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Chris Hillman

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Upcoming: Ana Popovic, Crunk Witch, DJ Shadow, Jason Mraz, John Evans, Ringo Starr, etc.

    Adam Hood: Fri., Aug. 1, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962. Ana Popovic: Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sat., August 16, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Erratic Flight Pattern of the Byrds' Gene Clark

    Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of the Byrds' Gene Clark By John Einarson Backbeat Books, 339 pp., $19.99, www.backbeatbooks.com The pun has been too good for most music writers (including, sadly, this one) to not use in describing Gene Clark as "The Byrd Who Wouldn't Fly." But the reason t ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    What Every Musician Needs: Better Shut Up Lines

    We all hate the trope "Houston, we have a problem," but we do have a problem in Houston with talkative, inattentive crowds at live shows. Scanning back over reviews from the past two years, at least 20 percent of them mention crowd noise. So what do the musicians think and, more importantly, what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Not A Drop Of Rain: 10 Modern-Day Dust Bowl Songs

    Barry Sigman​Rocks Off just walked outside and saw something we almost didn't recognize: Rain clouds that look like they might, you know, rain. We'll believe it when we see it. Even if we do get some relief in the next couple of days, it won't be enough. Rocks Off forgets the exact number - w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Byrds, Burritos, and Bluegrass: Chris Hillman Interviewed

    "'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb Pedersen​Often overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: R.I.P. Vern Gosdin

    Foreground: Faron Young (leaning on piano), Tammy Wynette (at piano). Back row (l-r): Unidentified man, Hank Thompson, George Jones, Vern Gosdin, Marty Robbins "Don't you think you should've called To tell me you were coming down Oh, you look so out of place On this troubled side of town" - Vern Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Lost Tuneage: Manassas

    "It Doesn't Matter" Who Dat? The most talented member of CSN-without-the-Y, Stephen Stills was riding high on a solo career with tracks like "Love the One You're With," "Black Queen" and "Change Partners." During sessions for his third solo record, Stills recorded with an ad-hoc studio group of cra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Get Lit: Hot Burritos: The True Story of the Flying Burrito Brothers by John Einarson with Chris Hillman

    Texas supergroup the Flatlanders (although it still exists) may have been "more legend than a band" but the same could also be said for the Flying Burrito Brothers (above, with female friends). The pioneers of country-rock were a short-lived act that went though numerous lineup changes, but records ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Get Lit: Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music, by David N. Meyer

    To his champions, Gram Parsons was a cult-hero musical genius and the primary inventor of “country rock.” But he was also a tragic figure who died prematurely, and whose work has never been properly appreciated. To his critics, Parsons was a spoiled rich-kid wastrel who rode his good looks, mar ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Murder Inc.

    Not many musicians have health insurance, but Murder by Death does

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen

    Saturday, March 4, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

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    November 13, 1997
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    April 3, 1997

    Still Flying

    Roger McGuinn is happy to look at the past, but he's not ready to live in it

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