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  • Rocks Off: Screwston, Texas
    The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the...
  • Rocks Off: Hey, The Kids Like It
    One week ago today, tens of thousands of Houston's biggest One Direction fans -- most of them accompanied by their parents -- flocked to the gates of NRG Stadium, toting signs, glow sticks,...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    One Direction, Five Seconds of Summer NRG Stadium August 22, 2014 To thrive, boy bands need the right combination of personality and passion. Good songs help too, but you can get away with...
  • Rocks Off: Hey, The Kids Like It
    The world is an often dark and ugly place. Ferguson. James Foley. Ebola: things that we'd all like to avoid, but things we can't (and shouldn't) ignore, at least not in this hypermedia age...
  • Rocks Off: Pop Life
    You could definitely say that there are fads in pop music. In fact, following certain trends in sound and fashion can make or break whether someone is even considered a "pop artist." One of...
  • Art Attack: Performance Art
    I skipped the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus last year, but did have a chance to check out Fully Charged the year before. In the two years since then, there have been some...
  • Art Attack: Random Ephemera
    Ever tried to get your dog to do something impressive at a dog park? Stood by in wonder as other people and their dogs whip through an agility course with verve and grace? The 37th annual...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The popular television show The Walking Dead depicts how brutal life would become in the event that zombies rose up to devour the living. It’s fun to watch, but apparently just...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There might be springlike weather outside, but inside NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium), it’s a winter wonderland at Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate. The Disney Princesses,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In 2013, 1,300 people came out in the chilly and windy weather to stuff themselves silly with brisket, sausage, turkey and more at the inaugural Houston Barbecue Festival. And this year,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium March 21, 2014 Perhaps in the future the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo can line up one shameless throwback entertainer per season, not some old veteran whose...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 Even in 2014, Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls" is not a song one normally expects to hear once in rodeo season, let alone twice. While Neil Perry,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 This being their fourth performance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Zac Brown Band's prowess onstage shouldn't have surprised anyone...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium March 20, 2014 "We wanna get our swerve on; whatever the hell that means, man." Huh. So it's like that, Shelton. Thursday night at RodeoHouston, the...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Florida Georgia Line Reliant Stadium March 19, 2014 Florida Georgia Line are easy to mistake for "bro country": they rhyme "Bocephus" with "Jesus" and would sooner walk as drive around in...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    Robin Thicke Reliant Stadium March 18, 2014 Robin Thicke finishes strong. Down on his knees, on top of a piano, arms raised to the sky as fireworks go off, he looks like a champ. The crowd...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    Luke Bryan Reliant Stadium March 17, 2014 Luke Bryan knows a lot of things. For example, Luke knows the value of a good drinking reference. He'll "Drink a Beer." He'll get "Drunk on You."...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    John Egan The Big Easy, March 17 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    According to Billboard, in a little less than two months Hunter Hayes will attempt to break the Guinness world record for most concerts played within a 24-hour period. On May 9 and 10, he...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Keith Urban Reliant Stadium March 14, 2014 "This is the fifth time we've played the rodeo, and this is also the most amount of people we've played to in Houston," Keith Urban said halfway...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    Maroon 5 Reliant Stadium March 13, 2014 Adam Levine is a different breed of pop star than he was when Maroon 5 earwormed its way onto our iPods 12 years ago. Thanks to the power of reality...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014...
  • Eating Our Words: Game On
    Here's something else to get excited about in addition to Monday night's win over the San Diego Chargers: The Daily Meal says Reliant Stadium is the third best NFL venue in the nation based...
  • Eating Our Words: Edible Events
    It's the first time Paula Deen will make a cooking demonstration/public appearance since early this summer, when those nasty racism allegations surfaced, but it's not the first time she has...
