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The Gourds

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    November 7, 2013

    Music Films Come to Life at Houston Cinema Arts Festival

    It's not by design, but the fifth installment of the Houston Cinema Arts Festival is so packed with music-oriented films, both narrative and documentary, that it makes a pretty damn good music festival all by itself -- complete with several live performances. Pairing music with films has always bee ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Imagine Dragons, fun., etc.

    Imagine Dragons House of Blues, February 12 You've seen the name all over, from Blog A to Blog B, and the haircuts should look mighty familiar. This Las Vegas act has a sound in the same vein as Passion Pit and AWOLNATION, two acts with a veritable stranglehold on the rock dollar these days. Their ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Jackie Greene, Sander Van Doorn, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's gro ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Last Night: The Gourds at Discovery Green

    The Gourds Discovery Green June 14, 2012 I have lost count of how many Gourds shows I have seen over the years. I doubt I have seen any other band live more times than this one. But I never realized how much children loved the Gourds until Thursday at Discovery Green. Man, these kids loved the Gou ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    December 29, 2011

    First Look at the Band Lineup for Chris Gray Day January 14

    Chris Gray Day will be held in Houston, Texas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at The Continental Club complex, at 3701 Main, affectionately known to locals that live near and haunt the grounds as "The Island". Today Rocks Off gets to announce the first round of bands playing that day's festivities, be ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ten Albums That Should Be Grammy Nominated Over Linda Chorney's

    Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.​The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    The Gourds on Italian Sandwiches, Jaded Nashville and Life in a Van

    Photo courtesy Miller Outdoor Theater​The Gourds, Austin's loosest and most literate roots band, rolls into Dan Electro's Guitar Bar tonight. The occasion is the release of the band's latest album, Old Mad Joy. Produced by Bob Dylan/Levon Helm sideman Larry Campbell, the album has been getting ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Friday Night: The Gourds & Doyle Bramhall Sr. At Miller Outdoor Theatre

    Photos courtesy of Miler Outdoor Theatre Advisory BoardDoyle Bramhall Sr.​The Gourds, Doyle Bramhall Sr. Miller Outdoor Theatre July 22, 2011 It was all Texas big beat Friday night as old-school Austin blues-rocker Doyle Bramhall Sr. and those funny, funny Gourds cut a groove in the Miller Ou ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Gourds Unleash Old Mad Joy On Unsuspecting Public

    Joe Ryan​As an album title, Old Mad Joy sounds like redundancy when placed in the context of Austin roots rock gonzos the Gourds. As anyone who has ever been in earshot of the band or its records, if the Gourds could bottle the music and sell it at the drug store, the corporations who manufact ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Gourds Drummer Lives The Dream At Levon Helm's Studio

    John Carrico​Hanging out with the Band's legendary drummer Levon Helm would be a dream for almost any other timekeeper. The Gourds have just returned to Austin from two weeks of recording at Helm's studio in Woodstock, N.Y, where drummer Keith Langford got to live the dream. The untitled albu ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW With LOM: Gourds Kill, Grandfather Child Wins, Candy Golde Shines

    Donica ChristensenWhat the Gourds saw from the stage at Friday's Vanguard Records party​Day Two found Lonesome Onry and Mean at the Vanguard Records day party, where the label was intent on showcasing several of its newest acts. While Viva Voce may not be the best band name ever, the Pixies-is ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Gourds, Bramhall Play Miller Outdoor Free Show July 22

    Patrick McGown/thegourdsnews.blogspot.comThe Gourds' Kevin Russell and Jimmy Smith at the Houston Continental Club, December 11, 2010​Austin roots band the Gourds just announced via their Facebook fan page that they will play Miller Outdoor Theatre July 22. The band last played at Miller July ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Gourds Land Dylan Vet, Levon Helm's Studio For Next LP

    The Gourds on Facebook​With their homespun, loosey-goosey style, The Gourds have often been compared to The Band and to Levon Helm over the course of the Austin roots band's 16-year career. Late Friday, the Gourds announced that Helm's guitarist Larry Campbell will produce their tenth studio a ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Country Cool

