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Baton Rouge

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Phillip Zimmerle Puts Down Love Knife, Adds Cello

    Former Love Knife guitarist Phillip Zimmerle has swerved again. A Baton Rouge native with a creative writing degree from L.S.U., Zimmerle has recently been working with his drummer and wife Mary Beth Zimmerle in a new duo called Black Lodge. But Friday night at Khon's, Zimmerle will fulfill a dream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets

    Before we get to the Best Bets for the week, I'll use this space (and perhaps a lengthier column in the future) to salute the recently laid off employees at the soon-to-be-sold-and-renamed-and-lobotomized Comcast Sports Net Houston. As you all are probably aware, painfully so if you're a non-Comca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    College and Pro Football: This Weekend's Best Bets (Including Colts-Texans!)

    In betting, there are weekends where you're looking to score big, where even finishing at or slightly above .500 feels like a slight disappointment, like a running back who left yards on the field. Then there are weekends like last weekend. Saturday was utter chaos, like the last 45 minutes of a T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    College Football, Week 4: The Weekend In Tweets, Vines, and YouTube

    We're still waiting, college football. Still waiting on that "Holy shit!" weekend of games where some foundational pieces of the Top 25 get shaken up and we see the earth shift a little bit in this brave new world of college football where all roads lead to a post season playoff, albeit a miniatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Fan Fighting League! LSU Bro Fight Video Is Delightfully Absurd (VIDEO)

    This past weekend, I traveled to Norman, OK to watch the Sooners take on the Tennessee Volunteers with some friends. Among them was my radio partner Ted Johnson, a three time Super Bowl champion and 10 year NFL player from 1995-2004. Ted and I started doing our show together, along with Rich Lord, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Total Abuse, Lil Boosie, Ray LaMontagne, etc.

    Total Abuse, Rusted Shut Mango's, August 1 Modern hardcore a tad too cute for you? You certainly wouldn't be alone in that sentiment, but take care that you're ready for the alternative. From the all-too-safe environs of Austin, punk terrorists Total Abuse have been savagely battering audiences wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Rice, UH Hope to Take the First Step to Winning NCAA Regionals

    The cliche is one game at a time. That nothing matters but for the current play, the next pitch. And for the Rice Owls and the Houston Cougars, nothing this weekend matters more than the one game being played. The Owls and Cougars are among the 64 teams partaking in the NCAA Regionals this weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Lil Keke, Anti-Lilly, Vic-D, Doeman & Tony Dark

    Lil Keke, Album Before The Album 3 Lil Keke is fed up. Well, not in the literal sense. He's quite fed; well-fed even. He's practically the thesaurus of Houston rap slang, thanks to his vault on top of a vault of freestyles amassed during the early part of his career. In the metaphorical sense? Oh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Winging It: Houston Gets Its First Pluckers

    If you love wings, TVs and cheap drinks, you'll be happy to learn that Pluckers Wing Bar has landed in Houston. While it's the concept's first location in the Bayou City, the company has 14 other spots scattered throughout the Austin area, where it began, and in Dallas and Baton Rouge. I got a g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Louisiana Gets a Golden Nugget, So Texas Gets a Casino Concert Roundup

    Soon it will be be easier to drop those dolla-dolla bills at yet another Louisiana casino. This time it comes to us courtesy of a Texas native, the white tiger-loving Landry's captain, Tilman Fertitta. Earlier this month, Fertitta announced that he has brokered a deal to acquire the property of La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    I Regularly Open My Home to Strange Touring Bands... Why?

    The sheriff department's officer was standing on my doorstep, still trembling with excitement. The red and blue lights from the patrol car flashed over his face, which was incredulous at the site of the person who opened the door at three in the morning - me, a middle-aged, gray-haired man in Nick & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Schadenfreude Alert! 5 Thoughts On JaMarcus Russell's Attempted Comeback

    For most football players, when their careers finally end, rarely does it happen on their terms. More often than not (WAY more often, actually), players are either asked to leave, never asked back, or beat up physically to the point of no return. The bravest of football warriors continue to try over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 2, Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 2: Cajun Oyster Stuffing at Yapa Kitchen While turkey is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes to Try in Houston: No. 4, Oysters 1/2 Shelled at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 4, Oysters 1/2 Shelled at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 5, Oysters Victoria at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 5, Oysters Victoria at The Queen Vic Pub & Kitchen As a sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 6, Pearly Whites Po'Boy at BB's Cafe

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 6, Pearly Whites Po'Boy at BB's Cafe Don't get me wrong, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 7, Fried Oysters & Deviled Eggs at BRC Gastropub

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR and DecembeR? It's oyster season! During these months, oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 8, Fried Oysters & Deviled Eggs at BRC Gastropub BRC calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    10 Oyster Dishes To Try in Houston: No. 9, Oysters Baton Rouge at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    You know what I love about SeptembeR, OctobeR, NovembeR, and DecembeR? It's oyster season! Not that I don't indulge in bivalves year-round, but during these months oysters are at their peak. For the next few weeks, I'll be sampling the most memorable and tasty oyster dishes in Houston. No. 9, Oyst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Alabama Teabagger's Trial Begins In Louisiana Today: What To Look For

    On the night of January 9, 2012, the city of New Orleans saw Alabama commit one of the most heinous assaults in the city's history on the LSU Tigers. And no, I'm not talking about the University of Alabama's 21-0 whitewashing of Les Miles' completely overmatched bunch of Tigers in the Superdome that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend

