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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
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How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014

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  • The Dandy Warhols: 'This Machine' By all logical accounts, the Dandy Warhols shouldn't still exist. The band miraculously survived '90s major-label alt-rock buzz and somehow avoided a... | 5/2/2012
  • Stranger Mouse German electronic duo Mouse on Mars' new album embraces accessibility | 4/5/2012
  • England in 1819: 'Alma' As often as indie rock lauds singers with fractured voices, it's powerful when a singer can truly sing and use their vocals to propel a song. | 4/4/2012
  • Oren Ambarchi: 'Audience of One' So far, many of the best releases of 2012 have found pop artists stretching the limits of traditional songcraft through experimental techniques. Oren Ambarchi's latest has... | 3/21/2012
  • Julia Holter: 'Ekstasis' On last year's Tragedy, Julia Holter struck an impeccable balance between the abstract and the accessible. Tragedy buried Holter's melodies in a static haze of... | 3/21/2012
  • Mouse on Mars: 'Parastrophics' Few electronic artists are able to age as well as Mouse on Mars. The duo have constantly embraced new technologies and techniques while retaining a... | 3/14/2012
  • Howlin Rain: 'Russian Wilds' Coming from the ashes of the wildly noisy Comets of Fire, Howlin Rain's music bears little resemblance to that group's cathartic psychedelic sound, mining instead traditional classic... | 2/15/2012
  • Leonard Cohen: 'Old Ideas' It's a wonderful thing when artists you love surprise you with just how good they can still be, and that's exactly how I felt upon first hearing Leonard Cohen's Old Ideas. | 2/8/2012
  • Of Montreal: 'Paralytic Stalks' On Of Montreal's last full length (2010's False Priest) there was a moment when the oversexed funk let up for an emotionally arresting (and dissonant) piano-and-strings ballad. | 2/4/2012
  • "Blue" Gene Tyranny: Detours The latest record from this legendary San Antonio expatriate collects four haunting piano pieces that are largely characterized by the dichotomy between space and sound. Gene has always... | 2/1/2012
  • Prurient: Annihilationist No one can ever accuse Prurient's Dominick Fernow of being a slacker. Last year, he released two "proper" albums, toured with Cold Cave, and cryptically... | 1/25/2012
  • House of Low Culture: Poisoned Soil The latest release from former ISIS member Aaron Turner's new project begins with a piercing drone that segues into gorgeous analog synth and chant-like vocals... | 1/11/2012