Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? I have followed Kathryn Hallberg's sin ... More >>
TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.
A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia. This little anniversary of her graduation got me think ... More >>
girlscantwhat.comLast week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>
seanyseult.comWhile there are and have been so many notable women in rock-and-roll, and we'd like to honor them all, we've chosen the specific starting point of recognizing rock's best female bassists. As a bassist, I looked up to nearly each and every one of these women as I learned the bass ... More >>
St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.
Most of us would be happy to have 1,000 Twitter followers. A million is pretty much unattainable, even for some big enchiladas. Yet we see celebs erasing their Twitter pages as if it isn't the best thing since some 5'3" guy in Iowa took a knife to a loaf of bread. What's driving the Twitter ... More >>
Johann Sauty Esperanza Spalding has the sort of backstory that public relations firms dream of - and it has the advantage of being true. At four-years-old, she saw a Yo-Yo Ma performance on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and promptly asked for a violin (the pre-schooler didn't know the word cello). ... More >>
Here's an intimate preview of what you'll see later this weekend at Jones Hall
But the Houston Symphony Wants to "Rock and Roll"
Q&A with Daniel Barrett
Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us
Fusion guitarist Al Di Meola's latest project
Friday, July 14, at the Mojo Risin' Coffee House, 1600 Shepherd. Call 713-426-1505 for more info
Friday, February 10, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.
Renowned saxman Joe Lovano blows into town
Three local music figures are cut down in one week
The South Austin Jug Band's swingy bluegrass is mullet-free music
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners
Patty Larkin turns literary inclinations into progressive folk songs
Slinging a guitar and the New Testament, Bruce Cockburn preaches the gospel of progressive politics
It's hard not to dig local saxophonist David Caceres
Sax giant Illinois Jacquet helped desegregate Houston audiences
Christian McBride can do it all, and do it well
Jazz pianist Danilo Perez mixes American and Latino traditions
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards
Gillian Welch heeds roots music's high, lonesome call
Collective Soul makes a case for its staying power
From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising