Author Archive

Live Review: Colin Gilmore at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston, TX), June 12, 2015


Colin Gilmore

Sunlight in your eyes and a hurricane in your hair



Interview: The Suffers


The Suffers

Drugs are expensive — listen to The Suffers



Live Review: Free Press Summer Fest 2015 (Houston, TX)


Belle and Sebastian

R. Kelly, Belle & Sebastian. St. Vincent, and more came out to play



Live Review: Father John Misty and Luluc at Fitzgerald’s (Houston, TX), April 23, 2015


Father John Misty

The perverse preacher turned the sweaty crowd into believers



Live Review: Punch Brothers and Gabriel Kahane at House of Blues (Houston, TX), April 10, 2015


Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers proved that banjos and mandolins aren’t just meant for barn dances



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


Beck

Jenny Lewis soared while Beck bored in Houston, TX



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


Pixies

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.