Kurt Vile & the Violators Walters November 6, 2013 "I promise not to party... too hard," sings Kurt Vile on his track "Too Hard." Earlier this week, Vile spoke to us about the importance of maintaining his role as a responsible husband and father of two while on tour. This apparently has something ... More >>
Rocks Off has had musicals on the brain lately. Between Once, featuring music by The Swell Season, dominating the Tony Awards and Rock of Ages, featuring music by the cream of the '80s hair-metal crop, hitting theaters tomorrow it's been a pretty good week for musicals that aren't cut from the tradi ... More >>
The setup: Me, Myself and I, the newest work from Edward Albee, the dean and bad boy of American playwrights, arrives from Edge Theatre and director Jim J. Tommaney, and this is cause for celebration (Tommaney is also a theater critic for the Houston Press). An absurdist play with all the trademark ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Have something you've always wanted to ask a rapper? Email email@example.com. Photo illustration by John Seabor ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverCage the ElephantCage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra Verizon Wireless Theater May 27, 2011 Cage the Elephant are nuts. Like their music or not, you're guaranteed to have a good time at any of their live performances. The band's energy level is unparalleled by alm ... More >>
Photos by Allison WagonerDonald Glover/Childish Gambino Warehouse Live May 3, 2011 WTF is "nerdcore"? That's what we went out to discover last night at Warehouse Live at the combination comedy and rap show performed by the same dude, Donald Glover, whose rap style as Childish Gambino has bee ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling, Fat Tony, Roxxi Jane House of Blues April 8, 2011 Check out the pics of Chingo Bling's party in our slideshow. House of Blues was transformed into one big house party Friday night as Chingo Bling and Fat Tony took the stage in front of a sellout crowd of ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterJesse DaytonBecoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman McGonigel's Mucky Duck March 28, 2011 Check out our a slideshow from the play's opening night. What a smooth, hilarious thing the opening and world premiere of Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kink ... More >>
Our Art Attack blogger on the slippery role of editor/actor.
Saddle up, buckaroo
Black and white mix into a muddle of grays in this unsaintly comedy
Come on, I double-triple down dare you
I love you, you love me not
The 39 Steps turns a Hitchcock drama into hilarious farce.
Photo by Bruce BennettActor James Belcher was on stage the other day starring in A Picasso at Stages Repertory Theatre when he cut a finger on a metal door and couldn't stop the bleeding."A big blood drop is coming and dripping off the end of my finger ... The rest of the show I was worried that ... More >>
Will the killer exit stage left, please?
Photos by Mark C. AustinElaine Greer played a nice set of harmless poppy folk songs at Red Cat, and it was quickly apparent she isn't quite ready for HPMA - her guitar playing is extremely basic and she has occasional rhythm issues. It didn't help that she played this set as a duo; drums an ... More >>
Seems Houston is really anxious to "ease on down the road" with The Wiz; the Ensemble Theatre has just added two more weeks of performances to its already extended run. Under the direction of director/choreographer Patdro Harris and musical director Carlton Leake, The Wiz was the first Ensemble prod ... More >>
Whether it's Sondheim or St. Nicholas, nobody lives happily ever after
Houston's Bo Eason was among the NFL's toughest tacklers. But he takes his hardest hits in writing about his very intimate House of Pain.
With the world premiere of Fucking A, Infernal Bridegroom Productions may have outgrown its seedy past, but it hasn't forgotten it