Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>
There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.
I really don't like "guy talk." I'm sure there is a place for it on radio. Hell, there's a place for shows about pretty much anything you like when you combine terrestrial and satellite radio. But, what makes "guy talk" so insidious is that it masquerades as sports talk simply because, well clearly ... More >>
What we are told is "The Gold Room" is actually a home in a quiet neighborhood in southwest Houston. It takes a few wrong turns and repeat passes by a darkened warehouse before we figure this out. This is where we find ourselves watching local rap group H.I.S.D., made up of guy trio Equality, Savvi ... More >>
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
Some weeks, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? E-mail their particulars firstname.lastname@example.org. It's been a bit since we've had an ... More >>
Six bad reasons to move there.
Twitter giveth and Twitter taketh away. Especially when you're colossally stupid about it. Lamar University student Mahogany Mason-Kelly, 20, learned that lesson when she tweeted the message to the right. "I still gotta warrant in pearland..those pigs will NEVER catch me!!!...Never!!!" she tweeted ... More >>
Houston Baptist University took another step towards becoming a football program today by naming a head coach. He is Vic Shealy, who most recently was defensive coordinator at Kansas, a team that went winless in conference play and whose staff was thus replaced. Shealy also has coached at Richmond ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Our second installment of Houston connections in the recently published second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music is a truly monumental list of writers, performers and performances that show that while Houston may not have been the musical business center that Nashville became, the Bayou C ... More >>
Yep, that apple fell right by the tree.It's not easy being the son of a legend, and then trying to follow in said legend's footsteps into the exact same vocation of choice. Pat Knight knows this. His father, Bobby Knight, garnered 902 career wins as a head coach. He also had dozens of epic ... More >>
GUARANTEE: This post contains no Weiner puns. Really. The Anothony Weiner mini-scandal -- which isn't so much a scandal as it is another privileged male being an utter idiot when it comes to sex -- has its Texas connection. It's Meagan Broussard, a Lamar University nursing student, who is proving ... More >>
"Comes a Time," live at Farm Aid 1986 at Manor Downs racetrack near Austin Both Rocks Off Sr. and Jr. are pretty pumped for tomorrow night's Neil Young show at Jones Hall, and have the over/under on the number of guitars he uses at eight. We combed the Internet for a little bit this morning and cam ... More >>
Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>
The MFAH showcases an artist of limited talents
Heads you lose, tails you lose
...is not quite what you'd expect
John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart
Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards
Galveston prosecutors say David Hisey stole more than $700,000 from his elderly parents, murdered them, then lived with their dead bodies. David says he did what his parents wanted.
The theft of his trailer capped a bad week for John Evans
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art
When Kyle Rutherford scored a touchdown, his parents cheered. When he threw a strike, they dreamed of college glory. And when he was benched, they took his high school to federal court.
When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity
Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!
Fried fish, jazz and Zappa memorabilia: Consume mass quantities
Need a baseball fix? Hop over to Beaumont for Kerfeld's Frogs