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  • Little Joe Washington Returns To The Stage Saturday At Continental

    published Jul 09, 2010

    Just out of the hospital a few days, local bluesman Little Joe Washington will be back onstage Saturday at his old stomping grounds, the Continental, for the Main Street club's free tenth anniversary ... More >>

  • Steve Earle Emmy-Nominated For <em>Treme</em> Song
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    Steve Earle Emmy-Nominated For Treme Song

    published Jul 08, 2010

    Steve Earle, one of Houston's favorite musical sons, was nominated for an Emmy today for his song "This City," featured in the recent season finale of the HBO series Treme. Earle, who recently toute... More >>

  • The Search For 2010's Top Summer Jam Stops Right Here

    published Jul 08, 2010

    Since at least the late '60s, summer songs have been a pop radio staple. No one did them better than Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, who issued waves of singles about catchin' a wave, surfer girls, a... More >>

  • Ten Years After

    published July 8, 2010

    Continental Club Ten-Year Anniversary With Picture Book and Disco Expressions, 7 p.m. Friday, July 9; and Honky, New Duncan Imperials,... More >>

  • Armadillo Palace Branching Out Beyond Yee-Haw Texas Music

    published Jun 30, 2010

    Don't look now, but subtle changes are occurring with the music lineup at Goode's Armadillo Palace. Long one of the bastions of the Texas music scene associated with the likes of Pat Green, Cory Morro... More >>

  • Want To "Support The Scene"? Avoid Open-Mike Nights

    published Jun 24, 2010

    Let Lonesome Onry and Mean see if we've got this straight. Because we've written an article about how bad an open-mike night at Salt Bar was, we are tearing down - or not supporting - the Houston musi... More >>

  • Salt In The Wounds At Washington Avenue Open Mike

    published Jun 23, 2010

    Readers may remember three weeks back when Lonesome Onry and Mean set off a torrent of pissing and moaning for our speculations that the open-mike night at new Washington Avenue drinkery Salt Bar migh... More >>

  • Keith Richards Signs On To Fill In At Faces Reunion
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    Keith Richards Signs On To Fill In At Faces Reunion

    published Jun 22, 2010

    Today's London Express trumpets the news that Rolling Stones perpetual bad boy Keith Richards will join erstwhile fellow Stone Ron Wood and the rest of the Rod Stewart-less Faces for the band's reunio... More >>

  • Into the Jungle

    published June 24, 2010

    Okay, we're just going to say this once: At the last Jungle Rockers gig, among a crowd of fetish models, Bettie Page look-alikes and half the... More >>

  • Gram Rabbit To Bring Psychedelic Disco To Last Concert Café
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    Gram Rabbit To Bring Psychedelic Disco To Last Concert Café

    published Jun 18, 2010

    Talk about great news, Lonesome, Onry and Mean's favorite California psychedelic disco glam rockers Gram Rabbit will play Last Concert Café August 14. According the band's management, this will be th... More >>

  • Cowboy Junkies' Poetic Restraint at House Of Blues
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    Cowboy Junkies' Poetic Restraint at House Of Blues

    published Jun 16, 2010

    Everybody knows that good news always sleeps til noon. -- "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" There was a palpable tingle of anticipation in the joint as we waited for the curtain to go up on the C... More >>

  • A Gulf Coast Juneteenth

    published June 17, 2010

    Juneteenth always means a one-of-a-kind blues show at Miller Outdoor Theatre, with a lineup this year that nods heavily toward Louisiana. The... More >>

  • Margo Timmins On Bono And Her Torontonian Music Recommendations

    published Jun 15, 2010

    Margo Timmins and Cowboy Junkies slide into town tonight for their first Houston gig in quite a while. It seems everyone Lonesome, Onry and Mean has talked to about them remembers their gig at Numbers... More >>

  • To Live Is to Fly

    published June 10, 2010

    Toronto's Cowboy Junkies, known for their monumental cover of Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" and the catchy 1996 single "A Common Disaster," mark their... More >>

  • Aussie Anne McCue Seeking Trumpet, Sax For Volcano Gig

    published Jun 08, 2010

    ​Aussie guitarslinger Anne McCue, now a resident of Nashville, has hung around the edges of the U.S. alt-country and blues-rock scenes for years now. However, her third American release, Broken Prom... More >>

  • Funk Brothers

    published June 3, 2010

    Former Hollisters front man Mike Barfield and Paladins guitar whiz Dave Gonzales seem like an odd musical pairing but, according to both, it's... More >>

  • Mucky Duck Marks 20th Anniversary Tonight

    published Jun 01, 2010

    ​McGonigel's Mucky Duck, called by USA Today one of the top listening rooms in America, celebrates its 20th anniversary this evening. Originally leased but now owned by proprietors Theresa and Rusty... More >>

  • Washington Avenue Open-Mikes: What Would Townes Think?
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    Washington Avenue Open-Mikes: What Would Townes Think?

    published May 27, 2010

    Ed. Note: The Houston Press' style is to use "open-mike" instead of "open-mic" unless quoting outside material. ​The recent Houston Chronicle puff piece about trying to create a music scene at Washi... More >>

  • Magpies Swoop Into Mucky Duck Sunday

    published May 21, 2010

    ​ One of Lonesome, Onry and Mean's favorite roots-rock bands returns to Houston Sunday to play the Mucky Duck. Cleveland's hard-traveling Magpies fall somewhere in that sweet zone between Tom Petty ... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne Turns In A Stunner At Warehouse Live

    published May 19, 2010

    ​Don't go see Shelby Lynne if you've been having relationship troubles. You just might end up with a tear in your eye. Or a gun in your hand. With a new album on her own label just released, Lynne w... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne Rated Highly By Askmen.com
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    Shelby Lynne Rated Highly By Askmen.com

    published May 18, 2010

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean came across this odd little item today when Googling Shelby Lynne prior to  this evening's show in Warehouse Live's studio. Now, LOM makes no pretensions that ... More >>

  • Jungle Rockers

    published May 20, 2010

    As the name implies, Austin's Jungle Rockers are way into the primitive. Theirs is music for Tarzan's effort to woo Jane — if Bo Diddley... More >>

  • The Hickoids, Dash Rip Rock

    published May 20, 2010

    The Hickoids have now been a pain in Austin's smug, image-conscious ass for 25 years, and show no signs of mellowing with age. Half Jason and the... More >>

  • The Walking Dead

    published May 20, 2010

    Texas City seems like an unlikely place for an eight-piece neo-folk, indie-rock, gypsy-influenced musical conglomerate to form. Even more unlikely... More >>

  • Skyrocket! Ushers In An Evening Of Mom Rock

    published May 14, 2010

    One thing was quickly apparent as Skyrocket! tore through spot-on covers of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," Joan Jett and the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock & Roll" and the Steve Miller Band's "Jet Airli... More >>

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