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  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    Dish of the Week: Manhattan Clam Chowder

    From classic comfort foods to regional standouts and desserts, we'll be sharing a new recipe with you each week. See the complete list of recipes at the end of this post. This week, we're diving into Manhattan Clam Chowder. Not to be confused with New England or Boston clam chowder, the Manhattan ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Texas is Terrible at Energy Efficiency, According to Study

    Houston is the energy capital of the world. We practically bathe in oil around here. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that a recent study from Wallethub found Texas to be near the bottom of the list of states in energy efficiency. According to the study, Texas ranks 45th out of the 48 sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Other States Sure Have Hilarious Taste In Music

    See that map above? It knows things. It knows if most of your entire state is sporting permed ponytails and jamming out to horrible '90s rock, like in North Dakota. But it also knows when your state is a bunch of bearded hipsters with collective "outsider" tastes, like Pennsylvania. It even knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: The Blasters, Artopia, Neko Case, etc.

    Reggie and the Full Effect Warehouse Live, January 24 The side project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James DeWees, Reggie and the Full Effect is an indie band with a sense of humor. Dating back to DeWees' days with Coalesce, when he recorded a joke demo on a cassette tape to hand out at concerts dubbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 4: New Mexico to South Carolina

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. New Mexico: Heather Nova, "Out in New Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Why You Shouldn't Apply For That New EDM Reality Show

    Dear Rocks Off: Have you heard about this EDM reality show that some TV producers are trying to put together? I heard about it online but when I told my friends I wanted to enter they told me it was a really bad idea. I bet they're just being haters, but before I fill out this application can you t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Ever Heard of a $427,500 Mix CD?

    Back in the dark ages of Internet piracy, a Rhode Islander by the name of Joel Tenenbaum made the choice of illegally downloading/sharing music online and the mistake of getting caught. The record companies wanted to make an example out of him and nine years later, it looks like they're getting what ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    February 20, 2012

    Surviving A Nightclub Fire: 7 Tips On How To Get Out Alive

    On Feb. 20, 2003 - nine years ago today - Great White performed at the Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. During opener "Desert Moon," spray-style pyrotechnic gerbs (a kind of firework that shoots a stream of sparks) went off. Couple that with highly flammable low-density polyurethane foam tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Julio César Chávez Jr. Defeats Peter Manfredo at Reliant to Retain WBC Crown

    Photo by Marco TorresChavez on the attack.​ Ed Hocken: You sure know your boxing. Lt. Frank Drebin: All I know is never bet on the white guy. I'm not quite as ignorant of boxing as the late Leslie Nielsen. For example, I've watched most of the heavyweight title bouts (of the various sanctionin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Marcus Manchild: NYC Flips For UGK

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marcu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Bun B, Deer Tick Come Aboard BestFest Lineup

    Jason WolterDeer Tick at HOB's Bronze Peacock Room, October 2010​Rhode Island rockers Deer Tick do so wish they were from Houston. They have a deep-seated ZZ Top fetish that manifested itself in a cover of "Cheap Sunglasses" at SXSW a couple of years back, nearly causing a couple of members of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Last Night: The Low Anthem At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​The Low Anthem Fitzgerald's May 2, 2011 In another lifetime, and another location, Fitzgerald's could have been a barn. Every time we see a show upstairs, Aftermath halfway expects an owl to swoop out of the rafters and sink its talons into an errant field mouse. Note t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Rhode Island Wants a Medical Center Like Ours

    Rhode Island: Almost as many square miles as Harris County​Lincoln Chafee, the former senator from Rhode Island who is now the (barely a) state's governor, announced today he wants to build a presumably mini-version of the Texas Medical Center. A "knowledge center" would be developed on land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    I Put A Spell On You: The Vixens And Visuals Of Voodoo Fest

    Photos by Mark C. AustinMGMT: "Ruh Roh! Better play something off the first album!"​Village Voice Media dispatched Houston photographer Mark C. Austin to New Orleans this past weekend for the Voodoo Music Experience, the Crescent City's annual three-day Halloween engorgement of live music and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Local Music Photographer Wins Deer Tick's Tour Bus

    Photos courtesy of Mark C. Austin​Mark C. Austin just keeps on living the dream. Last month he opened "Three Songs, No Flash," his first-ever exhibition of his bountiful collection of concert photography - many shot for these very "pages" - now on permanent display in Warehouse Live's Green Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 166

