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  • Remembering Martin Luther King Jr. in Song

    published January 15, 2009

    It's no great revelation to say that Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, coming as it does 24 hours before Barack Obama's inauguration, will be... More >>

  • Art Rock: A Handy Guide to Metal Band Names

    published Jan 13, 2009

    [Via comicvsaudience.com. Click on the image for a full-screen version.] ... More >>

  • Charley Pride

    published January 15, 2009

    Until earlier this year, Charley Pride held a record that looked like it might stand forever and ever, amen. Pride's 1983 song "Night Games"... More >>

  • Something Fierce: There Are No Answers

    published January 15, 2009

    Open letter to the Warped Tour: If you don't include Something Fierce on your 2009 80-something band docket, you deserve to have Andy Macdonald... More >>

  • RodeoHouston Hideout Schedule
    FEATURED STORY

    RodeoHouston Hideout Schedule

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Two Tons of Steel/ bbqfilm.com Music at RodeoHouston doesn't necessarily mean doe-eyed ingenues like Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, leathery country veterans like Brooks & Dunn and Al... More >>

  • Free Nameless Sound Youth Classes Start Today
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    Free Nameless Sound Youth Classes Start Today

    published Jan 13, 2009

    Houston experimental/improvised music nonprofit Nameless Sound begins its spring session of classes for young people this evening. The classes are free of charge and open to area youth from kindergar... More >>

  • Tonight: Room 101 at River Oaks Theater

    Tonight: Room 101 at River Oaks Theater

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Update: This show was cancelled, but Room 101 plays Fitzgerald's Feb. 13. No sooner than Rocks Off's good friend (and hella photographer) Rosa Guerrero rhapsodized about the River Oaks Theater's occ... More >>

  • Flashback: Pasadena Napalm Division at Warehouse Live
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    Flashback: Pasadena Napalm Division at Warehouse Live

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Brand-new (sort of) Houston hardcore supergroup Pasadena Napalm Division, featuring alumni of deadhorse, D.R.I. and Dethkultur BBQ, made a most excellent official debut ... More >>

  • RodeoHouston Announces Complete 2009 Lineup
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    RodeoHouston Announces Complete 2009 Lineup

    published Jan 12, 2009

    Lady Antebellum RodeoHouston announced the remainder of its 2009 concert calendar this morning, a lineup that includes several old standbys - although, once again, no George Strait (boo) - and a few... More >>

  • <em>30 Rock</em> Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur
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    30 Rock Takes Another Little Piece of Port Arthur

    published Jan 09, 2009

    One of the only things Rocks Off loves as much as Tom Petty and chicken-fried steak is NBC's brilliant, multiple Emmy-winning 30 Rock, which he thinks is the best TV comedy since The Larry Sand... More >>

  • Please Hold for the Next Available Operator... Bee-yatch!!

    published Jan 09, 2009

    A friend who works for a Houston manufacturer whose product shall remain anonymous emailed this choice bit of hilarity this afternoon. Seems his company was having some trouble with the phones e... More >>

  • For the King: Elvis Impersonators from Around the World

    published Jan 08, 2009

    Elvis Presley would be - or, depending on who you believe, is - 74 years old today. But he's as popular as ever, and alive or dead, as Mojo Nixon has noted many times, Elvis really is everywhere... ... More >>

  • Aftermath: The Magpies and Sideshow Tramps at the Continental Club
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    Aftermath: The Magpies and Sideshow Tramps at the Continental Club

    published Jan 08, 2009

    Photos by Chris Gray It didn't look good at the beginning. A few minutes after 9 p.m. Wednesday, the posted start time for visiting Cleveland roots-rockers the Magpies, the "count" at the Continenta... More >>

  • Huntzville's School-Shooting Song Raises an Even More Disturbing Issue

    published January 8, 2009

    Hard to believe it's been 20 years since gangsta rap went overground with N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton, which riled the powers that... More >>

  • Pasadena Napalm Division

    published January 8, 2009

    This blast from the past is likely to singe the hairs on your mohawk. Stitched together from three of the most legendary names in Houston's... More >>

  • Peter Cetera

    published January 8, 2009

    Now here's a man who will fight for your honor. Peter Cetera has even had to fight for his own once in a while — in the late '60s, the... More >>

  • 2008 in Texas Albums and Local EPs

    published January 1, 2009

    It always amazes Noise how many people manage to actually record and release music, never more so than when trying to play catch-up with all the... More >>

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