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Ronnie Milsap

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    South Mouth: Alt-Country Firebrand Robbie Fulks Returns

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Upcoming: 7 Seconds, Brand New, Dimefest 8, Interpol, Sara Hickman, Turquoise Jeep, etc.

    16th Annual Grand Taiko Concert: With Imaginaerial. Sat., September 27, 8 p.m., TBA. Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Rd., Stafford. 28th Annual Watermelon Festival and Summer Social: With Kindred Spirits, POTROAST, The Hightailers, Hell In a Bucket, JvT Band, Jimmy Lee Deen, QandA, Lark Attack, The Ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Mystery of Mary Sarah: Country Music's Next Star?

    Many critics believe that for the past few years, country music has been experiencing the kind of artistic bankruptcy that comes along once in a generation. But now something odd is happening, and the unlikely catalyst is a teenager from Fort Bend County who once confessed her "MAJOR" crush on Justi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Junior Gordon, Big Man With a Big Sound

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Junior Gordon first came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Upcoming: Courtney Love, Mac Miller, James Blake, Jo Dee Messina, Red Baraat, etc.

    Better than Ezra: Thu., Aug. 29, 8 p.m., $23. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Blood on the Dance Floor: Thu., Sept. 5, 6 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Charlie Lucas Band: Sat., July 13, 8 p.m., $10. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Upcoming: Converge, Heartless Bastards, Valient Thorr, Matisyahu, Kreayshawn, Etc.

    Abandon All Ships: Wed., Oct. 24, 6 p.m., $13/$15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Antibalas: Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m., $15. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Better Than Ezra: Thu., Dec. 20, 8 p.m., $23/$40. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Buxton: Fri., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2012

    Charley Pride, Major League Legend

    Singer was once a minor-league pitcher

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012
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    March 20, 2012

    Houston Scores Big Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 2

    Our second installment of Houston connections in the recently published second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music is a truly monumental list of writers, performers and performances that show that while Houston may not have been the musical business center that Nashville became, the Bayou C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wednesday Open Mike at Blanco's

    The seating area next to the dance floor and stage. ​Guitarist Chet Akins, the Country Gentleman, would describe the Nashville sound by jingling some the change in his pocket and saying, "It's the sound of money." Mainstream country's lucrative turn toward pop in the late 1950s eventually blos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Idol Beat: Detroit, Shlock City

    ​In spite of Idol Beat's absence last week (I was undergoing treatment for nose hemorrhoids), Fox's karaoke juggernaut steamrollered on, topping the ratings once again for Wednesday and Thursday night. Last week's casualty, MySpace's Karen Rodriguez, wasn't much of a surprise. I mean, the bili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Last Night: Kid Rock At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Kid Rock Reliant Stadium March 14, 2011 First things first: Yes, Aftermath got to Reliant Stadium with plenty of time to spare Monday. One embarrassing screw-up per Rodeo season is more than enough, thank you very much. Besides, no way were we gonna miss Kid Rock's Rod ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Midnight Flyer

    Amber Digby, honky-tonk traditionalist, is a busy woman.

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    The Quotable Bono

    The loquacious Irishman is pathologically incapable of keeping his opinions to himself.

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Judas Priest, Motorhead, More Rudz Anniversary, Ronnie Milsap, Honeybrowne, Projekt Revolution, Matt Pryor, American Idols Live (Dammit) and More

    If you think we're going to start anywhere but tonight's show at the Woodlands, you've, um, got another thing comin... Judas Priest, "Breaking the Law" ...and how could we forget good old Lemmy? Motorhead, "Ace of Spades" Sweet country-pop (and sweeter hair), lots more Rudyard's anniversary, r ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Pro Athlete Musicians

    Athletes step off the field and into the studio

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    "Black Light/White Noise: Sound and Light in Contemporary Art."

    Black or not, the artists showing at the CAMH are a talented group

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    In His Prine

    We like it when our favorite musicians wax on. And on. And on. So fans of John Prine should love this extended interview with Prine, which, for spatial reasons, didn't make it into John Lomax's recent story. No peas for John, please John Lomax:I never knew this, but I saw that you were a big Rog ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    The Meat Purveyors

    Pain By Numbers (Bloodshot)

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

  • Music

    March 18, 2004

    A Nashville Star Is Born

    Former Richmond Strip denizen Sheila Marshall makes it all the way to Music City

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Shine your boots and bust out your cowboy hat -- it's that rodeo time of year

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Freddy Fender / Doug Sahm

    Exitos en Español: The Spanish Side of Freddy Fender (Music Club) /The Roots of Doug Sahm, Son of San Antonio (Music Club)

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    "Think" Not

    A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song

  • Calendar

    September 29, 1994
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