‘mother!’ Knows Best

by Hunter Lanier on September 17, 2017

TLM Rating: 4/4 After a series of seemingly nonsensical images, "mother!" drops us into an empty cavity of a house, nonetheless inhabited by a married couple—though they behave more like married individuals. Of the two,...

Lyle Lovett at ACL Live

A Texas Legend Lengthens His Shadow – Lyle Lovett at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

by Daniel Ramirez on September 13, 2017

[Author's note: This show was on the eve of Hurricane Harvey hitting the Houston and Gulf Coast areas. It seemed poor timing to release the review while so many of our neighbors were in peril....

A (New) Lone Star on the Rise

by Daniel Ramirez on August 30, 2017

If you don’t consider Texan Aaron Watson a household name, on par with the likes of Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett, give it a little time. He didn’t sign to a Nashville label when he...

‘Dunkirk’ is a War Film like No Other

by Hunter Lanier on August 28, 2017

As the story opens, we see a pack of fresh-faced soldiers walking carelessly through a quaint town paved with cobblestone. It looks more like a tourist trap than a war zone, but sure enough, fire rings out...

Foreigner at 40: Still Feels like the First Time

by Greg Lemen on August 28, 2017

What kind of birthday party starts with “Rock and Roll” involves the “Dream Police” and ends feeling “Hot Blooded?” Check it and see, that would be the blistering event that unfolded at the Austin360 Amphitheater...

Florida’s Foo Foo Fest? Food, music, culture and fun…

by Babs Chandrasoma on August 28, 2017

For many people, when they envision the state of Florida thoughts of Disney World, sandy beaches, palm trees or beautiful oceanfront views may be conjured up, but I am writing to share this Pensacola secret,...

The Answer Isn’t Blowing in “Wind River”

by Hunter Lanier on August 16, 2017

"Wind River" is the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, the writer behind "Sicario" and "Hell or High Water," two films I find nearly perfect. For a first go in the captain's seat, perhaps it was wise...

The Rage and the Rapture of Rock and Roll

by Daniel Ramirez on August 13, 2017

  Wind-blown shock red hair, fishnets and a snarl that still remembers mid-90s rage or maybe calls on it anew - how has Shirley Manson not aged a day? We know that Butch Vig hasn't....