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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
Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

Easy Green: 10 quick ways to make money in college

College Issue 2014: Sell clothes. Plato’s Closet is a great place to take your gently worn apparel in exchange for cold, hard cash. They accept clothes, shoes and... By Brittany Minor 8/18/2014
Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

Food security conference to take on SA's food deserts

News: Our state ranks next to last in food security, meaning that in 2010 over 4 million Texans experienced outright hunger or ditched healthy food for cheap... By Michael Barajas 5/9/2012
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
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Bosnian Rainbows: 'Bosnian Rainbows'

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Guitar god Omar Rodríguez-López and drummer Deantoni Parks 86ing the Mars Volta to hook up with frontwoman Teri Gender Bender and keyboardist Nicci Kasper from Le Butcherettes might seem like a concession to MV detractors. Don’t like presidential-administration-length guitar solos, Cedric Bixler-Zavala’s nasal shrieks, or lyrics about Ouija board mishaps? Here’s Gender Bender’s throaty alto, with Rodríguez-López doing backup (in baritone, for crap’s sake), relating direct and primarily synth-driven songs of love and loss, none of which breaks the seven-minute mark.. But, evidently, Rodríguez-López is (understandably) so enamored with Gender Bender’s vocals and lyrics that he restrains himself in their service, limiting his palette to brighter, simpler color schemes. Rodríguez-López isn’t famous for playing well with others, but he makes for an excellent sideman here, giving his guitar just enough free rein to shape the music without defining it. Fans worried that the Volta has been liquidated to forge an imitation Purity Ring should check out the Neil Young-ian single-note soloing on “Turtle Neck.” Less isn’t always more, but after years of defining millennial hard-rock excess, it may be the only thing Rodríguez-López hasn’t tried.

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