Fan scorn, player arguments, maybe even a little physicality. Those things are all, unfortunately, part of the officiating experience. Whether it's an umpire in baseball, a referee in basketball, or any of the various officiating positions on a football field, the whole thing can be a thankless gig ... More >>
Every week, Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church sermons reach over seven million viewers across the world. The Second Baptist Church Houston, the largest Baptist church in the largest Baptist nation, hosts a weekly attendance pushing 25,000. The Woodlands Church -- pulling those from Humble, Katy, and Tom ... More >>
Brian Setzer Orchestra Arena Theatre December 15, 2012 Within the taxonomy of rock and roll, rockabilly (bless its hot rod heart) can get dismissed as a one-trick pony with a ducktail for a mane and flames painted on its haunches. At least it can by people who see only kitsch when they should be lo ... More >>
Today local indie-rockers The Tontons finally released their clip for "Golden" onto the world, with the clip written and directed by Tom Adams and the band's own Tom Nguyen at War'Hous off Main. In addition to premiering the video, they also announced new tour dates into early November, including ... More >>
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie Louvin, who with his brother Ira ranked with Ralph and Carter Stanley as one of the greatest duos in bluegrass history, passed away overnight. Louvin, 83, had been receiving experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer. Nashville-based entertainment ... More >>
You think you have it tough these days as a Houstonian, trying to sell your city as a tourist destination? Try it back in the days before...ummm...before the Downtown Aquarium Family Fun Restaurant!!! Thanks to the folks at cardcow.com, we can see what Houston used to highlight about itself. And s ... More >>
Gorillaz makes a stop in Houston tonight (Toyota Center, 7:30 p.m.) on their "Escape to Plastic Beach" world tour. Damon Albarn's "virtual band" is by now far better-known on this side of the pond than his original group, Blur, and is as famous for its inventive music videos as for the songs ... More >>
caption goes hereHaving just returned from vacation literally about eight minutes ago, today's pearls of wisdom will not be sports-related (sports resumes in this space tomorrow). In my best efforts to derive some sort of synergy out of the 18-hour odyssey I just endured (Elkhart, IN to Houst ... More >>
'90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket, playing House of Blues tomorrow night, may be an established act now, but back on the heels of their second album, 1990's Pale, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based quartet had to take their lumps just like everyone else who has ever left the practice sp ... More >>
"If Kansas is the best team in the country, college basketball is going to suck this season." -- @SeanCablinasian on Twitter That was a post I had on Twitter, dated and time stamped 10:29 PM on November 17. Kansas was the top-ranked team in the country at the time, and they were plodding their way ... More >>
This is a big week for all-everything Houston bassist Nick Gaitan. Not only have his Monday-night Continental Club gigs with atomic-powered rockabilly trio the Octanes been steadily been picking up steam, his other band The Umbrella Man - which just happens to play Tuesday nights at the very same p ... More >>
Photo by Brittanie SheySince the weather in Texas is finally what the rest of the world calls normal, nothing beats hitting the streets on two wheels. Texas Traveler can hardly explain the way everything looks and smells different when you get out of the cage (see entry number two). And we're ... More >>
An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
"It's okay to be little bitty in the big city" is an apt slogan for this new burger joint, where sliders rule
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
Catch the best of the shorts at Independent Exposure X
Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)
Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town
Going behind the music with a reconstituted band that almost made it
The Only Thing Worse makes the most of dated material
Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own
Unhappy Talk TV. At KHOU, the hit tune is "Take This Job and Shove It!"