• Blogs

    November 24, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Leon Russell, Hell City Kings, The 1975, etc.

    Leon Russell House of Blues, November 24 Though he's not quite a household name, Leon Russell's gospel-soaked style has infiltrated so much rock and pop of the past 40 years it's practically a genre of its own. The Lawton, Okla. native has been a go-to keyboardist, songwriter and partner in crime f ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The Second Half

    Given the spread and the appeal-to-all-age-groups nature of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time," the possibility that the list was computer-generated seems more and more likely. Either that, or Rolling Stone is farming out its country blog to Best in Texas magazine? There are ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Lawsuit: Jailers Ignored Woman as She Gave Birth in Cell -- and the Baby Died

    A woman jailed in Wichita County two years ago for drug possession says jail guards and a nurse ignored her pleas for help as she gave birth alone in a jail cell. Nicole Guerrero claims in her lawsuit, filed in a Dallas federal court, that she was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she "experienced severe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Thanksgiving Recaps, A Look At Foodgasm and Christmas Recipes Galore

    Urban Swank: The ladies at Urban Swank attended the Southern Star Beer Dinner at Fusion Taco with Southern Star Brewing Company and feasted on five courses with beer-taco pairings. They loved the wonton shell taco with tuna tartare and avocado paired with the Grisette, as well as the barbeque pork t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Tim Tebow, Star Of The Omaha Beef?

    Yesterday, I got an e-mail from my friend R.J. Bell, founder of wagering infotainment website I love getting e-mails from R.J. because they always have the gambling spin on whatever the latest sports news is. You know how some people subscribe to services that send them inspirational e- ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    March Madness Elite 8: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    And then there were four! (I know, on the list of lame, cliched, bloggy catchphrases "And then there was (however many are left)" is right behind "Houston, we have a problem." but I'm still a little rattled from falling for the Dream Shake's April Fool's Day prank. I'm running simple plays here, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Don't Fall for the Mystery Shopper Scam!

    Like most of the rest of us, Algernon Morehead of Humble could always use a few extra bucks, so he looked online last month for ways to become a mystery shopper -- people paid by market research firms to evaluate the shopping experience at a variety of companies (usually retailers). He filled out ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Oklahoma Dust Storm

    Jimmy Webb, songwriting legend, is still on the line.

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    January 26, 2012

    Before We Cared: 10 Bit Players Who Became Superstars

    On this day in 1965, British songstress Petula Clark reached number one on the charts with "Downtown," a pop classic with an unforgettable hook that has become a mainstay of oldies radio, film soundtracks and TV advertisements in the years since. The song even served as a plot point in an episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Last Night: Glen Campbell At Stafford Centre

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Glen Campbell Stafford Centre September 21, 2011 Thursday night may have been the most profoundly uncomfortable Aftermath has ever been watching a live performance. In the past year, we have seen many artists of advanced years in concert, from Merle Haggard and Willie ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    R.I.P. R.E.M.: Goodnight To The Men On The Moon

    remhq.comFeeling Gravity's Pull: R.E.M., 1980-2011​Sad news out of Athens, Ga. today: To our Fans and Friends: As R.E.M., and as lifelong friends and co-conspirators, we have decided to call it a day as a band. We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Glen Campbell's 15 Greatest Hits - As A Guitarist

    Yet another reason to love Pet Sounds.​In a few hours, Rocks Off will be down at the Stafford Centre, watching the sold-out first Houston-area stop on Glen Campbell's extended "Farewell Tour." It might be the only one, but the tour is booked well into 2012, so we figure there's got to be a Dos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Charlie Fondow's Eccentric House Is On The Market

    ​Ten years ago we looked the owner and builder of an extremely odd Third Ward house, Charlie Fondow. The guy just could not stop adding to his house in the 2300 block of Wichita, whether it was gables, turrets or proposed Plexigas elevators. We learn today via Swamplot that the home is for sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Gorillaz's New Album Includes Song About Houston

    ​ Christmas morning, Rocks Off got to hear the new Gorillaz album, The Fall, recorded entirely on an iPad by leader Damon Albarn as the super-group made their way through the States on tour this past October. Most every city on the run got a song dedicated to it, including Texas towns Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Walmart Wants to Be Friends on Facebook

