I have always found it rather puzzling that the Girl Scouts do not sell their famous baked goods in the late fall. The holidays are so synonymous with cookies that you'd think they would make a killing by providing Samoas, Tagalongs, and their other varieties to hungry but lazy consumers. Never fear ... More >>
Of all the bands rolling into town from all over the planet this week for Free Press Summer Festival, no one had to come farther to get here than Baroness. After the alt-metal squad set out to conquer the world last year behind the excellent double album Yellow & Green, a horrific bus crash in Bath, ... More >>
One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>
Kylesa, Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf Walters Houston May 16, 2013 Ever notice how some weeks just never seem to end? There's nothing worse. On those occasions when each and every workday feels scientifically engineered to kick your ass, Thursdays can be the longest days of all: the weeke ... More >>
I'll be honest, until this weekend I didn't even know that the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville was a thing. Had no idea. Even after I found out it was a thing, after seeing my colleague Clay Travis (Nashville talk-show host and founder of outkickthecoverage.com) tweet that he was on his way out ... More >>
Does anyone else miss the Dixie Chicks? Is it even OK to say that in Texas? We hope so, because a week or two ago Rocks Off stumbled across "Tonight the Heartache's On Me" again and have been on a serious Chicks kick ever since. But as the song says, that trio is a long time gone at this point. The ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
The Washington Avenue corridor is fascinating if not for the simple fact that its very existence for the last few years has ignited a firestorm of opinions about its worthiness as Houston's king of party scenes. Last year, Houston Press writers Craig Hlavaty, Shea Serrano and Mike Gigilio did an inc ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseErasure Verizon Wireless Theater September 24, 2011 Over the course of their 25-year history together, British duo Erasure has recorded 13 albums, released 40 singles, and sold 25 million records. The pair is subsequently considered as one of the definitive architects of ... More >>
Courtesy of Codi RoweCodi Rowe (right) with Creed guitarist Mark TremontiRocks Off is not generally a fan of tribute bands, and even less so of Creed. We did have one guy hear who was a fan, but we left his body in the lobby as a warning to others who would embrace Stapp and Co. with arms wid ... More >>
5. Immortal All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast) These Scandinavian black-metallers get ridiculed for their excessively KISS-like corpse paint and pro-wrestling poses in promo pics, but one listen to this astonishing comeback album, their first release since 2002, will call a halt to any and all snicke ... More >>
The author of How to Be Lost maps out her new title, Love Stories in This Town
Take It On the Run
HISD and a paid trustee get entangled in the spreading empire of a private firm touting safe alternative schools for troubled kids. So why are some students and parents so scared?
In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries
Redford's Bagger Vance substitutes pretty for powerful
With Brown adrift, can this trio carry the ball?
The Lifestyle goes where no documentary has gone before: suburban group sex
Forces of Nature walks on the mild side of classics