All this week, aspiring rock stars, rappers, DJs and even a folksinger or two have fanned out across Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 33rd annual CMJ Music Marathon. But today New York City's week-long festival will have a pronounced Texas twang. Lone Star acts, almost two dozen of them, will overru ... More >>
Bastille House of Blues April 23, 2014 Bastille could very well be the next Coldplay, OneRepublic or Ed Sheeran. The London-based quartet possesses all of the necessary characteristics and already has the world's collective ear, but first they need to choose a direction. Right now, their sound is ... More >>
Manchester Orchestra House of Blues, April 21 Three weeks after the release of their fourth studio album, Atlanta's Manchester Orchestra will bring their unique blend of indie, alternative and heartfelt rock and roll back to Houston. The band's last record, 2011's Simple Math, was wide-ranging in i ... More >>
The films you won't want to miss.
Back in the summer, I advocated for new, improved songs that Houston Texans fans could play at their 2013 tailgates. My suggestions were optimistic, confident selections reflective of the high hopes we had for the team. Now, on the verge of the worst season in franchise history, it might be time to ... More >>
Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>
Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in JuneTomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>
Marco Torres Houston, you don't get a spectacle like this but maybe once a year. Last October we had U2 with the Claw inside Reliant Stadium, putting on a show that literally had the building shaking with spirit and goodwill. Sunday night at Eleanor Tinsley Park, the Flaming Lips closed the secon ... More >>
Gilbert Alfaro and Eric Jackson sound off.
An artist installs the ruins of his life at ArtStorm
Our pickled pequin post drew a comment from Jim Sherman, a regular reader who said: "I don't bother with heat when pickling peppers. When I pickle just about anything except radish or carrot, I do soak the veggies overnight in a Kosher brine to draw out as much water as possible, and then dump them ... More >>
The ruined city rises like a phoenix through a new exhibit of artifacts and art
Take a glimpse into the imagination of Zeus and the Olympians
Does the bean dare call the beaner brown?
TUTS presents an effervescent production of Sweet Charity
It's cat versus dog at the MFAH
What hath God wrought?
Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?
Kirk Hayes tricks and treats in James Gallery's final show
ArtScan's "Figure" exhibit reminds us that even after all these years, the human form can still fascinate
Pignetti's does a good job of blending flavors from Europe, Asia and the American Southwest
One man's triumphant journey through Pink Floyd obsession