Gary Katz

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Meridian Sale Disrupts Houston Food Park

    With the recent sale of the former Meridian nightclub - and by extension its parking lot - the Houston Food Park is prepared to pack up and roll out of East Downtown. In 2013, the abandoned warehouse at 1503 Chartres St. seemed like the perfect place to open the city's first food truck park. The M ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    No Fools

    Mingling Cat Power and the Cure, Warpaint brings glee to even their darkest songs.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Meridian Says It's Officially Closed

    Marc Brubaker​Troubled Houston music venue the Meridian announced Tuesday that after a turbulent year of management changes, show cancellations and allegations of everything from unpaid utility bills to unpaid rent, it has officially shut down. "The Meridian Houston now as of 12/21/10 is now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Meridian Wu-Tang Tickets Worthless; Hundreds Left For Numbers

    ​Rocks Off has good news and bad news about Sunday's Wu-Tang Clan show. First, the bad news: We have heard reports of people who bought tickets when the show was scheduled for Meridian calling and going down to that venue looking for refunds, as have people with tickets to David Allan Coe, Smi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    David Allan Coe Camp Disputes Meridian's Cancellation Story

    ​This isn't exactly a surprise, but earlier this afternoon Rocks Off got a phone call from David Allan Coe's management company contesting the account of why last Friday's show at Meridian did not happen. Both over the phone and in a press release he faxed to Rocks Off, Coe's agent Robert Lev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Meridian's Problems Persist; Wu-Tang Moved Back To Numbers

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Just when it seemed like Meridian was on the comeback trail, a mysterious power outage and shows both canceling and relocating to different venues over the weekend have raised more questions about the problem-plagued venue at 1503 Chartres. Sunday, My Onstage Events an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2010

    More Messy Details On The "Toxic Environment" At The Former Meridian

    Chris Gray‚ÄčFriday evening, Rocks Off met with Jeff Barry, the attorney who represents both SG Properties, owner of the now-nameless music venue at 1503 Chartres, and SG owner Gary Katz, about the events that transpired earlier this week that you can read about here and here. The tired-looking lawy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Christmas Break

    The Blue and White Ball won't let you be "A Lonely Jew at Christmas"