Who? DJ Piam is one of those Houston treasures that is hard to translate to outsiders. A bike mechanic by day, Piam slips into DJ mode when the sun goes down and lays down a mighty smorgasbord of late-'60s/early-'70s old-school funk that would tie even a music critic's head in a knot. He started co ... More >>
The close of RodeoHouston's season gives us all a respite from having to look at the adjacent Astrodome while we eat our third turkey leg and wait for our turn on the ferris wheel. Truth be told, some of us can just stare at the Dome for hours without a problem, myself included. Rewind: Digging ... More >>
While many young'uns spent their years 'twixt 12 and 20 just listening to music and attending concerts, Joe Louis Walker was a bit more proactive. At age 16, he became the house guitarist for the legendary San Francisco rock club The Matrix, he played with or opened shows for everyone from Jimi Hend ... More >>
AC/DC: The Only Four-Letter Band That MattersThe other day while we were tooling around with a collection of music we had inherited from some family members that had passed away, we realized that of all the compact discs that we had in the box, the Miles Davis, the Ravi Shankar box set, the T ... More >>
Monk: Round Midnight is the right time for a beretWe read with mixed emotions the news that the U.S. Army is dropping the beret from its official combat uniform after soldier complaints. On the one hand, the overall foppishness of the beret tends to cancel out the otherwise serious, assertive ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseGeorge Thorogood & the Destroyers House of Blues April 26, 2011 George Thorogood is an odd sort of working-class hero. Like many of his bluesy forefathers, the Delaware-born rocker is as modest and self-deprecating in person (or at least on the phone) as his songs are s ... More >>
Ex-ballplayer and busker George Thorogood: Now playing in a kid's movie near you.
The most underground music in Houston right now isn't rap or indie rock...it's jazz.
Though his stature as an icon of jazz is secure today, for much of his actual performing life, pianist/composer Thelonious Monk was not always so well-received by jazz critics or general fans. His personal eccentricities - the hats, the dancing, the attacking piano keys - and odd/unprofessional b ... More >>
This week's adventure into a random beer (Brother Thelonious Belgian Style Abbey Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. in Fort Bragg, Calif.) has one key justification. This past Sunday, December 13, was the day in 1789 on which the Austrian Netherlands declared independence as Belgium, starting ... More >>
Equally gifted in jazz and R&B, area native Robert Glasper moonlights in Maxwell's touring band.
This notable jazz pianist is the musical third of The Blew Notes Trio
Chris Botti on selling -- and not selling -- jazz
A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music
Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?
Thursday, December 1, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors
A jazz great visits Houston
Big Dipper, Self-Released
Our picks of the week
Pam Kelly hopes to get a Buzz going about local music
Overpowering the piano
Pianist and former Houstonian Jason Moran refuses to flow with mainstream jazz
Miles Davis and John Coltrane: The Complete Columbia Records 1955-1961
Traveling with the Sun Ra Arkestra has its perks: cigarettes and coffee
Coming This Week
Jazz pianist Danilo Perez mixes American and Latino traditions
OrchestraX salutes the 1920s and the music of Gershwin and Ellington
Time and time again, Sonny Rollins proves his sax mastery
April 16 - 22, 1998