When I first began to listen to rap music as a student at Jesse H. Jones Senior High, it was mostly screwed-down versions of hits by UGK and freestyles by Lil Keke, Lil Flip and Yungstar. Only after I graduated did I begin digging deeper into rap's history, with East Coast lyricism pulling me one wa ... More >>
I listen to a lot of sports radio and talk to people online and off about sports on a regular basis. Despite the fact that the Rockets are in the playoffs for the first time in three years, there just isn't the buzz about the team Houston has seen in years past. There are fewer calls about them on s ... More >>
As our own John Royal reported Wednesday, it appears the Aeros run as the only hockey in Houston has come to an end. I have been to fewer than five Aeros games. I'm not really a hockey fan. Still, I hate to see any team leave the city, particularly when it is one that represents a sport that will no ... More >>
It must be music-venue day today. Rocks Off would like to thank Jon Harvey of Houston (@oompahead) for alerting us via Twitter to the fact that on this day in 1975, when I was a few weeks away from turning one year old, the sports and entertainment arena then known as the Summit opened in Greenway P ... More >>
Today in Los Angeles, legendary, pioneering heavy metal group Black Sabbath convened in front of reporters at the Whiskey A Go Go to announce a 2012 reunion tour and album, set for a fall release. The event, hosted by Henry Rollins, was telegraphed by a countdown clock on the band's official ... More >>
[Ed. Note: This is the final installment of our series reminiscing on Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's long history in Houston. See here for the '70s, and here for the '80s and '90s.] April 18, 2000: E Street Band Reunion Tour, Compaq Center (the Summit) Daniel Kramer"It was on this to ... More >>
Start saving those nickels and dimes, kids, because the biggest tour of 2009 (so far) is headed for Houston. At a press conference in House of Blues' Foundation Room this morning, Live Nation President Bob Roux and Toyota Center General Manager Doug Hall announced Elton John and Billy Joel will br ... More >>
Shocking news this morning -- the Houston Comets are no more.First reactions were predictable. "The Houston Comets were still around? Do tell." But then reality began to sink in.The Comets won the first four WNBA championships at a time when no Houston team was winning anything. They brought joy to ... More >>
Credit boyish heir Osteen for Lakewood's higher power
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City
ZZ Top brings down the curtain at a venerable venue
Ice skating glides outside at Moody Gardens
If you want poetry, read a book
Fleetwood Mac opens the Toyota Center, the Chron hyperventilates, and a city grumbles
Compaq Center becomes the Lakewood International Center
The Greatest Show on Earth stops in H-town
The WWE floods Houston with Bad Blood
One princess isn't enough for Disney's lady-killer
Liquor and Lakewood don't mix
What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.
Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?
Hot Bagels & Delicatessen
Friday, November 9
Selling his novel on the streets of Houston got Abram Himelstein in trouble. He's ready to give as good as he got.
Dalat Vietnamese Bistro rises high above its concrete surroundings
New Year's Eve Houston at Bayou Place
Local Restaurant News
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Method Man and Redman have a Blackout, tour with Family Values
Despite what the campaign says, that new arena will cost plenty
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?
February 25 - March 3, 1999
July 23 - 29, 1998