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Davin James

  • Music

    September 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Coolest and Uncoolest Songs About America's Coolest City (Us)

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Hands Up Post: Honky-Tonk Houston's Done Got Out Of Hand

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010

    Eclipse

    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Wednesday Night Is The Loveliest Night Of The Week

    myspace.com/davinjamesDavin James​Don'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    9 Places We'd Send The New York Times

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: This Guitarist Really Does Rip the Strings Off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Slide Show: Scenes from the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2009

    Today: SpringFest in Old Town Spring

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Music Festivals

    The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Shake Russell

    The singer/songwriter still packs ‘em in

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Merle the Pearl

    Is the Hag the greatest three-tool talent in country music history?

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Leaving the Wolfe Pack

    It's Johnny Falstaff's time to "Shine"

  • Music

    July 27, 2006
  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Houston Band Cartography

    The launch of our blog brings forth a quixotic attempt toward a local music atlas

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Sick Old Man of the Festival Circuit

    An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    The Return of the Band of Rhythm and Pleasure

    The Hollisters reunite to rock the East Texas pines

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    White By Whitebread No More

    This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

  • Music

    July 15, 2004
  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Relying on Reliant

    IFest makes the jump from downtown to South Main

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Racket

    Great moments at the Press's Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Reelin' In the Years

    A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Opie Hendrix & The Texas Tallboys

    San Jacinto (Def-Texan Records)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    We Are Houston, Hear Us Snore

    In numbers too large for South By Southwest to ignore

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Rodeo's Gonna Git You, Sucka

    When the Fat Show calls, you better answer

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Long, Hot Sunday

    The Sabbath simmers with sizzling sets, squealing tires and ersatz Stone Cold Steve Austins

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Toro! Toro! Toro!

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

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

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

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Playbill

    River Oaks Music Festival

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Playbill

    Ann Parsons Benefit

  • Music

    March 19, 1998
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