For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.
Son Volt is heading down the highway with a new album in tow, Honky Tonk, but instead of lamenting still waters and beatnik poets, Jay Farrar and company have gone strictly Bakersfield, even naming a track after the legendary country-music mecca. Yep, Farrar has gone back to his roots mixing steel ... More >>
Rihanna Toyota Center, April 15 Rihanna has combined her athletic stature, formidable vocals, down-for-whatever attitude and some alarming life choices to become a flashpoint pop star, a lightning rod for controversy that even Lady Gaga would have trouble rivaling these days. Musically, the Barbado ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterUnless there's no way to avoid it, the one night of the week Rocks Off does not like to review shows is Friday. After five straight 10- to 12-hour days (at least), our brain is usually in tatters and all we want to do is limp home or to a preferred watering hole and shut ... More >>
Akron/Family, Warpaint: Tue., Feb. 23. Walter's on Washington. The Beach Boys: Fri., March 19. Jones Hall. Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys: Fri., Feb. 26. Continental Club. The Boxmasters: Fri., Dec. 18. Fitzgerald's. Dark Star Orchestra: Thu., March 4. House of Blues. Eddie Griffin: Sat., Jan ... More >>
Well, it looks like the weather gods are laughing at Houston again, and have decided to ring in iFest with a good round of drenching rain. So if you'd prefer to remain indoors, don't forget Saturday is Record Store Day - there's even a Web site. Be a good consumer and help out your neighborhood ... More >>
Four great songwriters join forces to ratchet up the emotional torque
Thursday, November 3, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Friday, July 29, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-JANE.
Funland's learned the art of getting up after falling down