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    October 13, 2014

    Crowbar at Fitzgerald's, 10/10/2014

    Crowbar, Revocation, Havok, Fit For an Autopsy, Armed for Apocalypse Fitzgerald's October 10, 2014 The last night of a long tour can be a tough gig. Oftentimes, the musicians arrive in town broken down and tired, their eyes already glazing over with visions of home. Maybe the men of Crowbar were fe ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Revocation's Riff Factories Just Can't Stop Shredding

    Revocation is not a band that likes to keep its fans waiting. A little more than a year after the release of their last album -- a self-titled monster that propelled the Boston-based technical death-metal wizards onto the Billboard charts for the first time -- they're back again with another. Next w ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kathryn Hallberg, Little Girl Gone

    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 >>

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    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 31, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    One Year After Woman Gets Masters In The Beatles, We Hunt Down Most Bizarre College Music Courses

    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 >>

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    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers​Last 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 >>

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    November 4, 2011

    The 11 Best Female Rock Bassists of All Time​While 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 >>

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    October 20, 2011


    St. Vincent's Annie Clark went "off the grid" to craft new album Strange Mercy.

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    July 18, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Twitter Quitters

    ​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 >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Bassist Esperanza Spalding, Jazz Musician With A Neo-Soul Style

    Johann Sauty‚Äč 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 >>

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    January 14, 2010

    A Musical Evening with Kirill Gerstein

    Here's an intimate preview of what you'll see later this weekend at Jones Hall

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    April 30, 2009
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    August 16, 2007

    Rachel Loy

    concert preview

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    July 19, 2007

    Been a Long Time

    But the Houston Symphony Wants to "Rock and Roll"

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    March 29, 2007


    Q&A with Daniel Barrett

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    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

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    December 7, 2006

    Chaos Theory

    Fusion guitarist Al Di Meola's latest project

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    July 13, 2006


    Friday, July 14, at the Mojo Risin' Coffee House, 1600 Shepherd. Call 713-426-1505 for more info

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    February 9, 2006

    Brian Keane, Wayne Sutton and Rachel Loy

    Friday, February 10, Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.

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    December 2, 2004
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    April 22, 2004

    Miles to Go

    Renowned saxman Joe Lovano blows into town

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    April 1, 2004

    Funeral Blues

    Three local music figures are cut down in one week

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    October 31, 2002

    Mount Bonnell Breakdown

    The South Austin Jug Band's swingy bluegrass is mullet-free music

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    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

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    March 14, 2002

    Moment in the Sun

    Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners

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    September 14, 2000

    Triple-A Poet

    Patty Larkin turns literary inclinations into progressive folk songs

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    May 11, 2000

    Artsy Activist

    Slinging a guitar and the New Testament, Bruce Cockburn preaches the gospel of progressive politics

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    January 13, 2000

    The "It" Guy

    It's hard not to dig local saxophonist David Caceres

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    November 18, 1999

    One For All

    Sax giant Illinois Jacquet helped desegregate Houston audiences

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    October 28, 1999

    Utility Bassist

    Christian McBride can do it all, and do it well

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    October 14, 1999


    Stolen Axes

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    October 7, 1999

    Straight Sambas

    Jazz pianist Danilo Perez mixes American and Latino traditions

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    January 28, 1999
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    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

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    October 31, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    September 12, 1996

    Simply Direct

    Gillian Welch heeds roots music's high, lonesome call

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    August 29, 1996
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    January 25, 1996
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    August 31, 1995

    Feel the Feel

    Collective Soul makes a case for its staying power

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    July 6, 1995

    Come to Her Window

    From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising