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Stephen Foster

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    January 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Down Warehouse Live, January 11 Long-running sludge daddies Down are still riding high from last year's six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, and rightfully so. The effort was one of 2012's best releases, making it onto plenty of year-end lists and satisfying Down fans' hunger for new materi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    September 11, 2012

    A Few Things You Didn't Know About "Oh! Susanna"

    On this day in 1847, legendary American songwriter Stephen Foster debuted the song "Oh! Susanna" to a crowd at the Andrews' Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "Who gives a tin Enchirito about something we sang in grade school?" you're shouting because you're a weird shouty person wi ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Angels And Black Mountain At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSee more photos from Wednesday's fever dream in our slideshow.​The Black Angels, Black Mountain Warehouse Live November 17, 2010 Some music is so evocative and overwhelming it can cause you to flash back to before you were even born. Not all of it - when a Mozart sympho ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Mickey Newbury: Houston's Forgotten Genius

    "Hank Williams' pain songs, Newbury's train songs/ And 'Blue Eyes Cryin' In the Rain' - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach, Texas" ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sitting around having a few cold pops the other night when we put on The Best of Mickey Newbury. It wasn't long before the ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Most Downloaded "Hope For Haiti" Texan? Although She Killed, Not Beyonce

    Between fighting crime, reducing global warming, mending our socks and, you know, everything else Rocks Off does when we're away from the office, we caught a good bit of Friday evening's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. We didn't have much choice, because the George Clooney-organized, celebrity-packed fu ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Some Counties Are Seeing More Paupers' Burials, But Not Us...Yet

    ‚Äč"Hard Times Come Again No More," wrote Stephen Foster, but they have.And so some people, much as they like, can't afford to bury their dead. In Corpus Christi, for instance, requests for pauper burials are up 13 percent.Once again, though, it looks like Houston is dodging the economic bullet ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Toyota Center

    Bruce Springsteen missed the Great Depression - which no doubt bugs him every time he thinks about what a wealth of material those years provided for one of his idols, Woody Guthrie - but he seems determined to make up for it during these days of massive job-shedding, frozen credit an ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    A New Official State Song for Texas?

    A case for a new — or different, anyway — state song

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    December 10, 1998
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    August 6, 1998

    World of Their Own

    Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp

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    August 6, 1998
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    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

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