New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.
Fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and disbelief to the news that Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, "la Diva de la Banda," was apparently killed in a plane crash in Northern Mexico early Sunday. Rivera's brother Gustavo told CNN that his sister was traveling with at least five other people. ... More >>
Five years ago this week, Led Zeppelin fans young and old squeezed their pants full of lemon juice when the band's three surviving golden gods -- Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones - announced that they'd be reuniting for a one-off concert in London. John Bonham's son Jason would man the s ... More >>
Rewind: Friday: Sublime with Rome at Discovery Green (April 1, 2011) Friday Night: 311 & Sublime with Rome at The Woodlands (August 12, 2011) Sublime with Rome Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 14, 2012 Fifteen minutes into their set Tuesday night at the Woodlands Pavilion, Sublime with Rome ... More >>
Like any and all lists, the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI)'s list regarding the best music scenes in the country will leave most of you passing out side-eyes and stares. Easy to spot and digest, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles ranked 1-3, but after that it's a complete flaming crapshoot. Th ... More >>
Delta Spirit Fitzgerald's April 12, 2012 I am concerned that younger bands these days are not learning the proper value of restraint. It's not even a generational thing, really. I had very little appreciation for or understanding of restraint myself until fairly recently, but a heart attack at age ... More >>
Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.
Instead of chugging crappy green beer for St. Patrick's Day (which is tomorrow, in case you missed the memo), here are three other suggestions that don't suck: Barbecue guru Neil "Bigmista" Strawder is returning home to Galveston tomorrow for a charity barbecue at St. Augustine of Hippo, the oldest ... More >>
Local boy done good, Neil "Bigmista" Strawder, is returning home to Galveston once again on Saturday, March 17. Strawder, best known as the Long Beach, California pitmaster who impressed Jonathan Gold enough to be included on Gold's list of "99 Essential LA Restaurants" and as a contestant on TLC ... More >>
We have the post-holiday blues today. Part of it is because we ate too much bread pudding and drank four bottles of Andre champagne. The other part is because, for yet another Christmas, we didn't get Baller Blockin in our stocking. By now we thought we'd be curled up in bed, watching hood DVD's wit ... More >>
Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.
Panama Canal expansion will bring boonUrban expert Joel Kotkin has always been bullish on Houston, and now he's not even more bullish, he's spreading the love. Kotkin has a piece on the Forbes magazine blog saying the U.S. Gulf Coast -- including, of course, Houston -- is ready to soar, and ... More >>
Photos by groovehouseSublime Discovery Green April 1, 2011 Check out our slideshows from this weekend's Big Dance Concert Series: the bands and the fans. Aftermath has been listening to Sublime as long as we can remember. They helped define our childhood, but we never thought we would get ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerCold War Kids Warehouse Live March 31, 2011 "HOUSTON: A BRACKET TOWN," read signs posted around downtown last night. HPD had begun arranging road-closures and tents were already stocked with T-shirts and Final Four swag, as the city prepared itself for this weekend's ine ... More >>
Cold War Kids look to movie directors for guidance.
Hip-hop lost a genius late Tuesday, when Nate Dogg passed away from causes unknown in Long Beach, Calif. Maybe the man upstairs needed this OG, who was 41 and had suffered strokes in 2007 and '08, to sing hooks in the choir. Meanwhile, Nate's work here on Earth will live on in hip-hop histor ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseRev. Chester J. Makowski, Vicar of St. Augustine and Neil "Bigmista" Strawder share a laugh in the church's kitchen."My momma told me the church was gonna have a celebrity barbecue," recalled Neil "Bigmista" Strawder as he stood heads and shoulders above everyone else in ... More >>
If I was ever planning on taking a cruise again (and I'm not), I'd have serious doubts about buying tickets on any Carnival ship: Thousands of passengers on a towed cruise ship will disembark in San Diego, California, Thursday with their own tales from a three-day ordeal that left them witho ... More >>
Jenni Rivera flirts with pop crossovers but remains true to regional Mexican music.
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
We're running out of time...to trade for Stephon MarburyOne of my favorite parts of the work day occurs around 10:00 a.m.every day, when Lance Zierlein is finished with his show. At that point, I'm five hours away from my show starting, so Lance and I will typically begin haphazardly discussing ... More >>
The popular Web site has buckled to pressure, but it isn't enough.
Outside of changing them in our car or our Fleshlight, Hair Balls never spent much time thinking about batteries. But the folks in the tiny west Texas town of Presidio owe their lives, more or less, to a gigantic, house-sized battery.Until the advent of BOB (Big Old Battery) the only thing linkin ... More >>
He's hot, he's fluffy, he's - Biscuit Man?
Photo by mhowryWe didn't notice this until KPRC pointed it out recently, but the website Forbes Traveler recently published an article entitled "We Don't Know Anything About Boardwalks."That wasn't the actual headline on the article, but it should have been. Unless you believe that the pre-fab sc ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshSampling the goods at shade-tree barbecue stands is one of my favorite pursuits. So when I saw a smoking barbecue trailer with a crowd around it in a parking lot on Fry Road just north of the Katy Freeway last Saturday, I pulled over and checked it out. The sign advertised ... More >>
Judd Apatow and Adam Sandler, together at last in Funny People.
Southern California prog-rockers Rx Bandits regroup on new album Mandala.
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
The Goode family's shrine to all things Texas could use a shootout or two.
Dengue Fever is the name of a potentially deadly tropical disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes. There have been several epidemics around the world, specially in third-world countries where sanitary conditions are less than desirable. It is also the name of a Los Angeles-based indie rock b ... More >>
Im not fat. Im fluffy.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Bob Knox's work comments on the world we live in
Midtown battles a plan to house vets
From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.
Eastwood plays a detective with a bad ticker looking for the man who murdered his donor
Saturday, June 8
Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town
Still a bluesman after all these years, Texas Johnny Brown returns to Houston
A new book chronicles the bloody rise and fall of Death Row Records
Asian crime is growing. Asian immigrants are its main target. And the HPD hasn't a clue what to do.
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