"Excuse me, but do you hear that too? Is that people having sex? What the hell is that noise?" A large group of men in suits has just entered a small downtown bar, and they're looking around with confusion, presumably puzzled by the voices drowning out Pimp C's rapping. As eerily similar as the lat ... More >>
It's the split between hip and trendy.
Year after year after year, Houston nurtures and cultivates its music scene. It has grown into substantial force, arguably as powerful and diverse as it's ever been, with legitimate talent in just about every branch or genre. Accordingly, the city is flush with venues to see said talent, be it wel ... More >>
Four years of being The Nightfly.
Jury rejects $12 million claim
Notsuoh.comDowntown's weirdest bar lives on.The $12,000,000 and 47 cent personal injury lawsuit against Jim Pirtle, Melissa Bosch and their Notsuoh bar is over, and the bar owners won't have to pay a dime. After several days of testimony last week, jurors found Friday that attorney Donna Rot ... More >>
Everything is art at downtown's indie compound of Dean's and Notsuoh...especially the people.
Video by Daniel Kramer and Monica Fuentes In this week's feature on the homeless and their prized possessions, we speculated that some, though certainly not all or even most of them, might subscribe to Kris Kristofferson's dictum: "Freedom's just another word for nothin' left to lose." How else to ... More >>
Photo courtesy notsuoh.comNot-sued-oh no longerLast February Hair Balls reported on a bizarre pre-dawn incident at downtown nightclub/art space Notsuoh in which a highly intoxicated man allegedly fell out of one the upper floors of the building at 316 Main. That man, now identified as Nathan Fis ... More >>
Opera in the Heights is presenting its final performance of Il Tabarro and Pagliacci this Saturday. The shows, by Giacomo Puccini and Giuseppe Adami respectively, premiered in the 1890s but still have a heck of a punch. Houston Press arts writer D. L. Groover said of the shows, "Puccini and Leonc ... More >>
Another week and yet another clash of the sorta-titans, wherein we pit some of Houston's best and brightest music luminaries against each other in brutal mortal combat. This week we will briefly take a step away from the burgeoning Bayou City indie scene to spotlight two of the town's radio perso ... More >>
The 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase in 300 minutes or less.
Chris GrayFive hours is not a long time. It is if you're driving from Houston to Texarkana or Uvalde, maybe. But when hopscotching all over downtown trying to take in as much of the Houston Press Music Awards showcase as you can until your feet and your ears cry uncle, those 300 minutes go by in ... More >>
Inside the CAMH, the works of "No Zoning" lose their power.
In a move long telegraphed but never consummated, Notsuoh owner Jim Pirtle has reportedly made good on his threats to sell the venerable downtown hipster haunt, but not to a greedy developer looking to build luxury housing or some chic mandatory dress-code bar. Rocks Off has learned that Tom Wilson ... More >>
25 facts about Houston's biggest show
As usual for one of Jim Pirtle's parties above NoTsuOh on Main near Allen's Landing, this one extended beyond the night and into the morning. Local musician Greg Wood was there, upstairs near one of the windows. Sometime between five and six AM Sunday, he heard a commotion coming from the street."It ... More >>
Here we go again, folks. The weekly Notsuoh Realtors Watch went on high alert yesterday upon this MySpace blog by the landmark scene-spot's owner, Jim Pirtle: my phone was out of commission for a week and yesterday morning I hear this loud knocking on my plywood....i go down stairs and my real est ... More >>
If you happened to have read the latest post on Notsouh’s MySpace blog, you may be hysterics right about now. It seems owner/curator Jim Pirtle fielded an offer this morning from a wealthy investment banker to buy the venerable downtown landmark for the sum of at least $2.8 million, as stated in t ... More >>
The next couple of weeks were shaping up as a big one for Super Happy Fun Land. Hell, it was looking to be a great week for music lovers in the city of Houston, as some 60 or 70 or more of the nation and world’s top up-and-coming bands had booked shows between March 7 and March 17 at the newly-rel ... More >>
Racket and the new guy take the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase plunge
Racket again ventures downtown in search of musical serendipity
I Love You Baby Office Christmas Party
Downtown's alive again -- thanks in part to a pioneering artist named Pirtle
Jerker doesn't have a big costume budget
Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs
Let's do like the Texans and punk Dallas
Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes
Nestor Topchy deconstructs his TemplO
Alternative dance mecca Numbers gets into the swing of things
If Richie Hubscher couldn't be the Houston Ballet's prince in white tights, then he would be the dark angel of the Easy Credit Theater
The leader of the Vulgarians makes a fashion statement
The in crowd loves downtown. But the weirdos got there first.
Zocalo Theater takes its act on the long and winding road