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  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Singleton Gets Promotion and New Contract From Astros

    A promotion and up to $35 million dollars? It's not a bad day to be Jon Singleton. The Astros have called up their hard-hitting first baseman, who will be available today against the Los Angeles Angels, the Houston Chronicle reports. To top it off, according to Yahoo!, Singleton, 23, has agreed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    CSI and Science: Crime Labs Across the Country Get it Wrong

    CSI, the venerable CBS television franchise, has placed forensic evidence at the forefront of many people's mind in regard to solving criminal cases. There is a belief -- albeit one without any empirical support -- that CSI and its ilk have made it harder for prosecutors in cases to get convictions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Pearland Makes List of Most Affordable Suburbs in America

    Houston has been and continues to be one of the most affordable cities in which to hang your hat long term. Though housing prices inside the loop have been escalating rapidly over the past five years, housing can still be had on the relative cheap as compared to other cities around the country. Add ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Five Reasons Following the Astros This Season is Masochistic

    Maybe you like to hurt yourself. Maybe that's how you roll. If that is the case, besides perhaps seeking professional help, you might want to watch our Houston Astros this year because you would just about have to be a masochist to follow them. After a surprising run of wins last month, the 'Stros b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Fall Out Boy's Emo Adventures In the World of Prose

    Folks, recently one of my longest-awaited moments in music came to fruition: Pete Wentz, Fall Out Boy bassist and songwriter, finally decided to release his full-length prose narrative Gray. He first mentioned it seven years ago, and now we finally have our hands on the book. With the recent reunio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Return of Roger Clemens and Some Other Dumb Ideas for Jim Crane

    I've been onboard with most of what the Houston Astros have done this season. The team needed to be blown up. New blood was needed in the front office, the dugout, and on the roster. All that has happened, and though the team has been bad, the promise of the future has kept me invested in this team. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 28, 2012
  • Music

    May 31, 2012

    At War with the Mystics

    Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne talks Summer Fest, new music and Dark Side of the Moon.

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Grady Gaines, the Upsetter

    Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Springboard South: A Peculiar New Festival Arises At Citycentre

    Springboard South Music Festival Citycentre May 6, 2012 An interesting experiment unfolded this weekend at Citycentre. The Springboard South music festival was the brainchild of Barry Coffing, a music and film industry vet who's the director for the Houston chapter of the National Association of Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Aeros Bombing at the Wrong Time

    A very wise man named John Blutarsky once said, "Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no." But after this weekend, even though the Germans didn't bomb the Houston Aeros, it might be getting to that point where it can be said that the season's over. The Aeros played three games thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Last Night: Robert Earl Keen At House Of Blues

    Robert Earl Keen House of Blues December 28, 2011 It sucks when your college roommate is more successful than you. Heaven knows Rocks Off was pleased as punch to hear ours had ended up blowing merchant marines for salvia in Vladivostok (just kidding, Doug!), but Robert Earl Keen's old front porch p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    We're Rich: Houston Income Growth Tops Nation, Survey Says

    It comes in, but it also goes out​Income in Houston grew faster than any other city in the nation last decade, a new report says. On Numbers studied U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.numbers and found that total income in Houston grew at an annual rate of 5.69 percent between 2000 and 2010. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Aeros Plan to Take Care of Unfinished Business

    Four months ago the Houston Aeros stood on the Toyota Center ice stunned. Stunned that they'd lost to the Binghamton Senators. Stunned that the AHL Calder Cup, which has been in their grasp, was gone. Stunned that the Senators were celebrating on their ice. Stunned that their magnificent playoff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Odd Pair: Wine Pairings for Fast Food (Part I)

    Photo by Jeremy ParzenBacon cheeseburger and fries at Whataburger.​"Sonic, a drive-in chain a based in Oklahoma City," reported The New York Times this week, "added beer and wine to the menu in its new Homestead, Fla., location in July. The addition was based on nearby restaurants' menus, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Scoremore: College Rap Promoters Bank On Diversity, Sharp Ears

    He Shoots, He Scores: Scoremore's Sascha Stone Guttfreund​Sascha Stone Guttfreund is a 22-year-old UT-Austin graduate who has already accomplished more than most concert promoters who have been in the game longer than Guttfreund has been in college. In 2008, the Los Angeles native booked his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Saturday Night: Dom Kennedy At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Charne Graham​Dom Kennedy, Doughbeezy Warehouse Live Studio September 10, 2011 Saturday night, Aftermath was engulfed in clouds of marijuana smoke as we entered Warehouse Live for Dom Kennedy's show, part of the Cali native's "Scoremore Texas Tour" that had already stopped in Dallas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    J.A. Happ -- The Quest For 20 Losses