  • Rocks Off: Distant Early Warning
    My family and I have been Houston Texans season ticketholders since Game 1, that celebrated and gratifying franchise opener (Texans 19, Cowboys 10), and we've always taken seriously our...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium March 15, 2013 I want to like Blake Shelton. I really do. But damned if he doesn't make it nearly impossible. Shelton might make a decent country singer if he...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    Luke Bryan Reliant Stadium March 16, 2013 Sorry, Kenny Chesney, but we're through. I've found myself another cowboy, and this one's a little dirtier and a little more ass-shaky. In other...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    George Strait Reliant Stadium March 17, 2013 Sunday night, George Strait wrangled 80,020 fans into Reliant Stadium for what is sure to be just one of his first "farewell" shows here in...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Pitbull Reliant Stadium March 14, 2013 Pitbull, for those of you who don't know, used to be a rapper. In fact, he was a pretty good one. In the early 2000s, he even joined the Anger...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 15 Name: Blake...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name:...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Kenny Chesney Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 My heart was stolen by a cowboy last night, and I don't want it back. I, along with nearly 70,000 other spectators, rolled into Reliant Stadium...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful (?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 13 Name: Jake...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 11, 2013 Somewhere along the way Jason Aldean rubbed me the wrong way, and whenever I did have a stray thought about him, the words "massive tool" weren't...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 12 Name: Kenny...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 13, 2013 Was anyone else as confused as I was on Saturday night with the Band Perry's concert at RodeoHouston? On paper, the Band Perry should be a...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium March 9, 2013 Here's the thing. I like Tim McGraw and his music, even if he's been mired in schmaltz for the past decade, only sporadically making a song that...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful (?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 11 Name: Jason...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Bruno Mars Reliant Stadium March 7, 2013 We live in a world where a "singer" can be successful without actually knowing how to sing. Think about that for a second. Then think about why we...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Dierks Bentley Reliant Stadium March 6, 2013 I never, ever do something like this, for reasons I hope should be obvious to our readers, but after watching Dierks Bentley (and the crowd)...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 7 Name: Bruno...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 6 Name: Dierks...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Lady Antebellum Reliant Stadium March 6, 2013 No doubt other critics do all sorts of mental gymnastics to rationalize listening to Lady Antebellum. This one decided the relentlessly sunny...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    Styx Reliant Stadium March 4, 2013 When Styx made the decision to open with "Blue Collar Man" last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I couldn't decide at first if the band was...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 5 Name: Lady...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo doesn't stay so successful by not keeping up with the times. So before each of this year's evening concerts, you can watch a bunch of people who work at...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Mary J. Blige Reliant Stadium March 1, 2013 Watching Mary J. Blige's bravura Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo performance Friday night brought to mind the old, old Hollywood saying about...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Brantley Gilbert Reliant Stadium March 2, 2013 The specter of Honey Boo Boo hovered over Brantley Gilbert Saturday at RodeoHouston. If one single human being apart from the...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 4 Name:...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 1 Name: Mary J....
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium February 28, 2013 I knew I was going to be a fan of the Zac Brown Band back in May 2012, when just hours after the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch succumbed to...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: February 28 Name: Zac...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium February 27, 2013 As part of RodeoHouston's Armed Forces Appreciation Day Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force rappel team glided down from the roof of Reliant...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: February 27 Name: Alan...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Gary Allan Reliant Stadium February 26, 2013 Gary Allan is a complicated man. If no one understands him but his woman, it doesn't matter because she's already 30,000 feet above him, on an...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: February 26 Name: Gary...
  • Houston News: Rodeo
    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Toby Keith Reliant Stadium February 25, 2013 Toby Keith. That big galoot. Thanks to one song that he didn't even play Monday night, Toby Keith is still painted in much of the media as a...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: February 25 Name: Toby...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show &...
  • Houston News: Sports
    Check out our slideshow from the Texans/Colts game. It seems evident that Matt Schaub isn't going to win a shootout with the likes of Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers. Perhaps not with Andrew...
  • Rocks Off: Screwston, Texas
    Houston has a professional football team. That teams is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social...
