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Steve Miller

  • Music

    February 20, 2014

    A Summer Place

    Free Press Summer Fest unveils its pricier 2014 lineup.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Texas Guitar God Johnny Winter Is Forever True to the Blues

    A December 1968 edition of Rolling Stone featured Texas musicians who were at the time making inroads into the magazine's home city of San Francisco. Featuring a cover photo of cowboy-hatted Doug Sahm (balancing toddler son Shawn on his knee), it mentioned players and singers both known (Janis Jopli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Is Detroit America's Most Rock and Roll City?

    Detroit Rock City: The Uncensored History of Rock 'N' Roll in America's Loudest City By Steve Miller Da Capo Books, 312 pp., $16.99 "It's this beautiful place where you sacrifice your safety for a shitload of freedom," Rachel Nagy of the Detroit Cobras says of her band's namesake city. And while th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Geto Boys at House of Blues, 7/4/2013

    Geto Boys House of Blues July 4, 2013 Just a month ago, the Geto Boys were scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Free Press Summer Festival. Black-and-white billboards had been plastered all over town for months, depicting the Houston-based trio of misfits turned hip-hop icons. Underneath the th ... More >>

  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Burt Wonderstone vanishes what Steve Carell's best at.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Here's the Lowdown: The Boz Scaggs Interview, Part 2

    Summoned to San Francisco by school friend Steve Miller to join his band on a couple of albums, Scaggs set out on his own with 1969's Boz Scaggs, produced by Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner. It set the template for subsequent efforts like Moments, My Time and Slow Dancer. Record sales and concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Friday Night: Journey at The Woodlands

    Journey Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 24, 2012 Rewind: Saturday Night: Styx & REO Speedwagon at The Woodlands Journey's enduring popularity might seem a little improbable at first, but it's not that hard to figure out. Core members Neil Schon, the former Santana guitarist, and bassist R ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands

    Dukes of September Rhythm Revue Featuring Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & Donald Fagen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 17, 2012 This show could have been a punchline waiting to happen. Somebody must have thought "Dukes of September" was a more regal name for this tour than the "Superstars of So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Nicky Hopkins: Classic Rock's Go-To Piano Man

    ...and on piano... Nicky Hopkins: The Extraordinary Life of Rock's Greatest Session Man By Julian Dawson Though his name is known mostly to classic-rock liner note readers, even the casual fan has heard his piano work: The wistful opening of Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful," the pumping keys on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Janis Joplin And Her "Big Brothers" Come Back Live And Raw

    A boon for classic-rock fans in recent years has been an increased activity in vault-mining, as record labels are discovering, polishing up, and releasing a lot of unearthed "new" material from favorite bands in the form of live shows, as well as outtakes, demos, new songs and alternate versions oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Played Other People on TV

    Sebastian Bach on Gilmore Girls​Fictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork

    Photo By Tony MorelliBill Graham in 1974​Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Also killed in the crash was Graham's girlfriend, Melis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald: Smoothest Of The Smooth

    For fans of '70s classic rock, it was the equivalent of three comic book heroes coming together in one Super Smooth Team when Boz Scaggs, ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen announced last year that they would do a short tour as "The Dukes of September." The generous sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Idol Beat: Mona Lisas And Mad Haleys

    ​Hans Gruber: You are most troublesome, for a security guard. John McClane: Eeeh! Sorry Hans, wrong guess. Would you like to go for Double Jeopardy where the scores can really change? It's double jeopardy of a sort for the remaining 11 Idol hopefuls, because thanks to the judges' save of Cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Texas Watchdog Unearths More KTRU Sale Documents

    Brittanie Shey​We're all still waiting to see if the Federal Communications Commission will approve the proposed sale of Rice University's student-staffed station KTRU to the University of Houston, which (among other things) would more or less be the death knell for local music on Houston's ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Last Night: Jack Johnson At The Woodlands

    Photos by Liana Lopez​Jack Johnson Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2010 Check out a slideshow from last night's concert. The dirty secret about Jack Johnson is that he may be the closest thing this generation has to the iconic singer-songwriters our parents grew up with in the lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vanilla Ice And 11 Other Artists Dallas Can Keep

    ​Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Batting Practice With George Thorogood, Bad As He Ever Was

    ‚Äč George Thorogood is a funny, talkative fellow. In this week's print edition, he told us how the Rolling Stones turned him onto the blues, how playing in a strip club helped his band the Delaware Destroyers "claw our way to the middle" and his amusement at how often the familiar riff from 198 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    I Hate Hamlet

    Drew wasn't the first Barrymore, you know

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    April 23, 2009
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    January 24, 2008
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    September 26, 2007
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    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Rogue Waves

    A new report cuts through the static on the radio industry

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Mama Mia

    Our blushing Nightfly takes his Catholic mom to see R. Kelly

  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    The O.G. of Love

    Johnny "Guitar" Watson gets his due with a terrific two disc set

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Keeping Score

    How many Metro crashes? Depends who's counting.

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
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    March 10, 2005

    Todymania!

    Houston's scene sees the release of its second great pop-rock CD in six months; also: March Music Madness hits town on the touring front

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Insanely Guilty

    A mother sets out to save her children, by killing them. Texas usually jails such women, but that may be changing.

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    The Great Gatekeeper

    Wasi Townsend hopes to open the door to your heart with his new band, Snowshoe 'n' Lewis

  • Culture

    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Playbill

    John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers

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    February 4, 1999
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    January 21, 1999
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    August 13, 1998

    Mind's Ear

    Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want

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    January 1, 1998
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    November 13, 1997

    Big Talker

    From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?

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    August 21, 1997
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    July 3, 1997
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    August 1, 1996

    Man Over Machine

    Stabbing Westward masters the art of human noise

  • Music

    May 30, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Music

    May 23, 1996

    Weird Without Choice

    Eccentricity is an inescapable reality for Thinking Fellers

  • Film

    April 11, 1996

    World of Film

    Smaller, and with shorts, WorldFest/Houston cranks up its projectors

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