McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 29
With wife/writing partner Ruth Ellsworth, Bill Carter co-wrote 1989's "Crossfire," one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's last big hits. That song went on to earn music publisher BMI's "Million Airs" award for more than 2 million radio spins; musically speaking, it ... More >>
This Saturday night, Houston's The Suffers play the Continental Club with the Bandulus and Wilroy Black and The Boss on board as support.
Widescreen ska/rocksteady act The Bandulus is also releasing a new album, The Times We Had, that night as well. You can give it a listen right here over on Band ... More >>
In case you hadn't noticed, the '80s are back. They have been for a few years, but it seems like with each passing year we get more and more new bands wearing their influences on their sleeve. That's putting it mildly. The influence is, in fact, so pervasive as to make these bands practically offens ... More >>
Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the most underrated indie-rock acts of the past 25 years. They weren't as sexy as Pearl Jam or as populist as Nirvana, but the music dripping from the instruments of the criminally-unsung J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph has ... More >>
400 Blows, Muhammadali: Mon., Oct. 31. Mango's.
Anthony Hamilton: Mon., Nov. 14. House of Blues.
Badfish (Sublime Tribute): Sat., Jan. 28. House of Blues.
Cody Canada & The Departed: Fri., Dec. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Dave Barnes, Andrew Ripp: Sat., Nov. 12. Fitzgerald's.
Guaco: T ... More >>
Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon.
Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues.
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues.
"Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>
Photos by Shea SerranoJack Freeman (left) and MontanaJack Freeman (feat. Montana), Radio Galaxy
The Breakfast Klub
May 28, 2011
12:30 p.m.: Jack Freeman, local R&B wunderkind, attained "I Need To Listen To Whatever This Guy Sends Me As Soon As He Sends It To Me" status* last year when he rel ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresTalib Kweli
House of Blues
September 4, 2010
Once upon a time, Talib Kweli was poised to become a mainstream hip-hop success. His blend of conscious rhymes with accessible beats made him a force in rap. Peers, from Jay-Z to Kanye West, constantly showered him with adula ... More >>
Rocks Off's Kim Douglass wrote this about The Niceguys almost one year ago to the day. If you're not familiar with them, you should read it, because then we don't have to do the perfunctory "This Is How They Got Started, This Is Why They're Different Then Every Other Group In Crisp Jeans And ... More >>
Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>
Photos by Shea Serrano
5:08 p.m.: About two weeks ago, vocalist Kammera Franklin broke her ankle. It has not stopped her hustle. Sunday, she sang for Heptic Skeptic, Umbrella Man and every single other band on the HPMA schedule.
5:27 p.m.: The Skeptics, who have always been a little more soulful ... More >>