• Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    NBA Playoffs Opening Weekend In Viral Video Form

    The first weekend of the NBA Playoffs is in the books, and Game 1 of every series has been played. If you're a hoops junkie, you have another seven weeks of this to look forward to. If you're the spouse of a hoops junkie, you have seven weeks to find a good divorce lawyer. You've been warned. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    Top 10 Projected Food Trends for 2014 in Houston

    Looking back at 2013, the foods that really stick out in our minds are the trendy ones: Cronuts. Sriracha. Pretzel buns. Kale. These dominated the discussions on food blogs, in culinary magazines and on morning talk shows. So with 2014 approaching, we thought we'd get ahead of the game by predicti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses On the Northside

    The Greater Northside Management District classifies "The Northside" as the "24 square miles north of Downtown Houston" between Interstate-10/Katy Freeway on the south, Studewood/Yale on the West, Little York to the north, and Interstate-59 Eastex Freeway to the East (although for this article, we s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    One Short of a Six-Pack: Five Great Beer Songs Written By Texans

    Beer has nothing to prove to you. The sudsy stuff has been around nearly 10,000 years by some estimates, and has played a critical role in building civilizations and maintaining life itself, according to various historians and scientists. Still, like an honors student aiming for valedictorian and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Tim McGraw

    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 8 Name: Tim McGraw AKA: "Mr. Faith Hill."

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Bourbon, Burgers & Brew Bus: Not Your Average Fourth of July

    While others were celebrating the Fourth of July with backyard barbecues and the obligatory Eleanor Tinsley Park fireworks, we went the nontraditional route, stepping onto The Wave, Houston's hipster-magnet jitney service, which chauffeured us and a mixed bag of revelers around the city's Inner Loop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Curated Festivals and the Changing Face of Summer Entertainment

    While most Texans are spending their Friday counting down to ACL or speculating about the Fun Fun Fun Fest line up, I find myself thinking about a festival north of our fair state. We're halfway through June and that means that the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial should be dropping any da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Buy a Bottle of Sake and Go Nuts

    I don't mean that literally, of course. But I've noticed a tendency for people who are brazen about pairing beer and wine with all manner of foods to be shy when it comes to sake. Why? Japanese rice wine, sake, is traditionally paired with Japanese foods. Imagine that. And unlike beer or wine, sake ... More >>

  • Music

    March 15, 2012

    Against the Grain

    Pardon the pun, but month-old Montrose craft-beer pub The Hay Merchant is already hopping.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Super Bowl Ads: Bud Skews Decrepit, Clint Endorses Obama -- 5 Things We Learned

    Another Super Bowl, another series of high-priced, high-stakes TV ads. What did we learn? These five things: 5. Budweiser has a hard-on for Prohibiition Because your target demographic is, we guess, is prople who remember fondly when beer was made legal again in 1933. 4. Never ever believe a baby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wednesday Open Mike at Blanco's

    The seating area next to the dance floor and stage. ​Guitarist Chet Akins, the Country Gentleman, would describe the Nashville sound by jingling some the change in his pocket and saying, "It's the sound of money." Mainstream country's lucrative turn toward pop in the late 1950s eventually blos ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Dust in the Wind

    If you've even heard of South Houston's Depot Saloon, your nickname is probably "Friend."

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    June 6, 2011

    Summer Fest Saturday: A Sizzler With Beirut, Big Boi, Black Joe, Fucked Up, Sharon Jones, Ween & More

    Ed. Note: We're not done yet... Chris GrayRusted Shut​Chris Gray: I think the quickest way to sum up Summer Fest, environmentally, is in fact biologically: In eight hours at the festival Saturday, hydrating continuously with mostly water, I made my own water once, shortly before Beirut. Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Blake Broadway: Fear And Loathing in Lufkin Vegas

    Blake Broadway probably doesn't look like Johnny Depp, either​"The trunk of the car looked like a mobile police narcotics lab," wrote Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Mark Cuban Hit In The Face With Flying Projectile; Video of Five Times He Deserved It

    Mark Cuban: We have the video evidence​Apparently, at the end of Game 3 of the Maversicks-Blazers series on Thursday night in Portland, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was pegged in the face with a mysterious unidentified object. While I don't condone the anonymous launching of projectiles a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Eating Our Words Burger Bracket: The Elite 8

    Illustration by Doug Mac​The judges have spoken and some upsets have ensured that the Elite 8 in our 2011 Eating Our Words Burger Bracket will create cause for some serious burger discussion. Team Thomas Family judged the Fast Food-Style bracket and sent in a video of their adventures, wherei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    The United States of Beer

    Illustration by Monica FuentesFull-size image below.​You asked for it, we delivered. Last week, while many of you were enjoying our map of the United States of Soft Drinks, just as many of you alcoholics were demanding a United States of Beer map instead. And so we hunkered down all weekend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Ten Movies You Won't Get Into at Sundance

    ​The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Forget Mr. Goodwrench: Five Other Ad Characters That Need To Be Retired

    Flo will make this list pretty soon, we're guessing​General Motors has announced it is retiring the Mr. Goodwrench character from its advertising line-up.Which is probably a good thing, since a) We weren't even aware they were still using it, and b) It's probably not as big a selling point as it u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Devendra Banhart, Band Of Horses, Other Beardos

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath doesn't know the bargain Austin City Limits promoter C3 Presents gets by booking both Lollapalooza and ACL, but to this dog-tired participant, this year's Zilker Park festivities ended up feeling less Austin weird and more something-something. Not that it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 3

