Backstreet Boys: With DJ Pauly D., Sat., Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$89.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., Spring, 281-363-3300.
Carlos Vives: Fri., June 28, 8 p.m., $21-$139. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, Houston, 713-758-7200.
Casey Donahew Band: Fri., June 21, 10 p.m., $12. ... More >>
The Randy Rogers Band has become a big enough name on the highly competitive Texas country/Red Dirt circuit that the quintet was chosen to open for George Strait and Martina McBride on Strait's Houston stop of his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour at Reliant Stadium back in March. Reached by phone from " ... More >>
SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours.
It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>
Mango's, February 8
Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>
Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>
If you think we were flabbergasted by songwriter Bob Cheevers touting his election as 2011 Songwriter of the Year in the Texas Music Awards sponsored by mytexasmusic.com and "sanctioned" (a hedge word that appears frequently in relation to the Texas Music Awards) by the Texas Academy of Music (high ... More >>
Photos by Michael LanierAlan JacksonHoly honky-tonk hell, Houston. When you put on your cowboy boots, cowboy hats and drinking pants, you sure can throw down with the best of them.
Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, 100.3 KILT continued its annual Ten Man Jam, with quite a solid li ... More >>
Although he grew up outside Philadelphia, Ray Benson is the quintessential Texas musician. Somewhere in his rambling South Austin studio/office compound is a proclamation declaring him the 2004 official state musician, not to mention the umpteen Grammys he's won as front man and bandleader of ... More >>
Marco TorresHunter Pence, Buzz listener?Wandy Rodriguez is Rocks Off's new favorite Astro.
Not because the Domincan southpaw has actually posted decent numbers for Houston's hometown cellar-dwellers this year (3-3 W-L, 3.41 ERA, 53 strikeouts), but because Rodriguez has one of the few ... More >>
Balaclavas, Indian Jewelry, Dead Roses: Sat., Feb. 13. The Mink.
Betty Soo: Thu., April 15. McGonigel's Mucky Duck.
White Rhino, Blind Pets, Smoke & Feathers, The Rivermouth: Sat., Jan. 23. The Mink.
Booker T, JJ Grey: Sat., March 27, 8 p.m., $22. Meridian.
Bruce Bruce, Mike Epps: Sat., Marc ... More >>
40 oz. To Freedom (Sublime Tribute): Fri., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
"4th Annual Rudz Thanksgiving Eve" With Born Liars: Wed., Nov. 25. Rudyard's.
Bowling For Soup, Smile Smile: Sat., Dec. 5. Scout Bar Clear Lake.
"104.1 KRBE Not So Silent Night" With All-American Rejects, Justin Bieber, Co ... More >>