Note: This story was written by Kathy Cano-Murillo and comes to us from our sister blog in Phoenix, Up on the Sun. Once upon a time in Phoenix, in the fall of 1980, my high-school journalism teacher, Mrs. Finerman, was standing before the class, her voice thick with Willy Wonka mystery. "This is ... More >>
It’s not always fun in the sun in Texas.
Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park needed to be evacuated around 2 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, some of us who were there had visions of pandemonium at the exits and the kind of heavy rains ... More >>
The first Best of Houston® BestFest makes itself at home in Midtown.
Three-day weekend? Don't forget Thursday and Friday... Thursday Night at Deco We started off the weekend a little early at Deco. Rock the Bayou And then, come Friday afternoon, it was time to check out the beginning of Houston's four-day rock fest.
We've just loaded up some images from Alice Cooper at Rock the Bayou, featuring rednecks, wannabe porn stars, military wives and Mr. No More Mr. Nice Guy himself. -- KP
Great White rocked the bayou indeed... for the people there to see it, anyway. Click here for a slideshow. Photo by Chris Gray Although I was battling a severe case of post-Petty depression (and still am, a little), I ventured out to 610 and Kirby, the sprawling, soggy field once known as AstroWor ... More >>
We've just loaded up some photos from Rock the Bayou, the four-day rock-fest at the former Astroworld site. We've got more coverage on the way. -- KP
I’ve got one word for you people: Dokken. Yeah, Dokken. I said it, and you heard me. I’m also saying Bret Michaels, Twisted Sister, RATT, L.A. Guns, Alice Cooper, and Skid Row. It’s Rock the Bayou time, yes indeedy. As a child of the late 80s, I was into my hair metal like I was into m ... More >>
So I guess not all of us are lucky enough to go to Tom Petty. Pity. Luckily, there's lots of other cool shows tonight - in fact, this may be the best night of live music in Houston all summer. We'll start with a double-shot of Rock the Bayou bands... Ratt, "Round and Round" Skid Row, "Slave to t ... More >>
Anyone who’s been paying attention may have picked up on this, but we’re kinda big fans of glam-metal bad-asses Poison. Ever since we were kids, we’ve dreamed of being on tour with them. Imagine Thor standing atop of gigantic mountain of beautiful betties he’s just bedded, rocking out on a s ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray King's X has to be one of the great mysteries of rock music from the past two decades or so. Caught in the teeth of the social transition between hair-metal and grunge, the Houston trio - the same lineup of Doug Pinnick (bass/vocals), Ty Tabor (guitar) and Jerry Gaskill (drums) ... More >>