For better or worse, I've always been one of those nimrods that gets a little bent out of shape whenever I see a list of major cities in America that doesn't include Houston. This invariably happens on things like morning talk shows where they run a ticker of weather during the show and every city u ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast.
The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
A federal judge has ruled in favor of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, dismissing many of the copyright claims filed against them by an indie-music duo who said the church using their music would alienate their listeners.
Richard Cupolo and John Emanuele, who perform as The American Dollar, had sai ... More >>
This week's episode of Top Chef: Texas has left Texas entirely, never to return (at least for this season). It has, instead, gone to almost literally the polar opposite of Texas: British Columbia, Canada. On Top Chef: Texas. Which was funded with $400,000 of our tax dollars (much more if you coun ... More >>
More literal than metaphorical."The World's Most Dangerous Band." That was the tag applied to Guns N' Roses in their late '80s heyday, and though the smacked-out bad boys of Appetite for Destruction have largely mellowed into comfortable, safe middle age, Axl's crew can still lay a claim as ... More >>
twitpic/Chris WaltsNot bad, Vancouver, but you got some work to doOh, behave, Vancouver.
Last night, a number of poor sports, distraught by the Canucks' loss to the Boston Bruins in game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals, went all kung fu on the British Columbia city.
By past standards, Van ... More >>
listenlisten: Not playing SXSW 2011... yet.Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filthy, rotten, disgusting, in-need-of-quarantine music ... More >>
From a hospital bed in British Columbia, one man is fighting as hard as he can to open the doors for independent musicians to go viral on YouTube.
Eleven years ago, Dana Durnford woke up in a hyperbaric chamber after a commercial diving accident, and has lived the rest of his life in a whee ... More >>
LeBron, causing trouble againThe Houston Aeros know who they'll be playing this season. They know the date of their home opener, and they know the dates of five other home games. What they don't actually have yet, as the start of the AHL regular season draws close, is an actual schedule, and with ... More >>
He just cannot waitMeet new Houston Cougars' women's basketball coach Todd Buchanan. He's an excitable guy. He talks fast, in run-on sentences. He goes off on tangents, but always returns to the point of the question. He's got a tight handshake, and he calls you by your first name.He's the kid in ... More >>
The Houston Aeros come into tonight's game against the Chicago Wolves with 34 games remaining in the season. The Aeros, with a record of 22-17-6-1 (51 points), still sit on the edge of the playoff race, and if they're going to stand any realistic chance of making the postseason, then winning to ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightName: Zach DishmanAge: 26Hometown: BeaumontEvent: Bareback RidingI got into rodeo because my dad rodeoed, and his dad college-rodeoed at Texas A&M. I started getting on calves when I was real young, and at ten years old I was going to youth rodeos. By the time I got in high s ... More >>