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Johnny Winter

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    July 18, 2014

    Billy Gibbons, Others Remember Johnny Winter

    Tributes are pouring in for Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who passed away overnight Wednesday while on tour in Switzerland. The Beaumont native was found in his hotel room in Zurich, a spokesperson said. He was 70. The albino Winter, two years older than his rock-star brother Edgar (of "Frankenst ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    RIP Johnny Winter: Texas Blues Icon Dies at Age 70

    Guitarist Johnny Winter, one of the true greats of Texas blues, passed away Wednesday night in Switzerland. His publicist sent the following message at 5 a.m. Thursday, and said a longer official statement would follow "at the appropriate time." "His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Liberty Hall Founder Michael Condray Recuperating After Brain Surgery

    I last saw Michael Condray five years ago at his home outside Porter. I was working on a story about his legendary Houston venue, Liberty Hall, where Bruce Springsteen found his first success in Texas and where a budding guitarist named Billy Gibbons would occasionally work out. Condray loaned us so ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

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    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    A Summer Place

    Free Press Summer Fest unveils its pricier 2014 lineup.

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    February 11, 2014

    Texas Guitar God Johnny Winter Is Forever True to the Blues

    A December 1968 edition of Rolling Stone featured Texas musicians who were at the time making inroads into the magazine's home city of San Francisco. Featuring a cover photo of cowboy-hatted Doug Sahm (balancing toddler son Shawn on his knee), it mentioned players and singers both known (Janis Jopli ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Prom Night, Rocky Hill, Yann Tiersen, Etc.

    Sorry we're late this week, but the good ol' Allen Oldies Band wants to help you start your weekend by rocking your socks off this evening at Natachee's Supper & Punch. Also, it's Prom Night down the street at the Continental Club. Boondocks is promising "Nu Disco, Italo, Cosmic Synth, Nu No Wave, ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Upcoming: Young The Giant, Old 97's, Anvil, Mason Jennings, Poor Pilate

    Anvil: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Aaron Lewis: Thu., Jan. 12. Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, Houston. Andy Grammer, Ryan Star: Fri., Feb. 17. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. ​Anthony Green, The Dear Hunter: Tue., Jan. 31. ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Texas Pop Festival Finally Getting Historical Marker

    Mike PorterBathe, hippies, bathe!​Rocks Off can't do anything about the drought, but this weekend we will be breaking our own personal drought and returning to the Austin City Limits Music Festival after taking 2010 off. But long before ACL, there was another massive musical gathering in Texa ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Friday Night: Hippiefest At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Barry SigmanFelix Cavaliere, Forever Young (Rascal)​Hippiefest feat. Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Gary Wright, Rick Derringer & Felix Cavaliere's Rascals Arena Theatre september 2, 2011 The title of this annual touring package show was something of a misnomer, as most of the acts made t ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Johnny Winter's New Orbit: Roots, William Shatner & Sly Stone

    bobmargolin.comLondon, 1979 (l-r): Bob Margolin, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters​Beaumont-born bluesman Johnny Winter is having a very busy year for a man who is 67. Not only is he set to release his first album of newly recorded material in eight years, Winter is also featured on I'm Back! Family ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Candy Golde Set To Kick In Some Faces At SXSW Debut

    ​If there is a must-not-miss show for Lonesome Onry and Mean at Austin's annual springtime musical clusterfuck next week, it's Candy Golde at Club Deville, 11 p.m. Friday night. A scary-good Chicago lineup of grizzled veterans - Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos, Wilco's John Stiratt, and gui ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Bedtime Stories

    Natalie Merchant finds poetry in new album.

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    July 22, 2010

    Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

    The greatest of guitar greats dazzle during a two-hour film documentary

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    April 29, 2010

    Beyond His Years

    A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.

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    April 13, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Athlete, The Bangles, Cypress Hill, Imogen Heap, MGMT, O'Jays, Rush, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Athlete, Carney: Sat., June 26. Walter's on Washington. All Leather, Balaclavas, Yip-Yip: Sat., May 15. The Mink. The Bangles, Tonic: Sat., May 29. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater. Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Peekaboo Theory, Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Tontons, VerseCity, Wayside Dri ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.12: Closing Up Shop With a Ditty Called "Ain't No Grave"

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    July 23, 2009

    Back to the Dead

    Black Leather Jesus's Richard Ramirez resurrects the Dead Audio Music Festival.

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    July 15, 2009

    Houston 101: The Brief, Groovy Life Of The Love Street Light Circus & Feelgood Machine

    The Sixties. A time when you could open a club called the Love Street Light Circus & Feelgood Machine. Unironically, too!I mean, look at that picture. It looks like it's from a very bad Hollywood movie -- you can almost hear the lame attempt at psychedelic rock, the wavy light show, the tortured ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: Airline Drive, Complete

    The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007
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    November 28, 2007

    Lingering Long on Love Street

    Before you check out the Black Angels this weekend at Warehouse Live or watch Roky Erickson’s recently taped Austin City Limits episode (featuring special guest Billy Gibbons; scheduled to air January 12), David Adickes will help you brush up on the early days of Texas psych 7:30 p.m. tonight at N ... More >>

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    October 11, 2007

    Johnny Winter

    Texas musician plays red-hot blues

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    September 17, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Alan Haynes

    Blues guitarist comes home

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    July 26, 2007

    Uncle John Turner, 1944-2007

    Legendary Texas roots-music drummer Uncle John Turner passed away today at Austin’s Seton Hospital from complications of hepatitis C. He was 62. Turner was born and raised in Port Arthur, where he first played with Jerry LaCroix. Later he hooked up with Johnny and Edgar Winter, eventually convinc ... More >>

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    June 20, 2007

    B.B. King, circa 1970-something

    I remember seeing B.B. King a few months after the Hofheinz Pavillion opened on the UH campus (1970?). It was King’s birthday. Blues phenom Johnny Winter opened the show and then King and his band, which included half a dozen Houstonians, roared through a huge set that culminated in his mega-hit ... More >>

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    April 24, 2007

    Dropping Today

    Keiko Matsui's Moyo is being released today. The contempoary jazz pianist recorded the CD in Japan, South Africa and the U.S., joined forces with drumer Akira Jimbo, legendary trumpeter Hugh Masakela, and saxophonist Gerald Albright. Click listen to hear Moyo's title track. Artic Monkeys' so ... More >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Johnny Winter

    Johnny Winter performs Sunday, November 19, at Fitgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838.

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    December 16, 2004

    Yin and Yang

    The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade

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    July 1, 2004

    Johnny Winter

    I'm a Bluesman (Virgin)

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    August 28, 2003

    Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

    Roy Ames, child pornographer and record producer, dies at 66

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Street-Fighting Man

    Roy Head used to love to mix it up. Now the blue-eyed soul man fights to keep his career alive.

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    October 26, 2000

    Bert Wills

    Tell Me Why (Gold Rhyme)

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    October 29, 1998
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    February 12, 1998
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    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

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    February 27, 1997
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    July 13, 1995
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    December 29, 1994

    That Indefinable Something

    Chris Duarte brings a retro energy to rockin' blues and bluesy rock

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    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.

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    March 17, 1994
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    December 9, 1993

    The Chill is Gone

    Texas guitar legend Albert Collins passes at age 61

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