San Jose

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Dominic Kinnear Leaves the Dynamo for San Jose

    Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear, who's led the franchise since its move to Houston in 2006, is heading home to San Jose. The Chron reports today that Kinnear told his coaching staff this past Sunday that he'll resign at the end of the season and take over as head coach for the San Jose Earthquakes ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    2014 Fantasy Crime League: Final Standings, Season Awards

    After much debate and conjecture, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell weighed all the evidence, circumstantial and (presumably) visual, and handed down the punishment: Ray Rice would be suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season for his part in a violent incident with his then-fiancée/now-wif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Bud Selig Did More Than Screw The Astros, He Screwed All Of MLB

    The light's went out in Oakland's Coliseum Saturday night. The A's were hosting the Yankees and the action was delayed over 30 minutes while the lights in left field were returned to life. Problems with Oakland's park are nothing new. Locker rooms fill with sewage when there's a hard rain. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Journey, Morrissey and More

    Journey, Steve Miller Band, Tower of Power The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, May 23 Don't. Stop. Believing. Three words that on their own are somewhat unremarkable, but when put together form the foundation of one of rock's best feel good anthems. Journey isn't a one song band by any means, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Does It Matter That Houston's Not on List of Eight Cities That Ban Smoking in Public Parks?

    There are eight big cities in the U.S. that ban smoking in public parks, and Houston isn't one of them. Sure, it's okay to smoke in a public park here (not in Dallas, however), as long as it's not a situation where everyone is sitting down for a concert or some function. If you want to watch your k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    5 Things: Dash Fall in Inaugural Match

    Four months to the day that the Houston Dash were officially announced as the first expansion franchise in the National Women's Soccer League, they played their inaugural match against the defending champions Portland Thorns. The two MLS-owned franchises kicked off the NWSL season at BBVA Compass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League Update: Chris Culliver Gets The 49ers On The Board In A Big Way!

    If you're outside the city of San Francisco, and you know the name of San Francisco 49er defensive back Chris Culliver, it's probably for one thing. Back during Media Day, prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Culliver did an impromptu interview with comedian Artie Lange where they discussed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Snow Tha Product at Warehouse Live, 2/27/2014

    Snow Tha Product Warehouse Live 2/27/14 Thursday night at Warehouse Live, I met Claudia Feliciano, a short, soft-spoken, wide-eyed Latina with a timid laugh. "Houston is one of the cities where I get the most nervous at, the others being Atlanta and New York City" she said while searching for an iP ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The San Jose Clinic Is Here to Take Care of Those Left Behind by the Texas Health-Care Debate

    Even after the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Texans have no medical coverage. That is why the San Jose Clinic in Midtown still exists.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    San Jose Attempting to Out-Bully Bud Selig

    The city of San Jose, California filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball last week. This doesn't concern Houston. It doesn't concern the Astros, or Jim Crane, or the Astros dwindling fan base. It is a lawsuit that has almost zero chance of success. Bu, hopefully it will do something ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Houston Ranked No. 3 on Happiest Cities for Recent College Grads List

    I think it is fair to say Houstonians are a friendly lot. We say "hi" to people on the street whether we know them or not. We take in hurricane victims and wave at our neighbors. Syndicated sports talk show host Travis Rogers once explained to me how confused he was when a total stranger started up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    What You Need to Know About Cops, Drugs & Big Music Festivals

    Ed. Note: This post from L.A.'s West Coast Sound was written expressly about Coachella, but could just as easily apply to Houston's upcoming Free Press Summer Fest or ACL, except for the whole medical-marijuana thing. Read closely; learn something. Hate to say it, but some of you at large Coachella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    New Rolling Stones Tour Bypasses Houston For Now

    The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg. The tour, announced o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: SHO, Astros and Croquet?

    Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Dynamo lose match, advance to Eastern Conference Finals

    Do you remember those two goals the Dynamo scored on Sporting Kansas City last Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium? Even though they lost 1-0 to Sporting Wednesday night at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, the 2-1 aggregate score secured the Dynamo's place in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Dynamo know on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Brunch, Burger Guys-Style and a Volcanic Cook-Off

    Remember the days when The Burger Guys had first opened and Jake Mazzu was doing these amazing brunches with his crew, like Brandon Fisch and Steve Marques? Well, these day's you can find Marques turning out killer food at The Tasting Room Uptown, but Mazzu and Fisch are doing the brunch thing once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Turn The Radio On: Top 10 Musicians Who Should Be DJs

    A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Slim Thug: Single, Looking For Two... And A Fan?

