Subject:

Robert Cray

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Slick Rick, Los Lobos, Celtic Woman, etc.

    Slick Rick Warehouse Live, April 11 Arguably the greatest pure storyteller in rap history, UK-born "Slick" Rick Walters first appeared alongside Doug E. Fresh as the tag team responsible for the 1985 touchstones "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." Great as those songs were, though, he really made his rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Fall Out Boy, El Ten Eleven, Journey Agents, etc.

    Fall Out Boy Bayou Music Center, June 7 Fall Out Boy, the emo-pop band that took the airwaves by storm in the early '00s, is back and apparently ready to save rock and roll, according to the title of their new album. They've taken the past few years off to pursue other endeavors, but now that they' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Upcoming: Steely Dan, Selena Gomez, Alt-J, Adam Ant, LL Cool J, Metric, etc.

    Adam Ant: Sat., July 27, 8 p.m., $28-$300. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Alt-J: CHANGED With Lord Huron., Fri., Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $30/$35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston. The Appleseed Cast: With ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Upcoming: Miranda Lambert, Hall & Oates, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

    .38 Special: With Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult., Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Attack Attack!: With The Plot In You, Get Scared, Dangerkids, Closer to Closure., Thu., May 16, 6 p.m., $13.50/$17.00. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bret Michaels: Sat., June 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Third Runners-Up, Albums 60-51

    Friday, Rocks Off told you about our "Texas 30" project, compiling a list of the best 30 albums of the past 30 years. Today we're about to show you the first of three bubbling-under appetizer lists we did just to put a little oil on the gears. Here, starting with No. 60, is where it gets interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Joe Ely at Dosey Doe Conroe: Not Your Average Shopping-Center Show

    It has been said that the original Dosey Doe recalls a cozier, more tastefully curated Branson, Missouri. To that comparison I often joke that it's more like a giant Cracker Barrel or Saltgrass Steakhouse with world-class in-store performances. But Saturday night at Dosey Doe's new Conroe location ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Shemekia Copeland: Never Count Out the Blues

    She's never lived here, but Shemekia Copeland is Houston blues royalty all the same. Her late father Johnny Clyde Copeland was one of the guitar princes of the Third Ward scene from the '50s to the mid-'70s, lighting up clubs like Shady's Playhouse alongside Albert Collins, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Umbrella Man, Robert Cray, Etc.

    A short one this week, for the long holiday weekend. But worthwhile. Outside-the-Loop gig of the weekend: The Mighty Orq at Main Street Crossing in Tomball tonight at 8 p.m.. Ask Orq about the band's European tour last month. Soulful Space City spokesman Nick Gaitan celebrates the release of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Upcoming: Avicii, Buxton, Down, The Knux, Nada Surf, Etc.

    311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. "3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    iFest's First Weekend Thick With Music, Humidity

    GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.​Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
  • Music

    February 17, 2011

    Silk Degrees of Separation

    Boz Scaggs turns to jazz, knows his Lightnin' Hopkins.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Lucinda Williams, Spearhead, Kronos Quartet Headed To iFest

    ​The Houston International Festival, better known as iFest, announced its 2011 lineup late Thursday night. Here are some of the highlights: FRIDAY, APRIL 29 World Stage: Kronos Quartet feat. Homayun Sakhi; Houston Youth Symphony String Quartet; Houston Grand Opera SATURDAY, APRIL 30 World ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Talking Stevie Ray Vaughan, 20 Years Gone, With The Mighty Orq

    Photos by Groovehouse​"Alpine Valley, in the middle of the night," begins Jimmie Vaughan's "Six Strings Down," his account of the time heaven called another blues singer back home - namely, his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. Shortly after he finished an all-star blues jam with his brother, Eric C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2010

    Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

    The greatest of guitar greats dazzle during a two-hour film documentary

  • Music

    April 29, 2010

    Beyond His Years

    A bluesman since age ten, Bernard Allison has learned his lessons well.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: The Blasters, Bobby Bare Jr., Chaka Khan, Dead Confederate, Jimmie Vaughan, Julian Casablancas, Etc.

    ​The Blasters: Sat., May 8. Fitzgerald's. Alexisonfire, Trash Talk, La Dispute, Therefore I Am: Mon., May 3. Warehouse Live. Billy Joe Shaver: Fri., April 9. The Firehouse Saloon. Bobby Bare Jr., David Vanderveld: Tue., March 16. Rudyard's. BT, Glint: Wed., March 17. House of Blues. Chaka Khan: F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Sunny San Leon Picks Up the Pieces After Hurricane Ike

    Photos by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow There’s always someone unluckier than you. In the wake of Hurricane Ike, such people were easy to find in the devastated Galveston Bay town of San Leon, as Press photographer Dan Kramer and I found out when we crossed a police checkpoint to ent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    More Warehouse Live Postponements

    Boy, Bob Schneider just can't catch a break (which will no doubt bring a smile to several Rocks Off readers). The Austin undergrad guru's Friday show, already postponed from last Friday, is among several Warehouse Live dates that have been forced to reschedule. New dates are in the offing, so stay t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Navigating MySpace’s Musical Wilderness

    Tokyo Pudding: Like Devo, but Japanese I resisted MySpace like I resisted the World Wide Web, seat belts, unleaded gas, Barry Goldwater… but I digress. Since familiarizing myself with MySpace’s vast musical wilderness, I’ve become addicted to the surprises it reveals. Sometimes you discover a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 22, 2007

    Alan Haynes

    Even in Austin, this blues guitarist stands out

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2007

    Opening Wolfgang’s Vault

    A few weeks ago, a friend who knows I think Bono can do no wrong – so sue me – sent me a link to a concert he and the boyos did at Boston’s Orpheum Theater in May 1983, in the thick of the War tour. It’s almost 90 minutes of fresh, mullety goodness, opening with the best song on Boy, “Out ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Gutbucket Blues, Chopped and Screwed

    The North Mississippi Allstars and Houston DJ Jimmy D team up on a revolutionary EP

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    'Bout Time

    Give it up for soul survivor Bettye LaVette

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    Rockin' Renewal

    The imminent launch of new venue Warehouse Live makes it official: Downtown is now Houston's live music hot spot

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Johnny Winter

    I'm a Bluesman (Virgin)

  • Music

    January 29, 2004
  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Pure Spunk

    Del Rio-bred Radney Foster is a cowpunk both on stage and off

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Robert Cray

    Shoulda Been Home (Rykodisc)

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Playbill

    Mem Shannon

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Aim to Please

    Luther and his Healers know the cure for what ails most local bands

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Keb' Mo'

    The Door (Sony 550/Epic)

  • Music

    December 3, 1998
  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    Quick Study

    Can a middle-class Midwestern white guy play the blues? Yeah, if he's Mark May.

  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • Music

    September 26, 1996

    No More Same Old, Same Old

    Buddy Guy finally gets the respect he's always wanted

  • Music

    September 12, 1996
  • Music

    September 5, 1996

    A World of the Blues

    Johnny Copeland's music stretches from Houston to Africa and beyond

  • Music

    February 15, 1996
  • Music

    June 1, 1995
  • Music

    February 17, 1994
  • Music

    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

  • Music

    December 9, 1993

    The Chill is Gone

    Texas guitar legend Albert Collins passes at age 61

  • More >>
Loading...