Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>
Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>
Austin alt-country progenitors the Wagoneers return for the first time in 20 years.
If there are three things we report on quite well here at Houston Press Blog Central, it's food, sex and music. So, hell, let's merge 'em! Here is a rundown of ten of the most sexually suggestive, food- related album covers that caught our eye and gave us the craziest cravings. 10. Katy Pe ... More >>
When you think of whipped cream, you probably think of doing whippets off the canister or dessert treats. Or how the kids at Starbucks always ask if you want whipped cream on every goddamned thing you order. Today is National Whipped Cream Day, another fake holiday for us to give thanks for ... More >>
Not a bad album cover. Not even close.These are some of the worst album covers to grace store shelves your hard drive this year. Only a few of you seem to be buying albums anymore unless you still buy vinyl, in which case you are a saint and a scholar. You know what is a good album cover? K ... More >>
The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.
Harley C. Pitts Kevin and Dustin Welch, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, April 2: "Dustin (son of Kevin) Welch stunned the sparse crowd at the Duck last night from the first note of "One False Move," the brilliant opener to his new album, Whisky Priest. While the graying crowd had mostly come to hear the ... More >>
Photos by Allen Hill It would be interesting to find out how many weddings have taken place at Discovery Green since it opened last year, but it's hard to imagine that any of them could have been any livelier than Brave Combo's free concert there Thursday evening. In its second season, DG's free con ... More >>
Cake has never sounded like anyone else, and no one that came after has ever come close to sounding like the Sacramento band either. It's not like Nirvana or Green Day, with 1,000 copycat bands immediately coming out of the proverbial woodwork to shove out their own shingle. Even if you think all Ca ... More >>
Slampo's Place has finally gotten into the swing of the season with a discussion of the greatest Christmas songs ever, so it's time we did over here at HouStoned too. Slampo stole some of our thunder, as we agree that Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas," Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christ ... More >>
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Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3
Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase
Seize your three minutes of fame
Unlike the UK, Houston resists the urge to commit plagiarhythm
German culture has been a part of Houston for well over a century
Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.
Highlights from the Houston International Jazz Festival
Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent
Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness
Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left
Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy
What can a little radio play do? It can make you a star. Just ask Vallejo.
The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change
What excess comes with riches? A tea party reveals all -- almost