High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>
6400 featuring DJ Xcess: Sat., December 7, 9 p.m., $10. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston, 713-526-6551. Arcade Fire: Wed., April 9, 7:30 p.m., $30.50 to $60.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., Spring, 281-363-3300. The Beach Boys: Sat., January 18, 8 p.m., $59.50. Arena The ... More >>
Go to any live-music event and there will be signs of drug use of some sort in the crowd. Even sitting among the well-heeled gentry of the opera, there's bound to be one guy who smoked a fatty in his Mercedes before the first aria. Even if you can't locate him (clue: he smells fantastic), you'll fin ... More >>
One of Time magazine's Top 100 English-language novels of the last century, the late David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest is a gargantuan book. Its cutting, comedic views cover a broad swath of American life, but focus on family dysfunction, chemical dependency, depression, entertainment saturation ... More >>
B L A C K I E: Tue., May 1. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Beat Connection, White Arrows: Fri., June 22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Eric Benét, Ledisi: Thu., July 5. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Guitar Shorty: Sat., June 2. The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, 5731 K ... More >>
Craig's Hlist stopped making New Year's Eve resolutions the older and more stubborn we got. We normally don't quit or change things forever unless we are forced to do so. ('Sup, ladies?) This makes it hard for us to keep any New Year's Eve resolutions. If anything, it's easier to change organ ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerCheetah ChromeBatusis feat. Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Mango's December 10, 2010 "Everything was as it always had been ... the years were a mirage and there had been no years," E.B. White once wrote, describing the collapse of time. This is what Batusis effor ... More >>
Chuck Prophet's ¡Let Freedom Ring!: Political songs for nonpolitical people.
anythingaboutcars.comThe 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. Please keep your drooling to a minimum. The drinking stops tonight. Rocks Off is joining 30,000 other crazy, hardy souls to run the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Half Marathon this Sunday. (We're running the half - it's only our second race ... More >>
While doing our usual hunt for interesting acts coming to Houston in the next few weeks, Lonesome Onry and Mean came across some great stuff coming to Continental Club and McGonigel's Mucky Duck. The brainy, always quirky Jonathan Richman will be at the Continental Saturday, January 29. An origianl ... More >>
Akron/Family, Warpaint: Tue., Feb. 23. Walter's on Washington. The Beach Boys: Fri., March 19. Jones Hall. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Fri., Feb. 26. Continental Club. The Boxmasters: Fri., Dec. 18. Fitzgerald's. Dark Star Orchestra: Thu., March 4. House of Blues. Eddie Griffin: Sat., Jan ... More >>
Daniel Johnston 2.0, full-on rock record, iPhone app and all.
Thursday, August 24, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999
Goring another of music's sacred cows
Why so many Houston music groups self-destruct right on the brink of having it made
Tuesday, October 11, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.
The timeless Jonathan Richman comes to the Continental
Get a girl in record time, then get another one
...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.
Dear Lord, please stop the Stingification of Beck
Drifter's Craig Feazel hates jam bands, Ryan Adams, radio and a lot of other stuff
Jonny Polonsky knows that a little larceny never hurt rock and roll
Austin's Kathy McCarty fleshes out the naked emotion of Daniel Johnston's songs
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