Reno (Nevada)

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    7 Seconds' Kevin Seconds: "Some Days I Just Want to Scream"

    As heroic elders of the 1980s posicore genre alongside brethren like Uniform Choice and later Insted, 7 Seconds replaced hardcore punk's sheer bellicosity, anti-government sloganeering and stiff ideology with tuneful melodies, deep pockets of personal conscience, and a stalwart sense of hope. Beginn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Jackie Greene, Sander Van Doorn, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's gro ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
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    September 27, 2012

    Country Farewell Tours: How Well Do They Stick?

    Wednesday's noontime announcement by Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait that he would retire from the road after his 2013-14 "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour hit Rocks Off harder than it should have. True, he's 60, has a ranch and grandchildren, and has earned his golden years many, many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Surburban Shakeup: Houston Community Newspapers Sold to Nevada Chain

    Houston Community Newspapers, a chain that publishes 28 suburban editions throughout the Harris County area, has finally announced its long-pending sale. 1013 Communications, a chain based out of Reno, Nevada, will be the new owner of the chain, which says it goes to 500,000 homes. HCN operates suc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    5 Fourth of July Sports Moments

    Though only a few sports are in full swing in July, all sorts of marvelous, bizarre and messed up sports moments have occurred on America's Independence Day. Here are five of them.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Rex of Boondocks

    Sometimes, when you have a rough week that just so happens to fall between pay periods, you need a really cheap drink.That's when happy hour at Boondocks comes to the rescue. The vibe was pretty laid-back recently at 5 p.m., which was a major contrast with some of the rowdier nights I've spent at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Unchained: The Man In Black's Late-Life Comeback

    The Resurrection of Johnny Cash: Hurt, Redemption, and American Recordings By Graeme Thomson 254 pp., $19.95, Jawbone Press In 1993, Johnny Cash may have been a country-music icon, but for all intents and purposes, he was also one in need of some serious restoration. Two decades removed from his la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Randy Travis' Arrest: Five Other Country-Music Arrests That Sound Like Country Songs

    Randy Travis: Life is like a country song​Randy Travis' arrest sounded like nothing more than the opening verse to a country song. The singer is drunk, late at night outside a Baptist church, drinking wine out of the bottle. If that doesn't set you up for a redemptive last verse after you've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Reality Bites: The Bad Girls Club - Las Vegas

    There are a million reality shows on the naked television. We're going to watch all of them, one at a time. There comes a point in reviewing shows showcasing the embarrassing antics of tattooed subhumans (Jersey Shore) or the plasticine über-rich (Real Housewives of X) where you start realizing th ... More >>

  • Film

    November 24, 2011


    Muppets reboot can't quite get its act together.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Sanctus Bellum: Nothing Certain But Metal And Taxes

    Photos courtesy of Sanctus BellumSanctus Bellum at Denton's 35 Conferette in March​What fuels heavy metal music? Some might say the Armageddon that is flirting with our world; others, watching the machinations of craven political and religious leaders. We, however, can testify that some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Your Top 5 Summer Destinations List Includes.....Houston?

    We're a cheap date.​USA Today's travel section has a column by a writer listing the top five bargain destinations for the summer traveler. Among them: us. Probably because Houston has to offer a hell of a lot of discounts to get anyone to come here during the summer. It's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Seven White House Musical Guests Sketchier Than Common

    whitehouse.govWe've always wanted to run that photo credit.​Our man Rizoh did a fine job yesterday detailing how, despite what the Fox News brigade may think, Common is a pretty standup guy. In fact, compared to some of the other musicians who have been invited to the White House, he's practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Redrawing Fiefdoms in Ye Olde HISD

    Margaret DowningGene Locke walked HISD trustees through redistricting, Chapter 1​The Hispanic population continues to boom, the Anglo drip-drip-drip away to suburbia continues, there's a small decline among African Americans in Houston ISD and the district's biggest gain percentage wise is in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Doug Supernaw: Yet More Sad News for Troubled Former Country Star

    Yikes​ UPDATE: Since writing this article, we've discovered what very much looks like Doug Supernaw's real Facebook page. You can assess his state of mind for yourself here. About three weeks ago, we reported that Doug Supernaw, the Houston native and erstwhile country music chart-topper t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets

    When it comes to college football, I'm not a staunch traditionalist. I believe the season is more compelling when the longtime powers are strong (Translation: Texas, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Miami all being mediocre is, to me, a bad thing.), and yet I picked Boise State before the season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Jeff Henry Williamson Learns Not To Send Bomb Threats To The FBI From The Houston Public Library

    Mess with the FBI at your own risk​Jeff Henry Williamson, who thought it was a good idea to use the Houston Public Library downtown to send threats about blowing up the FBI building, learned otherwise today.U.S. District Judge David Hittner sentenced Williamson to three and a half years in federal ... More >>

  • Film

    May 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    O Pioneers!!! Roll Bus While On Tour in California

    ​We got word early this afternoon through and our Twitter page that local indie-punkers O Pioneers!!! got into a van accident yesterday. The van rolled a few times on Interstate 80, which runs through the northern half of the US. No life-threatening or serious injuries were repo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    "La Cosa Nostra”

    Tierney Malone finds a new take on Godfather-inspired art

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Brian Posehn

    The six-six, bald, nerdy comic admits he’s gassy

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Album of the Week: Bruce Springsteen's Working on a Dream

    Bruce Springsteen is one prolific motherfucker. After all, he's produced one entire 4 CD box set (Tracks) of songs that he thought weren't good enough to be included on a regular album, and much of it still blew away anything in comparison. In that vein, we have Working on a Dream, coming little mor ... More >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Doug Supernaw

    Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Fadin' Renegade

    Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral

  • News

    December 16, 1999
  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    High Art

    The locals of Lowbrow go for that speakeasy feel

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    The TAAS Buster

    For years, Harriet Ball miraculously boosted the test scores of academically at-risk kids in Houston. Finally, educators across the country are taking note.

  • News

    May 15, 1997

    Sherwood's Rules

    Sherwood Cryer lost his redneck empire the same way he built it: in a tangle of lawyers, women and country music