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  • No slouch of a songwriter himself, Darrell Scott spent years on the road with recently deceased master songwriter and former Houston resident Guy Clark. Scott, who returns to the Mucky Duck Thursday for an early show, spotlighted Clark in “Down to...

  • 4 years ago | Blue Notes

    With long stints in James Brown’s band as well as George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic, Maceo Parker, who leads an all-star band headlining Sunday’s Juneteenth celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre, is one of the most storied and respected saxop...

  • 4 years ago | Country Music

    Thirty years and a dozen albums on since he shocked polite society with his album South Mouth, ace picker and bare-knuckled lyricist Robbie Fulks soldiers on in the music business as a man with few illusions about stardom, fame, or wealth. “Will R...

  • 4 years ago | On the Road

    Proving once again that many Houston bands have life after death, hardcore punks Crime Wave are rising from the grave for a one-off performance at the Not Horrible Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, May 28. Crime Wave’s resurrection precedes a...

  • 4 years ago | Houston Music

    Gurf Morlix lived in Montrose in one of its most creative heydays. He first laid eyes on Houston when he left Buffalo in 1975. He bounced around couch-surfing in Austin and Houston for a bit, but by 1978 he was living in Montrose with songwriting ...

  • 4 years ago | Rock

    Frog Hair is a relatively new rock project by four grizzled Houston scene veterans: Pedro Yruegaz (drums), J.J. White (guitar), Scott Ayers (guitar, lap steel) and Michael Haaga (bass). Begun a year ago as a two-piece guitar and drums experiment, ...

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