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Lou Ann Barton

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The 12 Best Acts of iFest's First Weekend

    The Apple Scruffs Performing as "The Down Under Band" for the day, The Apple Scruffs took an inspiring break from their usual gig as a Beatles cover band to cover music from Australian musicians, in homage to this year's spotlight country. This quartet was so good, it inspired thoughts about what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan at Arena Theatre, 8/30/2013

    Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-a-Whirl Band Arena Theatre August 30, 2013 By now most Buddy Guy fans know to pack an extra pinch of salt between their cheek and gum before going to see him live. The man does go on sometimes. The Louisiana-born septuagenarian bluesman's credentials extend qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Texas Blues Hero Jimmie Vaughan Recovering After Heart Attack

    Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and one of the nation's leading solo blues artists, has been discharged from a California hospital after being treated for a heart attack, according to a statement from his management Thursday morning. Gretchen Barber, Executi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Behold the Texas 30, Plus Albums 40-31

    At this point, hopefully you know what the Texas 30 is and why Rocks Off is counting down to the Top 30 Texas albums of the past 30 years, as determined by a statewide panel of professional music writers. The short answer is, of course, because we can, and because it was a great excuse to listen to ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
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    September 13, 2012

    Top 5 Nearby Fall Festivals & County Fairs

    As the recent weather has proved, there's no better time to be outdoors in Texas than fall. In springtime, there's always that lingering knowledge that summer is right around the corner, so this time of year there's nothing else to look forward to but Santa Claus. It's also harvest time, and the tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Lou Ann Barton: Austin Blues Queen Is Working Her Butt Off

    It's 2 p.m. and Austin blues diva Lou Ann Barton is just downing her first cup of coffee of the day. Rocks Off admitted to her he was only on his second. "We were recording last night, so I'm a little sluggish," says the Fort Worth native in her gravelly voice. One of the masters of ceremony at t ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2011

    RIP Doyle Bramhall, Austin Blues Legend

    Courtesy of Miler Outdoor Theatre Advisory BoardDoyle Bramhall​Doyle Bramhall, one of the legendary Austin drummers and a noted songwriter, passed this morning. He was 62. Unconfirmed reports on Facebook noted that Bramhall had been under the weather for some time. He had recently had pneumon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    iFest's First Weekend Thick With Music, Humidity

    GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.​Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    A Fistful of Soul

    One righteous vintage vinyl party.

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Chatter: Say Hey

    Spearhead leader Michael Franti's Middle Eastern trip inspires an unlikely Top 40 hit.

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
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    May 18, 2006
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    May 12, 2005

    W.C. Clark

    Saturday, May 14, at the Big Easy, 5733 Kirby, 713-523-9999.

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Jennifer Fitts

    Friday, August 15

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    W.C. Clark

    Friday, June 14

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Toni Price

    Midnight Pumpkin (Antone's)

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Still Howlin'

    Omar Dykes keeps finding ways to push the blues out there

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Lost Legends

    Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Soul to Sell

    Epic keeps raiding Stevie Ray Vaughan's vault, but when is enough enough?

  • Music

    May 21, 1998

    Fatherhood and Loss

    Jon Dee Graham writes of missing his faraway son

  • Music

    August 21, 1997
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    July 17, 1997
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    May 8, 1997
  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    Memories of the Blues

    Antone's celebrates 20 years of music with -- what else? -- more music

  • Music

    June 9, 1994

    Deep-Sixed at 101

    KLOL to McKenzie: Donna, you ain't no rock and roll mama!

  • Music

    March 31, 1994
  • Music

    March 10, 1994

    Takin' the Lead

    Quintessential backup man (and Stevie Ray mentor) Doyle Bramhall steps out in front

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