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  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Uber Car Service Comes to Houston, Delivering Ice Cream, But Can It Stay?

    I knew something cool was going on when bubbles started floating past my office window. Then Abe at the front desk gave me a call. "Is there a limo selling ice cream out front?" he asked. "I don't see one...should there be?" Indeed, there should be, and indeed there was a vehicle selling ice crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Fiskadoro, BT, Hickoids, The 71's, Etc.

    Patently unclassifiable locals Fiskadoro ("post-punk"... maybe?) welcomes synth-punk act mnttaB all the way from Melbourne, Australia to notsuoH Friday night. Check out mnttaB's Bandcamp page; it's definitely the closest you'll get to seeing Suicide in Houston (this weekend anyway... we hear Suicide ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Kickass Names For MetroRail's Newest Train Stops

    Metro is throwing a competition to name 20 new stations along the upcoming East End, North and Southeast lines. Quoting their press release, or at least the one they released yesterday, Metro wants "to make sure these stations accurately reflect the character, culture and history of the vibrant comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    The Best Food Apps for Your iPhone

    The 42 Restaurants app is a thing of beauty.​I recently commented to a friend that reviewing restaurants is so much easier with a smart phone, taking notes on the fly and being able to instantly look up directions if you get lost on the way. In my case, I have an iPhone, and -- sad as I know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Worst Hanukkah Ever: Gifts From Anti-Semitic Hate Websites

    America X might be on the gift list​If you spent Black Friday fighting for Hanukkah gifts for your Jewish friends, chances are you completely forgot about the people who feel especially left out during the Festival of Lights: anti-Semites.While Jews everywhere spin the dreidel and light the menora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    SXSW 2011 Still Untainted By Houston Artists

    listenlisten: Not playing SXSW 2011... yet.​Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filthy, rotten, disgusting, in-need-of-quarantine music ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2010

    Epic in Training

    Animal Kingdom suffers for its ambition.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Cheer Up, Houston: Your Traffic Pain Is Way Better Than Moscow Or Madrid

    There's an accident "in the clearing stage" somewhere​When IBM puts out a survey that features bar graphs and big circles somehow illustrating results, you can rest assured it is beyond reproach.So know this, Houston: Among 20 top international cities, your "traffic pain" is about as low as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Thanksgiving Edition

    We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving -- the Penguins traveling to the New World in the rickety Mayday; Squinty the Indian teaching the clueless newcomers how to grow potatoes (the Penguins had left Ireland because of a famine); George Washington marrying Pocahantas on Plymouth Mount.These ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    This Week's No Reservations

    In this week's episode of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain traveled to Melbourne, Australia. Despite Crocodile Dundee stereotypes of Australia, Melbourne is actually a thriving cultural capital with ethnically diverse cuisines - "like San Francisco, but without the fog." Surprisingly, it was Bourda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Bourdain Is Back

    No Reservations is back. The ever-loquacious Anthony Bourdain visited Chile, skipping from Santiago to wine country, the coast and Patagonia, sampling food, waxing poetic and keeping it real the entire time. Here is a recap of the delicious Chilean cuisine and Bourdain-isms from last night's episo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Pay for Play

    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.

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Shacking Up

    A brief oral history of legendary Houston garage-punks Sugar Shack.

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Mail Call: Heartless Bastards, Riverboat Gamblers, Steve Forbert, Thursday and More

    Pick of the Litter Heartless Bastards (Austin/Cincinnati), The Mountain (Fat Possum) PR Says: "The record delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have always loved - but also brings in this amazing expansion into their sound with pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings." Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008
  • Film

    June 14, 2007

    Get Inside. It's Summertime!

    Your guide to the season's hottest films (and the other ones, too)

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    The Drones

    Gala Mill

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    I'm Sorry, Enrique Iglesias

    Does this guy look "extra small" to you? It was a harmless little joke between two guys who were getting along. A joke that went horribly, horribly wrong. Last year, I briefly interviewed (scroll down) heart throb Enrique Iglesias when he came to town to promote his new cologne, True Star. When I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2006

    I'm Sorry, Enrique Iglesias

    Does this guy look "extra small" to you? It was a harmless little joke between two guys who were getting along. A joke that went horribly, horribly wrong. Last year, I briefly interviewed (scroll down) heart throb Enrique Iglesias when he came to town to promote his new cologne, True Star. When I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2006
  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Winning Ugly

    Don't ask how, but the city made a good move

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Bound for Greatness

    Li Cunxin launches the American debut of Mao's Last Dancer

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Baring Fangs

    Heavily hyped L.A. punks the Distillers jump to the majors with a highly guarded new album

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Ozzy Lore

    Several Texans are trying to separate Ozzy the myth from Ozzy the man

  • Film

    February 21, 2002

    Damned Amusing

    Not all the howls are intentional in this entertaining Anne Rice fare

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2001

    Rose, By Any Other Name

    Jim Rose got a makeover, but he still has fans rolling in the aisles

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Swordplay? No Way!

    When it comes to Renaissance weaponry, John Clements is deadly serious

  • Film

    May 20, 1999

    Cornball Castle

    It's hard to root for little people portrayed as loonies

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Need or Greed

    A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • Calendar

    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Brother Alone

    Neil Finn gets away from the House -- and out from under the shadows of his past

  • Music

    June 18, 1998
  • Dining

    April 2, 1998

    Made for America

    Mr. Nice Guy makes Jackie Chan more palatable than ever

  • News

    October 16, 1997
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