It's really not hard to make it onto the offseason police blotter. One bad night of drinking, one misstep behind the wheel, one furious temper tantrum, and next thing you know you have a misdemeanor for something or other. It doesn't take very much. However, it takes a special type of bonehead to ... More >>
Dead Milkmen, Radioactivity, Muhammadali, Skeleton Dick Walters December 5, 2013 Nothing is more frustrating than falling in love with a band only to discover that you'll almost certainly never get to experience its music live and in person. For years now, that's been the niggling blemish on my rel ... More >>
Monster Magnet Fitzgerald's, December 3 They don't make too many rock bands like Monster Magnet anymore, but maybe they don't need to. Such clear descendents of Deep Purple you can almost see the smoke on the water -- though we bet "Highway Star" is more their speed -- Dave Wyndorf's New Jersey-bas ... More >>
Art Car stalwarts employ time, energy and creativity to bring their new creations to life. Oh, and scrap metal comes in handy too.
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Stafford Centre April 17, 2013 If you grew up during a particular window of the early 1980s, there were certain things you couldn't escape: economic malaise, the San Francisco 49ers, and MTV. If you were an early enough adopter of Music Television, you were more than fam ... More >>
A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.
Christian Raines, 17, had a fast car. Now, he doesn't. Apparently, Raines decided that his hopped up sled could go Dukes of Hazard on Montgomery County constables, and believed it so fervently, he bragged about outrunning cops on previous occasions. Unfortunately for Raines, this will probably be hi ... More >>
Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? This yea ... More >>
The countdown continues! Yesterday we saw shadows eating Daniel O'Sullivan, kids stomping the yard to a Band of Skulls tune, gothic perfection from the Grave Babies, and two wonderful local entries by Kerry Beyer and Jennifer Grassman. Now it's time to look at some titans of the music industry, as w ... More >>
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Jonathan Tyler Hudson was the driver of a car that plunged through a ditch and a fence before striking several people in a West Harris County backyard for an October 28 Halloween party, killing a woman. Jonathan Tyler Hudson, 21, then fled the scene ... More >>
My new favorite band is an NYC death-grunge group fronted by the fetching Shelley X, Ghxst. The band sucked me in with the single "Doomgirl," which I described as Fiona Apple singing for Alien Sex Fiend. If that doesn't make you want to download them immediately then brother, you're reading the wron ... More >>
So here's an interesting fact: according to Nielsen Soundscan, older catalog albums have officially overtaken brand-spanking-new albums in sales for the first time since Soundscan has been keeping track. That's only since 1991, but it's probably safe to say that this is the first time such a thing h ... More >>
In a story so stunning and disturbing it's taken the Hair Balls Crime Bureau four days to summon the gumption to write up, a wealthy 41-year-old Dallas woman has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. According to investigators, at least some of it consisted of extremely gra ... More >>
Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main Street, Pearland 281-485-0844 www.killenssteakhouse.com This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for parts two and three in this space Thursday and Friday. Pearland, 20 miles south of Houston is a place many call the land of p ... More >>
On this day in 1974 Richard Nixon signed into law that mandated lowering the speed limit to 55 mph. Now, the reason for this was to make the country preserve gasoline in the middle of an OPEC embargo (which it did), but they also sold the bill to us as a march towards safety. After all, speed ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresSuper Mario, looking for ticket revenue.Mario Williams isn't helping the Houston Texans out much this year, being injured and all, but he's still helping Houstonians!! He's helping them get traffic tickets, that is. Then again, if you're going so fast the cops need a 20 ... More >>
Hot Wheels was, for a while, perhaps the coolest invention ever. Built to go much, much faster than the staid old Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels also came with a DIY track where you could start them off high and have them leap off a ramp into something expensive in the living room, thereby earnin ... More >>
