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Houston Blues Society

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    3400 Montrose: Piece of Houston History Going ... Going .... Gone

    The parking lot of Disco Kroger at the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne has been an ideal vantage point to watch the two-month-long demolition of yet another curious piece of Houston history. While the ten-story building at 3400 Montrose is little more than twisted girders and concrete rubble now, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: NOFX, Hope For Haiyan, Blaggards, etc.

    NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Searching For a Real New Orleans Experience In Houston

    Generally, Nightfly doesn't see grown men order a drink simply by pointing at the menu, heads hung in shame. But from a rickety chair at Voodoo Queen (311 Milby) recently, we giggled in amusement at how often it was happening. Gentlemen beware. The frothy pineapple goodness of the bar's cheeky "Pen ... More >>

  • Music

    December 5, 2013

    Going Beyond the Beads at Voodoo Queen and Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club

    An authentic New Orleans experience in Houston can be had, for a price.

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    November 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Untapped Festival, Little Joe Benefit, etc.

    Venomous Maximus Fitzgerald's, November 15 Houston's dark overlords of doom-metal should be coming into this Fitz show -- their first hometown gig since opening for Guns N' Roses in May -- on quite a high, having just shared a stage with the mighty Slayer at last weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest. Now pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Elderly Local Bluesmen I.J. Gosey, Little Joe Washington Both Ailing

    Two of Houston's last surviving bluesmen have recently suffered significant health setbacks, according to members of the blues community. Guitarist I.J. Gosey, once a member of the session crew that produced a slew of R&B standards for Houston's Duke/Peacock records in the '50s and early '60s, has ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    Blues Scene Mourns Loss of Keyboardist Marie English

    The Houston blues community is mourning longtime local musician Marie English, who friends say passed away earlier this week after complications from knee surgery. English, a keyboardist and singer, was 49 and had been a member of Tommy Dardar's band. She had been in the local blues scene since the ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    John Egan Gets His Mojo Working For IBC Challenge

    John Egan has been brushing up on his networking skills, while working up his mojo for the world's leading blues competition. "They told me I needed fresh business cards," says the solo Houston bluesman known for twisting barbed licks out of his his silver hollowbody Resonator guitar. "It's totally ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Dr. Richard Patt, Healer and Mainstay of Houston Blues Scene, Passes Away at 58

    Dr. Richard Patt, a former anaesthesiologist and longtime member of the Houston blues community, passed away early Sunday morning, according to a post by Houston Blues Society president Gail Singer on the HBS Facebook group. Rewind: Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwic ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    RIP Martin Miglioretti: Houston Blues Society Poster Artist Was 58

    It's been a rough weekend for the Houston blues community. Martin Miglioretti, a graphic artist who designed dozens of posters and other images for the Houston Blues Society, even its Lightnin' Hopkins-themed logo, passed away suddenly Saturday night. He was 58 and signed his creations "Martino." H ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

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    November 2, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Blues Clubs

    5. THE SHAKESPEARE PUB Congratulations to the owner of Shakespeare Pub for the place's spruced-up digs. Now patrons can enjoy acts like the James Reese Band and Little Terry Rogers in plusher surroundings, not to mention sliding all night to zydeco. Of the nervous sort when it comes to public danci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 22-25

    Rodriguez House of Blues, October 23 Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Bang Bangz, Praia Urbana, Greezy Wheels, Etc.

    First up: Damn. According to Space City Rock (via Pegstar), the upcoming Guided by Voices show next Monday (Sept. 24) at Warehouse Live has been canceled. That would have been cool. Anyhow, if you're a fan of shimmery guitars and sad songs, get thee to Cactus Music this evening at 5 p.m. sharp, for ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwich

    Rewind: RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away There's an old saying about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient. Dr. Richard Patt, once a high-placed anaesthesiologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, became a musician first. Patt, who musically goes by "Dr. Rick," left ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2012

    Rebecca Laird, Mojo Girl

    20-year-old Katy guitar slinger could be a budding Bonnie Raitt.

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    July 26, 2012

    RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away

    Local blues guitarist Leo Aston has passed away. According to posts on the Houston Blues Society and Houston Blues Museum Facebook sites, Aston finally succumbed to cancer in the early hours this morning. The leader of the Leo Trio, Alston was one of the good guys in the Houston blues scene. He had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away

    Local blues guitarist Leo Aston has passed away. According to posts on the Houston Blues Society and Houston Blues Museum Facebook sites, Aston finally succumbed to cancer in the early hours this morning. The leader of the Leo Trio, Alston was one of the good guys in the Houston blues scene. He had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Susan Alcorn, Steel Lounge Underground, Etc.

