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Dwight Yoakam

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    October 10, 2013

    Behind the Shades of Rock's "Other" Man in Black

    Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison By John Kruth, 256 pp., $27.99. Dwight Yoakam once likened Roy Orbison's voice to "the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window." Tom Waits called him the "Rockabilly Rigoletto." And Bruce Springsteen, whose own music shows a clear ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The 10 Best Rock Bands of the '80s

    Whether you lived through them or not, we can all admit that the '80s were a long time ago. Even a kid born on New Year's Eve 1989 could be most of his or her way through medical school by now. And although that decade refuses to go away in all sorts of ways, one concept that does feel like has been ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jeezy, CCA Conservation Concert, etc.

    Jeezy Arena Theatre, May 17 A self-proclaimed hustler on the mike, the Atlanta rapper known as Young Jeezy has grown up quite a bit since his 2001 debut album dropped under the name Lil J. Rising through the ranks via his several independently released Dirty South mixtapes, he's now sittin' pretty ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Saturday Night: Ray Price at Stafford Centre

    Ray Price Stafford Centre January 12, 2013 Ray Price has seen scoundrels, outlaws and pop-star pretty boys rule over country music for most of his lifetime, but he sounds determined to go out the same gentlemanly crooner he's always been, the picture of stoicism to the last. Price, who celebrated ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    Houston's Top 10 Unsung Music Venues

    There's no other way to say this except to say it: Houston has a lot of music venues, a lot of music venues, but most of the high-profile shows around here get routed into a handful of places. This happens for any number of reasons, most of them financial: Very few promoters in town can afford to pu ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Devil in the Woodpile

    Hard-country hillbilly Marty Stuart is always pickin' on Nashville.

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    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Top 5 Country Music Feuds

    The great mullet smackdown of 1992, starring Travis Tritt and Billy Ray Cyrus​Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along. But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to ke ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Mikey Goes To Hollywood: Stinson Visits Country-Starved L.A.

    Photos by Alan Downs​It's no secret that California has long since squandered away a stunning country-music heritage, but for those of us in Los Angeles who give a damn, Mike Stinson represented an almost mystic renewal of the Freddie Hart/Wynn Stewart transplanted-genius equation that damn n ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Last Night: Pete Anderson At Dan Electro's Guitar Bar

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Pete Anderson Dan Electro's Guitar Bar May 2, 2011 Pete Anderson showed up a few minutes late Monday night. He'd gone to the address where he sent the posters for his show and discovered that was Dan Electro's owner Bob Edwards' home, not the club. But once the GPS was ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Hugh Hefner's Fiancee: 11 Things That Are Older Than Her

    Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron Eagle​You know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010

    2010 Turkeys of the Year

    Metro chief Frank Wilson is our biggest gobbler.

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    October 27, 2010

    Ten Country Covers That Top The Pop Originals

    ​Our copy must still be in the mail, but Rocks Off figures we have heard enough songs from Jamey Johnson's new album The Guitar Song on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country to know that we like it a whole lot. But none that we've heard so far are our favorite new Johnson song. It's close. No flies on G ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Brazil, Unplugged

    Gilberto Gil trims down his sound for an all-acoustic show.

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    March 11, 2010

    American Man

    Chuck Prophet's ¡Let Freedom Ring!: Political songs for nonpolitical people.

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    March 10, 2010

    Aftermath: Darius Rucker's Forever Road To Purple Rain, Via David Allan Coe And Hank Jr. At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​Took us long enough, but Aftermath finally understands the rodeo. After one performer who left us cold, and another who turned Reliant Stadium into the world's biggest gospel/R&B revival, Darius Rucker's set Tuesday was the definition of " ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Three Never-Before-Heard (Almost) Webb Wilder Demos

    Photos courtesy of www.webbwilder.com​ Recalling the sessions for Webb Wilder's albums Hybrid Vigor and Doo Dad, former Wilder guitarist Donny Roberts (above left, with the REO Speedwagon hair) forwarded some demos of songs that that never made it to the studio due to time and money limitations. " ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    2009 was definitely a year, we'll say that much.

