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Alligator Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Latter-Day Bluesman Tommy Castro Introduces Us to The Devil You Know

    If you had to find a CD by Tommy Castro, chances are you'd find one (or all) of them in the "Blues" section. But with his most recent release, The Devil You Know (Alligator Records), the 59-year-old California native who has been making records for 20 years consciously wanted to do something differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Beyond His Years

    A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Rick's Picks For iFest's Second Weekend

    Ed. Note: Here are Houston International Festival Director of Peforming Arts Rick Mitchell's choices for can't-miss acts for the festival's second weekend, spread over five categories. Rick should know; he books all the artists. Rocks Off will follow with a few more picks of our own a little later o ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008
  • Calendar

    September 6, 2007

    Guitar Shorty’s Birthday Party

    The bluesman spends his b-day on stage

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    CD Reviews

    Blues music releases

  • Music

    February 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Truckin' With Albert Collins

    Welcome to the inaugural installment of Catfish Reef, Houstoned Rocks's ongoing exploration of Houston's rich musical history. Once a week, we'll rifle through the crates in the Bayou City's collective trash can and dust off a record you really ought to hear and why you ought to hear it. We'll beg ... More >>

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Guitar Shorty

    Guitar Shorty performs Saturday, January 13, at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    Guitar Shorty

    As a young man, Houston born Guitar Shorty was a sideman on shows with artists like BB King, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry and Ray Charles. But once he became a solo artist, opening spots became harder for him to land. Guitar Shorty spoke with the Houston Press about his new CD We the People. Houston Pre ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Hound Dog Taylor

    Release the Hound (Alligator)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Ervin Charles, featuring Richard Earl

    Greyhound Blues (Dialtone)

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Lady Belts the Blues

    Marcia Ball signs with Alligator and gets a new groove on

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Soul Survivors

    The '70s Soul Revue and The Lone Star Shootout and Gulf Coast Blues Blowout

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Lost Legends

    Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Young Blood

    At 20, Shemekia Copeland is more than old enough to sing the blues

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Blues Brothers

    The Kinsey Report and its familial blues-funk

  • Music

    March 4, 1999
  • Music

    January 21, 1999
  • Music

    November 26, 1998
  • Music

    January 15, 1998
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    A World of the Blues

    Johnny Copeland's music stretches from Houston to Africa and beyond

  • Music

    August 29, 1996
  • Calendar

    December 2, 1993
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