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Sam Houston Race Park

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    October 16, 2014
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    October 29, 2013

    Brrr! The 10 Skimpiest Costumes at Something Wicked

    What is it about EDM that compels folks to walk around in their unmentionables? Houston's second annual Halloween EDM festival, Something Wicked, took place over the weekend at Sam Houston Race Park, and boy did we ever get an eyeful. Both guys and gals chose to suffer through the somewhat chilly n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Something Wicked at Sam Houston Race Park, 10/26/2013

    Something Wicked Festival Sam Houston Race Park October 26, 2013 Committing yourself to throwing a yearly event means one thing: every year you're going to have to find a way to top yourself. Your beginning may be a small, humble affair, but the next year people will expect more from you, and you'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Something Wicked Reveals Full 2013 Lineup, With Wolfgang Gartner, Cookie Monsta, More

    Something Wicked already teased Tiesto as a 2013 headliner to make up for last year's injury-related cancellation. Today promoters Nightculture and Disco Donnie Presents announced the remainder of the lineup for the local electronic-music festival's encore year, scheduled for October 26 at Sam Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Drinking for Sport Edition

    It's that magical time of the year when the weather starts to warm up (except for this weekend -- what the hell, Houston?) and white people celebrate Mexican heritage by drinking themselves into oblivion. But if loving a margarita is wrong, I don't wanna be right, so bring on Cinco De Mayo! But, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Old 97's at Sam Houston Race Park

    Old 97's Sam Houston Race Park April 6, 2013 So, very rarely is it possible to see a decent band for six bucks. However, it was entirely possible to do so at the Sam Houston Race Park this past Saturday night. Oh, and not only could you see a band for way freakin' cheap, but that band was the Old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Saturday: Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park

    Something Wicked Festival Sam Houston Race Park October 27, 2012 SLIDESHOW: Something Wicked Music Fest: Costumes and Crowd Shots Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Nocturnal Festival- from coast to coast and many points in between these big name EDM festivals have become a big deal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Something Wicked: 10 More Notes From Saturday's Festival

    Much to my editor's annoyance, I have a bad tendency of overwriting. [Not true -- ed.] This comes from an obsessive need to take as many notes as possible so that when it comes time to write my concert reviews I don't run out of things to talk about. Rewind: Saturday: Something Wicked Festival at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: The Experiment

    BY CHRIS GRAY AND CORY GARCIA Of the dozens of electronic-music artists from all over the world playing Saturday's Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park, the ones at "The Experiment" area bear should not be overlooked for one simple reason: They live here. Rewind: Rocks Off's Somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Rocks Off's Something Wicked Mini-Guide: Bass Massacre

    Saturday, something very strange is about to go down at Sam Houston Race Park when Something Wicked, billed as "Texas's first ever large-scale Halloween electronic dance music festival," takes over the grounds, subdivided into three nebulously named areas: "Shadow Field," "Bass Massacre" and "The Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Kaskade Added to Something Wicked Festival

    DJ and producer Kaskade has been added to the Something Wicked EDM festival October 27 at Sam Houston Race Park, promoters Disco Donnie and Nightculture announced on the festival's Web site Thursday afternoon. He replaces Tiesto, who canceled two weeks ago after injuring his back. Having just retur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Basshunter, Escape The Fate, Gipsy Kings, High On Fire, Jesus & Mary Chain

    7horse: Mon., April 9. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Allen Toussaint: Fri., March 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. The Wheeler Brothers, The Asteroid Shop, Antonio Estevan Huerta: Sat., April 7. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Basshunter: Fri., Feb. 24. Rich ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
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    July 19, 2010

    Weiner Dog Races: The Brutal, Ugly Truth

    Photos by Stephanie MezaFierce competitors​ Sam Houston Race Park hosted the latest edition of its Weiner Dog races, the biggest sporting event outside of the World Cup and Super Bowl combined.It may seem like fund and games, but in reality it makes MMA look like a ladies' tea.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Rocks Off Seeking Local Bands For New Covers Night

