Gastronaut: Change up your regular cheeseburger order at Sam's Deli Diner and opt for a cheesesteak instead. Katharine Shilcutt writes in this Gastronaut post that the Texas cheesesteak at Sam's is one of the best dishes the diner offers. A hoagie roll is stuffed with lots and lots of roast beef, gr ... More >>
We're not sure why Delivery Man exists.
Mama is less scary than a call from Mom.
The Tontons, Quiet Company, Featherface Warehouse Live Studio September 1, 2012 Rewind: The Tontons Are Deemed Buzzworthy By MTV, Playing PopMontreal It's hard to put my finger on why, but Saturday felt like the most important night for local music since at least Friday's Grandfather Child hoedown ... More >>
This is the Astros final season in the National League. And since I was asked to provide a Fourth of July holiday post, I thought I would like back at some of the Astros games played on the holiday. There have been some memorable games, and some not so memorable. And on at least one instance, there ... More >>
We don't know a whole lot about Young Magic. They were just another one of the bands we get press releases on every day. However, we're music-video obsessed, and when anybody, anywhere sends us a video we watch it. In this case, it was their song "Night in the Ocean" which drew us into their particu ... More >>
We sat down with Paul Ablaze of Blackguard to see what we could learn about the vocalist for one hell of a metal act out of Quebec in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Paul Ablaze: Right now I would say that stupid peacock song by Katy Perry. Talk about the worst a ... More >>
In this week's chef chat, we caught up with Shiva Patel of the Queen Vic Pub and Kitchen (see our conversation here and here). I stopped in just in time for High Tea, a small meal-between-meals that traditionally consists of lighter fare -- sandwiches, scones, and the like. I've been keen to ... More >>
Islands' Nick Thorburn tries to keep track of his bandmates and their aliases.
Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>
Photos by Eric Sauseda/ Click here for a slideshow Kenny Rogers is now 71 years old. And, as of a few years ago anyway, his boys can still swim. Aftermath knows this because we were treated to a slideshow of Rogers' twin five-year-old sons - even some shots from the delivery room - as he sang the ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray Quebec's Chic Gamine: a cappella gospel with percussion and soul.iFest needed a breezy, not-too-hot, sunny Sunday to get back on track after Saturday's torrential festival-cancelling rains. The festival got great weather; as I drove down Allen Parkway toward downtown, it ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits. Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>
This is the new late-night place to be if you like poor boys, grits and gravy, and breakfast in the middle of the night.
"The Tex-Cajun Virgin" at BB's Cajun Cafe is a plate of hot, crispy, shoestring French fries topped with thin roast beef slices, chile con queso and brown gravy. In this amazing triumph of Gulf Coast folk cuisine. BB's owner Brooks Bassler has concocted a Tex-Mex Cajun version of poutine. When I con ... More >>
There are lots of fishing camps in Nunavik, Quebec's arctic region, devoted to fly fishing for arctic char. There's even an annual arctic char fishing derby in Whale Cove, in case you want to try your luck. The highly prized freshwater game fish is a traditional food of the Inuit natives and its hig ... More >>
Photos by Brigitte B. Zabak Islands, a sextet of indie rockers from Montreal, Quebec, didn’t always have it quite so together. The last couple of years have been an unstable buoy upon which lead singer/songwriter Nicholas Thorburn floated unsteadily, waiting for people with the right combin ... More >>
Male fulfillment and lack thereof
The New York Times has a warmhearted story today entitled “Quebec and Vermont Towns Bond Over a Sleepy Border” that highlights the wonderful towns of Derby Line, Vermont and Stanstead, Quebec that butt up against each other on either side of the U.S.-Canada border. Accompanying the story is the ... More >>
Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival
Texas struggles with what to do with its overabundance of Equus caballus, while Europeans wait with open mouths
Catch some future Stars at the Houston Aeros game
An island town will do anything to seduce Dr. Lewis
Operatic popster Rufus Wainwright exits "gay hell" and enters his most fertile period
Ride the north wind down to see Kathleen Edwards
Cirque du Soleil leaves behind the lions and tigers and bears
Don't bring an appetite to hip new Ling and Javier. You may not be able to eat what you order.
Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride
How A Charlie Brown Christmas almost wasn't, then became a tradition
Bruce Beresford's Paradise Road ends up leading nowhere