Adolescents: With Youth Brigade, The American Heist., Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Aly & Fila: With DJ Shogun., Mon., Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $20/$30. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. American Fangs: With Bury The Crown, Sanctus Bellum, Carry the Storm, Muham ... More >>
"Last Summer on Earth" Tour Feat. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cracker Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 20, 2012 As Nathan Smith said a few hours ago, his partial '90s nostalgia show at House of Blues Friday was more than a sight harder than the throwback bill ... More >>
I have a hard time explaining the 1980s to my daughter. Mostly because she's, you know, two years old. Still, I imagine that even when she reaches an age where she's more willing to endure a conversation that doesn't involve strawberries and Dora the Explorer I won't be able to convey the strangene ... More >>
Paul Thorn is in Nettleton, Miss., standing in his front yard watching his 8-year old daughter bounce on the trampoline while he takes yet another interview call. Asked if another time would be better, he demurs. "No, no, no, this is great," drawls Thorn. "I understand and my family understands th ... More >>
Craig HlavatyOne Man Wrecking Crew: B L A C K I E at SXSW 2011Welcome back. Before we proceed with our "State of the Scene" discussion, Rocks Off would like to say a couple of things we didn't get to in our print manifesto this week. The first concerns our former city of residence. Rocks Off ... More >>
55 million. That's how many votes were cast to determine which two unfortunates would be given the boot last night on American Idol. To those who like to get up in arms about the "outrage" that the show draws such massive numbers from an otherwise apathetic population, I'd remind you the show ... More >>
Dave Hogg/WikipediaLadies and gentlemen, Wednesday night a battle will be waged for your very musical soul. In this corner, sending diabetics into comas at the wheel with her saccharine sweetness is young country sensation Miranda Lambert. And in this corner, wearing... nothing... He is nude ... More >>
You won't miss meat at Conscious Cafe, perhaps the only National of Islam-influenced restaurant in town.
Photos by Marco TorresOf Montreal, Janelle Monae Numbers November 4, 2010 At ACL we lamented that The Flaming Lips performances have evolved to be less about the music and more about the floor show. You know what you're getting when you pay for a Lips concert ticket - Wayne Coyne will get in ... More >>
Lonesome, Onry and Mean just noticed that venerable listening room McGonigel's Mucky Duck has a major streak of high-grade talent Nov. 12 through 17. Beginning with the Subdudes on the 12th, the Duck quickly plows through Texas legend Ray Wylie Hubbard (13th), troubadour-poet Tom Russell (14th), on ... More >>
The Terminator is back. Plus lots of other movies we can't wait to see this season.
Bigmouth strikes again.
Mike Tyson's many personalities are on display in James Toback's new documentary.
And here is the final installment of David Beebe and John Lomax's 20-plus mile hike from Intercontinental Airport to Spanish Flowers restaurant. Part one is here and part two is here.David Beebe's accounts of the same hike are here and here.Airline's furthest reaches are lined by sprawling and run-d ... More >>
The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>
Remembering a Down South Legend
The twisted history of "Tighten Up"
Otabenga Jones & Associates teach us a few things at the Menil
Herzog on his acting career, Mike Tyson, and the hearts of men.
How to throw a no-hitter on acid, and other lessons from the career of baseball legend Dock Ellis
Houstonís busiest filmmaker relies on Zen calm ó and guerrilla tactics
How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom
The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.
Tuesday, August 5
It's not your father's English class
Was it a harmless HBU jock initiation -- or hard-core hazing -- that shattered a freshman's hoop dreams?
Denzel Washington delivers a series of windy speeches in The Hurricane
Deena Nichols organized everything in her life. And when life spun out of control, she organized her death.
Jim Edwards quickly built a long-distance-dialing empire. But he couldn't keep the distress calls on hold. Then the line went dead.
Steve Earle has beaten the country-music establishment by staying true to his muse
The Zydeco Louisiana Diner doesn't stand on ceremony
The head feds in the City Hall sting are known for their pursuit of minority politicians