Craig HlavatyValerie June at SXSWWin some, lose some. Pete Mitchell, owner of Under the Volcano and the recently reopened Leon's Lounge, just called to bemoan the fact that rising star Valerie June had cancelled her July 26 solo date at Leon's. "She's doing a record with Dan Auerbach [Black ... More >>
SugarHill StudiosHuey P. Meaux (left) at SugarHill in the 1970sThe death of legendary - and genuinely kinked-up - record producer Huey P. Meaux is a time of mixed emotions for SugarHill Studios co-owner and chief engineer Andy Bradley. Bradley began working with Meaux in 1984 and eventually b ... More >>
To say that Huey Meaux was a complicated man is an epic understatement, but one guy who prefers to remember only the good in the late Crazy Cajun is Augie Meyers, keyboardist in the Sir Douglas Quintet. Though touring prevents him from attending Meaux's funeral, Meyers says he will be there i ... 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 >>
Photos by Jason WolterRaul Malo House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) October 2, 2010 Raul Malo torched the Bronze Peacock Room at House of Blues Saturday night. Faced with a rowdy, lively audience packed with a huge percentage of 40-something ladies (especially up front) and their escorts, M ... More >>
Photos by Cheryl Sahm/ myspace.com/michaelguerramusicThe Tex-Mex Experience, featuring Michael Guerra (left)At 29, San Antonio accordionista Michael Guerra has built quite a resume, playing with Texmaniacs, the Tex-Mex Experience, Texas Tornados, the Krayolas and Rick Trevino. Not bad for an ... More >>
A new book documents the shady past and solid-gold singles of Houston's SugarHill Studios.
[Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>
A case for a new or different, anyway state song
In which we examine Cancuntry music
Bob Dylan drops the mask and comes to town with his happiest album in years
All People Considered
Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie.
Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.