Anderson Fair alumna Lucinda Williams returns to Houston.
Photos by Jason WolterSoul Asylum House of Blues December 30, 2010 '90s alt-rock mainstays Soul Asylum took the House of Blues stage Thursday night, 18 years after their breakthrough release Grave Dancers Union. Front man Dave Pirner is conceivably regarded as one of the era's most colorful ... More >>
itscactus.comRocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>
Canada's Cowboy Junkies enter their 25th year louder and angrier than ever.
The saddest musical news from the Christmas holiday is the overdose suicide of Athens, Ga. singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt. Rumors circulated on the Internet Christmas Eve that Chesnutt had died overnight but, according to a spokesperson from his record label, he remained alive but in a coma. The la ... More >>
Rocks Off has previously lamented the dearth of critically popular acts that truly rock many times. We just can't get over the fact that adding distortion to your guitar is a virtual guarantee you won't get scads of rock critics jizzing all over you with steamy loads of orgasmic praise (unless yo ... More >>
Why is that sometimes the fictional bands in movie and television are cooler than real bands? Sadly, some of He Said's favorite bands don't even have albums or videos to speak of, because they don't even exist. The fun part is imagining how awesome their full-length records and tours would be. Th ... More >>
Wednesday, September 13, at The Proletariat, 903 Richmond, 713-523-1199
Four great songwriters join forces to ratchet up the emotional torque
Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy
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Vic Chesnutt died 20 years ago. Catch him live this week.
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