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  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    John Sebastian & Lightnin' Hopkins: The Odd Couple

    "Houston had a special message for me as a young musician, and it came directly through Lightnin' Hopkins," John Sebastian says from his home in New York. But the former front man of the '60s band the Lovin' Spoonful and solo artist didn't just get the Houston vibe through the music of the storied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones at the Crighton Theatre, 6/15/2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Mike Stinson Crighton Theatre, Conroe June 15, 2013 Making the relatively short trip to the Crighton Theatre can't help but feel a bit like stepping back a few decades, but with a contemporary twist. The Montgomery County fathers (and mothers) have invested no small am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The 25 Best Reasons To Love Texas In The Fall

    Fall has arrived in Texas, and thank God. There is no better time in the Lone Star State, for so many reasons. The switch in season may be more subtle than it is in the north -- you never can get that far away from a Texas summer, after all -- but there's enough change in the air to signify that y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    5 Things The Shuttle Endeavour Needs To Do In Its Houston Layover

    NASA is trying to make a big PR splash with its crosscountry trip, of the retired shuttle Endeavour, including a nose-thumbing stopover of Houston, the city who didn't get a shuttle despite being the home of NASA. See Also: - Retired Shuttles: Houston Even Finished Behind McMinnville, Oregon - Eigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    For The NFL Season: The Overpowering Awfulness Of Houston Oiler Fight Songs, Collected

    Everyone's happy, happy, happy with where the Houston Texans are headed into the 2012 season -- the roster battles are largely confined to low-profile back-up positions, the division's weak and a Super Bowl beckons - but this city has been there before. We've gone through it with the Texans themsel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Gets What's Coming To Him

    This week Rocks Off is counting down our choices for the Top 5 local music stories of 2010. Matthew KeeverR. Eric Davis, Texas Johnny Brown and Milton Hopkins at the Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker dedication ceremony, November 13​WHAT HAPPENED? Coming in at No. 5 on our year-end list is ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Lightnin' Strikes

    The late legendary Houston bluseman finally gets an official historical marker.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Game Time: Road Trip Edition

    ‚ÄčAt some point, there is an age you reach where climbing into an SUV with three of your buddies to drive a ridiculous distance to a backwater town to watch football, drink beer, fart, and pretend you're 22 again becomes old. I don't know what age that is, I just know I haven't reached it yet.Las ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Hog Wild

    Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    The Houston Slide

    The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    The Bards of Baytown

    Scattered Pages' urban art-country music is as pretty as its hometown is ugly

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Dining

    February 24, 2005

    Wine Geek Chic

    Which wine will you be serving at your Oscar party?

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Sumo Cum Laude

    With their 21-foot loincloths, two big guys belly up to an ancient Eastern sport

  • Dining

    May 1, 2003

    Barbecue in Black and White

    Carving the racism out of Texas barbecue mythology

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Musical Chairs

    It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band

  • News

    July 29, 1999
  • Calendar

    June 24, 1999

    Night & Day

    June 24 - 30, 1999

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