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Information Technology Sector

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Too Far to Care

    The Old 97's revisit a Texas classic on 15th anniversary tour.

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    Hear Them Roar

    Houston's legendary punks the Latch Key Kids release a new EP after years of silence.

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Alien Force

    Man or Astro-Man? discuss their time on Earth.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Mark James: Took Hewlett-Packard for $10 Million by Posing As Big Companies

    HP: Not such a Big Deal after all.​A British citizen has been charged with conspiracy to defraud Hewlett-Packard out of $10 million by setting up phony companies to get big discounts on computers he would then resell. The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that Mark Allan James, 44, had been ch ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    The Wylie Llama for President

    The singer-songwriter on ­Michelle Bachmann, seceding from the Union, big hair and wild hogs.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Comment(s) of the Day: We Are Tasteless, and Targeted (by the Wrong People)

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Hot Saturday Night

    Roky Moon & BOLT release debut LP.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Compaq Headquarters, 20 Years Ago: The Cutting Edge Back Then

    Found on the webz: This video from 20 years ago this month, a walking tour of Compaq headquarters here in Houston. With the Presario (4 GB of RAM!!) still in the future -- and future overlord H-P in no one's thoughts -- these brave engineers entered the `90s.....wearing the fashions of the early `8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Pop Rocks: What Books Would Jesus Burn?

    ​Talk about your (mostly) lone nuts. Terry Jones, reverend of something called the Dove World Outreach Center (sounds like a rehab facility that uses soap enema therapy), is going ahead with his planned "International Burn-A-Koran Day" on September 11. This in spite of mounting criticism from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    HISD's E-Rate Report is Out, Some Mysteries Remain

    Tickets, trips, gifts to HISD board members​It's debatable what's more amazing when reading over the Bracewell & Giuliani law firm's report on ethical violations in the so-called E-rate program by Houston ISD employees and their too-tempting IT vendors -- the stuff they can verify or the alleg ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    Collision Course

    Indie-pop charmers the Wild Moccasins tighten up and toughen up on their debut LP.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Yes, Jo Koy Will Talk About His Mom This Weekend

    ​Comedian Jo Koy is having a great year, even if he isn't having a great week. He's got the flu and he's spending the holidays in airports and hotel rooms as he travels around the country doing his stand-up show. Hair Balls got to talk to him between flights, after he had just spent two hours wai ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    Overkill? No Such Thing

    Motörhead's Lemmy Kilmister has never been one to mince riffs — or words.

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hill Country Hoodoo

    No record deal, no recordings — no problem for the South Memphis String Band.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    One Of Our Turkeys Of The Year Might Be Impeached

    A state rep from Fort Worth has called for the impeachment of Sharon Keller, the chief justice of the Criminal Court of Appeals.Rep. Lon Burnam wants her taken to task for the infamous incident in 2007 where she closed the court's offices sharply at 5 pm, even though a lawyer for a Death Row inmate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Tonight: Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Woodlands native turned Austin dweller Hayes Carll had an up-and-down year in 2008. His first Lost Highway release, Trouble In Mind, garnered worldwide attention. As he relaxed in the Ozarks with his in-laws before heading to Warehouse Live for tonight's gig with Band of Heathens and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Peekaboo Theory

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com.   Mark C. Austin To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Don't Work -- It's Cyber Monday!

    Thought the holiday uber-shopping craze was limited to Black Friday? Welcome to Cyber Monday.Admittedly, the day was first a gimmick by Shop.org (they coined the term back in 2005), but over the years, more and more stores have jumped on board and as many as 82% of online retailers are offering spec ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Miss Mykie

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Sometimes, just for fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Jim Jones Jamboree

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. We saw Jim Jones Jambor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    This Just In: You(genious) Not Dead, Is Awesome

    Every "Atomic Dog" has his day: You(genious) and George Clinton. Woof! Photos by anotherlevelphotography.com There were rumors floating around this week that You(genious), Houston's parenthetical Misfit of R&B, had died during Hurricane Ike. We gave him a call and he took a few minutes to address ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Artist of the Week, San Antonio Edition: Audiotap (and Mathew Barker)