    ​It's been a while since Rocks Off has put on our promoter hat because, well, we've been kind of busy around here, but also because we've been cooking up an idea we think you're all going to like. We hope so, anyway. As you may have noticed, it's not that easy for artists to sell tickets thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Friday: The (Very Wet) Vans Warped Tour At Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Marc BrubakerTyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects​Vans Warped Tour Sam Houston Race Park July 2, 2010 As they always have, teenagers get a bad rap these days. In our minds, any kid who was willing to brave the dirty side of Hurricane Alex on Friday afternoon to see their favorit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Pat Green Or Monkeys Riding Dogs? A July 4 Dilemma Solved

    ​Sunday, the City of Houston will celebrate our fine country's independence from the Redcoats in the same way it does every single other year, with the self-proclaimed "Largest Land-Based Fireworks Show in the Nation," Freedom Over Texas. This year, the festival's blander-than-white-bread head ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2010

    July 4th Weekend Extravaganza at Sam Houston Race Park

    Horse races, fireworks and monkeys riding dogs — sounds like one hell of a 4th

  • Music

    June 3, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Athlete, The Bangles, Cypress Hill, Imogen Heap, MGMT, O'Jays, Rush, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Athlete, Carney: Sat., June 26. Walter's on Washington. All Leather, Balaclavas, Yip-Yip: Sat., May 15. The Mink. The Bangles, Tonic: Sat., May 29. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater. Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Peekaboo Theory, Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Tontons, VerseCity, Wayside Dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Silence Of The Hams

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThis was a pig at one time.​Sad to report that I'm not clever enough to have come up with that little pun on my own (or even, "It puts the BBQ sauce on its skin, or else it gets the hose again!" - a friend came up with that gem shortly afterwards). No, the credit fo ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 31, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Culture

    December 24, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Sam Houston Race Park Welcomes The Teabaggers

    ​Sam Houston Race Park has a new way of trying to entice customers to the park: radical, extreme political events wherein the office of the President of the United States will be disparaged and its occupant compared to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini and whatever other figure talk radio comes up with.Th ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Flipping Out: We've Got a Flip Camera and Aren't Afraid to Use It

    Rocks Off's latest toy is one of those nifty Flip mini-camcorders you can check out here, and coming soon to a concert near you, Houston. We gave it a test run at Ghostland Observatory Saturday evening at Sam Houston Race Park... "Sad Sad City" Photo and video by Craig Hlavaty

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    One Little Tornado Warning in Northwest Houston and the Russians Say Nyet

    There won't be any Russian riders getting on those specialty circus horses out at Sam Houston Race Park tonight.In town for several days and parked under expansive white tents, the show Artania got called off for tonight just a few minutes ago when the day's dark and gloomy skies opened up, accompan ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
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    August 8, 2008

    Friday In-Stores: Hayes Carll and Paris Falls

    If you hurry - and aren't stuck out in Katy somewhere - you can still catch Hayes Carll's 5:30 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music - by the way, congrats to Cactus owner Quinn Bishop and wife Meg on the birth of son Graham yesterday - before his show with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Sam Houston Race Park tonight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Geto Boys, Willie Nelson, Hot Dogs and Vintage

    What a weekend. That third day makes all the difference. Anyone else check out the downtown fireworks? We wound up watching them in White Oak Park, surrounded by Spanish-speaking families. Viva America! The Geto Boys at Warehouse Live Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill couldn't be stopped o ... More >>

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    January 3, 2008

    The Best Country Singer in Houston Contest

    Sam Houston Race Park hosts its annual singing competition

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    May 18, 2006
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    April 27, 2006
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    January 5, 2006
  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    He's Gone Country

    The Nightfly tries out as the next Bocephus at Sam Houston Race Park

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Keeping Up with the Jones

    The Triple Crown thunders to the finish line

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    July 3, 2003

    Fire, Work with Me

    Fun on the Fourth

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    June 26, 2003
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    February 13, 2003

    Eat Your Heart Out

    Friday, February 14

  • News

    November 29, 2001

    Evening the Odds

    In three decades, women jockeys have made tremendous strides. But in the male-dominated world of horse racing, equality remains elusive.

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    November 12, 1998
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    July 10, 1997
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    August 22, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

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    December 28, 1995
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    April 13, 1995
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    November 24, 1994
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