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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Delicate CuttersWe 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 >>
Zanzibar blends hip-hop with occasional poetry for a proper Wednesday evening.
"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 >>
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 >>
And why can't Mexicans Get Over the Mexican-American War?
satxmusic.comSince 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 >>
Chadd Thomas & the Crazy Kings on FacebookRumors 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 >>
Roll Tide: The dark sideThe 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 >>
Big Blue leaves a bruise in HoustonDriving 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The twisted history of "Tighten Up"
Comic performs one-man sketch show
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
Summer Hymns' summer hymns define the purdy South
Real people, real cases, argued in front of a real judge. Pretty much.
Houston's first-call warm-up band Cosmic Force sets its sights higher
Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...
Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent
Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena
Even without his commander, Marshall Allen orchestrates interplanetary space travel just fine, thank you
What can a little radio play do? It can make you a star. Just ask Vallejo.