13th Sky: With the Freakouts. Fri., December 5, 9 p.m., $7 to $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer, Houston, 713-522-8903. 2014: A Backspace Odyssey: Sat., December 6, 7 p.m., $20 to $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. After 7: With Lyfe Jennings, Troop. Fri., November 21, 8 p.m., $3 ... More >>
Robbie Fulks McGonigel's Mucky Duck July 26, 2014 Chicago songwriter and flatpicker extraordinaire Robbie Fulks made it look easy before an almost sold-out crowd at the Mucky Duck Saturday night. In spite of several quips about how hot Houston is in July, Fulks didn't even break a sweat as he rolle ... More >>
It's been interesting to watch the career transformation of Robbie Fulks. The Chicago picker and writer grabbed some notoriety -- and a decent alt-country cult following -- after his frustrations with trying to "make it" in Nashville in the mid-'90s led to his did-he-really-say-that tune, "Fuck Thi ... More >>
Adam Hood: Fri., Aug. 1, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962. Ana Popovic: Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sat., August 16, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., ... More >>
As if we haven't heard enough news about what trouble the major labels are having and the changing business model for labels and artists, Rocks Off learned over the weekend that Hayes Carll is leaving Universal Americana imprint Lost Highway. According to Carll's longtime manager, Mike Crowley, la ... More >>
Adele: Tue., Oct. 18. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Agnostic Front, The Mongoloids: CHANGED Mon., Sept. 19. Fitzgerald's. Bob Schneider: Thu., Aug. 4. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. BT: Fri., July 15. Rich's Houston. Cody Chesnutt: Sat., Aug. 6. Underground Live. Cymbals Eat Guitars: Fri., S ... More >>
funny.desivalley.comEvery now and then after a night out, Lonesome, Onry and Mean's head feels like it's been in a fight with some guy who owns a nail gun. While we may no longer be on a regular first-name basis with morning - nor, by way of waiver, are we particularly prone to over-serving o ... More >>
Danny Barnes's Pizza Box unclassifiable but cohesive.
[Part 2 of a three-part series. Read Part 1 here.] Richard Thomspon: LOM's brother-in-law called us on a Sunday afternoon and said Thompson was playing the Satellite that night; we'd heard nothing about it. Thompson had just released his rock record, Mock Tudor, and we went what we thought was ear ... More >>
Led Zeppelin shouter Robert Plant and country/pop vocalist Alison Krauss seem like a highly unlikely duo. When I heard they'd made an album together called Raising Sand, the pairing seemed so odd I didn't really even want to hear it. I thought their two voices would clash like Lucinda Williams and R ... More >>
I've been planning a MySpaced Out column based on an array of oddball songs for some time now, and always planned to include at least one Phil Lee song because the Nashville headcase has beaucoup odd songs. But the other day I was listening to some of his new stuff and thought, "What the hell - Phil ... More >>
Right on the heels of Wednesday's announcement of Vanguard's new Doug Sahm tribute album comes Yep Roc's tribute to Chris Gaffney, The Man of Somebody's Dreams. Ironically, it includes some of the same high-profile roots artists who pay tribute to Sahm: Dave Alvin, Los Lobos and Alejandro Escov ... More >>
Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with John Cale (third from left) As usually happens just after New Year's, bands and venues are scrambling to line up Houston gigs during South By Southwest. Under the Volcano (2349 Bissonnet) owner Pete Mitchell has scored an early coup, lining up Chicago powerhouse the ... More >>
Nicholas Tremulis with Robbie Fulks, "Mystery Train" Some killer records have recently fallen through Lonesome Onry and Mean's cracks, either due to a lack of space in the paper or LOM having just found the CDs under the seat of his truck. Yeah, stuff happens. The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra's Pink ... More >>
Robbie Fulks and Danny Barnes perform Tuesday, October 17, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk. Call 713-528-5999 for more info.
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