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  • Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    #30DaysInLA: An Exhausting, Red Bull-Fueled Musical Feast

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Summerland: Everclear, Live, Filter & Sponge at Proof Bar Patio, 7/14/2013

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Everclear's Art Alexakis on Living In Montrose, Fatherhood and Summerland

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013

    Goodbye, George?

    Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour closes out this year's rodeo.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Last Night: George Strait at Reliant Stadium

    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 >>

  • Culture

    July 26, 2012
  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Perry Farrell Is Doing Just Fine

    Jane's Addiction and Lollapalooza mastermind on Bin Laden and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Blue-Eyed Butcher: Lifetime's Susan Wright Movie, Viciously Reviewed By One Of Her Attorneys

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Pizza Places

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    National Sandwich Day Is Thursday, November 3!

    Photo via​Fact: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Pete Anderson: Ex-Yoakam Guitarist Evens Things Up

    Courtesy of Michael HyattDwight Yoakam, J.D. Foster and Pete Anderson in Santa Monica, Calif., circa 1984​Pete 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    30 Seconds With David Choi

    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.​Rocks 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan & Demi Lovato: Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Pop Stars

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): TV Pilot Edition

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Bobby Heugel's Weekly Cocktail: The Swizzle

    ​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 >>

  • Dining

    January 28, 2010

    Brain Tacos or Cheesy Migas?

    Two high-volume taquerias have a lot to say about Houston tacos.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Aftermath: Everclear's Perfect Soundtrack to Imperfection at House of Blues

    Photos by Jody Perry​While 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 >>

  • Dining

    May 7, 2009


    Pink's Pizza's Santa Monica has a hidden, delicious ingredient.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Tonight: Snoop Dogg at House of Blues

    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 >>

  • Culture

    March 26, 2009

    King Tut Is Back

    Lawndale unveils the King Tut exhibit of the future.

  • Dining

    March 19, 2009
  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Film

    October 2, 2008

    Opposites Attract in Chris & Don

    Portrait of the artist as a young man (and his lover as an old one)

  • Film

    August 28, 2008

    Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired Argues the Case...

    Was Polanski a pedophile or merely a patsy?

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Suffer the Children

    Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts

  • News

    September 20, 2007


    Going Greyhound

  • Film

    July 26, 2007

    Christian Bale

    What won't the best actor of his generation do for a role? Not much.

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Sundance Kids

    For alumni of America's most prestigious film festival, winning is less than half the battle.

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Wize Guys

    Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 2, 2004

    Hollywood Holiday

    Judith Owen and Harry Shearer spread some Christmas cheer, L.A.-style

  • Film

    August 5, 2004

    Wet Kisses

    Riding Giants gushes over the legends of "big wave" surfing

  • Music

    February 12, 2004


    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • Film

    August 21, 2003


    Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun

  • Film

    February 27, 2003

    Rockin' the Cradle

    DMX and Jet Li get down 2 Grave business

  • Culture

    May 2, 2002

    Skate or Die

    In the 1970s, the Z-Boys were hell on wheels. Today, they're shredding the big screen.

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Grand Illusions

    San Francisco's Soulstice shows that bringing the past into the future is no mirage

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Napster's Spawn

    File-sharing copycats keep free music alive on the Net. The Big Five labels still call it theft.

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    A Dying Race

    Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.

  • News

    November 11, 1999
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    October 22, 1998
  • Music

    February 26, 1998
  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

  • Music

    October 16, 1997
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Chucking Chuck E.

    Forget memories. Rickie Lee Jones wants to be discovered.

  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    Odd Man Out

    Van Dyke Parks, the invisible legend of L.A. music, finally goes live

  • Music

    January 11, 1996

    Clever Criminals

    The Borrowers take from anyone they can in order to find themselves

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