An exceptional year brings new work and performances center stage.
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Sometimes a hunch will pay off. Kimber ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. UPDATED (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) Corrects the ... More >>
The music world is bound to have a lot of douchebags. It's just an inevitability, considering that it's essentially a profession for man-children. Peter Pan syndrome? No problem in the music business. That's why you see so many rock stars going through growing pains sometime in their mid-forties. Re ... More >>
The presidential campaigns are ramping up, even though the heavy action doesn't come until after the conventions and Labor Day. But while we still have time, perhaps it's best to take one last look at White House activity that doesn't include attack ads, policy positions or focus-group polling. Le ... More >>
Jimmy Buffett: Come for the bottomless margaritas, stay for the beach-country classics that make Kenny Chesney sound like Bob Dylan. Or something like that. Live Nation announced Thursday morning that the Parrothead In Chief, leader of one of the most bizarre (but laid-back and benign) cults of per ... More >>
Facsimile Mark Rothko paintings — not dialogue — pulse with life at the Alley.
We are 75 percent of the way through with 2011, and somehow it is still unclear: a) Which underground rapper is having the best year; b) Which is the best underground rap song of the year; c) Which underground rapper has had the best verse of the year; d) Which underground rapper will land atop the ... More >>
Here in Texas, we lay claim to some of the most interesting and influential GLBT men and women of our time. Admittedly, they generally get out as fast as they can, but to us, they'll always be Texans. Here are ten GLBT men and women we're proudest to call Texans, especially during this season of Pri ... More >>
Photos by Jay LeeJimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>
Jessica Lea Mayfield goes from a bluegrass childhood to buzzworthy "goth-blues drama queen."
Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>
"We were little pricks, but bored out of our minds..." The Adolescents on the 2007 Warped TourFor 30 years, seminal Orange County punk band the Adolescents has unleashed anthemic teen angst, since mutated into wise adult aggravation, in intermittent bursts. Sure, members come and go at revol ... More >>
Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the Alley TheatreNikki Snelson plays the Mad HatterAlice is a children's book writer who's estranged from her husband and not doing well at all with her daughter. Worst of all, to Hair Balls's way of thinking, she has writer's block. So she goes to the strange and crazy pl ... More >>
Chalk up some more victories in the U.S. Attorney's fight against Houstonians who were scamming Uncle Sam as they shipped food to the troops in Iraq.We already told you about Stephen Day, president of a company called LGI, who pled guilty in April to conspiring to defraud the government.Yesterday th ... More >>
Have screenplay, will travel: Dave Eggers makes his film writing debut with Away We Go.
Generation DIY turns to self-diagnosing to save money.
Logo courtesy TUTSTUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become a big deal -- they're the Tonys for high-school musicals.Which may sound lame, but the ceremony is actually pretty nice and the productions some of these schools put on are impressive.As always, they're not to be confused with these high-school T ... More >>
NiGHTS's second coming feels more like a first draft
Mexican wrestlers take the ring in Angel Rodriguez-Diaz's new exhibit
Somehow, Odessa will be Woodstock this summer for Sondheim lovers
Pilobolus's Megawatt, Full Strength promises seriously high energy
The Arcade Fire's vast, spastic music will have you confused, thrilled and begging for more
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story
Louis Schwartzberg aims for America's Heart, but mostly sticks to the surface
The second act of Squeeze Plays redeems the evening
Interesting times call for an interesting man of the year. We nominate Michael Jackson.
Anne Rice offers a final tale from her precious vampire's lips
Houston Ballet's Welch starts with a winner
Love floats this London duo's boat
Jungle fever fails to catch hold again in this routine sequel
E.T. returns to heal our cynical hearts
Ben Stevenson has built Houston Ballet into one of the biggest companies in the country. So why does his job often seem in jeopardy?
Mark Bradford built the world's biggest, coolest catapult. But could the unlucky artist make it work?
They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.
All-girl quartet Kittie has more balls than the rest of Ozzfest 2000
When Mommy goes away, Buck just wants to play. And Chuck rues the day he ever met the fay.
When you believe in a place like Tony's, everything tastes better
December 31, 1998 - January 6, 1999
Fresh angles are few in this Stages revival
The Jurassic Park sequel isn't nearly nasty enough