Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of hard-rock pretenders and lite-rock spring breakers. Corbin has put more than one critic in mind (favorably) of not ... More >>
Florida Georgia Line Reliant Stadium March 19, 2014 Florida Georgia Line are easy to mistake for "bro country": they rhyme "Bocephus" with "Jesus" and would sooner walk as drive around in anything other than a candy-painted Silverado. But "bro-country" implies some sort of douchiness at its core, a ... More >>
It has been widely reported that NRG Energy, the company that bought the retail division of Reliant Energy in 2009, would be re-branding Reliant Stadium and the surrounding complex as part of efforts to make its name change more visible. Reliant agreed to pay $300 million over 30 years in naming rig ... More >>
Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>
Amid the promotional blitz surrounding their new album Midnight Memories, Britain's One Direction -- currently the biggest band on the planet, boy or otherwise -- announced a summer 2014 stadium tour that includes an August 22 show at Reliant Stadium. The group's biggest tour to date, "Where We Are ... More >>
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name: Pitbull AKA: "Armando Pérez"
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful (?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 13 Name: Jake Owen AKA: "The guy who originally wanted to be a golfer."
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 12 Name: Kenny Chesney AKA: "You'd think a guy that rich could afford shirts with sleeves."
The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 13, 2013 Was anyone else as confused as I was on Saturday night with the Band Perry's concert at RodeoHouston? On paper, the Band Perry should be a fantastic live act to see. They're a wholesome, family-friendly group, perfect for what the rodeo tries to achie ... More >>
The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 11 Name: Jason Aldean AKA: "That guy in a hat. No, not him. No, the other one."
Zac Brown Band Reliant Stadium February 28, 2013 I knew I was going to be a fan of the Zac Brown Band back in May 2012, when just hours after the Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch succumbed to cancer, the group came onstage at New Orleans' Jazz Fest to the strains of a Beasties song. It was that simple to ... More >>
Police have arrested a suspect who they say stabbed a person to death in a brawl that might be related to the Texans-Green Bay Packers game Sunday. Saul Gutierrez, 17, was arrested without incident yesterday and has been charged with murder. The fatal incident occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in th ... More >>
It's been a tough couple of weeks at Reliant Stadium. Not on the field -- in that case, the Texans are doing okay. But off the field, a fan has died after falling from an escalator, and now video has emerged of a brawl in the stands during the 49ers game. It's not that much of a brawl -- Yankee St ... More >>
(Note: I didn't know that a man had fallen to his death yesterday at Reliant Stadium until I was leaving the complex on Thursday night. ) Check out Groovehouse's spectacular slideshow from the Texans and Vikings match-up. Yesterday afternoon I had the honor of seeing a side of the Houston Texans ... More >>
Well, Muse's new song is not quite the dubstep massacre that we all thought it be indicated from the album teaser. But it's also the official song for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, so it had to be palatable for the masses. No molly is needed to enjoy this cut. And whoa, is there a whole ... More >>
Train RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 16, 2012 Halfway through their Friday night show at the Houston Rodeo Train decided to host a dance-off. It was, much like their booking as rodeo entertainment, a noble but unsuccessful experiment. A year ago, the idea of Train as rodeo entertainment would ... More >>
John Legend RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 2, 2012 With a soft smile, seducing glare, and smooth voice, John Legend hit the Rodeo Friday night with his brand of neo-soul, hip-hop and R&B for HLSR's Annual Black Heritage Day. The Springfield, Ohio native, nee John Roger Stephens, looked very co ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
Hockey in Reliant Stadium? In September? A disaster in the making?The word on the street yesterday was that the NHL is coming to Houston. Not to play real hockey, of course. And not for the season. But just for a preseason game. At Reliant Stadium. In September. I like hockey. I wa ... More >>
connect.in.comDear Paul McCartney, Hi. This is Craig Hlavaty and I write about the musics for the Houston Press Rocks Off blog here in the Bayou City. Lately I have been seeing on Twitter and the greater Internet that you are slowly piecing together a concert tour of baseball stadiums. Which ... More >>
The Houston Rodeo's cowboys and cowgirls hang tough and keep on riding.
