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John Prine

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    September 30, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Julian Bajsel

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Royal Blood, Paul Thorn, Tom Petty, etc.

    Royal Blood Warehouse Live, September 23 Britpop is having a moment in the U.S. again, as groups as disparate as Arctic Monkeys and Bastille have been greeted by alt-rock stations and listeners alike with open arms. The latest to make a big noise is Royal Blood, the Brighton duo of Michael Kerr and ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Aretha Franklin, Cory Branan, Lyle Lovett, etc.

    Aretha Franklin Arena Theatre, September 9 Through no fault of her own, Aretha Franklin stumbled into 2014's more improbable headlines in July, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (class of '87) stopped off to grab a post-concert burger at a Niagara Falls-area Johnny Rockets and was told her chose ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

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

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Jamestown Revival Comes Home

    Imagine sitting in your Magnolia area den, watching Conan, when a couple of familiar faces appear on screen. Anyone who knew Zach Chance and Jonathan Clay when they lived in the area may have had that experience earlier this year. If you missed that chance to catch Chance and Clay, collectively kno ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    Blue Christmas: A Love Story

    This is a love story. I'd like to think that its still being written, although the reality is that the last chapter may have already been recorded. First things first: I caused this. I hurt her. And now we are no longer united. It was a beautiful thing, our love. Still is. But not all love stories h ... More >>

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    October 26, 2012

    10 Songs That Influenced Shovels & Rope

    Tonight Shovels & Rope plays two sets at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, a venue that is quickly becoming their natural habitat here in Houston. The duo, made up of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst, is currently touring behind O' Be Joyful, released this past summer. Obviously, the group is gaining mucho s ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Instagram Man Daniel Jackson

    Daniel Jackson's concert photography on Instagram (at @listenyoungman) first caught my eye about a year or so ago, and became almost a daily part of my social-media life when I got the photo app myself earlier this year. You can always spy Mr. Jackson snapping pictures with his phone while lurkin ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: John Prine, We Give a Jam, Twenty Mondays, etc.

    If you had a dollar for every year it's been since John Prine has played in Houston - OK, maybe $2 or $3; the point is it's been a long time - you could easily afford a ticket to see the wise, sardonic master singer-songwriter at 8 p.m. tonight at U of H's Cullen Performance Hall (4800 Calhoun), so ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 11, 2012

    John Prine, Steve Earle Help Chris Knight Score a Few Little Victories

    While growing up in Slaughters, Ky., country rocker Chris Knight got the opportunity to take a few guitar lessons from John Prine. He didn't get any face time with the singer until years later, so the way he got those lessons was by sitting next to the record player all the while trying to pick out ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Locally Speaking

    My Top Ten Local Albums of 2011

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    June 9, 2011

    Hippie Hour Scene: Last Concert Cafe

    Knock, knock.​The Place: Last Concert Café 1403 Nance 713-226-8563 The Deals: $2 draft beers, $3 margaritas The Hours: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays The Scene: This Monday, Houston's (alleged) longest happy featured one kind of draft beer (Shiner, ran out about 10:30 p.m.) and some mix-heavy ma ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    December 9, 2010
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    September 10, 2010

    Dave Matthews Band's Seven Best Covers

    Craig Hlavaty​Tonight the Dave Matthews Band hits the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears as their supporting act. Now into their second decade of massive touring schedules, the DMB is now a cash machine on wheels - a sort of cleaner and less hairy Gr ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Book Learning

    Houston's Literary Greats sail onto the college-radio charts with Ocean, Meet the Valley.

