Houston is a little less of an action town today, after Wednesday's passing of Little Joe Washington, the mighty-mite of the local blues scene. Washington's death is believed to be due to diabetic complications; he was 75. I could prattle on here with the nuts and bolts of an overview of Joe's life ... More >>
The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.
As the Houston Press doffs our kudos cap to local institutions great and small in the Best of Houston® 2013 awards, all through October each of our four blogs will be looking beyond the winners of selected categories in a series we like to call "The Rest of the Best." Rocks Off happened to draw Fri ... More >>
Planned Parenthood's quarterly "Cocktails For A Cause" get-together last Tuesday had some extra star power -- Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student famously called a slut by Rush Limbaugh for daring to speak her mind. What the event didn't have was a venue, after the bar that had agree ... More >>
What we appreciate most this year.
Like most years, 2011 has been...complicated. We've heard some great music, seen some killer shows and lost some amazing people. We also nearly lost one of our own. That's how it goes in this world and it's why the things we are thankful for take on added meaning as the year begins to wind down. Th ... More >>
Brittanie SheyLittle Joe Washington at Walter's On Washington, April 2010Treasured Houston bluesman Little Joe Washington, who will play a happy-hour set at the Continental Friday, may be on the verge of becoming homeless again. Washington, who was in the hospital for an extended stay last ... More >>
The Continental Club's owners find you can't re-create Austin in Midtown...but you can survive.
A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend
Notes toward a post-cheap-gas touring economy
Bayou City band bookers serve up a how-to on packing the house
Turn out the lights, the party's over
Some popular games get shut down
The haunted (or is it?) history of 3700 Main
Playing in Chuck Berry's pickup band can be a trial by rock and roll fire
Why so many Houston music groups self-destruct right on the brink of having it made
Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?
Matt Brownlie talks about his band's new name and a very strange year
Three local music figures are cut down in one week
Greg Wood puts his old band and a young heart attack behind him with Ash Wednesday
Metro has Main Street club owners singing the Midtown blues
Austin's renowned Continental Club expands its reach. But will the Houston market exceed its grasp?