Sam Smith

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys at The Woodlands, 10/30/2014

    Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 30, 2014 Once this whole Ebola thing dies down a little, there are worse ways the Centers for Disease Control could spend taxpayer money than investigating the likely spike in the birth rate between now and the late-2013 release of the Arctic M ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Iggy Azalea, Bury the Crown, Jimmy Cliff, etc.

    Interpol House of Blues, October 3 After 2010's self-titled release was met with a collective shrug and following the departure of longtime bassist/co-founder Carlos Dengler, Interpol looked like it might be down for the count. But after a short hiatus and two solo albums from vocalist Paul Banks, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    The 30 Best Concerts In Houston Before Halloween

    Islands Walters, September 6 Given the recent excitement of the Unicorns' first shows in a decade, opening some recent Arcade Fire dates, the good news that their Canadian indie successors Islands are headed back to town for the first time in a while should make a few townies happy. The show should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    OneRepublic at The Woodlands, 8/22/2014

    OneRepublic Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 22, 2014 Before One Republic was about to play "Preacher," a song from their latest album about lead singer Ryan Tedder's preacher grandfather, Tedder gave us a little background on his childhood and what it was like living under the eyes of a devo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Upcoming: Aretha Franklin, Sam Smith, Black Lips, Erasure, Yelle, Rachael Yamagata, etc.

    Allison Fisher: Sat., June 14, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3714 Main, Houston, 713-529-9666. ALX: Sat., June 28, 9 p.m., $5. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. Aretha Franklin: Tue., September 9, 8:30 p.m., $69.50 to $119.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Fwy, Houston, 713-988-1020. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Avoid These 10 Foods If You Want to Get Lucky on Valentine's Day

    I've never been one to shy away from any meal when I am on a date, regardless of how unattractive the consumption may make me appear. I've slurped soup and spaghetti, virtually unhinged my jaw to chomp down on a burger, inhaled more garlic than a vampire hunter and cracked shellfish like a caveman w ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 11, 2013

    Sweeney Todd: The Many Local Faces of That Bloody Barber

    Several local companies put their stamp on Sweeney Todd.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Cap'n Biff of Wonky Wally Pub at the Texas Renaissance Festival

    Photo by Ginny Braud​We usually wait until it gets fairly cool to make the trek up to Plantersville for the Texas Renaissance Festival, but this year we uncharacteristically went the second weekend it was open. Around 3 p.m. it was 90 degrees and we went in search of a cool, shaded spot to gra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Brew Blog: Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo, With Bonus Peeing-in-a-Bottle Story

    This bottle will never contain anything but beer. ​I believe I've mentioned my parents' somewhat progressive stance on alcohol consumption. As I grew older, it actually became a bit of a bonding experience for me and my dad. He used to be, if not a connoisseur, certainly an adventurous beer dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Tasting Beer: Samuel Smith's Lager

    ​American microbrewed beer may be the passion of many a beer knurd here in Houston, but we recently geeked out sampling English microbrewery Samuel Smith. We'd been fans but had failed to experience its version of a lager until now. Medium hoppiness and light body make this a refreshing brew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Sole of Houston: Strip Mall Taverns on the Southwest Side

    A couple of weeks ago David Beebe and I and special guest Sole-r Sam Smith attempted an overly bold trek from the Brazoria County Line all the way up South Post Oak to Willowbend, from whence we intended to continue hiking on to South Main and thence downtown, to Allen’s Landing. We didn’t make ... More >>

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

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