John Philip Sousa

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Build-A-Bar: Fernet Branca

    Sometimes, the most boring containers have the most interesting contents.​Fernet Branca is not for everyone. In fact, I think there's a fair argument to be made that Fernet Branca is not for most people. It usually gets a visceral reaction on first taste. I've seen it firsthand. My reaction up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Das Racist: Deconstructing The Rappers' References

    ​Over the past two years, Das Racist has been a Pitchfork favorite and highly revered for their witty, perhaps smarmy delivery of mostly historical and pop-culture references. The duo - trio if you include their hypeman, Dap, and quartet if you include their hypeman's hypeman, Lakutis - is com ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    A New Official State Song for Texas?

    A case for a new — or different, anyway — state song

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    This Just In: H-Town Remains Soul City

    Surely it was no coincidence. A packed house at Walter’s Friday night – and I mean packed, as in the maximum occupancy certificate of 135 was more of a guideline than a rule, though there was still (barely) enough room to get to the bar and merch booth - was still buzzing about the vivacious gyp ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Tech? No!

    An imaginary history of electronic music

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Ready for Some Football?

    The Houston Symphony sure is

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Bach to the Sax

    Catalyst breaks classical barriers

  • Calendar

    September 26, 1996
  • Culture

    January 26, 1995

    Fresh Milk

    A gay martyr gets a breath of life from Houston Grand Opera