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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Everybody's Still Talkin' About Harry Nilsson

    Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter By Alyn Shipton Oxford University Press, 544 pp., $27.95 While on a press tour to promote the founding of Apple Corps in 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were asked to name their favorite singer. "Nilsson," they replied. When next queried as to their fav ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    The Houston Music Hall of Fame: The Ring of Honor

    Twenty-five Houston music greats who have passed away.

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Films to Celebrate Black History Month

    In 1926 historian Carter G. Wilson began what was known as Negro History Week in an effort to make the African American story more prevalent in our culture's consciousnesses. The week evolved into an entire month-long celebration and promotion of African American history, which we recognize this mon ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Tramps On Your Street

    Neartown stalwarts Sideshow Tramps make real-life "Montrose music" on eclectic new album Revelator.

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Saturday Night: Los Amigos Invisibles & Trombone Shorty At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco Torres​Los Amigos Invisibles, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue House of Blues February 19, 2011 When Aftermath first learned that Los Amigos Invisibles and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews would be playing the same concert, we were a little confused. We had no idea what would re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    BANGBANGBOOM: Houston's Brand-New Swingin' All-Star Band

    John Powers​Late Monday morning, Rocks Off got a press release announcing BANGBANGBOOM, the new jazz and swing covers project of local luminaries Andrew Karnavas and Nick Gaitan. Seeing as how Karnavas' Runaway Sun and, well, everything Gaitan's ever done comprise some of our favorite sounds i ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    On Its 40th Birthday, the Top 10 Sesame Street Musical Guests

    Sing the blues, Kermit... or greens. We know how you feel. Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Grover have something to celebrate. Sesame Street, their fictional New York borough, and the television show probably responsible for everything you knew as a kid, turns 40 today. Created ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Aftermath: ZZ Top and Aerosmith at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Make all the Guitar Hero jokes you want. Whatever it is that's kept ZZ Top and Aerosmith in the public eye for almost four decades - video games or beards-n-babes videos, Back to the Future cameos or Michael Bay ballads, bee-stung lips or cheap sunglasses - they've never for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    For April 15: Five Movies About Taxes

    April 15 each year brings with it the journalistic challenge of covering yet another "last-rush filers" story, or some clever way to say that it's the deadline for getting your return in. (We still wonder if anyone's ever been prosecuted because their return had an April 16 postmark.)The subject of ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 28, 2008
  • Music

    April 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    This Just In: Get Ready for iFest

    The Houston International Festival, also known as iFest, has announced the lineup for its 37th annual edition, set to take place April 19-20 and 26-27 on nine stages spread across downtown. Instead of spotlighting a specific country this year, its theme “Out of Africa: The Three Journeys,” encom ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Stealing the Show

    New Orleans musicians blew into Houston on Katrina's winds and everything was magic for a while

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    The Houston Slide

    The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    The Black Godfather

    The wit and wisdom of Andre Williams

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Bluegrass Meltdown, Montrose-Style

    Medicine Show, J.W. Americana and Two Star Symphony have the cure for the Monday-night blahs

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Brass Tacks

    Who killed "When the Saints..."? The Dirty Dozen, and don't you forget it.

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Hard Bop

    Jazz legend Rick Porter has beaten more than his drum kit. He's also beaten addiction.

  • Film

    August 17, 2000

    Gettin' the Munchies

    Grass documentary leaves the viewer hungry for more

  • Music

    August 6, 1998

    World of Their Own

    Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp

  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 26-April 1, 1998

  • Music

    December 12, 1996
  • News

    February 15, 1996

    Zoot Me Up!

    Joe Coleman, tailor to Houston's zoot suit culture, knows one thing for certain: Sometimes, clothes do make the man.

  • Calendar

    August 3, 1995
  • Culture

    February 2, 1995

    Fine Times On Catfish Row

    HGO revives, and reinvents, a pleasing Porgy and Bess

  • Music

    March 24, 1994
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