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    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Defying Ambiguity: Jandek & 5 Other Curious Cult Musicians

    As a musician, there are many reasons behind choosing to remain an ambiguous character in the public eye as opposed to taking in all of the public attention one can. Choosing to remain ambiguous or elusive is sometimes a decidedly defiant statement, sometimes even a backwards-marketing tool, or is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Chron Admits Journatic Stories May Have Had Fake Bylines

    Tucked neatly beneath a photo of Pitbull and next to the lotto numbers in Tuesday's Houston Chronicle A section (page 2, if you're curious) was a "Note to our readers" that detailed the Chron's recent discovery that stories provided to them by Journatic and affiliate Blockshopper had used pseudonyms ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    On Beards and Becco: Coming Down from New York City

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttCrispy-skinned salmon atop cauliflower and ramps at Becco.​I first visited New York City 17 years ago, for one day. I saw Times Square, the United Nations building, stayed in a ratty hotel, ate at a TGI Friday's and had my pocket cut, my wallet and camera stolen fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Lilith Fair Returns To Houston; The Last Time Around Didn't Go Too Smoothly

    ​Hair Balls is clutching our pearls in anticipation of the official announcement from Lilith Fair headquarters on a date, venue and lineup for the festival's Houston show. (They've already announced they're coming here, just not when.) From 1997 to 1999 the festival's first incarnation made waves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Nameless Sound Kids' Classes, Runaway Sun to NYC, '59 Nash for Sale, etc.

    ​ New Year, new feature for Rocks Off. Each week we'll digest the Houston music scene's subtle notes you might not have caught in your online travels. We call it Magnolia City Mixtape. Like to hear it? Here it go. Starting today, Nameless Sound is offering free creative music classes for youths, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    The Disappearing Local Film Critic

    The demise of the film critic has been reported in media sources from the august to the obscure. The butcher's bill from the last few years reads like a Reviewer's Hall of Fame: Nathan Lee (The Village Voice), David Ansen (Newsweek), Stephen Hunter (Washington Post), Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Rea ... More >>

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