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Dave Alvin

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    January 27, 2014

    The Blasters at Continental Club, 1/24/2014

    The Blasters Continental Club January 24, 2013 With rare Houston performances by Barrence Whitfield and the Savages and hallowed SoCal roots gods the Blasters, the city has had a whopper-sized dose of old-time rock and roll in the past couple of weeks. Phil Alvin and his hard-traveling cohorts -- ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: The Blasters, Artopia, Neko Case, etc.

    Reggie and the Full Effect Warehouse Live, January 24 The side project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James DeWees, Reggie and the Full Effect is an indie band with a sense of humor. Dating back to DeWees' days with Coalesce, when he recorded a joke demo on a cassette tape to hand out at concerts dubbe ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones at the Crighton Theatre, 6/15/2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Mike Stinson Crighton Theatre, Conroe June 15, 2013 Making the relatively short trip to the Crighton Theatre can't help but feel a bit like stepping back a few decades, but with a contemporary twist. The Montgomery County fathers (and mothers) have invested no small am ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    L.A.'s Tremoloco Drops Smokin' Salsipuedes With Local Help

    Nothing gets Lonesome, Onry and Mean's blood pumping like opening the mail and finding a long overdue album from Los Angeles roots outfit Tremoloco. The band's previous release, 2008's Dulcinea, was in heavy rotation on the jukebox at our local water hole for several years, and the album seldom left ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    RIP Bert Jansch: Legendary Folk Guitarist Dies At 67

    Dave Alvin alerted us via Facebook shortly ago that British guitar master Bert Jansch has died. Jansch, who along with his band Pentangle was at the forefront of the '60s British folk movement, was 67. According to the Associated Press, the cause of death was lung cancer. The Scottish-born Jansch o ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Just Playing

    Readers write us regarding illegal game rooms.

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    July 18, 2011

    Robust Night Of Roots-Rock Shows Scene's True Grit

    Jay LeeDave Alvin​Rocks Off feels like we live in a Western. This is nothing unusual for us, except right now is the part of the movie (every movie) where one cowboy turns to the other one and says, "It's quiet out here." The other answers, of course, "Yeah... too quiet." Since about Free Pre ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Half a Paycheck

    Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.

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    June 21, 2011

    Out Today: Bon Iver's Bandwagon Bait, Weird Al Goes Gaga

    Greetings From Bon Iver Land! Now, grab a rifle. It's almost dinner time.​In the next few weeks, you may be reading about the new Robert Ellis album, Photographs, so we are just giving you fair warning. It's a stunner through and through, and goes nicely with early morning traffic. Have you ev ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Shows Of 2010

    Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2​Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010: 11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: A Whirlwind Afternoon With Zydepunks, Some Cha-Chas, Taj Weekes And Dave Alvin's Guilty Women

    Jason WolterZydepunks​ There was a moment as Aftermath was walking through the Caribbean Market section of iFest Saturday when we had the most visceral of flashbacks -- stepping off a Carnival cruise boat at the rip old age of 14 in Nassau, Bahamas, and being inundated by tourist-baiting marketeer ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    iFest Closes To An Afro-Cuban-Reggae Beat

    Eggs/ breakfastontour.comBaba Maal​ If the first weekend of the Houston International Festival felt like a detour down Canal Street, the second evoked the festival's emphasis on "Spotlighting the Caribbean." Summer picked this weekend to descend two months early, as it tends to do, resulting in in ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Five Great Cajun Songs By Non-Cajuns

    ​As far as He Said knows, he has zero Cajun blood in his veins. His family is pretty much straight-up Anglo/Scotch-Irish, settling in the Piney Woods of Newton County via Alabama in the early 1800s. However, although the Sabine-straddling area around Newton, Burkeville and Wiergate is about an hou ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    An Americana "Billie Jean," Fried-Chicken Fight And More Great Shows From The Fabulous Satellite Lounge

    [Part 2 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here.] Richard Thomspon: LOM's brother-in-law called us on a Sunday afternoon and said Thompson was playing the Satellite that night; we'd heard nothing about it. Thompson had just released his rock record, Mock Tudor, and we went what we thought was ear ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    The Night BYOB-Packing Jason & The Scorchers Fans Trashed The Fabulous Satellite Lounge, And 3 Other Great Shows

    [Part 1 of a three-part series.] ​ Houston International Festival Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell's recent remembrance of great shows he saw at Rockefeller's got LOM to thinking about great shows next door at the funky old Satellite Lounge. We spent way more nights in the Satellite, our ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: This Is Not (Really) a Best-Of-2009 List

    ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean saw a great comment from Dave Alvin on Facebook recently that went something like this: "I do not do Best of lists or End of the Decade lists, the only lists I do are 'crap I have to do' lists." We gladly second that, Dave, as there is nothing other than Christmas shopping ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Sideman Supreme Rick Shea Hits the Mucky Duck

    Rick Shea is one of the most in-demand sidemen in the Los Angeles area. Seven years on the road with Dave Alvin certainly boosted Shea's profile outside the L.A./SoCal scene, but the Alvin gig is only one of many. Shea cut his teeth in the truck stops and roadhouses in his native San Bernardino an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: R.I.P. Amy Farris

    ​Fiddler Amy Farris, an Austin native who played most recently with Dave Alvin's Guilty Women band, died last weekend in Los Angeles. Information is still sketchy at this point, but a press release from Yep Roc Records Wednesday stated that Farris had passed away Sept. 26 "after battling a long il ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009
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    June 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Tremoloco Headed Back Under the Volcano

    Doug Sahm is probably up in heaven with a bottle of Big Red in his hand and a huge smile on his face and bending God's ear about Tremoloco. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean has received an early warning that Tremoloco is returning to Under the Volcano July 22, after a 13-month absence. Composed of Los Lobo ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Local Motion: Top Sellers at Area Record Stores

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 www.myspace.com/cactusmv1. Springfield Riots, Say When EP 2. Todd Snider, The Excitement Plan 3. Jubal Lee Young, Last Free Place in America 4. Sonic Youth, The Eternal 5. Steve Earle, Townes 6. Elvis Costel ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Girl Star, Grown Up

    Still proud of her family band, Susan Cowsill does her own thing now.

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    June 11, 2009

    Local Motion: Top Sellers at Cactus Music, Sound Exchange, Soundwaves, Sig's Lagoon and Vinal Edge

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 www.myspace.com/cactusmv1. Ryan Bingham, Roadhouse Sun 2. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey & the Groo-Grux King 3. Steve Earle, Townes 4. Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest 5. Elvis Costello, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane 6. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live at Madiso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    This Just In: Dave Alvin, Darrell Scott Coming To Mucky Duck

    We've just gotten an email alert from McGonigel's Mucky Duck about two stellar shows added to the fall lineup: Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women on September 19, and Darrell Scott on November 15. Undoubtedly, both of these shows will sell out. Tickets are on sale now. Alvin has just released a new a ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    March 23, 2009

    Top Five SXSW Performances

    Well, thank God that's over. SXSW 09 is history now, so before we completely block it out of our mind for another 11 months, here's Rocks Off's top five reasons it was worth going to after all. Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women: L.A. roots-rocker and all-star band honored his late best f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Tonight: The Derailers at Goode's Armadillo Palace

    Outside Asleep at the Wheel's almost 40-year run, the Derailers are one of Austin's longest-lived retro-country acts. Country bands in Texas don't attain this kind of longevity unless they can find that two-step dance pocket and fill a dance floor. True dancehall pros, the 'Railers have been doing i ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    SXSW: Dave Alvin's Chris Gaffney Tribute at the Continental Club

    Before his stunning, soul-stirring tribute to late best friend and sometime bandmate Chris Gaffney (Hacienda Brothers), who passed away last April from liver cancer, roots-rock eminence grise Dave Alvin was out back of the Continental Club talking to a mutual friend about his flight to Austin from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    SXSW 09 Will Be a Groover's Paradise

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off could barely contain his enthusaism when he opened the mail - a momentous enough occasion in itself - and found an advance of Vanguard Records' Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. He put it on as soon as he got home (his piddly office CD player is just not gr ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Tribute to Chris Gaffney

    Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escov ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Dav ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    June 12, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Chris Gaffney, R.I.P.

    Southern California roots-rock and alt-country singer/guitarist Chris Gaffney has died. In recent years, Gaffney had performed with former Paladin Dave Gonzalez as one half of the Hacienda Brothers and also, for the last nine years, in Dave Alvin’s backing band. Gaffney had been suffering from sev ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007
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    December 7, 2006

    Larry Cooper

    Larry Cooper performs Thursday, December 7, at Mojo Risin' Coffee House, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505.

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    June 22, 2006

    The Derailers

    Friday, June 23, at Blanco's, 3406 West Alabama, 713-439-0072

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    August 25, 2005

    The Knitters

    Thursday, August 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

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    March 24, 2005
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    April 18, 2002
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    September 21, 2000

    Going Public

    Dave Alvin's private loss inspires him to search for the eternal sounds

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    July 23, 1998
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    April 9, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 9 - 15, 1998

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