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Joe Turner

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Thanks to CenterPoint, We'll Get Biking Trails and LED Streetlights

    We told you last week that a bike plan was on the way for Houston. Thanks to CenterPoint Energy, Houston cyclists have another win to celebrate. Hiking and biking trails will be allowed along CenterPoint's utility ROWs (that's right-of-ways). According to a press release from the mayor's office, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    A Young Person's Guide to Houston's Historic Blues Venues

    Houston is a sprawling metropolis of subdivisions and strip centers that retains a strong cultural hub. But this "cultural hub" has actually become more of a cultural sprawl. Especially music-wise, neighborhoods outside Loop 610 are often seen as culturally sterile, though some elements of Houston's ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    No BBQing in City Parks Until Drought Lifts

    Not in city parks, buddy.​Houston parks are usually fragrant on the weekends with the smell of families barbecuing up their favorite dishes. They won't be for now, and probably for quite some time. Mayor Annise Parker announced a ban on all barbecuing and grilling in city parks because of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Robust Night Of Roots-Rock Shows Scene's True Grit

    Jay LeeDave Alvin​Rocks Off feels like we live in a Western. This is nothing unusual for us, except right now is the part of the movie (every movie) where one cowboy turns to the other one and says, "It's quiet out here." The other answers, of course, "Yeah... too quiet." Since about Free Pre ... 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

    September 28, 2010

    The City Hall Victory Garden

    Planting an orange tree.​Houston is now a bit prettier, fruitier and greener thanks to the new City Hall Victory Garden downtown. This past weekend, several teams of volunteers came out to complete round one of the project: clearing the land, tilling the soil, setting up planters, and planting ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    Carnal Knowledge

    Former Los Skarnales frontman Felipe Galvan resurrects the Pachuca boogie

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Farewell T-99

    Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    R.I.P. Jimmy "T-99" Nelson

    Legend of blues, R&B and early rock and roll passes away Sad news from Dr. Roger Wood: Turns out Marvin Zindler was not the only treasured Houstonian to pass away Sunday. Jimmy “T-99” Nelson, the last of the real-deal blues shouters, died of cancer at St. Dominic’s nursing home. Some sources ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 5, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    March 29, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    March 22, 2007

    Stage Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 4, 2007

    Pot o' Gold

    Riches await Houston theatergoers

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Four Dudes Walk into a Bar

    Hard-hat days and honky-tonk nights

  • Culture

    September 1, 2005

    The Little Weed that Could

    Paul Druecke gets more than he bargained for with Bright Sun Partial Shade

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Big Boss Man

    Jimmy T99 Nelson predated and outlived Elvis P. and has won the affections of Elvis C.

  • Culture

    February 17, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichs for a year-ender piece

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on Allmusic.com

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke Damage

    Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Going Public

    Dave Alvin's private loss inspires him to search for the eternal sounds

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Listen In

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

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Houston Highwayman

    Local Jimmy "T-99" Nelson sets the blues straight

  • Music

    January 14, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Consummate Gentleman

    Pete Mayes, Houston blues' premier nice guy, finally gets busy

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    A Bug to Be Different

    With the Cicadas, Rodney Crowell exits Nashville's cocoon

  • Culture

    May 1, 1997

    Neighborhood Values

    The Ensemble puts Two Trains Running on the right track

  • Music

    December 14, 1995
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    June 22, 1995

    Light Lesson

    The Ensemble does too good a job of finding the fun in August Wilson

  • Music

    May 18, 1995

    Rock and Roll Royalty

    Gina Haley carries the name of a rock founder, but she'd rather make it on her own

  • Culture

    January 20, 1994

    Playing the Blues

    Playwright August Wilson talks about the birth of Ma Rainey

  • Culture

    January 6, 1994

    Getting to the Bottom of the Blues

    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom actress Theresa Merritt and director Claude Purdy discuss the sin and history of the blues

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