  • Houston News: Sports
    I know, I know, we like things big in Texas. That tired cliché is repeated ad nauseam and is almost as bad as "Houston, we have a problem." Almost. At least with the whole idea of things...
  • Houston News: Sports
    The Reliant Stadium roof cost approximately $48 million to build. The includes the equipment used to open and shut the roof. You might not know that the roof actually opens since it shut for...
  • Rocks Off: Screwston, Texas
    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Moments ago, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced its first four non-George Strait entertainers for the 2013 season: Toby Keith (February 25), teen stars Demi Lovato and Austin...
  • Rocks Off: Screwston, Texas
    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media....
  • Rocks Off: Twitter Ticker
    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media....
  • Rocks Off: Texas Me
    Much like most Houstonians, I will be in front of a television on Sunday watching our Houston Texans play the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. It's a big and promising year for our team,...
  • Houston News: Sports
    (Note: I didn't know that a man had fallen to his death yesterday at Reliant Stadium until I was leaving the complex on Thursday night. ) Check out Groovehouse's spectacular slideshow from...
  • Eating Our Words: The Savory Side of Sports
    In addition to 2012 being proclaimed "The Year of the Texans" by our own Sean Pendergast, it's well known that the Houston Texans have one of the greatest tailgating traditions in the...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    "Wanna again thank the @HoustonTexans front office and staff for believing in my ability and extending this contract." -- Texans left tackle Duane Brown (@DuaneBrown76 on Twitter),...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium August 4, 2012 Outside the rodeo, Saturday night's "Brothers of the Sun" date with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will no doubt go down as the...
  • Rocks Off: Inquiring Minds
    In this week's print edition of the Houston Press, Rocks Off talked to singer Grace Potter about her spot opening this summer's "Brothers of the Sun" tour co-starring country superstars...
  • Rocks Off: Hillbilly Highway
    You'll ride a black tornado cross't the western skies Rope an ole blue norther, milk it till it's dry Bull dawg the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat Long before you take this cowboy's...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    You know an upcoming show is a big one when you see an actual TV commerical about it like we did on VH1 over the weekend. Also a good tipoff: The concert is at the same venue where the...
  • Houston News: Tech
    App: Houston Texans Platform: iPhone, Android, Blackberry Website: Houston Texans Download Site Cost: Free If there is one thing we love in Texas, it's football. There are quite a number of...
  • Houston News: Whatever
    Check out our slideshow of the World Series of Dog Shows and our post on cute puppy memes. If you think dog shows are all about stuffy trainers walking poofy poodles before a table of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Talented Shaolin Warriors, daring Cossack riders, gravity-defying trapeze artists, clever clowns and brilliant acrobatic troupes do their best to lure a mythical beast from his lair during...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Disney on Ice returns to Houston with a brand-new show, Rockin' Ever After. The performance focuses on four modern princesses, Ariel, Rapunzel, Merida and Belle, with Mickey and Goofy wowing...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    It's getting a little late, but Rocks Off figured we can go ahead and tell you now. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo just announced a tweak in its schedule: There will be no bulls or...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    Come Saturday, August 4, Houston country fans will have all the summer bromance they can handle when Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw bring their super giant mega huge "Brothers of the Sun" tour...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    Rocks Off is used to seeing these kinds of announcements only around the Rodeo or at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But two of country music's top alpha males, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw,...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    Train RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 16, 2012 Halfway through their Friday night show at the Houston Rodeo Train decided to host a dance-off. It was, much like their booking as rodeo...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    Brad Paisley RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 17, 2012 Brad Paisley is an easy guy to hate. He is talented in a way that seems effortless: Whether it's writing catchy hooks, laying down...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Alan Jackson RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 18, 2012 Be sure to check out our slideshow of Alan Jackson and the final day of RodeoHouston. By the time Alan Jackson's 2012 RodeoHouston...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is well on its way to drawing a couple of million more (mostly) country-music fans to Reliant Stadium again this year. Now the rodeo and Reliant Energy...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Date: March 16 Name: Train AKA: "Too Bad They're Not Called 'Plane,' Then My Vomiting In This Airsick Bag Would Be Technically Correct" Genre: Ubiquitous annoyo-pop Best Known Song(s):...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    This year's season of RodeoHouston musical entertainment, which continues to grow ever poppier and rockier, ends Sunday with the traditional country stylings of 20-year veteran Alan Jackson....
