American banks are on a massive crime spree. Obama and Romney hope you won’t notice.
Above: Walter Barnes and the Royal Creolians, the first kings of the Chitlin' Circuit Most music critics, writers, historians, and aficianados in Houston don't think this city has ever gotten enough credit for its contributions to blues, soul, and, the Holy Grail, the birth of rock and roll. Well, ... More >>
There's a bar in the Galleria. It is excellent. Is your mind blown?
This car is a chick magnet, if you are also a chick.Last week there weren't too many reports to work with; this week, for some reason, there are enough health inspections online to focus on individual parts of town and not run out of material. So this week's roundup will spotlight the Heights ... More >>
Listening to Wait, Wait ...Don't Tell Me on NPR a few weeks ago, a caller from Cleveland was challenged to come up with something positive about his city. After a long silence that drew plenty of laughs, he said, "Great Lakes beer." The Cleveland-based brewery is definitely one of many reaso ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Fat Tony, Kyle Hubbard, Real Elliot Ness Not Inv ... More >>
The most underground music in Houston right now isn't rap or indie rock...it's jazz.
12 Stones, Wake The Light, Saturate, Dine Alone: Wed., Sept. 30. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Aaron Neville Quintet's Christmas Show: Fri., Dec. 4. House of Blues. The Accused, Krum Bums, Owl Witch, H.R.A.: Sun., Oct. 11. Walter's on Washington. AC/DC: Sun., Nov. 8. Toyota Center. Baroness, Iron Age, D ... More >>
Our 44th (and first African-American) President will be sworn into office today, and we at Hair Balls felt the best way to honor such a solemn and historical occasion would be to show some examples of other great Americans swearing similar oaths.5. Jimmy Malone and Eliot Ness (The Untouchables) It ... More >>
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A chance encounter and a federal feud endanger the sting