Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>
Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>
311: Wed., July 30, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $45. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. 4th Annual SouthEast 4/20 Fest featuring Disfrutalo!: With Downer, Devil Killing Moth, Zoofeelia, 72Names, InZurgo, Cosmic Bug Loaf, Dadsmom, Gio Chamba, Marc D, Def Perception Music. Sun., April 20, 3 ... More >>
As one of the biggest entertainment-based enterprises on the planet, not just in Texas, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one of the few local events that people halfway across the country and around the world travel to see. As such, its concert calendar has become increasingly crowded with pop ... More >>
The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo wii do whatever it takes to keep its revolving stage from going dark.
The 71's, The Rocketboys: Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Authority Zero: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Bombay Bicyle Club, Vacationer: Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $12/$16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houst ... More >>
The Rolling StonesBobby Keys takes an Exile on Main Street breather, Nellcote, France, 1971Born in Lubbock and raised just east in Slaton, Joe Ely's home town, saxophonist Bobby Keys left Lubbock in 1960 looking for kicks. At 14, he was playing with Bob Dylan influence, Bobby Vee, before movi ... More >>
10 Years, Digital Summer, A Cry Farewell: Mon., Feb. 28. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Al Staehely: Fri., Feb. 11. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker Band: Fri., March 18. Arena Theatre. Cults, Small Black, Sun Airway: Tue., March 15. Fitzgerald's. Destruction, Destroye ... More >>
Gabrielle Geiselman Here at Rocks Off, we like to make sure all our bases are covered. That's why we asked Shooter Jennings, son of Waylon, a few questions about his band Hierophant's spooky, deep, spooky-deep new album Black Ribbons (right) and put them in this week's print edition of the Pre ... More >>
Photo by aznviolaguyOkay, Ed, if you insist. We've been lax in our examinations of Ed Shane's monthly Flack Fest, Best in Texas, lately. Let's rectify that. In the January issue, publisher Shane led off with this sterling bit of advice as the national and world economies fell apart. "Be careful. ... More >>
Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.
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Ignoring hometown neglect, Mando Saenz signs a Nashville publishing deal and ponders his next move
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Texas's greatest living songwriter signs with a Houston indie label
South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards
Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.
Robert Earl Keen leadsTexas acts on tour
Jim Lauderdale is a living lesson in how to profit from Nashville's fringes