In this week's Houston Press cover story, you can read about Kinky Friedman's completely serious campaign to become Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner in the November 2014, a position he hopes will allow him to be the state's leading advocate for marijuana legalization. This is not the first time ... More >>
In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
On this day in 1821 was born the founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy. She was a girl in poor health who began to see faults in the religious teachings of predestination and original sin. This led her to a worship more centered on God's love, which caused a rift in her extremel ... More >>
Third Ward singer Jewel Brown once worked for both Louis Armstrong and Jack Ruby.
For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
[Note: Part 1 of The Nickel is here, and Part 2 is here.] Almost as forgotten as Hersal Thomas, Goree Carter was a Fifth Ward guitarist who was credited by late New York Times pop critic Robert Palmer with being the creator of the very first rock and roll record. This was his obscure 1949 singl ... More >>
Compared to Deadheads, Beatles fans and the KISS Army, fans of classic '50s and '60s jazz are, admittedly, a small but extremely dedicated bunch. Somewhere out there is a middle-aged man (possibly with a beard) creaming his corduroys to discover tape of Miles Davis sneezing into the mike during a lo ... More >>
Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead
Avant-garde jazz from the big apple
You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.
At Blaffer, it's all about bright, vibrant colors, lush imagery and glossy surfaces
Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest
Save your cash and stick around for H-town's own showcase
The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"
Saturday, December 28
How is a falling-apart Fifth Ward joint turning out the best burgers in town? Adrian's has history.
Jumpin' at Apollo (Delmark)
All People Considered
Little Jimmy Scott: The Savoy Years and More...
Sax giant Illinois Jacquet helped desegregate Houston audiences
Nancy Wilson returns from jazz-pop limbo
Trudy Lynn recalls her journey to musical acclaim