    ​Although Texas has weathered the economic downturn better than most states, that's small consolation to those residents still unable to feed their families. According to research published by the Food Research and Action Center earlier this year, Texas has the 13th-highest rate of food hardsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    John Fullbright: Woody Guthrie Sells A Lot Of Hamburgers​John Fullbright, playing a writers-in-the-round with Jess Klein tonight at Anderson Fair, looks like the kid at the grocery store sacking groceries or gathering carts from the parking lot. The innocent look masks an old-soul singer-songwriter and one of the hottest youn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Reporting from the Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium: Chingo Bling Talks "Taco Circuit"

    ​A lot of rappers establish street cred by talking about hittin' licks and sellin' rocks. Chingo Bling raps about slangin' tamales and hot sauce -- which is what brought him to the Southern Foodways Alliance annual symposium last weekend. Known as the Masa Messiah, or the Taquero Vaquero, or ... More >>

  • Film

    June 24, 2010

    Knight in Verbal Armor

    Tom Cruise, please stop talking.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Listology: Nava of The Last Place You Look's Favorite Vocalists

    This weekend Thee Armada gets a proper send-off at the band's supposed final show ever at Warehouse Live Saturday night. Armada singer Josh Caddy is moving on to another band, and his bandmates are calling it a day. Some of Houston's best alt-rock bands are opening, including The Last Place You Loo ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 31, 2009
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    November 23, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Holy City

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Traveling for the holidays? If you'll be near Wichita Falls you should consider crossing the border to the north to explore the village of extraordinary weirdness known as The Holy City, near Lawton, Oklahoma. Nestled in the measly foothills of the Wichita Mountains, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Jimmy Webb at the Dosey Doe Coffeehouse

    Rich Connelly‚Äč Jimmy Webb was a one-man hitmaking machine back in the 1960s, cranking out an incredible number of long-remembered songs in a three-year period. He's never replicated that success (possibly no one could), but he's continued to write songs, musicals, a book and tour with a one-man sh ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
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    June 16, 2009

    Now It's Even A Bigger Deal To Win A Tommy Tune Award

    The ceremony for Houston's Tommy Tune awards has become a high point on the local high-school drama calendar, as productions from all over the area enjoy their own version of the Tonys.Now the nominees have even more reason to get incredibly tense as the winners are announced: at stake may be a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Tough Month To Be A Houston Flier

    October was really a tough month to be an air passenger in Houston.The federal Bureau of Transportation has released its latest survey of flight delays, and Houston plays a prominent role in it.The third-worst airline when it came to on-time arrivals was our very own Continental. Almost 19 percent o ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    June 26, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Flock to "Flicker Fusion"

    Don't miss the powerful, curious animation screening at DiverseWorks

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Greyhound Racing

    Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

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    September 7, 2006
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    August 24, 2006


    Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity

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    August 22, 2006
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    November 24, 2005

    Common Cold

    Harold Ramis's Ice Harvest is just a reheated Christmas caper

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    When Wild Musicians Attack!

    Ryan Adams is headed this way. Where does he fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
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    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    ¿Quién Eres Tú, Mun2?

    Mun2 wants to be the new home for Latin culture -- without the Spanish

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Tribal Warfare

    Carroll Cocchia says she's one-third Indian, and is trying to bring local Native Americans together. Detractors say she's white, and is helping to tear them apart.

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    March 29, 2001

    Withering Heights

    Others may label it a monument to mishmash; Charlie calls it home

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    February 1, 2001


    Shining Example, KTRU Blues, Not So Nice

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    The Play's (Not) the Thing

    All the world's a stage in the toothless Big Kahuna

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Killing Time

    The case against him died from lack of evidence. But Texas still plans to execute Odell Barnes.

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    January 21, 1999
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    August 7, 1997
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    April 24, 1997

    Fixed Up

    Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off

  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Soul Men

    Okay, the name is stupid. But Soul Coughing is still a great band.

  • Calendar

    December 15, 1994
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    January 6, 1994

    The Poison Connection

    A "gas leak" in a Matamoros chemical plant wafts a poison and paper cloud toward a corporate office in Houston

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