This week back in 1980, the rock world lost a good one. John Bonham, the fantastic, heavy-footed drummer for Led Zeppelin was found dead in bed in Jimmy Page's Windsor manor house.
It was an ugly end for Bonzo. A longtime heavy drinker -- particularly when separated from his family -- Bonham had ... More >>
The joys of tying a tieStaffers from Ryan Middle School are fanning throughout the Third Ward today with fliers explaining the school's new dress code.
The new dress code includes ties for boys.
Ties for middle school boys. From personal Catholic-school experience, two problems jump to mind.
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If the first weekend of the Houston International Festival felt like a detour down Canal Street, the second evoked the festival's emphasis on "Spotlighting the Caribbean." Summer picked this weekend to descend two months early, as it tends to do, resulting in in ... More >>
Every modern metropolis needs one. An urban playground within weekend driving distance, that is. Where what happens within the city limits stays within the city limits for all eternity. Well, except for the gift that keeps on giving. But it's not a jaunt of any consequence if you don't re ... More >>
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
Al Green: Fri., Sept. 11. Arena Theatre.
Arctic Monkeys: Sat., Oct. 3. House of Blues.
The Beauvilles, Flowers To Hide, The Live Lights: Sat., July 25. Meridian.
The Black Crowes, Truth & Salvage Co: Wed., Oct. 14. House of Blues.
"Broke Lizard: Live": Thu., Oct. 15. House of Blues.
Cold, Tapro ... More >>
The second EP, Bridges, from local indie darlings Windsor Drive (currently signed to Ping Pong Music) drops this Saturday at what promises to be a spectacular show. Luckily, Rocks Off managed to snag an advanced copy in electronic form so ... More >>