In my eyes, one of most underrated rock albums of the past decade has been Electric Six's Fire, released in May 2003. It remains a solid set of thirteen, smutty, decadent rock cuts, and personally I find it hard to find a favorite after all these years.
"Gay Bar", "She's White", "Naked Pictures (O ... More >>
Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>
Anne Rice, the author of horror classics like Interview With The Vampire and the Witching Hour, turns 71 today. She's a talented and complicated lady that all goths owe a debt to for recreating the vampire as a lonely, Miltonian figure that was at home in seats of elegance or on a rock and roll stag ... More >>
On June 26 of this year someone edited the Wikipedia page of former Drowning Pool lead singer Dave Williams to add in the following note: "A common rumor is that he drowned himself in a pool, hence the band's name." That's such a silly notion it seems hard to believe anyone really spreads that idea ... More >>
And just like that, your Halloween festivities just got all the more freakier with the announcement that gruesome twosome Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are coming to Houston on October 30.
Gross, that means Halloween is on a Wednesday.
The concert at Reliant Arena will be the first Bayou City dat ... More >>
What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing.
Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>
Thirty years ago this week, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit No. 1 on the charts with their duet, "Ebony and Ivory." The song spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the past three decades as a joke.
Perhaps history's most hackneyed call for racial harmony (which, admittedly, ... More >>
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
April 21, 2012
See lots more Buzzfest action in our slideshow.
Buzzfest has evolved beyond a local live-music institution at this point. It's closer to a rite of passage, a biannual keystone concert event for Houston's great, eager suburban hordes. S ... More >>
Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>
Photos by James BrickerApparently, the members of Korn are of the mentality that if you can't beat 'em, you join 'em. And not in a sheepish, let's-get-in-line-behind-these-trendsetters way. No, no. They have the ability to see what's working for others and capitalize on it while stepping to t ... More >>
Photos by Matthew Keever
Seventeen years after its inception, Korn still managed to sell out the Verizon Wireless Theater on Sunday night for the 2010 Jagermeister Music Tour. Most bands could only dream of continuing to sell-out venues for two decades, but a look at Korn's fan base, which ranges ... More >>