Houston is a sprawling metropolis of subdivisions and strip centers that retains a strong cultural hub. But this "cultural hub" has actually become more of a cultural sprawl. Especially music-wise, neighborhoods outside Loop 610 are often seen as culturally sterile, though some elements of Houston's ... More >>
What a few musicians want under their trees this year
L-R: Jerry Lightfoot, Texas Johnny Brown, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, "Spare Time" Murray (obscured) and Pete Mayes James Nagel/www.jerrylightfoot.com Veteran Houston bluesman Pete Mayes, a guitarist and singer whose uptown jump-swing style a la Louis Jordan belied his rural Texas roots, has passed away at ... More >>
Photo by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow It’s probably safe to say that other than the communities on the Bolivar Peninsula, no places in Texas were ravaged worse by Hurricane Ike than the bayside Chambers County towns of Oak Island and Smith Point. In the case of Oak Island, as with ... More >>
Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson
Jimmy T99 Nelson predated and outlived Elvis P. and has won the affections of Elvis C.
He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.
Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66
Joe "Guitar" Hughes, RIP
Sara Fitzgerald commits her 25 years behind bars to celluloid
If Steve-O comes at you with a staple gun, run!
Beaumont's Barbara Lynn lucks out with a song that almost died
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy
Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.