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Film Review: Sing Street

John Carney's new coming-of-age film strikes a chord

Sing Street

We’re all dealt certain cards in life. And some of us get better hands than others. The difference in how things pan out is based on how you play your hand. Continue reading…

Live Review: The Milk Carton Kids at Cullen Performance Hall (Houston, TX), April 15, 2016

The band delivered traditional bluegrass with charming flourishes

The Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids don’t come on stage with much — two acoustic guitars, a vintage mic, and a conspicuous medicine bag. The whole show, you wonder what tricks they are going to pull out of it. Continue reading…

San Diego: Win Tickets to See “Sing Street” Early and for Free

See a free advance screening at AMC Mission Valley on 4/19

Music and film fans alike fondly remember the 2006 drama Once. The movie, which depicted the musical and emotional relationship that developed between an Irish busker and a Czech pianist, made stars out of its two leads and won a Best Original Song Oscar for the sweeping ballad “Falling Slowly.”

That film’s director, John Carney, is now set to unspool his latest cinematic ode to the power of music, Sing Street. Here’s the description: Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast: April 2016

April's podcast includes The Regrettes, Wild Powwers, Iggy Pop, and Kanye West

The Regrettes

The Regrettes

Don’t Peggy Olsen us, motherfuckers. The Owl and Bear podcast is back for April, and it’s bringing with it a bevy of musicians who totally knock us out and just happen to be women while doing so. Continue reading…


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