While there are plenty of musicians, record collectors and journos who will argue (as only musicians, record collectors and journos can) that all rock is "Southern rock" due to its geographical origins, Southern rock is nonetheless a well-defined genre. And that genre finally gets its comprehensive ... More >>
One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band By Alan Paul St. Martin's Press, 464 pp., $29.99 Make no mistake. While only two of the six original members of the Allman Brothers Band were actual biological siblings, the fraternal ties of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry ... More >>
According to Warren Haynes, singer-guitarist-songwriter for Gov't Mule, it is the first time something like this ever been done by any band -- and he's probably right. Shout!, The group's first studio album in four years and debut for a new label (Blue Note), is a two-CD set. The first contains 11 ... More >>
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
My Cross to Bear By Gregg Allman with Alan Light William Morrow, 400 pp., $27.99 If there were a classic-rocker version of the TV show Survivor, Gregg Allman would surely be one of the last contestants on the island, perhaps engaging in stealth coconut-bombing wars with Keith Richards, Eric Clapton ... More >>
There are so many artists coming to Houston this summer and fall who should pick up on the "classic album" trend Rocks Off could hardly stop at just five. See our picks for Nos. 6-10 here. 5. Blondie (Arena Theater, August 23) Album: Eat to the Beat (Chrysalis, 1979) After 1978's Giorgio Moroder-ass ... More >>
"Hi Greg. It's Gregg." I felt a rush and a little bit of a chill. Gregg Allman, the man who was my gateway drug into the world of blues and soul, was on the line. I asked him where he was calling from, and he told me he was in New Orleans and that it was raining. I told him it was raining here as ... More >>
The Sixth Annual Austin City Limits Festival feels like home...almost
Sunday, September 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.
Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs
A rundown of every act on this year's bill
Doll Maker (Textone Records)
It Still Moves (ATO/RCA/BMG)
Southern rock comes in for another revival
Whole Lot of Memories (Compadre Records)
Thursday, October 17
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Billy Joe Shaver has known great blessings and great curses
Co-founder Dickey Betts is gone from the Allman Brothers Band, while Gregg Allman hits the road on a separate mini-tour
Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Can a middle-class Midwestern white guy play the blues? Yeah, if he's Mark May.