Punch Brothers Fitzgerald's, January 29 It's easy to call Punch Brothers a thinking-man's bluegrass band, but even that doesn't describe the kind of ambition and virtuosity we're dealing with here. After flirting with the mainstream on a few pop-tinged albums, Nickel Creek banjo prodigy Chris Thiel ... More >>
Tiger Army's Nick 13 delivered his self-titled solo debut this year, and the lead singer of one of the past decade's biggest psychobilly bands has made one of the most enjoyable traditional country records of 2011 not called Photographs. Yes, this 10-song set from the man you first met on t ... More >>
But the Houston Symphony Wants to "Rock and Roll"
Bill Ellison Pristine, clear, Rocky Mountain high air surrounds much of what the Austin trio Two High String Band throws down as bluegrass. For the most part this banjo-less ensemble that calls Houston's Blue Corn label home tends toward tunes with a dawdling, we're-stoned melodic pace; the ... More >>
Friday, October 21, at the Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance, 713-226-8563.
Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines
Trying to get to the bottom of the Dr Pepper "Freaky Old Guy" mystery
In his first 24 years of life, Brad Turcotte has already become a music-business veteran
Houston's Toe Jam watches quietly as its 15 minutes tick by