Amidst the hoopla of "Johnny Football, Part Two" and the carnage of the box set of back breaking turnovers that Matt Schaub is assembling, the Rockets quietly opened training camp this week with arguably their best assembly of talent since the mid 90's. Indeed, a new age of Rockets basketball begi ... More >>
The Appleseed Cast Fitzgerald's July 12, 2013 Friday night in Houston was a lover of the blues' wet dream, with several roadshow options from that genre to choose from. John Mayer was doing his thing at the Woodlands Pavilion, while Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks were tearing down the joint at Hou ... More >>
What will the second half bring?
The Rockets kick off the second half of the 2011-2012 season tonight. I'm not sure how many of you care about this. The acres of empty seats at Toyota Center lead me to believe that fewer of you care than Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey and Leslie Alexander would have hoped for. Television ratings indicat ... More >>
Photos by Neph BasedowWhile many of our fellow Rocks Off cohorts had already left for Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest by Friday, we stuck around to catch Lawrence, Kansas pop-duo Mates of State, who were slated to perform at the fest later that weekend. Though (sadly) there were no Ryan Gosling si ... More >>
Indie-pop charmers the Wild Moccasins tighten up and toughen up on their debut LP.
Gov't Mule main man Warren Haynes swears he takes time off, but we don't really believe him.
Kansas City's Get Up Kids have Something to Write Home About all over again.
With songs bathed in lush synths and sleepy vocals, the Helio Sequence could be the thinking man's Killers, albeit with less pop theatrics and corporate glitter. Keep Your Eyes Ahead, last year's release on indie magnet Sub Pop was the duos first since 2004's mournful Love And Distance. Helio dishes ... More >>
Mates of State make the married rock-duo thing sing
Saturday, September 13
Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel enjoy a State of love and trust
Paw from Lawrence, Kansas: modest Midwest guitar desperation