America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>
True story: once, we were entertaining some people at home and my rat terrier, Mingus, got loose and began mingling with the guests. Because he's an insufferable attention-seeker and since people are nice and tend not to be threatened by terriers, a woman petted him and asked what his name was. I t ... More >>
Super Bowl week is off and running, and if it's Super Bowl week it means that there's a chance we could get some NFL-related drama. Back in the day, that drama would be limited to actual shenanigans the night before the game (Barrett Robbins heading to Tijuana, Stanford Jennings getting his drug on, ... More >>
A first look at the new Pappa Geno's in Bellaire.
Gustavo Arellano isn't just any Mexican. Over the years, the writer has turned himself into almost the "official" Mexican of America thanks in large part to his syndicated column, "Ask a Mexican!" and books like Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. This is his most recent book and one in w ... More >>
And why might a Mexican family hate a wealthy Mexi-and-white couple?
The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
In a few weeks, Rocks Off loses another friend to marriage when one of our best friends from high school gets hitched at a church in Sugar Land. Quite honestly, out of all of our best friends, the smart money was on Rocks Off to get married first while Brett was going to linger on as a swinging bac ... More >>
â€‹From the first bars of ripping blaster "Little Boy," Joey Harris and his Mentals explode like Elvis's heart after a fried banana sandwich. The Mentals don't even bother with a title for this one. It's clear from the Rolling-Stones-in-a-barroom stomp of the opening track that the ethic and spirit ... More >>
Doug Sahm is probably up in heaven with a bottle of Big Red in his hand and a huge smile on his face and bending God's ear about Tremoloco. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean has received an early warning that Tremoloco is returning to Under the Volcano July 22, after a 13-month absence. Composed of Los Lobo ... More >>
Mariachi Real de San Diego Mariachi Classics www.mariachi4u.com/usa/Real_de_San_Diego.htmMariachi music has been present in American culture as long as I can remember - I recall watching old Hollywood films set in Mexico or Southern California, where the inevitable trio would come out for a song o ... More >>
amd other suave ways of getting in her chonis
Doug Supernaw's long, sad spiral
A Bevy of Bad News
Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans
In which we examine Cancuntry music
Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.
Culture Clash is a smash at the Alley
Has Amerigo's been resting on its "best restaurant in The Woodlands" laurels too long?
Michael Patrick Welch is a happy jack-of-all-trades
While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs
Juarez (Sugar Hill Records)
NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games
Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup
Manny Garcia fought both the Viet Cong and racial prejudice
Seize your three minutes of fame
Corridos get updated with drugs and guns
German culture has been a part of Houston for well over a century
Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?
Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.
"El Matador" Chavez fought his way to the top of the boxing ranks. Now he hopes to make his greatest comeback - if the INS will let him in the ring.
Bad breaks haven't slowed Vallejo's funky ascent
From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
The director of The Chase considers Houston and Keaton