Slick Rick Warehouse Live, April 11 Arguably the greatest pure storyteller in rap history, UK-born "Slick" Rick Walters first appeared alongside Doug E. Fresh as the tag team responsible for the 1985 touchstones "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." Great as those songs were, though, he really made his rep ... More >>
Trivium, Devildriver Warehouse Live, November 17 Across six albums, Florida's Trivium has refined an aggressive blend of thrash and metalcore generally too heavy for rock radio, but with enough melody for them to cultivate a sizable and devoted underground following. Last month they released Vengan ... More >>
What does it mean to be Irish? Red hair? The gift of gab? A drinking problem? The itch to fight? Of course not. All you need to be Irish is a deep and abiding affection for the Pogues. When I was probably 15, a freshman in high school, I started staying up late enough to watch Saturday Night Live ... More >>
Sorting out the 2012 HPMA Best CD/LP/EP nominees is easy.
These fiddlers prove that from many (backgrounds) come one (new sound)
St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sol ... More >>
The classical/pop trio makes its debut in Houston
The Chieftains perform with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pops, Friday through Sunday, January 5, through January 7, at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana, 713-224-7575.
Blaggards, Houston's only Celtic metal band
Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?
Three local music figures are cut down in one week
Great Big Sea crashes into Fitzgerald's
Sunday, March 17
Friday, December 28
Tuesday, June 26, at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk
The Irish take center stage at the 2001 Houston International Fest
Young Dubliners: Red
After 18 years, Houston's Irish Session is as much about family as music
South by Southwest disappoints -- again