5. TOYOTA CENTER Aeros, Rockets and concerts. Oh my! Houston's Toyota Center is built to impress and hosts big-time, all-star performances, ranging from Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga to Metallica and Tool. When it isn't a sporting event, the venue's playing surfaces are removed, giving way to an extra ... More >>
Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>
The bathroom attendant at Sherlock's singing along to this song on the radio while I used the urinal was one of the more intimate non-sexual moments of my year so far. Here I was trying to piss, and there he was, earnestly expressing himself by the sink and waiting to hand me a paper towel. A ... More >>
On this day in 1973, the Vice-President of the United States resigned from office after pleading no contest to accepting bribes. Pretty big deal, right? But Spiro Agnew has been largely lost to history, remembered mostly for his odd name. Richard Nixon picked the obscure Maryland governor as his r ... More >>
No photogaphy was permitted at Thursday's show.Tony Bennett Jones Hall April 26, 2011 Tuesday night was the 60th anniversary of Tony Bennett recording what would become first No. 1 single, a little tune called "Because of You." After hearing the 85-year-old singer perform with his quartet a ... More >>
For lots more posters from Hofheinz, see below and our slideshow. Essentially, universities in Houston don't have rock concerts anymore. In fact, pretty much all across America, institutions of higher learning are focusing less on bringing in live entertainment for students and more on bui ... More >>
Just in case you haven't heard the audio tapes of famed actor/ultra-religious headcase Mel Gibson unleashing slur-filled invective at his wife Oksana Grigorieva, you can listen to them here, but you've got to be warned, it is not even remotely safe for work unless you work in a Neo-Nazi biker ... More >>
Plus: Why are Mormons annoyed with Houston?
[Ed. Note: In our humble opinion, this is the best post we've ever had on Rocks Off. Period.] Rae Bourbon Let Me Tell You About My Operation (UTC Records, 1954)One of the most jaw-dropping album covers in history is courtesy of one of the 20th century's oddest, most interesting, yet least-known c ... More >>
All artwork courtesy of balineseroom.net “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>
John Nova Lomax rides the rails. The Metro Rail, to be exact. And when he isn’t busy dealing with bomb scares or dodging Nigerian scammers , he’s jamming out to Manu Chao and writing poems... Infinita Tristeza Manu Chao writes train songs But they don’t roll with Johnny Cash’s smoke-belch ... More >>
Geeky, freaky teen virgins attempt to get knocked up in Superbad, produced by guess who?
The World's Fastest Indian is powered by Anthony Hopkins
Felicity Huffman is desperately engaging in an off-kilter road movie
Larry Gelbart is one of TV's last great writers. So why can't he stay tuned?
A parade of crazies keeps this Sea afloat
The latest installment of the Tamalalia is more intoxicating than a round of Sauza shots
The Terrace on Main, Warwick Hotel
Created by the folks who provide "entertainment" to military bases, VQ Live hopes to keep the non-GI Joes happy
The Houston International Festival
Gary Ray is going to Russia for the glory of his sport. For the honor of his country. For a chance to win one more arm-wrestling contest.
We Hardly Knew Ye.
A confused prison comedy locks up Eddie Murphy's talent
Dennis Lange has almost complete control of the most lucrative live music outlets in Houston. You want to play? Then you play his way.
For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.