Recently Joe Steinhardt took a moment to ponder the year that had just passed, and didn't like what he saw. Steinhardt runs one of my favorite music labels, Don Giovanni Records. His New Jersey-based outfit was built, as he tells it, to promote the music his friends made. His label is now blessed ... More >>
Yes, my musician kids "work," thank you very much.
DJ Rockwell is one Houston's most versatile and talented DJs, and one of the many assets of the Booth Pimps DJ collective. His ability to rock any party to the fullest with Top 40 to hip-hop to anything in between, this DJ certainly lives up to his name. Who? A native of New Mexico, Rockwell has b ... More >>
The 2010s will forever be known as the decade of the crossover. But what is a crossover, exactly? It's a car that's trying its hardest to look like an SUV. Crossovers are the poseurs of the automotive world. My friend's car got totaled last week, and she called to ask me for used car advice. "What' ... More >>
"Animal rescuers" lie about finding a home for a dog who's already dead.
This is a story about a puppy who was needlessly euthanized by people who claim to be big animal rescuers in Houston, who appear to have perpetrated a lie, and who were dumb enough to put the lie in writing. At center stage, really, is the dog: Juno. A stray pittie, twenty-odd pounds when found, w ... More >>
Watching All of the Wachowskis' Movies for the Sake of Watching All of the Wachowskis' Movies
Need help killing someone? Or cementing a drug deal? This may be the saint for you.
A week or so ago, you may remember, I wrote a post about the auction for Bobby Petrino's crash-damaged motorcycle. The majority of the post was an outline of my idea to turn the crumpled-up love machine into a profit center by selling photo opportunities for fans to pose on the bike. At the end o ... More >>
Big winner: James CaseyThe easy fall back after Sunday's 40-33 to the New Orleans Saints is to say "Same ol' Texans," and in a way, I understand. Red zone issues, fourth quarter brain farts (23 points allowed), the untimely turnover, same ol' Texans. But I choose to look at the glass half f ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty Collective Soul, House of Blues, September 1: "Collective Soul is no one's idea of a Southern Rock band, but the band did manage to prove a point or two. First, nostalgically speaking, the '80s are over. The '90s are where the money is. Second, Kings of Leon hardly sprung from a vac ... More >>
Photos by eppytxEvery fall for the past 29 years, the skies over Plano come aglow with colorful aircrafts and odd hissing sounds that signal take-off for flight The Plano Balloon Festival will celebrate its 30th anniversary Sept. 18-20. It's an event that has raised more than 2 million dolla ... More >>
William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be. Now he's a guitar player. Two years into the petrol ... More >>
Photos by Jef With One F Though billed as a Halloween spectacular, there were precious few costumes on display at Numbers’ Underworld, the monthly Goth night that hosts some of Houston’s most entertaining performers and audience members. For a group of people whose chosen dress tends to be view ... More >>
It isn't just the crew members who get in trouble
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.
Latinos take on rap music and make it their own
The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself
The Houston Poetry Slam Team goes national
Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.
Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
Gianni Schicchi makes the menu at the Rice Hotel
The Rockets rack up frequent flyer miles.
Justin Bull Riding Championship
October 8 - 14, 1998
Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.
In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant
At his Classical School for Brilliant Children, Alvin "Boom Boom" Jackson promises to enhance self-esteem and academic performance. Erik Vidor certainly got a lesson he'll never forget.
And quite a bit rock and roll add up to No Depression music
Brace yourself --the FBI says the Tracker is a fraud
The Democratic chairman takes a power struggle personally
Can Drayton McLane bring Houston a World Series champion on a budget? Can Houston support major-league baseball to Drayton McLane's satisfaction? It's time to find out.
The venerable bank-turned-club is spiffed-up and awaiting your presence
The Missiles cap ten years with a farewell. Their manager remembers.