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3718 Main Houston, TX 77002 | Downtown/ Midtown | 713-522-9985
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  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    According to an email I received late this morning from their management, The Mink is changing hands again and closing this Saturday night after last call for an unspecified span to allow...
  • Eating Our Words: Leftovers
    Rappers and food go together like peanut butter and bacon (trust me here): Bun B is a well-known supporter of Houston's food scene -- and especially its food trucks. This past Thursday...
  • Music:
    "What Muse once was, and now only pretends to be, Lotus Effect is." That's how Chatter described Lotus Effect in 2010 when they had a death grip on the Houston music scene. The group's EP...
  • Rocks Off: Best of Houston
    Year after year after year, Houston nurtures and cultivates its music scene. It has grown into substantial force, arguably as powerful and diverse as it's ever been, with legitimate talent...
  • Rocks Off: Inquiring Minds
    Rising alternative-country superstar Keith Moody has a voice like a summer rainstorm, capable of sweeping all your love away. We withstood the storm for 30 seconds to see what we could glean...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The Main Street Block Party is returning for seconds this afternoon and evening at The Continental Club, The Big Top, and The Mink's front and back rooms. Armed with another great lineup,...
  • Rocks Off: This Just In
    White Mystery wasn't just the name of the band playing The Mink on Saturday night. There was a palpable feeling of tension and "weirdness," as one person put it, at the Midtown venue as word...
  • Rocks Off: What's In a Name?
    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. With the exception of any member of...
  • Music: Show Preview
    If you're into instrumental rock, great washes of guitar and thrilling cymbal-heavy drum climaxes, you might as well bring a sleeping bag to the Mink Saturday. Topping the epic bill of hard...
  • Art Attack: Special Events
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    iceage, Balaclavas The Backroom at the Mink July 15, 2011 A lot of folks have a dirty habit of going full-throttle on a new band with only one album and a few singles, lumping praise on...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    The Energy The Backroom at The Mink July 15, 2011 Houston punk ambassadors The Energy's set on Friday night was an inside joke that the crowd wasn't in on, which made it even more appealing...
  • Music: Show Preview
    What? You mean there is a new band in 2011 that isn't some third-rate indie-dance troupe who should be doing Vampire Weekend covers at a wing place near an airport? And their name is the...
  • Rocks Off: Last Night
    Turnin' Headz The Backroom at the Mink July 7, 2011 10:18-10:50 p.m.: So, our intention tonight was to head over to The Mink for this Turnin' Headz underground rap showcase after going to...
  • Music: Show Preview
    All sorts of things happen in the kitchen. In the case of electro-dusted Houston folk-rockers Holy Fiction, the sound of Legos slamming down on Evan Lecker's kitchen table was all the...
  • Rocks Off: Aftermath
    Suckafree Concert Series The Mink May 7, 2011 Suckafree is Houston's newest underground rap concert series, joining hasHBrown, John Dew and David Wright's One Mic, the Purple Bastard et....
  • Rocks Off: What's In a Name?
    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Let's be very clear about...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Mike Watt just released the third album in the "punk opera" series he began with 1997's Contemplating the Engine Room. This year's Hyphenated-Man follows 2004's The Secondman's Middle Stand,...
  • Rocks Off: Only In Houston
    The Cutters have a lot on their plates this month. Rocks Off had the pleasure of spending last Thursday night with four-fifths of the group while they practiced for their tonight's show at...
  • Music:
    If it's January, it must be time for a music festival. That's not a misprint, just a brand-new event pulled together by local promoter Eric Dean with a little help from longtime Houston DJ...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Houston blues-metal trio Rivers reminds us of Mudhoney and Blue Cheer, with an extra dose of Mark Arm's nihilism and just a dash of The Cult's mysticism. We only caught wind of these boys a...
  • Music:
    For more than a year now, DJs No Fun, King Ghidora and Bingo Rash — government names John Baldwin, Stuart Anderson and Ben Browning — have dipped into their considerable...
  • Music: Show Preview
    On listenlisten's newest, dog, the band goes for the throat, attaching an even grimmer sheen to their already forbidding sound. Last year's Hymns from Rhodesia was beloved by Rolling Stone,...
  • Music: Feature
    Since Roky Moon & BOLT's debut at Benjamin Wesley's EP-release show at Walter's on Washington in early 2009, the quintet mixture of glam, punk and Broadway-style balladry has earned them a...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Houston finally has Fat Tony's LP RABDARGAB in its collective and figurative hands and ears, and the wait was more than worth it. The three-time Houston Press Music Award winner for Best...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Houston instrumental rock quartet Co-Pilot describes its sound as "the soundtrack for an epic battle," and we have to agree. The band, around in name since 2001 but with this lineup only...
  • Music: Show Preview
    You know that thing about punk rockers not being able to play their instruments but having a lot of, er, emotion? Yeah, that applies to Brooklyn (via New Jersey) act Vivian Girls. This...
  • Music: Show Preview
    We don't normally recommend a band's very first show outside the rehearsal space, but when it has a pedigree like Houston's brand-new Weird Party, we're happy to make an exception. Last...
  • Music: Feature
    The music of Balaclavas is at once tribal, angular, discordant and completely modern, snagging influences from bands like Public Image Ltd, Can and latter-day local psych legends Indian...
  • Music:
    Jemina Pearl is congested. She punctuates conversational pauses with coughs trailed by an apologetic "excuse me," hardly resembling the fearsome, fearless lioness her old brat-punk band, Be...
  • Music: Show Preview
    The husband-and-wife team of Fred and Toody Cole wed in 1967 and began appearing in various garage and punk bands together until the rise of Dead Moon in the mid-'80s. Those Clackamas,...
  • Music: Show Preview
    When he's not advocating fair trade or just generally getting under the University of Houston administration's skin, controversial social activist Tim O'Brien's passions run equally hot...
  • Music: Show Preview
    Houston's own Fight Pretty and Ghost Town Electric kick off a short national tour tonight over at the Mink with fellow locals Muhammadali, The Burden and Big Fiction on hand to lubricate the...
  • Music: Columns
    According to FreeDictionary.com, a mink is a furry, weasel-like creature. Strangely enough, except for a couple of guys in tiny vests and big sunglasses scurrying about, Midtown scenester...
  • Dining: Columns
    "Fuck MySpace" says Editrix as we walk into The Mink (3718 Main Street, 713-522-9985) on a Saturday night. She's giving our group of six a lecture on the social networking phenomenon, which...
  • Dining: Columns
    A few friends and I drop into Mink (3718 Main, 713-522-9985) late one weeknight, and the narrow bar seems to fill up with our presence. As we settle in, I wonder who's in control of the...
  • Dining: Columns
    The line of people coming out of the Continental Club had us peering through the windows to catch Billy Joe Shaver and Kinky Friedman on stage. Yelling and applauding from outside the barred...

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