A look at the Houston "music scene" of the early 20th century.
Not all that long ago, Rocks Off saw some comment on a Facebook thread where a guy claiming to be a poet said he didn't think Townes van Zandt was the great poet/lyricist so many seem to think. His complaint: he felt like in every Townes song there was some flaw, some line that shouldn't have been a ... More >>
Earlier this morning, Alejandro Escovedo talked to Rocks Off about his recent albums Real Animal, Street Songs of Love and Big Station, which have put him in the vanguard of mature rock artists. But those albums are in many ways the culmination of a career that began in San Francisco punk rockers th ... More >>
Tonight husband and wife country duo Shovels And Rope play McGonigel's Mucky Duck, a venue that as of late has become their main Houston stomping grounds when they aren't opening for their friend Hayes Carll in bigger venues. The pair -- Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent -- just released their lat ... More >>
Above: Al Anderson (l) and World Famous Headliners in the studio. There are people in Nashville, highly successful people, the average fan or casual music listener has little if any clue about. Chris Stapleton comes to mind. Mike Henderson is another. Everyone in Nashville knows and admires them, f ... More >>
Adema: Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m., $15/$20. The Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston. Alesana: Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $18/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Ava Luna, Wild Moccasins: Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m., $8/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Band of Heathens: Sat., Aug. 11, 8 ... More >>
Jessica Cooley / Lufkin Daily NewsPas Doctor Geronimo makes his courtroom debut under his new name while rocking his Walkman to Tim McGraw's "Indian Outlaw." Lufkin's Douglas Paul McCoy seems hell-bent on setting the record for most appearances in Hair Balls crime stories. Late last week, he ... More >>
Lynde Chunn: Sing a sad song(Be warned. In ten years here at the Houston Press, we've seldom come across a story sadder than this one.) Lynde Chunn had a tough row to hoe for many of her 28 years. The Houston-born Caney Creek High School graduate was mentally challenged but had long lived al ... More >>
Paul Thorn's life is straight out of a Southern Gothic fairy tale.
As per previous years, Lonesome Onry and Mean isn't going to bother with running down all this year's major-label releases. Ranking the relative merits of Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert is the Houston Chronicle's job, we suppose. Seeing major players like Robert Plant, Bruce Sp ... More >>
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
Margo Timmins and Cowboy Junkies slide into town tonight for their first Houston gig in quite a while. It seems everyone Lonesome, Onry and Mean has talked to about them remembers their gig at Numbers back in the day. We recently had a wide-ranging, one-hour-plus interview with Timmins, most ... More >>
â€‹One of Lonesome Onry and Mean's favorite Pogues tracks is actually Steve Earle's great anti-war song "Johnny Come Lately" from Earle's Copperhead Road album. Earle has frequently spoken of his affinity for Ireland, particularly Galway, which we might call one of his retreats. It was through Earle ... More >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
Steal a single $100 gift card, face five years in a federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Who says we're coddling criminals? Regina Cochran, 46, faces that penalty when she gets sentenced December 17 for the theft of a Wal-Mart gift card. (She lives in Alvin; Wal-Mart's big there.) Why so harsh? Coc ... More >>
Chris Knight The Trailer Tapes Drifters Church Records In the summer of 1996, Houstonian Frank Liddell and a 22-year old engineer named Joe Hayden took some beer, guns, fishing poles, and a portable tape machine up to Chris Knight's mobile home in Slaughter, Kentucky. Knight wasn't on the nationa ... More >>
An alleged killer bares all on MySpace
A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston
Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?
Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.
Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.
Which Greek god is your favorite musician?
A rundown of every act on this year's bill
Saturday, February 28
Get with Scott Miller right now
Tuesday, August 5
Missouri's Bottle Rockets resurrect the Texas Tornado and rediscover themselves
Will Kimbrough makes a living making the records he wants
Thus Always to Tyrants (Sugar Hill)
Having spent the last decade in a Kafkaesque nightmare, Beaver Nelson finally emerges as Austin's next big thing
Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?
At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander
From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo springs Wilco, genreless and great