Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt...Ramblin' Jack Elliott has an anecdote for everyone.
Magnolia City Mixtape might have taken the week off in order to cover SXSW last week, but Houston's music scene kept right on rolling. That means that we've got not one, but two full weeks of news wrapped up in this installment. For our soundtrack this week, we've a brand-new album from Buxt ... More >>
Glenn Beck will be conspiratorially maudlin for youOn the night of March 25, Houston now has three choices. Do you go see Devo, the pioneering punk and New Wave group at Warehouse Live, or legendary folk offspring Arlo Guthrie at the House Of Blues, or spend an evening with powerhouse conserv ... More >>
American Fangs, CB Kings, Another Run, Legacy Fails, Born Again Virgins: Sun., Dec. 26. Fitzgerald's. Arlo Guthrie: Fri., March 25. House of Blues. Authority Zero, Flatfoot 56, Lionize: Sat., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "New Year's Eve Ball 2011" With Benny Benassi: Fri., Dec. 31. Stere ... More >>
Today Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the military servicemen and women that have passed while serving our country. The holiday is definitely not as flashy or as popular as Independence Day in July, seeing that there are no Memorial Day fireworks or picnics. It's not stuck in November ... More >>
Yesterday morning during KPFT's biannual pledge drive, the station was paying homage to recently deceased color-barrier breaker Lena Horne by giving away copies of her biography Stormy Weather and highlighting a 40-minute interview with the black singer/actress about her relationship with whites in ... More >>
The Blaggards warm up for an Irish tour by rocking the Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-Off.
photine, via FlickrMiller Outdoor Theater, pre-makeover Miller Outdoor Theatre has been busy lining up part of its spring schedule. During the winter downtime, the theater has been undergoing a $1.5 million upgrade of its sound system. When the new system is installed, there will no longer be any ... More >>
A group of us were sitting at our regular table at the bar the other night when one of our number reported that he had to fly to Denver the next day. LOM never hears the word "Denver" that we don't think of Hank Williams Jr.'s "OD'd in Denver." We wonder if Sarah Palin, whom Bocephus schlepped for ... More >>
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, as if you needed us to remind you. Documentaries, feature films, tours and boxed CD sets have been rolling out all summer in order to wring still more cash from the corpses of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and - to a lesser extent - Country Joe McD ... More >>
The care and feeding of reporters
Saturday, March 6
More than 30 years after opening "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie still packs 'em in
Plus: Shimmying with Mary Jane on the Washington Avenue shuttle