James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all that he worked to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into years of drug and domestic abuse, erratic behavior, ... More >>
Action Frank: With Punk Rock Project, GFY Go Fuck Yourself, Carter, The Bloody Von Erichs. Sat., November 8, 2 p.m., TBA. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, Houston, 713-226-8563. After the Burial: With Texas In July, I Declare War, Reflections. Fri., October 3, 6 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Ema ... More >>
Remember 1994? It's arguably the year hip-hop truly decided to grow up and embrace a mix of gangsta attitude and spread-out regionalism. That year, we got Scarface's The Diary, UGK's Super Tight, Nas's Illmatic and the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die...to start with. I could go on, but our old Rocks ... More >>
I don't know that anything positive comes out of one human being shooting another human being, other than the killer (if caught) being put behind bars before he can kill several more human beings. However, when Aaron Hernandez did the perp walk from his house to the police car last summer in the wa ... More >>
James Beard award-winning Chef Bradley Ogden is opening several restaurants in Houston, including Funky Chicken, which had its soft opening on December 6. Its grand opening will take place on December 18. We talked to him recently about his career and plans for the new restaurants. EOW: How did yo ... More >>
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When I was a kid, Little League season was a fairly compact slice out of the calendar year. It started in mid April, ended in June, and then after that you were free to play sandlot ball with your buddies as you prepared for Pop Warner football to start. Nowadays, baseball is a year round deal (whi ... More >>
2-0! (again)I hope everyone had a good weekend of football. I was two plays away from going 6-0 on my picks, my alma mater finally won a game and the Texans are 2-0! On the flip side, college realignment struck a blow in my home part of the country, as the Big East that I grew up with essen ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with Dan Chandler of the St. Louis rock outfit Evans Blue to find out what we could find out abut the new lead singer in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dan Chandler: That's a hard question. I think the songs I hate are probably the most bril ... More >>
"Celebrating Chadd Thomas" on FacebookCrazy Kings Dylan Cavaliere and Chadd ThomasAfter learning of the death of Austin rockabilly frontman and bandleader Chadd Thomas of the Crazy Kings earlier this week, Rocks Off decided to reach out to a few of his friends and former bandmates to get a be ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
John RoyalMatt Hackett basks in the spotlightMatt Hackett asked just one thing of his coach yesterday afternoon. That one thing was for Mike Yeo to let him play in the game against San Antonio, just hours away. This was a rather brave move for the Aeros' rookie net minder as just the night bef ... More >>
2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?
2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?
Craig HlavatyLemmy (left, duh) and Jake HlavatyToday is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual person, our little brother Jake. The kid came of l ... More >>
While rock stars wrestle with their inner demons, the performers of the WWE wrestle with other people. A rock star may cut himself because he just needs to feel something; a wrestler will cut himself because it's the championship pay-per-view event and needs to look more intense. The rock stars ... More >>
LeAnn MuellerJoe Satriani is a hero to Guitar Player subscribers and a bit of an enigma to everyone else. His name is synonymous with a distinctive style of guitar playing - highly advanced fretboard wizardry, often referred to as "shredding," that draws equally from rock, metal, classical ... More >>
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