    Looking for a truck with Rhode Island plates​Outside of a South Gessner nightclub at 4:40 a.m. is not particularly the safest place to be.One man found that out early Saturday morning when he got in a dispute with other clubgoers and was shot to death, Houston police say.The incident occurred outs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Metal Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Texas Sucks At Recycling Computers, But We'd Be A Lot Worse Without Dell

    We're no Minnesota, that's for sure​The numbers are in. When it comes to recycling computers and monitors, Texas sucks. Not only sucks, but out of the 20 states with computer recycling laws, Texas finished dead last, according to a study by the educational nonprofit, Texas Campaign for the Environ ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010
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    April 1, 2010
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    January 7, 2010

    An Orangutan Predicts Longhorn Victory Tonight, But Can Such Animals Be Trusted?

    Everyone knows orangutans like to wear people clothes or tool around with Clint Eastwood, but they're also famed football oddsmakers. To wit: Bruno, an o-tan at the Los Angeles Zoo, has predicted UT will beat Alabama tonight. In what might be interpreted as a not-so-subtle allusion to the sport's la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Gettin' Kinda Crowded -- Texas Grows More Than Any Other State In Past Year

    ​Further proof that we're not being hit as hard in the Great Recession as some -- Texas added more residents in the past 12 months than any state in the union, the Census Bureau reported today.Texas added 478,000 residents in the previous 12 months, beating out California, which added almost 100,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Not Everything's Bigger In Texas. Take Penises, For Example

    ​All you gay guys in Texas, you have let us down.Manhunt, a website designed to encourage hook-ups between consenting male adults, has done an utterly scientific survey of dick size based on its ads. "Now that we have cock size as a feature on Manhunt profiles, we couldn't resist getting a fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Friday Night Noise: Earn and Black Pus

    Earn, "She Could Only Remember" Snaggled-drone unit Earn is a solo project of Houston's Matthew Sullivan, who also records under the name Privy Seals and has his paws in a slew of outfits, including Deep Jew and Vague Apology. As Earn, he's all up on the "disturbing ambient with interruptions" tip, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Houston Ranks Second in All-Important Commando Cilantro Index

    Photo by babyparentingguideDamn, guys, what's up with Houston only being the 39th manliest city in the land? We're only one spot above Seattle, and we all know what kind of dudes hang out there. Not very manly dudes, that's who. In all seriousness, this is easily one of the lamest surveys ever. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009
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    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008
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    June 25, 2007

    Oh, Yeah? Well, If We’re So Slow, Why Didn’t You Tell Us Via Telegram?

    Man, we sure love rankings. Fat. Sweat. Carbon emissions. High schools. Colleges. Parties. And, of course, download speeds. From the Communications Workers of America comes the revelation that Texas ranks 37 in terms of megabits per second. The first-ever state-by-state report on Internet co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Last Night: GZA in Austin (Cuz We Missed Him in Houston)

    Photos by Jeremy Martin Date: May 31, 2007 Venue: The Parish Better Than: Meeting the GZA alone in an abandoned subway tunnel. "I'm going to die face down in an alley tomorrow." That's pretty much all I could think about during last night's concert in Austin at the Parish, when I thought I wou ... More >>

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    March 2, 2006
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    January 12, 2006

    (Don't) Forget This

    Amnesia and brief nudity make this show truly memorable

  • Film

    November 24, 2005

    All Yours

    Yours, Mine & Ours lowers the bar for miserable remakes

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Whitey on the Mike

    The all-time greatest white-boy rhymes

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    One Hundred Million Reasons to Go See Great White

    "Once Bitten Twice Shy" ain't one of 'em

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    The Amazing Crowns

    Manic musicianship

  • Film

    June 22, 2000

    Dr. Jekyll and Jim Carrey

    The freewheeling comedic actor has double the fun in Me, Myself & Irene

  • Calendar

    May 4, 2000

    For Swingers Only

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

  • Film

    September 2, 1999

    Outside In

    Farrellys' Providence pits innocence with outrageous fun

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    May 6, 1999
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    April 15, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    May 21, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
  • Dining

    December 11, 1997

    The Boom Is Back

    At Vallone's: Big hunks of meat and other people's money

  • Music

    August 28, 1997
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    May 4, 1995

    Belly, Going Up

    A meeting in Rhode Island helps lead to a new King

  • News

    March 23, 1995

    Winners and Losers

    Lottery operator Gtech was especially kind to the political friends of Texas Comptroller John Sharp. But when supervision of the company was moved from Sharp's office, the party was over.

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