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  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

    The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    The Houston Music Hall of Fame Class of 2014

    There's an old saying in the music industry that you have your whole life to make your first album but six months to a year for your second. This is almost the reverse. Last year, when we started the Houston Music Hall of Fame to salute the 25th anniversary of the Houston Press Music Awards, the who ... More >>

  • Music

    September 6, 2012

    Choice Evenings at Cafe 4212

    There's a jazz renaissance in the Third Ward.

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Satin Doll

    Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.

  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    All That Jazz

    Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Eldorado Ballroom: A Concise History By Dr. Roger Wood

    David Bush/ houstondeco.comThe Eldorado Ballroom in 2006​Rocks Off was pleased as punch to report last week that, thanks to the efforts of the Texas Blues Project's R. Eric Davis and Project Row Houses, which has owned the historic Third Ward venue since 1999, the Eldorado Ballroom will receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Barrie Hall Jr., TSU And Duke Ellington Alum, Dies At 61

    UPDATED at 4:49 p.m. with more information. ​Barrie Lee Hall Jr., whom Duke Ellington plucked out of Texas Southern University to join his orchestra and later became its leader, passed away Monday at age 61. The cause was complications from diabetes, Hall's wife Lula told Billie Duncan of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Great Moments With Mr. Rockefeller: Billy Harper, Garth Brooks and Sonny Rollins

    [Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 3

    [Note: Part 1 of The Nickel is here, and Part 2 is here.] Almost as forgotten as Hersal Thomas, Goree Carter was a Fifth Ward guitarist who was credited by late New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer with being the creator of the very first rock and roll record. This was his obscure 1949 singl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    This Is Our Home, It Is Not for Sale

    Documentary follows the transformation of historical Houston neighborhood

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007
  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Texas Tenors Times Two

    The Trinity Jazz Festival

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Everlasting Sounds

    Ten of the year's most timeless records

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

    Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Cindy Scott

    Major to Minor (Self-released)

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Wham, Bam, Thank You MAMH

    The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    The Queen Bee

    Pam Kelly hopes to get a Buzz going about local music

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    The Nickel Burger

    How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Don Wilkerson

    The Complete Blue Note Sessions (Blue Note)

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Heart Attack

    The source of Billy Harper's aggressive tenor style lies in a power greater than himself

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Not Your Standard Issue

    Architects design one-of-a-kind houses for the Fifth Ward, trying to prove that even lower-end houses don't have to be a cookie-cutter box

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Swing Time

    Shelly Berg learned jazz the hard way: He listened to the greats

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Bebopping Along

    Former jazz guitar prodigy Scott Hardy finds he's also in tune with the acoustic bass

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Downbeat

    Former drummer Ben "Scatman" Turner dies, and the heart of the jazz community skips a beat

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Preservation Hall

    Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Jazz Warrior

    Malcolm Pinson fights for bebop values

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Houston Honker

    Grady Gaines helped Little Richard create rock and roll. And he's not finished yet

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Music

    October 23, 1997
  • News

    April 17, 1997

    What's Wrong With Wheatley?

    It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?

  • Music

    September 12, 1996
  • Music

    January 26, 1995
  • Music

    November 3, 1994
  • News

    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.

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