When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>
Some musical eras are defined by the instruments that moved from the backing band to center stage as they unfolded. Electric-guitar sales boomed in the 1960s, thanks to Clapton and Hendrix. In the 1980s, synthesizers were popular enough to make one-hit wonders out of groups like A-ha and A Flock of ... More >>
Bassist, organist, composer, member of the infamous Homopolice, one of the Rocks Off 100, self-avowed electronic music geek, flanger aficianado, and suave Poison Girl drink slinger, Beau Beasley has been broadly immersed in the Houston music scene all his adult life. Not long ago over a cold one at ... More >>
Researching what the Houston music scene was like 20 years ago has been an eye-opening experience, to put it mildly. In that benighted era, the world was very analog. Musicians could design a gig flyer or type up some lyrics on their computers, maybe fiddle around with some primitive MIDI-type softw ... More >>
103.7 is winning fans with its "adult alternative" format.
What we appreciate most this year.
Like most years, 2011 has been...complicated. We've heard some great music, seen some killer shows and lost some amazing people. We also nearly lost one of our own. That's how it goes in this world and it's why the things we are thankful for take on added meaning as the year begins to wind down. Th ... More >>
Here's our guide to what's happening this Halloween.
Our guide to Houston's best Halloween haunts.
Local folk hero is well-rounded, to say the least.
Lonesome, Onry and Mean likes us some Beans Barton and the Bi-Peds. Loves us some. No act in town comes close to the joyous pandemonium of one of the Bi-Peds' performance-art sets at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Belly dancers, children, hippies, hula-hoopers, and other weirdos - in both the band ... More >>
Matt "the Electrician" Sever is one of those Beaver Nelson-ish Austin artists who always get more respect than money. On his fourth self-released collection, One Thing Right, Sever continues to carefully observe his personal life and deliver warm, catchy Paul Simon-esque miniatures like "My Dog" ("D ... More >>
After two decades of oddity, Beans Barton still has a lock on the inexplicable
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!
From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding
Dennis Lange has almost complete control of the most lucrative live music outlets in Houston. You want to play? Then you play his way.
Once the music's in place, what, the Orphans ask, comes next?
Clearing the desk for the New Year, and other excuses for a column
Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy
Swinging and swaying at the Forties Follies
The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards
Hometown stages feature more than one sort of menagerie
Blue thoughts for BCT, and the Karankawas are hungry again
Plus: Houston musicians ask that eternal question -- Why doesn't anybody love us?