The Houston blues community is mourning longtime local musician Marie English, who friends say passed away earlier this week after complications from knee surgery. English, a keyboardist and singer, was 49 and had been a member of Tommy Dardar's band. She had been in the local blues scene since the ... More >>
UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>
You'll ride a black tornado cross't the western skies Rope an ole blue norther, milk it till it's dry Bull dawg the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat Long before you take this cowboy's hat. -- Chris Ledoux, "This Cowboy's Hat" A popular saying in Texas goes that a man who talks a good game but ... More >>
This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>
Shock-rocker Nixon foresees baby-making future for his music.
Jim BrickerZZ Top at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 2010While they take their sweet time getting around to record that long-anticipated, Rick Rubin-produced next album - which, at this point, could well come out a solid decade after their last, 2003's Mescalero - ZZ Top has be ... More >>
The Birthday Massacre, Black Veil Brides, Dommin, Aural Vampire: Mon., Nov. 8. Warehouse Live. Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm: Sun., Nov. 7. Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Christopher Cross: Sat., Nov. 13. Stafford Centre. Clint Black, Chris Webb: CHANGED Sun., Dec. 5. Arena Theatre. Cro ... More >>
Update: Clint Black's show has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 5. Winner: Tax the Wolf! Tax the WolfGod, Clint Black's lyrics are fucking terrible. Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a battle will be waged for your musical souls. In this corner, in the hat and shiny shoes, is Clint Black, ... More >>
Sunday, the City of Houston will celebrate our fine country's independence from the Redcoats in the same way it does every single other year, with the self-proclaimed "Largest Land-Based Fireworks Show in the Nation," Freedom Over Texas. This year, the festival's blander-than-white-bread head ... More >>
Rocks Off has no idea how to judge a country two-step competition. A few weeks ago we were asked if we would take time out of our Friday night to judge Reliant Energy's Two-Step Showdown at Rebels Honky Tonk on Washington Avenue. Yes, that Washington Avenue. The one we spent our January mired in, r ... More >>
As you can also see in this week's print edition of the Press - yes, we still make those - Rocks Off recently had a chance to chat via email with Marc Lempert, director of the harmonica documentary Pocket Full of Soul that screens Saturday night at Verizon before a demonstration of the instrument's ... More >>
The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. â€‹Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>
Photos courtesy Houston Livestock Show & RodeoNot only does Clint Black know how to play to the home folks - after being introduced by his daughter Lily, he said hello to Tomball, Spring, Pasadena and his hometown Katy (but where, Aftermath would like to know, was Friendswood?) upon takin ... More >>
In the Name of Love
Americana prospers in the northern suburbs
…and we're still not as bad as Dallas
...otherwise known as the H-Town 20
The singer/songwriter still packs em in
Thursday, May 25, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2524 Norfolk, 713-528-5999
Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06
Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.
NASCAR has nothing on Houston freeways
Get a bang for your buck this Fourth of July
Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more
Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating
Friday, March 18, at Dan Electro's, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.
The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade
With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?
Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.
Babe's shirt goes in the cards
A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore
Sara Fitzgerald commits her 25 years behind bars to celluloid
The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
It's the Queen of Talk versus the Meat Men, and outside the courtroom, master media manipulator Winfrey is already the clear winner.