This Saturday night at Fitzgerald's, Houston's Venomous Maximus releases what is the best metal album to come out of Texas in a long, long time. Maybe too long. Beg Upon the Light has already begun to wash upon the metal music press in the past few weeks.
This is the band's first full-length LP, c ... More >>
Adios to Mike Campion of Gene's Addiction, who is leaving after Friday's show to check out the glamorous Kiss cover scene in Vegas, where Gene's performed in a contest in front of Kiss themselves earlier this year. Good luck to Mike, but first he's got one more show with Gene's at our "Cocktails & C ... More >>
This ain't honky-tonk: Presented by They, Who Sound and Signal To Noise, Baltimore-based composer and avant-garde steel guitarist Susan Alcorn performs three sets starting 8 p.m. tonight at 14 Pews (800 Aurora): One solo, and two in trios with David Dove (trombone) and Damon Smith (bass), and Jo Bir ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterHayes Carll (left) and Craig Kinsey go down the road.Sideshow Tramps
September 9, 2011
If Aftermath doesn't have to be at the office first thing in the morning, sometimes we let our personal hygiene slide a little. Some days stretch well into the afternoon ... More >>
Back in 2008, Houston premier pop string quartet Two Star Symphony was tapped to provide the soundtrack for the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre's ballet version of Shakespeare's most bloody work, Titus Andronicus. The play is pretty much Julius Caesar as conceived by Eli Roth, featuring mutilati ... More >>
Dawn McGeeSee more photos from Thursday's premiere in our slideshow.
Rocks Off will admit we were skeptical going into Thursday night's premiere of Honky Tonk Blood at the River Oaks Theatre. It's not so much that we thought the idea of a black comedy set in the Houston music scene was dubio ... More >>
Two Star Symphony on FacebookThis week Rocks Off got a hot tip from our pal Jason that the venerable Two Star Symphony would be playing an evening gig out in Houston's western territories. It had been a good while since we'd seen the local string quartet, and with our Spidey Sense tingling ab ... More >>
Photos by Melissa NobleLeft-right: Johnny Falstaff, Jo Bird, Carly WolfLonesome Onry and Mean is a huge fan of Elvis Costello's Spectacle TV show. It would be wrong to say there was a "best" night, but our favorite is the Renee Fleming episode. Fleming, New York's reigning Metropolitan Opera ... More >>