Beyonce Toyota Center, July 15 How close to the center of pop culture is Beyonce these days? Here's a sample MTV.com headline, which took us all of about ten seconds to find one recent morning: "Beyonce Wore a Balloon Hat While Eating an Ice Cream Cone, and Our Summer Is Officially Made." Tongue in ... More >>
Ed. Note: This article was written by Sonya Harvey. Guns. Knives. Ammo. Mexico. Prisoners. Hunchbacks. Hermanos. This is the stuff of spaghetti-Western legend in the making, which can only be thought up by Johnny Falstaff and Hank Schyma. The Honky Tonk Blood brothers and Houston musicians are up ... More >>
Above: Corb Lund gettin' down on the mountain. It only takes one listen to any Corb Lund album to know the guy is witty and whip-smart. The salty Albertan who studied jazz in Edmonton before joining metal band the Smalls, also has a good sense of history and a strong respect for the land and people ... More >>
10 Years, Fair To Midland, Kyng: Sat., June 30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple, The Phantom Family Halo: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. American Sharks, Knights Of The Fire Kingdom, We Were Wolves, Co-Pilot: Fri., May 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 Whit ... More >>
Al Green: Fri., April 27. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Balaclavas, Black Congress, Psychic Palms: Fri., Jan. 13. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Ben Kweller: Thu., April 19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Brandi Carlile: Wed., Feb. 8. House of Blues, 1204 Carolin ... More >>
The current volume of local music is staggering, so Rocks Off wants to help you (and ourselves) keep up. Dig DugDig This is back with another round of gems following some successful mining of the Internet. Here's another handful of local music acts for you to explore, including a few that yo ... More >>
Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.
Marco TorresBun B: As trill as it gets.You asked for it, you got it. Like KISS. Now, right now, you can buy single-day passes for this weekend's Best of Houston® BestFest on the festival's Web site, bestfesthouston.com. If the virtual ticket window isn't quite ready, give it a minute or to ... More >>
As much as Rocks Off has been talking about it, planning it, and writing about it these past two months or so, it doesn't seem possible that our first-ever Best of Houston® BestFest is only 10 short days away. By the time we finish coughing up all the dust from our trip to the no-smoking Aus ... More >>
R&B-tinged rockers shun Austin's "dorky" alt-country scene.
Katya Horner/Downtown DistrictThe John Evans Band in Market Square ParkWhat is the Houston Sound? Until recently, it was a trick question. Although Houston has produced too many distinguished artists to name across a wide variety of genres from blues, country and jazz to psychedelic rock, noi ... More >>
Matthew KeeverAftermath is pretty familiar with local music fans these days, so on Saturday at the HPMAs, we tried to talk only to people we had never seen at shows before to get a feel for who was enjoying what and what the showcase should try to do next year (besides not set the stages 20-s ... More >>
12 Stones, Egypt Central: Sat., July 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Adam Lambert: Wed., Sept. 8. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Andre Nickatina, Bizzy Bone, Glasses Malone, TMills, Dot Dot Curve: Sun., Aug. 15. Warehouse Live. Black Label Society, Clutch, Children Of Bodom, 2 Cents: Thu., ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some things that ar ... More >>
If you're into song swaps by serious writers, today's Troubadour Tuesdays happy-hour show at House of Blues should be right up your alley. KPFT disc jockey Rick Heysquierdo has just announced that Mike Stinson will be sharing the stage with Oklahoma folk rocker Jubal Lee Young. Young's newest recor ... More >>
One show, one sentence
311, State Radio: Sun., Dec. 6. Verizon Wireless Theater. AFI: Sat., Nov. 21. Verizon Wireless Theater. An Albatross, Dark Meat: Sat., Nov. 7. Mango's. Armin Van Buuren: Fri., Oct. 16. Planeta Bar-Rio. Art Brut: Sun., Oct. 25. Walter's on Washington. Breathe Carolina, Cash Cash, Kill Paradise, F ... More >>
Al Jarreau: Fri., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Ben Danaher: Wed., Sept. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Benjamin Wesley, Prairie Cadets: Sun., Aug. 16. The Mink. Black Crowes, Saving Abel: BEAUMONT., Sun., Oct. 18. Ford Park. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: CHANGED Sun., Aug. 23. House of Blues. Brother Ali, BK- ... More >>
Photo by Mike GiglioLomax, keeping to his strict warm-up regimen for the big raceIt was to be the ultimate contest between man and machine. Hair Balls announced in earnest at this afternoon's staff meeting its plans to sample the new 402 Quickline Bellaire, which was unveiled by Metro on Friday ... More >>
A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend
Former Los Skarnales frontman Felipe Galvan resurrects the Pachuca boogie
Racket and the new guy take the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase plunge
Is the Hag the greatest three-tool talent in country music history?
The Bayou City's biggest festival continues making strides toward total recovery
John Popper, Chingo Bling and John Mayer
We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video
Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore
Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase
An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival
Houston's scene sees the release of its second great pop-rock CD in six months; also: March Music Madness hits town on the touring front
This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?
Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys spark up some primo Western swing and trad C&W
Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
San Jacinto (Def-Texan Records)
Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs
Steven Van Zandt is dedicated to garage rock
"The Big E" isn't your typical DJ
River Oaks Music Festival
Ann Parsons Benefit
Investors can fill the void left by papier-mâché labels