Roger Wood

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  • 9 months ago | Houston Music

    I'm sad and grateful with tears for Marion Washington, better known by his nickname "Little Joe." I am grieving more deeply than I would have guessed for what was obviously inevitable, given his 75 years and his frail and failing health in recent ...

  • 11 years ago | Houston Music

    At the recent Original Zydeco Jamm Festival at the Crosby Fairgrounds, Houston's J. Paul Jr. proved he's an amazing showman. Over the course of a one-hour set, he directed an entourage of 14 additional Nubreedz (including his supertight band plus ...

  • 12 years ago | Houston Music

    In recent decades, zydeco has emerged to mingle on the margins of the mainstream. Its delightfully funky washboard rhythms and accordion riffs are regularly featured at festivals, certain mega-restaurants, and clubs all over (and well beyond) the ...

  • 13 years ago

    Fans of genuine Cajun music might have cringed to hear of this particular compilation. After all, it features singing -- en français, mind you -- by established pop and rock music industry insiders, all of whom are clearly outsiders to the ...

  • 13 years ago

    The congenitally collegiate Brooklyn-based indie-pop outfit Aden named its last two albums, Black Cow and Hey 19, after Steely Dan songs. While the idiosyncrasies the band buries within the fussy clean-channel noodling on its new Topsiders probabl...

  • 13 years ago | Longform

    Like the record-breaking Sunday-afternoon showcase, the Wednesday-night awards show was hot, hot, hot. While Garden in the Heights' air-conditioning system was operating at only 40 percent capacity, Houston's music community was firing on all cyli...

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