Brian Harrison

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The Ultimate Trip to Japan with Carl Rosa

    Sushi Club of Houston President Carl Rosa has taken Houstonians to Japan since 2007. Rosa takes three groups throughout the year to visit the beautiful land of Japan, tour areas you won't find in a typical traveler's guidebook and taste the best cuisine Japan has to offer. In August, a group of 16 ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Balaclavas Sets Out On The Road Again For The Decadent West Coast

    Photos by Allison WagonerBalaclavas last July at the Mink​There are tiny bone chips in my right elbow because of a curb in Austin, my inability to maneuver a children's bicycle down a steep hill, and inherent humanity. Back at SXSW '09 on the way to see Balaclavas play their showcase, I smashe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Fitzgerald's Reopens With A Hint Of Things To Come

    Photos by Jim Bricker​For more photos from Thursday's reopening, see our slideshow here. "I want this place to be the nexus of local music. It's going to be the anti-Mangos," Omar Afra told Rocks Off as he points out the changes made to the second floor of Fitzgerald's on Thursday night as it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Shelby Lynne Needs No Alibis On Excellent New Album

    ​Anyone who went to see Shelby Lynne at Warehouse Live two years ago and didn't come away with a case of drop-jaw respect for both her talent and her presence just isn't dialed into the right human frequency. The multitalented Southern woman who now calls Los Angeles home just dropped a new album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Balaclavas' Unsettling LP Release Even Upsets Backroom's Plumbing

    Jody PerryBalaclavas​ If you were at the Backroom Saturday night and aren't quite sure what transpired, don't worry. You aren't alone. Aftermath is still wrapping her head around the night too. We do know this: Dead Roses played, with our dear friend Ralf Armin on sax. Indian Jewelry's girls flung ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Night Worship

    A band apart, Houston's Balaclavas explores some dark places indeed on new LP Roman Holiday.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Houston Musicians Recall Their Own Rock and Roll High School Days

    ​Tonight Rocks Off is hosting the first annual Texas High School Rock Off, with local bands from area schools fighting for a grand prize of $500 and bragging rights around town. This past week we have profiled the seven bands in the running: The Paperwaits, Useful Information, The Handshake, Livin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    SXSW: Balaclavas at the Independent

    Who says Aftermath ain't rock n' roll? On the way to see Houston's own Balaclavas at the Independent to debut new stuff off the soon-to-be released Roman Holiday, I abruptly hit a curb with bicycle. Luckily my elbow took one for the team. Well, it it ended up getting fractured and I have all kinds ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008