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Mike Stinson

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    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Out of the Box: Mike Stinson Calls His Own Shots

    Mike Stinson takes an exhaustive inventory on new album Hell and Half of Georgia.

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    August 5, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Little Joe Washington, Mike Stinson, the Melvins, etc.

    Little Joe Washington Boondocks, August 6 Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also p ... More >>

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    August 2, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Mike Stinson, "Words and Music of Reckless Abandon"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    Last Night: Mike Stinson at Under the Volcano

    Mike Stinson Under the Volcano April 3, 2013 The motivations people have for going into music are many, and most of them are mundane. People want to be famous, see the world, or prove something to a parent or a lover, so they pick up a guitar or sit down at a piano. Going unappreciated, too often, ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: All Local Edition (No Foolin')

    DJ Sun The Flat, April 1 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Housto ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Your 2012 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase Artists

    It's here, the lineup for the 2012 Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 5. We are still finalizing the roster of venues, but it is a triangle between House of Blues, Warehouse Live and Phul Court, the outdoor venue and food-truck gathering spot at 1311 Leeland, with a few more plac ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    A Feisty Texas Radio Road Trip with the Mike Stinson Band

    Lonesome Onry and Mean hasn't been out on the road with his son, Mike Stinson Band guitarist Lance Smith, in quite a while. But due to a propitious routing that took us to my father's place in Gatesville for a couple of days, LOM hit the highway with the band last weekend. It is worth noting that L ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Get a Rope: New York Times Takes Note of Honky-Tonk Hero Mike Stinson

    Houston's own Mike Stinson is no stranger to media coverage. Hell, it was big news when the "King of the L.A. Honky-tonkers" relocated to the Bayou City two-and-a-half years ago. When it comes to press, though, it doesn't get much bigger than the New York Times. The Old Gray Lady gave the local h ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Saturday: Chris Gray Day at the Continental Club

    Photo by Marco TorresChris with the officers that saved his life.​Click here for a slideshow of the bands and here for a slideshow of the crowd. "I didn't know Chris was a celebrity." Chris Gray's mother told a rapt audience from the stage on Saturday afternoon that she was "overwhelmed" by ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    October 13, 2011

    Bayou Country

    Mike Stinson has a thing for his adopted hometown.

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    May 23, 2011

    Jesse Dayton & Friends Silence Old Quarter Cafe

    Photos by Roger Reed/FacebookL-R: Brennen Leigh, Jesse Dayton and Mike Stinson before a hushed Old Quarter crowd.​Aftermath is so busy in the city, we don't get down to Wrecks Bell's Old Quarter Acoustic Café in Galveston enough. But we caught a free ride down Saturday and rectified that situ ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Mikey Goes To Hollywood: Stinson Visits Country-Starved L.A.

    Photos by Alan Downs​It's no secret that California has long since squandered away a stunning country-music heritage, but for those of us in Los Angeles who give a damn, Mike Stinson represented an almost mystic renewal of the Freddie Hart/Wynn Stewart transplanted-genius equation that damn n ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Ice On The Roads

    Rocks Off readers, if the cold weather has bogged down your day, we've got just the trick - a slew of local music news hot off the presses. Our soundtrack this week is the folky Sarah Neidermeyer and the Devil, the new album from Horse. It's available now, so give it a listen and maybe even put it ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Albums Of 2010

    ​Editor's Picks: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Mojo: Big surprise, I know. But not only did "I Should Have Known It" vault into my Top 5 Heartbreakers songs the first time I heard it - and make me a bigger Led Zeppelin fan in the process - but others like "Candy" and "Good Enough" also held ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Upcoming: Boz Scaggs, Genitorturers, Lucero, Etc.

    ​The Adicts: Wed., March 23. Warehouse Live. Al Stewart: Fri., April 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Badfish (Sublime Tribute), Full Service: Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Black Veil Brides, DRUGS, I See Stars, Versaemerge: Sun., March 20. Warehouse Live. Bob Schneider: Fri., March 11. Hou ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean Plays "Spin The iPod" (Almost)

    ​Facebook, that great time-waster, is always a source of mindless brain candy. Just a few moments ago, Lonesome, Onry and Mean was tagged in a note titled "15 Random iPod Songs." The rules were fairly straightforward: Put your unit on "random" and list the first 15 songs that play. This sound ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Honky-Tonk Heaven Returns To Houston

    Faith Silva​It may be Wetback Wednesday at some bar in Huntsville, but in H-Town the first Wednesday of every month has become Honky Tonk Wednesday, when the lineup for those interested in gettin' their tonk on is stout as a garlic milkshake. Boot heels will be dragged, belt buckles will be p ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Honky-Tonk Houston

    Readers weigh in on the pros and cons

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    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

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    August 5, 2010

    Died and Gone to Houston

    City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.

