Joe Sample, the Houston native whose masterful keyboard playing made him a leading figure in the jazz fusion movement of the '60s and '70s and a top session musician in jazz, R&B and pop for several decades, passed away Friday night, according to his Facebook page. His family announced his death wit ... More >>
You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>
Ume Fitzgerald's, June 6 Former Houstonians Ume have been threatening a national breakthrough for a few years now, advancing to the finals of a Rolling Stone "choose the cover" contest in 2011, but it's just a matter of time, really. The now Austin-based trio excels at both aggressive riff-rockers ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Robin Kirby Last Concert Cafe, June 18 Singer-songwriter Robin Kirby entered the Houston music scene in 2008 after leaving her band Robin & the Hurricanes behind in Dallas. Since then she's been constantly on the go, offering a stripped-down and honest style that sounds absolutely timeless. Kirby' ... More >>
Shooter Jennings enlists the occult and Stephen King on ambitious, eerie new album Black Ribbons.
[Ed. Note: We are not trying to encroach on Ms. Magnolia City Mixtape's territory, but once in a while the news piles up too fast to wait an entire week.] It's our party and we'll pimp if we want to: Perhaps you may have heard about this "Washington Shore" soiree Rocks Off is throwing at 8 p.m. t ... More >>
Since we're already playing hangman today, here's another riddle: What do America's finest genre-hopping Latino band, Houston's best Guinness-chugging rockers, a daughter of the nation's premiere gospel family, a perennially unsung honky-tonker who sounds like the ghost of Hank Williams, a bayou-bor ... More >>
Down Payment Blues
Texas Johnny Brown, the author of Bobby Blue Bland’s hit “Two Steps from the Blues” and one of Houston’s last surviving links to the Duke/Peacock Records era, has been selected to perform at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival’s “Texas: A Celebration of Music, Food and Wine” program next ... More >>
Great music and all the mudbugs you can eat who could ask for more?
C.J. Chenier appears as part of the Accordion Music Festival on Saturday, June 3, at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive, 713-284-8350
Friday, October 14, at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, Downtown Square, Conroe, 832-298-4161.
When the Fat Show calls, you better answer
Is there a Houston Press Music Award jinx?
Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase
August 13 - 19, 1998
April 16 - 22, 1998
A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!