Today is the 45th birthday of the Chevrolet Camaro, a car we may never own but respect just the same. It's not that we hate Camaros, because you are reading the writings of an avowed Chevy man, but we are scared that if we bought a Camaro, we would quit our job and spend our time solving crimes whil ... More >>
Last night, word came out of Los Angeles that Warrant lead singer Jani Lane had passed away in his Woodland Hills hotel. The former Warrant lead singer was just 47, and he leaves behind a treasure trove of great '80s glam anthems like "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," which lit up rock radio and MTV ... More >>
The Place: Red Lion Pub 2316 S. Shepherd 713-782-3030 http://www.redlionhouston.com The Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays The Deals: $1 off beer and well drinks The Scene: The Red Lion is a nice lunch spot, but it isn't anything approaching a ... More >>
Photo courtesy Neiman-MarcusThink of it as a moat against the hoi polloiHey, it's fall; that can mean only one thing: More tasteless ostentation from Neiman-Marcus.For 50 years now they've been garnering publicity for their "his and hers" Christmas gifts, no matter what the current economic situa ... More >>
We like fireworks and explosions, and with July 4th right around the corner, we are sure to get our fill. Things burning or blowing up are pretty cool, except of course if it's your house, car or business. In that case, it's an awful, horrible atrocity and God is a bastard for letting it happen t ... More >>
Jen Dulisse Due to a previous commitment to my Houston 48 Hour Film Project team, I missed Summerfest on Saturday, so it was with eager anticipation that I got into my car and started on the trip from my home in Friendswood to Eleanor Tinsley Park. And that was how I found myself thinking "I hope ... More >>
Some injured parties in Harris County say plea bargains go on behind their backs and without their approval.
Every third Wednesday at Boondocks, the space upstairs turns into the most fabulous place in Houston for rockers, punks and metalheads when DJ Bakka revs the turntables for his popular "Toxic Noise" DJ sets. It's like going to visit a high-school bully's bedroom in 1987. If you still miss Shanle ... More >>
Drive yourself back to 1973
If you think trying to keep track of which bands are playing where is tough, try it with the umpteen regular DJ nights popping up around Houston like so many toadstools after a fresh rain. On second thought, don't - that's what we're here for. Here are some new or upcoming recurring events that h ... More >>
It's hard to believe that the next Rocks Off Beatles Rock Band event is only a week away. Next Tuesday, we once again seize Coffee Groundz (2503 Bagby) for another night of dranking and fake guitar-strumming. The cool thing about this party is that it's a Halloween costume party, and you know what ... More >>
How 'bout this heat? Spring has officially finished her fleeting annual jaunt through SE Texas and abandoned us to Summer, which is set to squat uncomfortably upon us for the next five months like that hippo ballerina in Fantasia.Not that you were caught unawares, of course. After all, humidity is a ... More >>
[Ed. note: Before Camaro blows your doors off, Tha Fucking Transmissions' Cornbredd hosts a watch party for his reality show 50 Cent: The Money and the Power at 8:30 p.m.]
Drenched in Blog has officially turned 50 posts old. If it were a white male, it would be buying a Camaro with its kids’ college fund and getting hair plugs to impress Texans cheerleaders. Basically it would be American Beauty’s Lester Burnham. Over these past two months, I have tried to bring ... More >>
A few more changes would've helped Transformers.
As giant robots transform all around us (!), it's good to know Michael Bay won't ever change
With a No. 1 album in the UK, the Kings of Leon are all but exiled from Main Street, USA
Because of the Times
Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide
Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest
For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change
It came from Japan and may turn out to be bigger than Godzilla. It,s drifting - a high-speed, fishtailing race toward a wall without a crash. They hope.
Years ago, courts ruled that routine strip searches in jails were unconstitutional. But for Fort Bend County women, if you got booked, they took a look.
Headline:The Case Against Hurwitz In one of the last big S&L cases from the '80s, two federal agencies are pursuing Charles Hurwitz over the failure of united Savings. And for once, Hurwitz may have no place to hide.
In Color of Night, Bruce Willis bares less of his body than expected, but more of his soul