Houston (Scotland)

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Baker Spotlight: Rachel Teichman, The Scone Artist

    In April of 2013, Rachel Teichman moved to Houston and found most bakeries here dominated by traditional desserts like brownies, cupcakes and cookies. She decided what the city needed was scones and established The Scone Artist, her at-home scone business in the Meyerland area. Thanks to the Texas ... More >>

  • Film

    May 1, 2014

    In the Case of Belle, the Painting Is Better Than the Film

    Belle's inspiration is glorious — the movie, not quite.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Upcoming Events: City Hall Farmers Market Is Back

    The City Hall Farmers Market returns on Wednesday, February 19. Head to the market from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. to purchase a variety of seasonal produce and various products from more than 35 vendors during the spring season kick-off. Whether you want to stock up on some veggies, enjoy a cup of cof ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Franz Ferdinand, Ca$h Out, Fidlar, etc.

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues, October 4 In the post-Britpop era, Franz Ferdinand was once neck and neck with Arctic Monkeys for the title of the British Isles' top alt-rock export. Debut single "Take Me Out" seemed to take out everything else on the airwaves upon its 2004 release, welding jangly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Arcade Fire Fans "Reflekt" Band's Appeal at Cactus Party

    Who on earth would line up at a record store on a Monday night to buy a single that had leaked onto the Internet hours beforehand? Especially when the Texans' season opener was about to start? True-blue Arcade Fire fans, that's who. The grooves of indie-rock spun right through kickoff as some 50 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kimberly McCarver, Missouri City's Meadowlark

    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? Sometimes a hunch will pay off. Kimber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    UPDATED: The Rocks Off 100: Kimberly M'Carver, Missouri City's Nightingale

    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. UPDATED (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) Corrects the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Reserve 101 Rolls Out a Fall Cocktail Menu With Something For Everyone

    There's a huge range of palates when it comes to cocktail drinkers. Some like boozy concoctions where it's basically drinking the spirit with just a little enhancement, and others -- especially younger drinkers and those who rarely indulge -- don't even want to know the alcohol is there. You wouldn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Houston Bartenders Head to NOLA for Tales of the Cocktail

    Houston bartenders including Lainey Collum, Ornella Ashcroft, Alba Huerta and Sheridan Fay showed up to represent Houston at Tales of the Cocktail. Photos by Alex Gregg Now in its 10th year, Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans has become a sort of South by Southwest for serious spirits aficionados ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    What Every Musician Needs: Better Shut Up Lines

    We all hate the trope "Houston, we have a problem," but we do have a problem in Houston with talkative, inattentive crowds at live shows. Scanning back over reviews from the past two years, at least 20 percent of them mention crowd noise. So what do the musicians think and, more importantly, what ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Sneak Peek at Blue Fish (No, the Other Blue Fish)

    ​I have to wonder if, when Dallas-based Blue Fish set its sights on Houston, they realized that there was already two restaurants here with the same name. Not just any restaurants, but fellow sushi restaurants -- and fairly popular ones at that. Confusion is bound to play out for the rest of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    "Auld Lang Syne," In All Its Many Colors

    ​Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. "Should old acquaintance be forgot" - does that mean we should forget old acquaintances, or if we happen to forget them, that we should remember them, which is not possible because we've already forgotten them? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Chef Adison Lee: Not New to Nobu, But New to Raku

    The seared albacore was particularly good with the freshly-grated, real wasabi served in a huge, fragrant mound.​Chef Adison Lee is passionate about fish. That should really come with the territory when you're helming one of Houston's most upscale sushi restaurants, but Lee seems singularly i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Colin Hay Is Still A Man At Work

    ​Though best known as the frontman of iconic and infectious '80s group Men at Work ("Who Can It Be Now?" "Down Under," "Overkill," "It's a Mistake"), for over 20 years Colin Hay has forged a newer identity as a singer-songwriter to a growing fanbase less likely to yell out "Vegemite Sandwich!" ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 18, 2010

    Silly Alley

    The 39 Steps turns a Hitchcock drama into hilarious farce.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Brad "Not Jake Gyllenhaal" Paisley

