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Sherman Robertson

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Blues Clubs

    5. THE SHAKESPEARE PUB Congratulations to the owner of Shakespeare Pub for the place's spruced-up digs. Now patrons can enjoy acts like the James Reese Band and Little Terry Rogers in plusher surroundings, not to mention sliding all night to zydeco. Of the nervous sort when it comes to public danci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    RIP Bobby Lewis of Third Ward Blues Joint Miss Ann's Playpen

    Bobby Lewis, whose no-cover Blue Monday jams at his Third Ward juke joint Miss Ann's Playpen welcomed professionals and amateurs alike and became legendary among the Houston blues community, passed away over the weekend from a number of health problems. His age was unknown. Reg Burns, Director of F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Dive Bars

    "I know it when I see it." - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, on correctly identifying pornography. Also applies to dive bars. The dive distinction is complicated. Used to be you could stick a bar in the non-dive phylum if a web jukebox were present. But nowadays there are dives that still fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Soul City: Unsung Blues Legend Joe "Guitar" Hughes

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. This is our final installment. ​Great Houston blues guitarists makes a long and storied list indeed, arguably headed up by Albert Collins, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny "Guitar" Watson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    9 Places We'd Send The New York Times

    Mark C. AustinJandek (right) and trio at Rudyard's... who says we're not hip?​ As we may have mentioned, Rocks Off was none too pleased when we read The New York Times' most recent article on Houston in this past Sunday's travel section and found exactly zero mentions of anything music-related. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Still Having Birthdays, Celebrating Them In Public

    Jay Lee​Last year around this time, Rocks Off and our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean both got caught up in multi-day musical benders that left us both dazed and confused (conditions from which some would argue we have never fully recovered). Although our respective paths through those days were very ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Who Was Roland Carnaby?

    Readers weigh in on the ongoing mystery

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Aftermath: One Wild Weekend

    Craig Hlavaty The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble Craig Hlavaty Erykah BaduRocks Off is still in the very early recovery stages from this weekend, which was one of the most satisfying musical whirlwinds he's been sucked into in quite some time. He started off Friday evening at  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Five-Day Musical Marathon

    I never thought I'd be so glad to see a Monday. I've been in the midst of a musical onslaught since 7 p.m. Wednesday night. The week went something like this: Miss Leslie and Heather Myles at Under the Volcano; ditto for Thursday, only the venue was Blanco's. Friday evening I traveled with my son to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2009

    Art Rock: Little Joe Washington's 70th Birthday at the Continental Club

    Note: As of Friday, Sherman Robertson, Texas Johnny Brown, Jackie Gray, the El Orbits, I.J. Gosey, Diunna Greenleaf and of course Little Joe himself were scheduled to appear. 4 p.m. today at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899 or www.continentalclub.com/houston.html.

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Tonight: Earl Gilliam Blues Revue (But No Earl) at the Big Easy

    Houston-area bluesman Earl Gilliam, who turned 79 Tuesday, was hospitalized earlier this month for a partially collapsed lung. He's home and recovering now, but still unable to perform. However, his birthday show with the Earl Gilliam Blues Revue, originally scheduled for last Friday, will pro ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    Juneteenth Revisited

    Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Houston International Fest 2007

    The Bayou City's biggest festival continues making strides toward total recovery

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    The Chocolate Bayou Festival, Featuring Angie Stone

    Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4, at Sunnyside Park, 3502 Bellfort. Step Rideau, Sherman Robertson, Rick Marcel, Kyle Turner, Bridgette Taylor, Michael Ward, Werner Richard, Rayvon Foster, Caliente and Ernest Walkerd are also on the bill.

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004

    Block Party

    The Third Ward gets down and artsy with the "48 Hours" fest

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Blues Club

    Miss Ann's Playpen

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2003

    Still Standin'

    Project Row Houses revives the old Eldorado Ballroom

  • Music

    January 2, 2003
  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Project Row Houses Arts and Music Festival

    Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Blues Club

    Miss Ann's Playpen

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    August 9, 2001

    Letters

    Music Mayhem, Poisoned Pooch, In the John

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Blue Mood

    Juke joints and the decay of time: Project Row Houses has a contagious case of the blues

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Monday, Monday

    The blues make the first day of the week seem less so at Miss Ann's Playpen

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Helping Hands

    Coming This Week

  • Music

    November 5, 1998
  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    PatiencePays

    Decades down the line, Sherman Robertson has finally made an album he likes

  • Music

    September 24, 1998
  • Music

    July 30, 1998
  • Music

    April 18, 1996
  • Music

    March 16, 1995

    Ready for Home

    Sherman Robertson left for success; now he's returning for a shot of the Houston blues

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