Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."
After 50 years as one of Texas's top powerhouse entertainers, Roy Head calls son Sundance the real star in the family.
Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>
The bathroom attendant at Sherlock's singing along to this song on the radio while I used the urinal was one of the more intimate non-sexual moments of my year so far. Here I was trying to piss, and there he was, earnestly expressing himself by the sink and waiting to hand me a paper towel. A ... More >>
Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.
Maybe it's leaving behind our twenties and embracing our thirties, but we've been so concerned with the past lately... history, that is. We've been talking to our grandmother in the last few months about her life as a young child growing up on the Texas border. You truly don't know someone b ... More >>
Though best known as the frontman of iconic and infectious '80s group Men at Work ("Who Can It Be Now?" "Down Under," "Overkill," "It's a Mistake"), for over 20 years Colin Hay has forged a newer identity as a singer-songwriter to a growing fanbase less likely to yell out "Vegemite Sandwich!" ... More >>
Photos by Daniel Kramer Aftermath is not going to purport to know what the New York Dolls were like live, in their Thundered and Killer-ed heyday of kitsch and campy kiss-offs. We weren't even in Pre-K when Buster Poindexter was singing "Hot Hot Hot" on Saturday Night Live. But for chrissakes ... More >>
The Nightfly puts his white-boy dance moves to the supreme test at Lizzard's Pub
Love, hate and how I earned my new name in the trenches
A rundown of every act on this year's bill
Jamaican dancehall stars bring back the lovers' rock
Beaumont's Barbara Lynn lucks out with a song that almost died
Chris Rock's third-generation copy of Here Comes Mr. Jordan barely registers
The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000
Houston's Step Rideau drags Creole music into the '00s
Local Jimmy "T-99" Nelson sets the blues straight
Still a bluesman after all these years, Texas Johnny Brown returns to Houston
Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio -- and still in God's arms