It's been a rough weekend for the Houston blues community. Martin Miglioretti, a graphic artist who designed dozens of posters and other images for the Houston Blues Society, even its Lightnin' Hopkins-themed logo, passed away suddenly Saturday night. He was 58 and signed his creations "Martino."
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The Houston Blues Museum is hoping to jump-start its campaign for a permanent home for its growing collection of recordings and other artifacts related to the city's rich blues history, which the foundation behind it hopes will become everything from a community center to a tourist attraction.
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Before we wrap up for the weekend (and Summer Fest), Rocks Off would like to call our readers' attention to something our sister blog Art Attack posted earlier this afternoon. Abby Koenig attended the opening reception for "Blues In All Its Colors," at the Heritage Society in Sam Houston Park.
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Just when Rocks Off was wondering how we were going to spend one of our last work-free days before SXSW, Cactus Music's weekly email circular showed up in our inbox. So now we know: We're going to be watching music. Shocker, huh? So much for laundry and shit.
Here's what's going down:
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