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  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    10 Can't-Miss Acts at Houston Whatever Fest

    SATURDAY CHEAP GIRLS I know some people who were converted by Cheap Girls. Not just a fun sentence to write, but a true occurrence from recent local show. This Lansing, Mich.-based trio must be starting to feel like Houston is a second home. By my count, this will be at least their second trip here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Acts to See at iFest's Second Weekend

    Asleep at the Wheel Ray Benson's Wheel has been rolling for more than 40 years now, quietly becoming quite a finishing school for many of the state's top country and swing musicians. Meanwhile, their impossibly tall front man has developed into the leading ambassador of Lone Star culture around the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Acts to See at iFest's First Weekend

    Richard Cagle & The Voodoo Choir Whether you love rock and roll, have a soft spot for the blues, or are just a sucker for good storytelling, Richard Cagle & the Voodoo Choir are sure to please. Possessed of an affinity for the blues since he was a boy, Cagle familiarized himself with the likes of Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Best of iFest's Second Weekend: Aaron Neville, Sergent Garcia, Grupo Fantasma, etc.

    Aaron Neville After four certified platinum albums and a few Grammys, Aaron Neville -- now 72 -- would have had every right to hang it all up years ago. Instead, to the delight of fans, the New Orleans soul singer found himself performing at iFest this weekend in support of his fourteenth studio alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's Second Weekend

    Texas Brass Band Bud Light World Music Stage, 1 p.m. April 27; Houston Press Rocks Off Texas Music Stage, 4:30 p.m. April 27 The Texas Brass Band combines trumpet flourishes and tuba-led bass lines with jazz, R&B, and hip-hop influences to create a unique, distinctively Southern sound. Last year, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best of iFest's First Weekend: The Wailers, Fatoumata Diarawa, etc.

    Forro In the Dark Fans expecting to hear gentle renditions of the lilting folk melodies of northeastern Brazil from Forro In the Dark were probably initially shocked, but ultimately awed, by the New York City quintet's high energy and relentlessly rhythmic live set. The group played both days of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's First Weekend

    Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Pitbull

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name: Pitbull AKA: "Armando Pérez"

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Cover Story: Texas's Seven Deadly Crime Sins

    When staff writer John Nova Lomax set about his review of the crimes committed in Texas in 2012, he rapidly discovered that the Bible had a lot to say about them. Yes, all manner of crime that had evaded other groupings seemed to fall right into place once the Seven Deadly Sins were ticked off one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Sampling Over 60 Restaurants at the 7th Annual Feast with the Beasts

    Check out our pics from the Houston Zoo in our Feast With The Beasts slideshow. There were lions, cougars, giraffes, snakes, elephants, a rooster and more. Plenty of animals and plenty of food -- exactly what you'd expect to find at the Houston Zoo's 7th annual Feast with the Beasts. This past Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    6 More ACL Acts to Look Out For This Weekend

    I'm what you can call a late bloomer when it comes to music festivals. Before coming to work for Rocks Off, my festival expertise was regulated to the Houston International Festival and that one SXSW that I spent bar hopping on Red River then somehow managing to sneak into Stubbs through the artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Crystal Marie Mosquera: Accused Shoplifter Planned Ice Cream, Beer and Cucumber Party, Police Say

    This week's entrant in the Crystal Crime Report is Crystal Marie Mosquera. College Station cops say they picked up the 19-year-old Thursday evening outside an area Walmart after she was seen placing numerous items in a reusable shopping bag, defying a security guard's order to stop and attempting to ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Five Dumbest Reasons Someone Got Killed in East Texas

    We understand some of you will read this and likely think: Every reason to kill someone is wrong. This rationale holds ostensible merit, you, reader of great virtue. But there is a difference -- minuscule as it may be -- between wrong and just plain dumb. Every excuse is wrong, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Saturday: iFest in Downtown Houston -- War, Bombino & More

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 28, 2012 Check out our slideshows from this weekend: iFest bands and food and faces from iFest. Also, be sure to read our write-up of iFest's artistic and cultural offerings. It's hard to know what to experience first at iFest. Long before you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Shot In The Dark Photo Exhibit Returns May 17

    Rocks Off is glad to announce that Shot in the Dark, our exhibition of concert photography that has appeared online and in the pages of the Houston Press, will return Thursday, May 17 at the War'Hous Visual Studios at 4715 Main in the Museum District. This year, since it's at an actual art space, a ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Brew Blog: Dogfish Head Squall IPA

    I've trained my eight-year-old daughter to pick out beer for me. I'll pause a moment to allow you to gasp, if you want to. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . There, that ought to do it. Just s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    ACL: The Rain Came Down, To The Delight Of Thousands

    Marco Torres​Yesterday at about midday at Zilker, a front of dark clouds began drizzling on us during J. Roddy Walston & The Business' set at the ginormo Bud Light, and the rain continues off and on until later in the afternoon. It was a welcome sight and feeling after months now of the jerky- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Maple Leaf Pub

    ​The Place: The Maple Leaf Pub 514 Elgin 713-520-6464 http://www.themapleleafpub.com The Deals: $3 wells; $2.50 pints of Miller Lite and Bud Light; various other weekly and daily specials, including cheap shots of the day and $3 martinis on Mondays, which also feature bingo. The Hours: 3 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    ACL Fest Schedule Released; Your Guide To The "Death Duels"

    Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.​This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Saddest Beer Palate Ever

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Brew Blog: Mudbug Beer

    Bring on the mudbugs​Recently, my business unit scheduled a weekend "team building exercise." I know what you're thinking - ropes courses, name tags and "sharing sessions." Nope. My team (god bless them) rolls a little bit differently. We had a crawfish boil. No, we're not hiring. Our IT staf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Two Stoners, One Race: Lessons from Last Weekend's Warrior Dash

