Kids, there's a reason Hiram "Hank' Williams, who would have been 90 years old September 17, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dead of an overdose of pain killers in the back of his long white Cadillac at 29, Williams was, in his brief interval in Nashville, not only a hit-making country star bu ... More >>
A few local bands keep it in the family.
Even though in terms of British Invasion band lead singers, he's about as English as English could be, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits has always had a love of Texas music. Once he found out the tunes and performers he liked actually hailed from the Lone Star State, that is. "Guys like Buddy Holly ... More >>
10th Annual Christmas Bash With The Handsomes, Thunderado: Tue., Dec. 25, 9 p.m. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Adventure Club, Fredster, Pharmer: Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $15-$25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. B.J. Thomas: Sat., Feb. 9, 5:30 & 9:30 p.m., $78-$118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-4 ... More >>
Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>
Ben Nichols, Buxton: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Big Business: Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Drunk & The Runaway Scrape, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 28 ... More >>
Dennis "Crash" Collins, a legend of Houston rock radio, died this morning of prostate cancer complications. He was 68. Originally a musician who played with B.J. Thomas and the Winter brothers, Johnny and Edgar, Collins' true calling was radio. He is best know for his time at KLOL-FM when th ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's carRocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>
On the way home from ACL this past Sunday night, Craig's Hlist had his Rdio account humming over the speakers playing one of his playlists (phlayhlist?), but not the sad-bastard mix we rocks whenever we are at work alone. It was the life-spanning one we have been making since we got on the mu ... More >>
Rocks Off is no longer a grieving widower, bemoaning the loss of his faithful Lala.com with the shades drawn and a glass of wine, constantly clicking a dead link while listening to Leonard Cohen on CD like a caveman. A few days after Lala died, we got a message from a friend that he had the ... More >>
50 Cent: Sat., June 12. Arena Theatre. Agent Orange: Wed., June 30. Rocbar. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., May 28. Cypress Saloon. As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Cancer Bats: Tue., July 27. Verizon Wireless Theater. Aventura: Thu., July 1. Toyota Center. Barringt ... More >>
Wherever you live, wherever you are/ Just love, love, love" - Tim Krekel, "Love One Another" It is with immense sadness that Lonesome, Onry and Mean reports that Louisville, Kentucky musician and songwriter Tim Krekel has passed away. Krekel had a large tumor removed from his stomach in April and s ... More >>
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