August is here, which is a bummer for those who love summer. But there's still plenty to do before your favorite season ends -- and much of it is free! Keep reading for three of our favorite free events this week, and check the Westword calendar for a complete listing of events around town. See also ... More >>
This year once again as we compiled our annual Moovers and Shakers issue -- a rundown of our favorite local releases from the past year -- we found that there were simply more albums that we dug than we had space to devote to in the paper. Thankfully, no such limitations exist on the web. C ... More >>
Better Than Ezra There have been a lot of bands in the history of the universe and most of them, at one point or another, have broken up. Surprisingly, we've found the majority of them have reformed despite themselves. Another surprise is the amount of bands still playing -- Better Than Ezra, Sev ... More >>
Shane MacGowan and his new set of choppers. Last month, The Sun reported that Shane MacGowan got himself a new pair of dentures to stop his face from "falling apart" after 35 years on the thrash. Sure, the dude's been known as a drunkard of the highest order, he's missed a few planes to gigs over th ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Packs ... More >>
My Private Nation (Columbia)
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs.
After taking a tour of both L.A. and South Park, Toddy Walters rediscovers her musical muse.
Rock Steady (Interscope)