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Mance Lipscomb

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    May 20, 2013
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    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    4 Warming Winter Cocktails from Houston's Hottest Bars

    This week we asked bartenders around the city to tell us a little about their upcoming holiday cocktails for the [slightly] cooler month ahead. Below you will find their current favorites -- four vastly different drinks from three of Houston's very best cocktail bars. El Lechedor from Alex Gregg a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Guy Clark To Play Galveston's Old Quarter In May

    Houston boys gone to Viet Nashville​ Guy Clark, the quintessential Texas singer-songwriter, has just announced a one-off gig at Galveston's historic Old Quarter Acoustic Café for May 15. According to club owner Wrecks Bell, he had been negotiating to get Clark to Galveston for some time, but ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    A God-Fearing Boogie Man

    Reverend K.M. Williams says the blues aren't the devil's music.

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    July 21, 2011

    Peter Cooper: Nashville Scholar, Fake Hillbilly Hater

    Eric Brace (left) and Peter Cooper​The senior music writer and columnist for Nashville daily The Tennesseean and a professor of country music history at Vanderbilt University, Peter Cooper also steps out as a performing songwriter when his schedule permits. He rolls into town Friday night at M ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    March 25, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Matt Harlan

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. It's hard to explain ... More >>

  • Music

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: The Hoodoo Curse

    Bluesman Robert Johnson's shadow stretches long and large

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    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    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.

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    November 5, 2007

    Day of the Dead at the Graves of Southeast Texas Music Legends

    As some of you may remember, I wrote about visiting the graves of southeast Texas music legends on Day of the Dead. Last Friday, Press music listings editor Brett Koshkin and I did just that. Or tried to, at least. The plan was to head up to Navasota’s Oakland / Resthaven cemetery, where both Ma ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

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    June 14, 2007

    Lomax on Lomax

    “Wasn’t your grandfather the guy who discovered Leadbelly?” Having the same name and being in the same trade as John and Alan Lomax, I get questions like that a lot. And yes, I am related to both of them, but neither was my grandfather. John Avery Lomax was my great-grandfather, and Alan Loma ... More >>

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    February 20, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Happy Woman Blues

    Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian-Folkways Way back in 1980, long before she was on all those magazine covers, long before the Grammys and all the other accolades and her status among the NPR set, the woman who would be the Queen of Americana made this gentle, rootsy and unassuming li ... More >>

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    July 27, 2006
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    January 19, 2006

    Eric Taylor

    Saturday, January 21, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

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    April 14, 2005

    Make Mine a Guinness

    The author discovers his genetic Irishness

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Jammin' on the Sabbath

    If the Sunday-afternoon concert series isn't enough, there are still 10,000 free reasons to go to the Space Place

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Get Back, Honky Cat

    Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?

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    August 21, 2003

    Bluegrass Meltdown, Montrose-Style

    Medicine Show, J.W. Americana and Two Star Symphony have the cure for the Monday-night blahs

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

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    July 11, 2002

    The Anti-Clapton

    Rocky Hill hopes to find a smooth patch on his rocky road

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    January 3, 2002

    Gardeners of the Music World

    Nightclub owners provide a feeding place for musicians

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    August 2, 2001

    Pack Fair & Square

    Bluesman Big Walter celebrates his 87 years with star pupil Jerry Lightfoot

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    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Long Haul

    As the rest of Americana crumbles around him, Guy Clark just keeps getting better

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Lost Legends

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

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    September 11, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Right Number

    BR5-49 lives to see the day when Hee Haw is hip

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    January 25, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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    May 26, 1994

    Moore to Know

    Dave Moore follows a musical trail from Iowa to Italy

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