Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sat 1/30: Bill Maher @ Cullen Performance Hall
Tues 2/16: Cowboy Mouth @ HOB
Thurs 2/18: Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Continental Club
Sat 2/20: Gov't Mule @ HOB
Mon 2/22: Jay-Z @ Toyota Center
Tues 2/23: Akron/Family @ Walter's
Sat 2/27: Tegan & Sara @ Warehouse Live
Tues 3/02: Dropkick Murphy's @ Warehouse Live
Sat 3/06: John Mayer & Michael Franti @ Toyota Center
Thurs 3/11: David Gray @ Verizon Wireless
Tues 3/16: Rogue Wave @ Warehouse Live
Tues 3/16: Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Mango's
Fri 3/19: The Beach Boys @ Jones Hall
Sat 3/20: Miike Snow @ Meridian
Sat 3/20: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ HOB
Mon 3/22: Vivian Girls @ The Mink
Wed 4/07: The Big Pink & A Place To Bury Strangers @ Warehouse Live
Fri 4/09: Yeasayer @ HOB
Sun 4/11: Camera Obscura @ Warehouse Live
Fri 4/16: Owl City @ Verizon Wireless
Fri 4/23: Beach House @ Walter's
Sun 5/02: Dr. Dog & Deer Tick @ Warehouse Live
Wed 5/05: Norah Jones @ Verizon Wireless
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Dodo's will be stopping by Houston's Orange Show on Saturday, October 3rd...and I cannot wait!
Check out their track "Fools" from the first album...
Monday, September 21, 2009
Here's the new track from their upcoming album, to be released in 2010. It's much darker than their previous tracks, which they pull off with ease. The strings are just beautiful...check it!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sure it's fun to getogether with others who understand why you want to eat wholesome food that actually tastes good, but why can't we start a healthy fast food movement with no excuses?
Just follow me here through some scenarios that takes today's transfatty-saturated-preseravative options and replaces them with those of a healthy culture:
Unhealthy: "I was sooooo hungover, that I NEEDED those Rally's chili cheese fries."
Solution: What's so wrong with having some baked potato fries and topping it with a fresh low-part skim cheese and a fresh black bean and turkey chili? It's just as comforting, maybe a little more time to prepare but not much, and will absolutely save your life in your post-party state.
Unhealthy: "I had to rush to a meeting, so I grabbed a Taco Bell Cheesy Gordita Crunch"
Solution: First of all, I wouldn't want to be meeting with you after your run to the border....but I've had mexican fare that tastes much better than Taco Bell and most Mexican fare is simple to prep and definitely won't break the bank.
There are restaurants that have made some progress after Jared started eatin' fresh at Subway...
- Ziggy's Healthy Grill in Houston had the idea right, but recently decided to replace their quick counter service with a less-than satisfactory table service. Bad move Ziggys...
- Ruggles Green, also in Houston, cooks up an organic menu with gluten-free options. Some menu items are healthy, but others are just as high calorie as anywhere else...so you have to be cautious of your choices. Great concept with delicious food, but it's slow and overpriced.
- My Fit Foods is definitely on to something with their dietician-approved freshly prepared meals. The prices aren't too bad, the staff is knowledgeable, the food is amazingly flavorful and filling, and the preps are quick.
- New Orleans' own Naked Pizza has received rave reviews on Yelp for their yummy pies. They are use whole grain crust and fresh toppings with no preservatives. Even the skeptics seem to enjoy it. They're looking to franchise nationwide...good luck guys.
I just think it would be so simple to have a drive through healthy fast food option with baked items, healthy sandwiches, veggies and fruits instead of what we are currently harming ourselves with. What is it about knowing that something is so bad for you that makes you want it more? I guess just the feeling of rebellion....but if you could replace it with something that won't put you in a post-meal coma for the same speed and price....would you do it?
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Thurs 7/09: Major Lazor @ Escobar
Tues 7/14: Pete Yorn @ Meridian
Mon 7/27: Reel Big Fish @ Warehouse Live (c'mon you know you wanna go back to your ska days)
Wed 7/22: Coldplay @ Woodlands
Sat 8/01: Counting Crows @ Sam Houston Race Track
Sat 8/01: Dr. John @ Discovery Green Park
Sun 8/02: De La Soul @ HOB
Tue 8/04: Atmosphere @ Warehouse Live
Sat & Sun 8/8&9: Free Press Summer Fest @ Tinsley Park (Broken Social Scene, Of Montreal, Explosions in the Sky, What Made Milwaukee Famous, Octopus Project)
Sat 8/08: Green Day/ Franz Ferdinand @ Toyota Center
Fri 8/14: Bowerbirds @ Walter's
Sun 8/16: Los Campesinos! @ Warehouse Live
Fri 8/21: Rebirth Brass Band @ Warehouse Live
Sun 8/30: Peter Bjorn & John w/ Depeche Mode @ Woodlands
Thu 9/03: Fruit Bats @ Walter's
Sat 9/05: Paolo Nutini w/ Anya Marina @ Warehouse Live
Fri 9/25: Ra Ra Riot @ Warehouse Live
Rewind back to February, when I anxiously awaited seeing the musical mega masterpiece that is Broken Social Scene....I talked about it for months. Only to be taken down by half of a bottle of Sweet Tea Vodka as Kevin Drew took the stage....then woke up at 6 the next morning with a frantic, "What the hell happened???" I've been bummed out since the blackout, because I never do that for a show and also made the man friend bail with me....but really folks, he was the STV enabler.
Yeah...I barely remember this...
A half of a year has passed since the incident, I've become very experienced with the Sweet Tea Vodka, and Broken Social Scene are coming back to Houston on August 8th!!!! It's a two-day festival hosted by Free Press Houston on Buffalo Bayou near downtown...and the ticket prices are 10 measly bucks a day! Accompanying the Canadian supergroup for this weekend of awesomeness will be Of Montreal, The Octopus Project, What Made Milwakee Famous (I did!! ...jokes, jokes), and Austin's own Explosions in the Sky!
I highly recommend that you go, drink your Sweet Tea Vodka cautiously, and party your sweaty lil bayou butt off!
Tickets and info at: http://freepresssummerfest.com/
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's the info you need to get ya started with some crawling of the pubs: