Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010: 11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>
Photos by Allen HillThe sun seldom sets on Los Skarnales.The first time Lonesome, Onry and Mean took our Significant Other to see Los Skarnales, a huge fight broke out and she ended up sliding across the floor on her behind until the back wall of the Continental Club stopped her progress. T ... More >>
This Saturday we'll be Partying Like A Rock Star with Allen Hill and DJ Psychedlic Sex Panther... and maybe Tina Turner, Pink, Zombie Michael Jackson, and probably a few Elvii... or at least some people in attire inspired by famous singers. The event at House of Dereon is a fundraiser benefit ... More >>
Photos by Jay LeeLess than a week after finally going home from the rehabilitation facility where he had been recuperating from a pair of surgeries to clear an obstructed bowel, beloved Houston bluesman Little Joe Washington put on a spellbinding - if brief - performance at the Continental Cl ... More >>
Sunday, the City of Houston will celebrate our fine country's independence from the Redcoats in the same way it does every single other year, with the self-proclaimed "Largest Land-Based Fireworks Show in the Nation," Freedom Over Texas. This year, the festival's blander-than-white-bread head ... More >>
Courtesy Allen Hill EntertainmentAllen Hill (left) would rather not play "Take a Letter, Maria" at weddings, but he will. Sting once stated in an interview about The Police's trademark song "Every Breath You Take" that he was bewildered by the tune's popularity at weddings. It is, after all, a so ... More >>
This ROCK SOLID SOURCE claims Beyoncé is preggo. Uh huh. However, it's being re-reported by publications like the New York Post and The Daily Swarm... so maybe it's legit? Speaking of rock solid sources, the Allen Oldies Band got a nice little write-up in this New York Times SXSW recap: "L ... More >>
Photos by Chris GrayThe Stone River BoysSXSW moves at such a frenetic clip that when you're finally able to catch your breath and collect your thoughts, it's almost over. That moment finally arrived for Aftermath at rockabilly troublemaker and Sirius/XM Outlaw Country DJ Mojo Nixon's annual "Mojo ... More >>
Texas has its own brand of March Madness
Photos by GroovehouseRoy Head (center) and the Allen Oldies Band's Allen Hill (left) and Jim Henkel Annise ParkerThe best-laid plans of mice, men and even mayors sometimes go awry. Annise Parker declined a big-ticket inaugural celebration in favor of a free concert on Discovery Green, a genuin ... More >>
We finally have a winner in Rocks Off's photo contest for those Live Nation Club Passports we started giving away back when George W. was president. Not really, but it seems like it. Congratulations to Houston's Mitsy Parsons, whose shot of her with NYC up-and-comer Ryan Star at September's Coll ... More >>
Chase Hamblin performs with Robert Ellis and the Small Sounds, 8 p.m. tonight at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington, 713-862-2513 or www.4215washington.com. Easybeats, "Friday on My Mind" Anxious changes, solid backbeat and sweet harmonies, this is a killer track. Amazing Australian '60s hit w ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray A sloping hillside full of people on blankets, kids running around, dogs lolling, and a fine band playing "Yellow Submarine" - this truly was what the whole Discovery Green concert series is about.Susan Cowsill and her band powered through a short set of their own material - as ... More >>
Photos by Allen Hill It would be interesting to find out how many weddings have taken place at Discovery Green since it opened last year, but it's hard to imagine that any of them could have been any livelier than Brave Combo's free concert there Thursday evening. In its second season, DG's free con ... More >>
Susan Cowsill, "Just Believe It" Cut from the same cloth as Party on the Plaza comes this year's concert series at Discovery Green. If you haven't visited the downtown park since it opened last April, you're missing one the greenest and absolutely most beautiful facets of our town. In the spirit ... More >>
Did you know that '80s cover band the Spazmatics has clones from coast to coast?
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The twisted history of "Tighten Up"
Has it been good for Houston? A dozen local music figures sound off
A plea for monuments and musical preservation
Racket and the new guy take the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase plunge
Allen Hill leads the cheers for Houston's only American Idol contestant
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
Dispatches from the 17th annual Houston Press Music Awards
Live and Delirious!
Austin's little music festival is all grown up
Playing in Chuck Berry's pickup band can be a trial by rock and roll fire
RIP, Cactus Music and Video
...And other SXSW adventures
Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms
Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase
Former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus gets back to basics
SXSW finds itself covered in thoughts of war
The Voodoo Organist brings his Beelzebub blues to town
Live in Houston, Texas (Freedom Records)
SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene
The Allen Oldies Band is taking a different route to fame
A preview of this year's show
Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase
Banana Blender Surprise calls it quits or do they?