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Top Five Gentrifying Bars in Houston | Free Press Houston Top Five Gentrifying Bars in Houston
A gastronomic bomb is hurtling towards Houston, and there’s nothing you, I, or anyone can do to stop it. With projections for 2017 anticipating crippling — err, I mean, tripling percentages of growth for the food-and-beverage industry, there is no question that Houston lies at the very center of this conversation. With Houstonians consistently ranked […]
Free Press Houston | June 26, 2017
Houstonian Tales: Lauren Eddy | Free Press Houston Houstonian Tales: Lauren Eddy
While Lauren Eddy isn’t the only person booking shows on the island, her efforts through Wake The Zine shouldn’t begin to go unnoticed. The monthly zine that can be found at various shops like Deep End Records, Insomnia, and Wired Up, is a calling card to DIY culture and making the most of wherever you live. Through the zine and her band EL LAGO, she’s proving that she can not only write abou...
Free Press Houston | June 26, 2017
The NFL Fandom Report Doesn't Think Much of the Texans | Houston Press The NFL Fandom Report Doesn't Think Much of the Texans
It seems at times as if the Houston media treats the Houston Texans as the most exciting thing in the sports. But just how much do Houstonians really care about the team? What about the rest of the country? Just how passionate are fans about the Texans? According to a...
Houston Press | June 26, 2017
Houston Woman Buys Almond Joy at Walmart, Gets Maggots Instead | Houston Press Houston Woman Buys Almond Joy at Walmart, Gets Maggots Instead
All Peables Fowls wanted was an Almond Joy. Instead she got a lap full of maggots. It's the kind of disgusting mishap that can ruin candy bars forever — and is therefore sufficiently horrific to warrant a $1 million lawsuit against Walmart, where she purchased the candy bar. Back in...
Houston Press | June 26, 2017
“Chasing Trane” & “The Bad Batch” | Free Press Houston “Chasing Trane” & “The Bad Batch”
Chasing Trane follows a linear path from the beginnings of John Coltrane’s career to its spectacular end. All the while, Coltrane’s music, heard constantly over the narration, lifts and elevates the viewer. In many ways the life of Coltrane mirrors the rise of jazz since WWII. Bebop gives way to experimental and free form styles […]
Free Press Houston | June 23, 2017
Where It Can Go: An Interview with Thrice | Free Press Houston Where It Can Go: An Interview with Thrice
Thrice. Photo: Jonathan Weiner   Almost two decades after forming, the post-hardcore outfit are Thrice are as relevant as ever. Recently off a hiatus, the group is now on the road playing shows with the Deftones and Rise Against in support of their latest release, To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere, their eighth studio album. […]
Free Press Houston | June 23, 2017
War On Women Take Their Message To Warped Tour | Free Press Houston War On Women Take Their Message To Warped Tour
Being misogynist, racist, sexist, and abusive is not allowed in punk anymore, and those who lead the charge are doing so with more vigor and awareness than most who came before them. Baltimore’s War On Women is definitely one of the bands that’s leading that movement. Aside from a fiery live show full of energy, their message of feminism within their co-ed lineup has become a calling card wort...
Free Press Houston | June 23, 2017
Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Boy Epic, Lea Porcelain + more | Free Press Houston Top 5 Music Videos of the Week: Boy Epic, Lea Porcelain + more
Outside the sun sends shimmers of heat from the pavement, which form into half-remembered nightmares, delirious hopes, and possible death from the sun. Stay inside with me, and lets watch the best videos of the week. 5. Lea Porcelain — “A Year From Here” “A Year From Here,” directed by Micki Rosi Richter and Lea Porcelain […]
Free Press Houston | June 23, 2017
After California AG Bans State Travel to Texas, Ken Paxton Gets Passive Aggressive | Houston Press After California AG Bans State Travel to Texas, Ken Paxton Gets Passive Aggressive
The California attorney general appears to be the kind of guy who believes in the old trope that actions speak louder than words: Instead of just condemning Texas's anti-LGBT adoption law, Attorney General Xavier Becerra banned state and public university employees from traveling to Texas on any state-sponsored trips. Becerra...
