George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 82. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center late ... More >>
George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 81. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died early Friday at Vanderbilt University Medica ... More >>
One of the quiet pleasures of (finally) putting 2012 to bed is mop-up duty. All year, I tried to keep a running list of albums released by Texas-based or Texas-related performers that I enjoyed listening to. Sunday night, I tallied them up.
For some reason, besides that we've already handled the ye ... More >>
Houston's own globe-trekking Robert Ellis received an Emerging Artist of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Association Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was officiated by actor and musician John C. Reilly, and featured performances by Ellis and a few other big names like Lucinda Williams a ... More >>
The comments sections on several articles about Linda Chorney, the woman who gamed the system and social networked her way onto the final Grammy ballot in the Americana category, tend to be pretty negative, although Chorney's publicist, husband and a few friends are trying to staunch the flow ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBuxton at Rudz in AugustLonesome Onry and Mean has been spinning local sensation Buxton's upcoming release Nothing Here Seems Strange for almost two weeks now.
And we're sorry, but we still don't get it.
Maybe we are old and jaded and out of it, but to us it sounds l ... More >>
Q: What do musicians call a diminished fifth? A: An empty bottle of Jack Daniel's.
Someone at Dirt Bar thinks today may be Jack Daniel's birthday. The Jack Daniel, inventor of the sour mash whiskey and favored rock and roll stage prop. Although they admit they can't be sure - "while he made ... More >>
The year isn't quite half over, but as of today, "summer" is officially here - even if the calendar needs a few weeks to catch up - and by the time summer is over, so will 2011. Or close enough. So Rocks Off asked our staff to give us their favorite two albums of the year so far, plus one out ... More >>
As per previous years, Lonesome Onry and Mean isn't going to bother with running down all this year's major-label releases. Ranking the relative merits of Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert is the Houston Chronicle's job, we suppose.
Seeing major players like Robert Plant, Bruce Sp ... More >>
Facebook, that great time-waster, is always a source of mindless brain candy. Just a few moments ago, Lonesome, Onry and Mean was tagged in a note titled "15 Random iPod Songs."
The rules were fairly straightforward: Put your unit on "random" and list the first 15 songs that play. This sound ... More >>
After the turkey comas subside and Black Friday opens the holiday retail floodgates, this year in music will be all but over. Yes, there's another month until the calendar flips over, but from here until early January, the only "new" music coming out will be the tide of reissues, box sets and ... More >>
This is how we feel about Christmas NOW... don't even try to talk to us after Thanksgiving.Rocks Off is not trying to interrupt your Halloween plan-making - getting a little late in the game, isn't it though? - but you might as well forget about it anyway. We feel it's our civic duty to infor ... More >>
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston.
Season 3, Episode 2: "Beautifully Broken"
Max Crace via WikipediaS ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterDon't go see Shelby Lynne if you've been having relationship troubles. You just might end up with a tear in your eye. Or a gun in your hand.
With a new album on her own label just released, Lynne wasted no time cutting to the chase as she reeled off the first five tracks fro ... More >>
Lonesome Onry and Mean came across this odd little item today when Googling Shelby Lynne prior to this evening's show in Warehouse Live's studio. Now, LOM makes no pretensions that we are privy to Lynne's private life in any way, but based on what we think we know, finding an item ... More >>
Randee St. Nicholas
Until the advent of the Internet and blogs and all that, Lonesome Onry and Mean seldom had the time/space to go back and rethink what we'd written, to tweak it more into what we came to think than what we initially thought or add new revelations.
I'd published one Shelby Lynne ... More >>
Anyone who went to see Shelby Lynne at Warehouse Live two years ago and didn't come away with a case of drop-jaw respect for both her talent and her presence just isn't dialed into the right human frequency.
The multitalented Southern woman who now calls Los Angeles home just dropped a new album, ... More >>
Angels & Airwaves, Say Anything: Tue., May 18. House of Blues.
Best Fwends, Balls Deep, Fat Tony: Sat., March 13. Mango's.
Black Congress, Young Mammals, Weird Party: Thu., March 25. Walter's on Washington.
Bleeding Through, Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano: Fri., May 7. Wired Live.
Cannib ... More >>
The son of music royalty - his father is Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne, his mother was Nashville hitmaker Sammi Smith of "Help Me Make It Through the Night" fame - Waylon Payne is one of the best of the new breed of Nashville's young writers in Nashville. So good, in fact, he's nominated for a ... More >>