Note: In a series of tweets Wednesday night, Cedric Bixler-Zavala of latter-day prog-rockers The Mars Volta announced he was effectively done with the band, the result of an evident falling-out with partner Omar Rodriguez-Lopez over touring. "What am I suppose to do be some progressive house wife ... More >>
Enchiladas rojas.Making enchiladas is more a test of stamina and endurance than culinary prowess. The ingredients are simple and few, and there's not much fancy footwork required. That said, anyone who regularly makes a South of the Border variety of the dish deserves your utmost respect and ... More >>
Mardi Gras has come and gone, which means that crawfish season is now in full swing. The weather is warming up, and the price per pound for live crawfish is stabilizing (except for fluctuations in fuel prices). You, my friends, stand on the cusp of a decision: a) spend this year's crawfish s ... More >>
Amy Chua's controversial book/parenting guide, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, has moms everywhere wondering how to tame their young ones.
But you don't need a copy of the book to learn how to breed strong, smart, successful cubs, because Rocks Off has found the musical translations of Chua ... More >>
Gary Ross: He's baaackWe laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages
A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>
The Jets' Sal Alosi is trippin'Admittedly, on Sundays when the Texans are playing, I tend to get engrossed in whatever it is they're doing. I do a radio show in Houston, I talk about Houston sports, and therefore it is most important that I'm well versed in what the Houston did on the field ... More >>
Ed. Note: Due to an email malfunction, Shea was unable to send his review until Monday evening.
Photos by Marco TorresRick Ross
October 24, 2010
10:09 p.m.: Just walking in now. Papa Reu is finishing the catchy-but-not-catchy-enough-to-still-get-very-excited-about-hearing-it-l ... More >>
Return of the Teflon ManLast we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>
Ricky Rozay will come thundering into town this Sunday. This is a most excellent situation. Saying that Ross is only a little intriguing is like saying that his waistline is only a little oversized; he is perhaps the world's most interesting pseudo-thug.
Lots of people went yo-yo when he was ... More >>
This has been Ricky Rozay's summer, for certain. Teflon Don was, in short, a sparkly, magnanimously produced, well-acted-out album. By the way, let's just go ahead and keep pretending like the entire planet hasn't figured out that Ross employed a ghostwriter for TD. Hard evidence? Well, there ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresSlim ThugYoung Jeezy, Slim Thug
August 21, 2010
8:34 p.m.: The PR people said that if the media wasn't here by 8:30, then they wouldn't be allowed in. So we got here on time. And now we want to die. Showing up to a Saturday night rap concert at 8:30 is lik ... More >>
Hey, have you seen this stupid shit?
That's right, Miller Lite has introduced the Vortex Bottle in hopes of lifting their flagging beer sales by convincing you that swishing around your beer as it pours somehow makes it taste better, as opposed to flatter. What slogans might they have rejected fo ... More >>
Photos by Eric Sauseda
There are simply no other bands doing what the Mars Volta do today and everyday. Plenty of second-rate bands have taken a look at the Volta's template and taken a foolhardy crack at it, but they have all failed miserably, leaving wakes of hackneyed concept albums and ill-in ... More >>