While on their first-ever American tour this summer, New Zealand ska-punks the Night Gaunts were excited to play shows with Mustard Plug -- a favorite, influential band of theirs -- and New York's Stupid, Stupid Henchmen. They met and bonded with new groups along the way, like New Orleans' Joystick, ... More >>
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
"Hey, I can call my ma from up here."The Place: Char Bar 305 Travis 713-222-8177 The Deals: $2 Pabst Blue Ribbon The Hours: 5 p.m. to close Wednesdays The Scene: We've only been to Char Bar a couple of times, but each time there were always at least a few women present. Wednesday after wor ... More >>
Today Joanna O'Leary shared her top five movie quotes about food, and EOW Nation chimed in with more. Commenter FattyFatBastard had lots of them, and he didn't attribute: Just one little mint, monsieur? They are wafer-thin. Heineken? F*** that sh**! Pabst Blue Ribbon! I will not eat oy ... More >>
Driving into town from the Southwest side for happy hour is especially challenging for me, as I always seem to run into traffic. Luckily, Grand Prize Bar's happy hour lasts from 4 to 8 p.m., which means that I can get there a little later and still partake in the drink specials. Two nights a ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe first thing that struck me about the cans of Sierra Madre that were delivered to my office was that they looked almost cartoonish, like one of the Simpsons illustrators had created a satirical beer based on an amalgam of a Coors Light can and a Corona bottle. I ... More >>
Scott H. Biram cuts back on the craziness...just not in his music.
Photos by Paul KnightCertain bars have this game -- a machine, really -- that has a mechanical arm with a punching bag on the end, and when a person puts in money, the bag swings down, waiting to be belted. Usually it's a group of three of four guys playing, standing around the machine, and ... More >>
Craig HlavatyWallet, keys, lighter, cellphone, camera(s). We had it all last night as we walked into the arty confines of the East End's Super Happy Fun Land. But one thing we didn't have was a pair of earplugs, and right about now we feel kinda silly not dishing out the extra buck for the ones sitt ... More >>
If there's one thing that comes to mind when I'm craving a cold beer, it's a greasy, stringy, overrated singer from Detroit with a penchant for wifebeaters, sloppy seconds and further denegrating popular music. The Michigan Brewing Company apparently feels the same way, as they've jus ... More >>
Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?
Psychostick's Notorious R.O.B.
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys