Houston music scene: the hippie years

By Alex Wukman Like much of Houston’s history, the history of its music venues is always on the verge of being forgotten. There are few ‘historic venues’ in Houston (Fitzgeralds and the Eldorado Ballroon not withstanding) and most of the lineage of Houston’s music history has fallen to the bulldozer while the story of Texas’ … Continue reading

Houston music scene: hit machine years

Hound Dog and the Bronze Peacock By Alex Wukman Fifty and Sixty years ago, when places like Old Spanish Trail and the Heights were considered suburban, Houston wasn’t known as a bad place to play or a city musicians had to get away from to get recognized. In the 1940s and 1950s Houston was known … Continue reading