SOUND ‘ROUND: Cartoon characters, literal and almost literal

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEVARIOUS ARTISTS — THE BOB’S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM (SUB POP)One of the year’s most unlikely success stories isn’t unlikely at all....

Third annual film festival spotlights feature film project, hurricane Harvey relief fund

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORThe South Texas International Film Festival kicks off its third year with specialty film premieres, a film pitch competition and hands-on...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Freddie Gomez concert a loving tribute to conjunto

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThe 7th annual Freddie Gomez Memorial Conjunto Concert took place this past Saturday night in Brownsville, and it was a loving tribute...

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘It,’ Pennywise and the taunting red balloon

BY BROOKE CORSOThe most afraid I’ve ever been was when I was 12 1/2 years old, and that event has been the mark against...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYCOSMIC COMMUNITY FESTThe weekend...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Silly kids, sex is for grandparents, too

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEBLONDIE — POLLINATOR (NOBLE ID)If 27-year-old Taylor and 32-year-old Katy can proclaim sexual maturity as personal liberation, why can’t 72-year-old Debbie...

‘Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child’ author receives accolades

Emma González spent her childhood as a member of a migrant family, and from that came the story “Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant...

September cultural, Tejano and conjunto events

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZHere is a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto and cultural events in September.>> Two of the biggest stars...

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ a story of isolation, exclusion and disconnection

BY BROOKE CORSOOn a stark, freezing night, a young woman tears barefoot across a snowy plain, the mountains and moon at her side. She...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Women staking their claim with a burgeoning sound

BY JON LaFOLLETTEAMBER COFFMAN — CITY OF NO REPLY (COLUMBIA)A brief backstory concerning the lives of the semi-rich and semi-famous. Coffman first split with...