    Photo by Monica FuentesMmmm...muddy.​Two stoners, two very different results at this weekend's Warrior Dash near Conroe. (View the Warrior Dash slideshow) The event, a three-mile obstacle course/run that Red Frog stages across the country, encourages participants to unleash a kind of inner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Today we published Katharine Shilcutt's "United States of Beer," and of course, expected beer nerds the country over to go apeshit. We closed our eyes and landed our arrow on a typical comment from one of them: Congratulations. This is the stupidest thing I've seen all day. MGD 64? WTH? I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: King Biscuit

    ​The Place: King Biscuit1606 White Oak Dr. 713-861-2328www.thekingbiscuit.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m.The Deals: Bud Light and Lone Star drafts are $2, and other select drafts are 75 cents cheaper than normal. Well drinks are $4. The Scene: A happy hour for us, when we haven't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Brew Blog: What Guinness and Bud Light Have in Common

    That fancy Guinness is no more alcoholic than a Bud Light, bro.​ A friend showed up to a party last weekend with a head start on the rest of us. Pointing to the Guinness Draught in his hand, he grinned and said, "This is number nine." That severely impressed some partygoers, who assumed that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2010

    Raves, Trains and Jitney Mobiles at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    Marc BrubakerMatt and Kim on the Bud Light Stage​Best moment? Early in the Matt and Kim set, a train roared through just north of Washington Avenue. The engineer, seeing the huge crowd in the parking lot just east of The Drake, laid on his horn and waved to everyone as the band played on. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Saturday's HPMA Showcase, Hour By Hour And Genre By Genre

    Monica Fuentes​One of the main ideas behind the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase - besides everyone having a good time, of course - is exposing local artists to thousands of potential new fans in one fell swoop. But those potential new fans have to be willing to take the bait, and with almo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Drinking Your Dinner: 5 Calorie-Laden Classic Cocktails

    Photo by coffeegeek​Vintage cocktails are undeniably the booze craze of the moment. Blame it on Mad Men. Blame it on "getting back to our roots" and people starting victory gardens once again. Blame it on books like Ted Haigh's Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. But classic cocktails are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Art Car Food

    ​What's better than soaking up some Houston humidity and watching a bunch of freaks drive some weird-looking cars? Washing the whole experience down with a bunch of complimentary food and booze - that's what. Well, complimentary, if you don't include the $125 price tag for getting into the VIP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    iFest Closes To An Afro-Cuban-Reggae Beat

    Eggs/ breakfastontour.comBaba Maal​ If the first weekend of the Houston International Festival felt like a detour down Canal Street, the second evoked the festival's emphasis on "Spotlighting the Caribbean." Summer picked this weekend to descend two months early, as it tends to do, resulting in in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Rick's Picks For iFest's Second Weekend

    Ed. Note: Here are Houston International Festival Director of Peforming Arts Rick Mitchell's choices for can't-miss acts for the festival's second weekend, spread over five categories. Rick should know; he books all the artists. Rocks Off will follow with a few more picks of our own a little later o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    George Clinton To Play Extended iFest Set For King Sunny Ade

    ​The Houston International Festival has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the cancellation of Nigeria's King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, who scratched their tour after talking drummer Gabriel Ayanniyi and percussionist Omo Olope were killed in a car accident on their way to a video shoot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Latin Music At iFest: Legends, Locals And A Party-Starting Funk Crew

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, a look at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Caribbean At iFest: Pass The Kutchie To Neutral Sister, The Mighty Diamonds And Easy Star All-Stars

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, the Caribb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    "Why Can't It Be More Like Jazzfest?" Rick Mitchell Debunks The Top 10 Gripes He's Overheard About Houston's iFest

    All photos courtesy of www.ifest.orgOzomatli: 8 p.m. Saturday, April 17, Bud Light World Music Stage​ A couple of days ago, Houston International Festival Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell emailed Rocks Off and asked us if we'd mind reprinting something he wrote for the blog on iFest's Web ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    iFest Lineup Already Well-Known, Tickets On Sale At 10 a.m.

    6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, Bud Light World Music Stage In what has become the worst-kept secret since either the end of The Crying Game or last Sunday's revelation that the Flaming Lips are this year's Summerfest headliners, the lineup of April's Houston International Festival has been leaking all ... More >>

  • News

    October 22, 2009

    The Wheel World

    Commenters get angry on both sides of the road over "Ghost Riders."

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Aftermath: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Kid Rock at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Kim Douglass What is this place? Where it's OK to wear tank tops that cut off mid-abdomen with a pair of Daisy Dukes and a straw cowboy hat? And is that Bret Michaels eating nachos? A place like this could make any outsider feel like Alice only instead of a wonderland, they may be at a NAS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Please Add to Our F*** List

    Life is hard; we understand that all too well. Some days, the whole thing just seems meaningless and trite, not unlike like so many new American Idol runners-up who are being foisted upon the general public as if they are the second coming of Freddie Mercury, when they are in all actuality just a du ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Chevy’s Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks presented by Shell

    Celebrate your independence with your favorite brand names

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2008

    Totally Commercial: Super Bowl Color Commentary with Miss Pop Rocks

    Let’s get right to it: Half an hour before the show starts, I’m watching Don Shula, Emmitt Smith, and others reading the Declaration of Independence. Can someone explain to me what the Hell this has to do with the Super Bowl? Break out the frozen pizza…here we go. Jordin Sparks is singing ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 31, 2006
  • Dining

    August 24, 2006

    Pomegranate Martini

    Ziggy's Healthy Grill

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Maybe This Time

    These famous (and not so famous) musicians share their hopes for 2006

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    September 21, 2000
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