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  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014

    Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Robert Earl Keen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 11, 2014 Between Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, it's a miracle there was any room left in the Woodlands Pavilion for paying customers Thursday. Both men's extensive roots in the Houston area were reflected i ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014
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    June 13, 2014

    20 Bands to Check Out at the 20th Vans Warped Tour

    In the last 20 years we've seen a lot of summer tours come and go. What was once a semi-thriving industry that saw a tour for every type of music fan under the sun is now a handful of radio-rock festivals where the band names change but the music sounds the same (yeah, we're talking about you, Mayhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Cinco de Mayo Celebrations & A Suckling Pig Throwdown

    Cinco de Mayo @ El Big Bad Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. 419 Travis Cinco de Mayo is on a Monday this year (boo!), but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate early on Saturday (yay!). El Big Bad will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration beginning at 11 a.m. and continuing into the wee hours of Sunday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    The Top 10 Bars Where Your Dog Will Be Welcome, Too

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    5 Reasons It Might Be Time to Move Out of the Heights

    I am a big fan of the Houston Heights. I lived there for the better part of 15 years and spent countless summer days at my grandparents' house just about 8 blocks east of there. It has so many things that make it a desirable place to live, from the big old oak trees to the quaint shops to the locati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Spaghetti and Meatballs Special, Midtown Bar Pub Crawl & More

    Spaghetti & Meatballs Friday @ Damian's Cucina Italiana Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 3011 Smith St. In honor of Damian's Cucina Italiana's 30th anniversary, the restaurant has brought back the month-long spaghetti and meatballs special for $8.30. Starting today and every Friday for the month of September ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Amy Singletary of J. Black's Feel Good Lounge on Hockey Fights and Orgies

    At J. Black's Feel Good Lounge, bartender Amy Singletary -- whose last name is spelled just like that of Minnesota Vikings linebacker coach Mike Singletary -- says she gets asked all the time if she's related to the famous football player. (Amy is white; Mike is black.) "I'm like, what does it look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Which Houston Restaurants Are Dog-Friendly? BlackFinn Is Just One

    So, I'm not the hugest fan of BlackFinn American Grille. I think that's pretty evident from this week's cafe review, in which I found a few things to enjoy about the place -- giant mug of chocolate cake here, pretty good service there -- but not enough to outweigh the general seething mediocrity of ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Midtown's Coziest Pub

    Sit a Spell at the Front Porch Pub

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    The Dance

    Hefley's Bar fits right in with the accessible part of Midtown.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Maple Leaf Pub

    ​The Place: The Maple Leaf Pub 514 Elgin 713-520-6464 The Deals: $3 wells; $2.50 pints of Miller Lite and Bud Light; various other weekly and daily specials, including cheap shots of the day and $3 martinis on Mondays, which also feature bingo. The Hours: 3 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Friday Night: Slobberbone At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Slobberbone Continental Club June 3, 2011 Maybe it was the lack of warning. Aftermath received notice of last Friday night's Slobberbone show at the Continental Club less than a week prior, and the gig itself was merely one date on a mini-tour among the band's usual Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Final Four Watch Parties, Team by Team

    Brittanie SheyHotel Derek, all gaudied up.​Judging by traffic, alumni from the schools playing in this weekend's Final Four are already swarming town, and if you want to get some of the sweet team-pride action, we've compiled a list of the official and unofficial watch parties happening this w ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 17, 2011

    Suck the Head!

    The Top Ten Crawfish Joints in Houston

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    March 11, 2011

    Houston's Top 10 Crawfish Joints

    Photo by Tony ChenYou must make the crawfish do a puppet dance for your amusement before eating it. Fact.​Yesterday, we showed you the proper way to eat crawfish. Today, armed with that knowledge, we're going to show you the best places to eat them in Houston. It may not officially be crawfis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Double Cross Lounge

    ​The Place: Double Cross Lounge114 Gray St. 713-526-3423The Hours: Monday through Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight; Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.The Deals: Nightly drink specials. Always includes a one beer, one wine, one mixed drink and a selection from the bar's "small bites" menu. Signature m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Where To Drink on Thanksgiving

    Petrol Station​If you're anything like us, you've just about had your fill of family by now. Head to one of these fine local watering holes tonight to catch up with friends that are in town for the holidays, blow off familial steam that's been building over the last couple of days or just wash ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    Tailgating in Midtown

    A trendy Everyman bar? Can that even happen?

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Now Brewing at St. Arnold's: Weedwacker and Divine Reserve 10

    Photos by John Seaborn GrayThe tasting hall at St. Arnold's Brewery​St. Arnolds's Brewery, at 2000 Lyons, is known for its steady release of fine local beer, but it's also known for its exclusive limited-run beers designed to keep Houston's beer lovers titillated. Last Thursday, I went to St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Does Washington Avenue Need Any More Live Music?

    Son Lam If Pearl Bar did have live music, where would the band fit?​Last week, the Chronicle ran a story about the owners of Salt Bar, a newer drinking establishment on Washington Avenue, and their goal of building "a live music scene in Houston from the ground up." One of the partners ... More >>

  • Music

    April 1, 2010

    Eyes of the Dragon

    Midtown's Komodo Pub is a cozy neighborhood a former crack house.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    March Madness, Baby!

    tonibduguid​March is upon us. The birds are singing, the weather's nice, and your favorite team is *surely* on the verge of the greatest Cinderella run in the history of collegiate sports. As long as they're not a 5 seed. Now that tournament time is here, you'd better double-check that all s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Where to Drink Christmas Night

    ​Looking to carry your holiday celebration into the wee hours? Most restaurants and restaurant-bars around town close their doors on Christmas Day, but that's no reason to stay in, Mr. Grinch. Plenty of bars will welcome you with open arms, ready to add some jingle to your belly. First and f ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    Stirred and Shaken: Front Porch Pub's Poison Girl

    Photo by Troy Fields​"I'd hate to own a bar," says Sergeant B. "I'd have to deal with people like me." He's talking about agitated drinkers, and in this case, the source of the agitation is a Monday Night Football bingo game at Front Porch Pub (217 Gray, 713-571-9571). Bingo and anger normally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Coming Up Next...

    Chef Michael dei Maggi's food from Max's Wine Dive will be on hand at Great Taste of the Heights The city's gearing up for the 2009 Food and Wine Week in The Woodlands at the end of May, but there's still plenty to do in the meantime. Saint Arnold Twitter Crawl:  If you aren't on Twitter, ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Charles Brown to Sippie Wallace

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>

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    July 11, 2006
  • Dining

    July 6, 2006

    Leg Spreader

    Front Porch Pub

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Houston Band Cartography

    The launch of our blog brings forth a quixotic attempt toward a local music atlas

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005

    Gimme a B!

    Nate Nicoll's synth sounds are your ticket to the '80s

  • News

    October 7, 2004
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    August 7, 2003

    Female Fear

    An exhibition pays tribute to holocaust victims at a camp for women

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    August 14, 1997
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    June 13, 1996
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    July 7, 1994
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    June 9, 1994