    Date: March 11 Name: Brad Paisley AKA: "Isn't That Jake Gyllenhaal?" Genre: Freemason country Best Known Song(s): "Alcohol," "She's Everything," "Ticks," "Ow, My Back" Key Demographic: Confused Brokeback Mountain fans, people who only eat the vanilla section of Neapolitan ice cream Previous HLSR A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    The New American Whiskeys

    ​Branch Water Tavern, the subject of this week's Café review, has a collection of rare American whiskeys behind the bar that really widened my horizons. St. George single-malt tastes like it was made in Scotland. It starts out as dark-brown ale and is distilled in a tiny copper pot still. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Tonight: Songwriting Legend Mark Germino at Anderson Fair

    ​Veteran Nashville songwriter Mark Germino will be making a rare Houston appearance tonight at Anderson Fair. The last time Germino played there, no less a fan than Steve Fromholz drove over from Austin to catch the show. A songwriter's songwriter, Germino is one of the most revered writers in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Houston Rugby Takes A Giant Step Forward

    By the time Brad Allen finished his first-half scoring run, the Houston Athletic Rugby Club had the game in the bag. Now they're headed to the first Sweet 16 playoff berth in club history.   "It's a really big deal," says club president Will Wornardt, who searched records dating to the inceptio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in SXSW: Katy Perry Kisses the "Lake of Fire"

    There's now less than a month to go until we here at Rocks Off throw sobriety and sane living to the wind at this year's SXSW festival. This past week we learned of a boatload of new stuff about the weeklong liver-damaging voyage in March, so here goes... The list of bands keeps growing and growing, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Traditional Sunday Roast at Feast

    I'm a frustrated world traveler. Too little time, too much responsibility, too many places to see. All these things conspire against my natural born wanderlust. So I'm always looking for those opportunities in Houston where you can go and feel like you've been transported to a different country/cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Incident In Scotland May Spur Lawsuit By Houstonian

    You've probably never heard of a towboat called The Flying Phantom, but it's big news in Scotland and it involves the death of a Houston man. The Phantom sunk in the River Clyde in December 2007, going under in a fog in less than 40 seconds and killing all but one member of its five-person crew. A ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Tired of the Hype, But That's All There Is

    Next month, Houston gets to be a cool kid. But only for a week.

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

  • Dining

    March 22, 2007


    Mardi Gras Grill hosts a weekly eating contest

  • Music

    March 15, 2007

    Mojo Risin' Coffee House

    Dave Ransom and Abi Tapia

  • News

    January 12, 2006

    Lemonade Stand

    It ain't easy protesting in a van

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    The Killers vs. the Killers

    How do these pretty boys stack up against some real dealers of death?

  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Make Mine a Guinness

    The author discovers his genetic Irishness

  • News

    February 3, 2005

    The Fido Solution

    The ultimate answer to too many strays, cash-strapped budgets, animal shelter abuses and starving people

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    A Base for Drums

    Bounce to beats unlimited at Bayou Bhangra's monthly parties

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004

    Globe Theater

    East meets West at the Houston Shakespeare Festival

  • Dining

    July 8, 2004

    Curry for the Laddies

    London Sizzler serves up Indian food made the British way

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Heavy Heaving

    The Scots know about throwing games

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Cardiac Kids

    The Austin rejects of Young Heart Attack rule Houston and the UK

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Hype This

    Fleetwood Mac opens the Toyota Center, the Chron hyperventilates, and a city grumbles

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Houston 1, Luftwaffe 0

    Tim Murrah's Stuka goes down in flames

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003
  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Art, Lies and Videotape

    Lynne McCabe's subjects steal her show

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Welcome to His Nightmare

    Michael Bruce gave voice to Alice Cooper - until the singer killed the band

  • Calendar

    September 23, 1999
  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Steady Eddie

    Decades of torn-up road behind him, Van Halen's guitar god keeps chugging ahead

  • Music

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    January 8, 1998

    The Few, The Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • Culture

    April 24, 1997
  • Culture

    February 22, 1996
  • News

    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.

  • News

    February 10, 1994
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