"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands." -- Stevie Wonder There is something absolutely incredible about music. The way it acts as a conduit of expression and celebration, attracting multitudes of pe ... More >>
You know, the '90s gets a little screwed when it comes to nostalgia, which is perhaps a bit unfair. Sure, the '80s gave us Scrunchies and ALF, and we got to show off our Lisa Lisa cassette with pride. But in the '90s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was born, which gave us Carlton and his sweet-ass dan ... More >>
Let's just jump right on in to this one, shall we? Blogs about musicians exhibiting extreme tool-like behavior don't need much of an introduction. A lot of musicians opt out of behaving like normal, rational adults, and we like to rag on them a bit, especially when they're misbehaving on some ridic ... More >>
Jambalaya Festival Bayou Music Center May 23, 2013 Ingredients: Houston, Texas A roomful of screaming, dancing teens G-Eazy, RL Grime, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Earlwolf Instructions: 1. Open the doors of Bayou Music Center at approximately 4 p.m. Allow scores of teenage hip-hop enthusiasts t ... More >>
We're not going to go so far as to call Charetta Kemp the Rosa Parks of HISD -- mainly because that would be ridiculous on so many levels -- but you have to admit a whole lot of Texas legislators and Tea Party activists would no doubt consider her a woman ahead of her time. According to court docum ... More >>
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 >>
Ready or not, queer we come
Ed. Note: Unlike The Source, Houston Press style abbreviates "microphone" as "mike." Bun B's Trill OG has become the first hip-hop album to earn 5 mikes in The Source since 2005. In case you haven't picked up a copy of the magazine since the Clinton administration, here's a breakdown of its ... More >>
Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. The band managed to ... More >>
Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>
Decades before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, Ida B. Wells did the same thing on a train
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Two exhibits examine the history of black Americans
Elvira Arellano = Jesus?
Morning-radio wackiness has its limits
They're breaking in to donate to storm victims
An Episcopalian gets bounced from her church for pressing the issue of female priests
Bugged about property taxes? Buy a skyscraper.
Know how to mix the perfect mint julep? Let Deborah Ford give you a lesson in Southern ways
WorldFest just says no to movies that aren't really independent
Plus: Weed Wars, Have Faith, A Musk-See Film
Plus: Balancing Act, In Jay's Day, Making Book
What makes lesbians fight to stay in a church that condemns homosexuality? And should that church remain resolute, or bend to the latest trends?
The Nuge keeps on offending all sorts of people
How can anyone tell whether a four-year-old is gifted?
April 16 - 22, 1998
Buses brings the civil-rights struggle to life -- vexing, complicated, human life