John Henry

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    San Jose Attempting to Out-Bully Bud Selig

    The city of San Jose, California filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball last week. This doesn't concern Houston. It doesn't concern the Astros, or Jim Crane, or the Astros dwindling fan base. It is a lawsuit that has almost zero chance of success. Bu, hopefully it will do something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    White Rabbits Have Some Very Strange Ideas About Spring Break Songs

    White Rabbits aren't your run-of-the-mill hipsters. The New York Times recently likened the New York band's third album, Milk Famous, to "Radiohead's technique of surrounding a sustained vocal melody with jagged pointillism... some songs barely bother to flesh out their chords. They're all rhythm an ... More >>

  • News

    January 6, 2011

    Don't Kill the Messengers

    How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Game Time: The Decade's Five Most Lucrative Miracles

    ​First, I want to wish everybody out there a very happy holiday, and thank all of you who have read my stuff here on since I started up a couple months ago, especially those of you who leave comments (even if you think what you've just read is utter drivel, and you're telling me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Aftermath: Houston's "Fab 40" Does Abbey Road at Discovery Green

    Photos by Groovehouse​Something about these Fab 40 concerts at Discovery Green makes Aftermath swell with pride at the mere fact of being a Houstonian. Seeing several dozen musicians of every age and race on stage together recreating a landmark album note for note, all in the shadow of the skyline ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    On-The-Scenes Report From DC: It's Cold

    A few minutes ago, my 12-year-old son John Henry rang in from Washington, where he attended the Inauguration with a group from Pershing Middle School."Did you hear Senator Kennedy had a seizure?" he asked without saying hello.I had not heard that, I told him."I don't think the Inauguration was worth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    Marvin Zindler, One Year Later

    Marvin Zindler died a year ago today. My wife and I happened to catch his final report under very weird circumstances. On a whim, we decided to take our daughter and check into the Hilton Americas downtown – do that tourist in your own hometown thing. (Hey, I Pricelined the room – it was about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    U23D Marq-E = OK

    My 11-year-old son John Henry hates U2. I can’t really figure it out, since he digs Coldplay. I thought it might have something to do with South Park’s recent skewering of Bono, but if I recall correctly, he has hated U2 since long before that episode aired. A year or so back, I loaded some Josh ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007
  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Dress Blues

    Once a Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell strikes out on his own

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Taking the Family to Pico's

    So my aunt Libby is in town from Atlanta with my two cousins, 13-year-old Kevin and 14-year-old Joshua. To celebrate, my grandparents took her family and mine - my wife Jacqueline, soon-to-be-11-year-old son John Henry and two-year-old daughter Harriet out for a Mexican meal. After some debate, we s ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Stingaree Music Festival

    Hayes Carll hosts a sandy shindig in a reverse hurricane

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2007

    Rotation: Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods

    Bill Kirchen Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods Proper Records Any time Telecasting twangbanger Bill Kirchen gets together with his old boss Nick Lowe, I'm in. Recorded mostly in London with ringers like keyboardist Geraint Watkins, Hammer of the Honky Tonk Gods is a tour de force of the Kirchenist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Return of the Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax John Henry's back, and this time, it's personal. (Well, not really, but we thought it sounded good.) John Henry Lomax fans (and there are a lot of 'em), rejoice! Everyone's favorite Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon is back, and this time, he's taking on Family Guy, weird ani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    RE: Re: My Kid Is a Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax Today, John Henry learns that "teachers are people too." If you've followed us of late, you know that everyone's buzzing about our newest guest critic, John Henry Lomax, son of music editor John Nova Lomax. Some readers, such as Reg Burns, are comparing him to Andy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    Re: My Kid Is a Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax We wouldn't be surprised to see young John get his own column very soon. Turns out that the seemingly cherubic son of music critic/college football pundit John Nova Lomax is quite the critic in his own right, and man, do readers dig him. So, back by popular demand, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    My Kid Is a Ten-Year-Old Curmudgeon

    Courtesy of The Family Lomax Really, does this look like the face of a tough-as-nails critic? And now, HouStoned presents our newest critic named Lomax, and it ain't John Nova. Be sure to send him some love in the Comments section. I've heard it said and read on various message boards that I a ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2006

    The Sole of Houston

    Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Bruce Springsteen

    We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Road Signs

    Or, how I became the most wanted man in Texas

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Nile, with King Diamond and Behemoth

    Wednesday, May 18, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    I Hate It

    This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Meltdown at Fox

    Several staffers move over to Channel 39's start-up effort

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Letters 08-31-2000

    Spaced Out, We Were So Wrong, Woe to the 'Stros

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Same As the Old Boss

    A lack of Bush means a lack of news in Houston

  • Culture

    April 10, 1997

    Alone Again

    Different authors, different theaters, the same question -- how do you deal with loneliness?

  • Music

    January 25, 1996
  • Music

    June 22, 1995
  • News

    June 2, 1994

    Welcome to the Third World

    Bob Harper created a universe from trash, using only his hands, his heart, and a load of imagination

  • News

    April 7, 1994