Rewind: The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger" Streets of Where I'm From (music feature) When Nirvana upended the music business in the early '90s, the major record labels saw dollar signs in every dive bar and honky-tonk in the lower 48. That extended all the way to Texas, ... More >>
Date: March 5 Name: Eli Young Band AKA: "The band that performed the worst rendition of the National Anthem since Roseanne." Genre: Bummer country
Your guide to the bands and venues.
Photo by Liana LopezNick Gaitan and Umbrella ManOh, yes, it is that time again, time for the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase You can almost smell it...well, hopefully not. This week we will be profiling the bands who will be performing at this Saturday's HPMA showcase at venues all over ... More >>
Matt PenceWill Johnson, enigmatic front man of Denton rock outfit Centro-matic, is chuckling over reviews for the band's latest album, Candidate Waltz (Undertow/Thirty Tigers). "For the most part they've been good, but even the negative ones - and there are some that are so negative - I can ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterSlobberbone Continental Club June 3, 2011 Maybe it was the lack of warning. Aftermath received notice of last Friday night's Slobberbone show at the Continental Club less than a week prior, and the gig itself was merely one date on a mini-tour among the band's usual Tex ... More >>
Mark C. AustinJandek (right) at Rudyard's, April 2009Sunday, Rudyard's celebrates its 32nd anniversary with an afternoon barbecue buffet and night of free music with sharp-witted singer-songwriter Teresa Kolo, holy terrors the Hell City Kings and the stuff Rocks Off's dreams are made of, an a ... More >>
City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.
uscgd8 via FlickThe bad news about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is that BP's magic undersea dome didn't work, and the slick is now the size of Connecticut. And unless the latest half-assed stopgap measure (a "junk shot" of debris fired down the well in an attempt to plug it) works, it could be ... More >>
No, this song is NOT about the year of Woodstock and the Moon Landing. It was the summer winter of '69 2010. Robert told me to come up with five songs I wanted to learn how to play (on guitar, in case you weren't keeping up). The Wife, seeking to maximize the parental utility of my music lessons, h ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayWe admit, we never thought he had it in him, but apparently the Governator is capable of human cleverness - just like all non-cybernetic organisms. That is, if we accept that the acrostic in this veto message here isn't just a coincidence (read the first ... More >>
After many, many years, Rocks Off is beginning to realize that it's possible to have a worthwhile musical experience nowhere near a stage. Ironically, the band responsible is Drive-By Truckers, whom we've seen live more often than probably any other save Wilco, Rev. Horton Heat and a handful of o ... More >>
[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 >>
Dead to Rights
The Drams perform Thursday, January 18, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Denton's Riverboat Gamblers know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em
Sunday, July 27
The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene
Slobberbone is playing with its heroes, and living off expectations