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Scene in Texas: Summer Fest 2015

by Jordan McGuire on June 1, 2015

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Houston’s heat and humidity are no match for the faithful fans of Free Press Summer Fest. In its seventh year, FPSF will bring together the best of the genres with headliners like Weezer, Skrillex, Major Lazer and St. Vincent.

The Welcome to Houston set returns this year to pay homage to the city’s rap scene, featuring natives Bun-B, Slim Thug, Devin the Dude, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Mike Jones, Scarface, Lil Flip and Lil Keke. Joining the slew of rappers onstage will be The Suffers, an eclectic ten-piece band who recently made their debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. They will also have their own set to showcase their brand of Gulf Coast soul.

Some of this year’s break out artists like Charlie XCX, Tove Lo and ILoveMakonnen will be joined by performing veterans. 80s icons Tears for Fears will be on hand to perform their synth-pop anthems “Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” and the oft-covered “Mad World.” Weezer brings the alt-rock of the 90s and beyond to the stage for their second appearance of FPSF.

Indie darlings like The Decemberists, Belle and Sebastian, Band of Horses, Flogging Molly and Portugal. The Man all bringing their loyal fan bases out for festival fun. EDM fans can get charged with acts like Flume, RL Grime, Odesza and co-headliners Skrillex and Major Lazer. Other acts include country crooner Robert Ellis, Mastodon, Chance the Rapper, Gary Clark Jr, Sturgill Simpson, Brandi Carlisle and more.

Free Press Summer Fest takes place June 5-6 at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston. For more information visit FPSF.com or get a sneak peek with the FPSF 2015 official playlist on Spotify.

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IN THEATERS: ‘St. Vincent’, ‘Ouija’, ‘John Wick’

by Arthur Vandelay on October 24, 2014

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Bill Murray plays a war veteran who becomes an unlikely mentor to his new friend and neighbor, Oliver. Left in Murray’s care due to Maggie’s (Melissa McCarthy) work hours, Oliver will learn about horse track gambling, strippers and boxing. 102 min. Rated PG-13.

Ouija

The Ouija board is not just a game in this upcoming horror film. A group of friends search for answers after their friend’s death by trying to make contact with her spirit. When the game begins, so does the haunting. Rated PG-13.

John Wick

Keanu Reeves stars in this action packed thriller as a retired hitman who goes back in the game to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen and Willem Dafoe also star. 101 min. Rated R.

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TRAILER: Bill Murray in ‘St. Vincent’

by Michelle Preau on July 3, 2014

Melissa McCarthy takes on a more reserved role in the upcoming comedy St Vincent, playing a straight-laced single mother moving into a new home with her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). In this film Bill Murray will supply laughs as he plays a war veteran who becomes an unlikely mentor to his new friend and neighbor, Oliver. Left in Murray’s care due to Maggie’s (McCarthy) work hours, Oliver will learn about horse track gambling, strippers and boxing. Now, why wouldn’t want Murray as a mentor for their child?

Alongside McCarthy and Murray are Naomi Watts who plays Murray’s stripper girlfriend and Chris O’Dowd, the Catholic schoolteacher. The film was written and directed by Theodore Melfi.

St. Vincent is set for release October 24.

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