25 Years of Uncle Charlie Art: Sat., October 4, 5 p.m., Free. The "Old" Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, Houston. Acoustic Brews: With Caleb Lovely, Andrew James, Zane Wommack., Sat., September 20, 7:30 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. The Aftervibe: ... More >>
Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just out of reach; aspiring rappers' dreams of a ghetto-fabulous lifestyle, for example -- country draw ... More >>
1st Annual Cajun Zydeco Fest: With Chubby Carrier, Jamie Bergeron, Bayou Roux, Step Rideau, Zydeco Dots. Sun., September 7, 12pm, $20. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. American Aquarium: With The O's. Sat., August 30, 9 p.m., $15 to $17. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Hou ... More >>
There's no telling the reasoning that caused Kings of Leon to call their sixth album, released late last month, Mechanical Bull. But to venture a wild guess, could be the Nashville-via-Oklahoma rockers are trying to put across a general image of toughness after a difficult few years, or perhaps sugg ... More >>
Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Toyota Center August 9, 2012 I really wish that Rod Stewart is recording the past few years of tours he's had under his belt, because he's in essence setting the bar for how to grow old in rock and roll without looking like a granny doofus or a stuttering clown. At 67 year ... More >>
And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's carRocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>
A band that started by accident, the Dead Weather is now here to stay.
Female Demand, American Sharks, Satin Hooks, Tow The Line: Sun., March 28, 8 p.m. Walter's on Washington. Al Green: Sun., May 16. Arena Theatre. Chuck Allen Floyd Band: Sat., June 12. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Casiotone For the Painfully Alone, Magical Beautiful: Sat., April 17. Khon's. Clint Bl ... More >>
Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.
The 1969 Texas International Pop Festival
John VanMelt Banana at Walter's on Washington, November 2007All of you who think last night/today's news that Walter's on Washington will close at the end of October is another nail in the coffin of Houston's indie scene can relax. Rocks Off reached owner Pam Robinson around 12:30 p.m., and she s ... More >>
Those of us who read Tom Friedman's July 28 New York Times column about 59 being the new 30 like it was a lost edition of the Dead Sea Scrolls should be cheered by the musical efforts of two 70-year-olds who just keep on keepin' on. So far this year, both Jesse Winchester and Ian Hunter have issued ... More >>
Tonight, swamp thing Tony Joe White picks some "Polk Salad Annie" at the Continental Club. Somewhere, Johnny Cash will no doubt be watching. [Note: White also plays a free 4 p.m. in-store at Cactus Music.] Candlebox - that's right, Candlebox - who All Music Guide says "unwittingly helped usher in ... More >>
Shelby Lynne May 18, 2008 Warehouse Live Better Than: Any show in Vegas right now Download: This, for starters I’ve been around enough to know ringers when I see them, and the four men clad in matching black who walked out at Warehouse Live to set the stage for Shelby Lynne’s entrance were c ... More >>
Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions
Friday, September 30, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
Friday, November 29
Saturday, July 13
Pam Robinson is transforming Washington Avenue one bar at a time
The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change