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Miranda Lambert RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 13, 2012 Miranda Lambert has been "doing this music thing for 10 years now," and her mantra is simple: She's all about girl power and...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Zac Brown Band RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 12, 2012 As the Zac Brown Band began to play through the last verse of "Highway 20 Ride," just as Brown finished singing, "And my whole...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Reba McEntire RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 9, 2012 A Reba McEntire concert is like visiting your really fun aunt, except not all aunts wear rhinestone-covered go-go boots and had a...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    ZZ Top RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 8, 2012 See more photos from Thursday, even some without beards, in our slideshow. I admit, I had almost given up on waiting for ZZ Top to show...
  • Rocks Off: Texas Me
    With ZZ Top ready to rock RodeoHouston Thursday, Rocks Off began to ponder whatever happened to the band's long awaited new-album. Last summer, guitarist Billy Gibbons told Rocks Off that...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Blake Shelton RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 7, 2012 See more pictures from Wednesday's rodeo in our slideshow. Blake Shelton could very well be the Vince Vaughn of modern country...
  • Rocks Off: Sonidos y Mas
    Enrique Iglesias RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 6, 2012 The last time Enrique Iglesias was in Houston, he rocked Toyota Center with the help of his buddy Pitbull in a show that...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Eli Young Band RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 5, 2012 Texas country fans ain't your average, run-of-the-mill country fans. We're not referring to country lovers who live in Texas,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Luke Bryan RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 3, 2012 Luke Bryan is the Ernest Hemingway of country music, in the same way that Hemingway is Subway's Cold Cut Trio of literature. Sure,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Lady Antebellum RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 1, 2012 Someone should put Lady Antebellum on TV every week. Let 'em guest-coach an episode of The Voice. Better yet would be a series...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Kid Rock RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium February 29, 2012 Kid Rock is now ensconced as this generation's rap-soul-blues-rock-pimp for the next 40 years: Equal parts Rock N Roll Jesus, Bob...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Date: March 1 Name: Lady Antebellum AKA: "Starland Country Band" Genre: Elevator twang Best Known Song(s): "Need You Now," "Just A Kiss," "Here We Go"...oh sorry, that was the Fresh Beat...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Alabama RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium February 28, 2012 It must be an accident of fate that Alabama is considered a country band at all, let alone the most successful group in country music...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    UPDATE: As per the commenters, it appears to be Nelson and Parton impersonators. It's a little hard to tell from the photo, and it's still a good story. Country stars Willie Nelson and...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    It does not seem possible that the rodeo is almost here, but Rocks Off saw a trail ride on the news this morning, so it must be true. If we were a TV instead of newspaper reporter, we would...
  • Rocks Off: Listen Up!
    Yeehaw. It's not even December, but it's apparently time to talk rodeo. This is Texas, after all, and boots are in season, even if in Houston you're more likely to see Prada than cowboy...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    Anytime I post about tattoos, I always feel the need to preface the post by saying that I don't dislike tattoos, and most certainly don't judge nor dislike people with tattoos. I really just...
  • Houston News: Football
    See more photos from the Texans' romping of the Jaguars in our slideshow. To know the Houston Texans is to know drama, at least from a historical standpoint. Offensive explosions -- both...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    "I still don't like them, and I have no respect for them at all. It was just the dirty stuff they were doing. I don't want to get into specifics; I just don't like them. . . . I'm not going...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    "Its not that big of a stretch to think the Texans will be favored in every remaining game." -- @clintshane on Twitter last night It's funny, I mentioned in yesterday's post how drastically...
