Catfish for dinner!! For the next month and a half.
That's what would have been on the menu at the Jordan Rethmeier home after he reeled in a massive ol' blue catfish at Lake Zebco this weekend, except he released the fish back to the (relative) deep.
Lake Zebco, in Athens, is the Texas Parks & Wi ... More >>
Last night's Super Bowl blackout in New Orleans went something like this.
At first, the lights dimmed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after Jacoby Jones' 100-something yard kick return. Just like they had done in preparation for Beyonce's pyro-laden halftime show. Then, the screaming scoreboards an ... More >>
When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>
Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none.
Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerChuck Berry
Nutty Jerry's, Winnie
March 4, 2011
"Chuck Berry is food" - Keith Richards
There is no adequate way to describe the evolutionary gift that Chuck Berry signifies to the world at large. He created everything that we hold dear and true - all the sex, anger, s ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterDr. John/Jon Cleary
House of Blues/The Big Easy
August 20, 2010
In spite of all the BS whining that we don't "support the local scene" or that we have our head up somebody's ass, it's a great time to be a music journalist in Houston. Friday night was no exception, as Af ... More >>
Many people say that going to New Orleans feels like being in another time. In fact, the city's current slogan for its tourism TV spots, which Rocks Off caught just this morning, is "you're different here."
Listening to Kermit Ruffins, who plays House of Blues Friday night, has that effect t ... More >>
It's that time again........‚ÄčToday marks the beginning of hurricane season, and for many reasons things look ominous. God has already shown He's pissed at the gulf, and if anything further bad can happen in connection with the BP spill -- like, say, a hurricane -- it will.Plus all the ... More >>
Several people have asked me if crawfish season has started. There are signs popping up all over town advertising crawfish, so I guess the answer is "yes." At Baja, the new oyster bar and seafood restaurant on Westheimer where Tommy's Steakhouse used to be, crawfish were recently selling for ... More >>
"Let me make you a little snack pack for the car, honey," Joyce said as she prepared the Styrofoam container. Joyce and Miss Peaches were the two women behind the counter at Bergeron's Cajun Meats that morning. Joyce heated up one of Bergeron's signature chicken patties, a spicy ground poultr ... More >>
‚ÄčLonesome Onry and Mean vaguely remembers someone telling us a couple of years ago that Las Vegas bookies actually had a line on whether Chuck Berry would die that year (we think it was 2007). The macabre factor aside, remembering this Wednesday got LOM to pondering about the Godfathers of Rock an ... More >>
Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995
Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such fut ... More >>
For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.