Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>
Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Sometimes I am just embar ... More >>
My daughter had her vaccination last week after turning four-years-old. Even a kid that likes to play doctor for hours on end and owns her own pair of miniature scrubs doesn't like shots, though. So there was the usual screaming and looks of reproach that you would expect. I did the only thing I kno ... More >>
Gnashing of teeth and rending of clothes accompanied news that we'd no longer be able to enjoy Sabetta's homemade sausage and peppers.This week, we start our countdown of 2010 restaurant openings and closings, counting down the restaurants that opened in 2010 after great advance buzz only to ... More >>
Just another messianic porn star trying to save mankind...
Aside from all the epic cheating, drinking and fighting songs country music has given us, one of the best things it does is make us laugh. Apart from all the crying and cussing, there is a whole deal of laughing going on. This year at RodeoHouston, there aren't many performers on the humorous si ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseAftermath considers himself a reasonably tolerant sort of fellow - you pretty much have to be to do this job. And we know for a fact we have a sense of humor, and a pretty off-color sense of humor at that, because it's gotten us in hot water more than once. Which is why ... More >>
Tool and A Perfect Circle wouldn't work, so Maynard James Keenan channels his love of Hee Haw through Puscifer.
Somebody should have told Joe McCarthy, "Don't mess with Texans"
The Derailers Under the Influence of Buck Austin’s Derailers have never kept their love for the late Buck Owens a secret; in fact, the man himself dug their “Beatles-meets-Bakersfield” sound so much he asked them to be house band at his 70th birthday party. Thus the idea of a tribute record m ... More >>
Fun and games with Austin's Hickoids
The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter
Hills Snyder and Chris Sauter build the dream home for some warped parallel universe
Computer-savvy SCOTS discovers that some mice are not meant for dinner
George's civic slur
Only a dupe believes in such a thing as the "best chicken-fried steak in Texas"
Gatemouth Brown's lesson for longevity do what you do, and be the best at it