People don't go to eat at Cafe TH just for the food. Sure, the food is enough of a draw in and of itself -- the intensely spiced vegan curry with layers of vegetable flavor, the ruddy banh mi bo kho that fills your belly with heat on a cold day -- but so is owner Minh Nguyen, who's the warmest, most ... More >>
Brian Setzer Orchestra Arena Theatre December 15, 2012 Within the taxonomy of rock and roll, rockabilly (bless its hot rod heart) can get dismissed as a one-trick pony with a ducktail for a mane and flames painted on its haunches. At least it can by people who see only kitsch when they should be lo ... More >>
During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>
Photos courtesy of thundersoulmovie.comHow many high-school bands can you name that had their own publicity shots?It's hard enough to believe that a single high-school stage band could win 42 out of 46 competitions entered throughout the '70s. It's even harder to believe that the same band th ... More >>
Cafe TH harkens back to East End Chinatown with a French vibe.
Opening Day is finally here, and we can once again try to resolve our love/hate relationship with the Houston Astros.As of this writing, they are undefeated, so -- so far, so good.Baseball, for all its problems, has long had an unbreakable hold on Americans. So have movies. So here are five great ba ... More >>
Let's face it: You don't want to listen to me ramble on about banh bot chien, do you? If you know what it is, you love it with the kind of passion and devotion usually reserved for the Virgin Mary or rare G.I. Joe figures still in their original packaging. If you don't know what it is, famili ... More >>
You know when you're at a bar or a party and everything seems über-subdued, then suddenly someone pops a dollar in the jukebox or a CD in the player and it's just the right song for the moment? And then everyone hops up and does this synchronized line -ance perfectly choreographed for the song just ... More >>
The Pogues are only one week away, so no time like the present to reflect on Irish music. For many Americans, no song epitomizes Irish music like "Danny Boy." Lonesome Onry and Mean was gently prodding my Irish and European friends at the boozer recently regarding their opinions about the top rec ... More >>
The infestation of classic-rock threatens the cultural legacy of an entire generation and must be stopped.
So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>
Gloria Estefan meets the media/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez The woman of the hour Thursday night was unquestionably 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gloria Estefan, whose “Mi Tierra” was big, brassy, jazzy, horn-heavy and as Cuban as a fine Cohiba cigar. So was “Oye Mi Ca ... More >>
The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly
You might take War's name, but you can't take away their music
A man of few words, dance music hero Sasha talks with his hands
Named after a beer, Honeybrowne strives to be more
It's hard not to dig local saxophonist David Caceres
Go ahead: Dance in the restaurant. At Fajita Flats, nobody will mind.
A dispute with their former label moves Chicago toward the past