HAIM House of Blues April 22, 2014 Aspiring bands wondering how to go from obscurity to selling out House of Blues in barely two years could do worse than studying HAIM's example. In this case, the L.A. act fronted by the three Haim sisters fills a niche that hardly even existed previously: girls n ... More >>
"I'm too pretty to look like a devil!" -- the gentleman in the photo above Christmas is only two days away. Another year full of laughs and cries and cheers and tears. A year spent with family and friends is never a bad one. And when the time for visiting family is done, once the dishes are in the ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of the Suckling Pig Throwdown. Leave it to Kata Robata Executive Chef Manabu "Hori" Horiuchi to assemble a cast of chefs worthy of an Iron Chef all-stars competition. Because that's what happened on Sunday night at the 1st Annual Suckling Pig Throwdown, when 13 of Houston's ... More >>
The Young Texans Against Cancer's YTAC 2nd Annual Kiss My Grits Throwdown revealed a couple of things. First, that young Houstonians are more than willing to engage in philanthropy for a good cause, and second, that any food competition featuring 10 chefs is a huge draw. Host venue The Capitol at ... More >>
Aside from the better gas mileage and the smell, the best feature of my new car is that it has multiple audio inputs: Bluetooth, USB, auxiliary -- if a device emits sound, my car can probably play it if I find the right cord. It was finally time for me to leave the radio behind and embrace a realit ... More >>
Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.
What we'd like to see happen in Houston music this year.
2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>
Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.
While Rocks Off has been valiantly battling the evil forces of pop-country, preparing for SXSW and breaking news about Frank Black's upcoming collaboration with the Catastrophe Theater folks, Free Press Houston has totally scooped us on some disturbing news out of the deceptively innocent-seeming "H ... More >>
Photos by Ramon "LP4" Medina It would be a stretch to call Wednesday's Jana Hunter/Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez show - which had been hastily relocated to Garden Oaks coffeehouse/pub the Petrol Station from DiverseWorks - normal. That much was clear when some guy came out of his house and expressed his ... More >>
If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin... Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law" ...and how could we forget good old Lemmy? Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, r ... More >>
Some of the best rock and roll in town right now is en español
LP4 Linus Pauling Quartet, the Jonx, Jenny Westbury Proletariat November 10, 2007 Better Than: Tinnitus for any non-rock-related reason Download: “Invisible Type,” “Island,” “Linus Theme” I’ll come clean. For the nearly 15 years I’ve been living in this airless, bug-infested urban ... More >>
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