The Airborne Toxic Event
House of Blues, April 29
What happens when you layer dynamic, symphonic arrangements, painfully guttural vocals, and a wicked viola player? You wind up with The Airborne Toxic Event, the L.A.-bred indie-rock band known for its rich, lyrically moody folk-rock. Driven by nove ... More >>
I'll admit I was scared when my fiancé and I first decided to make the move to Houston. A born and raised Jersey girl (with a few stints overseas -- I'm not totally sheltered), I'd been living in Hoboken and working in the Big Apple right out of my four years at Rutgers.
I loved New Jersey; I love ... More >>
No.For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. ... More >>
Every year, by the time we're ready to sit down and enjoy the Thanksgiving meal, I've already done multiple completely necessary taste tests of nearly everything in the kitchen and I have left no room for the bird we've been slaving over for hours.
I'll take a sliver of turkey with a drop of gravy ... More >>
Buddy Valastro is better known as The Cake Boss, and his eponymous show on TLC -- Cake Boss -- has become one of the network's biggest hits. The show, which averaged 2.3 million viewers during its first season, follows Valastro and his family as they run Carlo's Bakery, the family business in ... More >>
I know the episodes of American Idol I'm watching were filmed months ago, and that what I'm seeing is not taking place in simulcast with this week's...Snowphoon (seriously, do you know how hard it is to come up with a quasi-humorous pun for blizzard anymore?). Even so, it's hard not to recall ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Nicholas L. Hall asked Rocks Off if we wouldn't mind publishing the entire transcript of his recent interview with Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew, the raw material of this week's print music feature. We're only too happy to oblige.]
Jesper EklowRocks Off: When last I spoke with your p ... More >>
Photo courtesy TLCFor a TLC show, you could do a lot worse than Cake Boss, which follows around a chubby Italian guy named Buddy Valastro who earns a living making fancy cakes in his family's Hoboken bakery.I'm talking super fancy cakes. Cakes shaped like fire trucks that light up. Cakes that have l ... More >>