Photos by Marco TorresLa LeyendaGo Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 13, 2011 Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresMartina McBride Reliant Stadium March 9, 2011 Ain't no use in complaining, when you've got a job to do. With SXSW bearing down on us like a freight train and the Rodeo squeezing us like a vise, Aftermath basically wants to kill everyone but our cat right now. Then when ... More >>
John RoyalThe NCAA is coming to townThe NCAA Final Four is coming to town in April. So get ready for the hype. Get ready for the out-of-towners bitching about what a crappy city Houston is. Get ready for complaints from people having to stay in hotels out in The Woodlands. And get ready f ... More >>
Houston is, in many ways, an epicenter for air hockey, the bar staple. Students at UH took to the game in the early `70s and the town has never looked back, launching several world champions.You can watch the top players in the world in action this weekend at Reliant Stadium, where 70,000 crazed fan ... More >>
The best Houston concerts of 2009: U2, George Strait, Kid Cudi, Jandek, Peaches and even T-Pain.
Photos by Groovehouse/ Click here for a slideshowA day or two before U2 (and love) came to town, a friend emailed us a joke. At least we think it's a joke. It really doesn't have anything to do with U2, except that it has everything to do with U2. "I was so depressed last night thinking about the ... More >>
When Major League Soccer announced late July that the 2010 All-Star game would be played in Houston, there was much speculation as to where the event would be held. The Houston Dynamo currently call Robertson Stadium home, but Reliant Stadium is just so much prettier.The Dynamo front office hel ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttIt's circus time in Houston! A joyous time of annoying protests from PETA and magic for boys and girls of all ages!!Take a look behind the scenes as they set up the ring at Reliant Stadium in this slideshow. And then: Kids, get your cotton candy!! PETA people, get yo ... More >>
If you want to make sure you get tickets to U2's 360 Tour stop at Reliant Stadium October 14, your best shot is to sign up at www.reliantpark.com for the presale going on from now until 5 p.m. Thursday. Once you're registered, you'll be able to click the "Find Tickets" button and enter a s ... More >>
WrestleMania XXV brings out 72,000 fans and Mickey Rourke.
They rassled last night. At that there Reliant Stadium. People waved big belts and jumped from things. We'll have a full slideshow of all the excitement up soon, but til then here's a couple of shots to whet your appetite.
Aftermath can not begin to tell you how much of a beacon ZZ Top was for him over the past few days. The lil' ol' band from Texas' RodeoHouston finale may not have had anything to do with SXSW per se, but knowing the first thing he would be doing upon returning to Houston was heading d ... More >>
We don't know if you're heard, but there's something going on over at Reliant Stadium called the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. We sent the call out over Twitter for Houston folks to tell us their plans, and they did. Y'all are cooperative that way. Houston Press comments are in parentheses. txky ... More >>
Despite the fact that the Houston Texans have yet to field a winning team after seven seasons, or come close to sniffing the playoffs, and despite their inability to make a significant free agent acquisition, and despite just general incompetence on the field and in the front office, the Houston Te ... More >>
Despite the fact that the Houston Texans have yet to field a winning team after seven seasons, or come close to sniffing the playoffs, and despite their inability to make a significant free agent acquisition, and despite just general incompetence on the field and in the front office, the Houston Tex ... More >>
Tailgating used to be a diversion, now it’s the main event. “I gave my tickets to a couple of kids,” the head of the “Whatcha Know Bout Dem Texans??” tailgating team told me in the Reliant Parking lot on a recent Sunday morning. “It’s more fun to hang out in the parking lot and watch t ... More >>
If you’re one of the unlucky ones still without power, the sight of an electric company truck in your neighborhood feels like Christmas morning and prom night put together. And given the tales of crews working 16-hour days to help get Houston back online, one would think such trucks would be ubiqu ... More >>
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