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Crescent City

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Seth Walker's 10 Favorite Texas Blues Tunes

    Seth Walker should be no stranger to Houston audiences from his many years as one of Austin's hardest-gigging musicians, whose relaxed but precise take on white-man's blues has built an impressive following in this part of the world. (The similarities between him and John Mayer are undeniable, but W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Tamar Braxton, Juneteenth, Springboard South, etc.

    Tamar Braxton House of Blues, June 16 Tamar Braxton is a thoroughly diversified modern R&B diva. Besides music, her portfolio includes a clothing line, book (last year's Love and War, which she co-wrote with husband Vince Herbert), two reality shows (Braxton Family Values and Tamar and Vince) and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Depeche Mode, ZZ Ward, Robert Ellis, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, September 16 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: Robin Kirby, C.J. Chenier, The Suffers, etc.

    Robin Kirby Last Concert Cafe, June 18 Singer-songwriter Robin Kirby entered the Houston music scene in 2008 after leaving her band Robin & the Hurricanes behind in Dallas. Since then she's been constantly on the go, offering a stripped-down and honest style that sounds absolutely timeless. Kirby' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    The Final Feast: Groundbreaking Restaurant Closes With Sold-Out Night

    Click to view the full, final menu from Feast. Feast's friends and fans packed the little house at 219 Westheimer for a final taste of hearty delights such as fish and scallop pie and coq au vin. The sold-out final night was a fitting end for a place that convinced Houstonians that offal was not aw ... More >>

  • Music

    April 18, 2013

    World Beat: The Music of iFest

    Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Josh Turner, K-Rino, Romeo Santos, etc.

    Josh Turner Nutty Jerry's (Winnie), April 5 It's hard to keep up with every new country crooner that comes over the pop-twang airwaves, but thankfully Josh Turner's deeper-than-the-holler voice manages to stand out from the Keith Urban clones, sounding way more trad-country than those other guys at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    New Orleans Braces For Super Bowl XLVII Onslaught As Future Of The Game Is Debated

    Excited tension hung heavy in the air in New Orleans on Monday evening as the coming Super Bowl XLVII super-storm of tourist dollars began to filter into town. Most streets downtown near convention center are already cordoned off. There are NFL banners blanketing the city. The Mercedes-Benz Superd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    In Memoriam: The Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

    And so it has come to pass: an venerable and award-winning major metropolitan daily has ceased publishing every day. Last week, Newhouse Newspapers announced that this fall, their new acquisition, the 175-year-old New Orleans Times-Picayune, would only hit the streets in print form three days a we ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Better Off

    A '90s alt-rock band that has stuck together and even ended up in the black.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    25 Essential Eponymous Albums

    ​Eponymous: (of a literary work, film, etc) named after its central character or creator: The Stooges' eponymous debut album. On this day in 1983, a young woman from Michigan who had recently given up on a career as a hard-rock singer released her first album of electronic dance-pop, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Top 10 Healing Songs, From One Who Knows

    Chris Nelson/FacebookClint Broussard in his natural habitat.​Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    iFest's Second Weekend Brings It All Back Home

    Jason WolterTexas Connection: Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt (not pictured)​See lots more iFest pictures from Saturday and Sunday (and some food) in our slideshows. Yes, it was hot at iFest this weekend. Houston hot. Sunday afternoon, partway through Lucinda Williams' surprisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Comment of the Day

    ​Katharine Shilcutt reported on which Houston restaurants have opened and which have closed, including three Cajun joints. Which led commenter Tim to reflect on Creole and Cajun, New Orleans and Lafayette: Forgive me for I am about to nitpick: 'Three separate Cajun places went to that big C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Poor Little Rich Boys at Zimm's Little Deck

    Photo by Troy FieldsRoast beef poor boy at Calliope's.​The long and short of this week's cafe review of Zimm's Little Deck is that while the Cajun restaurant's small plates (items like Croque Monsieur balls and fried calamari) are great, the poor boys are wanting. So, too, are the "rich boys" ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    Kermit Ruffins, New Orleans' Beaming Musical Ambassador

    ​Many people say that going to New Orleans feels like being in another time. In fact, the city's current slogan for its tourism TV spots, which Rocks Off caught just this morning, is "you're different here." Listening to Kermit Ruffins, who plays House of Blues Friday night, has that effect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Houston: One Tough Town for Noodles

    ​Tho Lam, a waiter at Pho One on Westheimer at Wilcrest, told me his life story the other day. Tho works for his parents Thamh Lam and Kim Oanh Vu who own the place. The name of the restaurant is a wordplay on his mom's middle name. Kim Oanh Vu comes from a famous pho family. Her father and Th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009
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    June 4, 2008

    Racket vs Racket Jr

    So lately, my son and I have been going ‘round and ‘round about music. His hormones are starting to kick in, and he’s developing some strident, independent tastes. The little tyke who once listened to Buckwheat Zydeco’s Choo-Choo Boogaloo on a loop for a month and later developed obsessions ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    The Soul Rebels Brass Band Find a Houston Home

    New Orleans flair arrives on booming Almeda Boulevard

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Life in a Hurricane

    The New Orleans sound of The Morning 40 Federation

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Shortchanged

    Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Veggie Tales

    An alternative to gasoline-based fuel gains traction in Houston

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2005

    To NOLA, with Love

    Musicians from far and wide are "Bringing Back the Big Easy"

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Trem, Texas

    The soul of New Orleans lives on in Houston, especially at Sammy's on Main

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Welcome, Neighbors

    Houston's music community responds to an unprecedented influx of talent

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Sandwich On Demand

    The District 7 Grill must have muffulettas

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Shemekia Copeland

    Talking to Strangers (Alligator Records)

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001s top ten picks

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    The Rebirth Brass Band

    Saturday, December 1

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Playbill

    Mem Shannon

  • Dining

    July 19, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Brennan's Sazerac cocktail

  • Dining

    April 19, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Magnolia's Ramos gin fizz

  • Music

    September 7, 2000

    Pepper Shakers

    Los Hombres Calientes take jazz into booty-shaking territory

  • Music

    September 2, 1999

    Zydeco's Birthplace

    Hint: It's where you're standing

  • Articles

    June 3, 1999
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    August 6, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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    September 12, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    A Pizza Puzzle

    If it pulls the pieces together, The Strand Brewery could have a powerful pie

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