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    September 16, 2014

    Sampling Joe Sample: 1975

    With the wild, platinum-selling commercial success of Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark in 1974, Joe Sample's studio-session career went into warp drive. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he would sprint from one important project to the next. Sample's Crusaders dropped Those Southern Nights in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Liberty Hall Founder Michael Condray Recuperating After Brain Surgery

    I last saw Michael Condray five years ago at his home outside Porter. I was working on a story about his legendary Houston venue, Liberty Hall, where Bruce Springsteen found his first success in Texas and where a budding guitarist named Billy Gibbons would occasionally work out. Condray loaned us so ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Last Night: Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands

    The following is a dispatch from San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival from our VVM Bay Area sister paper, SF Weekly. -- ed. Stevie Wonder Outside Lands Festival Golden Gate Park, San Francisco August 12, 2012 Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Rocky Hill: Ballad of a Lone Star Legend

    The late Rocky Hill was a handful. Even his widow, Joy, told the small but attentive Saturday-afternoon crowd celebrating the (very) belated release of Hill's album Lone Star Legend at Cactus Music's Record Ranch that being his bride was "like being married to a tornado." Hill was a man of tremendo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Jeremy Trujillo of Warren's Inn

    Photo by Ginny Braud​ Warren's Inn is, unquestionably, a revered downtown Houston landmark. No stranger to winning Best of Houston® awards, most recently for Best Downtown Bar 2010, Warren's boasts charm, character and cordial, heavy handed bartenders. The space definitely has a vintage vibe, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

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

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    August 2, 2011

    Johnny Winter's New Orbit: Roots, William Shatner & Sly Stone

    bobmargolin.comLondon, 1979 (l-r): Bob Margolin, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters​Beaumont-born bluesman Johnny Winter is having a very busy year for a man who is 67. Not only is he set to release his first album of newly recorded material in eight years, Winter is also featured on I'm Back! Family ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Eldorado Ballroom: A Concise History By Dr. Roger Wood

    David Bush/ houstondeco.comThe Eldorado Ballroom in 2006​Rocks Off was pleased as punch to report last week that, thanks to the efforts of the Texas Blues Project's R. Eric Davis and Project Row Houses, which has owned the historic Third Ward venue since 1999, the Eldorado Ballroom will receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Eldorado Ballroom To Receive Texas Historical Marker

    Project Row Houses/ houstondeco.orgThe Eldorado Ballroom in the 1940s​A year ago, Third Ward had no music-related official Texas historical markers. Soon, it will have two. Last month, the Texas Historical Commission approved a marker application filed by Project Row Houses for the Eldorado B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Batting Practice With George Thorogood, Bad As He Ever Was

    ​ George Thorogood is a funny, talkative fellow. In this week's print edition, he told us how the Rolling Stones turned him onto the blues, how playing in a strip club helped his band the Delaware Destroyers "claw our way to the middle" and his amusement at how often the familiar riff from 198 ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes On Billy Gibbons, Lightnin' Hopkins, Ray LaMontagne And More

    Shore Fire Media​ In this week's print edition of the Press, Warren Haynes talks about juggling his membership in the Alpha and Omega of jam bands, the Allman Brothers Band and The Dead, with the musclebound blues-rock engine he started in 1994, Gov't Mule. The Mule pulls into House of Blues Satur ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Live at Liberty Hall

    The short but storied past of Houston's legendary live music venue.

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    April 3, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Jerry Lynn Williams

    Who Dat? I'd forgotten about Fort Worth rocker and soul man Jerry Lynn Williams until the other day when I was reading Eric Clapton's autobiography. Warner Bros. had returned Clapton's tapes from sessions in Montserrat and, to keep his Warner's deal, Clapton agreed the company should suggest ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Juneteenth Revisited

    Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event

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    March 12, 2008
  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Red Hog Saloon

    When the jukebox is an art form

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    H-Town Mixtape Part II

    More Songs About Houston

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    David Allan Coe

    Friday, September 2, at Texas Tumbleweeds, 13101 Kuykendahl, 281-872-7829.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Hound Dog Taylor

    Release the Hound (Alligator)

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Doyle Bramhall

    Fitchburg Street (Yep Roc)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Sloppy Joes

    For Austin's Weary Boys, energy and exuberance trump technique

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    The Anti-Clapton

    Rocky Hill hopes to find a smooth patch on his rocky road

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke and Steel

    The Kinsey Report's findings: Blues, rock, funk and reggae can coexist in one band, but the blend won't make you famous

  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Racket

    "The Big E" isn't your typical DJ

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Reservation Blues

    Indigenous's rock springs from the deepest roots in North America

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Still Howlin'

    Omar Dykes keeps finding ways to push the blues out there

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Downbeat

    Former drummer Ben "Scatman" Turner dies, and the heart of the jazz community skips a beat

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Listen In

    Clandestine -- Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats -- Tommy Dardar and the Sheetrockers

  • Music

    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

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    July 17, 1997
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
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    August 31, 1995

    Postmarked Texas

    Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo

  • Music

    October 27, 1994

    Clean, Sober and Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot struggles in Houston -- and wins

  • Music

    September 15, 1994
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