During the month of November, Red Bull Sound Select presented an innovative music showcase in Los Angeles called #30DaysInLA. A different show or event, at a different venue, each night, for 30 nights. The shows include big names such as Juicy J, Chance the Rapper, Cut Copy, and A$AP Mob, but also p ... More >>
Summerland Tour Feat. Everclear, Live, Filter & Sponge Proof Bar Patio July 14, 2013 So Sunday afternoon, a bunch of the better bands on this whole '90s nostalgia bandwagon -- Everclear, Live, Filter, and Sponge -- played a free(ish) show on a parking lot at Proof Bar. And in all honesty, as chee ... More >>
It's 10 o'clock in the morning, and I'm still wiping the sleep from my eyes when a chipper Art Alexakis answers the phone with a warm, "Good morning." Only a few minutes later, he's laughing and regaling me with stories of his time spent in Houston, becoming a father and misadventures in San Francis ... More >>
Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour closes out this year's rodeo.
George Strait Reliant Stadium March 17, 2013 Sunday night, George Strait wrangled 80,020 fans into Reliant Stadium for what is surely to be just one of his first "farewell" shows here in Houston. This glut of country fans -- only few thousand short of the total population of Santa Monica, Californi ... More >>
Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>
Susan Wright is the Houston woman who tied her husband to their bed and stabbed him 193 times. Kelly Siegler is the prosecutor who re-enacted that scene in court, bringing in a bed, tying a fellow prosecutor to it, and then fake-stabbing him 193 times for the jury's sake. Lifetime has made a movie ... More >>
No.For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants. ... More >>
Photo via karlializa.comFact: We love sandwiches. PB&J, BLT, grilled cheese, po-boy, Cuban, Reuben, cheese steak in Philly or muffaletta in New Orleans, single or multi-tiered, we can't get enough. We love them simple and oh so complicated, hot and cold, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some ... More >>
Courtesy of Michael HyattDwight Yoakam, J.D. Foster and Pete Anderson in Santa Monica, Calif., circa 1984Pete Anderson hasn't worked with Dwight Yoakam since 2002, but his association with Yoakam was so successful and visible he may never shake free of that shadow. "We had such a great run," ... More >>
Rocks Off sat down with Youtube sensation David Choi to see what we could learn about the man who gave us "YouTube, A Love Song" in 30 seconds. davidchoi.comRocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? David Choi: It just came out on YouTube recently, and I dread even thinking about it. ... More >>
You said it, Demi.If you're a parent, one day you'll inevitably come to the sobering realization that your child's ultimate happiness is out of your hands. Naturally you're going to avoid feeding them Red Bull and Cheetos for lunch (that's a man's meal) or letting them juggle steak knives, bu ... More >>
Hair Balls was excited to learn that one of its favorite old TV shows, Hawaii 5-0, is returning to the air this fall. That show's success was attributable not just to the swaggering awesomeness of Jack Lord and his haircut, but because the show included a certain timeless element that appeals to peo ... More >>
We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>
I know what you're thinking. Yes, the swizzle does sound like some crazy drink Snoop would have verbally invented at the height of his popularity. And it wouldn't be the first of his concoctions - gin and juice, anyone? We can see Snoop riding down Santa Monica in a drop-top ' Impala with a b ... More >>
Two high-volume taquerias have a lot to say about Houston tacos.
Photos by Jody PerryWhile heading out of the House of Blues for some air, Aftermath and Mrs. Aftermath shared an elevator with Saturday's opener, Clayton Senne. Previously, we sat through his electric organ driven pop/soul act with annoyance and irritation. At the time, we found his banter ... More >>
Pink's Pizza's Santa Monica has a hidden, delicious ingredient.
If you're headed to see the Doggfather Wednesday evning at House of Blues, you might want to be careful. Though Snoop denies any wrongdoing, MTV reported last week that a fan who rushed the stage at a 2005 Seattle show is alleging the rapper clocked him with a brass-knuckle microphone and poured a d ... More >>
Lawndale unveils the King Tut exhibit of the future.
Portrait of the artist as a young man (and his lover as an old one)
Was Polanski a pedophile or merely a patsy?
Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts
What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.
For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle.
Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything
Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style
Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing
Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.
Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun
DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business
In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.
San Francisco's Soulstice shows that bringing the past into the future is no mirage
File-sharing copycats keep free music alive on the Net. The Big Five labels still call it theft.
Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.
Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left
Forget memories. Rickie Lee Jones wants to be discovered.
Van Dyke Parks, the invisible legend of L.A. music, finally goes live
The Borrowers take from anyone they can in order to find themselves