The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg.
The tour, announced o ... More >>
Walters' new location finally has a head of steam. A frighteningly long downtime followed the shuttering of the Washington Avenue location, and some began to fear a new one would never materialize. Sure enough, the new location finally opened it's doors at 1120 Naylor late in 2011, just north of UH- ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers.
Normally if you hand me a bunch of instrumental music I will respond with some variation on the famous Cave Johnson Lemon Speech except that I wi ... More >>
Jeff Mangum, Tall Firs
Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
January 21, 2013
The level of nervous anticipation throughout Wortham Center beforehand ran high, while in the lobby countless hushed conversations between excited faces were underway. Jeff Mangum had finally come to Houston, and to say that the ... More >>
Wondering where all the Gulf appellation oysters are this year, after the big to-do over Pepper Grove and Ladies' Pass oysters in 2011? Not to worry, says Jim Gossen of Louisiana Seafood, one of the area's largest oyster suppliers. They're right around the corner.
Gossen -- along with noted oyster ... More >>
Most of us who live in Houston like to bitch about the weather. It's too hot. It's too cold. It's too dry. It's too rainy. As the saying goes, "If you don't like the weather in Texas, wait." For a tropical weather climate like ours, it is hard to get used to any one weather pattern for too long beca ... More >>
House of Blues, October 23
Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>
Last week, Eater Houston broke the news that Erin Smith -- executive chef at Plonk Beer & Wine Bistro and one of the few female execs in the city -- would soon be departing. In her place: Lindsey Vanarsdel, who is currently Plonk's executive sous chef.
During her nearly three-year tenure at Plonk, ... More >>
Laura Gibson is a singer-songwriter from Oregon... where pretty much all the really great indie artists come from, apparently. Seriously, it's like half of the musicians I find a brilliant music video for come either from England or the Pacific Northwest. Dreariness is apparently a muse, but I digre ... More >>
As the year comes to its close and we welcome the cool temperatures and the grey skies, definitely our favorite weather, we turn to the Pacific Northwest and the band AgesandAges. Mick Cullen of Subterranean Radio, our dealer in all excellent and underground, passed along the music video for ... More >>
We still don't know whether a deal will make it through Congress or whether instead the Tea Party will drive the nation off the economic cliff.
If the U.S. defaults and all of a sudden can't write checks, things could get....interesting. Fortunately, there are back-up plams.
5. Social Security ch ... More >>
I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>