Quietly, the Roxy shut its doors several months back after billing itself for years as Houston's "longest-running nightclub." Whether that statement is true or not, an extensive, eclectic history lies within the now-empty space near W. Alabama and Sage Rd. Personally, I remember the Roxy's teen ni ... More >>
Cayucas and Brazos: Fri., July 12, 8 p.m., $5 to $15. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903. Chvrches: Sun., Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Cocktails & Covers feat. Mysterious Ways: Fri., Aug. 2, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. House of Blues -- Bronze Pea ... More >>
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
Three former Houstonians who have been included in the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music defy all odds. To call Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, or Steve Earle a "country songwriter" or a "country singer" is the grossest simplification. All three have a huge streak of the folk traditi ... More >>
30 Foot Fall: Sun., Dec. 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Amplified Heat, Dixie Witch: Sat., Jan. 7. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bang Bangz, Hello Chief, New York City Queens: Sat., Feb. 4. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Band Of Heathens: Wed., Feb. 1. Main Stre ... More >>
"25th Annual Texas Crawfish & Music Festival" With Fuel, Lit, Earshot: Budweiser Crawfish Stage., Sat., May 21. Old Town Spring. Amplified Heat, The Happen-Ins: Sat., May 21. Continental Club. Arctic Monkeys: Wed., Aug. 3. House of Blues. Joe Jack Talcum, The Bassturd, Rival Wife: Thu., J ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresCarrie Underwood Toyota Center October 6, 2010 Carrie Underwood is perfect for Vegas. That's not a knock - mostly. Underwood is wholesome, engaging and dynamic. She's no Tina Turner, but she can strut onstage. Her voice is excellent - good range and control, on key and ... More >>
Jose Lima gave Astros fans another reason to be sad this year when the colorful, erratic, but always entertaining righthander died Sunday of an apparent heart attack in Southern California. Despite Lima's winning 21 games and making the NL All-Star team as an Astro in 1999, owner Drayton McLane see ... More >>
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A redneck institution drowns in a flood of syrupy smooth jazz
A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song
He had 78 hits over 50 years and revolutionized country music. Now, Hank Thompson gets a new green light.
Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.
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