While the rest of the music business has been slow to awaken from its holiday slumbers, the biggest shows in Houston this weekend come from two artists who have been up a long, long time -- 87 years, to be exact: Bluesman B.B. King and country crooner Ray Price. (Actually, Price will turn 87 on Satu ... More >>
Friend of the Boss, reflects on his well-lived rock-and-roll life.
[Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to r ... More >>
Though his stature as an icon of jazz is secure today, for much of his actual performing life, pianist/composer Thelonious Monk was not always so well-received by jazz critics or general fans. His personal eccentricities - the hats, the dancing, the attacking piano keys - and odd/unprofessional b ... More >>
Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux
Houston's jazz-piano cats salute a giant in their field
Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story
Tierney Malone turns a few of his favorite things into dramatic graphic images
Jazz legend Rick Porter has beaten more than his drum kit. He's also beaten addiction.
Carlos Garnett decides to chill down here after almost 40 years in New York City
Life after Arsenio
Local Music Reviewed
Traveling with the Sun Ra Arkestra has its perks: cigarettes and coffee
Time and time again, Sonny Rollins proves his sax mastery
Catalyst breaks classical barriers
After years of groundbreaking music, Pat Metheny is looking for more barriers to shatter