Rory Miggins

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Craic Is Back: Saluting Rory Miggins With Irish Stew & Celtic Rock

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

  • News

    September 27, 2012

    RIP, Larry Joe Miggins

    Houston's fabled Irishman dies.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    RIP Larry Joe Miggins, Grand Irish Texan and Vintage Baseball Player

    "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 >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Houston and the Blues

    Viva the Houston Blues Scene.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    This Just In: Rory Miggins Memorial Concert at Discovery Green Canceled

    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 >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Weekend Music: Sublime Lives (Sort Of)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2007

    Sole of Houston: This One's for Rory Miggins

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2007

    Undertaker Update for Pimp C and Rory Miggins

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    RIP, Rory Miggins

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    A Lighter Shade of Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot 1952-2006

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    West End Glitz Blitz

    Glamour comes to Washington Avenue in the form of The Social Lounge and Patio Bar

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Cultural Clash

    SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene

  • Dining

    October 11, 2001

    Chicken Run

    Try the Third Ward Creole fried-chicken shack taste test for yourself

  • News

    June 14, 2001


    Storage Containers, Not Ready for Prime Time, The Well Runs Dry

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    The Thrill Is Gone

    The 12-bar refugees from Billy Blues seek shelter at other venues

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    On the Waterfront

    Lunch with Rory Miggins

  • Music

    January 4, 2001

    Staying Alive

    Reborn, rejuvenated or retooled, live music venues learn to survive the changing times

  • Calendar

    March 17, 1994