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Sugar Hill

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Country Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever HONORABLE MENTION: SUNNY SWEENEY Thus far mainstream success has eluded Sunny Sweeney, but not for lack of either talent or trying. According to her Facebook page, Sweeney (a former standup comic) has now played the Grand Ole Opry 41 times but continues to reside in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Robert Ellis Is In a New York State of Mind

    You can take the boy out of Houston, but...well, this is part of how Robert Ellis has found himself spending his time after moving to New York City a little more than a month ago. "There's actually a weird little honky-tonk scene in Brooklyn," says the singer-songwriter who relocated from Houston t ... More >>

  • Music

    October 31, 2013

    Homeward Sound: The Culture of Living-Room Concerts

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Devil in the Woodpile

    Hard-country hillbilly Marty Stuart is always pickin' on Nashville.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    John Mayer, Cowboy?: 6 WTF Moments Of Musical Reinvention

    Oh, you hadn't heard? At some point between his extended hiatus from singing and the recording of his newly announced album, Shadow Days, ol' big-mouth Mayer seems to have stumbled on some old Willie Nelson CDs and raided the nearest Cavender's in a transformation Rocks Off can only assume as bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Chris Gray Day: Auction Items and a Special Deal from Live Nation

    With the Chris Gray benefit just a few days away, news is flying fast and furious. We told you yesterday about the addition of Hayes Carll to the artist line up and gave you a rundown of every artist on the bill. Today, we have news from Live Nation. Live Nation has donated two box seats including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Connie Smith: Classic Country Queen Returns With New Heartaches

    Photos by Russ Harrington/Sugar Hill Records​People often get a bit confrontational with Lonesome Onry and Mean about "country music," like the last time we went to the bank in our father's little ranching town in Central Texas. As soon as we were introduced as a "music writer," one fellow - t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Memorial Day Furniture Sales

    What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Kickass Names For MetroRail's Newest Train Stops

    Metro is throwing a competition to name 20 new stations along the upcoming East End, North and Southeast lines. Quoting their press release, or at least the one they released yesterday, Metro wants "to make sure these stations accurately reflect the character, culture and history of the vibrant comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Friday Night: Something Fierce Record Release Party at Mango's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Something Fierce Mango's April 1, 2011 There are terms in music that cause audible groans and visual displeasure at their mere mention, and while these vary from person to person, some are fairly universal. Emo, yacht rock, muzak, and pop punk all fall into these categ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Houston: Come for the Renovations, Stay for the Electric Cabs

    While trolling the nether regions of the UK press, we came upon this, touting the wonders of Houston as a luxury vacation spot. It's all enough to make Hair Balls wish it didn't live here already so it could start making travel plans now!We cannot help but imagine how impressed our luxury-seeking Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    A SugarHill Supergroup of Sorts

    The SugarHill Gang, from left: Fever Tree's Rob Landis, Radio Birdman's Dennis Tek, engineer Andy Bradley, Tyson Steth, Kenny Cordray and Dust Peterson Photos by Chris Gray Watching musicians in the studio is like watching meat processors make sausage: it's tedious and there's lots of blood. But it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Peekaboo Theory

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com.   Mark C. Austin To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Art Rock: Radio Birdman at Meridian

    [Inspired by Rocks Off's trip to Sugar Hill yesterday, the one and only Rosa Guerrero sent over a few shots from Radio Birdman's June 2007 show at Meridian. Enjoy.]    

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    More Ike-Related Music News

    A few more (possibly) final bits of music-related Ike aftermath... Photos by Dan Workman * Sugar Hill Studios (above), emerged from Ike relatively unscathed, though the legendary Produce Row-area recording house sustained a little roof damage and, like everywhere else, was beset by fallen trees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Sugar Hill, Summer Sin, Swami Ramdev and Houston Astros

    Morning! How was yours? Ours was good. Let's get to it. Friday Afternoon at Sugar Hill Studios Chris Gray spent Friday afternoon at the Abbey Road of the South and worked up this narrative slideshow to prove it. Summer Sin Party at Warehouse Live Dog leashes? Check. Burlesque dancing? Check. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2007

    Catfish Reef: Happy Woman Blues

    Lucinda Williams Happy Woman Blues Smithsonian-Folkways Way back in 1980, long before she was on all those magazine covers, long before the Grammys and all the other accolades and her status among the NPR set, the woman who would be the Queen of Americana made this gentle, rootsy and unassuming li ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

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