Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 6, 2014 It's fitting that the rooflike shelter hanging above the seats at the Woodlands Pavilion is shaped in a tent spire. Because no one has ever merged the concepts of rock and roll show and religious tent revival like Bru ... More >>
Last month, The New York Times Magazine published an essay decrying "The Pernicious Rise of Poptimism," defined by critic Saul Austerlitz as the trend among rock critics to embrace the shallow lifestyle-reporting aspects of pop culture while disregarding or distrusting "music that is about something ... More >>
Isaiah Washington had to hurt to play the D.C. sniper.
The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.
If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... More >>
Move over Bonnie and Clyde and Frank and Jesse James, you've got (alleged) multistate bank robbing company: Evie and Amelia. Yesterday Police in Gulfport, Mississippi busted 57-year-old Evie Mearlene Herrin and her 30-year-old daughter Amelia Darci Crew, both of the texas town of Cleveland, as they ... More >>
Will plead insanity
This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>
We are only less than three hours out from bringing you live-blogging coverage, right here, of this year's Academy Awards, and we are more than excited to take you through the night for every win, loss, awful dress, awesome dress, foible, and foul-up Hollywood throws our way.
Actor Charlie Sheen is either a true American hero or a drug-addicted, porn-obsessed monster, depending on who you ask. The Two and a Half Men star and one-time Oliver Stone muse was admitted to the hospital with extreme stomach pains in his most recent incident. That all came on the heels of what ... More >>
It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>
The Coen brothers take their tongues out of their cheeks for True Grit.
Marco TorresAbout ten days ago, my parents and brother came into Houston for Sunday dinner, and I noticed my brother - whom we'll call "John," because that's his name - was limping something awful. It turns out John decided to take a spin in the mosh pit at the end of the Bad Religion show I ... More >>
Bicycle Bandit: Watch out for the strollers, dudeA bike bandit is on the loose in Houston, of all places. Yes, right here in the anti-Portland, a brigand is holding up banks and making his getaway on a Schwinn.We covered him early in his spree, but he's now hit six banks in the area.As a fellow c ... More >>
Killer's tormented self gets simplified for screen.
Photos by Craig HlavatyEd. Note: This is merch from the show and not a poster from Craig's room... we think. Aftermath shook hands Thursday night with Kenny G, a man who has arguably been one of the most reviled men in pop music now nearly 30 years. Why are we bringing this up? It's not to name-d ... More >>
Kitchen pros express themselves through inked flesh, no matter how upscale the Houston restaurant.
With apologies to Warren Zevon: Keep on riding, riding, ridingTiger and Jesse JamesKeep on riding, riding, ridingAll those tattooed dames 2010 is already proving to be a banner year in celebrity implosion. The continuing saga of serial philanderer Tiger Woods was good enough, but then the news bro ... More >>
This week Texas Traveler is crossing the border. No, not that border. About two and a half hours north of the Red Rover (about eight hours north of Houston), stands a strange little state park with a history steeped in Southern folklore. Its name is Robber's Cave. Nowadays the park is known as a po ... More >>
Tom Cruise plots to kill Hitler in his latest impossible mission
The virtues of satellite radio are too numerous to list here, but besides commercial-free episodes of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem every Saturday and Sunday, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and Tom Petty's Buried Treasure all day Wednesdays and Thursdays and the dormant-but-back-soon all-Led Z ... More >>
Nashville lifer is nobody's dummy
An epic gusher strikes oil, and then some
They are the modern versions of monster stories. True Crime writers seek out such tales every day, finding them in two sentence-long police blotter blurbs, law enforcement sources lamenting the one that got away, or victims looking for justice. They pile on hours of research and interviews, buildin ... More >>
They made old movies feel new again
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
Meet Roman Blum, the next TV biker star
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Fuel your New Year's Eve with these boozy sing-along tunes
American Outlaws' parallel dimensions diminish Jesse James into a cuddly, goofy bore
Ambitious Blow explores the highs and lows of the '70s cocaine trade
Handsome Reckless Kelly might not have to sell its soul to Nashville after all
Local Jimmy "T-99" Nelson sets the blues straight
Gary Robert Williams's violent career began spectacularly 29 years ago. This is the story of how one determined U.S. marshal brought it to an end.
Powerful Clay Pigeons scores with country-style noir
A box set doesn't mean Emmylou Harris's career is done; it may mean it's just beginning
For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat