Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
6 hours ago | Concerts
Kait Eldridge probably doesn’t have anything against Tim Burton personally. But the singer/guitarist also probably wishes that director/writer named his 2014 biopic about the artist couple Margaret and Walter Keane something besides the same monik...
4 days ago | Concerts
Under normal circumstances, assuming the identity of another person is a punishable crime. But for Bob Anderson, transforming himself into Frank Sinatra – physically, vocally, and facially – it’s all in an evening’s work. As video evidence attests...
8 days ago | Books
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup By David Browne 480 pp. $30 Da Capo Press While the foursome of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young have been the subjects singularly (...
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Fans of Little Steven’s Underground Garage channel on SiriusXM radio know that the station’s eclectic playlist embraces both classic and contemporary Garage Rock bands and performers. So listeners across North America got to experience a little bi...
18 days ago | Classically Speaking
Anoushka Shankar gets it, she really does. She understands that when the general public hears the very distinctive sounds of her musical instrument of choice – the sitar – certain images come flowing into the mind. Certain images of an Age of Aqua...
22 days ago | Concerts
Dale Watson has been thinking a lot about luck lately. Not because he’s just released his nearly 30th studio album since 1995 titled – appropriately enough – Call Me Lucky (Red House Records). But because he’s reflecting on how the concept has pla...