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Lyle Lovett

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    September 12, 2014

    Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014

    Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Robert Earl Keen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 11, 2014 Between Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, it's a miracle there was any room left in the Woodlands Pavilion for paying customers Thursday. Both men's extensive roots in the Houston area were reflected i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Aretha Franklin, Cory Branan, Lyle Lovett, etc.

    Aretha Franklin Arena Theatre, September 9 Through no fault of her own, Aretha Franklin stumbled into 2014's more improbable headlines in July, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (class of '87) stopped off to grab a post-concert burger at a Niagara Falls-area Johnny Rockets and was told her chose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    50 States of Song Part 4: New Mexico to South Carolina

    When I was in third grade I learned all 50 states in alphabetical order thanks to a catchy tune. Now I'm hoping to stick that bit of trivia in your heads just in time for the new school year by celebrating each state with an appropriate song all this week. New Mexico: Heather Nova, "Out in New Me ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park, 5/18/2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard Sam Houston Race Park May 18, 2013 If I wanted to make a dopey analogy, which I'm going to do anyway, I'd say Texas' coastal waters and our wry but soulful singer-songwriters are two of this s ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Aggie Lyle Lovett Wants Rain, Has Very Odd Idea of How It's Created

    Lyle Lovett went to Texas A&M. He majored in German and journalism, not agriculture or meteorology. With that in mind, he still has a very odd idea of how weather is made. Specifically, he seems to believe weather is at the beck and call of any Aggie weatherman out there on TV. Lovett, like many d ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

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    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 >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Music Not a Real Big Selling Point for Houston Right Now

    Look, we all know Houston has a lot going on, and a lot to be proud of. As one of America's biggest and busiest cities, it offers an almost infinite array of diversions and amusements to go along with world-class shopping, restaurants, universities and medical care. But some of us also believe tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Restaurant Playlists

    The only times I notice the music in a restaurant is when it's really bad (Christmas music playing year round at Sichuan Cuisine), really out of place (Nine Inch Nails blaring out of the speakers at now-closed Tony Vallone joint Ciao Bello or Cannibal Corpse washing over the line of patrons at Amy's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 7

    Three former Houstonians who have been included in the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music defy all odds. To call Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, or Steve Earle a "country songwriter" or a "country singer" is the grossest simplification. All three have a huge streak of the folk traditi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Verizon Wireless Theater Now Known As Bayou Music Center

    Verizon Wireless Theater will no longer be known under that name, because owner Live Nation's sponsorship deal with the communication provider has expired. The venue, which holds about 3,000 people within downtown entertainment complex Bayou Place, will now be known as Bayou Music Center. Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    OC Weekly: In response to our response to his original post (how meta) on the five most influential American cities in Mexican cuisine, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano admits that Houston has been influential in the development of Mexican cuisine. Just not in the ways that you're thinking. Delicio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Last Night: Lyle Lovett At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photo by Jason Wolter​"We were thinking about what might come next," Lyle Lovett said from the Verizon Wireless Stage Wednesday night, before playing a song he had written with Robert Earl Keen at Texas A&M. "We were thinking about venturing off into the great unknown and, in this case, that m ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011
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    November 1, 2011

    Lyle Lovett Writes Song for KHOU Channel 11 (with video)

    Photo by Jason Wolter​Around here, we love us some Lyle Lovett. The home-grown country singer-songwriter has always held a special place in our hearts and we've followed his career from the early days at Anderson Fair through his multiple-Grammy-award-winning success as a quirky, Texas troubad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Rick Perry Campaign Songs You May Hear Soon

    Bryan Williams"Hey man, is that Freedom Rock? Turn it up!"​In news that surprised absolutely no one, Rick Perry - governor of the great state of Texas for 11 years running - announced his candidacy for Presidency of the United States last weekend. The news of Perry throwing his hat in the ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Last Night: Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt At The Grand

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston June 27, 2011 Coming soon to an Improv near you: The comedic stylings of Lyle & Hiatt! Almost sounds like one of those old-time yukster duos, doesn't it? It certainly played out like that Monday night in Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Get Ready: True Blood Report Returns Monday

    ​Rocks Off is super-excited that we'll once again be bringing you coverage of the music featured in Season 4 of Alan Ball's HBO adaptation of Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse novels. The fourth book is our favorite in the series, and as each season sequentially corresponds with the books ( ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Five Texans Who Will Never Be Official State Musician

    ​Before the Texas Legislature did something completely predictable and sold out the state's public schools declared Western Swing the state's official music, it did something slightly less predictable and appointed two people not from Austin or the Hill Country as the next two official state m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Lyle Lovett, Billy Gibbons Named Official Texas State Musicians

    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were rumored to be appointed Texas' Offiical 2012 Alternate State Musicians.​With apologies to Townes Van Zandt, there's good news from Austin today. Good news for Houston. The Texas Commission on the Arts has chosen arguably the Houston area's two most rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Top Five Songs About Horses

    ​Rocks Off's regular readers presumably know by now that we love few things more than offbeat anniversaries, and recently we came across one of the oddest yet. Thirty-two years ago Monday, on Feb. 28, 1979, the "actor" who played the original Mr. Ed in the 1960s TV show passed away. Yes, we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett Praise Houston On NPR

    npr.org​Monday around lunchtime, local singer-songwriter and multiple 2010 HPMA nominee Lee Alexander emailed us that Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett were being interviewed together on NPR's World Cafe. Not only that, he added, both men were saying lots of nice things about Houston, where - in cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Anderson Fair Documentary Premieres At SXSW; Hits Houston Worldfest April 10

    ​ One of the cinematic highlights of SXSW was yesterday's world premiere of For The Sake of The Song: The Story of Anderson Fair. Produced by Houstonians Bruce Bryant and Jim Barham, the film documents the forty year history of one of the most storied Texas music venues. The old spaghetti rest ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    No Turkeys Allowed

    Our annual holiday shopping guide to recent local releases

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    True Blood, Episode 8: Lyle Lovett's Prison Song and Redemption on a Dallas Hotel Roof

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Though we're picking up midway through Season 2, from here on out as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2008

    Weekend Music: Nine Inch Nails, Lyle Lovett, the Gougers, Arthur Yoria, Studemont Project and More

    Bow down to Nine Inch Nails at Toyota Center tonight with A Place to Bury Strangers. You're going to get what you deserve... Nine Inch Nails, "Dead Souls" (Joy Division cover), live at Woodstock '94 Austin rootsmiths the Gougers fire up the forge at the Mucky Duck... The Gougers, "To Mock a Kil ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    February 19, 2008

    No Mas No Depression: The Alt-Country (or Whatever That Is) Journal Shuts Down

    No Depression magazine announced that the May/June issue will be its last. Explaining their decision to shutter, co-owners Peter Blackstock, Grant Alden and Kyla Fairchild issued a statement citing a decline in record company ad revenue, diminished brick and mortar retail space, rising newsprint cos ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Charles Brown to Sippie Wallace

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Tower of Power

    Tower of Power performs Friday, May 25, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Dana Cooper

    Made of Mud

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Lyle Lovett

    Sunday, September 18, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Los Super 7

    Heard It on the X

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Not Rocket Science

    NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Willis Alan Ramsey

    Thursday, December 27

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001s top ten picks

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviews

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Urbane Cowboy

    Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.

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    December 31, 1998
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    November 26, 1998
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    October 8, 1998
  • Film

    June 25, 1998

    Unsweet 16

    Is this noble effort a coming-of-age film or an ensemble inquiry?

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    September 25, 1997
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    June 13, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Lovett Again

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