Bruce Springsteen and a slightly different E Street Band played The Woodlands May 6.
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 6, 2014 It's fitting that the rooflike shelter hanging above the seats at the Woodlands Pavilion is shaped in a tent spire. Because no one has ever merged the concepts of rock and roll show and religious tent revival like Bru ... More >>
Tom Jones House of Blues May 4, 2014 If, as Lord Nelson once remarked, our reputation precedes us, then Tom Jones' rep must enter the room a couple hours in advance. It would at least partially explain the 90 wait time between the doors opening at the House of Blues and his eventual entrance. What ... More >>
I'll admit, I never went back and watched the complete telecast of the Texans and Chargers game from Monday night, partially because I just haven't really had time and partially for, well, other reasons. The good news is that I did finish Season 3 of Breaking Bad last night! So there's that. My po ... More >>
Seven popular myths and urban legends about Numbers.
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! MY HUSBAND ENJOYS PORN; I'M JEALOUS Willie D: My husband is a helpless porn addict. He not o ... More >>
A blow to Al Pacino's Legacy
Quirky millionaire Amarillo oil and heir and arts patron Stanley Marsh 3 was booked into Potter County Jail yesterday on eleven sex crimes involving boys under the age of 17. He has since been released after paying his $325,000 in bonds, according to court records. The arrest follows a half-dozen l ... More >>
Tom DeLay, the man who once easily held the title Most Hated Republican in his clawed hands, will finally have his hearing over campaign-finance money-laundering charges Wednesday before a three-judge panel in Austin. It's been a long road for the former congressman from Sugar Land -- some of the i ... More >>
Had he not been felled by assassins bullets back in 1963, President John F. Kennedy would have turned 95 years old this week. That's if old age and some tragic and wacky Kennedy curse accident wouldn't have done him in first. Would he and Jackie have spent their entire lives together, or would the ... More >>
If you're a sentient creature, chances are you've seen, or heard tell of, Invisible Children's Kony 2012 campaign, and chances are you have an opinion about it. There's also a good chance that, regardless of which camp you're in, you're an insufferable, sanctimonious dillweed. (Sorry; we've just had ... More >>
We recently wrote about a new crop of Texas license plates with a variety of themes, most of them sports related. One of the designs, however, was for the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain that isn't even based in the Lone Star State. We certainly understand the passion of a sports fan, but ... More >>
Joe RyanAs an album title, Old Mad Joy sounds like redundancy when placed in the context of Austin roots rock gonzos the Gourds. As anyone who has ever been in earshot of the band or its records, if the Gourds could bottle the music and sell it at the drug store, the corporations who manufact ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is entirely new and ... More >>
Charlie Sheen: Destined to be duplicitous, apparentlyCharlie Sheen, high on a drug called him, has been analyzed every which way during his recent series of nuclear meltdowns. But the answer to his tiger-blood behavior may lie in the stars. It couldn't hurt to ask, at any rate. So we had ou ... More >>
It's all about the sexIt's a bye week Friday, so we don't have the Texans defense to kick around this week. So I'm going to use my Friday post as a forum to do the new and exciting Friday activity that's sweeping the nation -- telling people to follow other people on Twitter! Riveting! Actuall ... More >>
Del Webb was the guy who invented retirement communities, with Sun City in Arizona.He's long gone now, but his company lives on -- even if most of its clients don't -- building other big-time developments across the southern tier of the country, including Georgetown, north of Austin.Now they're com ... More >>
In the wee hours of a Saturday morning late last month, police in the Liberty County town of Dayton were patrolling State Highway 146 when they encountered what must have looked like a a streak of metallic gray lightning. They claim to have clocked a silver, late-model, Mercedes coupe at spe ... More >>
We're going to mix it up a bit on Pop Rocks today. Usually, I stick with one subject for the entire piece because I'd rather not depend too heavily on snarky line-item entries. But let's face it; sometimes there's just too much going on in the world of pop culture for me to focus on just one top ... More >>
Note: Any resemblance to actual Pride and Joy nurses is coincidental. And highly unlikely.Maybe there's a little too much Viagra coursing through the Rio Grande Valley these days. How else is there to explain this crime of passion at the Pride and Joy adult day care center last week in Edinburg? ... More >>
Tool and A Perfect Circle wouldn't work, so Maynard James Keenan channels his love of Hee Haw through Puscifer.
There are people who like to go to sporting events, there are people who would pay anything to go to sporting events, and then there are people who would pleasure a complete stranger for World Series tickets.Meet Susan Finkelstein. If you haven't heard her story, she is a diehard Phillies fan in ... More >>
It's tough getting an edge in the convenience-store game. Exxon's coffee is as shitty as Shell's, the price for a pair of tallboys is about the same, gas is gas.So if you're Ashish Shrestha of Friendswood, and you're running a Speedy-Mart, you go the extra mile.Some over-the-counter, no-prescription ... More >>
A New Orleans boy in Houston ponders what nevermore may be
Cyberonics has implanted its pacemaker in thousands of epileptics. It wants to expand to the depression market. Still needed: an accounting of those who died or were injured after receiving its implant.
Something kinky's cookin' at Nooky's Erotic Bakery
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Daniel Catán's new opera is listenable but strangely lacking in passion
Strapping comedian Gary Gulman and fellow Last Comic Standing alums hit the road
God, Drayton and dogged Astros fans awake from another World Serious dream
John Waters's latest farce strives for nothing more than NC-17
The nightlife scene is alive and well in the Montrose. Meet some of its stars.
Houston actually pulls off one crazy week
Here I Am (DreamWorks)
The Whiskey Brothers ring the old-school bell
Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day
The Gen-X swing craze is dead. Long live swingin', '70s-style.
Hills Snyder and Chris Sauter build the dream home for some warped parallel universe
Dan Morse is world-ranked. Ruthless. And 62 years old.
Product placement comes to adult videos...hey, watch where you put that thing!
Local Jimmy "T-99" Nelson sets the blues straight
Kody Ellis shows pigs. What have pigs shown him?
Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.
Peddling smut is this young man's version of the American Dream