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 >>
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 >>
How bike couriers plan to survive the internet age.
First, I want to wish everybody out there a very happy holiday, and thank all of you who have read my stuff here on HoustonPress.com 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 >>
Photos by GroovehouseSomething 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Once a Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell strikes out on his own
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 >>
Hayes Carll hosts a sandy shindig in a reverse hurricane
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Or, how I became the most wanted man in Texas
Wednesday, May 18, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe
Several staffers move over to Channel 39's start-up effort
Spaced Out, We Were So Wrong, Woe to the 'Stros
A lack of Bush means a lack of news in Houston
Different authors, different theaters, the same question -- how do you deal with loneliness?
Bob Harper created a universe from trash, using only his hands, his heart, and a load of imagination