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  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Your Two-Steppin' Guide to the Rodeo Cookoff Bands

    As one of the biggest entertainment-based enterprises on the planet, not just in Texas, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one of the few local events that people halfway across the country and around the world travel to see. As such, its concert calendar has become increasingly crowded with pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Meet Memphis Ambassador John Paul Keith, Sharpest Pen Around

    Writer, rocker, and raconteur John Paul Keith swings into Houston Saturday night after a long absence. He's touring behind his latest release on Big Legal Mess Records, Memphis Circa 3AM. American Songwriter has been streaming the album for several weeks, and Rocks Off can't get it off our daily lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    The Electronic Traveler: AroundMe, and the Surprising Strength of the AT&T Signal

    So, I'm back in Houston after a VERY long road trip. I logged more than 3500 miles and remarkably only had to sleep in two hotel beds thanks to relatives and soon-to-be relatives along my path. Like early in my road trip, my iPhone played a critical role in the enjoyment and ultimate success of my v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 1

    With SXSW underway in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world. Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers. TUESDAY, MARCH 12 Ash Reiter: The San Franci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    2012 College Football Media Days, From Best to Most All-Out Painful

    A few years ago, ESPN anointed the various college football media days as the unofficial start to the season. We get it. Folks are starved for some mutha-effing football so placing an artificial start date on the season and posting previews and interviews is going to get media outlets a hell of a l ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Delicate Cutters: NOT Like Civil Wars

    Delicate Cutters​We received the new Delicate Cutters 2011 album Some Creatures on the same day that we received the new Dead Fingers album from one of our favorite labels, Big Legal Mess, the offshoot successor to Fat Possum. Too bad for Dead Fingers. The oeuvre of both bands is a mix of fol ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    The City of Z

    Zanzibar blends hip-hop with occasional poetry for a proper Wednesday evening.

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    November 30, 2011

    Taste of the South Devotes Nine-Page Spread to Houston

    "This city is a Texas-size melting pot for flavors and cuisine from around the world, all served with a side of Southern hospitality," writes Taste of the South of Houston. The bi-monthly cooking magazine devoted a colorful nine-page spread to our city in its December-January issue, and those are t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Owls Defeat The Miners While The Cougars Remain Perfect

    ​If the Rice Owls only played football in November at home and against non-BCS conference schools, they'd be an unstoppable force. Like on Saturday when they played their most complete of the season in defeating UTEP 41-37. Unfortunately for the Owls (3-6, 2-4 in conference), they also have ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    Is "Mexican" an Offensive Word?

    And why can't Mexicans Get Over the Mexican-American War?

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Police: Thomas Involved In 3 "Altercations" Day Before Death​Since his body was identified Tuesday morning, Austin police have been investigating the final hours of rockabilly singer and bandleader Chadd Thomas, trying to fill in the blanks between Thomas' show with his band the Crazy Kings last Saturday night and the discovery of his body ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Rockabilly Musician Chadd Thomas Found Dead In South Austin

    Chadd Thomas & the Crazy Kings on Facebook​Rumors ran rampant across Facebook last night reporting the death of Austin rockabilly bandleader Chadd Thomas of Chadd Thomas and the Crazy Kings. Thomas originally formed the band in Houston, and was a frequent performer at the Continental Club here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Alabama Tree Killing Lunatic Is Living in His Car (w/ Guilt Admission AUDIO)

    Roll Tide: The dark side​The numbers tell us college football has never been more popular. Television ratings are healthy, rogue ticket prices for the national championship game were the highest for any major sporting event ever, and the smell of murder is in the air. No, this time around it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Texans-Giants, Debacle: The Sequel -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Big Blue leaves a bruise in Houston​Driving down Murworth to the media lot on Sunday morning at around 10 a.m., if it weren't for signs directing us to various colored lots and a few orange cones, you'd have barely known there was anything going on at Reliant that day, let alone an NFL football ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Dmetrius Alexander, Young & Recessioned: You're Just A Set Of Keywords In A Search Engine

    ​Today's Installment of Young & Recessioned features Dmetrius Alexander, a 26-year-old from San Antonio that found the only thing worse than being unemployed in Houston for ten months is searching for jobs online. I went to St. Mary's University in San Antonio. I always wanted to get into busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Good Trouble for Hayes Carll in 2008

    We freely admit we are homers, as big a fans of Hayes Carll as Milo Hamilton is of the Astros, but the Press isn't the only media outlet in the country impressed by Carll's first Lost Highway album, Trouble in Mind. The album, which featured the Americana Music Association's song of the year, "She L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Tough Month To Be A Houston Flier

    October was really a tough month to be an air passenger in Houston.The federal Bureau of Transportation has released its latest survey of flight delays, and Houston plays a prominent role in it.The third-worst airline when it came to on-time arrivals was our very own Continental. Almost 19 percent o ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    Heath Hyche

    Comic performs one-man sketch show

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007

    We Really Don't Understand How This One Made It Past Our Spam Filter

    From a Department of Labor press release: U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA cites steel erection companies for continued exposure of employees to fall hazards at Gadsden, Ala., area job site; Department proposes $123,750 in fines for serious and repeat violations

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Decent Folk

    Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South

  • News

    November 27, 2003
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    May 10, 2001

    Lights! Camera! Justice!

    Real people, real cases, argued in front of a real judge. Pretty much.

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Just for Openers

    Houston's first-call warm-up band Cosmic Force sets its sights higher

  • News

    October 12, 2000


    Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Party On

    Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent

  • Music

    August 5, 1999


    Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena

  • News

    June 17, 1999
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    May 27, 1999
  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    A Jazz Odyssey

    Even without his commander, Marshall Allen orchestrates interplanetary space travel just fine, thank you

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
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    August 27, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
  • Music

    April 17, 1997

    Broadcast Power

    What can a little radio play do? It can make you a star. Just ask Vallejo.

  • News

    April 27, 1995