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 >>
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 >>
Five who might have inspired the name.
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 >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Photo courtesy of Nameless SoundAlvin FielderAlvin 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
We all scream for Houston's best ice cream
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 >>
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 >>
What hath God wrought?
Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge
The duel of the tongue vibrators
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?
Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off