Every one of the acts listed here writes fine, original music. They're too busy creating Houston's sound to be bothered with cover songs. That's a good thing. Still, a man can dream, right? In fact, this whole exercise began when I fell asleep listening to a song and dreamed a local band performi ... More >>
Josh Groban Toyota Center, November 12 An all-American opera-singing pop star you can take home to Mom, Josh Groban almost doesn't seem human: he's smart, good-looking, self-deprecating, and his radiant baritone can thaw a glacier. It has no trouble filling sports arenas, that's for sure, a good th ... More >>
This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest lineup is arguably one of the better offerings since its induction, eight years ago -- with a particularly keen sample of musical nostalgia for punk and hardcore lovers of the '80s and '90s. And since I am neither of those things but my talented and knowledgeable husband ... More >>
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Cactus Music, August 30 It can't be a coincidence that the recent vinyl revival and the rise of young throwback soul bands like Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have happened at the same time, but it sure works out well Friday night. To promote the band's b ... More >>
Air Supply: Sun., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., $29.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Augustana: With Lauren Shera., Tue., Jan. 29, 8 p.m., $12/$16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Beach Bones: Wed., Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Free. Heights Vinyl, 3122 White Oak Drive, Houston. The Black Crowes: Sun., ... More >>
The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.
Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>
Gilbert Alfaro and Eric Jackson sound off.
Spain Colored Orange Sneaky Like a Villain www.myspace.com/spaincolouredorange Thanks to differences with Spain Colored Orange's former label Lucid Records, the songs on the local psych-pop quintet's brand-new disc Sneaky Like a Villain are already old hat to the band members. For the rest of u ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray Is Spain Colored Orange the Badfinger of Texas? Why not? Thursday at the Continental Club, the local quintet's heavy, lush pop was dense and intricate, but never at the expense of melody. Its members have also heard at least one jazz album in their lifetimes, evident in their f ... More >>
UGK for Life
Well, here it is. Congrats to nominees and winners alike. - Chris Gray Best Local Album: UGK, Underground Kingz Best Local Song: UGK feat. OutKast, “Int’l Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” Local Musician(s) of the Year: UGK Best Mainstream Hip-Hop: UGK Best Songwriter: John Evans ... More >>
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Saturday, December 17, at Numbers, 300 Westheimer, 713-526-6551.
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