Houston Press | June 23, 2017
Acid Angels in Arizona: An Interview with Body of Light | Free Press Houston Acid Angels in Arizona: An Interview with Body of Light
Body of Light. Photo: Kaleb Marshall   In recent years, when Arizona’s experimental music realm rears it’s head, you are met with an entirely new world of talented individuals creating something enviable that artists are tracing their lines around. In steps Body of Light, a synth duo comprised of Alex and Andrew Jarson, two brothers […]
Free Press Houston | June 23, 2017
How Will Houston Residents Fare if Senate Health Care Bill Passes? For Many, Not Well | Houston Press How Will Houston Residents Fare if Senate Health Care Bill Passes? For Many, Not Well
For Americans who are both wealthy and healthy — and especially young — the U.S. Senate's health care bill, unveiled yesterday, might not be very concerning. For just about everyone else, the sweeping change s to Medicaid, to subsidies, to the individual market and to coverage standards carry some hefty...
Houston Press | June 23, 2017
How Many Baseball Fans Must Be Maimed Before MLB Parks Extend Their Netting? | Houston Press How Many Baseball Fans Must Be Maimed Before MLB Parks Extend Their Netting?
A hard line drive off the bat of a major league hitter can make rocket into the seats behind the dugout in six-tenths of a second. That means a fan intensely watching the game can see the ball hit the bat, blink an eye, then have the ball just inches...
Houston Press | June 23, 2017
After Brief Brush With Cindy, Galveston Returns to Normal | Houston Press After Brief Brush With Cindy, Galveston Returns to Normal
Galveston regained a sense of normalcy Thursday after a brush with a not-very-intimidating tropical storm. Tropical Storm Cindy swirled erratically around the Gulf Coast of Texas Wednesday night, dumping rain all the way from the Houston area to the Louisiana border. But despite a foreboding couple of days — Cindy...
Houston Press | June 23, 2017
Man Accused of Raping 88-Year-Old Woman at Houston Senior Living Facility | Houston Press Man Accused of Raping 88-Year-Old Woman at Houston Senior Living Facility
A man has been arrested and charged in the brutal rape of an 88-year-old woman at a senior living facility earlier this month — and may be connected to several other sexual assaults the Harris County District Attorney's Office is now investigating. According to the DA's office, 21-year-old Justin Glenn...
Houston Press | June 22, 2017
Being Honest: An Interview with Jessie Reyez | Free Press Houston Being Honest: An Interview with Jessie Reyez
Live your truth. It’s enticing to live according to adages and calendar slogans, but very rarely do we think of what that truly means; truth is subjective, but always real. James Baldwin once wrote, “There are too many things we do not wish to know about ourselves,” and in those “things,” there is the truth. […]
Free Press Houston | June 22, 2017
Man Found Dead, Wife Injured on Bolivar Peninsula as Cindy Batters Coast | Houston Press Man Found Dead, Wife Injured on Bolivar Peninsula as Cindy Batters Coast
A couple was found near the shore of the Gulf Coast on the Bolivar Peninsula Thursday morning, with one man dead and his wife non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office. Authorities discovered the couple at the intersection of State Highways 87 and 124, right near High Island...
Houston Press | June 22, 2017
Laugh-In: An Interview with George Schlatter | Free Press Houston Laugh-In: An Interview with George Schlatter
Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In was a phenomenon of its time and one that’s not likely to be repeated. In television primetime comedy you have benchmarks that include shows like The Ernie Kovacs Show in the 1950s (which at one time or another was on four different television networks), That Was the Week That Was (1964-1965, […]
Free Press Houston | June 22, 2017
How Many Houston Astros Will Go To The MLB All-Star Game? | Houston Press How Many Houston Astros Will Go To The MLB All-Star Game?
Four years doesn't seem all that long ago, until you think of where Houston was as a sports city this time back in 2013 — Matt Schaub was the Texans quarterback, the Rockets were preparing to fly virtually the whole organization to Los Angeles to woo Dwight Howard in free...
