Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Junior Gordon first came ... More >>
Mydolls, Vacation Eyes, Hearts of Animals Walters, March 22 Although they lost guitarist Kathy Johnston to leukemia in 2011 -- an illness that prompted the band to record the song "Don't Fucking Die" -- there's always reason to smile when the Mydolls book a gig. The band started by Trish Herrera an ... More >>
Baauer: With Danny Brown., Tue., April 9, 8 p.m., $20/$22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bad Company: With Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Stone Cherry., Thu., July 11, 7 p.m., $21.00-$100.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. Benoit Pioulard: With IDYL, Marshall Wal ... More >>
Adnan Sami: Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., $35.00-$250.00. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys: Sat., Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bad Religion: With Against Me!, Polar Bear Club., Wed., March 13, 7 p.m., $25-$35. House of Blue ... More >>
UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>
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 >>
The 71's, Black Queen Speaks, Roomsounds: Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Al Staehely: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $20. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St., Galveston), 413 20th St., Galveston, Galveston. Bob Schneider: Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $22/$50. House of ... More >>
Anthrax, Death Angel, Testament: Sun., Oct. 30. Warehouse Live. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Sept. 24. The Firehouse Saloon. Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Buxton, Larry Sepulvado: Fri., Oct. 7. Market Square Park. Indian Jewelry, // TENSE //, F ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. AustinTed Nugent Nutty Jerry's April 15, 2011 "The whole world sucks but at least America sucks the best," yells madman Ted Nugent as he wrenches out "The Star-Spangled Banner" from his guitar in front of at least 2,000 souls at out east at Nutty Jerry's in Winnie. Aftermat ... 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 Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's carRocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>
"Hank Williams' pain songs, Newbury's train songs/ And 'Blue Eyes Cryin' In the Rain' - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach, Texas" Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sitting around having a few cold pops the other night when we put on The Best of Mickey Newbury. It wasn't long before the ... More >>
Jon Wolfe returns from Nashville.
Readers weigh in on the pros and cons
City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.
Athlete, Carney: Sat., June 26. Walter's on Washington. All Leather, Balaclavas, Yip-Yip: Sat., May 15. The Mink. The Bangles, Tonic: Sat., May 29. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater. Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Peekaboo Theory, Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Tontons, VerseCity, Wayside Dri ... More >>
Dwight Yoakam live at Rockefeller's, October 1986The late Bob Claypool did exhaustive research for his book Saturday Night at Gilley's.Other than his adopted Los Angeles, Houston may be the most important city in country singer Dwight Yoakam's career. Yoakam's music finally found a rabid country ... More >>
The Aggrolites: Wed., Oct. 14. Meridian. Asher Roth: Thu., Sept. 24. Rich's Houston. Aventura: Fri., Dec. 4. Toyota Center. Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash: LOUNGE STAGE., Thu., Oct. 1. Fitzgerald's. Buxton: Thu., Oct. 1. Continental Club. Captured! By Robots: Wed., Nov. 18. Super Happy Fun Land. C ... More >>
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 >>
Andy Moor: Fri., July 17. Rich's Houston. Atmosphere, Eyedea & Abilities, Attracted to Gods: Tue., Aug. 4. Warehouse Live. Chickenfoot: Wed., Sept. 16. Verizon Wireless Theater. Cosmic Gate: Fri., July 3. Rich's Houston. David Allan Coe, Sean Reefer & The Resin Valley Boys: CHANGED Thu., Ju ... More >>
Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.
Jim Lauderdale performs Tuesday, November 28, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs
The Derailers get back on track with a major-label deal
The PC Cowboys, the world's only politically correct country band, speak in a Press exclusive
A rejuvenated Tracy Byrd decides to keep angling for hits
Tracy Byrd, Jim Hall and Pat Metheny