NEEDTOBREATHE Bayou Music Center, September 5 Without a whole lot of fanfare, South Carolina's NEEDTOBREATHE is probably the first band since Switchfoot to fully cross over from contemporary Christian music into the mainstream; beyond even that, they've become one of the biggest rock groups of the ... More >>
Asleep at the Wheel Ray Benson's Wheel has been rolling for more than 40 years now, quietly becoming quite a finishing school for many of the state's top country and swing musicians. Meanwhile, their impossibly tall front man has developed into the leading ambassador of Lone Star culture around the ... More >>
1st Annual New Years Blackout feat. Maze: With Frankie Beverly, Sheryl Underwood, Mint Condition, Keke Wyatt, K Michelle., Tue., December 31, 8 p.m., $59.50 to $79.50. Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, Houston, 713-799-9500. 2 Good to be T.R.U.: Fri., March 14, 9 p.m., $37.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texa ... More >>
An authentic New Orleans experience in Houston can be had, for a price.
Rudyard's 35th Anniversary Rudyard's, September 13-September 15 For any business to last 35 years is an achievement, but for a bar with local music built into its business model to last three and a half decades is truly remarkable. But Rudyard's has done just that, weathering both the city's econom ... More >>
Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck: With Al Jardine, David Marks., Tue., October 1, 8 p.m., $55 to $495. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Cristian Castri: Thu., October 17, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $$79.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. DrFameus: With The Magic Beans., ... More >>
Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters, Lil Band O' Gold Bayou Music Center June 21, 2013 Robert Plant has nothing to prove at this point. So what is he doing starting another band? As he becomes more of a lion in winter, the onetime golden god of '70s rock (and roll) has been coy ab ... More >>
Ana Carolina: Sat., June 22, 8 p.m., $48 to $78. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-230-1600. "Boogie, Blues, and Brews 2013": With Mambo Jazz Kings, Wayne Toups., Fri., Sept. 20, 6 p.m., $20. With Eric Gales Band, Hamilton Loomis, Cowboy Mouth., Sat., Sept. 21, noon, $20. With Cody Canada ... More >>
Jambalaya Festival Bayou Music Center May 23, 2013 Ingredients: Houston, Texas A roomful of screaming, dancing teens G-Eazy, RL Grime, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Earlwolf Instructions: 1. Open the doors of Bayou Music Center at approximately 4 p.m. Allow scores of teenage hip-hop enthusiasts t ... More >>
10,000 Maniacs: Thu., June 6, 8:30 p.m., $98-$138. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. 8 Seconds: Sat., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $10. Dosey Doe Music Cafe, 463 F.M. 1488, Conroe, 936-271-2171. The Association: Sat., June 29, 8:30 p.m., $88-$128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-377 ... More >>
Texas Brass Band Bud Light World Music Stage, 1 p.m. April 27; Houston Press Rocks Off Texas Music Stage, 4:30 p.m. April 27 The Texas Brass Band combines trumpet flourishes and tuba-led bass lines with jazz, R&B, and hip-hop influences to create a unique, distinctively Southern sound. Last year, t ... More >>
"No good bands ever come to Houston, I swear." Welp, you're wrong buddy. In the next few weeks and months, plenty of critical darlings are coming to Houston venues, and it's not even festival season. They are coming because they are actually on tours and not taking pity on us. OK, Houston crow ... More >>
Uber-popular long-running rock act the Deftones are coming back to Houston after a two-year layoff from the Bayou City. They will be playing the Bayou Music Center on March 30, where they will be closing out this upcoming mini spring tour. Rewind: Last Night: Deftones At Verizon Wireless Theater ... More >>
As the recent weather has proved, there's no better time to be outdoors in Texas than fall. In springtime, there's always that lingering knowledge that summer is right around the corner, so this time of year there's nothing else to look forward to but Santa Claus. It's also harvest time, and the tho ... More >>
There's a jazz renaissance in the Third Ward.
2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown: Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $27.00. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston. All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls: Tue., Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $27.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, H ... More >>
That Big Metal Show Bayou Music Center March 23, 2012 Early in his band's set on Friday night, Downfall 2012 front man Danny Gil told the crowd to expect something special. "Get ready for a metal show like you've never seen," he said. Gill wasn't exaggerating -- Downfall 2012 delivered a dense s ... More >>
Fat Pat's "Tops Drop" on the way to buy the crawfish in Kemah and UGK's "Wood Wheel" for the drive back. These are just two of the songs that Rocks Off's Nathan Smith recommends to start your day-long crawfish boiling festivities. If you think that zydeco music and only zydeco music is the right ac ... More >>
Courtesy of GenesAddiction.net.Gene's Addiction (rock and roll all night and party...you know)Music is primal. Sure, it can be intellectual, make you think and even change perspectives. But, at it's heart, music is about making you want to shake what your momma gave you. After all, rock and r ... More >>
GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>
Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. Jody PerryTexas Johnny Brown, one of the few Houston musicians who remembers "Mrs. Cullum"At a local blues j ... More >>
The late legendary Houston bluseman finally gets an official historical marker.
Which guitarist do Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill and Erics Clapton and Johnson look up to? Louisiana's Sonny Landreth.
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>
Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>
One (Pink) Hurricane, Please
A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.
UGK for Life
Two arts organizations attempt a new spin on an old event
Where: Zydeco Louisiana Diner, 1119 Pease, 713-759-2001 What $13 gets you: More than enough to leave you happily burping for hours. The day I visited I had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread and sweet tea. One friend tried the chicken fricassee, another friend tried the shr ... More >>
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