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    November 20, 2014

    Phillip Zimmerle Puts Down Love Knife, Adds Cello

    Former Love Knife guitarist Phillip Zimmerle has swerved again. A Baton Rouge native with a creative writing degree from L.S.U., Zimmerle has recently been working with his drummer and wife Mary Beth Zimmerle in a new duo called Black Lodge. But Friday night at Khon's, Zimmerle will fulfill a dream ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Motorcyclist Crashes Into Moving Car, Lands On His Feet, Walks Away (VIDEO)

    When I was a senior in high school, I was bragging in study hall one day to a girl next to me that I'd never broken a bone in my whole life. I have no idea why I was touting that to her. I mean, I was boasting to a young female about something that essentially amounted to an 18 year run of luck. S ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Owls and Cougars Looking Good for Postseason Success

    The regular season's over for the Rice Owls and Houston Cougars baseball teams. Both teams are poised at or near the top of their conferences, riding hot streaks into their respective conference tournaments starting Wednesday. And if things go right this week, both teams are primed to host regionals ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

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    August 8, 2012

    According to This, San Antonio Has a Better Music Scene Than Houston

    Like any and all lists, the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI)'s list regarding the best music scenes in the country will leave most of you passing out side-eyes and stares. Easy to spot and digest, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles ranked 1-3, but after that it's a complete flaming crapshoot. Th ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Rocks Off's 2012 ACL Festival Houston Spillover Sweepstakes

    This week has seen a temporary lull in festival season, after Bonnaroo and Electric Daisy Carnival this past weekend. Wait. Never mind. According to (who are these people?), three of them start today: BamaJam in Enterprise, Ala.; The Friendly Gathering in Windham, Vt.; and ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Six-String Pawn Stars: Top 10 Famous Stolen Guitars

    Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Promised Land

    SXSW 2012, from Bruce Springsteen to Buxton.

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    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: Buxton At Skinny's Ballroom

    Buxton's showcase show last night was made all the more sweeter knowing that there was a ring of Houston surrounding the narrow stage at the back of Skinny's Ballroom, a venue I hadn't darkened the door of in my previous Austin visits. A throng of well-wishers out front were mixed with converts who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Hicham Nafaa of Majorca Bistro & Tapas

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderHicham Nafaa, owner/chef of Majorca Bistro & Tapas​The walls of Majorca Bistro & Tapas are deep red, accented with hand-painted bullfighting frescoes. Soft flamenco music pulses through the low-lit dining room. Majorca is Midtown's brand-new tapas restaurant, and from t ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    Top 5 Worst Fireworks Foul-Ups: A Video Collection

    ​Jackasses. That's the best way to sum up these best-worst fireworks extravaganzas. Again, like in past lists that are centered around idiocy, incidences where folks were killed and/or little kids were burned were not included in the American-centric nonsense. By the way, King Moron of Fou ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    She's Got Rhythm: Jazz-Pop Upstart Nikki Yanofsky, 16 And Swingin'​Nikki Yanofsky has been "singing since I could talk, basically." And doing it well: When her dad asked the Montreal native to sing a few songs with his garage band at a charity event, it was a little different than practicing in the garage. In the audience was the fou ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Grouper Sandwich From Frenchy's Rockaway Grill

    ​With an empty stomach and a heart full of hope, we headed to Frenchy's Rockaway Grill in Clearwater Beach, Florida on the recommendation of a local on our quest to find the ultimate grouper sandwich. After a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, which is only about the length of a football field away f ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Musicians Do More In Bed Than Just... Sleep

    ‚ÄčToday is the anniversary of one of the most unusual events in a most unusual decade. On May 26, 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono began their "Bed-In for Peace" at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. It was the second of such boudoir-bound protests (or, if you prefer, media stunts); the couple folded ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Tonight: Thunderado and the Small Sounds at the Continental Club

    Thunderado's Paul Beebe (center) and friends at the Continental, Christmas 2007 Thunderado doesn't play around much. This is not to say it's not one helluva band, but guitarist Hunter Perrin has a day job that keeps him busy most of the year: backing legendary Credence Clearwater ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008
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    July 18, 2002

    The Biggest and the Baddest

    Too many players in "The Big Show" need to go back to the farm team

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    November 4, 1999
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    April 29, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    September 24, 1998
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    May 16, 1996