Wake Up Baby

Delbert McClinton, Even at 76, Wants to Keep You (And Himself) Guessing

The multiple Grammy winner talks his eclectic sound and career ahead of a sold-out Heights Theater show.

12/12/2017 By Chris Becker

Pop Culture Handbook

These Are the 4 Must-Jam Houston Playlists for Fans of Every Genre

Make your own old-school mix-tape of these classic Houston tracks, or check out our curated Spotify playlists.

06/21/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Travel

There's Much More to Memphis Than Graceland

Visit the city where three Kings exerted an enormous influence over our nation's history and music.

02/08/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Travel

Four Decades After Elvis's Death, Graceland Expands Once Again

The King's legacy lives on in Memphis, the home of rock 'n' roll.

01/19/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Music

The Houston Blues Museum Finds a Home

A long-awaited tribute to Houston’s rich blues tradition will open in the Fifth Ward this spring.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

CRIME

Life Imitates Gritty Art

A long-deceased Houston blues poet's lyrics prophesy a Northside murder.

06/27/2014 By John Lomax

H-TOWN MUSIC HEROES

The Gangster of Love from the Third Ward

Far more influential than famous, Johnny "Guitar" Watson effortlessly and flamboyantly excelled in every era from blues to rap.

05/16/2014 By John Lomax

BAYOU CITY BLUES

Remembering Lightnin'

A never-published photo of the Houston music giant spurs memories.

01/31/2014 By John Lomax

Houston Blues

Women Be Wise

Remembering Fifth Ward's Sippie Wallace, who was born and died on this date.

11/01/2013 By John Lomax