Comedy = Good, Comedy Tent = Tragic It's nice to see the festival taking comedy seriously and booking big names like Tenacious D, but the area they've designated for comedy performances is far too small and does a disservice to those names. Either give the big names time on a real stage or ditch the ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment Arena Theatre, November 9 If the praise surrounding Robert Glasper were any more glowing, he would be visible from space. The 35-year-old Missouri City native and proud HSPVA grad is already a 2013 Grammy winner, Best R&B Album for last year's Black Radio, with the promise ... More >>
Whatever you may be doing right now, Lee Fields is having more fun than you are. In January the sixtysomething New Jersey-based soul singer will perform in Australia, meaning his high-energy delivery (now backed by his airtight band the Expressions) will have thrilled audiences on every continent ou ... More >>
Alejandro Fernandez: Sat., November 30, 7 p.m., $60 to $150. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200. Audacity: With Mean Jeans., Fri., October 25, 8 p.m., $12 to $16. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903. The Browning: With This or the Apocalypse, Honour Crest, Tear Out the Hear ... More >>
North Mississippi Allstars Last Concert Cafe, February 1 Sons of the late Jim Dickinson, the legendary Memphis producer and sometime Rolling Stones sideman, Luther and Cody Dickinson grew up on punk but couldn't help absorbing the abundant rootsy sounds around them. Logically, their band North Miss ... More >>
The rains came early on Sunday morning, but by the time the ACL opened up for business before noon, there was hardly a cloud in the sky, making for an extremely warm and muddy day. The biggest acts of the day -- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iggy & the Stooges, Crystal Castles, and the Avett Brothers -- he ... More >>
The Austin City Limits Music Festival burned the midnight oil overnight, announcing the 2012 lineup at precisely 12:01 a.m. Mercifully, all the rumor-spreading and speculation is now at an end and people can either go about the business of buying $200 three-day passes or shutting the hell up about R ... More >>
Lee Fields & the Expressions Continental Club April 27, 2010 A very few singers who missed out on being Al Green and Otis Redding when soul music first got big in the '60s and early '70s, people like Charles Bradley and Bettye LaVette, have been lucky enough to enjoy good second-act careers later i ... More >>
That guy, Lee Fields (above), is playing the Continental Club with his band the Expressions. Tonight. Some of Fields' songs include "The Bull Is Coming," "She's a Lovemaker" and "The Funky Screw." Could get steamy. Locals Nick Gaitan & the Umbrella Man open, and should have a new album out any day n ... More >>
10 Years, Fair To Midland, Kyng: Sat., June 30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple, The Phantom Family Halo: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. American Sharks, Knights Of The Fire Kingdom, We Were Wolves, Co-Pilot: Fri., May 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 Whit ... More >>
The 71s, Eyes Burn Electric, The Great Coats: Sat., March 3. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Southeast Engine, Ancient Cat Society: Tue., March 13. Leon's Lounge Beach Boys: Fri., June 8. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavili ... More >>
Yes, the harmonica is a real instrument, insists Pocket Full of Soul director Marc Lempert.
Grammy-winning prog-punks The Mars Volta mellow out on Octahedron.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium
Friday, May 14
Lee Fields and the Sugarman 3 prove it's all about the groove