Branson (Missouri)

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Honky-Tonk Traditionalist Moe Bandy Ain't Clowning Around

    A country-music traditionalist, Moe Bandy stands with guys like Johnny Bush and Johnny Paycheck as one of the true masters of the three veins of honky-tonk that matter most: loving songs, drinking songs, and cheating songs. If Bandy does a cover, he goes straight to the source code: Hank Williams an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    10 Music Films at SXSW That You Don't Wanna Miss

    Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Is Gilley's Coming Back to Pasadena?

    One way you know it must be rodeo season is when strange things like this start happening. Mickey Gilley, the country singer and businessman who made Pasadena world-famous when his Gilley's nightclub was featured in the 1980 movie Urban Cowboy, announced on Facebook about 30 minutes ago that he is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Joe Ely at Dosey Doe Conroe: Not Your Average Shopping-Center Show

    It has been said that the original Dosey Doe recalls a cozier, more tastefully curated Branson, Missouri. To that comparison I often joke that it's more like a giant Cracker Barrel or Saltgrass Steakhouse with world-class in-store performances. But Saturday night at Dosey Doe's new Conroe location ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: The Band Perry

    Date: March 14 Name: The Band Perry AKA: "No, Not Katy Perry" Genre: Nashvegas

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    January 6, 2012

    Eat It: Restaurants Owned by Musicians

    ​Hotlanta is so hot that they can even turn their airport into a club. Stay with us. A few days ago, Ludacris announced that he will close his Asian/Singaporean restaurant, Straits, and embark on a new "restaurateur" opportunity: opening a "Chicken and Beer" restaurant inside of Atlanta's Hart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Mickey Gilley Talks Rehabbing From '09 Spinal Injury​Monday, in Rocks Off's our review of Jerry Lee Lewis's show in Winnie, Texas, we mentioned that Mickey Gilley, legendary country pianist and proprietor of probably the most famous honky-tonk in the universe was sitting at stage right. Gilley and Jerry Lee are cousins, about a six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords and TIRR: Country Legend Mickey Gilley Spent Eight Months at Hospital​Monday, in Rocks Off's review of Jerry Lee Lewis's show in Winnie, Texas, we mentioned that Mickey Gilley, legendary 74-year-old country pianist and proprietor of probably the most famous honky-tonk in the universe, was sitting at stage right. Gilley and Jerry Lee are cousins, abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    How Willie Nelson & Charley Pride Integrated East Texas​Willie Nelson's Conroe buddy Larry Butler was not only a performer, he also ran a series of clubs in the area over the past 50 years, including Willie Nelson's Night Life on FM 1960 during Willie's IRS problem years. And while Butler has some fond memories of IRS agents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Friday Night: Jerry Lee Lewis At Nutty Jerry's

    Ed. Note: A reader wrote in Wednesday informing us that the reason Mickey Gilley required assistance moving at Friday's show is because he fell down some stairs in a 2009 accident. After several months at TIRR, where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now, Gilley has resumed performing (though not play ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Suck On It, New York!! Houston Has Direct Flights To Branson, Missouri!!

    ‚ÄčIn case you've been experiencing the typical Houstonian's self-doubt about whether or not we're really a sophisticated metropolis, you can relax.Houston is now one of only five American cities with direct flights to Branson, Missouri. On real planes, too!You didn't think he would do "Moon River," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    ​You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Cutout Bin: The New Relations' Great Vibes with Mufftars

    The New Relations Great Vibes with Mufftars (1978) Meet Don and Doug, the Gabriel brothers; better known as the New Relations. Their road to fame and fortune began one slow day at Don Sr.'s muffler shop in Iowa, when the old man decided he would make his sons their own guitars out of mufflers. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Judas Priest, Motorhead, More Rudz Anniversary, Ronnie Milsap, Honeybrowne, Projekt Revolution, Matt Pryor, American Idols Live (Dammit) and More

    If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin... Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law" ...and how could we forget good old Lemmy? Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Festivus Maximus

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival's got a roster that won't quit

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003
  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    ¡Viva El Vez!

    Don't you step on the Mexican Elvis's huaraches azules

  • Culture

    August 16, 2001

    Branson on the Bayou

    Smokey Joe's sterilizes the pop classics of the '50s and '60s

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    On the Off-Road Again

    Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    The One and Only

    A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition

  • News

    May 15, 1997

    Sherwood's Rules

    Sherwood Cryer lost his redneck empire the same way he built it: in a tangle of lawyers, women and country music

  • Calendar

    December 8, 1994