Listening is not necessarily the strong suit of Houstonians who frequent live-music venues. But for those who do choose to silence themselves and their phones for live performances (or those drowned out by the sound system), there are certain places around town that are built for great sound. These ... More >>
As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffee ... More >>
5. RED CAT JAZZ CAFE Admittedly, Red Cat has its hits and misses, but for a jazz neophyte looking to make his or her debut into the world of Fitzgerald and Armstrong, this "cafe" is a good place to start. Its relatively new Franklin Street address places Red Cat at the very beginning of downtown, an ... More >>
Who? You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked. Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomination ballot three time ... More >>
I generally enjoy museums even if I don't always understand or fully appreciate what I'm (supposed to be) seeing. The problem comes when I start seeing repeated representations of food and drink. Even if I've just eaten a giant baguette slathered with pate (as was the case when I went to the Louvre ... More >>
We may have lost Macho Man Randy Savage this morning, but MCM is still alive and dropping that flying elbow full of local music news. Snap into the latest installment of our Magnolia City Mixtape. Ooooohhh Yeeaaahhh! Before we dive in, don't forget that the poster show for Free Press Summer ... More >>
The most underground music in Houston right now isn't rap or indie rock...it's jazz.
Houston's new downtown jazz digs
Thursday, December 1, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Never gone to New York? The MoMA comes to Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts tries to draw in the crowds with a "Season of Impressionism"
Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.
In a city that doesn't support jazz, Paul English still finds ways to make the music happen
La Colombe d'Or
Woody Witt takes over Cezanne, and all of Houston sighs in relief
Previously unissued recordings by the late David Catney set for fall release
Though only 17, Brandon Lee blows a mighty horn
Hollisters, Bo Patt, Hadden Sayers Band, and Tom Cummings Quartet
Whether in a classroom or at the piano, Bob Henschen is always working
Local Music Reviewed
Jazz, the Houston Way
Fried fish, jazz and Zappa memorabilia: Consume mass quantities
Lunch is more artful than dinner at trend-conscious Museum
Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy
Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs
Clubs open, clubs close -- the only thing constant is change itself
Houston's Dave Catney releases the classy Reality Road