David Garrick

Taking What They’re Giving: Raising The Minimum Wage

Taking What They’re Giving: Raising The Minimum Wage

Because in week one I was scheduled 16 hours and twenty four hours in the second week, I took an overnight job. Those extra 30 hours added to my week would add $300.00 as the position paid $10.00 per hour. That also meant that I would see about four to five hours of sleep on a good week, and three hours on average.…

Rhythm Bruises: Har Mar Superstar Returns

A physical and sexual tour de force on stage, Har Mar is everything any chubby white guy with a mean set of pipes would aspire to be. I’ve seen Har Mar perform in tighty whities, I’ve seen him perform in bike shorts and a fur coat, I’ve actually seen him in a tux; but all equal a great show. He’s one of the most underrated performers in music today.…

Houston Hades: The Best of The Week

On Friday, we get a real treat at Fitzgerald’s, as Stephen Malkmus breezes into town on the heels of his latest album. The oddly titled Wig Out At Jagbags is just the latest great offering from the former Pavement frontman. I was a massive Pavement fan, and usually when lead singers go out on their own from a great band, it’s a disaster. Such is not the case with Malkmus, in that all of his post Pavement albums have been stellar.…

What Goes Boom: The Best of The Weekend

If you’ve been living under a rock, there wouldn’t be a Nirvana, a Radiohead, or a majority of most indie rock bands today without Pixies. Their Surfer Rosa album is a must own for pretty much anyone who likes modern music today.…

Local Love: BLSHS

Technology has easily made our lives better. The ease of communication, medical advances, and even music have all been enhanced by technological advances. Music, has always been revered as something that purists consider hindered by tech. Believe it or not, there’s more technology in music than you’d think, and even your favorite folk rock act uses a click track when they record. Recently, I came across a Houston band, BLSHS who really proves that when it comes to technology in music, it’s definitely a positive addition to the art form.…

Stand Up And Deliver:  Houston’s New Crop of Comedians

Stand Up And Deliver: Houston’s New Crop of Comedians

You may know Zeolla from when he was the doorman at Fitzgerald’s, with the stature of a typical door guy, one conversation with the Chicago native proves otherwise. His brand of comedy is that of a storyteller, like a short form version of Marc Maron, but less whiny and all true.…

Be Careful What You Pray For: The Blurred Lines of Separation of Church & the State of Texas

The belief that such things could be taught, that the minority is against “God,” is ludicrous. Perhaps someone should clue Patrick in on the fact that not all of us are Christian? …

Whitewashed: The Death of Culture in The Montrose & The Heights

Hopefully, when I look back on 2014, I’ll see more culture popping up, and less white people claiming it.…

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