If you're anything like me, you've spent the last two months going to a lot of weddings, either alone or with your significant other. And although we typically don't enjoy sitting in a church and staring at comb-overs, there are two things provided at weddings we can all agree on: food and alcohol. ... More >>
2011 remake has the moves to bridge generations and capture two demos.
Burning Hotels Self-released
Rom-com is sweet, but not groundbreaking.
The above video, released today, confirms the latest addition to the ever-impressive 2011 bill for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which, by moving out of Waterloo Park and into Auditorium Shores, stands to be the fest's biggest offering yet. Who's the latest add? Why, the mighty Slayer, of course. Or " ... More >>
We're big fans of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest here at DC9 HQ -- and not just because the name of the festival reminds of our or favorite 1964 beach-pop jam. Fact is, the festival's a heck of a take, a capable competitor for Austin music festival supremacy, offering the hipster elite set a more palatab ... More >>
Stephen MaskerThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartThe Pains of Being Pure at Heart7:15 p.m. 7:55 p.m. at Main Stage TwoIf all had happened accordingly, last night's performance from New York's The Pains of Being Pure at Heart would have gone over exceedingly well, with crowds swaying back and forth a ... More >>
[Over the next few weeks, we'll be presenting our favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 9 on the list -- and, please, feel free to click after the jump to grab a free download of the track. Also after the j ... More >>
Thursday, July 1, at the Granada Theater
You can't read Catherine Downes' take on the Psychedelic Furs's stop through the Granada Theater on Thursday night just yet--it's in this upcoming weeks' paper, and that sucker ain't out yet. But because I'm in a pretty decent mood this afternoon, here's a taste: Unlike many of their peers who rode ... More >>
KISS at American Airlines Center on Sunday, December 6:KISS: The only guys I know who wear more makeup than I do. Maybe except for Jared Leto. Oooh, burn!
When it comes to movie holidays, Thanksgiving usually takes a back seat to that overplayed holiday in December. The one with the elves. The one that rhymes with "isthmus." (Sort of.) But why the second-class status, Thanksgiving? The holiday's got all the same potential for family chaos, waxing mor ... More >>
Something's wrong with this picture.Each week in 'Knockers' we order from a different delivery restaurant, assessing their efficiency and keeping a running score.Brother's Pizza 4151 Travis214-219-5200 Promised delivery time: 50 minutes Actual delivery time: 90 minutes The ScoreActually experien ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 29, 2009...Looks like Michael Jackson's estate will produce as much posthumous music as Tupac's. Hard drives containing at least 100 unreleased songs--new and old--were taken by his sister LaToya.The Outside Lands Festival booked the most ... More >>
Pardon the break in postings -- I spent the last little while watching this nine-minute tribute to the eight films John Hughes wrote and directed, among them Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Weird Science (co-starring Fort Worth's Bill Paxton) and Pla ... More >>
Speaking of the late John Hughes, one of his biggest acolytes is Kevin Smith, who told The Los Angeles Times last year, "Basically my stuff is just John Hughes films with four-letter words." So happens that the writer-director of Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy and Dogma will bring his one-man stan ... More >>
VNV NationListening to VNV Nation is reminiscent of listening to alternative music when it was a viable and legitimate form of music. The band isn't something you're going to hear on a traditional modern rock radio station; combining elements of electronica, dance music and a little bit of industria ... More >>
In last week's print product, we spoke with M83 frontman, founder and brainchild Anthony Gonzalez about the major influences on his latest release, 2008's stellar synth-heavy Saturdays=Youth.But what ran in the print issue was only a piece of the conversation--we also spoke with the Frenchman about ... More >>
High-school heroes and zeros roam the halls of Nanette Burstein's "documentary," American Teen
"Who has to go to the lavatory?"
Hughes High looks so easy
Gettin' Up the Rent (Backlash Records) Competition (Not yet determined)
Anthony Michael Hall grows up
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls
When bad things happen to good kids, their Luck always holds
The documentary Chain Camera spins with the delirium of contemporary teenhood
Takes or leave this anachronistic teen film
With a sneer and a wink, Drowning Mona plunges us into a fresh deluge of idiotic Americana
Kevin Smith finally uses his religion in Dogma
Everything I need to know about the modern American teen I learned by going to the movies
This antiquated vehicle becomes a showcase for digital effects
Disney's new Dalmatians ain't the puppy chow it could have been
Kevin Smith's Mall Rats is a derivative retread of Clerks