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  • 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 >>

  • 93Q Country's Recipe For Successful Radio
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    93Q Country's Recipe For Successful Radio

    published Nov 05, 2014

    At some point during this evening's CMA awards in Nashville, one of the presenters will announce Houston's 93Q (92.9 FM) as the 2014 winner of the association's Radio Station of the Year-Major Market ... More >>

  • It's Okay Taylor Swift Is Skipping Houston
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    It's Okay Taylor Swift Is Skipping Houston

    published Nov 04, 2014

    Never mind a pop star, there is probably not a single more overexposed human being on the planet right now than Taylor Swift. So why do so many people have a problem with her skipping Houston -- at le... More >>

  • Houston Jilted by Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour
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    Houston Jilted by Taylor Swift's "1989" Tour

    published Nov 03, 2014

    That high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston now in the early planning stages can't get here soon enough for fans of Taylor Swift, who this morning announced that next year's world tour behind... More >>

  • Arctic Monkeys at The Woodlands, 10/30/2014
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    Arctic Monkeys at The Woodlands, 10/30/2014

    published Oct 31, 2014

    Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 30, 2014 Once this whole Ebola thing dies down a little, there are worse ways the Centers for Disease Control could spend taxpayer money than in... More >>

  • Country Music Time Machine: World Series Edition

    published Oct 29, 2014

    Right now Texans are in the middle of football season, and therefore even attempting to talk about any other pro sports amounts to ripping a wet fart into the wind -- unless it's the Rockets, and most... More >>

  • Heart at Stafford Centre, 10/22/2014
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    Heart at Stafford Centre, 10/22/2014

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Heart Stafford Centre October 22, 2014 The tone of this review has already changed between Wednesday evening's Heart concert and today's news of Walters owner Pam Robinson's passing; in my case it wa... More >>

  • UPDATED: Walters Downtown Owner Pam Robinson Passes Away
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    UPDATED: Walters Downtown Owner Pam Robinson Passes Away

    published Oct 23, 2014

    Sad news this morning. Walters Downtown owner Pam Robinson, a fan and champion of Houston musicians for decades, has apparently passed away following a long battle with cancer. Robinson's family relea... More >>

  • Local Acts Besiege CMJ for Texas Takeover

    published Oct 23, 2014

    All this week, aspiring rock stars, rappers, DJs and even a folksinger or two have fanned out across Manhattan and Brooklyn for the 33rd annual CMJ Music Marathon. But today New York City's week-long... More >>

  • VIDEO: Jose Figueroa Is Still Dancing

    published Oct 17, 2014

    Jose Figueroa is still dancing. The Channelview high-school teacher we told you about earlier this month, whose goal was not only to dance to live music every single night for a solid year but also to... More >>

  • Old-School Rap Lowers The Boom on Radio Beyoncé
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    Old-School Rap Lowers "The Boom" on Radio Beyoncé

    published Oct 13, 2014

    As predicted, Houston's all-Beyoncé FM radio station that debuted last week proved short-lived. As of a few minutes ago, KROI-FM or "B92," which debuted last Wednesday in the wake of surprise layoffs... More >>

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