If you liked -- or at least couldn't stop watching -- Sen. Ted Cruz read Dr. Seuss in the U.S. Senate, have we got a video treat for you. Before he was influencing the Texas primary without even being on the ballot, he was already irritating his fellow Republicans with a fake filibuster that allowed ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>
The multifaceted show at the Menil, curated by Toby Kamps, offers an overabundance of riches.
The look on my face when I couldn't hear "Temporary Secretary" on Rdio.This past week, Paul McCartney's team pulled most of his catalog - including his works with Wings - off streaming music sites such as Rdio, Rhapsody, Spotify and MOG. Listeners are now deprived of Band On the Run, Back To ... More >>
The CAMH presents the first major museum survey of Stan VanDerBeek's pioneering works.
Marco TorresCarlos Hernandez and Los Skarnales' Felipe Galvan at Cactus Music's "Day of the Dead" opening last year.Today is Tax Day (boo), but it's also payday for a lot of people, which comes in handy because tomorrow is Record Store Day. In a few short years, RSD has become one of the bigg ... More >>
John Cage is playing a cactus. Your argument is irrelevant. Last year at Free Press Summer Fest, we saw Stars haul out this little thingy that was basically a tiny keyboard with a mouthpiece you could blow into. It was the first time we'd ever seen a melodica played live. Since then, Rocks O ... More >>
Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.
Sex toys get hand doc in trouble
Christopher Felver/John Cage Trust/ Berkshire Review ArchiveIn the United Kingdom, singles that are No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart the week before Christmas are for some reason called Christmas No. 1s - we can't imagine why. It's something of an honor to our friends across the pond. The Beatle ... More >>
Plus: Band of (Jonas) Brothers
Although we recently discovered how to access the primitive version of Facebook on our non-iPhone (so watch out), Rocks Off generally lives in an Internet-free bubble outside the office. And happily so, so it took until Monday's late local news for us to see - and subsequently laugh our fool head ... More >>
Houston artist Dale Stewart died Monday at age 34. He was brilliant, and he was my friend for more than two years.Dale was fascinated by the world, and that made him a fascinating person. His obsessions were too many to count. He loved his family, adored his little girls Anna and Kate beyond all mea ... More >>
The German artist inspires a concert by Sarah Rothenberg and company
The CAMH showcases jazz on paper
A brief history of musicians giving it away
Local artist leads gallery talk on Robert Rauschenberg
Four artists share their guilty, and not-so-guilty, pleasures
The Fiery Furnaces' Blueberry Boat has indie rockers confused: Are the brother and sister hacks, geniuses or somehow both?
Local act Priest in Shit keeps it avant
IBP celebrates its tenth anniversary with Meat/BAR
Saturday, October 12
A documentary delves into theera of electronic music
Stephen Keene makes art for the masses. Is that a bad thing?
April 9 - 15, 1998
"Experimental" doesn't quite describe Flaming Lips' Zaireeka
A new boxed set gives minimalist Steve Reich maximum exposure
DJ Scott Sommers celebrates two decades of (sometimes) inspired clatter
Houston's indie record entrepreneurs do it for the love of the music. Of course, they don't mind moving a few units, either.
Kenneth Goldsmith makes words art, and art words
Peter Martins' Waltz Project gets its Houston debut
Houston descends into musical chaos