In honor of his 80th birthday this year, Leonard Cohen will release a new record of original material entitled Popular Problems next week. Both the album's title and its first single, "Almost Like the Blues," show the Canadian maestro firmly in his comfort zone, exactly where he should be. Nobody is ... More >>
Joe Sample, the Houston native whose masterful keyboard playing made him a leading figure in the jazz fusion movement of the '60s and '70s and a top session musician in jazz, R&B and pop for several decades, passed away Friday night, according to his Facebook page. His family announced his death wit ... More >>
When guitarist Don Felder joined the Eagles in 1974, he was seen by many as a sort of bridge member, as the band was morphing from the more countrified lineup with Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner to the latter, rockier quintet that also included Timothy B. Schmidt and Joe Walsh. But -- just in cas ... More >>
Lionel Richie Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 12, 2013 With a career that has spanned more than four decades, Lionel Richie has been helping us dance, cry, and love better than the sum of all of our current pop stars combined. The talented singer/songwriter/pianist need only deliver the fir ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
If North Texans thought they'd get their hands on Oklahoma water from the Red River, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled they've got another thing coming. The Tarrant Regional Water District has been trying to buy water from Oklahoma to help the growing population up in that corner of Texas -- you kno ... More >>
Benefit concerts are great. The practice of bands playing to raise money for a cause can be as local as helping a fellow unsigned musician pay for their son's hospital bills to as international as world hunger. Though we may pinch our noses at the perceived sanctimoniousness of people like Bono and ... More >>
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career.
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Responds is probably the wrong word to use when you consider the long rebuttal Jackson wrote regarding Gus Garcia-Roberts profile on the former SNL cast member that ran this week in Village Voice publications including the Houston Press. Jackson claims that Garcia-Roberts wrote things that were fal ... More >>
Jenni Rivera flirts with pop crossovers but remains true to regional Mexican music.
The twisted history of "Tighten Up"
The South Park Coalition Turns 20
But it's not perfect. Jennifer Hudson nails it as a well-worn tale struggles to transcend the Ray model
The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter
Parental Discretion follows a thin but funny plot
Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?
Shallow feels swell in McMillan-inspired Stella
How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?
After a bout of Arrested Development, Dionne Farris' moment has arrived