With unlimited sweat, furious finesse and hook-heavy musical manners, Austin's OBN IIIs are the bastard child of Flamin' Groovies and Radio Birdman, just as their latest slab Live in San Francisco documents. Their closest allies in Texas are likely the equally forceful, cunning and haunting Sons of ... More >>
We have secured a second chef for the third annual Iron Fork competition at this year's Menu of Menus Extravaganza. This brave fellow will be competing against Kevin Naderi of Roost in a secret-ingredient cooking challenge moderated by Randy Evans of Haven to determine which of them is the Iron Fork ... More >>
This dosa will take you away to the streets of Chennai.
Looking for where you can unleash your pride this year? Look no further; the Houston Press has got your complete guide to the wheres and whats of Houston Pride Week.
If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in Little India.
We live in an era of classic-rock revivalism. We go crazy for reunions, we buy as many tickets as we can, and sometimes we even pay attention to the new records these bands put out, even though the general consensus is that no reunited band will ever put out a record as good as the ones they did in ... More >>
Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.
One of the greatest musicians of all-time has died. Ravi Shankar, sitar legend and easily one of India's most revered cultural ambassadors, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age 92 in San Diego. According to ZeeNews, he had been having trouble breathing and was admitted into the hospital last w ... More >>
No one wants to spend their twilight years alone. It's often said that when the years are winding down, people want to be around their loved ones, around people who appreciate them and would do anything for them. If that is indeed true, then Tracy McGrady's signing a one-year contract with Qingdao ... More >>
When he competes, U.S. Olympian Michael Phelps is usually seen walking into the arena with headphones on, blasting music in order to get him pumped up for the upcoming race. But what the hell is he listening to? It's rumored that Phelps is a huge rap and hip-hop fan, but there's no telling what is ... More >>
Every rapper dreams to be a baller and every baller dreams to be a rapper. It rings true today and former Houston Rocket Steve Francis renews the saying with his recently discovered hip-hop label Mazerati Music. Rocks Off cringed when we saw Dan Devine's Ball Don't Lie sports blog on Francis' rap ... More >>
In my years of covering and attending our yearly Menu of Menus event, I've never been quite as excited for the grand tasting as I am this year. Why? In addition to the first annual Iron Fork competition -- which pits two of Houston's best young chefs against each other, Iron Chef-style, while chef ... More >>
Photo by Mai PhamKevin Bryant, Executive Chef at The Capitol at St. GermainKevin Bryant epitomizes Southern charm. There's just something about him that puts you at ease immediately, so for our chat, I felt like I catching up with an old friend. Maybe it's the fact that he loves dogs. Alth ... More >>
Stars in Indonesia, Houston rockers VerseCity hope their new album catches them up at home.
The owner is eccentric and the tacos fabulous at this laid-back new spot.
Readers recount problems with DFPS
GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>
Boz Scaggs turns to jazz, knows his Lightnin' Hopkins.
Photos by Marco TorresA.R. Rahman "Jai Ho: The Journey Home" Toyota Center September 17, 2010 The Indian film-score composer A.R. Rahman, now widely known as the winner of two 2009 Academy Awards for Slumdog Millionaire, is the master of the movie-musical genre known as Bollywood. He is also ... More >>
Karate Kid remake too cynical to catch a fly with chopsticks.
These super-kind folks have been doing knockout Pakistani and Indian food for more than 16 years.
Coming from the Midwest, where "crawdads" were something you marveled at in creekbeds during grade-school field trips, a visit to the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival in Old Town Spring last weekend was a revelation. The festival, now in its 24th year, will run each of the next two weekends ... More >>
If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>
Lev Kuperman/ myspace.com/viaaudio Monday night, an obviously delirious Rocks Off found ourselves upstairs at the Mink's Backroom instead of where we should have been, home in bed asleep. We enjoyed high-energy/lo-fi trio Vivian Girls, but at this point we are starting to realize we may have a pr ... More >>
Another edition of the Winter Games has come and gone, and while the last two weeks have been marked by triumph (the first American medals in Nordic Combined) as well as tragedy (Nickelback's closing ceremony performance), it's time to contemplate the important lessons we'll take away from Vancouve ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.During the summer, we taught a ... More >>
Various Artists Putumayo Presents: India www.putumayo.com With Slumdog Millionaire's recent sweep at this year's Oscars, the music of India has become more and more present on our airwaves - a slow trend that began four decades ago when George Harrison first introduced Ravi Shankar's ragas t ... More >>
Get your glow on
Y'all see the opening ceremony in Beijing? That drum thing was kind of cool... Kid Rock and Lynryd Skynyrd in the Woodlands Skynyrd and the Kid rocked the Woodlands Pavilion. We should have a full review later on Rocks Off, but for now here are some photos from Mark C. Austin. Houston Astros v ... More >>
Get a taste of peace at this benefit for the Boniuk Center
Get a taste of peace at this benefit for the Boniuk Center
This company of 28 musicians beats the hell out of their instruments
Lucia y Valdemar Gitanerías Flamenco brings passion and expertise to the complicated Spanish music
This Indian singer carries on humanitys oldest vocal tradition
Qin Dynasty puts a Disney spin on Chinese cuisine
At Madras Pavilion, a South Indian treat is given its due
Is "A" for Asia, America -- or both?