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Jimmie Rodgers

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    September 10, 2014

    The Musical Cream of This Fall's County-Fair Crop

    If you've been lucky enough to see the so-called "supermoon" the past couple of nights, you know good things are coming: not only cooler temperatures but fairgrounds full of carnival midways, fried foods, beauty pageants, golf tournaments, parades, cookoffs, livestock auctions and top-notch country ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The 30 Best Concerts In Houston Before Halloween

    Islands Walters, September 6 Given the recent excitement of the Unicorns' first shows in a decade, opening some recent Arcade Fire dates, the good news that their Canadian indie successors Islands are headed back to town for the first time in a while should make a few townies happy. The show should ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The Second Half

    Given the spread and the appeal-to-all-age-groups nature of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time," the possibility that the list was computer-generated seems more and more likely. Either that, or Rolling Stone is farming out its country blog to Best in Texas magazine? There are ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    10 Glaring Omissions From the Country Music Hall of Fame

    This Sunday the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will correct a grievous oversight when it inducts the late Jack Clement, who wrote an early hit for Johnny Cash ("Ballad of a Teenage Queen"), effectively desegregated country music by adopting Charley Pride as a protege, and produce ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Punk Pioneer Jon Langford Paints In Country Colors

    The phrase "renaissance man" is so overused that coin has lost most of its value. But Jon Langford -- artist, musician, playwright, radio disc jockey, songwriter, death-penalty opponent, punk rock pioneer, and philanthropist who rolls into the Continental Club Saturday with his ragtag ensemble of mi ... More >>

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    June 21, 2013

    The Slapstick, Gonzo Style of Five Modern-Day One-Man Bands

    LINCOLN DURHAM Anything goes should have been the catchphrase for one of the most unpredictable one-man bands around, Lincoln Durham. He might throw in occasional odes to girls named Clementine and shed a little ever-loving light, but it definitely isn't in an old-fashioned gospel kind of way. He p ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    For The NFL Season: The Overpowering Awfulness Of Houston Oiler Fight Songs, Collected

    Everyone's happy, happy, happy with where the Houston Texans are headed into the 2012 season -- the roster battles are largely confined to low-profile back-up positions, the division's weak and a Super Bowl beckons - but this city has been there before. We've gone through it with the Texans themsel ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 3, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 4

    Our fourth installment of Houston-area country-music pioneers honored with inclusion in the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music details the last of an amazing group of local musicians from the '30s, '40s, and '50s who left their brand on the people's music. While the Appalachian and ... More >>

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    March 9, 2012

    Last Night: ZZ Top At Reliant Stadium

    ZZ Top RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 8, 2012 See more photos from Thursday, even some without beards, in our slideshow. I admit, I had almost given up on waiting for ZZ Top to show me something new. Not even something from their new album - which is finally completed but caught up in the mus ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    The Roots Of Jimbo Mathus: From Charley Patton To Charlie Parker

    Jimbo Mathus's latest work, Confederate Buddha, was easily one of the most overlooked roots albums of 2011. Don't worry, we sort of slept through it too, but that just means you can make up for that with us by checking him out Saturday night at the Continental Club, with opening act Shinyribs. You ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    As Seen On TV: The 20 Best Made-For-TV Compilations

    ​One of the saddest side effects of the digital music explosion in the late '90s and early '00s was the decline of the made-for-television compilation. Nevertheless, companies like Razor & Tie and Time Life still continue to put out monstrous collections of music for you to order online and by ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    In The Jailhouse Now: Tom DeLay's Prison Soundtrack

    ​Tom DeLay is, in Lonesome, Onry and Mean's opinion, one of the lowest, vilest, most divisive, scum-sucking snake oil salesmen ever to enter politics. Now DeLay is heading to the pokey to serve time for his money laundering activities (pending his appeal, of course). We don't recall another H ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Justin Townes Earle's Musical Family Tree

    credJustin Townes Earle at Warehouse Live, May 2009​Tonight Justin Townes Earle headlines Fitzgerald's with Caitlin Rose in tow. For the past three years, Earle has been making believers out of most every audience he has come across, either converting the uninitiated or further leading his dev ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Last Night: Chris Isaak At House Of Blues

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Chris Isaak & Silvertone House of Blues October 17, 2010 Aftermath would like to get a look at Chris Isaak's business card sometime. We're assuming he has one. Mostly, we're wondering what it would say underneath his name: "Musician," "Entertainer" or perhaps both. B ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan: 10 Songs To Put Her In The Mood For Prison

