Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.
Dave Brubeck, the professorial jazz pianist and composer whose No. 2 album Time Out was a standard of the Mad Men era, has died at age 91, the Associated Press reported Wednesday morning. Brubeck's manager, Russell Gloyd, told the AP that Brubeck died of heart failure on his way to a cardiologist ap ... More >>
Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king who lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the best in Texas -- that's lightly peppered with a magnifice ... More >>
103.7 is winning fans with its "adult alternative" format.
Photos by Marco Torres8:08: You know what's just never a slick move? Red wine in a plastic cup. Just an FYI, ladies. "Oh, you're drinking red wine? That's classy. Wait. Is that a plastic cup? Never mind. I forgot this was the Walmart break room." 8:58: Ooh, neat. There's a guy here wearing ... More >>
The Rebirth Brass Band continues to evolve by "growing the music."
Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>
David Bush/ houstondeco.comThe Eldorado Ballroom in 2006Rocks Off was pleased as punch to report last week that, thanks to the efforts of the Texas Blues Project's R. Eric Davis and Project Row Houses, which has owned the historic Third Ward venue since 1999, the Eldorado Ballroom will receiv ... More >>
Texas: You're soaking in it.Happy Texas Independence Day, everyone. Today The Only State That Matters officially enters its 175th year of pissing off the lesser 49 states and producing the best music anywhere on Earth. One of Texas' biggest honky-tonk heroes is of course Billy Joe Shaver, who ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseClay Aiken Jones Hall February 14, 2011 While most people celebrated Valentine's Day last night, we headed to Jones Hall to see former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. While it wasn't necessarily our ideal way to spend the most romantic of all holidays, we'd by lying ... More >>
[Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to r ... More >>
The sounds of Christmas 2009 from Bob Dylan, Sting, Tori Amos, Rob Halford and more.
â€‹Even for a stone-cold atheist (which Rocks Off is not), listening to Aaron Neville sing "O Holy Night" has to be one of the true pleasures of the Western world. The best-known voice of New Orleans' No. 1 soul-funk family dynasty thanks to songs like "Tell It Like It Is" and Linda Ronstadt duet "D ... More >>
With the recent addition of Karachi, Pakistan, Houston now is a sister to 18 other cities around the world. Hair Balls is on the case - we studied all of them so you wouldn't have to. See the first half here.Sister: Luanda, AngolaHow we are sisterly: Houston's only African sister is yet another sea ... More >>
A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.
A plea for monuments and musical preservation
Show business is sure going to miss Jimmy Nelson
New Orleans musicians blew into Houston on Katrina's winds and everything was magic for a while
A fresh coffeehouse and some familiar radio voices shine new light on the Houston scene
The soul of New Orleans lives on in Houston, especially at Sammy's on Main
What hath God wrought?
Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest
Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)
Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust
Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town
Michael Moore goes threshing about on guns and fear
San Francisco's Soulstice shows that bringing the past into the future is no mirage
Saturday, December 1
The source of Billy Harper's aggressive tenor style lies in a power greater than himself
Los Hombres Calientes take jazz into booty-shaking territory
Django Reinhardt -- Gluecifer
Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music
Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp
Trumpeter Hugh Masekela hears the beat of the music in the world
More than just a blue period, Ma Rainey sings -- and boasts and celebrates and laments -- the tale of a culture
Find everything you're looking for in your city
Find the best happy hour deals in your city
Get today's exclusive deals at savings of anywhere from 50-90%
Check out the hottest list of places and things to do around your city