Britney Spears and her three-ring "Circus" came to Houston Monday night, and I unashamedly followed throngs of twenty- and thirtysomethings into Toyota Center to catch a glimpse of the comeback girl we love to pick apart, then pick back up again. We'll skip right on over openers the Pussycat D ... More >>
Photo by Daniel Kramer Still high-kickin' in her "Boots of Chinese Plastic" as she approaches 60 years old, Chrissie Hynde and her hired guns known as the Pretenders - including Plexiglas-shielded original drummer Martin Chambers - thrilled a sold-out House of Blues crowd Saturday night with ... More >>
Pretenders Break Up the Concrete www.thepretenders.com Old punk rockers - or, in this case, post-punks - never die, they just go country. On the Pretenders' first album since 2002's barely-registering Loose Screw, Chrissie Hynde confronts middle age by revisiting the musical styles of the mid-2 ... More >>
These fine-looking gentlemen are Le Freak, the Metroplex's premier disco-era cover (or, sorry, "tribute") band, sort of like Houston's Disco Expressions with better wigs and fewer personnel. They and their North Texas buds the M80's - aka Molly and the Ringwalds with Bowie wigs and no ... More >>
A federal judge ruled this week that the Needville Independent School District was wrong to keep a five-year-old Native American boy out of kindergarten because of his long hair. "You stand up for something that you believe is wrong, and you let people know and it gets fixed," says Adriel Arocha' ... More >>
As you've no doubt heard, Kay Bailey Hutchison yesterday took the first steps to enter what would be a highly, highly entertaining GOP primary for the governorship next year (Just think of the hair-care budgets alone between her and Rick Perry).What about the not-so-boy wonder from Houston, Mayor Bi ... More >>
Shana Dale, the highest-ranking woman in NASA history, is leaving the agency after three years as second-in-command.NASA's press release on the subject said she announced the decision today, but readers of her blog were tipped off about it last week. (Clearly, we were not readers of her blog.)Dale s ... More >>
Irving-based Knockout Haircuts for Men, the grand champion in the crowded and competitive field of franchised, boxing-related hair salons, is invading Houston. Thirty-three area locations are planned, although only one, in Champions Village, has so much as an address (5403 F.M. 1960) and an opening ... More >>
The Crüxshadows perform Thursday, January 11, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-629-3700.
...and other questions reporters can't ever ask
El Vez performs Saturday, November 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.
The Mexican replies
Friday, November 4, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.
Thursday, November 3, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
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