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Charlie Robison

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    A Dozen Houston Highlights From Austin City Limits

    Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Aerosmith, Buxton, Charlie Robison, etc.

    Aerosmith, Slash Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, August 25 Aerosmith's reputation has been tarnished by some bad records and worse decision-making over the years, but even that can't obscure this fundamental truth: in their prime, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry's Boston bad boys not only lived up to t ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Upcoming: Amy Grant, Geto Boys, Loretta Lynn, James Taylor, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, etc.

    12th Planet Smog City Tour: With Protohype, HeRobust, Antiserum, Steady. Sat., February 15, 9 p.m., $10 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, 832-251-9600. Acid Mothers Temple: With Perhaps. Thu., May 1, 8 p.m., $10 to $14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Adam Fear feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: The Beans, Wynonna, B.B. King, Yo Gotti, etc.

    The Beans Fitzgerald's, January 17 Houston natives The Beans have been playing together only since 2010, but their raw, psych-driven blues-rock has made them local standouts. Kick-starting things in a classroom at the University of St Thomas, where drummer Brendan Hall's dad is a professor, they've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Bruce & Kelly: A Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together

    After spending a majority of the past 12 Decembers singing season's greetings to audiences around Texas and across the nation, how on Earth are Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis not sick to death of holiday music at this point? "Well, I don't know," laughs Willis by phone from the couple's home in Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Phosphorescent, The Dodos, Toro Y Moi, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, October 7 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Five Waylon Jennings Albums You Should Own

    "Ladies love outlaws," Waylon Jennings once sang, and well knew. Yes they do, and so do plenty of fellers, who may love the late Littlefield-born musician -- who was a losing coin flip away from being on Buddy Holly's doomed plane in February 1959 -- even more. Jennings would have been 76 this past ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Travis Tritt, Adam Bricks, John Digweed, etc.

    Good Job Underground Fitzgerald's, April 13 Spring's Good Job Underground has been one of the most underrated rock duos of the past few years around these parts. If you have an El Ten Eleven itch that needs scratching, or miss prime Helmet, here's your band. Straight-ahead, low-fat metal riffs with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    A Full Dance Card

    The 2013 RodeoHouston lineup reflects Houston, not Texas.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 21-23

    Dwight Yoakam, Mike Stinson Arena Theatre, December 21 Hard to believe it's been more than a quarter-century since Dwight Yoakam turned Nashville on its ear with the hard-charging Hillbilly Deluxe. You have to hand it to him: He's not one to rush things. It had been seven years since 2005's Blame t ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Upcoming: Avicii, Buxton, Down, The Knux, Nada Surf, Etc.

    311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. "3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Social Distortion, Gary Clark Jr., Melvins, Girls, Maná, De La Soul

    Photo By Jim BrickerBobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz in October 2010 at Toyota Center​2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Propain: Thu., March 1. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Anvil, Rotting Corpse, Metavenge, Fallacy: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Asleep At The Whee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Vanished Honky-Tonk Heavyweight Damon Bramblett Reappears Tuesday

    myspace.com/damonbramblett​Jesse Dayton recently wrote to us that he's cutting two of Damon Bramblett's songs on his next album. Dayton compared Bramblett to Mike Stinson as one of the cream of Texas' current songwriter crop. In the early 2000s, Austinite Bramblett was a hot item on the exploding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nashville Royalty Waylon Payne Plays Mucky Duck Thursday

    The son of music royalty - his father is Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of "Help Me Make It Through the Night" fame - Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of Nashville's young writers in Nashville. So good, in fact, he's nominated for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Looking Ahead to Jonathan Richman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Scott Miller and Lots More

    While doing our usual hunt for interesting acts coming to Houston in the next few weeks, Lonesome Onry and Mean came across some great stuff coming to Continental Club and McGonigel's Mucky Duck. The brainy, always quirky Jonathan Richman will be at the Continental Saturday, January 29. An origianl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Other Uses for Best In Texas Besides, You Know, Reading It

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean recently stopped wasting good notebook paper writing drafts of articles about Best in Texas Music Magazine. We were perusing the current issue and thinking about how bad it is when it suddenly dawned on us: the environmentally pure thing would be to write a column about it ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Back to the Dead

    Black Leather Jesus's Richard Ramirez resurrects the Dead Audio Music Festival.

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Maryland Bang

    Meet Rye Rye, Baltimore's latest rap sensation.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Free Tickets for Charlie Robison at House of Blues... Almost

    Charlie Robison has been around. He was born right here in Houston, but grew up alongside equally (if much differently) gifted songwriting brother Bruce in the South Central Texas ranching town of Bandera. In the '80s and '90s, he spent time in two of Austin's best-known and longest-running country/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Robison Brothers Too Sick to Play Mucky Duck; Hayes Carll and John Evans Step In

    Rocks Off just got an email from McGonigel's Mucky Duck owner Rusty Andrews (so did everyone else on the venue's mailing list, but never mind) saying that Bruce and Charlie Robison have had to cancel tonight's show due to illness; he says a reschedule date is planned, but doesn't know when that migh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    The Wayback Machine

    (Rooting through yellowing copies of the Press, I found the following listings from ten and 15 years ago) 15 years ago in Houston music: The Boredoms and Brutal Truth opened for Pain Teens at Emo’s…Then-Press music editor Brad Tyer highly recommended readers to go see Jason Nodler’s play ... More >>

  • Music

    February 8, 2007

    Kevin Carroll

    Kevin Carroll performs Wednesday, February 14, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd Dr., 713-426-1505.

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Hellish Houston

    A summer selection of the Bayou City's most miserable music and depressing songs

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Todymania!

    Houston's scene sees the release of its second great pop-rock CD in six months; also: March Music Madness hits town on the touring front

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
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    September 23, 2004
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    June 17, 2004
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    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    A Nashville Star Is Born

    Former Richmond Strip denizen Sheila Marshall makes it all the way to Music City

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    The Main Event

    January 29 - February 1

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    A Trip to Bountiful

    The Innkeeper is the best country venue in town. Too bad it's 50 miles away.

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Up, Up and Away

    Little Johnny will love the Ballunar Liftoff Festival

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003
  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    RIP, KIKK

    A redneck institution drowns in a flood of syrupy smooth jazz

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Toro! Toro! Toro!

    Home to pop queens and dance hall kings, Texas is still bullish about the music market

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001s top ten picks

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Pure Spunk

    Del Rio-bred Radney Foster is a cowpunk both on stage and off

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Racket

    At Tim Murrah's Metropol, it's about music, not style

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Racket

    Pinpointing when Texas music jumped the shark

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Choo Choo Ch'boogie

    The Derailers get back on track with a major-label deal

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    A KIKK in the Pants

    The new "Houston's Country Alternative" has got 'em waiting, worried at KPFT

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Yee-Haw

    He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Roundabout Way

    Cornell Hurd finally finds his musical niche

  • Calendar

    May 27, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 27 - June 2, 1999

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    Family Style

    The Robison philosophy on fraternal bonds: the less hyped the better

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