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Jaco Pastorius

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    HPMA Bassist Nominees Pick Best Bassists Ever

    One nice thing about the Houston Press Music Awards is the opportunity it provides to root into the brains of Houston's more acclaimed musicians. Here's a ready-made list of folks with music-filled brains, ripe for the picking. But with so many nominees in so many categories, where to start and what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Ultimate Power-Trio Bassist Jack Bruce Steps On the Silver Rails

    He's best known to the average classic-rock fan for the scant time in the '60s, fewer than three years, that he spent singing and playing bass for a quiet little trio named Cream, alongside subdued guitarist Eric Clapton and noted shy-guy drummer Ginger Baker. But Jack Bruce has certainly had a mult ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2014

    RIP Rozz Zamorano

    Houston loses one of its most talented and popular bassists.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Bassist Rozzano Zamorano's Death Leaves Huge Void In Music Scene

    Houston's music community is still reeling after popular bassist Rozzano Zamorano was found dead in his Montrose apartment late last week. Friends say Zamorano failed to show up for a gig with Vince Converse last Friday night at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, leading police officers alerted by his family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Six-String Pawn Stars: Top 10 Famous Stolen Guitars

    Tom Petty got a real kick in the balls late last week when he discovered that his vintage blond 1967 12-string Rickenbacker and his Gibson SGTV Junior had been stolen from a California soundstage where the Heartbreakers had been rehearsing for an upcoming tour. Three other vintage guitars owned by b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Peter Frampton's Bassist "Comes Alive" Again

    Stanley Sheldon​Classic Rock Corner was emailing recently with Andy Sharp (aka "Buffalo Speedway"), guitarist for the Austin-based Thin Lizzy tribute band Think Lizzy. He told us a story about talking music with his actual physician -- also a guitar nut -- who asked Sharp if he'd ever heard a ... More >>

  • Music

    September 15, 2011

    The Last Boy Scout

    Bass giant Stanley Clarke reflects on Return to Forever, Bitches Brew, and the importance of being prepared.

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    A Few Chill Artists for Your Wintry Commute This Afternoon

    ​If there's anything that makes Houstonians freak the fuck out worse than an oncoming hurricane, it's the threat of winter weather. Rocks Off was in our local grocery store Thursday night (we simply had to have that new Rolling Stone with Taylor Lautner on the cover) and the checkout line was teem ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Tonight: Rozz Zamorano Jazz Trio at the Big Top

    Big Sir Junior Super Live Zam RecordsRecorded during live sessions at Houston's Jet Lounge in early 2006, Big Sir Junior's debut release shows the power of three accomplished musicians firmly in their element. Local bassist Rozz Zamorano (Fondue Monks, Yoko Mono, Rozz Zamorano Trio) recruited former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: Hell City Kings, Fondue Monks, Pale, Arthur Yoria and Bring Back the Guns

    Hell City Kings/photos by David A. Cobb Sometimes knowing absolutely nothing about a band is the best way to see them perform for the first time. Judging them solely by their name, I figured I knew what to expect from Hell City Kings; going in, I’d have thought Something Fierce was a shoo-in for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Jada Rocks

    Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

  • Music

    May 15, 1997
  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Heavenly Fire

    Jason and the Scorchers reunite, and get hot in the process

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