Guitarist Johnny Winter, one of the true greats of Texas blues, passed away Wednesday night in Switzerland. His publicist sent the following message at 5 a.m. Thursday, and said a longer official statement would follow "at the appropriate time." "His wife, family and bandmates are all saddened by t ... More >>
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A December 1968 edition of Rolling Stone featured Texas musicians who were at the time making inroads into the magazine's home city of San Francisco. Featuring a cover photo of cowboy-hatted Doug Sahm (balancing toddler son Shawn on his knee), it mentioned players and singers both known (Janis Jopli ... More >>
Forty-six years ago today, rock and roll got a hell of a lot weirder in the state of Texas. On Nov. 30, 1966, Austin garage band The 13th Floor Elevators released their The Psychedelic Sounds Of album on Houston's International Artists label. Powered by the raw, fluttering classic "You're Gonna Miss ... More >>
Besides here, here, here and, OK, Stone Temple Pilots - if you're going, at least go early enough to catch opener Black Francis, whose new EP s vn f ng rs is excellent - and a bunch of free instores at Cactus Music, it's kind of a slow weekend for music in the Bayou City. That makes it an ideal wee ... More >>
Johnny Winter performs Sunday, November 19, at Fitgerald's, 2706 White Oak, 713-862-3838.
Bluesman Big Walter celebrates his 87 years with star pupil Jerry Lightfoot
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there