In this week's Houston Press cover story, you can read about Kinky Friedman's completely serious campaign to become Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner in the November 2014, a position he hopes will allow him to be the state's leading advocate for marijuana legalization. This is not the first time ... More >>
L’Olivier stays grounded in French bistro territory while still managing the occasional surprise.
Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
Somebody hearing Diana Krall's interpretation of "Body and Soul" on KTSU may not associate the jazz standard, immortalized by Billie Holiday, with a "concentration camp." But according to a longtime Houston entertainer, that's exactly what's going on behind the scenes at the local radio stati ... More >>
Photos by Groovehouse Diana Ross Verizon Wireless Theater March 1, 2011 Wham, bam, thank you ma'am. Blame it on David Bowie, but Aftermath couldn't help thinking that while settling into our balcony seat at Verizon Tuesday. Diana Ross and her deluxe band were pounding out "I'm Comin' Out" a ... More >>
Photos by Marc Brubaker/See the slideshowSage Francis with members of Free Moral AgentsSage Francis' new album Li(f)e should have received better reviews than it did. Although the reviews it got weren't terrible, none of them seemed to acknowledge that Sage managed to marry rap and rock witho ... More >>
Houston's SXSW class — and we mean class — of 2009
It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator
Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson
Which Greek god is your favorite musician?
Ballet Folklórico de México spices up the Christmas season
Artist Sanford Biggers creates a fascinating common ground
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Spielberg's Minority Report gets good grades until the end
The Philly R&B neo-soulstress defies simple definitions
Dianne Reeves breathes new life into Sarah Vaughan's songs
Clandestine -- Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats -- Tommy Dardar and the Sheetrockers
Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music
Coming This Week
Anita O'Day gets her due in new boxed set
Pauline Oliveros moved to San Francisco. She played avant-garde accordion. She came out as a lesbian. She kept in touch with her mom.
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
The Food Chain loves the sound of its own voice; luckily, so does the audience
Elder statesman of getting down: Fusion vibist Harry Sheppard
Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.