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  • Houston Dancer Hopes Theft Won't Dash His Documentary Dreams
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    Houston Dancer Hopes Theft Won't Dash His Documentary Dreams

    published Oct 01, 2014

    All Jose Figueroa ever wanted to do was dance. This year, he also decided to make a documentary about it. The 49-year-old native Houstonian, who during the day teaches life skills to special-needs st... More >>

  • Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Toyota Center, 9/25/2014
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    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Toyota Center, 9/25/2014

    published Sep 26, 2014

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood Toyota Center September 25, 2014 Anyone curious what might motivate Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to continue making records could do worse than starting ... More >>

  • Taylor Momsen, Rock's Smartest Wild Child

    published Sep 26, 2014

    Taylor Momsen can name her rock and roll heroes with a disarming amount of speed. Her father's record collection instilled in her a love of loud guitars and thunderous drums from childhood, says the 2... More >>

  • Untapped Festival Postponed Until Next Month

    published Sep 19, 2014

    The heavy rains that have blanketed the Houston area the past 48 hours have forced the postponement of tomorrow's Untapped festival due to the conditions at Discovery Green. According to the festival'... More >>

  • Robert Ellis Is in a New York State of Mind
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    Robert Ellis Is in a New York State of Mind

    published Sep 19, 2014

    You can take the boy out of Houston, but...well, this is part of how Robert Ellis has found himself spending his time after moving to New York City a little more than a month ago. "There's actually a... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: We Were Wolves, Howlers at the Moon Tower

    published Sep 18, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Lone Star Music Fest Abruptly Cancels
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    Lone Star Music Fest Abruptly Cancels

    published Sep 15, 2014

    The Lone Star Music Festival, which promised to bring an eclectic crop of national, regional and local artists to Discovery Green on November 7 and 8, abruptly and mysteriously scratched the event ove... More >>

  • Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014
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    Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014

    published Sep 12, 2014

    Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Robert Earl Keen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 11, 2014 Between Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, it's a miracle there was any room left in the Woodlands Pav... More >>

  • The Musical Cream of This Fall's County-Fair Crop
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    The Musical Cream of This Fall's County-Fair Crop

    published Sep 10, 2014

    If you've been lucky enough to see the so-called "supermoon" the past couple of nights, you know good things are coming: not only cooler temperatures but fairgrounds full of carnival midways, fried fo... More >>

  • NEEDTOBREATHE at Bayou Music Center, 9/5/2014
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    NEEDTOBREATHE at Bayou Music Center, 9/5/2014

    published Sep 08, 2014

    NEEDTOBREATHE Bayou Music Center September 5, 2014 The divide between Christian and secular rock might be one of the most overblown distinctions within pop music there is. It's real, but sometimes it... More >>

  • The Ugly Beats Pick 10 Rare Texas '60s 45s
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    The Ugly Beats Pick 10 Rare Texas '60s 45s

    published Sep 05, 2014

    The Ugly Beats aren't nearly as self-consciously cool as many of their Austin musical neighbors, because they don't need to be. Honed by a decade or so of near-constant gigging at 512-area nightspots ... More >>

  • Joe Ely + Apple: A Love Story
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    Joe Ely + Apple: A Love Story

    published Sep 04, 2014

    Improbably, Joe Ely is learning to ease up on the gas pedal a little. The Lubbock-bred performer has long been known for live sets and a work ethic both so intense he's often seen as a Lone Star count... More >>

  • Trudy Lynn Has America's No. 1 Blues Album This Week
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    Trudy Lynn Has America's No. 1 Blues Album This Week

    published Sep 04, 2014

    Trudy Lynn's Royal Oak Blues Cafe is entering its second week in the No 1 spot on Billboard's Top Blues Albums chart this week. She's pretty happy about it. "Oh my God. Isn't that wonderful?", Lynn s... More >>

  • Welcome to Country Music Time Machine
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    Welcome to Country Music Time Machine

    published Sep 02, 2014

    Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just... More >>

  • The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: August Alsina, Better Than Ezra, KISS, etc.
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    The Best Concerts in Houston This Week: August Alsina, Better Than Ezra, KISS, etc.

    published Aug 29, 2014

    August Alsina Warehouse Live, August 29 This show has already sold out, so time to hit up the "secondary market." But August Alsina is that hot, no thanks to rumors that he's now dating Nicki Minaj. ... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Handsomebeast, Silver Jeans Starchildren

    published Aug 28, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Minute Maid Park Hosting Huge House Party in November
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    Minute Maid Park Hosting Huge "House Party" in November

    published Aug 28, 2014

    Lately it seems like a week can't go by without another music festival being announced in Houston. This one makes a little more sense than some of those others, though. Clad in matching custom Astros... More >>

  • Seth Walker's 10 Favorite Texas Blues Tunes
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    Seth Walker's 10 Favorite Texas Blues Tunes

    published Aug 28, 2014

    Seth Walker should be no stranger to Houston audiences from his many years as one of Austin's hardest-gigging musicians, whose relaxed but precise take on white-man's blues has built an impressive fol... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Silver Blueberry, Garage Days Revisited

    published Aug 26, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Iggy or Isn't She? Fancy Star's No-Show Leaves Some Fans Upset
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    Iggy or Isn't She? "Fancy" Star's No-Show Leaves Some Fans Upset

    published Aug 18, 2014

    Some Houston fans are upset and wondering what happened after rapper/pop star Iggy Azalea's purported appearance at a popular Midtown dance club this weekend never materialized -- or if it was ever tr... More >>

  • The 10 Best Music Venues Outside Loop 610
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    The 10 Best Music Venues Outside Loop 610

    published Aug 18, 2014

    10. BFE ROCK CLUB The 1960 area goes hard, thanks to this Jones Road bar that can pack more than 500 headbanging souls into its octagon to rock out with an intensity that inner-loop venues either can'... More >>

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.
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    The 10 Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    published Aug 15, 2014

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece ... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Phil Peterson, AR*V All-Star

    published Aug 12, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: John Janatsch, Mayor of Houston Rock City

    published Aug 07, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • UPDATED: Pegstar Reveals Plans for Near-Northside Music Venue
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    UPDATED: Pegstar Reveals Plans for Near-Northside Music Venue

    published Aug 05, 2014

    Note: this article has been updated after speaking with Jagi Katial. Days of speculation about a possible new music venue on Houston's northside and the ultimate fate of Fitzgerald's ended this morni... More >>

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