Above is Dean Martin doing "Houston" on his television show. Epic fail, but nice outfit. As you may have read, Forbes magazine recently determined that, by their measurement criteria, Houston is now America's coolest/hippest city. Of course, while the rest of the world has looked down its nose for ... More >>
A recent thread on the Hands Up Houston message board found poster "honky honk" complaining (and mangling the English language): Dear Houston. Why are you excepting [sic] this right wing, overtly white genre of music known as honky tonk or country? Why do we have to travel that far back ... More >>
Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.
myspace.com/davinjamesDavin JamesDon't look now, but Wednesday is one of the hotter musical nights these days, not that there isn't something for everyone almost every night if you've got your nose to the ground. Here's a brief report of what's catching Rocks Off's attention lately. 1. Puffa ... More >>
Mark C. AustinJandek (right) and trio at Rudyard's... who says we're not hip? As we may have mentioned, Rocks Off was none too pleased when we read The New York Times' most recent article on Houston in this past Sunday's travel section and found exactly zero mentions of anything music-related. Th ... More >>
You hear people say guitarists "ripped the strings off it" all the time. Well, travel out to the 2:30 mark on this great Webb Wilder video and, if you look close, you'll see the inimitable Donny Roberts take both hands and just rip all the strings off. By the way, the cool cat playing bass is Houst ... More >>
Michael PittmanL-R: Jesse Dayton, Mike Stinson and Davin James twang it up in Montgomery County. When the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival says "rain or shine," they mean it. The rains poured Friday night and Sunday, but that didn't keep the festival from drawing a huge crowd on Saturday when the we ... More >>
Allison V. Smith/ www.maxstalling.comLots of twangy stuff going on in the North Woods this weekend. Scroll down a bit for the Texas Independence Day in downtown Conroe (starring Mr. "Screw You, We're From Texas" himself, Ray Wylie Hubbard) or, if you prefer, there's SpringFest - including win ... More >>
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An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival
The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines
This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?
Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards
IFest makes the jump from downtown to South Main
Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club
Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase
A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore
The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes
San Jacinto (Def-Texan Records)
In numbers too large for South By Southwest to ignore
When the Fat Show calls, you better answer
The Sabbath simmers with sizzling sets, squealing tires and ersatz Stone Cold Steve Austins
Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Home to pop queens and dance hall kings, Texas is still bullish about the music market
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
A preview of this year's show
River Oaks Music Festival
Ann Parsons Benefit