What is butt-rock, you ask? As usual, we've got all your answers, courtesy of Urban Dictionary: A derogatory term for any hard-rock music. The term comes from a nationwide advertising campaign on hard-rock radio stations in the 1990s that used the tagline "Rock. Nothing but Rock." Listeners quick ... More >>
Much like newspapers, radio has been irrevocably changed by the rise of the Internet. With broadband broadly available, there are fewer and fewer reasons to flip on the dial, so even giants like Clear Channel have added Web-based platforms like IHeartRadio to replace lost terrestrial listeners, offe ... More >>
There was a time when platinum albums didn't exist. An album might sell a million units, but there was no name for that accomplishment. It wasn't until 1976 that they gave that honor a label. The first album to be awarded platinum status? Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) by the Eagles. That ended up ... More >>
Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>
Now that's a headline, ladies and germs. It has the added benefit of being succinct as well. That's exactly what we're summing up here, the worst Top 10 lists our peers have written this year. Let's get started, as we've got a lot of ground to cover. 10. This One Not really, this is just t ... More >>
Plimsouls rocker Peter Case bounces back from heart surgery.
Throw beer on Southern Culture on the Skids bassist Mary Huff at your own risk.
The Blaggards warm up for an Irish tour by rocking the Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-Off.
The Wailers, The Supervillains: Sat., Jan. 9. House of Blues. 30 Seconds To Mars, Cage The Elephant: Thu., Dec. 3. Verizon Wireless Theater. Adam Richman: Wed., Dec. 2. House of Blues. Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Dec. 26. Crighton Theater. Bob Schneider: Thu., Dec. 31. Meridian. Breaking Benjamin ... More >>
For almost 20 years, she was the First Lady of Houston Rock Radio. On the air, across the stage and in the dressing rooms, KLOL’s Dayna Steele rubbed shoulders and interviewed plenty of rock icons. And her loyal legion of “Steeleworkers” made her one of the city’s most recognizable media per ... More >>
Breaking Benjamin's front man Ben Burnley
The imminent launch of new venue Warehouse Live makes it official: Downtown is now Houston's live music hot spot
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.