Austin City Limits wasn't always a cultural institution, nor a repository of some of the finest musical performances ever committed to videotape. In the show's earliest days it was an unusual experiment even for public television, and creator Bill Arhos and his staff did not have the benefit of the ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jack Saunders is one of Houston's most ... More >>
There's no other way to say this except to say it: Houston has a lot of music venues, a lot of music venues, but most of the high-profile shows around here get routed into a handful of places. This happens for any number of reasons, most of them financial: Very few promoters in town can afford to pu ... More >>
When James May unlocks the doors to Music Town each day at noon, his little shop on Stuebner Airline across from Klein High School is mainly filled with CDs, new and used vinyl and an enormous amount of cassettes. When he first opened the shop in 1979, the sign actually said "Music Town Records and ... More >>
Researching what the Houston music scene was like 20 years ago has been an eye-opening experience, to put it mildly. In that benighted era, the world was very analog. Musicians could design a gig flyer or type up some lyrics on their computers, maybe fiddle around with some primitive MIDI-type softw ... More >>
Gurf Morlix reflects on compadre Blaze Foley.
Allison V. Smith/ www.maxstalling.comLots of twangy stuff going on in the North Woods this weekend. Scroll down a bit for the Texas Independence Day in downtown Conroe (starring Mr. "Screw You, We're From Texas" himself, Ray Wylie Hubbard) or, if you prefer, there's SpringFest - including win ... More >>
The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver
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 >>
The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>
Below are songs 90-100 from our Houston 100, five-score of the best songs ever from Houston. We will be running these lists ten at a time here on Houstoned Rocks, and we'll unveil the Top 20 tomorrow in the print edition and on the Web site. – John Nova Lomax PS: I have decided to bar all songs m ... More >>
The singer/songwriter still packs em in
Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30
This week’s big local music news (besides Jana Hunter’s last show before moving to Baltimore) is of course Fitzgerald’s 30th anniversary, starting Thursday with local folksinger supreme Shake Russell, Friday with Fort Worth percussion amoeba Spoonfed Tribe, and Saturday with Denton polka kings ... More >>
Jack Saunders performs Friday, March 30, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Greg Levitt Michael Haaga, your 2005 Local Musician of the Year The Music Awards are coming! The Music Awards are coming! To whet your appetite, we put together a list of all the winners of selected categories going back to the inception of the awards in 1990. Who will join this august body of ... More >>
Saturday, January 21, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.
Made of Mud
This year's South By Southwest makes room for plenty of local rap. Why can't our rockers get with the program?
Where will you be hoppin' when the ball is droppin'?
Groceries spoil in the heat, while the rest of Houston's music community blossoms
A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore
Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards
Rocky Hill hopes to find a smooth patch on his rocky road
Local Music Reviewed
Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards
1996 Houston Press Music Awards
Michael Haaga splits from Pasadena's premier practitioners of metal
Houston expatriate's at home, on the road and in Nashville
Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands
The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards
Arson at the Goat's Head? The latest hippest club, and more.
Houston champion Don Sanders and Austin jazzman Tony Campise