    This ain't honky-tonk: Presented by They, Who Sound and Signal To Noise, Baltimore-based composer and avant-garde steel guitarist Susan Alcorn performs three sets starting 8 p.m. tonight at 14 Pews (800 Aurora): One solo, and two in trios with David Dove (trombone) and Damon Smith (bass), and Jo Bir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend: Crawfish, Scott H. Biram, Blaggards, Etc.

    It's crawfish season, as Rocks Off may have mentioned recently. All weekend - today through Sunday, in other words - the Houston Blues Society is sponsoring the stage at the Kemah Crawfish Festival, featuring dependable locals such as Mojofromopolis, the Paul Ramirez Band, Texas Johnny Brown, Don Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend

    Scoremore presents a release party for up-and-coming local rapper Doughbeezy for his new CD Blue Magic at Warehouse Live tonight ($15). The album features Dough's collaboration with Killa Kyleon, "F*ck You," which should not be mistaken for the Cee-Lo song of the same partially censored name. Watch ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Dan Workman, Blues Bassist But Not SugarHill President, Passes Away

    Dan "Uncle Mojo" Workman, host of the Thursday-night blues jam at the 19th Hole bar in The Woodlands, passed away over the weekend. He had a stroke last Thursday and died Saturday morning, the Houston Blues Society said. According to reports, he had played his regular gig earlier Thursday night. "H ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Thanks, Houston

    What we appreciate most this year.

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    November 24, 2011

    What We Are Thankful For This Year

    Like most years, 2011 has been...complicated. We've heard some great music, seen some killer shows and lost some amazing people. We also nearly lost one of our own. That's how it goes in this world and it's why the things we are thankful for take on added meaning as the year begins to wind down. Th ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Houston and the Blues

    Viva the Houston Blues Scene.

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    The Napkin Files: Deep Thoughts From Shallow Waters

    Charles Simms/fineartamerica.comJoe's Cozy Corner in New Orleans​Lonesome Onry and Mean spends quite a bit of night time in bars and music venues writing random thoughts on bar napkins. Lots and lots of bar napkins. Usually LOM is laboring under the delusion that he's having a brilliant idea, ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga Sings The Big Easy Blues

    Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene Moody​Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Houstonians Place High In International Blues Contest

    ​This past week, Ezra Charles & the Works and The Mighty Orq, both long-running pillars of the local blues scene, each represented Houston and the Houston Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. The week-long competition brought in 110 performers from all over the ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    November 18, 2010

    Sam's Place

    Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.

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    November 11, 2010
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    September 26, 2010

    Blues Benefit Honors Late Drummer "Butch" Dempsey

    ​Longtime Houston blues scenester Mark May is hosting a benefit this afternoon at the Continental Club for his longtime drummer Clyde "Butch" Dempsey, who passed away this past July. Joining May on the bill will be local favorites Luther and the Healers as well as Cold Feet, Gonadz and the u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    A Long Night Of The Harmonicas At Minute Maid Park

    Photos by Groovehouse​ For more photos from Friday's Harmonica Night, see our slideshow here. Rocks Off spent a lot of time last week wondering what Minute Maid Park was going to sound like this past Friday. In cooperation with the Astros, the people behind last year's harmonica documentary ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Into the Jungle

    The Jungle Rockers are wound too tight for Vietnam...what about Texas?

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    April 30, 2010

    Win A Pair Of Toots & The Maytals Tickets

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. ​If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he certainly dated the midwife. Hibbert's legacy traces itself to the earliest reggae recordings as ska slo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    More Good News In the Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker Campaign

    ​ Eric Davis, whose application to erect a state historical marker for iconic Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins was approved by the Harris County Historical Commission in November, said today his campaign to raise money to pay for the marker reached its goal of $1,800 dollars last month. "I'm just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    More Good News In The Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker Campaign

    ​ Eric Davis, whose application to erect a state historical marker for iconic Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins was approved by the Harris County Historical Commission in November, said today his campaign to raise money to pay for the marker reached its goal of $1,800 dollars last month. "I'm just ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    KISS Off

    The makeup-clad rockers may be hilarious, but they're hardly metal.

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Sonny Boy Terry

    Breakfast Dance (Radiola Records)

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Social Distortion

    Ask your local rocker to stop (over-)using his wah-wah pedal

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Soul Survivors

    The '70s Soul Revue and The Lone Star Shootout and Gulf Coast Blues Blowout

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    February 18, 1999
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    September 24, 1998
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    September 3, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 3 - 9, 1998

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    July 30, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    June 16, 1994

    Heaven's Gatemouth

    Juneteenth brings a blues great back to Houston

  • Music

    April 21, 1994

    Blues Kudos & Burb Buzz

    Handy Houston bluespeople, and the next great wave from -- Katy

  • Music

    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

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