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Mendocino

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    10 Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet Albums You Need to Own

    Tonight at the Continental Club, Austin's Freddie Steady 5 will head up a tribute to the late Doug Sahm focusing on Sahm's 2000 album The Return of Wayne Douglas, which he recorded only a few months before dying of a heart attack in November 1999. La Porte native Freddie Krc, leader of the 5, has ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    RIP Johnny Perez: Sir Douglas Quintet Drummer Dies at 69

    Johnny Perez, drummer for legendary '60s Texas garage-rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet, has died. Perez passed away in a hospital near Los Angeles due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He was 69. Perez was a Golden Gloves-level amateur boxer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    You're Such a Groove, Please Don't Move, Please Stay Here [And Pour Me A] Mendocino

    It's funny, the way we form associations with things. Names are a big one. In recent discussion with a sister-in-law, regarding potential names for a potential kid, we cast names aside willy-nilly, citing former relationships and kids we hated in our youth. At one point, someone advocated Jolene (I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: A Wine with "No Detectable Sulfites"

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.The Madoff segment on last night's 60 Minutes was made more palatable by a tasting of the utterly transparent Frey Vineyard's "Natural Red."​One of the chief complaints often expressed by advocates, champions, and militants of Natural wine (with a capital N) is that ove ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Hey, Baby, Que Pasó

    Texas Tornado Augie Meyers, king of the Tex-Mex Vox organ, can tell some stories.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Domenica Catelli of Catelli's

    Photo by Matthew DresdenDomenica Catelli, outside her family's eponymous restaurant in Geyserville, CA​This week on a very special Chef Chat: the California wine country edition! Domenica Catelli might be the most prolific chef you've never heard of, with a hand in nearly every aspect of the ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Remembering Doug Sahm - 10 Years Gone Already?

    "You just can't live in Texas if you don't have a lot of soul" - Doug Sahm, "At the Crossroads" ‚ÄčIf the Texas music scene ever had a soul, it belonged to Doug Sahm, the leader of the Sir Douglas Quintet who passed away ten years ago Wednesday. It didn't matter whether he was knee-deep in the blu ... More >>

  • Music

    October 1, 2009

    Alamo Heights

    San Antonio's the Krayolas steam into their second act.

  • Music

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Album of the Week: Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    As much as he deserves one - make that several - Doug Sahm is a tricky subject for a tribute album. The late San Antonio native known as "Sir Doug" was a true musical polymath, a master of just about every form of post-WWII popular music, both the big ones - country, blues, rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    SXSW 09 Will Be a Groover's Paradise

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off could barely contain his enthusaism when he opened the mail - a momentous enough occasion in itself - and found an advance of Vanguard Records' Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. He put it on as soon as he got home (his piddly office CD player is just not gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Da ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 13, 2008
  • Music

    February 21, 2008

    A New Official State Song for Texas?

    A case for a new — or different, anyway — state song

  • Music

    March 8, 2007

    Johnny Bush

    Honky-tonk hero explores his hardscrabble Houston roots with an autobiography and a CD

  • Dining

    March 11, 2004

    Monica Hits Midtown

    Pope's new restaurant is flat-out brilliant

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Freddy Fender / Doug Sahm

    Exitos en Español: The Spanish Side of Freddy Fender (Music Club) /The Roots of Doug Sahm, Son of San Antonio (Music Club)

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Remembering Doug Sahm

    The Texas Tornado is gone, but not forgotten

  • Music

    December 15, 1994
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