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  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Newly Discovered Jonestown Remains Include Texas Women

    Officials are seeking relatives of two Texas women whose ashes were among cremains discovered in a Delaware funeral home last month and identified as victims of the 1978 Jonestown massacre in Guyana, South America. The victims were identified as Victoria native and former Houston resident Katherine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Houston Music, Back In the Day: Same as It Ever Was?

    Houston is the largest city in Texas and the fourth-largest city in the United States, with a population that is increasingly culturally diverse yet maintains a strong social identity. It's not especially well-known for its various music scenes (save rap, arguably) due to a combination of layout an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    7 Quality Rums To Try For National Rum Day

    Today, August 16, is National Rum Day, and while you might be tempted to partake in a little Captain and Coke or Malibu and pineapple to celebrate, don't reach for that bottle of Bacardi so fast. Rum is actually a complex, incredibly tasty spirit with as many varieties as there are islands in the C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Candlestick, One Niceguy and a Very Busy DJ

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Pop Quiz: The Original Names of Some of Houston's Best Bands

    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 >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Jonestown's Medicine Man

    A young Houston physician designed a lethal cocktail that killed more than 900 men, women, children and babies at a place that was supposed to be a paradise but is better known as Jonestown.

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Cover Story: Larry Schacht, the Doctor of Jonestown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Mexico Struggle (Yes, Struggle) in 5-0 Rout of Guyana

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Soccer Notes: Mexico Comes to Town, Again

    If you're a fan of watching a big-time football team beat up a small program, then October 12 at BBVA Compass Stadium is the place to be. And no, Texas Southern won't be hosting an SEC or Big 12 team.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Rick Ross Won't Reschedule Missed Show; Refunds Available

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    Last Night: Jandek At Big Star Bar

    Jandek 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Glenn Sorvisto, Co-Founder Of Local Punks The Hates, Dies Of Cancer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Scratch Acid At Fitzgerald's

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jonestown: Soundtrack for a Mass Suicide

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    November 27, 2008

    Proposition Hate: Milk

    Gus Van Sant's recaptures Californian intolerance at exactly the right time

  • Music

    November 13, 2008

    Doll Parts: Mydolls

    Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008
  • Music

    March 13, 2008

    The Judy's Come Back

    Just in time for SXSW, the Pearland New Wavers brush off the mothballs

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Mail Call

    On the Fence

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Sammy's Way

    A former Gallant Knight singer hopes to conquer downtown with his own club

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Freshen Up, Freshen Up

    Pearland new-wave legends the Judy's reunite for a benefit show and possibly more

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • Music

    July 1, 1999
  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Judy's Lore

    Fans still pine for Houston's dork-pop heroes

  • Music

    January 4, 1996

    His Generation

    The Hates' leader may be the last of Houston's original punks

  • News

    April 27, 1995
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