Sam Kinison

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 18, 2012

    Happy Birthday Dusty Hill: ZZ Top's Bottom-End Boogie Man

    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill turns 63 years old on Sunday, but who's counting? The Dust and his band mates have been around pretty much forever, with more than four decades of sold-out shows around the world under their belts. If Hill spends another 43 years playing his Fender bass in perfect precision with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    R.I.P., Army Berets: Eight People Who Could Actually Rock That Look

    Monk: Round Midnight is the right time for a beret​We read with mixed emotions the news that the U.S. Army is dropping the beret from its official combat uniform after soldier complaints. On the one hand, the overall foppishness of the beret tends to cancel out the otherwise serious, assertive ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Top 5 WTF Music Award Acceptance Speeches

    Dana DonovanLittle Joe Washington and a pair of enthusiastic fans at the 2007 HPMA ceremony​As we may have mentioned once or twice, tonight Rocks Off and the Houston Press reveal the winners of this year's 2010 Houston Press Music Awards over at Warehouse Live. It's a free show, with performan ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2010

    Pauly Shore

    I'm looking for an orphan, preferably one that's waterproof

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    March 18, 2010

    Ralphie May

    This comedian and former Houstonian is funny all the way around

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Houston 101: Where Comedy Greats Got Their Start

    ‚ÄčIn the late 1970s, the explosion of stand-up comedy that eventually led to every half0sized burg having a strip-mall Laff Pit or Jokey McGags, complete with a bare-brick background, had yet to happen.Stand-up clubs outside of LA and New York were few and far between. That started to change in 197 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Carl LaBove

    Web exclusive!

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    September 20, 2007

    Henry Rollins

    Former Black Flag frontman keeps the mike, loses the band

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    September 20, 2007

    Stand-Up for Peace

    Local comedians offer comic relief to those still frustrated with the war in Iraq

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Funny Business

    Once upon a time Houston was a hot spot for comedy clubs. Now it's anybody's guess on who'll turn out on any given night

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Drunk and Orderly

    A pair of veteran boozers manage to grow up without sobering up

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    The Missiles

    Saturday, April 22, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707

  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Keira Get Your Gun

    Domino chronicles the life of a model-turned-bounty hunter

  • Calendar

    August 26, 2004

    Hey, Paula

    Comedienne Poundstone doesn't hide from her past

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    June 24, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003

    Rat Pack Redux

    The Whiskey Brothers ring the old-school bell

  • Music

    August 7, 2003


    Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    Comic Confidence

    Michael Colyar will make you laugh

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Greg Wood

    Ash Wednesday (Stag)

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Butthole Surfers

    Saturday, July 13

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2001

    Fertle Ground

    The Fertle family is spending the holidays with family

  • Calendar

    May 17, 2001

    Call of the Wild

    Joe Rogan's stand-up is outspoken, vulgar, vile, cynical -- and maybe even funny

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2000

    James Pineapple Esq. Is Dead!

    But his creator, comic James Ladmirault, lives on

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    September 2, 1999

    Houston, Humor Hotbed

    Houston Comedy Festival

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    August 26, 1999

    Weekend Update

    Comedian Colin Quinn

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    February 25, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 25 - March 3, 1999

  • Calendar

    November 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 26 - December 2, 1998

  • News

    March 10, 1994

    Death of a Comic

    Bill Hicks wasn't Houston's most famous funnyman, just the most important

  • Calendar

    February 10, 1994
  • News

    December 30, 1993

    On the edge in Edge City

    Brad Tyer finds fun, more fun and big fun on the Richmond Strip