One of the most respected songwriters in the suddenly-chic genre called Americana had been chasing the dream of a recording deal ten years when he finally found success through the backdoor to Nashville at age 35. Jim Lauderdale, 57, who visits Dosey Doe's satellite Music Cafe in Conroe Saturday ni ... More >>
Here at Houston Press HQ, Rocks Off has a program where we can see every search someone types into that window with the magnifying glass in the top right-hand corner of our home page and any of the four Houston Press blogs. That's right, we're watching you. Be careful. It's fascinating, the things ... More >>
Fratboy fracas has Aggies on edge.
• Talk about buzzkill. During All Time Low's Bamboozle Roadshow performance at Six Flags in Arlington last week, amusement park security pepper-sprayed a handful of preteens who rushed the stage in a surge of prepubescent hormonal musical bliss. The band gave the security an earful of Fuck You! a ... More >>
Chris Strong/ Drag City Last Friday, Rocks Off had the distinct pleasure of talking to Mayo Thompson, the man behind psychedelic (or not) art-rockers The Red Krayola, whose career spans the early days of Houston label International Artists, the art worlds of New York and Europe in the '70s, a sti ... More >>
H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.
Guitarist Huey Long, the last surviving member of the doo-wop pioneers the Ink Spots, passed away Wednesday at his Houston home. The Sealy native was 105 years old, khou.com reported. Long got his start playing banjo in the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band, one of Houston's top Dixieland draws of th ... More >>
Tonight, see how - or where, anyway - the beautiful people kick back at House of Blues' new weekly "Rock & Roll" night in the venue's ultra-plush and oddly brothel-like Foundation Room (entrance on Dallas Street), with no cover, $3 beer and whiskey, tunes curated by Metropol/Stuka/Mink veteran T ... More >>
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Happy Birthday Huey Long! ! ! Born in Sealy on April 25,1904 guitarist Huey Long's career began in 1925 with the Frank Davis' Louisiana Jazz Band in Houston. By 1933, he was working with Texas Guinan's Cuban Orchestra in Chicago. Over the next few years, he worked with Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaugha ... More >>
Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras
A spate of tribute shows salutes a healthier Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators
Hyde Park Miniature Museum
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