Harry Sheppard

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Free Radicals, "Soundtrack For the Revolution"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Free Radicals Examine Both Sides of The Freedom Fence

    Free Radicals are, strangely enough, one of Houston's most stable ensembles. Their music may vary wildly from song to song, from jazz and klezmer to ska and rap, but the band drummer Nick Cooper started in 1996 has had a steady core of members for most of those years. Baritone saxophonist Pete Sulli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Saturday: iFest in Downtown Houston -- War, Bombino & More

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 28, 2012 Check out our slideshows from this weekend: iFest bands and food and faces from iFest. Also, be sure to read our write-up of iFest's artistic and cultural offerings. It's hard to know what to experience first at iFest. Long before you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Breakfast at Brasil: Eggs El Salvador

    ​I know that this will not sit well with many Montrose-dwelling diners, but I don't really like Brasil, at least not for the food. Sure, it's a great place to go hang out over a cup of coffee or a beer, relaxing on the patio and watching the Montrosian wildlife walk by, caught in their timele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    SugarHill In The '90s: Jazz, Jazz, Jazz... And A Little Group Called Destiny's Child

    Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's related festivities at Sig's Lagoon and the Continental Club, Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Pie in the Heights

    It wasn't in red on our calendar, but apparently January 23 was National Pie Day. Joanna Torok and Joe Phillips, co-owners of a new mobile eatery called Oh My! Pocket Pies, weren't about to miss out. The two-month-old business takes the form of a truck, typically parked in Kim Hung Mall parking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: L.L. Cooper, Miss Leslie, Scattered Pages, Free Radicals and Hearts of Animals

    L.L. Cooper's Larry Cooper/photos by Nicholas L. Hall Larry Cooper didn’t seem too put out at being shoved off to the far reaches of downtown, nor at the fairly sparse crowd in attendance at his showcase at The Real Sammie's. As he opened his semi-eponymous band L.L. Cooper's set with rock-infle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    Bring Back the Jams!

    Greg Levitt Michael Haaga, your 2005 Local Musician of the Year The Music Awards are coming! The Music Awards are coming! To whet your appetite, we put together a list of all the winners of selected categories going back to the inception of the awards in 1990. Who will join this august body of ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004

    Heapin' Helpin' of Homicide

    Mystery Cafe serves up dinner with a side of death

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Funeral Blues

    Three local music figures are cut down in one week

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Songs of Freedom

    Can music free your mind from mental slavery? Depends which Free Radical you ask

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Hothouse Flowers

    Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • Music

    September 6, 2001


    In his first 24 years of life, Brad Turcotte has already become a music-business veteran

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Hard Bop

    Jazz legend Rick Porter has beaten more than his drum kit. He's also beaten addiction.

  • Dining

    November 30, 2000

    Sixteenth-Note Snappers

    Speaking off the toque: Carl Johnston

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Fire Breather with a Sax

    Carlos Garnett decides to chill down here after almost 40 years in New York City

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Sonny Boy Terry

    Breakfast Dance (Radiola Records)

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Listen In

    Clandestine -- Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats -- Tommy Dardar and the Sheetrockers

  • Music

    January 27, 2000


    A Clean, Bic-Lighted Place

  • Music

    January 20, 2000


    That Lonesome Sound: Bye Bye, Clay Farmer Band

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Jazz Couplet

    Coming This Week

  • Music

    November 5, 1998
  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Music

    May 28, 1998
  • Music

    July 24, 1997
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • News

    August 22, 1996
  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 16, 1996
  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    The Lame and the Great

    Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order

  • Music

    September 15, 1994

    Big Band, Big Press Kit

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)

  • Music

    August 25, 1994

    A Taste of the Hellhole

    Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands

  • Music

    August 18, 1994


    Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy

  • Music

    June 30, 1994
  • Music

    June 16, 1994

    Heaven's Gatemouth

    Juneteenth brings a blues great back to Houston

  • Music

    June 16, 1994

    Good Vibes

    Elder statesman of getting down: Fusion vibist Harry Sheppard