Houston's edgy restaurants and diverse museums may have drawn the attention of The New York Times, but both alternative and classic rockers, plus brawny country stars, scattered boy bands and Latin lovers, drew enough people through the turnstiles of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion that concert- ... More >>
In a recent story meeting, I mentioned The Pass & Provisions to my fellow staff writers here at the Press. Assistant music editor and all-around pop culture buff Craig Hlavaty quickly threw out there: "That sounds like a screamo band."
"In fact," he continued, "a lot of these new restaurants have n ... More >>
Back in the dark ages of Internet piracy, a Rhode Islander by the name of Joel Tenenbaum made the choice of illegally downloading/sharing music online and the mistake of getting caught. The record companies wanted to make an example out of him and nine years later, it looks like they're getting what ... More >>
Why have the assholes got to ruin it for the rest of us?
Last night, only two songs into Linkin Park's set list at the Woodlands Pavilion, a young woman directly in front of me, who had clearly drank at least half her weight in alcohol, stood up on her seat. For a few minutes, she waved her hands h ... More >>
Look, I am sure it happens. You are in a touring rock band -- a major one at that -- and the days they run together. Hours pass by and the next thing you know it's two months later, and you have maybe changed your pants twice, plus you are somehow divorced.
Last night during his band's opening set ... More >>
Tomorrow night, Incubus performs up in the Woodlands, flanked by Mutemath and Linkin Park for the 2012 Honda Civic Tour. On paper, it's a pretty odd lineup. But, at the suggestion of vocalist Brandon Boyd, we'll substitute the word 'odd' for another one: Eclectic.
As it stands, all three bands are ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseIncubus
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 30, 2011
Aftermath's dirty little theory is that Incubus is probably one of the most critically underrated modern-rock bands of the past decade. Or, they are justly compartmentalized as a blustery Southern California grou ... More >>
Jim BrickerSmith Westerns at Fitz in FebruaryThis Thursday night, Rocks Off leaves for the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Austin's Zilker Park. This year promises to be a hot one, from the killer temperatures, the constant wildfires just miles from the venue, and the mouth of Frida ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with Dan Chandler of the St. Louis rock outfit Evans Blue to find out what we could find out abut the new lead singer in 30 seconds.
Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world?
Dan Chandler: That's a hard question. I think the songs I hate are probably the most bril ... More >>
This week sees the return of Incubus with an original disc after a greatest-hits collection, Sublime's first round of music with new lead singer Rome, a set of re-imagined hits from Alkaline Trio, and and R.E.M. reissuing 1986's Life's Rich Pageant. Today also holds the debut LP of Washed Out ... More >>
Photos by RizohFlawless Escape
September 14, 2010
Flawless Escape knows how to make an entrance. The four-piece band kicked off its 2016 Mainstage show Tuesday night with the frenetic groove of "Engagement," one of their best songs yet. In an ideal world, it would be their las ... More >>
Tonight Craig's Hlist will drive all the way out the Woodlands to see Jack Johnson, one of sandal-rock's biggest superstars. He's like the Lady the Rolling Stones of sandal-rock. He's like the McDonald's of sandal-rock. He's James Taylor for people who shop at Whole Foods. He's the Sex Pistol ... More >>
This weekend Thee Armada gets a proper send-off at the band's supposed final show ever at Warehouse Live Saturday night. Armada singer Josh Caddy is moving on to another band, and his bandmates are calling it a day. Some of Houston's best alt-rock bands are opening, including The Last Place You Loo ... More >>
nicolemariella.files.wordpress.comIncubus' Brandon Boyd in his art studioAfter year-long hiatus from touring and recording, Calabasas, Calif.-based rockers Incubus have jumped back on the road to promote their first greatest-hits collection, Monuments and Melodies. The band is using the time on t ... More >>