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George Fontaine

  • Music

    November 28, 2013

    Buxton Celebrates the Past by Keeping Their Eyes on the Future

    Young Houston roots-rockers Buxton celebrate their tenth anniversary by looking ahead.

  • Music

    August 30, 2012

    Grandfather Child Prepare for Debut

    Album recorded partially in drummer's parents' basement.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll Honored by American Songwriter Magazine

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​If one understands the historical depth and context of the singer-songwriter tradition in Houston -- and it was flourishing here long before it migrated to Austin or before a few (mostly Texan) outlaws started up a movement in Nashville -- it shouldn't come as much of a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Buxton: "Not Everyone Is Going To Love You"

    Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxton at Rudz in August​Lonesome Onry and Mean has been spinning local sensation Buxton's upcoming release Nothing Here Seems Strange for almost two weeks now. And we're sorry, but we still don't get it. Maybe we are old and jaded and out of it, but to us it sounds l ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Photographic Memory

    Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    The Wanderer

    Never idle, Steve Earle returns to his old stomping grounds with a new album and novel.

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Ponderosa Gives House Of Blues A Mouthful

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Rocks Off is usually ambivalent, at best, about restaurant shows. One of the few times we're not interested in live music at all is when we're eating, and we imagine we're hardly the only person who feels that way. Strolling violinists and mariachi groups especially get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Saturday: New West Records Showcase At Cactus Music

    Photos by Jim BrickerRobert Ellis & the Boys​New West Records showcase feat. Buxton, Robert Ellis & the Boys, Wild Moccasins Cactus Music April 16, 2011 Although they had a myriad of opportunities Friday night to make themselves bleary-eyed and drag-tailed - Aftermath chose The Wagoneers, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW: Local Band Makes Good, A Wild Flag, DJ Quik & A Witch

    Photos this page by Marc BrubakerBuxton​Marc Brubaker: For Rocks Off, sometimes SXSW isn't about seeing new bands or drinking until Sixth Street becomes a blurry swath of humanity. It's nice to check in with our hometown boys and see how they are received by the ears and arms of the masses in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW With LOM: French Rockers, Free Tequila And MXMW

    Photos by Amy PrasadInspector Cluzo, aka The French Bastards​So we're checked in and we're on the way up to the room. Who's in the elevator with us? John Popper from Blues Traveler. In person, he looks like a cartoon character, something waxy and a bit spooky about his motel tan. He's all effu ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    2011 South By Southwest Supplement

    Buxton takes its bump to the roots-rock big leagues in stride.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Saturday Night: Wild Moccasins Tour Kickoff At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Wild Moccasins, Young Mammals Fitzgerald's February 12, 2011 Houston has seen Wild Moccasins plenty of times before, but that doesn't stop the throngs of fans from packing out show after show to see the band's catchy brand of indie pop-rock. The story was no different ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Cactus Music/New West Partner Investing In Local Musicians

    Jay Dryden/ Wild Moccasins on FacebookWild Moccasins on the Cactus Music in-store stage​Local businessman George Fontaine is another music-business player who is suddenly very high on the Houston music scene. And Fontaine is putting his money where his mouth is by investing in up-and-coming lo ... More >>

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