As fans of the jazz/funk trio Medeski Martin & Wood know, the band likes to improvise, a big reason why they're also a hit on the jam-band circuit. But dancing on the edge of a musical cliff isn't always as effortless as it may look, according to drummer Billy Martin. "It could be a gut-wrenching e ... More >>
NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>
She's never lived here, but Shemekia Copeland is Houston blues royalty all the same. Her late father Johnny Clyde Copeland was one of the guitar princes of the Third Ward scene from the '50s to the mid-'70s, lighting up clubs like Shady's Playhouse alongside Albert Collins, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, John ... More >>
Rocks Off was setting our house in order after our long absence, when at some point we realized that while we were away, we had barely heard anything about this year's Free Press Summer Fest at all. We vaguely remembered the festival leaking electro DJ duo Major Lazer a while back, but that's about ... More >>
Marco TorresBun B at Warehouse Live, April 20 He shows up at every other show in town, so why not Summerfest? Free Press Houston and Pegstar announced today that the king of the trill, Bun B, will join Slim Thug onstage on Day 1 of the two-day event scheduled for June 5 and 6 in Eleanor Tinsley P ... More >>
Gov't Mule main man Warren Haynes swears he takes time off, but we don't really believe him.
In case you hadn't already heard (like on our Twitter feed), the Flaming Lips are this year's headliner for Free Press Summerfest, the Oklahoma psych-rockers' first Houston appearance since their joint tour with Beck stopped at Jones Hall back in 2002. The Free Press' Omar Afra and Pegstar's Jagi K ... More >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
Mix it up with a friend of the Gorillaz and Beastie Boys
You, You're a History in Rust
Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio
For avant-garde instrumental progressive funk jazz lovers, Drop Trio's the only game in town
Saturday, March 6
The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes
Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002
Friday, May 10
Medeski, Martin and Wood
Bring your money, but leave the soapbox at home when H.O.R.D.E. comes to town
KLOL to McKenzie: Donna, you ain't no rock and roll mama!