Not to brag, but I've got a copy of the new Hates album, People's Temple, and it is (as usual) a fantastic little CD that every punk fan in Houston should own. We're still waiting on a confirmed release party at Cactus, but before that happens there's a song on the disc we want to talk about, "Do th ... More >>
Sometime between this day and January 15 in 1947, a young woman named Elizabeth Short was brutally murdered in Hollywood. She was nicknamed The Black Dahlia in the papers, who portrayed the 23-year-old aspiring actress as a midnight-party prowler who brought about her own demise through her wanton w ... More >>
It's a big week for steampunk enthusiasts.
First of all, today is the 287th birthday of Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, the man who built the first self-propelled, steam-powered vehicle. He invented his three-wheeled fardier à vapeur in 1769, and went on to build progressively more complex and better model ... More >>
Today marks the last known murder by the infamous Jack the Ripper, that of a prostitute named Mary Jane Kelly the Ripper brutally mutilated in 1888. What happened to Jack after the death of Kelly has never been discovered, whether he died, emigrated out of England, or was imprisoned on other ... More >>
www.cookingchanneltv.comBeer in a Ball. The Food Network and Cooking Channel have turned me into a couch potato. I wouldn't get up at 4 a.m. to watch the royal wedding, but I'll burn the midnight oil watching episode after episode of Iron Chef America and Unique Eats. Imagine my delight when ... More >>
Local favorites the Wild Moccasins embark on a six-week European tour this weekend. Rocks Off knows how daunting international travel can be, especially when you're on a multi-country blitzkrieg that exposes you to numerous languages and many differing cultural mores in a relatively short per ... More >>
Tonight at Miller Outdoor Theatre, a group of musicians will play Pink Floyd's legendary album Dark Side of the Moon live, in its entirety, with each and every instrument that was used to record it back in 1972-'73.
With 45 million copies sold, Dark Side is still the third best-selling album ... More >>
Despicable Me, starring the voice of Steve Carrell, tells the tale of someone who's very despicable. Truly despicable.On the other hand, the character meets up with a couple of cute kids, and it's a cartoon, so we're guessing there's some redemption in the end.There's no redemption for the following ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyDash Beardsley starts the tour.Dash Beardsley is a legend, both in his own mind, and in real life. The Robert Plant look-alike, owner and operator of Ghost Tours of Galveston, shows up for tours wearing a floor-length black duster, silver rings on every finger, and sun ... More >>
Photo courtesy of heraldpostA faulty anesthesia machine, a dog that nearly escaped during euthanasia, poor lighting, and a busted air conditioning system were among BARC's surgery room problems highlighted in an intra-office e-mail, according to newly released public records.
"One of the [anesthesi ... More >>