John Garcia

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    If You've Got a Ticket From One of These Four HPD Officers, Today's Your Lucky Day

    Rudolph Farias, John Garcia, Robert Manzanales and Gregory Rosa. If you've got an outstanding traffic citation from HPD, you'll want to check to see if any of these officers scrawled their name on your ticket. In light of an internal investigation into charges that the officers ran a ticket-riggin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Five Reasons to Give HPD Funding for Body Cameras

    Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is asking City Hall for $8 million to equip 3,500 police officers over three years in order to arm HPD officers with small body cameras in a bid toward police transparency. The push for department-wide body cameras is an expansion on a pilot program that beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Los Skarnales' 20-Year Bash a Show For the Ages

    Los Skarnales Fitzgerald's June 20, 2014 It was hot, crowded, loud, and borderline dangerous. And it was damn near perfect. Friday night at Fitzgerald's, Los Skarnales showcased every ounce of heart and love their bodies and souls could disseminate, giving Houston a performance that will go down as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Check Out Our Los Skarnales Family Tree

    "It was all pretty much an experiment" says John Garcia, the third original member of Desorden, the band that later evolved into Los Skarnales. "We had to borrow instruments and learned to play them as we went along. But hey, were really good at making loud noises!" And so began the desmadre that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Last Night: Kyuss Lives! & The Sword At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Kyuss Lives!, The Sword Warehouse Live September 29, 2011 The reason Aftermath always liked Kyuss was because they sounded sure of themselves, almost arrogant. They weren't timid, but cocksure. Every record we have ever owned from them, all of them, from Wretch, Blues fo ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Houston Roller Derby Gets Blocked By The Fire Marshal

    The Houston Roller Derby (here's a feature on it) had a rough night Saturday.A big crowd packed into Kicks Indoor Soccer Arena on Shepherd in the Heights for a round-robin match....and that was the problem.The Kicks facility has a legal capacity of no more than 277; maybe 900 people were in the plac ... More >>

  • Music

    November 13, 1997

    Rules of the Road

    The Latchkey Kids learn that even in rock and roll, it pays to call ahead

  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    Rude Boys

    Houston's Los Skarnales push past the language barrier