    A Gourd goes gospel

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    July 16, 2010

    Top 10 Rap Covers By Non-Rap Artists

    ​Artists have many ways of expressing admiration for their peers. Name-dropping those who inspire them in liner notes and offering them groupies on the tour bus are just a couple of ways of showing respect. Covering one of their popular songs? Now that's the ultimate tip of the hat. That's an ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Armadillo Palace Branching Out Beyond Yee-Haw Texas Music

    facebook.com/ArmadilloPalace​Don't look now, but subtle changes are occurring with the music lineup at Goode's Armadillo Palace. Long one of the bastions of the Texas music scene associated with the likes of Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Roger Creager, this week finds fresh blood - honky-tonker M ... More >>

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    May 21, 2010

    Magpies Swoop Into Mucky Duck Sunday

    myspace.com/magpiesrock​ One of Lonesome, Onry and Mean's favorite roots-rock bands returns to Houston Sunday to play the Mucky Duck. Cleveland's hard-traveling Magpies fall somewhere in that sweet zone between Tom Petty and the Gourds, meaning they rock it hard but with plenty of twang. With its ... More >>

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    December 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: This Is Not (Really) a Best-Of-2009 List

    ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean saw a great comment from Dave Alvin on Facebook recently that went something like this: "I do not do Best of lists or End of the Decade lists, the only lists I do are 'crap I have to do' lists." We gladly second that, Dave, as there is nothing other than Christmas shopping ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    December 24, 2009

    Somewhere Trouble Don't Go

    The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    April 14, 2009

    Tonight: The Magpies at the Continental Club

    [A review from the Magpies' January Continental show is here.] Chris GrayMy son, a guitar plunker raised on huge doses of Rockpile and Joe Ely, tipped me to the Magpies. He saw them at Hayes Carll's Stingaree Festival about a year ago and pronounced them the hardest-rocking band of the whole ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Album of the Week: Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    As much as he deserves one - make that several - Doug Sahm is a tricky subject for a tribute album. The late San Antonio native known as "Sir Doug" was a true musical polymath, a master of just about every form of post-WWII popular music, both the big ones - country, blues, rock ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Da ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Country Soul of R. Kelly's "Feelin' on Yo Booty"

    The Gourds didn't invent the idea of a ragtag roots-rock band spicing up its set with hip-hop and R&B covers, but thanks to their cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" (endorsed by the Doggfather himself), everybody probably thinks they did. But Gourds co-frontman Kevin Russell, playing&nb ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Gourds, Part 3

    [Note: This is the final installment of Lonesome Onry and Mean's interview with the Gourds' Kevin Russell. Don't miss Part 1 and Part 2.] John Carrico Lonesome Onry and Mean: To a lot of critics, "Steeple Full of Swallows" on Heavy Ornamentals was singled out as a new quieter, serious sound for th ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009
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    January 7, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Gourds, Part 2

    Andy Goodwin [Note: Part 1 of this interview is here.] Lonesome Onry and Mean: You guys have been on several labels, have probably heard all the too-good-to-be-true come-ons, been to the meetings with label radio gurus and all. How do you look at the label system and the way things are done in th ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Gourds, Part 1

    LOM recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Kevin Russell of the Gourds. The Austin roots-rockers - for lack of a better term - released their 9th studio album, Haymaker! (Yep Roc), today, and play a Cactus Music in-store January 9 and later that night at the ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    June 26, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 31, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    August 13, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    The Gourds

    concert preview

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    December 28, 2006

    The Gourds

    The Gourds perform Saturday, December 30, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

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    July 27, 2006
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    February 2, 2006

    The Gourds, with Last Train Home

    Saturday, February 4, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666.

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    August 4, 2005

    The Gourds, with the Sidehill Gougers

    Thursday, August 4, at Heritage Place Amphitheatre, 500 Collins Street in Conroe, 936-525-4782. Free.

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    January 20, 2005
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    January 13, 2005
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    September 18, 2003

    Drive-By Truckers

    Decoration Day (New West)

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    September 4, 2003
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    August 29, 2002

    Barnyard Boogie

    Former Houstonian Kev Russell talks about Snoop Dogg and Cow Fish Fowl or Pig

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