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    December 17, 2009
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    August 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "OD'd In Denver" and Other Drug-Addled Americana Songs

    A group of us were sitting at our regular table at the bar the other night when one of our number reported that he had to fly to Denver the next day. LOM never hears the word "Denver" that we don't think of Hank Williams Jr.'s "OD'd in Denver." We wonder if Sarah Palin, whom Bocephus schlepped for ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Another Rock Mag Bites The Dust: Performing Songwriter Says Goodbye

    Print publications focusing on music continue to fall like pine trees in a hurricane. The latest to close its doors is 16-year-old Performing Songwriter. Editor/publisher Lydia Hutchison announced Wednesday that the June issue would be the last. The magazine joins No Depression, Blender and Count ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Aftermath: Bonnie Raitt at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty For someone with such a deep California/New England pedigree - daughter of Broadway/Hollywood actor John Raitt, schooled at Radcliffe and the Northeast coffeehouse '60s folk scene, now living in Northern California - Bonnie Raitt sure gets Texas music. She could almost be the ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Killing the Blues" with Plant and Krauss

    Led Zeppelin shouter Robert Plant and country/pop vocalist Alison Krauss seem like a highly unlikely duo. When I heard they'd made an album together called Raising Sand, the pairing seemed so odd I didn't really even want to hear it. I thought their two voices would clash like Lucinda Williams and R ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    SXSW: Scott Miller

    Photo by clared23 "I've been drunk all around this town, from the downside up to the upside down...." So sings Scott Miller in "Drunk All Around this Town," which he calls "the most beautiful ballad I have ever written." That might not be true but it is a most apropos song for SXSW, and it never sou ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Brief Chat With Mickey Clark

    Unless you were around here almost 30 years ago and traveling in the music scene, Mickey Clark probably means nothing to you. But the inside liner sleeve on Clark's new album, Winding Highways, is the Anderson Fair music calendar for March 1980. Nanci Griffith and John Grimaudo both had two-day ... More >>

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    January 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Good Trouble for Hayes Carll in 2008

    We freely admit we are homers, as big a fans of Hayes Carll as Milo Hamilton is of the Astros, but the Press isn't the only media outlet in the country impressed by Carll's first Lost Highway album, Trouble in Mind. The album, which featured the Americana Music Association's song of the year, "She L ... More >>

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    April 28, 2008

    Going to the Chapel, Going to Jail

    This past year, two of my very best and oldest friends that I grew up with in Pittsburgh got married, one in Chicago and one in Austin. The Chicago wedding took place in a basement theater of the city’s main public library. Vows were exchanged onstage after bride and bridegroom sang a rousing ren ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007
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    September 7, 2006

    Todd Snider

    The Devil You Know

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    July 10, 2006

    In His Prine

    We like it when our favorite musicians wax on. And on. And on. So fans of John Prine should love this extended interview with Prine, which, for spatial reasons, didn't make it into John Lomax's recent story. No peas for John, please John Lomax:I never knew this, but I saw that you were a big Rog ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006

    Prine Time

    A folk-country legend returns to the city that saved his life

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    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

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    August 11, 2005

    Darrell Scott

    Live in NC

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    April 28, 2005

    Greg Trooper

    Saturday, April 30, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    March 17, 2005

    Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

    Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.

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    February 24, 2005
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    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

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    March 4, 2004

    Todd Snider

    Saturday, March 6

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    September 18, 2003

    Coal Miner's Brother

    Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated

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    September 11, 2003

    David Brake and That Damn Band

    Lean, Mean Texas Machine (Westerland Records)

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    July 31, 2003

    Everything Old Is New Again

    What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.

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    July 10, 2003

    Lucky Boy's Confusion

    Ignoring hometown neglect, Mando Saenz signs a Nashville publishing deal and ponders his next move

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    March 6, 2003

    The Boob Scotch Tour

    Staying abreast of modern trends in blues with Bob Log III

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    December 5, 2002

    John Prine with Iris DeMent

    Friday, December 6

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    December 13, 2001

    Freeloader

    Saturday, December 15

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    June 21, 2001

    The Coffeehouse Kid

    Stardom might be cool for Adam Carroll. But mainly he just wants to be your friend.

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    June 7, 2001

    Scene But Not Heard

    Houston's student shortage forces the indie scene to go the blue-collar route

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    December 21, 2000

    John Prine

    Souvenirs (Oh Boy)

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    July 20, 2000

    Easy Does It

    Todd Snider returns to folk from a rock experiment gone haywire

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    January 8, 1998
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