So, now that the fourth season of American Horror Story is apparently going to be a musical, it got me thinking about songs that have been dedicated to human oddities over the years. There have been a fair few of them, actually, and today we sing their praises for the part they've played in history.
The Final Member exposes life at Iceland’s penis museum.
When Jon Anderson brings his solo show to Houston Monday, the set list will run the gamut of his career honing in on five decades. The most recognizable songs, of course, will come from his lengthy service as the lead vocalist of Yes -- material like "Long Distance Runaround," "Roundabout," "I've Se ... More >>
Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. Once again we've scoured the Internet in search of the newest and best music videos for you to vote on in order to see which one will high-five the hand of Apollo and which shall wrought naught but a spanking from Hades. Five bands enter, one band leaves. Enj ... More >>
This is the second part of a three part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and part 3 Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Jean-Philippe Gaston of Cove Cold Bar about his earlier days at home with his family, his travels, and how he had to start from the bottom. Today we continue the conversa ... More >>
One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>
Stars Fitzgerald's, October 12 Even if they hadn't released an album called North, which they did this year on Dave Matthews-founded ATO Records, Stars would be difficult to mistake for as anything but Canadian. There's something both distant and friendly in their appealing blend of indie-rock and ... More >>
Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>
Human beings: acting like jerks since we killed off the pupfish.Yesterday, we touched briefly on the plight of the idiot fish, a small red fish with giant, round marbles for eyes. It's delicious, despite its odd appearance. And it's also endangered. Yet it's still sold and served across the w ... More >>
The idiot fish is endangered for a reason: It's delicious.A couple of weeks back, I enjoyed a beautiful dinner at Kubo's next to a table of hilariously drunk Japanese people boisterously eating sashimi off a giant wooden boat that acted as a centerpiece/serving tray, while my dining companion ... More >>
yourfashion.comToday is National Bird Day, and we are all gonna celebrate. Every year bird enthusiasts pick this day to promote bird watching, XTREME bird watching, bird adoption, and just plain ol' loving the unholy hell out of birds. All kidding aside, the holiday is dedicated to raising aw ... More >>
Part meltdown memoir, part essential finger pointing, Inside Job will make you seethe.
Photo by Yuri Shkoda Want proof of the butterfly effect? Okay, a volcano in Iceland erupts and half-way around the world, Houston arts organizations have to scramble. Two highly anticipated concerts were forced to change their line-ups and one theatrical piece was rescheduled - tw ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn Grayâ€‹ We like to think of the planet we live on as "Mother" Earth, a caring, nurturing parent figure who we thoughtlessly abuse. Well, we at Rocks Off don't know if you've noticed, but Mom ain't exactly helpless. In fact, sometimes she seems less like a benevolen ... More >>
As you've probably heard by now, the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano erupting in Iceland is causing some problems across the pond: EU transport ministers are to hold emergency talks by video conference on easing the volcanic ash cloud chaos paralysing air travel across Europe. Sixty-three thousan ... More >>
There are lots of fishing camps in Nunavik, Quebec's arctic region, devoted to fly fishing for arctic char. There's even an annual arctic char fishing derby in Whale Cove, in case you want to try your luck. The highly prized freshwater game fish is a traditional food of the Inuit natives and its hig ... More >>
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
Well, it's happened again. A rock star has attacked brutally attacked a poor little photographer. And no, it wasn't a member of an infamous rap group or some cracked-out ex-sex symbol with two children. It was Bjork. Iceland's favorite batshit chanteuse ripped into a photographer in a New Zealand a ... More >>
Birds, words and persona moments make up CTRL Gallerys latest exhibition
Katrina Moorhead puts the ice in Iceland
Stars' tell-all stories
This exhibit is a product of Reykjavík
The Letting Go
Saturday, February 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.
Broadcast-news veteran Linda Ellerbee wants you to Take Big Bites
Stroll the knolls with the Houston Happy Hikers
Intricate, time-intensive works go up at Sicardi Gallery
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
Yes, Olafur Eliasson takes pictures there, but don't make too much of it
Art-world darling Olafur Eliasson brings his photos to the Menil
Friday, November 21
Sunday, November 9
In this corner, weighing in at one ton of pomp, the pride of Iceland: Sigur Rós! And in this corner, the moose-wrestling Montreal maulers: Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Finally We Are No One (Fat Cat)
Plus: Driving Them Crazy, Oyster Crabbing
(Evelyn Glennie )