it, but over 20 air guitarists were flown …

Testify - Mike Hardin of Roky Moon and Bolt
July 25, 2011 – 3:33 pm | 2 Comments
Testify – Mike Hardin of Roky Moon and Bolt

Roky Moon and Bolt have been one of Houston’s best and most singular bands.  Taking the musical ideas of 70’s glam rock as a starting point, Mike Hardin and company have chipped away at the genre to create something that is …