Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It is apt that songwriter and producer ... More >>
Carolyn Wonderland dusts her broom on new album Peace Meal.
Let the spirit move you
Get up and dance!
Rocks Off was pretty sure we missed a few Texas (or Texas-connected) artists in Thursday's writeup of the 2010 Grammy nominees, and it turns out we were right. We don't even remember scrolling past some of these categories over at Grammy.com, to be honest, but thanks to the Texas Music Office's C ... More >>
Screw those pink sparkly Daisy Rock guitars. Chicks can stroke the neck of a Fender Strat right alongside the guys. The best girl rockers also deliver some of the wickedest vocals out there and, as an added bonus, usually look damn sexy doing it. Rocks Off thinks it's high time to give these sirens ... More >>
The artist behind Lie to Me and Turn Around brings his special brand of blues to Houston
Barnett Newman's "Broken Obelisk," dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr., outside the Rothko Chapel/ Image by A D Forman Note: Because Monday's performance was a religious service, no photography was allowed. Thanks to Monday's MLK Day and Tuesday's inauguration, among other reasons, Aftermath ... More >>
Mahalia Jackson The 12 days of Christmas begin Thursday and run until Epiphany, January 5. Here is a song for half those days. See what's in the other half tomorrow morning. 12. "Silent Night," Mahalia Jackson. The supreme Christmas melody requires the supreme voice, and if anybody's ever sung it ... More >>
Allison Krauss, Robert Plant and T-Bone Burnett (far right) Texas artists landed 30 nominations in 20 categories when the contenders for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were announced today, including all five nominees for Best Tejano Album and four of the five Best Norteno Album contenders. All of th ... More >>
Photos by Barbara Misto Better Than: Unshiny ribs. Download: The Gourds' classic cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice." In fact, just watch this: Former Houstonian and Gourds frontman Kevin Russell is one of the few performers who seems almost unbound from convention and routine. His solo shows ... More >>
Celebrate the season with music from early America
The ballad, and ballads, of Billy Joe Shaver
9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899
Wednesday, September 14, at the Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199.
RIP, Brother Ray
Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2
Saturday, July 6
Ellen Trevathan finds her own brand of salvation driving people to and from the city economy lot at the airport
Yolanda Adams gives us gospel with R&B grooves
The Good Lord Willing, Songwriter Matthew Levine Plans to Spread the word of Baha'i
Jerry Ragavoy and the ghost of Janis Joplin
Yolanda Adams sings gospel to soothe the soul, and convert the heathen