Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Season 3, Episode 6: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues" ... More >>
Troy Martin Holly Golightly may have unplugged, but the former member of Billy Childish's '90s UK garage-rockers Thee Headcoatees hasn't mellowed out. On 2008's Dirt Don't Hurt and the brand-new Medicine County, she and the Brokeoffs - aka Texas-born drumming companion Lawyer Dave - have been get ... More >>
Holly Golightly didn't have an Italian accent, did she?
It's official: This author loves absinthe. Or whatever it was that they were serving at the Music Gym off 6th Street that they were calling absinthe. Who the hell cares? It was free and it opened our SXSW 2009 with a strange and weird sensation in the facial area. Plus, it made spotting Joseph Gor ... More >>
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We’re still getting the ball rolling over here, so expect this space to grow, specifically with an array of record reviews in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I recommend taking notice of the reissue of Thee Headcoatees’ four Vinyl Japan albums, out next Tuesday on Damaged Goods. On th ... More >>
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs October 17, 2007 Rudyard’s Better Than: The Melvins, because Tuesday is a bad night to be wrong, and I’m feeling lucky. Download: Bill Childish and Holly Golightly, “In Blood,” for an idea of who you’re dealing with. It’s a travesty that Holly Golig ... More >>
The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. 60. “The Rains Came,” Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965. The follow-up single to “She’s About a Mover,” this Huey Meaux mainstay of a lament would likewise rank higher were the sound not so indelibly San ... More >>
Sunday, August 7, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.
How did an elusive Brit become a garage-rock cult figure? Hell if she knows.
Friday, October 10
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