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 >>
Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Tom Ford's A Single Man: It's better to look good than to be good.
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 >>
Passion Pit's improbable journey from laptop love notes to live band.
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 >>
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The Art Guys share 25 years of "drawings, proposals, failed schemes and pipe dreams"
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
Undertow relishes the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family
Former Del Fuego Dan Zanes unites parents and kids with his unique take on children's music
In the latest documentary from Errol Morris, Robert McNamara considers the lessons of war
Chuck Close creates "heads" with souls
Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines
The Gay Menís Chorus of Houston sings out for Santa Claus and the baby Jesus
Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound
Mr. Death comes alive in a disturbing documentary by Errol Morris
In Kundun, Martin Scorsese meets Tibetan Buddhism