It's about time for Rocks Off to head off to the bunkhouse for some much-needed R&R, but first here's a few final tidbits that have recently come to our attention.
just released its first video, "Swing Low and Carry Me Home" (above) and heads off on tour after its June 5 show at Fitzgerald's with Windsor Drive, Lake Charles' Magnolia Sons, the Testyclactics (ew), Better Luck and Spain Coloured Orange.
Richard Cagle & the Texas Voodoo Choir release new CD Texas Voodoo Blues
tonight at Dan Electro's. LL Cooper and P.J. Flowers open around 9:30 p.m.
Hard to believe, but Grammy winner (finally!) George Strait hasn't played a full, non-rodeo concert in Houston since 2001. He'll rectify that August 8 at Reliant Stadium with Sugarland, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday through Ticketmaster
Cactus Music celebrates Mother's Day the only way it knows how: putting all its Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention stock on sale. Playing in-stores this weekend are Dustin Welch
2:30 p.m. Saturday and Slaid Cleaves
12:30 p.m. Sunday.
Houston piano bluesman Earl Gilliam
, who had been under the weather for a while, is back in playing shape, it appears. Gilliam plays the Big Easy tonight at 9:30.
Tonight is your really, really, really last chance to see Future Blondes
- at least until Domokos gets back from New York - at the opening reception for No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston
at the Contemporary Arts Museum.