  • Houston News: Football
    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. When one step forward is immediately followed by one step back, perpetual mediocrity is the usual result. It has defined the...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. As we were driving slowly down Murworth to park in the Teal Lot before the Texans game on Sunday, my girlfriend Amy and I...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    This Sunday, the Raiders come to town to take on the Texans in the first game of the "Andre Johnson Hamstring Injury" mini-era. In a way, this is like the beginning of the final season of...
  • Houston News: Football
    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's...
  • Houston News: Football
    See more pics from the Texans' third win in our slideshow. Led by a dynamic running game and relentless pass rush, the Texans beat and bullied defending AFC champion Pittsburgh to the point...
  • Houston News: Football
    Everyone knows the Pittsburgh Steeler fans travel better than any NFL team outside of the Cowboys. But the Texans are a real team now, we're told, and they certainly dominated the Steelers...
  • Houston News: Football
    Although they appear to reside on opposite sides of the Steeler-Texans divide, the two men in this screencap from Sunday's game agree on one thing: Watching football demands odd...
  • Rocks Off: Rap Round Table
    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. ...
  • Houston News: Football
    With Peyton Manning out for Sunday's opener and potentially the entire year after undergoing a second surgery on his neck, the narrative for Houston changes from a statement game to one of...
  • Houston News: Football
    The short answer is that we didn't learn much. When the only quasi-starter to play is likely Number 3 corner Brice McCain and the offensive line features a free-agent guard signed two days...
  • Houston News: Football
    The top goal for any preseason game is to avoid injuries to key players. In that sense, the Texans failed during Saturday's romp in San Francisco, losing Arian Foster to a re-aggravated...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    Had I been planning ahead, this might not have been a bad little weekend to get out of town and head to the West Coast. You had my Houston Astros (I know they are mine because the slogan...
  • Art Attack: Music
    Check out our slideshow of all the American Idol Season 11 hopefuls. Art Attack was at Reliant Stadium well before 5 a.m. to talk with the crowds that had amassed there to try out for one...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    Check out our slideshow of all the American Idol Season 11 hopefuls. Rocks Off was on the ground at Reliant Stadium well before 5 a.m. this morning to scope out the crowd that had amassed...
  • Rocks Off: Live Shots
    See a few videos and many, many, many more photos from Friday's cattle call auditions in our slideshow. Walking into the Reliant Stadium lot reminded Rocks Off of the livestock show we'd...
  • Houston News: Football
    Check out the pics of tailgating Texans fans in our slideshow. The Super Bowl blueprint for the Texans stood firmly on the visitor's sidelines Saturday at Reliant Stadium. For one night,...
  • Houston News: Football
    In the big picture, the narrative from Monday's preseason opener at Reliant Stadium was a promising one for Gary Kubiak's Texans. First and foremost, there were no major...
  • Houston News: Sports
    I don't know that there was ever any point during the NFL lockout where I was fearful that we wouldn't have football this season. Still, the specter of the work stoppage that loomed over us...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    Well, earlier today I gave you five reasons to watch the Texans tonight against the Jets. I guess we're down to four reasons now, because apparently long snapper extraordinaire Jonathan...
  • Houston News: Texas
    Our country's credit rating was downgraded just less than a day before The Response event at Reliant Stadium opened its doors. The world is scary and getting more so by the day. People are...
  • Houston News: Political Animals
    The Houston Chronicle's TexasSparkle, perhaps the nation's most insightful and trenchant right-wing blogger, or perhaps not, takes us to task today for daring to be "hypocritical" about Rick...
  • Houston News: Political Animals
    Rick Perry's famous call for the nation's governors to come to Houston this weekend to pray and fast is looking more and more like a mistake to all but the religious right. Of course, if...
  • Houston News: Game Time
    Yesterday, on my radio show at high noon, when the Texans' roster of free agent signings consisted of three re-signings of their own free agent backups on offense, I invoked prayer to help...
