• Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Above & Beyond, Chris Brown, Gang of Four, Hozier, The Lacs, Sarah McLachlan, etc.

    5 Seconds Of Summer: Sat., August 8, 7:30 p.m., $25 to $69.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300. Above & Beyond: Sat., March 7, 8:30 p.m., $30. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Alan Haynes: Sat., November 29, 8 p.m., $5. The B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    The 10 Best '70s Monster Rock Riffs

    What? No Stairway? Denied! Nah, we're totally lying. There's plenty of "Stairway" below, because bitchin' rock riffs are precisely what we're looking for. Ladies and gentlemen, whip out the Ben-Gay and prepare yourselves for some injuries to your air-guitar arm, because with Deep Purple and Nazar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Upcoming: Brand New, Café Tacvba, Gladys Knight, ICP, Nick Jonas, Royal Blood, etc.

    '90s Burned Out: With Hayden Jones, Shadow Hound, Thrill. Sat., September 20, 8:30 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Aaron Einhouse: Sat., November 15, 8 p.m., $8. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. Advance Cassette: With the Freebie, Banshee Bones. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Upcoming: Alesana, Beck, D.R.I., Heart, Junior Brown, King's X, Olivia Newton-John, etc.

    77 Jefferson: With Tydings, DML Cartel. Thu., September 18, 8 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002. Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll: With Ranch Ghost., Thu., September 11, 7 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Alesana: With Megosh, Otenki. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Our Awards For The Weirdest High School Mascot Names in Texas

    Anybody can come up with a simple name for a sports team. God knows there are enough Tigers and Lions and Eagles and such to fill a stadium. But, it takes real creativity and bravery to come up with a totally unique nickname for a school. In Texas, where high school football is only slightly less im ... More >>

  • Film

    July 17, 2014
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    October 28, 2013

    Aggies, Arabs, and Jews -- A Recipe for Success!

    For years, religious and political scholars have argued that a primary factor in the brutal Israel-Palestine strife has been the absence of a satellite Texas A&M campus. But now, A&M Chancellor John Sharp is stepping up to do something about it. The head of A&M told the Associated Press he wants to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Titus Andronicus at Walters, 5/10/2013

    Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, The Caldwell Walters May 10, 2013 Friday night featured a four-band showcase at the new Walters (not on Washington) headlined by New Jersey indie-punk group Titus Andronicus, bringing their Brooklyn friends The So So Glos along on what they are calling the "Bring B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Happy Saturnalia! 5 Songs for the Original Holidays

    Why do we celebrate the birth of Christ in December? There's no solid date on the actual birth date of Jesus, but you have to pick a day. Why that one? Well, a lot of it has to do with the festival of Saturnalia, which begins today. Saturnalia was one of the most widespread holidays in the Roman em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    Gen. Petraeus: A Possible Glimpse at the Spymaster's iPod

    Nuge the Stooge knows what CIA director needed. Enough already about Gen. David Petraeus and his private harem ... err, his embedded biographer with the flashy wardrobe and bad vision. Petraeus is a patriot, a winner of wars, a brilliant strategerizer, a man dedicated to little beyond his own caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Rock Venues

    10. Concert Pub North It's probably safe to say that Concert Pub North is the only venue in the area attached to a seafood restaurant/bar, known as the "Concert Pub Yacht." Like its cover-band-oriented Galleria-area counterpart, CPN programs plenty of "party bands" like the Velcro Pygmies, Electric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're really glad to have all these giant crosses all over town to remind us how goddamn Christian we all are while our homeless starve. Ha ha, just kidding! This ordinance won't starve the homeless. It'll just fine the compassionate ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 9, 2011

    Teen Encounters

    For all their similarities, teens separated by geography and culture can be very different, as these photos show.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    5 Houston Alternatives to a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

    A cold Thanksgiving day calls for hot pot, the ultimate communal meal.​Sometimes you don't want to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Sometimes you destroy the turkey and all of your side dishes turn out to taste like broiled roadkill. And sometimes you just want to start a new tradition o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants in Gulfton

    Photo by Troy FieldsMaking fresh tortillas for baleadas at Honduras Maya.​Two weekends ago, I called my father up to see if he wanted lunch. I was craving pupusas and was pretty certain he'd never had any. And what Mexican man wouldn't enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of tortillas, beans, chees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Eight Memorable Frank Frazetta Album Covers

    ​ No man has ever been more able to make pure bad-assery out of ink and canvas than Frank Frazetta. In fact, Rocks Off's initial attraction to his wife owes much to his obsession with Frazetta's pale, almond-eyed, raven-haired heroine in his painting "At the Earth's Core." The 82-year-old artist w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Nazareth

    Who Dat? Formed at the end of 1968 out of the ashes of a group called the Shadettes, Nazareth - taking its name from the first line of the Band's "The Weight" - included Dan McCafferty (vocals), Manny Charlton (guitar), Pete Agnew (bass) and Darrell Sweet (drums). As the group was from provincial D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: April Wine

    Who 'Dat? The Canadian rockers formed in 1969 in Nova Scotia with the original lineup of brothers David (guitar), Richie (drums) and cousin Jim (bass) Henman, with Myles Goodwyn on lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals, as well as the main songwriter. Debut April Wine came out in 1971, and Jim Henman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    For Good Friday: The Five Best Torture Scenes

    Today is Good Friday, so named because it's the day they finally offed that pompous windbag from Nazareth who would just not shut up about all his "Love your brother" crap. Have you met any of my brothers?Of course, the powers-that-be decided they wouldn't just kill Jesus, they had to torture him a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
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    April 21, 2008
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    November 29, 2007
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    November 12, 2007

    Jay Francis, Food Explorer: Ethiopian Chili Tacos at Nazareth Cafe on Chimney Rock

    Jay Francis prepares to wolf an Ethiopian chili taco. Misir wot is an extremely spicy dish that food explorer Jay Francis calls “Ethiopian chili.” It’s a vegetarian stew of split lentils simmered in red chile sauce with ginger and garlic. I watched Francis spread a huge serving of the stuff o ... More >>

  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    The Passion of the Christ: A Very Special Episode

    Conception far from immaculate in teenybop retelling

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
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    May 20, 2004

    The Passion of Brian

    Move over, Mel, it's the second coming of Monty Python

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    They Want You to Want Them

    Shine up your old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt, Cheap Trick's in town

  • Music

    July 5, 2001


    The Nuge keeps on offending all sorts of people

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Party On, Dude

    The Me Generation hasn't stopped believin' in its own soundtrack

  • News

    July 8, 1999
  • Calendar

    December 19, 1996