Marty Racine

  • Music

    July 11, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind

    The Jamail Skatepark ignites Houston's music culture.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    R.I.P. Texas Johnny Brown: Smoothest Houston Bluesman Dies at 85

    Hearts are heavy in the Houston blues community tonight as word spreads that 85-year-old Texas Johnny Brown, one of the classiest acts on the scene and the author of Bobby Bland's epic "Two Steps From the Blues," has passed. Brown's son Shawn had been handling his father's care, and he tweeted news ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Long Live Country Dick Montana and the Beat Farmers

    When LOM returned to Houston from India in 1987, former Chronicle music critic Marty Racine became near-religious reading for me. I couldn't wait for his Thursday "Critic's Picks" column so I could plan my musical weekend. I learned about all kinds of below-the-radar bands from Racine: Mojo Nixon, S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in ... More >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    Dance Hall Days

    Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    A Lighter Shade of Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot 1952-2006

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Funtime Is Over

    It's the end of the road for AstroWorld

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on

  • News

    July 10, 2003
  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Pimpin' Ain't Easy

    Tension mounts at the Chronicle

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Profiles in Boredom

    A bright idea, dimly executed, at the local daily

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    Houston, 24/7

    The new all-Houston, all-the-time news station hits the air

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Barnyard Boogie

    Former Houstonian Kev Russell talks about Snoop Dogg and Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

  • News

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

  • Music

    December 22, 1994

    The Lame and the Great

    Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order

  • Music

    March 10, 1994

    The Marty's Over

    After 13 years as a music crit, Marty Racine has finally run out of adjectives

  • Music

    February 17, 1994

    The King's English And River Oaks' too.

    Plus: More bon temps -- or is that Bon Tons?

  • Music

    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup