"Man it feels good, when it happens like that / Two days from going back to selling crack, yessir!" Lupe Fiasco Warehouse Live November 7, 2013 As we walked into Warehouse Live on a chilly November night, all I could see was a titanic beard onstage rapping into a mike. It took a few moments to rea ... More >>
Last week, the New York Times published an article about D.C. restaurateur Ashok Bajaj with the subtitle "A New Delhi-Born Restaurateur Brings Power Dining to D.C." Several of us read the article, but not because we were super interested in Mr. Bajaj's latest opening. We had no idea what "power dini ... More >>
Aaron Hernandez is now a former New England Patriot, former in every sense of the word having been scrubbed clean from the team's website and having his replica jersey the target of a "free exchange" campaign where Pats fans can swap out their "81 HERNANDEZ" joints for a comparable current Patriot's ... More >>
Believe it or not, the average transaction price for new cars is more than $30,000 these days. That's a lot of money. But just because you're on a budget doesn't mean you have to settle for something boring. What you drive says a lot about you, and your average economy car doesn't say much at all. ... More >>
Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident that happened on the North Sam Houston Parkway service road around 12:10 a.m. on Sunday. Apparently an unidentified male victim, 38, drove at a high rate of speed through a construction zone and was killed when his vehicle hit a concrete support pill ... More >>
The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
We've all seen this spiked, peroxide-dyed Food Network star eating his way across America's heartland. We've all heard him choking out limp catchphrases around mouthfuls of food, wheezing out airy, hyena-like whinnies of laughter while wiping grease and mustard off of his perfectly manicured, bleac ... More >>
You are the absolute cock of the walk, coming out of an upscale bar at 2 a.m. early Monday. You stroll over to your new $400,000 Lamborghini and, because that's what Lamborghinis are made for, you make sure everyone appreciates your taste and testosterone.
Michael Brown: Animated (Dildos not included)You might have thought the criminal trial of famed hand doctor/TV-ad star Michael Brown had everything: accusations that the supposedly dotng family man assaulted his wife, cameos by superstar athletes, big-name lawyers. But it needs something els ... More >>
Jeff Bagwell lends a handJudge Jim Wallace did not allow Michael Brown's lawyers to introduce evidence that the ex-hand surgeon's wife is banging former Astro Jeff Bagwell in Brown's assault trial today. Arguing admissibility after the jury was excused, attorney Dick DeGuerin got Rachel Brow ... More >>
Kyle Busch: Qualified to break traffic speeding laws.If you're going to travel at more than 80 miles an hour over the limit, you should probably be a professional speedster and not a celebrity with run-of-the-mill driving know-how. On Tuesday, Kyle Busch, a championship-winning NASCAR driver ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
A Maserati, a Lamborghini...Further talk of an alleged hit man in ex-hand doc Michael Brown's divorce case was averted today when lawyers for Brown and his wife signed "agreed temporary orders" divvying up the couple's bounty. And boy, is it a bounty -- especially for a dude who filed bankrup ... More >>
James SharrockRocks Off sat down with Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth to see we could find out about the front man and founder of the British goth-metal band, which formed in 1991, in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dani Filth: The Scissor Sisters' "I Can't Decide." ... More >>
Can the celebrated rapper get out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?
The Place: Sunny's 902 Capitol St. 713-224-3200www.sunnysbar.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m.The Deals: Nightly drink specials. The Scene: Sunny's doesn't have a traditional $2 domestics/half-priced wells/select wines happy hour, but our three hours ... More >>
Rich people making baseball decisionsMost major league baseball owners are billionaires or, at the very least, incredibly wealthy leaders of investor groups. And I'm pretty sure you have to be smart to become a billionaire (although I am admittedly very smart, and I regularly get excited whe ... More >>
Hatred is a popular sport in hip-hop. Players of this sport include everyone from fans to peers. There's no specific reason for loathing. Sometimes, being the best in your league is an egregious enough crime to inspire a strong dose of vitriol. Here are the 10 most hated hip-hop artists of 20 ... More >>
West VitaRight here, right now, and in print all damn week, you can read the Houston Press' interview with perhaps the hottest new band on the South 40, San Antonio's Hacienda (above). Whether or not they go on to become a South Texas Kings of Leon - Hacienda is also three brothers and a cous ... More >>
Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Killa Kyleon Natural Born Killa (mixtape, 2010) Back in February, Killa Kyleon threw a pictu ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "She Bad," Bertell feat. Bun B Wire to Wire Before we get started with beginning this year's goofiness, ... More >>
The story of a Houston rapper who got bigger and bigger until he shrank back down to earth
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
On his latest single, Jay-Z rhymes “Fuck talkin’ about the recession/ It’s just depressin’.” Apparently no one ever told Young Jeezy. The Atlanta rapper packs his third album, The Recession, with triumphant numbers that are as motivating as they are menacing; inspirational as they are fore ... More >>
Trouble for "Texas Troubadour" Chris Knudson
Microsoft's Xbox 360 fires the first shot in the next-gen console war
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
In school, Des Hoebig learned to play an instrument. Now, out in the shady world of big-money dealers, he's learning to buy one.
April 30 - May 6, 1998