    ​It was just six years ago that the world was in love with Lindsay Lohan, the grown-up child star of The Parent Trap and that year's Mean Girls. At the time, Craig's Hlist was dating a girl who forbade her visage at every turn - we were a Hilary Duff couple, and in her mind Lohan and Duff were ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Want To "Support The Scene"? Avoid Open-Mike Nights

    Fat Man & Little Boy (and friend)​Let Lonesome Onry and Mean see if we've got this straight. Because we've written an article about how bad an open-mike night at Salt Bar was, we are tearing down - or not supporting - the Houston music scene? Well, that's bullshit. You want to know what's wr ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    How Texas and Alabama Match Up... Musically

    ​ For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Between Darius Rucker and Charley Pride, There Was Otis Williams

    Darius Rucker's award as the Academy of Country Music's New Artist of the Year recently made him the first black artist to take a significant country award since Charley Pride ruled Nashville in the early '80s. Rucker's "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" marked the first time a black artist had e ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Hank Snow, "Movin' On" to Altman's Nashville... and George Wallace

    "You switched your engine now I ain't got time For a triflin' woman on my main line 'Cause I'm movin' on, you done your daddy wrong I've warned you twice, now you can settle the price 'Cause I'm movin on - Hank Snow, "I'm Movin' On" Thanks to earnest guidance from his parents and maternal grandmoth ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: Puzzling Over Jimmie Rodgers' "T for Texas" and Those Poor Aggies

    ​ It's time for another edition of Lone Star Scorecard, where we perform the valuable service of shining the harsh spotlight of anal retention on classic (and less so) songs about our beloved state. You're welcome. Jimmie Rodgers, "Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)" We're a little confused...you're app ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    Eyeballin': Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis' Live from Jazz at Lincoln Center New York City

    Associated Press Willie Nelson has had some odd musical partners over the years: Snoop Dogg, Gonzo the Muppet, Julio Iglesias. But the Red Headed Stranger's live-recorded CD collaboration with Wynton Marsalis, Two Men with the Blues, and now this unwieldy-titled concert DVD, is not only seamless, i ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Justin Townes Earle, Dustin Welch and Jubal Lee Young Crawl Out of the Shadows

    In spite of the old Surgeon General-like warning among industry insiders about musical fathers and sons (“like father, like hell”), several sons of important Americana figures seem to be rapidly coming well into their own. Longtime left-of-center Nashville writer Mark Germino, whose songwriting ... More >>

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    May 7, 2008

    Last Night: Mike Ness and Jesse Dayton at Meridian

    Mike Ness and Jesse Dayton The Meridian May 6, 2008 Better Than: The Social Distortion episode of MTV Unplugged that never happened, thank God. Download: Jimmie Rodgers's "In the Jailhouse Now," one of the few prison-related songs Ness didn't sing Photo by Chris Henderson Mike Ness Performers, ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    Last Night: Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys at Boondocks

    Photo by Rosa Guerrero Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys Boondocks April 28, 2008 Better Than: A double drive-in bill of Dazed and Confused and Reefer Madness, reenacted Rocky Horror-style. Download: The Velvet Underground's "Heroin," so nobody feels left out. If you go see Sean Reefer & the ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007

    The Black Crowes

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    August 17, 2006

    The Houston Slide

    The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music

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    July 27, 2006
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    March 23, 2006
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    May 26, 2005

    Charlie Poole

    You Ain't Talkin' to Me

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    February 19, 2004

    Steve Forbert

    Saturday, February 21

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    August 21, 2003

    Bluegrass Meltdown, Montrose-Style

    Medicine Show, J.W. Americana and Two Star Symphony have the cure for the Monday-night blahs

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    February 13, 2003

    West Virginia Wild Man

    Though he loves to salute them in songs, chickens aren't all that's on the Hasil Adkins diet

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    January 30, 2003

    Jorma Kaukonen and Blue Country

    Wednesday, February 5

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    October 11, 2001

    Prime Meridian

    Steve Forbert escapes the "new Dylan" tag and makes his own name.

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    August 23, 2001

    Truth Be Told

    Lee Roy Parnell finds his roots everywhere but Nashville

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    June 10, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    August 6, 1998

    World of Their Own

    Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp

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    May 28, 1998

    Under(ground) Achievers

    Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?

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    May 28, 1998
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    September 11, 1997
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    September 4, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Right Number

    BR5-49 lives to see the day when Hee Haw is hip

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    August 22, 1996

    Vintage Sounds

    Wayne Hancock is a new-fashioned guy with old-fashioned desires

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    July 6, 1995
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    July 7, 1994
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