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 >>
Twenty-five Houston music greats who have passed away.
Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."
Your guide to the bands and venues.
Photo by Brittanie SheyLittle Joe WashingtonIn the movie Adventures in Babysitting, Houston native bluesman Albert Collins inadvertently assists the getaway of young Elizabeth Shue (meow) and her charges from a gang of thugs, but only after she sings. Collins blocks the attackers with the sam ... More >>
Viva the Houston Blues Scene.
Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.
Reg BurnsWhile the indie-rock world dodged lightning strikes Sunday afternoon, Houston's blues community gathered inside the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club to pay homage to its most elder statesman, Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price. The venue was packed with dancers, drinkers and a plethora ... More >>
Above, Method Man talks about his pellet-gun accuracy, which was a little off the night he allegedly shot Houstonian Mary Anderson, who is now suing him on several counts including assault. Besides playing House of Blues Friday with Redman and Ghostface, looks like Meth will spend some time in Hous ... More >>
Alternatives to the full-Length CD are back with a vengeance.
And here is the final installment of David Beebe and John Lomax's 20-plus mile hike from Intercontinental Airport to Spanish Flowers restaurant. Part one is here and part two is here.David Beebe's accounts of the same hike are here and here.Airline's furthest reaches are lined by sprawling and run-d ... More >>
The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>
Note Peacock stamp at the bottom. Eminent local blues scholar Dr. Roger Wood e-mailed Rocks Off this morning with an unexpected discovery he made while listening to the Never Ever Land International Artists compilation I wrote about last week: "Here's the big surprise it yielded for me: On the th ... More >>
Jerry Lightfoot 1952-2006
Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66
The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes
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Nightclub owners provide a feeding place for musicians
Bluesman Big Walter celebrates his 87 years with star pupil Jerry Lightfoot
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
Former Houstonian Jerry Lightfoot goes deep inside the blues to save himself
Grady Gaines helped Little Richard create rock and roll. And he's not finished yet
Jerry Lightfoot struggles in Houston -- and wins
The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards