George Strait trivia time: do you know the second-to-last place King George will have ever played as a regular touring artist? If you had the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo Thursday night, you win, but sadly we still can't help you get tickets to the grand finale tomorrow night in Arlington's AT&T Stadium. ... More >>
The Geto Boys' performance at this year's Free Press Summer Festival was fun and all, but there's no question something was missing. Namely, a sawed-off, fun-loving sociopath by the name of Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper and dancer who's been an indelible element of the group's off-k ... More >>
A taste of the 2013 Houston Press Music Award nominees.
UPDATED: Rocks Off just got off the phone with someone in the GN'R camp, who told us it was she who pulled our credentials, and that Axl had not even read our post from earlier Tuesday. So there it is. Guns N' Roses, Venomous Maximus House of Blues May 28, 2013 An aging has-been milking the nostal ... More >>
There's nothing quite as soul-crushing as a disappointing concert. We've all been there; shit rolls downhill the minute the dude behind you dumps his beer on your girl's shoes, or the security bro doesn't find your umpteenth "Freebird" request to be quite as funny as you did. It'll ruin the night wi ... More >>
Benefit concerts are great. The practice of bands playing to raise money for a cause can be as local as helping a fellow unsigned musician pay for their son's hospital bills to as international as world hunger. Though we may pinch our noses at the perceived sanctimoniousness of people like Bono and ... More >>
Do you hate Ticketmaster convenience fees? If you don't, it's because you've never been to a concert. The various fees tacked onto admission prices by the global ticketing behemoth can add a pretty penny in a hurry to the face value of a chance to see and hear our musical heroes, and they're one of ... More >>
How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
Chuck Hayes, ripping off the dunk-seeking consumer"He is as good as any defender in this league in the low post. I'm going to start talking to the coaches at the end of the year when they have the (All-NBA) defensive team. If he's not on one of the defensive teams, there's something wrong. . ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThe Phish of the Southwest and king of Houston's summer concert hill: George StraitOnline ticket broker StubHub.com released its annual list of America's Top 20 "Most Rockin' Cities" Friday, with Houston holding steady at No. 17 for the second year in a row. We probably would have be ... More >>
Well, Houstonians, our bowl game has grown up. That's right, the Texas Bowl is going big time and this year will be joining ESPN's Capital One Bowl Week lineup. The game will be played on New Year's Eve this year, and kick-off will be at 2:30 pm.Did I mention the game is on ESPN this year?That mean ... More >>
Photo by sillygwailoLooking for Rockets tickets as the hoopsters return to the Toyota Center after their split with the Lakers? Unlike, say, two months ago, you're now at the mercy of the scalpers. But the precise identity of the scalpers may surprise you."Basically the Rockets have created their ow ... More >>
GWAR more important than you might expect.
Radiohead in the Woodlands/photo by Mark C. Austin Well, here's yet more grist for the "Is Houston a good touring town or not" mill. (I know; just what you were waiting for. Me too.) Yesterday online ticket-swap site StubHub.com released its annual survey of "America's Most Rockin' Cities," and Hou ... More >>
The Rodeo saves local parents from a winter of sulking. But what's this whole Miley Cyrus thing about, anyway?