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 >>
Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of hard-rock pretenders and lite-rock spring breakers. Corbin has put more than one critic in mind (favorably) of not ... More >>
Abiotic: Thu., December 12, 7 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. AER: Word of Mouth Tour: With RDGLDGRN., Fri., March 14, 7:30 p.m., $15 to $23.99. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. American Fangs: Thu., December 12, 8 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 ... More >>
Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, July 26 Rapper and brand-spankin'-new father Wiz Khalifa may be one of the most likable characters on the hip-hop scene. Not only is he responsible for that super-catchy "Black and Yellow" earworm -- an homage to his hometown team, the Pittsb ... More >>
The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.
UPDATED (Thursday, 2:50 p.m.) to reflect the Houston-area roots of a few ACL performers this year, as pointed out by reader comments. We stand by our original point, though. As most of our readers no doubt know by now, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its 2013 lineup at the stroke of ... More >>
ZZ Top's Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were rumored to be appointed Texas' Offiical 2012 Alternate State Musicians.With apologies to Townes Van Zandt, there's good news from Austin today. Good news for Houston. The Texas Commission on the Arts has chosen arguably the Houston area's two most rec ... More >>
myspace.com/damonbramblettJesse Dayton recently wrote to us that he's cutting two of Damon Bramblett's songs on his next album. Dayton compared Bramblett to Mike Stinson as one of the cream of Texas' current songwriter crop. In the early 2000s, Austinite Bramblett was a hot item on the exploding ... More >>
[Ed. Note: We are not trying to encroach on Ms. Magnolia City Mixtape's territory, but once in a while the news piles up too fast to wait an entire week.] It's our party and we'll pimp if we want to: Perhaps you may have heard about this "Washington Shore" soiree Rocks Off is throwing at 8 p.m. t ... More >>
The next time you’re at a party or out with friends and feel like bringing the conversation to a standstill, try bringing up the death penalty. It’s the rhetorical equivalent of announcing you’ve got the Hanta virus or, you know, maybe Osama bin Laden isn’t all that evil. But Dallas-raised A ... More >>
Sara Hickman makes her audience part of the show
October 22 - 28, 1998
Houston-bred Sara Hickman has never been keen on constraints
Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs
Plus: Houston musicians ask that eternal question -- Why doesn't anybody love us?
Sara Hickman's one hell of a singer, but she's just too good-hearted. Plus: Leaving Wonderland, and KLOL goes "classic."