Before we get to a recap of the weekend that was in college football, a brief PSA on whose opinion to listen to and whose to ignore when it comes to the expansion of the College Football Playoff from four teams to eight teams. (SIDE BAR: It's hilarious that we haven't even been through the process ... More >>
Johnny Manziel's last two summers, the one we are in now and his post-Heisman summer of 2013, have not been drastically different in terms of extracurricular activity. Lots of travel, lots of booze, lots of really good looking women, and plenty of Instagram moments, some fairly innocuous and some ... More >>
It's hard to really ascertain anything from OTA's. Players aren't wearing pads, depth charts for some of the scrubbier teams are still being formulated, players rehabbing from injuries aren't even taking part. So the whole structure is not really conducive to enlightenment. In Cleveland, Mike Pe ... More >>
Back in early September, Johnny Manziel was suspended for the first half of the Texas A&M 2013 season opener against the Rice Owls, NCAA fallout from his autograph signing binge over the summer of 2013 (or the "Summer of Johnny," for readers of this blog). Johnny paid his penance, entered the game ... More >>
I am a Notre Dame graduate, class of 1991, and I say all the time that I owe at least seven of the ten best memories I have from college to Lou Holtz. Holtz was the head football coach at Notre Dame while I was there. He arrived in South Bend in 1986, a year before I got there. (Hint: One of us arr ... More >>
With the prism of social media through which we can now consume the daily lives of our sports heroes, the question is continually asked "What would so-and-so have been like to cover/watch/root for in the age of social media?" If you're looking for doppelgängers for old time athletes (a more length ... More >>
NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>
For me, college football is one of those things in life that gets the "pizza pass." You know, the old saying that "even bad pizza is still pretty good." Well, that's college football. Even a bad weekend of college football is still pretty good, because, hell, it's college football! Well, this past ... More >>
The way that the construction of each season's NFL schedule works, every team already knows 14 of the 16 teams they will play every season from now until such time that the NFL a) expands, b) realigns, or c) gets bored and changes the way they do the schedule. Simply put, right now each team's sche ... More >>
Growing up a wrestling fan, I always rooted for the heels (wrestling parlance for "villains"). While my friends patriotically thanked their maker that Hulk Hogan saved us all from the Iron Sheik's reign of terror in early 1984, I was rooting for "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to hit Jimmy Snuka with another c ... More >>
Heights residents say infrastructure can't support another Trammell Crow property.
Let me preface this post by saying that I don't know Johnny Manziel personally, but from what I know of him, I like Johnny Manziel. I know the same things about Johnny Manziel that most of you know. I know everything that he tweets, Vines, and puts up on Instagram. I know the second hand accounts t ... More >>
Dan "Uncle Mojo" Workman, host of the Thursday-night blues jam at the 19th Hole bar in The Woodlands, passed away over the weekend. He had a stroke last Thursday and died Saturday morning, the Houston Blues Society said. According to reports, he had played his regular gig earlier Thursday night. "H ... More >>
Al Green: Fri., April 27. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Balaclavas, Black Congress, Psychic Palms: Fri., Jan. 13. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Ben Kweller: Thu., April 19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Brandi Carlile: Wed., Feb. 8. House of Blues, 1204 Carolin ... More >>
Viva the Houston Blues Scene.
Longtime Houston blues scenester Mark May is hosting a benefit this afternoon at the Continental Club for his longtime drummer Clyde "Butch" Dempsey, who passed away this past July. Joining May on the bill will be local favorites Luther and the Healers as well as Cold Feet, Gonadz and the u ... More >>
Rocks Off is sorry this took so long, but between sifting through dozens of categories with dozens of nominations apiece, and shuffling back and forth to the doctor's office thanks to an unfortunate spill last night, we've been working as fast as we possibly can. Even so, we decided to split ... More >>
Alexandra Valenti/ myspace.com/thehappeninsThe Happen-Ins Rocks Off is always looking for a cheapo weekend filled with wine, song, art and, well, debauchery if possible. The cheaper the better. So in that spirit... Rockers the Happen-Ins have been getting considerable buzz in their hometown of Au ... More >>
A band that started by accident, the Dead Weather is now here to stay.
Kansas City's Get Up Kids have Something to Write Home About all over again.
Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>
On "lost" artists, found money and the murder of free enterprise
Enjoy some blues and help KPFT 90.1 FM at the same time this weekend at the 5th Annual Blues Hound's Spring Howl featuring the John Gaar Band, the Mark May Band, Little Ray & the Blues Sonics with Paul Orta & Texas Johnny Boy and The Octanes. The Blues Hound (sorry, no legal name available, he's jus ... More >>
Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore
A rundown of every act on this year's bill
Doll Maker (Textone Records)
Saturday, September 13
Medicine Show is packed with talent, youth, and charm
Thursday, October 17
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?
At Tim Murrah's Metropol, it's about music, not style
Co-founder Dickey Betts is gone from the Allman Brothers Band, while Gregg Allman hits the road on a separate mini-tour
Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase
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A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
Can a middle-class Midwestern white guy play the blues? Yeah, if he's Mark May.