Philip Glass

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Gerhardt, Mastermind of Giant Battle Monster

    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? Giant Battle Monster, we're fairly cer ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    RIP Ravi Shankar, Sitar Pioneer And Beatles Buddy

    One of the greatest musicians of all-time has died. Ravi Shankar, sitar legend and easily one of India's most revered cultural ambassadors, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age 92 in San Diego. According to ZeeNews, he had been having trouble breathing and was admitted into the hospital last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    You Have to Love Your Job: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    Before you go to see Jiro Dreams of Sushi -- which you absolutely should, and at your earliest convenience before it leaves town on April 22 -- know one thing: This is not a movie about sushi. One could be forgiven for thinking that it is. After all, there are roughly 100 shots -- many of them verg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Last Night: Radiohead At Toyota Center

    Radiohead Toyota Center March 3, 2012 Radiohead just doesn't add up. The band has effectively turned its back on the music business, pioneering alternative methods of distribution of its music to fans (most of it online), short-circuiting the traditional promotional apparatus by releasing last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Gem Club: You Will All Die Sexless and Alone

    ​We've been searching for a while for something as disturbingly beautiful as the Irrepressibles' "The Lady is Dead" video. We haven't found it in Gem Club's "252," but it is pretty damned close. It's never going be beautiful because there is just too much pain in it. Granted, there is no true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Radiohead's King Of Limbs Unfocused, Fleeting

    ​This morning, Rocks Off unwrapped Radiohead's newest release, The King of Limbs, an album whose existence was just announced this past Monday. In the old-school music industry, a record would be announced and you would suffer through months of interviews, video premieres, and reading reviews ... More >>

  • Film

    January 7, 2010

    Strike a Pose

    Tom Ford's A Single Man: It's better to look good than to be good.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Aftermath: David Byrne at Jones Hall

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty David Byrne knows about living in the moment. The white-haired former Talking Heads frontman and unofficial U.S. ambassador for Third World pop, whose hair was as white as his (and his band's) wardrobe, was a genial host at Jones Hall Monday night. "It's nice to be in Mr. Jes ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Good Manners

    Passion Pit's improbable journey from laptop love notes to live band.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Eyeballin': Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell

    A shy and awkward Iowan prairie boy sits down in front of the camera somewhere in late 1970s New York, and out comes one of the most enigmatic and genre-confounding voices of our time. Recently released DVD Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell is less of a documentary and more of a deeply ... More >>

  • Film

    January 24, 2008
  • Culture

    September 27, 2007

    The Art Guys, "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

    The Art Guys share 25 years of "drawings, proposals, failed schemes and pipe dreams"

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    Blood Business

    Why We Fight probes America's passion for war

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Green Achers

    Undertow relishes the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Tot Rock

    Former Del Fuego Dan Zanes unites parents and kids with his unique take on children's music

  • Film

    February 26, 2004

    Rationality Will Not Save Us

    In the latest documentary from Errol Morris, Robert McNamara considers the lessons of war

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    Close Collaboration

    Chuck Close creates "heads" with souls

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    A Lavender Christmas

    The Gay Menís Chorus of Houston sings out for Santa Claus and the baby Jesus

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Swamp Thing

    Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound

  • Music

    April 20, 2000
  • Film

    February 17, 2000

    Well Executed

    Mr. Death comes alive in a disturbing documentary by Errol Morris

  • Music

    May 20, 1999
  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
  • Film

    January 15, 1998

    Hello, Dalai

    In Kundun, Martin Scorsese meets Tibetan Buddhism

  • Music

    June 20, 1996
  • Culture

    January 27, 1994