Accoding to the group's Facebook page, Oscar de la Rosa, lead singer of Houston-based Tejano stars La Mafia is recovering after an assault early Monday morning outside an unnamed Houston bar. This messsage was posted on La Mafia's page earlier today: Oscar De La Rosa was assaulted around 1:30 a.m. ... More >>
Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. With the heat of the timbales and the brill ... More >>
HLS&R Go Tejano Committee 22nd Annual Mariachi Invitational Arena Theater March 9, 2013 In both numbers and influence, the Go Tejano Committee is one of the largest and strongest within the entire Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It raises and awards millions of dollars worth of scholarships for hig ... More >>
Go Tejano Day feat. Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores De Nuevo Leon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 10, 2013 I've said it once or twice, but I will say it again, and continue to do so until I am proven wrong. Tejano music is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. In its place is banda m ... More >>
His name is Antonio Hernandez, but the world knows him as Toy Selectah. The producer/DJ is one of the most influential figures in la musica Latina, constantly creating sounds and rhythms for almost 20 years. He enjoyed success with the pioneer Rock en Español group Control Machete, served as an A&R ... More >>
Calle 13 House of Blues May 10, 2012 Repeat after me: "Ka-yeay, Tress-say." OK then, now that we can all pronounce their name, I can begin to tell you how this trio of siblings from Puerto Rico turned a bouncy party song (Atrévete-te-te) into an anthem that helped evolve the group into a revolutio ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresAndy Vargas wears many hats. He is one of two lead singers for the The Carlos Santana Band. He is the son who followed in his father's footsteps by choosing music as a career. He is a dedicated dad to his 16-year-old son. He is part of an effort to replace music equipmen ... More >>
"My life is about not being accepted. That really is where it started and where it ended." - Fred Eaglesmith in the documentary There Ain't No Easy Road Fred Eaglesmith on FacebookAlways at the forefront of indie music options and operations, Fred Eaglesmith has been doing his own thing so lon ... More >>
Pink Floit via FlickrOs Mutantes were one of the most influential rock groups to emerge during the late '60s in Brazil. The band - initially a trio with Rita Lee, Arnaldo Baptista and his brother Sergio Dias) fell under the graces of the founders of the Tropicalismo movement, Brazil's respons ... More >>
Jenni Rivera flirts with pop crossovers but remains true to regional Mexican music.
If only all hit men were this good looking
Photos by Craig Hlavaty2:36 p.m.: Our man on the scene's wrist, not even three hours into SXSW. 2:04 p.m. Rocks Off Sr. to Hlavaty: "OK hoss, let's hear something about some music this hour." 2:22 p.m.: Hlavaty, by phone: "I gotta run over to the Fader Fort to pick up some credentials, and I'm do ... More >>
Do you smell that? That potent mixture of stardust, flop sweat, and desperation? It's like burnt cinnamon and broken dreams. And it can mean only one thing: The final week of Dancing With the Stars. The show's whole pointlessness was driven home in Tom Bergeron's opening narration, when he ... More >>
Make a mariachi's day this Cinco de Mayo.
New Orleans Hustlers Brass BandTonight, for free, you can see a very different battle of the bands at Tlaquepaque Plaza, the boho Telephone Road shopping center home to Bohemeo's and the East End Urban Market. Part of the Houston Institute for Culture's "Houston Meet Houston" program, Big Bra ... More >>
A chance Texas encounter gives a Seattle conjunto band the shot of a lifetime
We wish you a Merry Christmas Latino style
Carlos Santana backstage at the Latin Grammys/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez Is music really the universal language? There was no better place to test that ragged old saw than at Thursday’s Latin Grammys at Toyota Center. As one of the few (if not the only) non-Spanish-speakers in the buildi ... More >>
Gloria Estefan meets the media/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez The woman of the hour Thursday night was unquestionably 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gloria Estefan, whose “Mi Tierra” was big, brassy, jazzy, horn-heavy and as Cuban as a fine Cohiba cigar. So was “Oye Mi Ca ... More >>
Da Camera opens its daytime concert series
Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias and Alejandro Fernandez lead an all-star blow-out
The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly
Houston artists Las Fenix and Fito Olivarez are headliners for the Mexican celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre
Fathers, sons and "Mustang Sally"
Stages brings Craig Wright back to Houston
Felipe Galván y Sus Carnales celebrate the fifth of January because why not?
Solid Gold with a Latin spin
A Greek tragedy set to the samba
Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs
Don't Mess with the Dragon CD review
The Audience's Listening
Aztex refuses to be ghettoized in the Tejano market
The Irish take center stage at the 2001 Houston International Fest
Puro Blazers (Rounder)
Los Hombres Calientes take jazz into booty-shaking territory
As in the past, sleepers will steal this year's International Festival
Desperado hits the bull's-eye with a fusillade of bullets
The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.