  • Houston News: Political Animals
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    During the NCAA® Final Four weekend, Bracket Town is the place to be for basketball fans. Players of all ages and skill levels will enjoy lots of hands-on fun with basketball...
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    Two teams made up of the top collegiate senior student-athletes in the country go head-to-head during the Reese's College All-Star Game. NCAA basketball fans get the chance to see the best...
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    It’s crunch time, with the NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship down to just four teams. Both single elimination semi-final games take place today. The first has a tip-off...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Brad Paisley Reliant Stadium March 19, 2011 Aside from the fireworks, there was no grand entrance for Brad Paisley, who practically ran to the stage later than usual for a Saturday night at...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 20, 2011 You can tell everything you need to know about Jason Aldean by looking at his steel guitarist's forearms Sunday. First, he had a steel...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium March 18, 2011 Friday night was Alan Jackson's 19th performance at RodeoHouston. For two decades, he's managed to maintain his status as a country music icon,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium March 17, 2011 Only the Zac Brown Band could write an upbeat song about falling in love with a woman as she's walking away from you. Sure, we've all been...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Miranda Lambert Reliant Stadium March 16, 2011 Shucks, ma. Our lil' ol' East Texas gal done all growed up. Sugar and spice and definitely everything nice, unless you piss her off, Miranda...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    KISS Reliant Stadium March 15, 2011 We'll drive you wild with our photos from last night's show. In Tom Snyder's 1979 interview with the original members of KISS, only two of which remain,...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Kid Rock Reliant Stadium March 14, 2011 First things first: Yes, Aftermath got to Reliant Stadium with plenty of time to spare Monday. One embarrassing screw-up per Rodeo season is more...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Lady Antebellum Reliant Stadium March 11, 2011 Less than a month after winning five Grammys, Lady Antebellum made their way to Houston for another stint at the Rodeo. Having been forced to...
  • Rocks Off: Art Rock
    Rocks Off has the worst luck with Gary Allan. It's starting to give us a complex. It's ironic, because out of all the artists who get semi-regular play on country stations we hardly ever...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Go Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 13, 2011 Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. Gone are the days of...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Rascal Flatts Reliant Stadium March 10, 2011 "We've been together for 10 years, but I don't look a day over 'Fast Cars and Freedom,'" giggled bassist/pianist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Miranda Lambert has struck a delicate balance: Together with kindred artists like Jamey Johnson, she's made country music palatable once again to the sanctimonious scads of big-city, Tea...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If someone told you in 1998 that the vulgar rap-spitting Kid Rock would be the next Lynyrd Skynyrd-style country-rock act and be playing RodeoHouston 13 years later, you would have poured...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Martina McBride Reliant Stadium March 9, 2011 Ain't no use in complaining, when you've got a job to do. With SXSW bearing down on us like a freight train and the Rodeo squeezing us like a...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Keith Urban Reliant Stadium March 8, 2011 Aftermath was all set at 8 p.m. to go to the Rodeo and witness Australian country star Keith Urban perform miracles like the ones we'd been hearing...
  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
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  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium March 7, 2011 Tim McGraw is the essence of modern country. Last night, he appeared onstage, donning boots, a big-ol', Texas-sized belt buckle, a red, white and...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
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  • Rocks Off: Art Rock
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  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Janet Jackson Reliant Stadium March 4, 2011 More pics of Ms. Jackson can be found in our slideshow. Keep your shirt on. Janet did. Clad in a sleek silver catsuit so tight it was a miracle...
  • Music: Show Preview
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  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Trace Adkins Reliant Stadium March 2, 2011 Aftermath admits that before Wednesday night, we were by no means experts on the bellowing country crooner known as Trace Adkins. After the show...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
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  • Rocks Off: Electric Rodeo
    Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
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  • Eating Our Words: On the Menu
    Although my expectations were very low, when I got a hankering for fake-cheese nachos at the Texans and Cowboys Sunday I knew I had to have some, whatever they actually tasted like.As we...
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