    Marco TorresTrombone Shorty​Craig Hlavaty: News coming out of the media tent: Don Henley of the Eagles had a stent put in his heart this past week. He will be singing and possibly playing guitar, but not exerting himself on drums. This could very well be the last Eagles show for a while - if e ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: The Hideaway's Boilermaker

    Troy Fields​I drove out to the Hideaway on Dunvale (3122 Dunvale, 713-977-3515) with a couple friends for Tuesday steak night and to see a blues guitarist named Rick Lee. When we opened the side door of the barn-style building, he and his band, the Night Owls, were getting started on the Meter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Furor To Frenzy: HPMAers Plump, Two Star, Tramps, Runaway Sun

    [When last we left Nick Hall, he was dodging "mandannas" after some surprise Louvin Brothers from Robert Ellis and friends.] Photos by GroovehouseSticky and tight: Plump.​Stepping out into the heat just long enough to see that Runaway Sun hasn't started up at the main stage, Aftermath dashes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Nouveau Antique Art Bar

    ​The Place: Nouveau Antique Art Bar2913 Main St. Hours: Tuesday through Friday 4:30 -9 p.m.The Deals: It's $1 off all drinks. A Budweiser, for example, is $3. The Scene: The Nouveau Antique Art Bar is so big -- "cavernous," is how a drinking companion described i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    The Shameless Chef: Barbecue Cheeseburger Pizza

    Chicks totally dig a custom pizza job.​ So the Super Bowl is coming up, and unless you live outside the borders of the United States, that's a pretty big deal. Even people who don't care anything for football will watch the Super Bowl, and this is the perfect opportunity for you to try out the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Brew Blog: Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale

    ​This week's adventure into a random beer (Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif.) has one key justification. This past Sunday, December 13, was the day in 1789 on which the Austrian Netherlands declared independence as Belgium, starting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Happy Hour Scene: Leons Lounge

    Photos by Paul Knight​The road in front of Leon's Lounge is torn up -- really bad torn up -- and there were only a couple cars parked behind orange safety cones when we walked up, so we thought, 'This is going to be one lame happy hour.' We walked in and, besides the bartender, there were t ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Dive Bars

    A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: MELOVINE, the Snake Charmers, LL Cooper, Peekaboo Theory and Buxton

    Mark C. AustinThe Snake Charmers take a breather after bluesing up Martell's.​ It was hot as hell when the Houston Press music staff met up at the Flying Saucer ordering different shades of exotic beers and several different kinds of cheese. Bands were divided up between writers, and pretty much e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    MySpaced Out: "Fuck Radiohead" and Some Twisted Tennesseeans

    MySpace is a great place for discovering off-the-wall tunes and performers. Here are three wack jobs from cyberspace that hail from that weird place that Captain Beefheart found so easily and in so many forms. The Russian Sextoys: For every Radiohead fan, there's someone like this French trio who'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Devin the Dude, Inadvertent Virtual Realtor?

    We were idly trolling around the Houston Association of Realtors Web site the other day and came across this, um, as a real estate agent might put it, "near North Side charmer" at 417 Bishop St. The house itself is less than amazing, but the soundtrack Muzak on the "virtual tour" is pretty dam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Over the Weekend: Houston Artopia at Winter Street Studios

    As you should know if you've been following the Houston Press recently (and why wouldn't you?) we held a little get-together called Artopia at Winter Street Studios in the Heights to honor and showcase local artists and performers. Sandwiched in between the railroad tracks and various industrial f ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Aftermath: White Rhino at Scout Bar

    Scout Bar in Clear Lake gets a bad rep most of the time, as far as our clannish Houston scene goes. It's so far out of the Loop, physically and aesthetically, that rarely do Inner Loopers make the drive - save for the odd Tone-Loc nostalgia gig or visit back to the 'rents for food and nagging. Most ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008
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    July 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Art of Can, Afterburner Party, Rich’s and Astros

    Welcome to our brand-new news blog. Don’t worry, the inimitable Miss Pop Rocks isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and we’ll still keep posting plenty of Over the Weekend action. On that note… Red Bull Art of Can at the Galleria Taurine freaks created works of art far removed from those ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2008

    There's a Fly in My Soukous

    Totally blending in at Club Kalahari

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Last Night: Against Me! at the Meridian

    Against Me!The Meridian (main room)August 10, 2007 Click here for a slideshow. Better Than: Watching the Astros’ season circle the drain at Minute Maid Park. Download: For context, something from the band’s first two albums, Reinventing Axl Rose and As the Eternal Cowboy. As important as it ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 7, 2006

    Pop Rocks

    "Power Pathos" presents pop surrealism with Texas ties

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Viva la Revolucin!

    A rogues' gallery of rock and rollers reflects upon the USA's big day

  • Culture

    March 9, 2006

    "Girls" Just Want to Have Fun?

    Awkwardness, angst and mental illness take center stage at the Blaffer

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Mellow, Chilled-Out Fellow

    The wonder that is Devin the Dude

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005

    Curry Favor

    Cozy up to India at the International Festival

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    March 3, 2005
  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Fixer-Upper Downer

    HUD hammers the city for botched house repairs for seniors and the disabled

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Quilt and Innocence

    Probationers find a thread to society in this unique bee

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Fever to Tell (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Batalla de las Bandas

    Friday, August 16

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    November 24, 1994
  • Music

    September 1, 1994

    Young Blood

    Geno Delafose infuses zydeco with new energy

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