Jamey Johnson House of Blues April 3, 2014 Can you sing along to "The Yellow Rose of Texas"? Don't be silly; of course you can. Right? But try it, and it's tougher than you think. Jamey Johnson knows the words, as well as those "O Susannah," which is of similar vintage and perhaps even closer to ... More >>
Jake Owen Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 Jake Owen gave up professional golf for country music. Wonder how much that decision weighed on him. Not much, probably. No idea what kind of golfer he was, but Owen has such an easy charisma and magnetic orientation towards audiences -- most of all of the ... More >>
The Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 24, 2012 It's hard to find an honest-to-Jesus, meat-and-potatoes (and possibly bourbon-soaked) rock show in 2012. Enter the Black Keys and the Arctic Monkeys last night at that lil' ol' shed in The Woodlands, who delivered nearly ... More >>
Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>
The Rolling StonesBobby Keys takes an Exile on Main Street breather, Nellcote, France, 1971Born in Lubbock and raised just east in Slaton, Joe Ely's home town, saxophonist Bobby Keys left Lubbock in 1960 looking for kicks. At 14, he was playing with Bob Dylan influence, Bobby Vee, before movi ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresKid Rock Reliant Stadium March 14, 2011 First things first: Yes, Aftermath got to Reliant Stadium with plenty of time to spare Monday. One embarrassing screw-up per Rodeo season is more than enough, thank you very much. Besides, no way were we gonna miss Kid Rock's Rod ... More >>
Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterWhen Rocks Off was talking to Old 97's front man Rhett Miller last week, we told him it was going to be nice to see them at the Continental Club. He chuckled and said, "Yeah, it kind of feels like we're going backwards." It may feel like that for the band - who played H ... More >>
Photos by Craig Hlavaty Something strange happened during the '90s. Southern Rock as we once knew it all but disappeared. Charmed by grunge, drowned in amplification, bands began shedding the elements of blues and country that threaded that noble line from Lynyrd Skynyrd through the Georgia Satel ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray It didn't look good at the beginning. A few minutes after 9 p.m. Wednesday, the posted start time for visiting Cleveland roots-rockers the Magpies, the "count" at the Continental Club front door was all of 16 paying customers, and the band was nowhere in sight. Two chicken t ... More >>
A sort of swampy Supersuckers, New Orleans trio Dash Rip Rock - whose last album Hee Haw Hell was the rather ambitious cowpunk retelling of Dante's Inferno - have returned to more earthly concerns on the new Country Grilfriend (Abitian). That means, according to the liner notes, "songs [that] will b ... More >>
Friday, November 18, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.
Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn
Saturday, February 28
Southern rock comes in for another revival
Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.
The next Seattle is in...Tennessee?
Mum's the word in the Yoakam camp, but the music speaks for itself
All Bottled Up
Jason and the Scorchers reunite, and get hot in the process