    J.A. Happ: Does he have what it takes?​"I was a humble person before I lost twenty, but afterward I became really humble. You don't want to say 'Hey, I lost twenty games in one year,' but at least it has some interest to it." -- Former big league pitcher and 20-game loser Brian Kingman Last n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    John Fullbright: Woody Guthrie Sells A Lot Of Hamburgers​John Fullbright, playing a writers-in-the-round with Jess Klein tonight at Anderson Fair, looks like the kid at the grocery store sacking groceries or gathering carts from the parking lot. The innocent look masks an old-soul singer-songwriter and one of the hottest youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Last Night: Of Montreal And Janelle Monae At Numbers

    Photos by Marco Torres​Of 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2010

    ACL Day 1 Recap: Sonic Youth, Spoon, The Strokes, Nice People...

    Brittanie SheySonic Youth​ For lots more pictures from Friday, see our slideshow here. Rocks Off wonders what kind of guitar budget Sonic Youth has. They aren't very gentle with their instruments. This occurred to us as we were standing a few feet from the large screens projecting their exte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Aeros Prepare For Liftoff

    tr> aeros.comThe new boss is ready to get started​The Houston Aeros are opening up season number 17 on Saturday when they visit the expansion Oklahoma City Barons.The Aeros are coming off of a disappointing season where they missed the playoffs the year after making the Western Conference Finals, ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 10, 2010

    Bitten by Bug

    This exciting production from Theatre Southwest will get under your skin.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Catching Up With Sharks & Sailors

    Photos by John Van/​ Sharks and Sailors last played in Houston in the summer of 2008, riding high on its second release, Builds Brand New, and the resulting accolades. The band--bassist/vocalist Melissa Lonchambon, guitarist/vocalist Michael Rollin, and drummer Phillip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Robert Plant Plays The Woodlands - Finally - On July 24

    ​ Robert Plant remembers Houston. In September 2008, the former Led Zeppelin singer and Allison Krauss were scheduled to play the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion behind their multiple Grammy-winning (and downright spectacular) Raising Sand album, but Hurricane Ike had other ideas, severely dam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Ford Shilling Aside, Toby Keith Ain't As Bad As He Once Was

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​It would be an understatement to say Aftermath wasn't exactly looking forward to this show. Our previous experience with the esteemed Mr. Keith was limited to occasionally hearing his songs in bars and one night spent drinking at his restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: AC/DC, Deja Vu All Over Again - Except Maybe Better - at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel KramerYes, you've seen these photos before - hey, it's not our fault. Trust us, the band pretty much looks the same.​ Aftermath suspected AC/DC's return to Toyota Center might be a little similar to the ageless Aussies' December 2008 Black Ice tour stop here because, well, we chea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Move Over, Ron Paul: There's A New Nut In The Texas Congressional Delegation

    ​Be proud, Lufkin: Your Congressman is a nut.We're not talking even Ron Paul nuttiness; U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert has left even that far behind.Gohmert appeared on the Alex Jones radio show last week. That sentence should be enough to prove nuttiness; Jones (a native Texan! He's appeared in Richard ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008
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    September 17, 2007
  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Wanda Jackson

    Wanda Jackson appears Thursday, October 19, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main. Call 713-529-9899 for more info.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Waves of Fascination

    Shortwave radio: Where the lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Thais That Bind

    A culinary trip down the Mekong

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Executing the Truth in Ads

    Just who is behind the McVeigh ads is called into question

  • News

    May 31, 2001


    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    KPRC Tops Itself

    Dr. Freud, breast obsession on Line 2

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Very Appealing

    Nichols's Houston attorney turns upbeat about the FBI's newest foibles

  • News

    February 1, 2001


    Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    No Sissies Allowed

    They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Lawyer

    Richard Burr

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Dead or Alive

    Dead Horse Walking

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Metal Help

    The late William "Tray" Folliard, the Hard Rock, and stories from 'round town

  • News

    January 27, 2000
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    October 21, 1999
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    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    February 15, 1996
  • News

    May 18, 1995

    Looney and Liedtke For the Defense (Almost)

    How two Houston lawyers would have represented the most hated man in America

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    The Great Smokeout

    Massive HPD sting nails desperate teenage cigarette thieves

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    Talkin' Townes Van Zandt

    Despite years of commercial and self neglect, the songs are still coming through

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