Iris DeMent

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2013

    Blue Christmas: A Love Story

    This is a love story. I'd like to think that its still being written, although the reality is that the last chapter may have already been recorded. First things first: I caused this. I hurt her. And now we are no longer united. It was a beautiful thing, our love. Still is. But not all love stories h ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    10 American Anthems That Tell It Like It Is

    ​Captain America, Marvel's newest superhero movie, comes out today. We'll pause until the excitement passes. ... Rocks Off likes Captain America. The three comic books we read with any regularity as a scupper were Cap, Batman (Detective Comics), and Spider-Man. But we love America. The land ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    March 12, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Brief Chat With Mickey Clark

    Unless you were around here almost 30 years ago and traveling in the music scene, Mickey Clark probably means nothing to you. But the inside liner sleeve on Clark's new album, Winding Highways, is the Anderson Fair music calendar for March 1980. Nanci Griffith and John Grimaudo both had two-day ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Going to the Chapel, Going to Jail

    This past year, two of my very best and oldest friends that I grew up with in Pittsburgh got married, one in Chicago and one in Austin. The Chicago wedding took place in a basement theater of the city’s main public library. Vows were exchanged onstage after bride and bridegroom sang a rousing ren ... More >>

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

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    April 8, 2004

    Eliza Gilkyson

    Thursday, April 8

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    October 23, 2003
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    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

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

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    December 5, 2002

    John Prine with Iris DeMent

    Friday, December 6

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    November 30, 2000

    Picking Away at History

    Singer-songwriter Tom Russell explores his past to understand his present

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    October 7, 1999


    New Releases Reviewed

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    April 1, 1999
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    April 23, 1998
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    September 11, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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    February 20, 1997
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    May 30, 1996
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    February 29, 1996

    Master of the Universe

    From presidents to pop stars, Merle Haggard has a song for everyone

  • 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

    Pure Heart, Pure Voice

    Iris DeMent keeps it simple