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    August 4, 2010

    Died And Gone To Houston: A Honky-Tonk Jukebox

    ​Besides the whomping pullout section with brief thumbnail sketches of every artist playing Saturday's Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Washington Avenue, in this week's print issue of the Press you'll find a feature story Rocks Off was proud to co-write called "Died and Gone to Houston. ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Robert Ellis & The Boys Back In Full Swing At Mango's

    Zoe CorsonMike Stinson and Pamela Des Barres dodge the dancers at Mango's.​Mango's was packed last night for the return of Robert Ellis & the Boys' Wednesday-night Montrose barn dance. Ellis recently got back into town from a three-week solo tour that took him New York City and Chicago. Only ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    June 30, 2010

    Armadillo Palace Branching Out Beyond Yee-Haw Texas Music

    facebook.com/ArmadilloPalace​Don't look now, but subtle changes are occurring with the music lineup at Goode's Armadillo Palace. Long one of the bastions of the Texas music scene associated with the likes of Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Roger Creager, this week finds fresh blood - honky-tonker M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 2

    ​Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.). Voting begins Ju ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Mucky Duck Marks 20th Anniversary Tonight

    ​McGonigel's Mucky Duck, called by USA Today one of the top listening rooms in America, celebrates its 20th anniversary this evening. Originally leased but now owned by proprietors Theresa and Rusty Andrews, the operation has grown from a shoestring-budgeted enterprise to become one of Houston's m ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Washington Avenue Open-Mikes: What Would Townes Think?

    Ed. Note: The Houston Press' style is to use "open-mike" instead of "open-mic" unless quoting outside material. ​The recent Houston Chronicle puff piece about trying to create a music scene at Washington Avenue's Salt Bar presents Lonesome Onry and Mean with another example of why the Chron is our ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Pamela Des Barres, More Than The World's Most Famous Groupie

    ​Pamela Des Barres is the world's most famous groupie. In 1987 she published her first book, I'm With The Band, a collection of journal entries and stories detailing her life growing up in Los Angeles at the height of the 1960s music revolution, her years as a groupie and her relationships with ev ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Mike Stinson's Paranoid-Musician Nightmares

    From time to time, Rocks Off thought we'd ask both local and touring musicians to tell us the worst gig they've ever played, in the hopes that the next one won't be quite so awful. We asked Houston honky-tonk transplant Mike Stinson, whose new CD The Jukebox In Your Heart is now in regular rotation ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Drink With Mike Stinson, Help Terrible Eagle, Learn How Weed Won The West, Buy Summerfest Tix At Urban Outfitters

    MCM's boss came across the above video of Mike Stinson's "I've Got No One to Drink With Anymore," from the local honky-tonk transplant's brand-new (and excellent) album The Jukebox In Your Heart, while he was waiting for her to turn in this article. As a staunch proponent of Coors Light, he strongl ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Wednesdays are Honky-Tonk Heaven In Houston, and Thursdays are Hillbilly Hell

    Photos by Chris GrayRobert Ellis & the Boys, under the blue neon​ It's no secret Rocks Off is a big fan of the country music, which is why we're starting to get a little excited about the inner-loop honky-tonk scene that's taking root. Over the weekend, we caught Sean Reefer & the Resin Va ... More >>

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    October 14, 2009

    Listology: Honky-Tonk Man Mike Stinson Chooses His Favorite Drinking Songs

    Markus Cuff​Honky-tonk man and recent Houston transplant Mike Stinson knows a thing or two about a bottle. Lonesome Onry and Mean asked him to list his all-time favorite drinking songs, many of which you will no doubt hear this evening at Under the Volcano. "So many classic drinking songs, I could ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Mike Stinson Added to Tonight's Troubador Tuesday at House of Blues

    If you're into song swaps by serious writers, today's Troubadour Tuesdays happy-hour show at House of Blues should be right up your alley. KPFT disc jockey Rick Heysquierdo has just announced that Mike Stinson will be sharing the stage with Oklahoma folk rocker Jubal Lee Young. Young's newest recor ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Slide Show: Scenes from the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

    Michael PittmanL-R: Jesse Dayton, Mike Stinson and Davin James twang it up in Montgomery County.​ When the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival says "rain or shine," they mean it. The rains poured Friday night and Sunday, but that didn't keep the festival from drawing a huge crowd on Saturday when the we ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Pickin' Party at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    ​ Tonight's installment of the Mucky Duck's monthly Songwriters in the Round series might as well be co-sponsored by Under the Volcano. Taking the stools will be recent Houston transplant Mike Stinson and Lance Smith, who put on a graduate-level seminar in honky-tonk history and current events las ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Mike Stinson at Under the Volcano

    Photos by Chris Gray​ At his first proper gig since relocating to Houston last month, suit-clad Mike Stinson raised the bar for honky-tonk around here a little. Maybe a lot. Joined by guitarist Lance Smith and Winfield Cheek on keyboards, steel and mandolin, Stinson sang his way through a jukebox ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Leaving L.A.

    West Coast honky-tonker Mike Stinson shocks his peers by moving to Houston.

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    July 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Blacktop Gypsy and Shurman

    Two fine bands who don't come through much are playing just blocks apart tonight. Dallas's Blacktop Gypsy will be knocking the audience out with their amazing harmonies and the virtuosity of fiddler Heather Stalling (wife of Max Stalling) and former Lake Jackson resident Rodney Pyeatt. Stalling was ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009

    L.A. Honky-Tonk King Mike Stinson Moves to... Houston?

    It was official at 1:45 a.m. this early morning: Mike Stinson, king of the L.A. honky-tonkers - author of Dwight Yoakam's "The Late Great Golden State," among many others - has arrived in Houston. And this is not just a visit. Stinson recently told LOM that after several trips to Houston in the las ... More >>

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    July 10, 2008
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    October 12, 2006

    Looking for a hit

    Mike Stinson, Nashville and an eight-minute bottle of wine

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    March 16, 2006

    Randy Weeks, with Tony Gilkyson and Mike Stinson

    4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in-store at Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, 713-533-9525; 7 p.m. show at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999

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