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Bob Claypool

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 5/6/2014

    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 6, 2014 It's fitting that the rooflike shelter hanging above the seats at the Woodlands Pavilion is shaped in a tent spire. Because no one has ever merged the concepts of rock and roll show and religious tent revival like Bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Half a Paycheck

    Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Lightnin' Strikes

    The late legendary Houston bluseman finally gets an official historical marker.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Great Moments With Mr. Rockefeller: Ray Price, Bobby "Blue" Bland and the Kansas City All-Stars

    [Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to r ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    In the Pit

    It's easier than ever to take pictures at concerts. Unless that's your job.

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    November 25, 2009

    Hiding on the Backstreets, Part 2: Bruce Springsteen Brings The River, Born In the U.S.A., Tunnel of Love and Tom Joad to Town

    Daniel KramerBruce Springsteen and Miami Steve van Zandt at Toyota Center, April 2009​ As Bruce Springsteen fans come to grips with the unfortunate reality that this past weekend's show in Buffalo, N.Y., may well have been the final offical tour date - although surely not the final show - from the ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Dwight Yoakam at the Arena Theatre, Take 2: It Only Hurts When I Cry

    [Ed. note: That's right, this show was so nice we're reviewing it twice.] Photos by Jason Wolter​ Dwight Yoakam may not have sung that particular Ray Price song Saturday night at the Arena Theatre - maybe he forgot; we've never seen a set list in a three-ring binder before - but he's sure got hear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: How Two Houstonians Helped Make Dwight Yoakam a Star

    Dwight Yoakam live at Rockefeller's, October 1986The late Bob Claypool did exhaustive research for his book Saturday Night at Gilley's.​Other than his adopted Los Angeles, Houston may be the most important city in country singer Dwight Yoakam's career. Yoakam's music finally found a rabid country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Sherwood Cryer, Gilley's Co-Founder and Ornery Cuss, Dies at 83

    Chris GraySherwood Cryer at G's Ice House, 1999​Sherwood Cryer, who co-founded legendary super-size Pasadena honky-tonk Gilley's and watched it rocket to worldwide fame in the wake of 1980's Urban Cowboy before a bitter falling out with his partner Mickey Gilley led to the club's demise, passed aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Sherwood Cryer, Gilley's Co-Founder and Ornery Cuss, Dies at 83

    Chris GraySherwood Cryer at G's Ice House, 1999​Sherwood Cryer, who co-founded legendary super-size Pasadena honky-tonk Gilley's and watched it rocket to worldwide fame in the wake of 1980's Urban Cowboy before a bitter falling out with his partner Mickey Gilley led to the club's demise, passed aw ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
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    January 15, 2009

    Sole of Houston: Airport Drive, The Finale (Including Unwanted Puke)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: Airline Drive, Complete

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Dance Hall Days

    Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Gutbucket Blues, Chopped and Screwed

    The North Mississippi Allstars and Houston DJ Jimmy D team up on a revolutionary EP

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Memories

    The Chronicle locks away the Post archives

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Street-Fighting Man

    Roy Head used to love to mix it up. Now the blue-eyed soul man fights to keep his career alive.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    He Will Survive

    Houston piano man Ezra Charles has outlasted even his worst enemies

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part II)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Post Mortem

    Though not unexpected, the death of the Houston Post was still a surprise. Even more surprising was how little truth got out about how and why the paper perished.

  • Music

    October 13, 1994
  • Music

    March 10, 1994

    The Marty's Over

    After 13 years as a music crit, Marty Racine has finally run out of adjectives

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