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  • 1 month ago | Bayou City

    With the current dearth of honky-tonk dance bands in a town that once probably had as many full-time, tear-ass dance bands as any city in the nation, it’s hard to imagine that not long ago giants roamed the streets and, more importantly, the stage...

  • 2 months ago | Festivals

    A Jade Helm-style invasion of Dan Electro's by Louisiana musicians instead of Special Forces troops, the Ultimate Louisiana Party moves into the Heights dive Saturday and Sunday. A smorgasbord of Louisiana music that ranges from blues to soul to r...

  • 2 months ago | Lost Tuneage

    Eric Goulden a.k.a. Wreckless Eric, whose song "(I’d Go the) Whole Wide World” is one of the most recognizable tunes from the New Wave era and listed in Mojo magazine's Top 100 punk songs, was part of the historic Stiff Records 1977 package t...

  • 2 months ago | Country Music

    In 1949, Hank Williams’ signature tune “Lovesick Blues” was at the top of virtually every music chart in America. While the song spent a few weeks at No. 1 in Houston, in a matter of weeks ole Hank was knocked from the top slot by a relative newco...

  • 2 months ago | Blue Notes

    Shuggie Otis, who cruises into the Continental Club Friday night with Miss Trudy Lynn — yeah, you read that right — began performing with his empresario father Johnny Otis when he was 12. By the time he was 14, he’d played guitar on two somewhat f...

  • 2 months ago | Blue Notes

    At 61, Shuggie Otis is still restless and still inspired. Otis, who comes the Continental Club Friday night, is experiencing a resurgence of his career with a new record deal with Los Angeles' Cleopatra Records, and he is embarking on an extended ...


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