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Mississippi John Hurt

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Telecaster Master Bill Kirchen Is Down to Seeds and Stems Again

    Bill Kirchen, the warhorse guitar virtuoso behind some of the most familiar licks on the planet, comes to Mucky Duck Thursday to preview his latest album, Seeds and Stems, which was released June 18. Kirchen first made musical waves with his cowboy crazoids band Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    White Rabbits Have Some Very Strange Ideas About Spring Break Songs

    White Rabbits aren't your run-of-the-mill hipsters. The New York Times recently likened the New York band's third album, Milk Famous, to "Radiohead's technique of surrounding a sustained vocal melody with jagged pointillism... some songs barely bother to flesh out their chords. They're all rhythm an ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    Half a Paycheck

    Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Music's Five Most Notorious Killers, Besides The Band

    ​On St. Patrick's Day 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez (right) murdered two women in Los Angeles, beginning a killing spree that would eventually tally over 14 people and leave him with the nickname "The Night Stalker." From a young age, Ramirez was fascinated and inspired by the occult and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Matt Harlan

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. It's hard to explain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Get Lit: Delta Blues by Ted Gioia

    Raw and untamed in its sound, performed by larger-than-life characters who might have popped out of fiction, and shrouded in a (often self-mythologizing) mystery, it's no wonder that the Delta blues attract such interest and scholarship, and is lauded as the most "true" distillation of the genre ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    On Da Lingo, Part II

    Confused by what all our hometown rappers are talking about? We’re here to help.

  • Music

    December 17, 1998
  • Music

    May 7, 1998
  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools

  • Music

    December 29, 1994

    Post-Christmas Clearance

    John Frusciante and Hildegard von Bingen never went to Festus, Missouri

  • Music

    May 26, 1994

    Moore to Know

    Dave Moore follows a musical trail from Iowa to Italy

  • Music

    March 17, 1994

    The Man With the Blue Guitar

    Chris Smither uses the blues as a launching pad for a sound that could make you cry

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