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    November 16, 2009

    See What You Missed (or Didn't) at Westheimer Block Party With These Lovely Videos

    Video by Craig Hlavaty Right now Rocks Off HQ looks more like a MASH unit as we slowly recover from this weekend's Westheimer Block Party. We won't be on the shelf for long - not with the Marleys, Dwight Yoakam, Neko Case and lots more coming up soon - but while we take a day or two to recover, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers, Part 2

    He Said Grandpa Songs He Said was lucky to have spent twenty-five years on Earth with his Grandpa Hlavaty, who passed away in the summer of 2008 of a brain hemorrhage. The man was arguably one of the biggest musical influences in He Said's life. The intrepid and stealthy Grandpa Gonzalez is kicking ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    August 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Mike Stinson at Under the Volcano

    Photos by Chris Gray​ At his first proper gig since relocating to Houston last month, suit-clad Mike Stinson raised the bar for honky-tonk around here a little. Maybe a lot. Joined by guitarist Lance Smith and Winfield Cheek on keyboards, steel and mandolin, Stinson sang his way through a jukebox ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: My Son, the Guitar-Slinger

    William Michael SmithLance Smith (left) and Mike Stinson​ LOM grew up in the oil patch, made a good living in it, saw the world because of it. So it made sense to want our son, Lance, to grow up to be a petroleum engineer. Alas, it was not to be. Now he's a guitar player. Two years into the petrol ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Disturbing Ballad of Bob Woodruff, Part 1

    Over the course of a few Cactus Music in-store performances, the Chronicle's Andrew Dansby asked LOM several times if we'd ever heard Bob Woodruff. Nope. So one day Dansby walks up and hands us a disc with "Bob Woodruff" scrawled on it. LOM took the disc home and was blown away - we couldn't believ ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    L.A. Honky-Tonk King Mike Stinson Moves to... Houston?

    It was official at 1:45 a.m. this early morning: Mike Stinson, king of the L.A. honky-tonkers - author of Dwight Yoakam's "The Late Great Golden State," among many others - has arrived in Houston. And this is not just a visit. Stinson recently told LOM that after several trips to Houston in the las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Comment on This One, We Dare You

    Back in the Near Dark Ages when LOM was in grad-school journalism, one of the things that stuck with me was a lecture on "the lunatic fringe." These are the people who call in to radio talk shows or send long, vitriolic letters to newspapers, magazines and blogs. Negative reviews always bring out th ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 25, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: David Serby's Honkytonk and Vine

    Note to lonesome L.A. cowboys (hangin' out and hangin' on): DO NOT put your too-trite, beat-up, scuffed-up, working-man's boots on the cover of your CD. Ditto your two-tone cowboy boots. LA tonky David Serby has the Dwight Yoakam look nailed on his second album, Honkytonk and Vine, right down to tu ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    Stageside Blogging: Buxton Catches a Train

    Buxton (above) is rocking out right now, powered by some chiming guitar and that one and only chaka-chaka-chaka "train beat." These people right here (below) are loving it. They're about to give out some awards. Almost forgot about that part of the evening. Channel 39 anchor Mia Gradney is about to ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    April 21, 2008
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    August 2, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Aaron Loesch Vies to Become the Guitar Center King of the Blues

    A dying Houston scene suddenly might have new life

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    January 18, 2007

    Playbill: Johnny Falstaff

    Johnny Falstaff CD Release Yep, that's John Evans (l)jamming with Johnny Falstaff. Back when Proletariat was the Blue Iguana, Johnny Falstaff's double bills with Greg Wood's Horseshoe were the stuff of legend. There were nights when it seemed every off-duty topless dancer, bartender, and hepc ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • Film

    July 14, 2005

    Always a Bridesmaid

    Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies

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    April 29, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Have today's C&W stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

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    January 1, 2004

    If That Ain't Country

    Stampeding horses and twangy riffs at the HMNS

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Cultural Clash

    SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

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    July 29, 1999

    It's a Family Affair

    Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic

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