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Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 2 (Houston, TX)

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over the festival’s second night

Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 1 (Houston, TX)

Janelle Monáe

Music intersected with art at Houston’s latest festival

Live Review: Metz at Fitzgerdald’s (Houston), August 14, 2015


Metz played a loud Houston show on their way to San Diego

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


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.