Diunna Greenleaf

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Elderly Local Bluesmen I.J. Gosey, Little Joe Washington Both Ailing

    Two of Houston's last surviving bluesmen have recently suffered significant health setbacks, according to members of the blues community. Guitarist I.J. Gosey, once a member of the session crew that produced a slew of R&B standards for Houston's Duke/Peacock records in the '50s and early '60s, has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Victor Wooten, Merchandise, etc.

    Victor Wooten San Jacinto College Central Victor Wooten is the kind of musician who leaves other musicians, especially bass players, in awe. One of his four older brothers taught Wooten the four-string arts at age three, and he's gone on to a distinguished career that includes stints with both jazz ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Showcase Showdown

    Fifty bands, 11 stages and three music writers talking HPMA highlights.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: Lonesome, Onry and Mean Edition

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny Brown​I spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    HPMA Preview: Nobody Leaves Without Singing The Blues Edition

    Photo by Brittanie SheyLittle Joe Washington​In the movie Adventures in Babysitting, Houston native bluesman Albert Collins inadvertently assists the getaway of young Elizabeth Shue (meow) and her charges from a gang of thugs, but only after she sings. Collins blocks the attackers with the sam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    ​Took us long enough, right? It's been so long since we've had the Houston Press Music Awards, which were last handed out the evening of August 11, 2010, that we almost forgot we were having them. Not really. How could we? If our numbers are correct, in the two weeks this year's nomination b ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Sam's Place

    Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Lightnin' Hopkins Dedication Draws Overflow Crowd

    Photos by Matthew KeeverL-R: R. Eric Davis, Texas Johnny Brown, Milton Hopkins. For more photos from Saturday, see our slideshow here.​Lightnin' Hopkins is official. Saturday morning, a crowd that overflowed the tent erected due to the inclement weather (though it never actually rained) showe ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    House Of Blues Debuts Free Monthly "Blues Monday" Series Tonight

    Mark BritainMilton Hopkins and Texas Johnny Boy at House of Blues' IHOBF fundraiser in May​Back in May, Dan Aykroyd was in town to grand marshal the Art Car Parade and emcee House of Blues' fundraiser for its educational/cultural outreach nonprofit arm, the International House of Blues Foundat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Is A National Treasure

    Photos by Mark Britain​ For more pictures from Saturday night, see our slideshow here. Aftermath is still trying to get our heads around what we witnessed at Saturday night's benefit for the International House of Blues Foundation in House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room. In a way, it was one of tho ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Two Upcoming Benefits Well Worth Your Time And Money

    ​Magnolia City Mixtape has already reported on actor/vodka mogul/sunglasses model/blues aficionado Dan Aykyroyd's impending visit to Houston, where he'll serve as grand marshal in the 2010 Art Car Parade and host a night of local blues at House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room Saturday, May 8, a coup ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009


    Surly one-man Houston feedback storm Jon Read, a.k.a. The Wiggins, stays solo.

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Dr. Roger Wood to Discuss Spirituality and the Blues With I.J. Gosey and Diunna Greenleaf Tonight Gosey​For the past few weeks, local blues scholar and Down In Houston author Dr. Roger Wood has been interviewing several of Houston's leading blues musicians about their experiences in "The Soul of Houston Blues Stories." For Wednesday's concluding program, a conversat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 8, 2009

    Art Rock: Little Joe Washington's 70th Birthday at the Continental Club

    Note: As of Friday, Sherman Robertson, Texas Johnny Brown, Jackie Gray, the El Orbits, I.J. Gosey, Diunna Greenleaf and of course Little Joe himself were scheduled to appear. 4 p.m. today at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899 or

  • Music

    April 17, 2008
  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Music Festivals

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

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    This Just In: Get Ready for iFest

    The Houston International Festival, also known as iFest, has announced the lineup for its 37th annual edition, set to take place April 19-20 and 26-27 on nine stages spread across downtown. Instead of spotlighting a specific country this year, its theme “Out of Africa: The Three Journeys,” encom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Sundance Head, the son of Gulf Coast music legend Roy Head and the pride of Porter, has already seen his American Idol stock soar and tumble like the gone-but-not-forgotten Texas Cyclone. After eliciting a collective jaw-drop from Randy, Paula and Simon at the Memphis auditions for his powerful and ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Jammin' on the Sabbath

    If the Sunday-afternoon concert series isn't enough, there are still 10,000 free reasons to go to the Space Place

  • Dining

    September 13, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Rhythm Room's Texas Tea

  • News

    August 9, 2001


    Music Mayhem, Poisoned Pooch, In the John

  • Dining

    June 14, 2001

    The Highs and Low Country

    Fox Diner is fabulous when it sticks to what it does best

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Open-Mike Night

    Thursdays at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Social Distortion

    Ask your local rocker to stop (over-)using his wah-wah pedal

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Houston Press Music Awards 2000

    Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Ladies in Blue

    You think you like the blues? You ain't seen nothing yet.