The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>
Music Feature: Streets of Where I'm From This is an exciting time to be an Old 97's fan. Out of nowhere, almost, the Dallas quartet is now one of the longest-tenured and most successful Texas bands of its generation. All four original members are intact, they never "took a break," and they've never ... More >>
Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>
When Pete Bernard received a package postmarked from Lynchburg, Tenn., he may have felt his mouth watering. That particular point of origin is the well-known home of the Jack Daniels distillery and indeed, inside the singer/guitarist for The Devil Makes Three found inside a little "thank you" from t ... More >>
Jimbo Mathus's latest work, Confederate Buddha, was easily one of the most overlooked roots albums of 2011. Don't worry, we sort of slept through it too, but that just means you can make up for that with us by checking him out Saturday night at the Continental Club, with opening act Shinyribs. You ... More >>
Conroe's Sounds of Texas Music Series has pulled a major coup that should have local bluegrass fans' hearts palpitating with their booking of the Del McCoury Band for February 4, 2012. McCoury and his band, which includes his sons Rob and Ronnie, both of whom are monster instrumentalists and ... More >>
Austin singer-songwriter Brennen Leigh broke country hard on an initially smallish, talkative crowd at Under the Volcano last night. Opening with "Paint Myself Blue" as a teaser/warmup, she immediately jumped straight into "I Only Drink On Special Occasions" and the crowd was hers. It's one of thos ... More >>
Craig HlavatyWe're running this picture of My Morning Jacket's Jim James now because this will be the last we see of him all weekend.For weeks after we skipped last year's Austin City Limits Music Festival to man the controls in Houston, Rocks Off found ourselves thinking, "Man, I wish I woul ... More >>
Ed. Note: We're not done yet... Chris GrayRusted ShutChris Gray: I think the quickest way to sum up Summer Fest, environmentally, is in fact biologically: In eight hours at the festival Saturday, hydrating continuously with mostly water, I made my own water once, shortly before Beirut. Sunda ... More >>
Danny Barnes's Pizza Box unclassifiable but cohesive.
Not really sure whether it's our alcohol mixture, some pharmacological imbalance our sex life or just male menopausal phenomena, but lately Lonesome, Onry and Mean has been on an evil bluegrass jag. Nothing like playing our Stanley Brothers 45-rpm of "If I Lose" - "If I lose, let me lose/ I don't c ... More >>
We recently stumbled on this video made by the Houston Zoo, wherein people recall their favorite memories of the place. With the long Labor Day Weekend coming up, Hair Balls has a few memories of its own...
Surely the same as thousands - millions? - of other American children, this 1935 Walt Disney cartoon was Rocks Off's first exposure to the spirited American folk melody "Turkey in the Straw." And probably to Donald Duck, making one of his first onscreen appearances ever - note the elongated bill ... More >>
ZZ Top, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III and Old 97's perform Saturday, July 14, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.
Hot Buttered Rum performs Sunday, February 25, at the Last Concert Café, 1403 Nance Street, 713-226-8563.
The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music
Saturday, March 4, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Music to drown by
Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)
The voice that wooed George Clooney comes to town
The Domino Kings have trumped Texas on their bid for alt-country success
When it comes to local facts, don't rely on Allmusic.com
Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated
Saturday, September 13
Austin's Meat Purveyors beef up their songbook with unlikely grade-A covers
Ralph Stanley and company come down from the mountain
Saturday, April 6
The folks at Tapir Productions are trying to keep jam bands from skipping over Houston
Trent Summar puts the booze and bad attitude back in country music
Coming This Week
Coming This Week
Steve Earle has beaten the country-music establishment by staying true to his muse
June 4- 10, 1998
The high, lonesome hardships of country's best duo are getting easier to hear
A box set doesn't mean Emmylou Harris's career is done; it may mean it's just beginning
All Bottled Up
From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo springs Wilco, genreless and great