You can take the boy out of Houston, but...well, this is part of how Robert Ellis has found himself spending his time after moving to New York City a little more than a month ago. "There's actually a weird little honky-tonk scene in Brooklyn," says the singer-songwriter who relocated from Houston t ... More >>
Young Houston roots-rockers Buxton celebrate their tenth anniversary by looking ahead.
Album recorded partially in drummer's parents' basement.
Photo by Marc BrubakerIf 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 >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxton at Rudz in AugustLonesome 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 >>
Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.
Never idle, Steve Earle returns to his old stomping grounds with a new album and novel.
Photos by Jason WolterRocks 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 >>
Photos by Jim BrickerRobert Ellis & the BoysNew 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 >>
Photos this page by Marc BrubakerBuxtonMarc 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 >>
Photos by Amy PrasadInspector Cluzo, aka The French BastardsSo 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 >>
Buxton takes its bump to the roots-rock big leagues in stride.
Photos by Marc BrubakerWild 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 >>
Jay Dryden/ Wild Moccasins on FacebookWild Moccasins on the Cactus Music in-store stageLocal 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 >>