1 day ago | Bayou City
It always amazes us when the Houston Press Music Awards ballot comes out every year. First, because it means the damn thing is finally done — which it usually isn’t until the very, very last minute — and more importantly, because of the wide-angle...
1 day ago | Concerts
Mana Toyota Center, July 7 The AllMusic Guide has a nicely succinct one-sentence description of Mana: “Highly successful Mexican band known as the U2 of rock en espanol.” That’s not an understatement considering the Guadalajara-formed quartet once...
4 days ago | Texas Music
It’s not very often the official Texas State Musician is on the other end of the phone. This year, that’s Jimmie Vaughan: master guitarist, sharp-dressed man and embodiment of a certain brand of Texas cool signified by jet-black shades, slicked-ba...
4 days ago | Concerts
Knights of the Fire Kingdom Fitzgerald’s, July 3 Houst on’s Knights of the Fire Kingdom play the kind of over-the-top thrill-seeking rock that is almost pure id, celebrating the kind of eternal adolescence that pulls as much from Monty Python as L...
6 days ago | Bayou City
Anyone lucky enough to see Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 live doesn't soon forget it. The son of Fela Kuti, the late Nigerian-born musician whose transcendent music and consciousness-raising rhetoric put him the same class as fellow icons James Brown a...
7 days ago | Bayou City
Garth Brooks’ heroic return to Houston this past weekend, for his first concerts here since 1998, came at a premium for some people. The concert we saw, Friday’s 7 p.m. show, was every bit as amazing as we expected (if not more); then he did three...