• Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Barney the Dinosaur: More Influential Than Nirvana?

    One question I've tried to avoid asking musicians I get to chat with is, "Who are your musical influences?" It's trite. And if you really love music, you can figure out the answer to this question at least eight out of ten times. But the biggest reason I don't ask is because I know the answer wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Debonair Lounge, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, January 27 For the past few months, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers -- this week features the AFTERVIBES ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    The Devil You Know: The Real Meanings Behind Demonic Band Names

    I'm here to do two things, talk about band names and further the cause of Satan. And I'm all out of... Oh, wait, no. I've got plenty of both. Awesome! Let's get started. Lots of bands, mostly metallic but not always, decide that they're going to up the edge factor on their existence by adopting the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Tuesday Night at Memorial's Shakespeare Pub

    ​Although I drank enough in college, I never went to traditional college nights, at least not the kind with nearly-free booze and 21-year-olds shooting their way across a strip of bars. After reading about the worst of stereotypical college life, this sounds like a less harrowing assignment. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    West Texas Teardrops: Earmuffs, But No Sellout, In Austin

    Ed. Note: This past weekend, Houston alternative/screamo rockers The Last Place You Look opened for Unwritten Law in Lubbock, Odessa, and Austin, and invited Rocks Off's Matthew Keever along. See links for Part 1 and Part 2. credTLPYL give it their all at Emo's.​After two nights in a row of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    5 Reasons Houston Should Be A World Cup Site

    Nottingham 2018? Dream on, dudes​FIFA, the organization that runs the World Cup, is sending representatives to Houston this week to judge the city's feasibility to host some Cup games if the U.S. gets the tournament in 2018 or 2022.Obviously, we think it should. We love our soccer here.But if FIFA ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010

    Paycheck Prince

    Jake Gyllenhaal goes to the gym, but cannot beef up The Sands of Time.

  • Film

    May 13, 2010

    Ridley Scott Waters the Tree of Liberty

    Robin Hood rails against the no-good tax-and-spend Nottingham elite.

  • Film

    October 22, 2009

    Truth in Advertising

    Somers Town gets at the heart of working-class London. And might sell some train tickets, too.

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Suspect Sketch Released In Double Murder

    Courtesy HPDHouston police released today a composite sketch of the apparent shooter in a double murder at a Phillips 66 gas station last week.  One of the victims, Mohammad Aziz Zubair, 55, called 911 before he was shot, providing police with a brief description of the suspect, police say. Sha ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 1, 2008
  • Dining

    March 27, 2008
  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway

  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Hawg Stop Blues Fest

    Sunday, September 3, 11335 Sheldon, 281-456-7867

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Fat Beats

    The real reason Houston stays near the top of the chunkiest-city charts

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Little Barrie

    We Are Little Barrie

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003
  • News

    October 3, 2002

    In the Hold

    Plus: Rebuttal Witness, Doctoring the Ratings, Breeding Greed?

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Blockbuster Beats

    New York shut down their popular club gig, so DJs Sasha and Digweed hit the road

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Dining

    June 15, 2000

    Hot Plate

    Europa Cafe

  • News

    January 21, 1999
  • Dining

    March 26, 1998
  • Dining

    November 7, 1996

    Bonjour, Neighbor

    Unlike many that claim the homey name, Europa is no bogus bistro

  • Calendar

    May 16, 1996