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John Prine

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    September 19, 2014

    Robert Ellis Is In a New York State of Mind

    You can take the boy out of Houston, but...well, this is part of how Robert Ellis has found himself spending his time after moving to New York City a little more than a month ago. "There's actually a weird little honky-tonk scene in Brooklyn," says the singer-songwriter who relocated from Houston t ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime

    A look at the Houston "music scene" of the early 20th century.

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    October 30, 2013

    Covering Townes Van Zandt Can Be a Tricky Proposition

    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 >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Alejandro Escovedo: "Just to Have a Gig Is Pretty Cool"

    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 >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Shovels & Rope's Cary Ann Hearst On the Dying Record Industry & C.C. DeVille

    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 >>

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    July 19, 2012

    NRBQ's Al Anderson Now a World Famous Headliner

    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 >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Upcoming: Ben Folds Five, D'Angelo, Go-Go's, Noel Gallagher, Ryan Bingham, Etc.

    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 >>

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    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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    January 24, 2012

    Douglas Paul McCoy / Pas Doctor Geronimo: Lufkin Indian Outlaw and K-2 Fan Debuts New Name in Court

    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 >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Lynde Chunn: Hard Luck East Texas Woman Dies On Cusp Of Personal Rebirth

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Son of a Preacher Man

    Paul Thorn's life is straight out of a Southern Gothic fairy tale.

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    December 21, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Obscure 2010 Albums

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    One Last Hit of K-2

    Fake weed's final freewheeling days

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    June 15, 2010

    Margo Timmins On Bono And Her Torontonian Music Recommendations

    ​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 >>

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    March 13, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Path Of Joe Pug

    ​ As the Houston SXSW spillover begins to permeate our bars and clubs, we find ourselves inundated with talent. Sunday, Joe Pug and Horse Feathers set up shop at Mango's for a show that is sure to quench anyone's Americana thirst. ​We first got hipped to Joe Pug while we were interviewing Justin ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Celtic Accordion Queen Sharon Shannon

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    December 4, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Dark Of Night Shall Keep Me From Stealing a $100 Gift Card

    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 >>

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    February 19, 2007

    Rotation: Trailer Tapes

    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 >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Online Confessions

    An alleged killer bares all on MySpace

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Gooooaaaal!

    A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston

  • Music

    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Karachi Rock

    Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.

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    March 31, 2005

    Richard Dobson

    Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Caf, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

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    September 23, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    February 26, 2004
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    August 28, 2003

    Pull Your Load

    Get with Scott Miller right now

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Greg Trooper

    Tuesday, August 5

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    May 30, 2002

    Sons of Sahm

    Missouri's Bottle Rockets resurrect the Texas Tornado and rediscover themselves

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    April 4, 2002

    This Is It

    Will Kimbrough makes a living making the records he wants

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    July 5, 2001

    Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

    Thus Always to Tyrants (Sugar Hill)

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    November 16, 2000

    Lost in the '90s

    Having spent the last decade in a Kafkaesque nightmare, Beaver Nelson finally emerges as Austin's next big thing

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    January 28, 1999
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    May 28, 1998

    Under(ground) Achievers

    Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?

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    April 9, 1998

    Reason to Roam

    At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander

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    November 20, 1997
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    November 6, 1997
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    May 4, 1995

    The Country of Rock and Roll

    From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo springs Wilco, genreless and great

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