The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>
If Lonesome, Onry and Mean was a betting man, we'd bet our entire bankroll that while Warehouse Live or Fitz are filled to capacity with folks checking out the latest hyped-up, flash-in-the-pan, cover-of-Paste-magazine band that's been in existence, oh, at least a year or two, Austin's worn and weat ... More >>
David Grissom Band Under the Volcano October 9, 2013 These days fans want their music to say something, preferably something stupid. From what I've heard recently it holds true across rock, pop, hip-hop, but here I'm going to pick on country because of this appalling timeline Entertainment Weekly p ... More >>
Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.
Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>
Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>
Two dissimilar artists are paired at the CAMH.
The Helio Sequence Walters, January 15 The Helio Sequence's indie cred was secured when affable hipster tastemaker Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) recently named last year's Negotiations to his Top 10 list, alongside albums by Bob Mould, Guided by Voices and Dirty Projectors. Only the Portland duo's ... More >>
David Grissom has a résumé that most guitarists can only dream of. From his early days with Hank III in Killbilly, Grissom went on to playing, along with Jimmy Pettit and Davis McLarty, for Joe Ely from 1985 to 1991. A hell-for-leather band that could hang with the Clash or just about anyone else, ... More >>
[Part 1 of a three-part series.] Houston International Festival Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell's recent remembrance of great shows he saw at Rockefeller's got LOM to thinking about great shows next door at the funky old Satellite Lounge. We spent way more nights in the Satellite, our ... More >>
With Andrew Bujalski's sure hand, the still-laid-back and lo-fi mumblecore matures with Beeswax.
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>
When LOM returned to Houston from India in 1987, former Chronicle music critic Marty Racine became near-religious reading for me. I couldn't wait for his Thursday "Critic's Picks" column so I could plan my musical weekend. I learned about all kinds of below-the-radar bands from Racine: Mojo Nixon, S ... More >>
Well, hello there! Thanks for coming on such short notice. We were lucky to get reservations at this place. Luckily I know Neil, the manager. I helped him out with a little problem he had with a waitress some time ago. Here, I brought you a rose, in case you came without one. But let's talk about y ... More >>
Storyville Warehouse Live August 18 Better Than: Planning your Hurricane Dean evacuation plan. Download: “Blind Side” and “Bluest Eye” give a good overview of what these guys are about. Has there ever been a Texas band with this much talent? For musicianship, virtuosity, good taste and sh ... More >>
Joe Ely performs on Thursday, December 28, at Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838.
Perpetual Motion (Blue Corn)
Wednesday, August 28
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there
Breedlove fishes in the Vaughan gene pool for a little added talent
Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order