Does anyone else miss the Dixie Chicks? Is it even OK to say that in Texas?
We hope so, because a week or two ago Rocks Off stumbled across "Tonight the Heartache's On Me" again and have been on a serious Chicks kick ever since. But as the song says, that trio is a long time gone at this point. The ... 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 >>
Tuesday, George Strait released Here For a Good Time, by our count his 39th album overall. Some may call that the Madness of King George, but Rocks Off the Elder and Younger have both heard Good Time; we both think it's one of his stronger sets, continuing the bout of second wind (Third? Four ... More >>
Jason WolterJoe Ely (left) and David Grissom at iFest 2010Next Friday, Feb. 11, the Joe Ely Band returns to Rockefeller Hall for the first time in more than a decade, since the legendary Washington Avenue showcase club stopped presenting live music to focus on the less risky business of priva ... More >>
The Adicts: Wed., March 23. Warehouse Live.
Al Stewart: Fri., April 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Badfish (Sublime Tribute), Full Service: Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues.
Black Veil Brides, DRUGS, I See Stars, Versaemerge: Sun., March 20. Warehouse Live.
Bob Schneider: Fri., March 11. Hou ... More >>
West VitaRight here, right now, and in print all damn week, you can read the Houston Press' interview with perhaps the hottest new band on the South 40, San Antonio's Hacienda (above). Whether or not they go on to become a South Texas Kings of Leon - Hacienda is also three brothers and a cous ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterRaul Malo
House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
October 2, 2010
Raul Malo torched the Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues Saturday night. Faced with a rowdy, lively audience packed with a huge percentage of 40-something ladies (especially up front) and their escorts, M ... More >>
Photos by Cheryl Sahm/ myspace.com/michaelguerramusicThe Tex-Mex Experience, featuring Michael Guerra (left)At 29, San Antonio accordionista Michael Guerra has built quite a resume, playing with Texmaniacs, the Tex-Mex Experience, Texas Tornados, the Krayolas and Rick Trevino. Not bad for an ... More >>
George GutierrezFormer Mavericks lead singer Raul Malo brings a new band and a new album, Saints & Sinners, to House of Blues' Bronze Peacock Room next Saturday, Oct. 2. Self-produced in Malo's home studio, Sinners features guest appearances by Augie Meyers and Shawn Sahm of the Texas Tornado ... More >>
The American Heist, Hell City Kings, Blackmarket Syndicate, All At Sea: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington.
Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sun., Nov. 14. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Best Coast: Sat., Nov. 6. Fitzgerald's.
Blitzen Trapper: Tue., Oct. 12. House of Blues.
Bring Me The Horizon, Au ... More >>
If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>
Female Demand, American Sharks, Satin Hooks, Tow The Line: Sun., March 28, 8 p.m. Walter's on Washington.
Al Green: Sun., May 16. Arena Theatre.
Chuck Allen Floyd Band: Sat., June 12. Dosey Doe Coffee Company.
Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Magical Beautiful: Sat., April 17. Khon's.
Clint Bl ... More >>
Those of us who read Tom Friedman's July 28 New York Times column about 59 being the new 30 like it was a lost edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls should be cheered by the musical efforts of two 70-year-olds who just keep on keepin' on. So far this year, both Jesse Winchester and Ian Hunter have issued ... More >>
'Twas the afternoon before Christmas, and all through the blogosphere, not a blogger was blogging, not even Pitchfork. As an early gift, the organizers at SXSW announced even more performers for next year's booze-tastic week out West.
A major list is coming in the next few weeks, so ... More >>
Photos by William Michael Smith
I've never been a particularly big Raul Malo fan. Sure, he and his Mavericks had a few stellar singles that were pure gold from the first note, most notably (for me anyway) the Dwight Yoakam-ish twanger "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down."
But my significant othe ... More >>