See more with Michael Sweet in this week's issue of the Houston Press. In the 1980s, contemporary Christian music was on the cusp of accepting a nice little jolt of electricity for headbangers everywhere. That jolt of electricity, my friends, was Stryper. They burst onto the scene and have since p ... More >>
Michael Sweet explains what Stryper learned from Judas Priest and Van Halen.
Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>
After taking a tumble, Mickey Gilley is back onstage.
I thought I imagined it at first, or was suffering the onset of hallucinations brought upon by sleep deprivation, strong drink, and three consecutive nights of watching Steven Tyler undress the audience with his eyes. But for maybe the first time since Season 10 of Idol began, I actually rewo ... More >>
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 >>
We've reached the quarterfinal stage of the World Cup, and some big names have already been unceremoniously booted after early round losses. Not many people were surprised at France's exit, and The USA and England were lucky to make the Round of 16 in the first place. But Italy, the reigning ... More >>
Finesilver hosts three gallery-specific installations
Houston's Unity Church hosts the former megachurch preacher who wrote, "God Is Not a Christian"
The MFAH puts on a watershed exhibition of works by Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom
San Antonio's Boxcar Satan rumbles in from the west with its punk-roots noise
Meet the New Pornographers, who change genres as often as porn stars change partners
Phil Arms once saved Ron Garner from a life of sin. Garner tried to return the favor when confronted with evidence of the preacher's drug use. But Arms viewed it as just a Judas kiss.
A trip back to Houston for Rodney Crowell is a trip back in honky-tonk time