    Scoremore presents a release party for up-and-coming local rapper Doughbeezy for his new CD Blue Magic at Warehouse Live tonight ($15). The album features Dough's collaboration with Killa Kyleon, "F*ck You," which should not be mistaken for the Cee-Lo song of the same partially censored name. Watch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Tops Drop: A Larger-Than-Life Fat Tuesday Playlist

    ​Happy Fat Tuesday, y'all! Rocks Off mentioned in a previous post, about rappers and Houston restaurants, that some of the best artists are "Big" and "Fat": Big Pokey, Fat Pat, Big Moe, etc. Every day is Fat Tuesday for these rappers. They're all about overindulgence and that's why we love th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Saturday: Main Street Block Party at The Island

    Photo by Allison McPhailGetting their dance on.​Check out our slideshow of fans and bands at the Main Street Block Party. Eric Dean had something to prove to Houston after his Montrose Winter Social flop last month. Dean did as he promised, and delivered with the 2nd Annual Main Street Block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're going to try to organize an anti-SOPA fundraiser. Here's how it would go: the menu consists of SOPA-pillas, delicious Mexican batter envelopes served with honey and sugar. But seconds after your waiter brings you your SOPA-pill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Five Reasons The Main Street Block Party Worked

    Photos by Jim BrickerLady In Red: Tontons singer Asli Omar​ Were you there? You might want to look for yourself in this slideshow of crowd shots. Be sure to also check out the pics of the bands. Around 9 p.m. Saturday, Rocks Off was walking out of Tacos A Go-Go and ran into Main Street Block ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Five Other Ways HISD Can Pay Students And Parents

    Possibly where this concept originated​The Houston school district, desperate to get grades and test scores up, is offering cold, hard cash to fifth graders who do their math homework. A kid who masters a bunch of "concepts" can rack up $440 from HISD.That can buy a whole lot of....books extolling ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2010

    Faith No More

    Trembling before God in The Last Exorcism.

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Beaumont Weatherman Busts Rhyme; Ryan Seacrest Approves

    ​ Somebody call Swishahouse. Rocks Off has spent a fair amount of time in the Golden Triangle over the years, and the live-music options in the greater Beaumont-Port Arthur area are usually somewhat limited. In the next couple of weeks, for example, if you're not a fan of Pat Green, hillbilly hard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Treme: Getting The Tribe Back Together

    Hamsterdam: Treme gets a few Wire shoutouts.​This was the most Wire-heavy episode of Treme yet. We've already got Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters in major roles, but this ep was packed with shout-outs to David Simon's former series. One of Sonny's buddies mispronounced Amsterdam as "Hamsterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Treme: Getting The Tribe Back Together

    Hamsterdam: Treme gets a few Wire shoutouts.​This was the most Wire-heavy episode of Treme yet. We've already got Wendell Pierce and Clarke Peters in major roles, but this ep was packed with shout-outs to David Simon's former series. One of Sonny's buddies mispronounced Amsterdam as "Hamsterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Moonie Bergeron's Cajun Meats

    ​"Let me make you a little snack pack for the car, honey," Joyce said as she prepared the Styrofoam container. Joyce and Miss Peaches were the two women behind the counter at Bergeron's Cajun Meats that morning. Joyce heated up one of Bergeron's signature chicken patties, a spicy ground poultr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Catfish at Tony's in Baton Rouge

    ​ We went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana on a road trip this holiday season to see some family, and our sister told us about a grocery that filets live catfish and fries them to order. I dropped everything and beelined it for Tony's Seafood & Deli. Sure enough, near the entrance there is a huge c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Health Department Roundup: Cafeteria Edition

    ​ As with other restaurants, a cafeteria's quality varies, depending on management and food freshness standards, which -- as habitual readers of this column know -- often has little to do with menu pricing. The shadow of the Houston health inspector has recently fallen upon the following:The D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Top 5 Sauces That Make Chains Worth Visiting

    ​A purist would say a good bread or steak should stand on its own -- to sauce is to sin. But if A1 is the cardinal crime of fine dining, these sauces prove the opposite: a fine one can slather salvation over a culinary insignificancy. 5. Chick-fil-a Polynesian Sauce- In the world of fast-foo ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    A Baton Rouge Soap Opera (Starring Sheriff's Deputies) Comes Here

    Seems like hurricane evacuees are not the only ones who flee Louisiana to Houston for safety. A Baton Rouge family recently escaped here to get away from the local cops, whom they claim maliciously prosecuted them repeatedly after the family tried to expose corruption at a homeowners association inv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Downtown Streets Getting Crowded Again, And It Sucks

    Downtown has been a ghost town for a couple of days. It's coming back to life...unfortunately, just as crews are going full-bore on replacing windows and otherwise blocking streets. Driving in the northern part of downtown is becoming even more agita-inducing than usual. Broken traffic lights, bloc ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008
  • Dining

    April 3, 2008
  • Music

    November 29, 2007
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    November 16, 2007
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    November 13, 2007
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    November 8, 2007

    Over the Hills and Not That Far Away

    Led Zeppelin rocked the Sam Houston Coliseum the night before this 1975 show in Baton Rouge. Led Zeppelin has been in the news so much lately it’s getting hard to remember they broke up 27 years ago. Of course there’s the big reunion show at London’s O3 Arena, with late drummer John Bonham’s ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    School Discipline, Lisa Nowak, Terry Abbott, GHCVB Gay Ads

    Some people still favor Texas's zero-tolerance rules

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    The Terms

    Saturday, August 12, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Walk Away, Walk Away

    And we will follow as local music figures recall tales of U2

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Drop Everything

    "Funk Jazz Fridays" get rolling at Cafe Brasil

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Rocker Robbery

    The theft of his trailer capped a bad week for John Evans

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    July 17, 1997
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    March 9, 1995
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