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  • Naughty Aughties

    published December 31, 2009

    Let's recount the decade that was, shall we? After Y2K failed to end life as we know it, the Supreme Court decided to do so by installing George... More >>

  • Beer Goggles

    published December 31, 2009

    With its globs and smears of vivid color, New Orleans artist James Michalopoulos' work has a blurry, watery look to it that makes it feel... More >>

  • Show Announcements: Ying Yang Twins To Skeet Skeet On Trees Feb. 26

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​Not a lot of news this week in the way of concert announcements, but there is some interesting news from Trees: Ying Yang Twins will whisper in your ear Friday, February 26. The Twins' club-friendl... More >>

  • Hophead: Beer Of The Year
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    Hophead: Beer Of The Year

    published Dec 30, 2009

    ​It's almost time to pop the cork on your favorite bottle of bubbly (and surely anyone reading this column will know that beer is bubbly too). That means it's time for Hophead's contribution to City... More >>

  • Tre Orsi And Bad Sports Made Honorary Austinites On Matador Compilation

    published Dec 29, 2009

    ​Matador Records co-owner and sports blogger Gerard Cosloy has assembled Casual Victim Pile, a great compilation of Austin bands that probably don't make much of a blip on the radar of Sixth Street ... More >>

  • Download: A-One And Sober Release D-Town-Heavy Mixtape For H-Town Sneaker Summit
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    Download: A-One And Sober Release D-Town-Heavy Mixtape For H-Town Sneaker Summit

    published Dec 28, 2009

    ​Following up on the Picnictyme-hosted mix for last summer's Kixpo sneaker exposition, DJs Sober and A-One put together a mixtape for last weekend's H-Town Sneaker Summit--and it features a handful ... More >>

  • Show Announcements: Spune Sets Seasonal Soirees, More

    published Dec 23, 2009

    ​With the holidays upon us, we know it's hard to think about anything beyond New Year's Day. But if you've already got your 2010 calendar handy, mark a couple of dates, because Spune has a couple of... More >>

  • Toy Story

    published December 24, 2009

    At first, John Hartley's works in his Scattershot exhibit simply look like paintings of toys. Look closer, though, and you'll notice... More >>

  • Jokes By The Glass

    published December 24, 2009

    Allagash White, a Belgian wheat beer, may not be the greatest beer in the world, but Tuesday night it comes with a nice bonus: the glass.... More >>

  • Rodeo Elves

    published December 24, 2009

    The Mesquite Championship Rodeo's Christmas Rodeos will feature bull riding, barrel racing, kids' mutton bustin' and a motorcycle... More >>

  • Salim Nourallah To Record Entire Old 97's Four-Night Stand Next Week

    published Dec 22, 2009

    ​As mentioned last month, the Old 97's are going back into the studio with Salim Nourallah in January, but they're not waiting until then to start recording. Nourallah and engineer Rip Rowan will re... More >>

  • Hophead: Warmers, Porters And Stouts To Make The Season Merry And Dark

    published Dec 17, 2009

    ​While last week's Hophead focused on just a very few of the great Christmas beers available this time of year, this week's is a more general look at winter seasonal beers along with beers that are ... More >>

  • The Great States

    published December 17, 2009

    I think States of Exception--a collaborative exhibit between a Rotterdam design firm, an Amsterdam think tank and Denton artist... More >>

  • Show Announcements: Van Morrison, Muse, Mariah And More

    published Dec 16, 2009

    ​No matter what the weather is like in late January, there'll be a couple of marvelous nights for a moondance. Van Morrison will perform at Bass Concert Hall in Fort Worth Sunday, January 24 and the... More >>

  • Rob Viktum Goes Mega Royal With New Label And His Upcoming Progress Volume 2 Release

    published Dec 15, 2009

    ​In the few weeks since going live with his new label, Mega Royal Records, Dallas hip-hop producer and DJ Rob Viktum has already given away The Big Gold Instrumentals, a beat tape by Vanderslice tha... More >>

  • Hophead: Christmas Cheer Through Christmas Beer
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    Hophead: Christmas Cheer Through Christmas Beer

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​Spring ales, summer hefes and autumn's Oktoberfest beers are nice when the season arrives. But for many beer lovers, including myself, nothing can compare to the rich variety of beer that winter br... More >>

  • St. Vincent's <i>Actor</i> Named To All Songs Considered, AV Club and <i>Spin</i> Year-End Lists

    St. Vincent's Actor Named To All Songs Considered, AV Club and Spin Year-End Lists

    published Dec 10, 2009

    ​Former Polyphonic Spree guitarist Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, is starting to turn up on year-end lists on the strength of her album Actor. That's no surprise--it impressed us too--but it is ce... More >>

  • Show Announcements: Dwight Yoakam Coming To Mesquite In February And More

    published Dec 09, 2009

    ​Nothing goes together quite like country music and rodeo action. So with Dwight Yoakam coming to North Texas in February, what better place to perform than the Resistol Arena, home to the Mesquite ... More >>

  • Beginning Thursday, Gutterth Offers <i>Compilation Two</i> Free
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    Beginning Thursday, Gutterth Offers Compilation Two Free

    published Dec 08, 2009

    ​As if making year-end lists wasn't hard enough already, Thursday will herald the release of the second Gutterth Productions compilation, featuring 34 tracks from 34 Gutterth-affiliated acts. It's a... More >>

  • Toy Story

    published December 3, 2009

    Meet the Struggles sounds like a recession-inspired installment in the Meet the Parents series, in which Gaylord/Greg and Pam... More >>

  • Kids, Meet Dick

    published December 3, 2009

    Here's how magical Christmas is: For one day this season, the holiday can move the potty-mouthed servers at a tourist-trap chain restaurant to... More >>

  • Hophead: Samuel Adams Utopias Stretches The Definition of Beer

    published Dec 03, 2009

    ​It's not carbonated. It is aged for years in a variety of barrels, served in 2-ounce pours at room temperature, contains 27 percent alcohol by volume (54 proof, in other words) and carries suggeste... More >>

  • No Vampires Here

    published December 3, 2009

    Despite the title, Len Jenkin's new play Port Twilight has nothing to do with Stephenie Meyer's teen... More >>

  • Fizzy Dino Pop's Japanese Progression

    published December 3, 2009

    Given the drastic stylistic break from his band's convoluted, eight-bit screamo-thrash roots, Avery Williamson struggled with the question of... More >>

  • Kim Jong Lee

    published November 26, 2009

    Though he's been doing standup for years, you may know Bobby Lee best from MADtv, where he plays Blind Kung Fu Master, Connie Chung,... More >>

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