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  • Ranking ZZ Top's '80s Videos
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    Ranking ZZ Top's '80s Videos

    published Dec 18, 2014

    Those seeking a tasty holiday treat need look no further than Billy F. Gibbons' new Fiesta ads; our favorite is the one where the ZZ Top singer/guitarist breaks down the recipe for his homemade tamale... More >>

  • Nice Knowing You, Mango's
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    Nice Knowing You, Mango's

    published Dec 17, 2014

    One of Montrose's most distinctive and colorful live-music venues is not long for this world, signaled by the "for lease" sign that appeared on the side of Mango's earlier this week. For close to a de... More >>

  • R&R Hall of Fame Finally Admits Stevie Ray Vaughan
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    R&R Hall of Fame Finally Admits Stevie Ray Vaughan

    published Dec 16, 2014

    A great injustice in the eyes of many Texas music fans has been corrected with this morning's announcement that Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble have finally been inducted into the Rock and Roll Ha... More >>

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Old 97's, Opeth, Ian Moore, etc.
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    The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Old 97's, Opeth, Ian Moore, etc.

    published Dec 12, 2014

    Old 97's Fitzgerald's, December 12 Releasing one of 2014's best albums, in this case the nostril-flaring Most Messed Up, would be enough for about 99 percent of bands, but not the Old 97's. The DFW a... More >>

  • Exposure 2.0: David Sadof's New Alternative Wonderland
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    Exposure 2.0: David Sadof's New Alternative Wonderland

    published Dec 10, 2014

    If Houston has anything close to an alternative-music guru, it's got to be David Sadof. Last week he rolled out Exposure, his new online station that takes its name from the late-night FM program he h... More >>

  • Rosanne Cash's Golden Thread of an Album

    published Dec 05, 2014

    Brazoria County is in for a real treat this evening, because Rosanne Cash is bringing a whole lot more than "Seven Year Ache" to Brazosport College's Clarion Theater. Her calling card this time is The... More >>

  • Everybody Loves the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
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    Everybody Loves the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    published Dec 05, 2014

    Houston does not have a musical ensemble anywhere close to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, but then again, no other city does either. Based in a cozy former art gallery not far from Jackson Square in... More >>

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Usher, Jessica Hernandez, Atomic Opera, etc.
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    The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Usher, Jessica Hernandez, Atomic Opera, etc.

    published Dec 05, 2014

    Usher Toyota Center, December 5 A master showman and entertainer, Usher is so far at the top of pop music's pecking order his only real peers are Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars. Now 36, the epicent... More >>

  • Ryan Adams Charms Yet Another Loutish Houston Crowd
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    Ryan Adams Charms Yet Another Loutish Houston Crowd

    published Dec 04, 2014

    Ryan Adams Bayou Music Center December 3, 2014 The story of Ryan Adams' performance at Bayou Music Center Wednesday night can be boiled down to one song called "Amstar." Born of something a fan shout... More >>

  • AEG, TMG Bringing Kenny Chesney to BBVA May 22

    published Dec 03, 2014

    After dipping a couple of toes in with last summer's "Beat Down" hip-hop mini-fest, BBVA Compass Stadium is jumping into Houston's concert waters with both feet next May by welcoming Kenny Chesney's "... More >>

  • Outdoor Texas Music Festivals: What Not to Do

    published Nov 28, 2014

    Note: this article originally appeared on June 4, 2014. Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park... More >>

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Randy Rogers Band, Supersuckers, etc.
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    The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Randy Rogers Band, Supersuckers, etc.

    published Nov 28, 2014

    Randy Rogers Band House of Blues, November 28 & 29 About at a year ago, the Randy Rogers Band and a tribe of their soon-to-be-hoarse Hill Country fans gathered at the legendary John T. Floore's Count... More >>

  • Walters Heir Zack Palmer Counts His Blessings
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    Walters Heir Zack Palmer Counts His Blessings

    published Nov 26, 2014

    Zack Palmer says it wasn't long after he became the proprietor of Walters Downtown that he understood the place was his. It was just a matter of hours, he recalls. "I had just got the keys to the bar... More >>

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

    published Nov 24, 2014

    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 ... More >>

  • Rodeo Outlines New AXS-Based Ticketing System
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    Rodeo Outlines New AXS-Based Ticketing System

    published Nov 20, 2014

    Officials from the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and ticketing company AXS explained their new ticketing system to members of the media Thursday morning, saying they hope it will prevent the demand-i... More >>

  • Willie Nelson at House of Blues, 11/18/2014
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    Willie Nelson at House of Blues, 11/18/2014

    published Nov 19, 2014

    Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver House of Blues November 18, 2014 See enough Willie Nelson concerts, say at least a half-dozen, and you'll really start focusing on the little things. Sure, the set lis... More >>

  • Let's Meet Our Houston Press Artopia 2015 Bands
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    Let's Meet Our Houston Press Artopia 2015 Bands

    published Nov 18, 2014

    Rocks Off is excited to announce the musical lineup of Houston Press Artopia 2015, the quickest way to warm up your winter with an evening of the city's top visual and performance artists, fashion des... More >>

  • Sturgill Simpson at Fitzgerald's, 11/16/2014
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    Sturgill Simpson at Fitzgerald's, 11/16/2014

    published Nov 17, 2014

    Sturgill Simpson Fitzgerald's November 16, 2014 Artists like Sturgill Simpson don't come along very often, but they do show up enough to prevent those of us who contend we love "real" country music f... More >>

  • Josh Abbott Band: The Merry Pranksters of Texas Country

    published Nov 14, 2014

    About the last place you might expect Josh Abbott to be doing a phone interview is...Nashville. His eponymous group is synonymous with Texas country, arguably the only act of its kind this decade to g... More >>

  • Houston Remembers Little Joe Washington
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    Houston Remembers Little Joe Washington

    published Nov 13, 2014

    Whenever someone important like Little Joe Washington dies, an easy way to gauge just how much impact they had on their community is to see what people were saying about them right before they passed.... More >>

  • Here's to You, Little Joe Washington
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    Here's to You, Little Joe Washington

    published Nov 12, 2014

    Even if it wasn't a surprise, Little Joe Washington's death Wednesday afternoon is a shock. The Houston music community has lost one of its icons, a dynamic performer whose talents far transcended the... More >>

  • UPDATED: Little Joe Washington Passes Away at Age 75
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    UPDATED: Little Joe Washington Passes Away at Age 75

    published Nov 12, 2014

    Little Joe Washington (center) and his band performing at House of Blues during the 2013 Houston Press Music Awards showcase UPDATED: According to Jomonica Phoenix's Facebook page, updated about 4:1... More >>

  • The Music Films of Houston Cinema Arts Fest 2014
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    The Music Films of Houston Cinema Arts Fest 2014

    published Nov 12, 2014

    Music-related films only make up about ten percent of the programming of this year's Houston Cinema Arts Festival, or five out of almost 50 films in all. But those five -- about far-flung subjects ran... More >>

  • 25 Local Concerts to See Before 2015
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    25 Local Concerts to See Before 2015

    published Nov 12, 2014

    Clear out the cobwebs of Halloween and suddenly Old Man 2014 is staring down his nose at you, anxiously looking at his watch -- and you know he's an old man because he's wearing a watch in the first p... More >>

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Modest Mouse, Olivia Newton-John, etc.
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    The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Modest Mouse, Olivia Newton-John, etc.

    published Nov 07, 2014

    Modest Mouse Bayou Music Center, November 7 Nearly capsizing after 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank baffled most of the latecomer fans who arrived with 2004's unlikely Top 40 single "Flo... More >>

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