And so it has come to pass: an venerable and award-winning major metropolitan daily has ceased publishing every day. Last week, Newhouse Newspapers announced that this fall, their new acquisition, the 175-year-old New Orleans Times-Picayune, would only hit the streets in print form three days a we ... More >>
A big part of Texas music history went dark this past weekend, when Sundance Records went out of buisness after 35 years. But thanks to the San Marcos record store's strong Houston connection, part of its legacy - in fact, a large part of its inventory - is coming here. Sig's Lagoon, the Midtown re ... More >>
The subtle front page of Chorney's website.As if the Grammys didn't have enough credibility issues, NARAS, the organization that controls the process, has left a loophole large enough for a complete unknown to manipulate her way onto the final ballot in the Americana category. The news broke ... More >>
OK, Facebook finally went too far last night when it casually offered me a chance to "like" Yoko Ono. Six others I'm somehow connected with via F-book (and I'm starting to wonder why I'm connected to them at all) "like" the 78-year old Mrs. Lennon. So when does an "artist" of Yoko's fame and ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he certainly dated the midwife. Hibbert's legacy traces itself to the earliest reggae recordings as ska slo ... More >>
Showcase Sunday, Part 1 Shea SerranoRunaway Sun Dominique: "We guess critics would call her style 'neo-soul,' but it didn't seem very 'neo' to me, more like 'jazzy soul.' She fronted a piano-led trio with two backing vocalists and from the first sultry Fender Rhodes groove to the final explosive ... More >>
GroovehouseLos Skarnales just wouldn't quit at House of Blues Sunday. Rocks Off is just about recovered from Sunday's HPMA showcase mayhem, or as recovered as we're going to get. Despite some bitching on Hands Up Houston - what else is new? - everybody we've talked to had as much of a blast as we ... More >>
Because things aren't already bad enough out there right now, the original lineup of crotch-rocking mooks Limp Bizkit annouced today they are reuniting. Here, according to a joint statement by the band's Fred Durst and Wes Borland, is their reasoning: "We decided we were more disgusted and bor ... More >>
Hank, Dale, Bill and Boomhauer will soon quaff their last 12-pack of Alamo Beer in the alley behind their houses and Peggy will dominate her last Boggle match: Fox has announced that the last episodes of King of the Hill will be aired in the 2009-10 season. Just which major Texas city Arlen was in ... More >>
"Hi Greg. It's Gregg." I felt a rush and a little bit of a chill. Gregg Allman, the man who was my gateway drug into the world of blues and soul, was on the line. I asked him where he was calling from, and he told me he was in New Orleans and that it was raining. I told him it was raining here as ... More >>
"I Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The Ellington tune is bouncing around my head as I take the train downtown (the A-Train?) for the 2007 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. I just can't stay out ‘til two and work the next day like I used to. I was pretty sure this would never happen to me. Ya li ... More >>
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RIP, Cactus Music and Video
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RIP, Gatemouth Brown
What hath God wrought?
The Nightfly buzzes away to the Northeast. Luckily, he left an exit interview behind him.
Racket and company's American Idol symposium
Pearland new-wave legends the Judy's reunite for a benefit show and possibly more
Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?
For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change
Houston DJs pay homage to the funky one
Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows
Houston pitches in to help an ailing Austinite; also: Dennis Kucinich hits the hip-hop hustings
Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?
Southern rock comes in for another revival
Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night
In numbers too large for South By Southwest to ignore
The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene
L.A. curator turns "The Big Show" into a breezy stroll along Santa Monica Boulevard
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