How a quiet kid from Copperfield morphed into today's most enigmatic rapper.
Who is Riff Raff? Rap Game Stephen Hawking or 21st-century minstrel? Not so long ago, he was just a huge Vanilla Ice fan from Copperfield who may or may not have graduated from Langham Creek High School. One thing is for sure: the former Horst Simco from Houston's northwestern outskirts -- now a tat ... More >>
If you've spent any kind of time on the Internet, chances are something Shea Serrano has written, drawn or created has made you smile. The 32-year-old South Houston middle-school teacher writes and illustrates for several different outposts -- our sister papers Village Voice and LA Weekly, Grant ... More >>
Ed. Note: This is part of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly's coverage of the Coachella festival's just-concluded second weekend. We told you earlier about the ways folks try to sneak drugs into Coachella. Also, we told you about how to avoid trouble with the police. But what if, despite yo ... More >>
The Houston Press has been sold to a new holding company -- Voice Media Group -- by its previous owner, Village Voice Media Holdings, it was announced today. Christine Brennan, who for 19 years was executive managing editor at VVMH, will be the executive editor of the new company. The new company ... More >>
We're issuing a belated thank you to everyone who came out to The Distillery back in April for the 2012 Houston Press Burger Bracket, and another round of congratulations for the winner -- Bernie's Burger Bus. Why? Because our Burger Bracket -- now in its second year -- was identified as "one of the ... More >>
The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.
If you follow along here at Wine Time, you know that we frequently cover Natural wine and the vitriol-fueled debate on Natural wine that often eclipses the wines themselves (and we have written about Natural wine in Texas here). The stakes in the Natural dialectic just got higher. Last month, a Eur ... More >>
See also our EDC slideshows: Day 1, and another Day 2 Day 3 Sure, we have our issues with the predictability of Electric Daisy Carnival's lineup this year: With the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta and Afrojack on the bill, it was about as surprising as taxes. The talent seemed to reflect Coachella ... More >>
[Update at 2:48 a.m]: EDC is over for the night. Organizers are waiting for crowds to thin out before making an official announcement. More details and older updates at the bottom. Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas was shut down late Saturday night/early Sunday morning as a result of high winds ... More >>
See also: Our Complete Coachella Coverage Dance music is coming to an arena near you: Kaskade will be the first DJ ever to play L.A.'s Staples Center (July 27). And mainstream concert promoters such as Live Nation are diving into the electronic dance explosion. Electric Daisy Carnival, which is be ... More >>
Rocks Off is pleased to tell our readers that this weekend we will be running coverage from the Electric Daisy Carnival, one of the largest electronic-music festivals in the world and the largest in the U.S., as it takes over the Las Vegas Motor Speedway over there in Sin City all weekend. Last year ... More >>
Sunday, our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly trekked out to the desert for one more day -- ed. By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favor ... More >>
The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.
Cupcake fans in Los Angeles lined up around the block this past weekend to get their Sprinkles fix. But they weren't lined up for a new Sprinkles store; they were lined up for Sprinkles' new cupcake vending machine. Or, as Sprinkles is referring to the device, its new ACM: automatic cupcake machine. ... More >>
Former Black Flag frontman, public speaker, actor, and author Henry Rollins has a regular blog he writes for our sister blog, LA Weekly's West Coast Sound, in which he delves into current events and sometimes gives us musical history lessons. This week's blog, entitled "Justice, Texas Style", featur ... More >>
Etta James, whose fiery voice helped influences generations of R&B singers, has died at the age of 73, after a long bout with leukemia. James, known best for her ballad "At Last", had been ill for sometime, and had went home to be with family just a few weeks ago around the holidays. Accord ... More >>
Tuesday's news that a homeless woman had been arrested for "offering BJs" in exchange for Chicken McNuggets at an L.A.-area McDonald's sunk the whole fast food-crime genre to a new low. For years, there have been an increasing number of weird and silly fast food-related crimes, but this latest one w ... More >>
Anthony Bourdain is a man who requires little introduction. The author of Kitchen Confidential -- the book published almost exactly 10 years ago, which catapulted him to fame -- and host of popular TV shows like A Cook's Tour and No Reservations, Bourdain is the prototypical bad-boy chef, Marco Pier ... More >>
Gram Rabbit's psych-disco twang
Note to lonesome L.A. cowboys (hangin' out and hangin' on): DO NOT put your too-trite, beat-up, scuffed-up, working-man's boots on the cover of your CD. Ditto your two-tone cowboy boots. LA tonky David Serby has the Dwight Yoakam look nailed on his second album, Honkytonk and Vine, right down t ... More >>
One of Hollywood's top cooking stars is moving to Houston