There's a scene in an early Sex and the City episode (yeah, I went there) where a guy frequents a particular restaurant with a girl he's embarrassed to date because he knows no one will see them there. If anyone could use a similar place in Houston for a late weekend bite, look no further tha ... More >>
Our friends and neighbors at Free Press Houston just posted the lineup for the next Westheimer Block Party, November 14 and 15 on lower Westheimer. Rumors it's soon to become the Washington Avenue Block Party in an attempt to coax some of those sweet, sweet yuppie ad dollars out of the Social, Pe ... More >>
Roughly 84,000 rap albums that have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bushwick Bill Little Big Man (Priority, 1992)"Get to the house, ... More >>
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe," Rutger Hauer says at the end of Blade Runner, a film which Hair Balls has never actually seen in its entirety, because we've fallen asleep during every attempt. But in looking through this week's batch of amazingly adoptable animals at the Bureau of An ... More >>
Amanda MertenSchool of Seven BellsFor the next three weeks, Rocks Off will be bringing you two or three short previews a day of artists playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Zilker Park October 2-4. That's right, ACL is 17 days away - where is this year going? (Same place as all the ot ... More >>
The big news this week is once again related to Bedford, the restaurant in the Heights that was up until very recently the home of heralded chef Robert Gadsby. A little birdie told us a few weeks back that Reef's executive chef and co-owner Bryan Caswell had big plans for the space, and they wer ... More >>
Photo by duluoz_catsRegretting having spent almost his entire life in Manhattan with nary a trip to the four outer boroughs, Anthony Bourdain took on the robust culinary scenes of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island in this week's episode of No Reservations. It seemed like a familia ... More >>
Above is some video from B L A C K I E's performance Monday night at New Orleans' Dragon's Den, the first show of his mini-tour. The feedback-loving local rapper visits Baltimore Friday and Brooklyn's Afro!!Punk!!Fest!! Sunday. Rocks Off has heard through the proverbial grapevine that there's a Mic ... More >>
Jay-Z, House of Blues, October 16: "Jay-Z and his dozen-man band tore through the Brooklyn rapper's phone-book-thick catalog -- topped by the thunderstruck, 'Back in Black'-borrowing "99 Problems" -- as Bun B, several Houston Texans (and Texans Cheerleaders) and the rest of the sold-out house ... More >>
Despite the labels and levity, it's a poor-woman's knockoff
An open-admissions university has become a national powerhouse in the collegiate game.
An Online Casting Call Seeks A New Biggie Smalls
Wednesday, July 11, at the Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
Opera Vista proves the fat lady lives with its inaugural program
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Thursday, June 8, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-LIVE
Thursday, May 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-862-2513
Introducing the punk-infused Latin rock of Cordero
Tuesday, March 21, Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727
See You Next Tuesday
Sunday, March 20, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium
Louden Up Now (Touch and Go)
Sunday, March 21
Chris Bell finds it's lonely being white on this campaign trail
Some traffic court offenders find horror in their junk mail
Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys
James Coney Island
Friday, January 18
Border Patrol agents in South Texas contend they are getting paid to stay put as illegal immigrants go around them. Is this how the much-hyped crackdown along the Rio Grande is supposed to work?
Vincent D'Onofrio may be the best actor of his generation, but who would notice?
Though not great, 1995 still produced some movies worth seeing (and reseeing)
All Bottled Up