Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link.
Who? "My name is DJ Candlestick, but my f ... More >>
Here at the Houston Press, we make it a point to delve deep into the meanings behind band names on a regular basis. Today we wanted to see how closely you've been paying attention over the years.
Ten great past and current bands that made splashes in the Houston music scene have at times used other ... More >>
On the day of the Jonestown massacre in November 1978, three native Texans played significant roles.
Sixty-year-old Christine Miller, born in Brownsville, is heard on the infamous "death tape" trying to negotiate with Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones to save the lives of more than 900 people. With i ... More >>
In today's FIFA/ Coca-Cola World Rankings of soccer, Mexico is 19th in the world. Guyana, Mexico's opponent this past Friday night, was ranked 122nd.
By all accounts, Mexico should have had a convincing 3-0 victory that night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Instead, El Tri struggled to win 5-0.
And it's ... More >>
This past Saturday night's mysterious Rick Ross no-show at Bayou Music Center continues to be unexplained. Many people who were at the show believe promoters Real Uprizing Productions failed to pay Ross' fee and covered for themselves by announcing the portly rapper suffered a seizure, which would b ... More >>
Big Star Bar
April 1, 2012
The first time I saw Jandek live, I learned to leave whatever I had been expecting in another room. That was Rudyard's in April 2009, and I had been expecting (correctly or not) some kind of solo Bill Callahan-like avant-folk implosion, and got a trio playing a sol ... More >>
We were deeply saddened to hear that one of the founding members of Houston's most legendary punk act, the Hates, recently lost his battle with cancer last month.
Glenn Sorvisto died in Washington D.C. on February 24. "I am sorry that he is gone from this world, because he has always been such a br ... More >>
Photos By Craig Hlavaty"Thanks for coming to the reenactment," joked David Yow, frontman of returning noise-punk heroes Scratch Acid on Friday night towards the end of the band's hour-long set at Fitzgerald's. The band played most every song they knew together, with Yow in pitch-perfect craze ... More >>
Today marks the day in 1978 that cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan had come to the compound to investigate reports of abuse, and even though Ryan stated he planned to report positively on the ... More >>