Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 This being their fourth performance at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Zac Brown Band's prowess onstage shouldn't have surprised anyone Sunday night. But, of course, that didn't make it any less impressive. A fitting close to this year's Rodeo, ZBB ... More >>
10. Born Liars, Show Some Couth Show Some Couth has yet to make its way to iTunes, no doubt because those Apple prudes are still trying to figure out what to do with its filthy cover. The garagers' first (and loudest) album since 2010's Fast Songs Is All We Know, Couth is rude, lewd and anything but ... More >>
I'm blaming you for this blog, Kid Rock. You and that damned "Cowboy" song. It's all your fault. Let's talk about "hick-hop," shall we? So I was under the foolish impression that hick-hop was shit like Limp Bizkit and Bubba Sparxxx. You know, that mashed-up, metal-ish/hip-hop-ish/country garbage th ... More >>
The current legislative session has been, as far as we can tell at Hair Balls, a series of marginal victories for the state's education system. The voucher system State Sen. Dan Patrick attempted to instill -- the same kind that's beset Georgia in corrupt conflicts; the same sort that's hollowed Lou ... More >>
It's reader request time around here, and this week's reader request was for a list of paleo-friendly restaurants around Houston. (See, you do love our lists. Yes you do.) Although I don't personally adhere to the paleo diet, many of my good friends do. Here's an explanation of the nutritional regi ... More >>
Having fought his battles in Louisiana, the Rice University student is now ready for Texas and any move to put faux science in the public schools here.
Mellow Mushroom -- the Georgia-based pizza chain which opened its first Houston-area location off Steubner Airline a few months ago -- just might be the best bar in Spring. It also offers great pizza. I say this only partially tongue-in-cheek, as Mellow Mushroom -- the subject of this week's cafe r ... More >>
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Much excitement -- well, as much excitement as can surround a bus ride -- was generated by the announcement this summer that Megabus will be offering service from Houston to cities such as Dallas, San Antonio and New Orleans. Cheap fares, luxurious (again, for a bus) accommodations, wi-fi -- it sou ... More >>
A guide to light rail lunching in Houston.
I think that 2012 is shaping up to be Houston's year, after a long 2011 featuring false starts, delayed openings, unexpected closings and failures to launch. That's not to say that 2011 didn't have its perks: Look for our list of the year's best new restaurant later this week. But it came with its ... More >>
Thirty-one is officially too old to try to learn how to use Photoshop.Tomorrow, on 11-11-11, I will turn 31 years old. Last year, for my 30th birthday, my uncle sent me a Facebook message that contained only the following Pink Floyd quote and a "Happy Birthday" at the end: So you run and you ... More >>
Tear-away jerseys, the XFL and concussion-causing headhunters aren't things we miss about football. We pine for these ten items. 10. Uniforms That Don't Suck This mostly applies to college football, where repeat offenders Oregon were joined by Georgia, Ohio State, Maryland and Syracuse (pi ... More >>
It's definitely too early to start putting up Christmas decorations, but it's not too early to start stocking up on presents for the holidays. And although this may just be me, a signed book is always a fantastic gift to open up on Christmas Day or after singing Ma'oz Tzur or however your fam ... More >>
warmingglow.uproxx.comShirtless hillbillies, backyard stills, and Cletus from the Simpson = things we normally associate with moonshine.Tuesday, representatives for Colt Ford announced the Georgia-born singer best known for 2010's Chicken and Biscuits would be the first country music star wit ... More >>
Photo by HPDMary Ann Rivera: Back in Houston to face 1970 murder chargesMary Ann Rivera is 76 and was living in a small Georgia town, hooked up to an oxygen tank and pretty much keeping to herself. Until cops showed up at her door this week to arrest her for killing her husband 41 years ago ... More >>
Photo courtesy of FacebookViva la Vida.Remember when Houston was going to get its own version of Vivo, the popular Austin Tex-Mex restaurant, complete with "rock star chef" Paul Petersen? And remember when that whole plan went to hell after Petersen and his investors couldn't get along? And r ... More >>
A Texas-style caprese salad, made with things that grow best in summer -- local tomatoes and basil -- and cuajada fresca in place of mozzarella.As Houston's summer weather goes, this last week of June isn't too terrible. Low humidity, highs under 100 degrees. But looking ahead to the rest of ... More >>
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Photo by Katharine ShilcuttBoric acid kills roaches (among other creepy-crawlies). Which is great if you want to dispose of roach carcasses and enjoy crafting little tinfoil boats and filling them with white powder, gleefully placing them in enticing spots like kitchen cupboards, the insectic ... More >>
I was randomly scrolling back through past Idol Beats last night, doing my best to ignore mentally unbalanced dental hygienist Christine McCaffrey's butchering of "I Hope You Dance," when I realized something. The American Idol beat for Rocks Off is basically the Defense Against the Dark Arts ... More >>
This weekend, Discovery Green is getting fresh. As mentioned earlier today by Nancy Kerschen, a Slow Food Picnic Dinner will take place tomorrow evening from 6 to 8 p.m. on the verdant lawn of Houston's best downtown park. $45 a person gets you food from local restaurants like Haven, t'afia, ... More >>
The Reliance Foundation billboardPerhaps because it would take up too much room to say "Honk if You Love Insane Conspiracy Theories," the new super-creepy billboards in Bryan simply show an African-American child under the terrifying slogan "Black & Unwanted." Welcome to life as viewed throu ... More >>
Roth Ouch, owner and head baker of Donald's Donuts (435 El Dorado Blvd.), has continued the trade his mother and father began 16 years ago. We visited his kid-friendly bakery and talked about what it takes to be a donut jedi. Eating Our Words: How did your family get involved in the donut bu ... More >>
At the risk of reigniting the gluten-free debate once again, I mentioned in yesterday's post on gluten-free pancakes that I'd found a trove of cheap GF products at -- of all places -- Walmart. I don't know why I was completely surprised by this discovery, but I was. It makes sense when you t ... More >>
It looks as though the never-ending divorce saga of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield has found its way to the Houston courts.On Wednesday, Holyfield's ex-wife, Janice, filed papers in Harris County District Court seeking to collect nearly $280,000 in past-due child support and in ... More >>
Further proof that we're not being hit as hard in the Great Recession as some -- Texas added more residents in the past 12 months than any state in the union, the Census Bureau reported today.Texas added 478,000 residents in the previous 12 months, beating out California, which added almost 100,0 ... More >>
The freight train that is the slow / local / sustainable / organic / community-supported food revolution continues to barrel ahead into the consciousness of Houston food lovers.A recent visit to several of Houston's farmer's markets found them bustling with vendors and customers alike with an outsta ... More >>
Where: Huddle House, 8619 Richmond off Dunvale, 713-785-0003 What $7 gets you: A chicken fried steak with hash browns, two eggs, buttered toast and jelly. It'll also get you (with change in most cases) the Patty Melt, Philly Cheese Steak, Huddle Burger, most of the rest of their sandwiches, and th ... More >>
The college football bowl season is here, and it's become such a confusing mess of odd-sounding games played in smallish towns with mediocre teams that you need an expert to figure it out. And nothing says "expert" more than a teen-aged kid, whether the subject is football, driving, or how inutterab ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies. (Video) Single of the Week: Hurricane Chris, Knaan, Bun B and Q-Tip, "Cypher Round 1": The first two guys are rather un ... More >>
As the Houston Chronicle reported today, Gov. Rick Perry personally called two state workers from Georgia because Houston Mayor Bill White had cursed at them in the frantic days after Ike. They report: A witness said White told the women, "You need to be getting these (expletive) trucks out of he ... More >>
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