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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
Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
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Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet | 7/16/2014
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Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Music Over the past six years Kevin Gilyard, better known by his rap name Kevin Gates, has fought successfully, with smarts and bravado, to carve his name... By James Courtney | 7/16/2014
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SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

Music Indulge me for a moment, and imagine the jazz snob: turtleneck, horn-rimmed specs, that goddamned snapping and a nasally tone of condescension for anything... By Matt Stieb | 7/16/2014
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Guitarist Chris Schlarb Recharges Santería-style with ‘Making the Saint’

Music The mental process of writing and recording an album is sort of like trying to finish a long, elaborate project while cruising the internet. Brief spouts... By Matt Stieb | 7/9/2014
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Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Music: Over the past six years Kevin Gilyard, better known by his rap name Kevin Gates, has fought successfully, with smarts and bravado, to carve his name... By James Courtney 7/16/2014
SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

Music: Indulge me for a moment, and imagine the jazz snob: turtleneck, horn-rimmed specs, that goddamned snapping and a nasally tone of condescension for anything... By Matt Stieb 7/16/2014
Guitarist Chris Schlarb Recharges Santería-style with ‘Making the Saint’

Guitarist Chris Schlarb Recharges Santería-style with ‘Making the Saint’

Music: The mental process of writing and recording an album is sort of like trying to finish a long, elaborate project while cruising the internet. Brief spouts... By Matt Stieb 7/9/2014
Redeeming Mother Monster vs. Arrested Development: The pros and cons of Lady Gaga

Redeeming Mother Monster vs. Arrested Development: The pros and cons of Lady Gaga

Music: “The Doors? Jim Morrison? He’s a drunken buffoon posing as a poet. Give me The Guess Who. They got the courage to be drunken buffoons... By Matt Stieb and Bryan Rindfuss 7/9/2014
SA trio Crown’s Raw Blues Rock Power on Debut Album

SA trio Crown’s Raw Blues Rock Power on Debut Album

Music: In the oversaturated market of blues rock, a band really has to believe in their tunes to stand above the crowd. Cream, the Black Keys... By Matt Stieb 7/9/2014
Nashville’s Brandy Clark explores the low life on ‘12 Stories’

Nashville’s Brandy Clark explores the low life on ‘12 Stories’

Music: There’s a new girl’s club in Nashville writing with a refreshing, honest and provocative no-holds-barred agenda about trailer park life: gold-diggers, pill-popping... By Brenda Matamoros 7/2/2014
Damon McMahon Sheds Self on Amen Dunes’ \'Love\'

Damon McMahon Sheds Self on Amen Dunes’ 'Love'

Music: “The best way I can describe Love is as a cowboy worship record,” says Damon McMahon, explaining his newest output as Amen Dunes. “Literally, in, like... By Matt Stieb 7/2/2014
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Reclaim Skynyrd’s Sound

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Reclaim Skynyrd’s Sound

Music: Lee Bains’ southern-fried garage-country is like a legendary burger shack way off in the sticks. Part of what makes it amazing is how the grill’s been seasoned... By Chris Parker 6/25/2014
Live and Local: Black and Brown Sounds at UTSA

Live and Local: Black and Brown Sounds at UTSA

Music: “You have to educate yourself about the culture before you can make art about the culture,” said Easy Lee of Third Root toward the end of the... By Matt Stieb 6/25/2014
Saytown Beatdown: Original G\'s and Timeless \'Transitions\'

Saytown Beatdown: Original G's and Timeless 'Transitions'

Music: The June edition of Saytown Beatdown looks at a pair of visiting legends, an exciting residency for local talent and a gem of an album from some of the... By James Courtney 6/18/2014