Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? "My name is DJ Candlestick, but my f ... More >>
Rewind: The 2012 Houston Press Music Award Winners Meet the Niceguys Monday night in front of a small gathering of hand-picked compatriots and friends, The Niceguys allowed their recording home of Wire Road Studios to turn into an open house. The multi-million dollar recording palace rolled out it ... More >>
So long, MiloMilo Hamilton's announcing his retirement today. It's a day I never thought would come, and the only thing I'm upset about is that he'll still do the games this season. I've never understand his appeal to listeners. Then again, I grew up with Gene Elston as the voice of the As ... More >>
It appears that last year, local underground rap's most impressive in a handful of terms, was not an anomaly. Six weeks into the last year of human existence (goddamn you, Mayans) and Houston's burgeoning stars are moving as fervently as ever. Ten relatively new bits of music for your brain:
A white guy, two black guys and a Mexican walk into a club. Harharhar. This coming Wednesday, February 1, Warehouse Live will host the inaugural show of the Red Bull Skooled tour. (If you've any concerns about the validity of the relationship Red Bull has rap, you're encouraged to read this, whi ... More >>
So good. The song. The video. The idea. The levels. Bun's stoicism. Yves's bombast. Yves's during the chorus. YVES DURING THE CHORUS. 2:47 to 2:51. The intro. The outro. Basically everything between the intro and the outro. So good.
So here. These are the 25 best songs from Houston rap's glorious 2011. They've been pressed onto actual cassettes (not pictured above). We only made ten of them, because, fuck, it takes a long time. They are for sale ($600). And, as a way to honor the city's grey tape past while being entir ... More >>
Warehouse Live's studio was filled with Houston hip-hop heads on a brisk November night. Women were clad in skin-tight leggings with boots and the men bundled up in leather jackets and hoodies. The host for the evening was MC Kane, who normally MC's hip-hop clubs in the city. He gave the concert a ... More >>
Hollywood FLOSS, nominated for a Houston Press Music Award for Best Songwriter, grows his brand the only way he knows works.
He's a Cardinal now, get used to it.So it appears that in the time between being traded to the New York Yankees and signing with the St. Louis Cardinals that Lance Berkman has gone from being one of the good guys to Public Enemy Number One. At least if you can give credence to anything that ... More >>
What you fail to understand, Turtle....What started as a history lesson, in this space at least, on Monday is on the verge of becoming an historical shift in the world of collegiate sports. The college football gods dropped this mayhem in our laps, so let's keep talking about it. (For the recor ... More >>
Hair Balls was cleaning out our closet the other day and, right there next to our old Little League uniform and a fossilized finger-bone of Jimmy Hoffa, was a stack of old Mad Libs books. It unleashed a flood of memories -- staying up past bedtime with friends, laughing like fools as we co ... More >>
Photo by Aaron M. SprecherBelieve it or not, but pitchers and catchers are reporting for the Houston Astros on February 19, 2010. Yes, the Astros are going to suck this year, but it's baseball, and I love baseball. That said, I realize that some of you might want some more specific reasons to get ... More >>
As someone who's been there, I can empathize with the folks from the Houston Chronicle, Schlumberger, and a host of other companies whose employees have gotten the axe in recent weeks. Not being an HR manager, I can unfortunately only offer up a collection of "laid-off scenes" to help you briefly f ... More >>
New Money douches and Amazing Race winners at Monarch Lounge
Peter Berg sends Jamie Foxx to fight the enemy over there in The Kingdom