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Richard Dobson

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Upcoming: Billy Joe Shaver, Chrissie Hynde, Jay Farrar, Maroon 5, Usher, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    25 Years of Uncle Charlie Art: Sat., October 4, 5 p.m., Free. The "Old" Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, Houston. Acoustic Brews: With Caleb Lovely, Andrew James, Zane Wommack., Sat., September 20, 7:30 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. The Aftervibe: ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In May

    "Collard Greens," Schoolboy Q If you enjoy beats that conjure images of huddled, bouncing basketball teams moments before tip-off, you'll enjoy "Collard Greens." If you also enjoy raps about having game, money and weed, you'll return for a second helping. And, if you want to hear Schoolboy Q's Black ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    Gunfights and Ragtime

    A look at the Houston "music scene" of the early 20th century.

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    November 5, 2013

    Upcoming: Ash, Dead Milkmen, Eagles, Gin Blossoms, Joe Diffie, Terri Hendrix, etc.

    Albert Lee: Fri., January 31, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Ares Kingdom: With Deiphago, Imprecation, Obeisance, HOD, Sacrocurse, Perversion, Abysmal Lord., Sat., November 16, 6 p.m., $20 to $25. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Ash: With Deaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Covering Townes Van Zandt Can Be a Tricky Proposition

    Not all that long ago, Rocks Off saw some comment on a Facebook thread where a guy claiming to be a poet said he didn't think Townes van Zandt was the great poet/lyricist so many seem to think. His complaint: he felt like in every Townes song there was some flaw, some line that shouldn't have been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Upcoming: Barry Manilow, Titus Andronicus, Sheryl Crow, Jonas Brothers, Mudhoney, etc.

    Angry Samoans: With Swingin' Dicks, Die Rottz., Fri., April 12, 10 p.m., $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston. Bang Bangz: Sat., April 13, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Barry Manilow: Sun., May 19, 8 p.m., $29.99-$139.99. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Peter Cooper: Nashville Scholar, Fake Hillbilly Hater

    Eric Brace (left) and Peter Cooper​The senior music writer and columnist for Nashville daily The Tennesseean and a professor of country music history at Vanderbilt University, Peter Cooper also steps out as a performing songwriter when his schedule permits. He rolls into town Friday night at M ... More >>

  • Music

    June 16, 2011

    The Storyteller

    Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt...Ramblin' Jack Elliott has an anecdote for everyone.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Drive-By Truckers or the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe?

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean is torn as to his whereabouts this evening. Drive-by Truckers will be knocking down walls and eardrums at House of Blues, and that's where we'll probably end up. But if Galveston was 70 miles closer - it's not the drive down, it's the drive back! - we would certainly be hea ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Introducing…Lonesome Onry and Mean

    My first inclination was to name this column “Lonesome Onry and Mean on the Heartworn Highway of Dust That Lefty Bit Down South.” In spite of its unwieldy length, that reference to two famous songs by godfathers of the Texas music movement plus the 1981 documentary on the infant Texas singer-son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Happy Woman Blues

    Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian-Folkways Way back in 1980, long before she was on all those magazine covers, long before the Grammys and all the other accolades and her status among the NPR set, the woman who would be the Queen of Americana made this gentle, rootsy and unassuming li ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    Last of the Hard-Core Troubadours

    Randal Calcote, Houston's most dangerous folkie, needs your help

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Richard Dobson

    Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Caf, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Lucky Boyd

    Let's Go (Campsite)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Out of Townes

    Emerging from Van Zandt's large shadow, Wrecks Bell finally steps into the spotlight

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