• Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    May the Force Be With You at Neil's Bahr

    "Eat, sleep, game, repeat." A tall, slick-haired guy whose black T-shirt is emblazoned with that very slogan pushes his way through this packed EaDo bar, but no one seems to mind. Most folks are giving him the thumbs-up, which seems strange given the density of the room. But he's earned a pass to ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2014

    Geek Culture Meets Houston Nightlife at Neil's Bahr

    The new geek's paradise is in EaDo.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Phantogram at Warehouse Live, 4/25/14

    Phantogram, Teen Warehouse Live April 25, 2014 In the past few years, a ton of great synth-pop has come to market, but let's be honest: not all bands perform equally. In concert, Phantogram shows how possible it is for electro-based artists to create an impeccably executed performance that upholds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Let's Help These People Make a Fun Fun Fun Fest Love Connection

    With the possible exception of traffic, there is no easier and worse place to fall in love than at a concert. There you are, minding your own business, soaking in the sounds, when you see that one person who just takes your breath away. You don't know anything about them other than that they make yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Beyoncé at Toyota Center, 7/15/2013

    Beyoncé Toyota Center July 15, 2013 Beyoncé is on another level, and this is something we take for granted. It's easy to forget with this current crop of pop divas just how long she's been around: "Crazy In Love" hit No. 1 in 2003 back when Lady Gaga was only 17, Taylor Swift only 13. But her gr ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in River Oaks

    The last time we tackled the Top 10 restaurants in River Oaks, Tony Mandola's was still open in what is now Brasserie 19's spot in the River Oaks Shopping Center. Needless to say, things have changed a bit in three years. And in spite of its ritzy exterior, River Oaks still has plenty of inexpensive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Houston's 10 Best New Year's Eve Shows

    So the world didn't end the way you all wanted it to a few weeks ago. What a tragedy. Life goes on, the road goes on forever, the party never ends, blah blah blah. The good news is that we all have New Year's Eve to look forward to on Monday, when the party scene will alight with hope for 2013 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Gothic Council Stages Tim Burton Intervention

    Tim Burton has become something of a trial to the goths of the world. On the one hand, his contribution to the sub-culture simply cannot be overstated. Films like Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and The Nightmare Before Christmas served as the gateway into the spooky side for many of us, and for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Danny Elfman's Ten Greatest Soundtracks

    ​Last Tuesday, Warner Bros. music released a 25th anniversary box set commemorating the orchestral soundtrack work Danny Elfman has done for Tim Burton. Elfman, the former front man for the wonderfully weird art-pop band Oingo Boingo, was first recruited by Burton to score his film Pee Wee's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Raising Goth Kids In Today's Disney Society

    ​Gothtopia is currently sitting on an advance copy of the Girls Rock Camp Houston DVD, which was filmed at Walter's and showcased several bands of young girls performing their original compositions. We are currently waiting for a firm release date on the disc before bringing you our take on it ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    Let's Get Spooky

    Here's our guide to what's happening this Halloween.

  • News

    October 21, 2010

    Let's Get Spooky

    Our guide to Houston's best Halloween haunts.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2008

    Q&A: Reverend Bob Levy Talks Howard Stern, Blue Cheese and Killers of Comedy

    Though they aren’t really well known in mainstream stand-up comedy circles, among the millions of fans of Howard Stern’s radio show, they are superstars and like family…albeit a hugely dysfunctional one. The Killers of Comedy are an amalgamation of stand-up comics (including a racist clown), S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Ed Wood

    The story of the worst movie director in history needed the right weirdo director in order to make it to the big screen