Subject:

Alan Lomax

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Five More Musical Texas Politicians

    In this week's Houston Press cover story, you can read about Kinky Friedman's completely serious campaign to become Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner in the November 2014, a position he hopes will allow him to be the state's leading advocate for marijuana legalization. This is not the first time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Leadbelly's "Midnight Special" Prison in Sugar Land Closing (Although It Might Not Be the Prison He "Wrote" It in)

    Texas legislators are likely to agree to closing the century-old Central Unit prison in Sugar Land, mostly because it sits on land near the airport that can be developed. It's one of several Texas Department of Criminal Justice units in the area; a compound of four units is nearby in unincorporated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Foals: The Beat Goes On For These Oxford Dance-Rock Scholars

    Sub Pop Records​Hailing from Oxford, England, the five-piece group known as Foals have danced their way into acclaim with their second album, Total Life Forever. Musically, dance is where their rhythms lie, imitating beats from techno to funk to hip-hop. Instead of using conventional electroni ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Billy Corgan's everlasting gaze

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Sailing Away With Songs Of The Caribbean

    ​A couple of years ago She Said was in Oslo, Norway, where she saw an exhibit by artist Tacita Dean chronicling the mysterious voyage of Donald Crowhurst. Dean found and photographed the Teignmouth Electron, the boat Crowhurst apparently abandoned, and collected newspaper articles from the circum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Get Lit: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writings of Robert Palmer

    ​Unfortunately, by the time that Robert Palmer (the writer, not the "Addicted to Love" guy) died from liver failure complications in 1997, his fierce brand of music journalism had been six feet under for years. Palmer was part of a loose cadre of scribes like Cameron Crowe, Greil Marcus, Lester Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Get Lit: Delta Blues by Ted Gioia

    Raw and untamed in its sound, performed by larger-than-life characters who might have popped out of fiction, and shrouded in a (often self-mythologizing) mystery, it's no wonder that the Delta blues attract such interest and scholarship, and is lauded as the most "true" distillation of the genre. Co ... More >>

  • Film

    December 4, 2008
  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    God, Texas and Tom Waits

    Tom Waits may not come from around here, but a good chunk of his favorite music does

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Free for All

    A brief history of musicians giving it away

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Black Pearl Sings

    Stages presents world premiere

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Jelly Roll Morton in Houston

    A jazz great's pimp hand punches his ticket to glory

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Lomax on Lomax

    “Wasn’t your grandfather the guy who discovered Leadbelly?” Having the same name and being in the same trade as John and Alan Lomax, I get questions like that a lot. And yes, I am related to both of them, but neither was my grandfather. John Avery Lomax was my great-grandfather, and Alan Loma ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 8, 2007

    Career Cred

    Houston's 2006 Whitney Biennial participants, one year later

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Subterranean Astrodome Blues

    Bob Dylan drops the mask and comes to town with his happiest album in years

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Pop Populist

    Moby's muse knows what the people want

  • Music

    January 1, 1998
  • Music

    January 1, 1998
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