Alan Haynes: Sat., August 30, 8 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. Ana Gabriel: Sat., October 4, 9 p.m., $75 to $150. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Battle Between: Fri., August 22, 8 p.m., Free. House of Blues -- Foundat ... More >>
Jay Z & Beyonce Minute Maid Park, July 18 So far one of the biggest blockbuster tours of 2014, with a top ticket price of $251 to match, has not been a disappointment in terms of drama. Jay Z's elevator brawl with sister-in-law Solange made a fitting prologue, and then came Beyonce's recent onstage ... More >>
2014 Summer Concert: With Joe LoCascio, Daniel Zajicek, Brent Farris., Sun., July 27, 6 p.m., $5. Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas, 4001 Mount Vernon, Houston, 713-525-3560. 30FootFALL: With The Suspects, Bury the Crown, Thrill. Sat., August 30, 7 p.m., $12 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak ... More >>
In this week's cover story, "Up and Coming," the Houston Press is proud to spotlight five local artists -- BLSHS, Libby Koch, Real Flow, War Master and Easy Yves Saint (whose new EP, Sincerely, Yves, we told you about Tuesday) -- we think you're going to be hearing a lot more from them in the months ... More >>
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
All Day Happy Hour @ L'Olivier Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday, 5-11 p.m. 240 Westheimer Rd. In honor of Pride Houston 2013, L'Olivier is offering an all day happy hour Friday and Saturday. Chef Olivier Ciesielski has created $6 appetizers, including beef sliders with pomme frites and avocado pan ... More >>
In one of the worst-kept secrets in Texas, State Sen. Dan Patrick announced Thursday that he was throwing his hat in the ring for the 2014 election for Texas lieutenant governor. Patrick, the current Senate Education Chair, announced yesterday that he would be aiming for David Dewhurst's current pos ... More >>
Up until recently I've remained fairly indifferent to the number of followers I have on Twitter. After all, if my ego was dependent on the number of people following me I would just drop the $5 necessary to buy a few thousand and call it a night. Ever since I started writing here at Rocks Off I've ... More >>
At Main Street Theater and Company OnStage, family strife just in time for the season.
"94.5 Buzzfestivus" With Chevelle: Tue., Dec. 6. Verizon Wireless Theater. Defending the Kingdom, The Linus Pauling Quartet, Dead Mineral: Sat., Dec. 3. Rudyard's. Designer Drugs: Fri., Dec. 16. Antique Bar. Emilie Autumn: Sat., Feb. 11. Warehouse Live. Hymn For Her: Fri., Nov. 25. Jet Lo ... 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 >>
Keep coming back for the latestThe overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>
(Note: We're starting a new occasional feature on travel suggestions within Texas for these economic times when you put off that two-week jaunt to Tahiti. Today: The Fiesta in San Antonio -- Not just a supermarket!)The economic downturn may have dented your vacation budget, but gas prices are below ... More >>
Did something go very wrong at Gloria and Kenny Rogersís group home in Brazoria County? Or are they and their kids victims of a power-hungry CPS?
Hearst looks to Houston for strikebreakers