Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Exit the Highway

There are a lot of things I don’t “get.” Coconut flavoring is one. Who in the hell wants to eat anything that tastes even remotely like tanning lotion? Another is turning without signaling. (You’re just ...

Art of Darkness

Under normal circumstances, three guys who all work at art museums starting a band together would either be the beginning of a lame joke that only art history majors would get or the kind of buzzworthy event that would make UNT...

KXT Saves?

Since KXT/91.7-FM‘s inaugural broadcast last week, local musos seem to have rediscovered the wonders of the ol’ wireless telegraphy box. “Hey, 2009! The 1940s called. They want their wide-eyed optimism and can...

Don’t Rock the Boat

The opening credit sequence of Pirate Radio fooled me momentarily into thinking I was being shown a trailer for the movie rather than the movie itself. This fatally innocuous British comedy uses zippy editing, frames within the...


Chris Rock explains the premise of Good Hair right at the beginning. While photographs of his two young daughters fill the screen, he says, “Even though I tell them that they’re beautiful every single day, it just i...

An ACL Recap

Caroline Collier, Images by Vishal Malhotra
**ONLINE EXCLUSIVE** Two weekends ago at Austin City Limits, about 65,000 official ticket holders and thousands more who managed to infiltrate Zilker Park without paying a dime became a temporary small town. This year’s l...

Missile Mens

I almost don’t want to write what I’m about to, because I don’t want to invite the public to share a pleasure that currently belongs to only a select few of us, but there’s now something to do on Tuesday...

Need to Feed

I can’t remember the last time an Academy Award-winning screenwriter followed up her Oscar victory with a cheap horror flick. That indeed describes Jennifer’s Body, the second screenwriting effort from Diablo Cody. ...

Blasting Off

“Come to The Rocket,” a friend said. “It’s a new burger place on the North Side. It kinda reminds me of Casino’s.”

Film Shorts

OPENING: Gamer (R) The latest action film by Neveldine + Taylor (Crank) stars Gerard Butler as a man who’s forced to kill other people as a manipulated player in a giant multiplayer video game. Also with Amber Valletta, M...