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Live Review: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 in Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest

FFF is safe from corporate festival bloat and pretension — for now

Live Review: Beck and Jenny Lewis at Bayou Music Center (Houston, TX), October 9, 2014


Jenny Lewis soared while Beck bored in Houston, TX

Live Review: Pixies at Bayou Music Center, February 27, 2014 (Houston)


Pixies put on a good show in Houston, but they didn’t need to

Live Review: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at Fitzgerald’s, March 16, 2013 (Houston)

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

The band’s inventiveness fell on deaf ears

Live Review: Tegan and Sara at Warehouse Live, March 15, 2013 (Houston)

Tegan and Sara

The sister act brought the love to Houston

Live Review: Sharon Van Etten at Fitzgerald’s, November 1, 2012 (Houston)

The New Jersey songwriter’s Texas show balanced skill and spookiness

Owl and Bear’s Comic-Con 2012 Picks

Comic Con

We tell you where to go and what to do there

Live Review: Ben Kweller at Fitzgerald’s, April 19, 2012, Houston

Ben Kweller

The charming musician returned to his home state for a high-energy show

Live Review: The Dodos at Fitzgerald’s, September 3, 2011 (Houston, TX)

The SF duo struggled with crummy acoustics in Houston

Owl and Bear’s Comic-Con 2011 Picks

We make it easy for you

Live Review: Broken Social Scene at Warehouse Live, February 17, 2011 (Houston, TX)

The Toronto ensemble treated fans in Houston to a two-hour set.

Live Review: Dr. Dog with Here We Go Magic at Warehouse Live, November 13, 2010 (Houston, TX)

Dr. Dog treated the crowd at Houston’s Warehouse Live to a tenacious set.

Live Review: Sufjan Stevens at the Long Center for Performing Arts, October 19, 2010 (Austin, TX)

Sufjan Stevens puts on a spectacle.

Interview: Charles Yu

The up-and-coming author tells us how to live safely in a science fictional universe.

Lullabies in Nerdland

Comic Con has come and gone, but the hangover remains.

Lady Gaga – ‘Alejandro’ (Video)

Lady Gaga

After resuscitating the music video from its coma, the pop star sleepwalks through her newest video.