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  • Houston Needs a Real Country Station, Not More Bull
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    Houston Needs a Real Country Station, Not More Bull

    published Jan 11, 2013

    Somewhere in college, those of us arts and humanities types who were passionate about music, but knew we were not talented enough to perform it professionally, eventually wandered into the journalism ... More >>

  • 22 Coots and Codgers Making the Rest of Us Look Bad

    published Jan 10, 2013

    While the rest of the music business has been slow to awaken from its holiday slumbers, the biggest shows in Houston this weekend come from two artists who have been up a long, long time -- 87 years, ... More >>

  • Is Gilley's Coming Back to Pasadena?

    published Jan 08, 2013

    One way you know it must be rodeo season is when strange things like this start happening. Mickey Gilley, the country singer and businessman who made Pasadena world-famous when his Gilley's nightclub... More >>

  • The Helio Sequence

    published January 10, 2013

    The Helio Sequence's indie cred was secured when affable hipster tastemaker Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) recently named last... More >>

  • David Grissom

    published January 10, 2013

    Every Texas music fan has his or her own favorite guitarist (probably several), but David Grissom's name doesn't come up in that conversation... More >>

  • St. John's/River Oaks Land Deal Said to Include Blanco's

    published Jan 08, 2013

    The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that private River Oaks prep school St. John's has purchased a 13-acre tract of land that includes Blanco's, central Houston's only remaining traditional country... More >>

  • Ray Price

    published January 10, 2013

    Once Hank Williams Sr.'s roommate, Ray Price turns 87 years young at this Saturday-night Stafford Centre birthday party. The East Texan got his... More >>

  • B.B. King

    published January 10, 2013

    No man has ever looked happier singing and playing the blues than B.B. King, or given audiences such joy with songs riddled with such pain. The... More >>

  • Fair Play

    published January 10, 2013

    Eddie Rabbitt couldn't sing. The late "I Love a Rainy Night" voice had lost his mere hours before he was scheduled to perform at the... More >>

  • Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas
    FEATURED STORY

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    published Jan 08, 2013

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west ... More >>

  • Bonus Rocks Off 100: Clint Broussard, Blues In Hi-Fi Man Now Back On FM

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 >>

  • Rockin' the Rodeo: Pitbull, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Mary J. Blige Lead 2013 Names
    FEATURED STORY

    Rockin' the Rodeo: Pitbull, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Mary J. Blige Lead 2013 Names

    published Jan 07, 2013

    Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2013... More >>

  • UPDATED: If Lightnin' Hopkins Can't Save the Texans, No One Can
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    UPDATED: If Lightnin' Hopkins Can't Save the Texans, No One Can

    published Jan 04, 2013

    The Houston Texans are hosting a playoff game tomorrow, but only after a spectacular late-season collapse that cost them the AFC's top seed and invoked every Oileresque axiom about Houston sports bein... More >>

  • UPDATED: Ain't No Sunshine: Rain Washes Out K.C.'s New Year's Eve Show
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    UPDATED: Ain't No Sunshine: Rain Washes Out K.C.'s New Year's Eve Show

    published Jan 02, 2013

    UPDATED (4:35 p.m.): The Mayor's Office of Special Events released a statement about the performance. Meteorologists, farmers and other weather-watchers around here may know that Texas has again ente... More >>

  • Artopia 2013 Welcomes Poor Pilate, Bang Bangz, Bagheera
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    Artopia 2013 Welcomes Poor Pilate, Bang Bangz, Bagheera

    published Jan 02, 2013

    Entering its fifth year, already, Houston Press Artopia (Saturday, January 26) has become one of the hottest wintertime tickets in town, a veritable buffet line of the Bayou City's hottest artists, da... More >>

  • DJ Sun

    published January 3, 2013

    DJ Sun isn't hard to find. He has a residency most evenings of the week, either solo or with the crew from his long-running Saturday-night KPFT... More >>

  • John Hiatt & the Combo

    published January 3, 2013

    Known for a distinctively gruff voice that masks his deft touch with a pen, John Hiatt is probably Indiana's third most famous native-born rocker... More >>

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