I was at a Holiday Inn in Las Cruces, New Mexico the night Buddy Ryan threw a punch at Kevin Gilbride. Sitting on the bed, eating fast food, watching the Oilers and Jets on Sunday Night Football. And I knew things would never be the same. I'd been in Europe for most of that football season, working ... More >>
Monster Magnet Fitzgerald's, December 3 They don't make too many rock bands like Monster Magnet anymore, but maybe they don't need to. Such clear descendents of Deep Purple you can almost see the smoke on the water -- though we bet "Highway Star" is more their speed -- Dave Wyndorf's New Jersey-bas ... More >>
If you grew up loving country music at all (like us), you may well have turned on a country station in the past year or two and been appalled. But between the rise of Taylor Swift, the collapse of rock radio, and the general dumbing down of our social-media-mad culture, country music has emerged as ... More >>
Originally from El Paso, the Dirty River Boys wanted a name that best described not only where they come from, but also the sound they produce. The band's simple licks and Southern-fried acoustic performance can best be described as a ragged vibe that straddles the borders between Bluegrass, outlaw ... More >>
Ace Hood & Twista: Sun., April 7, 6 p.m., $45-$100. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. All the Dead Pilots: With Fault, A Traitor at Heart., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allah-Las: With Infinite ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Beth BurtonWe try real hard to avoid metal bands here in the old What's in a Name? column. We still haven't forgiven Owl Witch for the abs ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerIn the Club: Former Mink bartenders (and Roky Moon & BOLT bandmates) Aaron Echegaray and Mike Hardin at Mango'sWhile much of Texas is on fire, some of the smoke has cleared after a rather turbulent weekend. What began with last Thursday's sale of The Mink and continued ... More >>
Pillow Fight! Uh, we mean, Conference USA football! We suppose that everything has its less-than-stellar companion. However, Conference USA's ugly twin is really freaking gross. The best games involving C-USA programs in 2011 are something to look forward to. The worst games? Never. Serio ... More >>
Nikki Araguz, formerly Justin Purdue, clashes with family over her late husband's legacy.
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.
For most of the spring and summer, a souped-up squad of 100 ATF agents was running all over Houston and South Texas doing everything possible to slow the raging river of guns illegally flowing into Mexico.Agents followed up old leads, tracked down new ones, made scores of arrests, confiscated hun ... More >>
Friday, November 18, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.
For New Mexico-bred singer-songwriter Eric Hisaw, the move to Austin is just starting to pay
Thursday, August 28
Chile peppers, propane burners and poor public relations add up to a smoke screen at Chuy's
In prison, getting involved can mean permanent isolation