• Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Cage the Elephant at House of Blues, 4/25/2014

    Cage the Elephant House of Blues April 25, 2014 "I want to thank you all for the awesome night we're about to have," said vocalist Matthew Shultz, one song into Cage the Elephant's set at House of Blues Friday night. "And I also want to thank you for the giant mosh pit that's about to form right he ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Lack Of Social Safety Net Tying Many Musicians To Day Jobs

    "I fantasize sometimes that my musical career would hit gold and help us escape these grim realities, but it's not something I really expect to happen." ​There are few issues in the current political climate more fraught with contention than whether or not the U.S. government will take a more ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Downtown Houston is the Way of the Future...According to India

    Photo courtesy of WikipediaHouston? Nope, it's the Bandra-Kurla Complex in MumbaiApparently urban planners in every corner of the world have decided that downtown Houston is the Way of the Future, at least if the BBC and the Times of India are to be believed. Last Friday, the Beeb reported that Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    The Sister Cities Of Houston: A Critical Appraisal, Part 1

    With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. In the interest of brevity, though, we are parceling out our findings over the next couple of days. Here are the f ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    Paradise by the Dashboard Light/Houston Music

    Racket again ventures downtown in search of musical serendipity

  • Culture

    October 13, 2005

    Poor Baby

    The Alley premieres a comedy no better than a generic pilot for a canceled sitcom

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    Number One with a Bullet

    Our take on "rare" Nirvana

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Put Down That Fish!

    According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus

  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    Grunge Schmunge

    The Melvins don't give a damn, and so should you

  • News

    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.