Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, which is fine by Seamuis Strain. The more, the merrier, he says. But, he reasons, the annual Miggins Memorial Irish Music Festival & Stew Cook-Off -- which returns for its seventh installment Saturday at Lucky's Pub, from noon to 6 p.m. -- is Houston's event ... More >>
Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.
Houston's fabled Irishman dies.
"It's for the love of the game that we all play," Larry Joe Miggins told me this past Cinco de Mayo. We were at a Pony League field out in Katy, where Miggins had just spent four or five hours under a sweltering sun playing first base for the Houston Babies, the Bayou City's 1860s-style baseball t ... More >>
Viva the Houston Blues Scene.
Tonight's tribute to the late Rory Miggins, late owner of Local Charm and a key figure in the local music scene for decades, scheduled for 7 p.m. at Discovery Green and featuring Houston blues legends I.J. Gosey and Texas Johnny Brown, has been canceled. However, Allen Hill of Allen Hill Entertainme ... More >>
One of the stranger stories in recent pop history hits the Meridian tonight in the form of Sublime tribute band Badfish. Tribute bands are nothing new, of course, and it’s been more than a decade since Sublime’s Paul Leary-produced 40 oz. to Freedom became the backbone of modern-rock radio – t ... More >>
Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>
The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns
As everyone knows by now, the Grim Reaper feasted on the local music scene last week, first claiming Grammy-nominated rapper Pimp C Tuesday, then beloved Local Charm owner Rory Miggins Friday. Funeral arrangements for both have now been set. The Beaumont Enterprise reported today that Pimp C’s fu ... More >>
Another day, another terrible blow to the Houston music community. We just received word that Rory Miggins, the long-time owner of East End bar Local Charm and grand man about town, has passed away at 50 of melanoma. The Irish (and northern English and Scots too) have a word for what followed in ... More >>
Jerry Lightfoot 1952-2006
Glamour comes to Washington Avenue in the form of The Social Lounge and Patio Bar
SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene
Try the Third Ward Creole fried-chicken shack taste test for yourself
Storage Containers, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Well Runs Dry
The 12-bar refugees from Billy Blues seek shelter at other venues
Lunch with Rory Miggins
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