Are some popular Houston music venues actually haunted?
Say what you will about our music scene, Houston has served as a platform for the emergence of successful commercial recording artists from ZZ Top and Kenny Rogers all the way to Destiny's Child and Slim Thug -- and that dynasty may yet survive today. Case in point: rising hip-hop Amazon woman Lizz ... More >>
History of the Eagles Jigsaw Productions, 3-DVD, $34.99 Originally shown as a two-part special on Showtime earlier this year, History of the Eagles arrives for home consumption in a variety of formats. The most user (and wallet)-friendly is this 3-DVD version that also includes a bonus disc of hig ... More >>
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Another Run, Square And Compass: Mon., July 23, 11 p.m., Free. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $88-$128. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 2591 ... More >>
The Bad Plus: Sat., May 5. Da Camera, 1427 Branard St., Houston. Colin Hay: Wed., March 21. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. D.R.I., Carry The Storm, Fallacy: Sat., March 10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Eastern Sea, Darwin's Finches: Sat., Jan. 14. ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyGeorge W. Bush signs copies of his memoir, Decision Points, at River Oaks' Barnes & Noble. See more photos of the booksigning and small protest in our slideshow.By 5 a.m., more than 100 people were already camped outside the Barnes & Noble in River Oaks for a chance to ... More >>
johnfullbrightmusic.comJohn Fullbright, playing a writers-in-the-round with Jess Klein tonight at Anderson Fair, looks like the kid at the grocery store sacking groceries or gathering carts from the parking lot. The innocent look masks an old-soul singer-songwriter and one of the hottest youn ... More >>
The Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson isn't sentimental about much...except Houston.
The dust had barely settled in Port-au-Prince following Tuesday's 7.0 magnitude earthquake before opportunistic Jesus-bot Pat Robertson offered his take on the tragedy. Surely a prominent religious figure like Roberts could be counted on to offer words of comfort and solace for the thousands of vict ... More >>
All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email firstname.lastname@example.org by noon Thursday if ... More >>
Photo by Brian Friedman Rocks Off was recently able to conduct an e-mail interview with comedian / musician Stephen Lynch, who plays tomorrow night (Saturday, April 4) at the Verizon Wireless Theater. Rocks Off: We'll get the dry, technical question out of the way first: what comes first, the music ... More >>
Photos by Torey Mundkowsky Next year this decade will be over, and very few new bands have distinguished themselves either at the turnstiles or the cash register. Even one of the main ones that has, the Killers, chose to hit the theater circuit this winter after releasing its th ... More >>
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The Philly R&B neo-soulstress defies simple definitions
An argument for human cloning
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A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
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It began in the Panhandle with the promise of great riches, only to crash and burn in a Houston courtroom. The wreckage is still smoldering, and the truth is nowhere to be found.