My ongoing commitment to the young adults I parent is strong. Occasionally, it leads to weekends like one late last month, which included 30-plus hours of driving to and from Denver to help my daughter, who lives in nearby Boulder. Errands aside, my wife and I had about six waking hours in the Mile ... More >>
Dwight Yoakam Arena Theatre December 20, 2013 An odd thing occurred at the Dwight Yoakam show at Arena Theatre Friday night: the cast of Federico Fellini's epic remake of Urban Cowboy showed up to party. Rhinestones, Jack and Coke, and all. While Yoakam and his band of musical throat-cutters ran t ... More >>
All Stars Tour 2013 featuring Every Time I Die: With Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray From The Path, Capture the Crown, IWRESTLEDABEARONCE, For All Those Sleeping, Ice Nine Kills., Sat., Aug. 10, 2 p.m., $22.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Amy Lavere: Thu., June 1 ... More >>
This week, Rolling Stone and NME got wind of the fact that '70s hard-rock heroes Thin Lizzy will hit the studio this fall to record their first new album since band founder/leader/icon Phil Lynott's death 26 years ago. The news was actually broken by HotPress.com last week, but it took a while for w ... More >>
Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Foxy Shazam House of Blues September 9, 2012 See more with Slash, Myles Kennedy and various other conspirators in our slideshow. Seeing Slash is actually a more value-packed way to get the Guns N' Roses experience here in 2012, a year that saw any ho ... More >>
This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>
The 5 fast-food sides we miss most.
Sci-fi fans across the world were saddened when prolific author Ray Bradbury died Tuesday, Wired magazine reported. The typewriter-loving Bradbury was 91 and lived in Los Angeles. Bradbury was best known for writing that set the standard for post-WWII science fiction such as Fahrenheit 451, The Mar ... More >>
A summer concert season to melt your face off.
Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>
Blind Pilot: Sun., July 15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. The Bouncing Souls, The Menzingers, Luther: Sat., June 23. Fitzgerald's The Bright Light Social Hour: Fri., May 25. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Broncho: Thu., June 28. Fitzgerald's Cassandra Wilson: Sat., Oct. 20. C ... More >>
Sixteen Houston acts will play an all-day free show during SXSW from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th St. The party is sponsored by The Convoy Group, the company run by Houston promoter and sometime Rocks Off photograher Mark C. Austin, who announced the party ear ... More >>
Your guide to the bands and venues.
Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>
Photos by David EnsmingerCheetah ChromeBatusis feat. Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Mango's December 10, 2010 "Everything was as it always had been ... the years were a mirage and there had been no years," E.B. White once wrote, describing the collapse of time. This is what Batusis effor ... More >>
Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.
Photos by Jason WolterRaul Malo House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) October 2, 2010 Raul Malo torched the Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues Saturday night. Faced with a rowdy, lively audience packed with a huge percentage of 40-something ladies (especially up front) and their escorts, M ... More >>
Kansas City's Get Up Kids have Something to Write Home About all over again.
To his champions, Gram Parsons was a cult-hero musical genius and the primary inventor of “country rock.” But he was also a tragic figure who died prematurely, and whose work has never been properly appreciated. To his critics, Parsons was a spoiled rich-kid wastrel who rode his good looks, mar ... More >>
And a lot of people agree with him