Baseball music, comeback albums, and local talent buyer says goodbye.
As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>
Rudyard's British Pub is one of those local watering holes that just never seems to change. But change is in store for the venerable "living room of Montrose," with longtime talent booker and manager Mike Sims moving on to Seattle. Sims' last day will be April 15. This Sunday, he and his significa ... More >>
Mark C. AustinJandek (right) at Rudyard's, April 2009Sunday, Rudyard's celebrates its 32nd anniversary with an afternoon barbecue buffet and night of free music with sharp-witted singer-songwriter Teresa Kolo, holy terrors the Hell City Kings and the stuff Rocks Off's dreams are made of, an a ... More >>
500 Megatons Of Boogie, The Jonx, Recreator: Sat., Aug. 14. Rudyard's. Allen Toussaint, Nicholas Payton, Joe Krown: Thu., Nov. 4. Miller Outdoor Theatre. Behemoth, Black Anvil, Withered: Tue., Nov. 23. Warehouse Live. Better Than Ezra: Wed., Dec. 29. House of Blues. Big Head Todd & The M ... More >>
Mark C. AustinJandek (right) and trio at Rudyard's... who says we're not hip? As we may have mentioned, Rocks Off was none too pleased when we read The New York Times' most recent article on Houston in this past Sunday's travel section and found exactly zero mentions of anything music-related. Th ... More >>
Tonight's installment of the Mucky Duck's monthly Songwriters in the Round series might as well be co-sponsored by Under the Volcano. Taking the stools will be recent Houston transplant Mike Stinson and Lance Smith, who put on a graduate-level seminar in honky-tonk history and current events las ... More >>
Smart, sassy, saucy, perky, full of energy and wit - that's local singer-songwriter Teresa Kolo. She's been sharpening up her game since reemerging on the local club scene last year with some gigs at Mucky Duck, Waldo's, Rudz and the like. Kolo has also been working up some new material - rumor has ... More >>