Houston Press | June 22, 2017
Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB 4 | Houston Press Houston City Council Votes to Join Lawsuit Against SB 4
In a major victory for Houston's immigrant community, Houston City Council voted Wednesday to join the lawsuit against SB 4, the "show-me-your-papers" law that critics say is bound to drum up racial profiling and unfairly target Hispanic people. With City Council's 10 to 6 vote—including a yes from Mayor Sylvester...
Houston Press | June 22, 2017
Watching Tropical Storm Cindy, The Weather Channel Sets up in Eleanor Tinsley | Houston Press Watching Tropical Storm Cindy, The Weather Channel Sets up in Eleanor Tinsley
Houston may not be at the heart of Tropical Storm Cindy—but that hasn't stopped The Weather Channel from setting up shop right in the middle of town. A meteorologist and a camera crew headed to the pavilion in Eleanor Tinsley Park, along the Buffalo Bayou and Allen Parkway Wednesday afternoon...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
Surfers, Tourists Make the Most of Galveston as Cindy Approaches | Houston Press Surfers, Tourists Make the Most of Galveston as Cindy Approaches
As Galveston officials fretted about the approach of Tropical Storm Cindy Wednesday, the atmosphere on the Galveston beaches was decidedly different. On Tuesday, Galveston County Judge issued a voluntary evacuation for the Bolivar Peninsula, which could be cut off from the mainland during heavy winds and rising tides. Workers in...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
Tropical Storm Cindy May Not Bring As Much Rain As Originally Expected | Houston Press Tropical Storm Cindy May Not Bring As Much Rain As Originally Expected
As it turns out, there's a good chance Tropical Storm Cindy won't be as menacing as it sounds—well, at least in Houston . And that isn't to say it won't rain: One to three inches are in the forecast, with storms brought to you by Cindy sweeping through the Houston...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
Houston Area Preps for Tropical Storm Cindy with Dozens of Road Barricades | Houston Press Houston Area Preps for Tropical Storm Cindy with Dozens of Road Barricades
In some locations across Houston, "turn around don't drown" taglines and warnings are sometimes not enough. Last year, during the April Tax Day floods, a woman drove around a two truck blocking the Post Oak ramp to Westpark Tollway, only to be consumed by 17 feet of floodwater beneath the...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
Visual Vernacular: Dr. Kheli Willetts | Free Press Houston Visual Vernacular: Dr. Kheli Willetts
Born into a creative household, Dr. Kheli R. Willetts has always been surrounded by the arts. Resonating throughout her days, in her culture and her community, Dr. Willetts truly had a clear path that would allow her to cultivate and curate her love and passion into full time involvement in the arts. The result of a […]
Free Press Houston | June 21, 2017
Pilot Ejects From F-16 at Ellington Field Before Crash | Houston Press Pilot Ejects From F-16 at Ellington Field Before Crash
A pilot ejected from his F-16 jet shortly before it crashed into the ground at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in southeast Houston Wednesday morning, the Houston Fire Department said. Captain Ruy Lozano, a department spokesman, said he was en route to the scene, where the aircraft had burst into...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
As Tropical Storm Cindy Approaches, Galveston Officials Brace for Landfall | Houston Press As Tropical Storm Cindy Approaches, Galveston Officials Brace for Landfall
Galveston officials are getting ready for a tropical storm that could reach shore as early as this afternoon. Tropical Storm Cindy emerged in the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday and has been steadily making its way towards the Gulf Coast ever since. The National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017
Fresh Air: The Best of The Week | Free Press Houston Fresh Air: The Best of The Week
Well, it certainly feels like Summer out there, as we navigate the city checking out all that the Summer tours have to offer. This week we’ll get treated to performances from MNDSGN, Gary Floyd of legendary punk band The Dicks, Iron Maiden, FUTURE, and so many more while the likes of JAWWAAD, iLL Faded, and Deep Cuts to name a few will round things out on the local side. Houston, here’s where...
Free Press Houston | June 21, 2017
What Can We Expect from Tropical Storm Cindy? | Houston Press What Can We Expect from Tropical Storm Cindy?
For the first time in what seems like a while, the Houston/Galveston area is staring down the barrel of a gun named Cindy. The National Weather Service upgraded Monday's Gulf disturbance to its third named storm of the year on Tuesday. It's still a very broad system, but it is...
Houston Press | June 21, 2017