    ​Rocks Off loves just about everything Slim Thug does. We're big fans of his music, of course, but our admiration has really grown since we started getting to know him via Twitter over the past year or so. Screw that Shit My Dad Says guy; we think Slim should have his own TV show. Keep Shatne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Yet Another Study Says Houston Traffic Is Horrible

    Cruising down the highway, Houston-style​If someone were to do a study of commuting traffic in 90 American cities, gauging cost and miles and hours wasted, where do you think Houston would rank? Would it be 90th? Maybe 89th? NO. We are not as bad as horror pits like San Jose (89) or Dallas ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Slim Thug Requests "Sympathy P*ssy" After Flight Diverted

    Marco Torres​Guess who was on the Continental Airlines flight from San Jose to Houston that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M., this morning because of a "disruptive passenger"? That's right, the Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug. Guess how we know? That's right, Twitter. Apparently the passenge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Dynamo Season Ends WIth A Relatively Rare Win

    "Playoffs?" Not for the Dynamo​Better late than never, as the Houston Dynamo finally won back-to-back matches for the first time all season - MLS regular season that is. Unfortunately, they were also the last two games of the season for the Orange, as they take their first losing season since arri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Dynamo's Troubles Continue: Can't Anyone Here Score?

    Dynamo can't get the ball in the net​A second half equalizing goal by Dominic Oduro was not enough for the Houston Dynamo as they fell to the New England Revolution 2-1. Once again, a pair of defensive miscues doomed the Orange to another home loss last night at the Rob.Just before the half, the R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Dynamo In Another Typical Loss; World Cup Checks Out Houston

    World Cup 2018: Houston will be tested this week​If one game was a microcosm of the Houston Dynamo's 2010 MLS regular season, it was the 2-1 loss this weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes.The loss all but dashes any playoff hopes the Dynamo had; though they are not mathematically eliminated yet, t ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    "Secrets of Circles"

    The new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Houston has a large circumference

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Snow: The Product That Will Wake Up Your Hip-Hop and Political Games

    Let us be forthcoming about 22-year-old, San Jose, Calif., native Claudia A. Feliciano. We'd put her up against any female MC in the game, and we're confident she'd give anyone of them a run for their money... or take their money. She's a versatile, bilingual lyricist who can fluently chop you up i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Aeros' Wade Dubielewicz Is A Travellin' Man

    Photo courtesy Jason Villanueva/Houston Aeros​Houston Aeros goalie Wade Dubielewicz has been all over the place recently. He's been traveling with the Aeros as they criss-cross the country. He's been to Minnesota and California with the parent club Minnesota Wild. Saturday night he backed-up the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Christmas At The Bus Station Ain't Exactly Like IAH Or Hobby

    Photos by Paul Knight​The cab drivers were restless, sitting in their cars and vans along the street next to the Greyhound Bus Station near downtown. "This is the slowest Christmas I've ever seen," Joseph Keener, a cab driver, told Hair Balls. "We're sitting out here talking about stuff that happe ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    The bell tolled for several area restaurants over the past week, including some big-name establishments that have been in Houston for quite a long time. Fox Sports Grill was at the top of that list, with a significant presence and killer location in the Galleria. There has been no immediate indicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Tonight: Diogo Nogueira at Kahlua

    Washington PossatoSamba is not just a single musical genre; it's actually subdivided into countless sub-genres ranging from the party-friendly Carnaval beat to the highly subtle bossa nova made famous by the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. However, among the best-loved in Brazil (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Houston Ranks Second in All-Important Commando Cilantro Index

    Photo by babyparentingguideDamn, guys, what's up with Houston only being the 39th manliest city in the land? We're only one spot above Seattle, and we all know what kind of dudes hang out there. Not very manly dudes, that's who. In all seriousness, this is easily one of the lamest surveys ever. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    R.I.P. John Byrne (Count Five)

    Count Five, "Psychotic Reaction" Here comes sad news that will bring down us dancing drunken fools who make our way up to Boondocks every third Saturday for Reverberation. John Byrne, lead singer of Nuggets mainstays the Count Five, has passed away at the age of 61. The San Jose-based band's bigg ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 25, 2008
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    July 31, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Okay, That's It. We're Calling Bullshit.

    Houston apparently has dropped to number six on the annual Men's Fitness list of the nation's fattest cities. 1. Las Vegas 2. San Antonio 3. Miami 4. Mesa, AZ 5. Los Angeles 6. Houston 7. Dallas 8. El Paso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006
  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Medley Fool

    DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    The Fate of Yates

    Plus: Leaf Them Alone, Thais to Houston, Culture Stock

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Unlucky Winners

    Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?

  • Music

    August 16, 2001


    Pinpointing when Texas music jumped the shark

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Toe-Tapping Zapping

    Game soundtracks struggle for legitimacy in an industry obsessed with killing machines, not killer tunes

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    April 29, 1999
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    February 18, 1999
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