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Like everyone else ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Jewel Rifle

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Three months typically ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Kenika

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Don’t front, you prob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2008

    Rock the Bayou Preview: Bret Michaels Talks About Wrecking His Ferrari, C.C. DeVille, the "Bang Bus" and More

    Anyone who’s been paying attention may have picked up on this, but we’re kinda big fans of glam-metal bad-asses Poison. Ever since we were kids, we’ve dreamed of being on tour with them. Imagine Thor standing atop of gigantic mountain of beautiful betties he’s just bedded, rocking out on a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Hell's Engine

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. As our regular readers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Niho

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Once again, we rece ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    X-Clan's Brother J Drops Some Knowledge

    Revolution Through Evolution

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2007

    Proletariat’s Denise Ramos: “It Just Didn’t Make Sense for Me to Keep Dealing with This”

    Photo by Matt Marrand A typically packed Rock Box crowd stuffs the Proletariat, circa 2005 Since opening in September 2002, the Proletariat has been both neighborhood bar for the Richmond/Montrose crowd and the place for Pitchfork readers across the Houston area to see the bands they’ve been rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Q&A: Linus Pauling Quartet

    Rosa Guerrero Editor’s note: this is an expanded version of Nicholas L. Hall’s interview with the Linus Pauling Quartet that appears as this week’s Music feature. The band releases their LP All Things are Light tonight at Proletariat with Mathletes, the Jonx and Jenny Westbury. Houston Pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Lance Bass’s Gay Odyssey

    Out of Sync, the new memoir from former 'N Sync member, failed cosmonaut and gay American Lance Bass, came out last week. (It's surprisingly good.) Over the phone from New York, where he's living while starring as Corny Collins in the Broadway musical Hairspray, speaking in a slight Southern twang, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Big State, Big Ideas

    Just when those blisters from the Austin City Limits festival have finally gone away, here’s another nearby multi-day, multi-stage musical happening. Saturday and Sunday’s Big State Festival at College Station’s Texas World Speedway (plenty of tickets available) is aimed squarely at the big-ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Chingo Bling vs. La Migra

    If you’ve been cruising the area around the South Loop and South Wayside Drive in the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably seen a billboard with the rather blunt slogan “They Can’t Deport Us All.” That’s popular Houston rapper Chingo Bling’s provocative means of promoting his new Warn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2007

    City of Angels

    We talked last week with Los Angeles urban expert Joel Kotkin, author of a study for the Greater Houston Partnership on how to keep Houston growing. Kotkin told the GHP (Houston’s version of the chamber of commerce) they should not follow other cities who have tried to attract “the elite” – ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Mark Germino

    In the span of four weeks back in 1984, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Mark Germino were all signed to major label record deals. Historically this watershed event was a reaction to the Urban Cowboy phase running out of steam and has been humorously dubbed "the Great Nashville Credibil ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Shock and Rawrb

    Psychostick's Notorious R.O.B.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2007

    Sound Check with Ligion

    Ligion (center) was on stage last night with Saliva Hard rock band Ligion was in Corpus Christi last night; it was the first night of their 45-city tour supporting Saliva. During Saliva's set Josey Scott (Saliva's lead vocalist) went over to the wings and pulled Ligion (that's the lead singer a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Singing with Giants

    Fun and games with Austin's Hickoids

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Rhythm, No Blues

    J Poncio's debut CD

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Guitar Shorty

    As a young man, Houston born Guitar Shorty was a sideman on shows with artists like BB King, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. But once he became a solo artist, opening spots became harder for him to land. Guitar Shorty spoke with the Houston Press about his new CD We the People. Houston Pre ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Reincarnation

    Compaq Center becomes the Lakewood International Center

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Bright Lights, Bridge City

    The PC Cowboys, the world's only politically correct country band, speak in a Press exclusive

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Participatory Sporting Event

    Houston Marathon, www.compaqhoustonmarathon.com

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