Southern States

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    3400 Montrose: Piece of Houston History Going ... Going .... Gone

    The parking lot of Disco Kroger at the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne has been an ideal vantage point to watch the two-month-long demolition of yet another curious piece of Houston history. While the ten-story building at 3400 Montrose is little more than twisted girders and concrete rubble now, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Jambalaya Festival at Bayou Music Center, 5/23/2013

    Jambalaya Festival Bayou Music Center May 23, 2013 Ingredients: Houston, Texas A roomful of screaming, dancing teens G-Eazy, RL Grime, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Earlwolf Instructions: 1. Open the doors of Bayou Music Center at approximately 4 p.m. Allow scores of teenage hip-hop enthusiasts t ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Pope Francis Who?

    Five who might have inspired the name.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Porn Proves Texas Is Not Southern: We Prefer "Teen," They Prefer "Ebony"

    The question of whether Texas is part of the South or the Southwest has long been debated. Now we can answer that question, thanks to porn. (Is there anything porn can't do?) PornMD, porn-searching website that apparently tries to wrap itself in the aura of the health industry, has put together ra ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Crossing the Line: Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Alvin Fielder Talks Free Jazz, Working for Tricky Dicky and About Dying A Few Times

    Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin Fielder​Alvin Fielder helped found the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) in Chicago, worked for the Nixon Administration and spent much of his life running the family drug store. However, hearing him talk about all of his accomp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Alvin Fielder and Nameless Sound: A Profile on the 2012 "Resounding Vision Award" Winner

    Out of all of Alvin Fielder's accomplishments -- co-founding the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), contributing to free jazz and improv essentials, working for the Nixon Administration and running the family drug store -- winning Nameless Sound's "Resounding Vision Award" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Tuscapalooza: As if You Needed an Excuse to Drink Beer

    groovehouseAll-You-Can-Eat crawfish for a cause.​The string of tornados that tore across the Southern states on April 27, 2011 inflicted damage comparable to a category-five hurricane. It killed more 300 people and left thousands more homeless. The impact was especially severe in Tuscaloosa, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Pickaninnies & White Trash: A Hilariously Un-PC Old Textbook From England

    From the book: "'How' is the Indian's way of saying 'How do you do?'"​You never know what you'll find in a Houston antique shop. For instance, there's The Wonder Book of Children of All Nations. It appears to be intended for schoolchildren, published in Great Britain in, say, 1920 or so, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Carolyn Rodriguez: From Selling Crack to Prescribing "Medicine" for the Soul

    One of the first things Carolyn Rodriguez, the Houston-based female singer and rap artist by way of Arkansas, by way of North Carolina, said to us is that she doesn't like bios. "When you make a bio you have to keep it politically correct," she tells Rocks Off. "You can't tell the real story." She' ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 13, 2009

    The Scoop

    We all scream for Houston's best ice cream

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Get Off The Bus, Fat Kids

    Hey, fat kids -- get off the bus and start walking to school. That's part of the message that will be delivered via a $2 million grant to the UT health Science Center at Houston, announced today. The announcement noted that "childhood obesity, a major national public-health problem, is especially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Katrina & The Waves

    Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Oral Argument

    The duel of the tongue vibrators

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Credit Check

    Kids rack up university credits right there in high school. And their districts and colleges ring up ample revenues in the process. But are the students really learning?

  • News

    April 27, 2000
  • Calendar

    April 2, 1998
  • Music

    April 24, 1997

    Fixed Up

    Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off

  • News

    January 9, 1997