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  • Houston Musician Mean Gene Kelton Killed In Car Accident
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    Houston Musician Mean Gene Kelton Killed In Car Accident

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Longtime Houston musician "Mean" Gene Kelton, whose band the Die Hards has been a fixture at biker rallies and ice houses around the area for almost 20 years, was killed in a car accident Tuesday even... More >>

  • Last Night: Hayes Carll At Warehouse Live

    published Dec 29, 2010

    Hayes Carll Warehouse Live December 28, 2010 It was almost New Year's Eve, just not cold as hell for Houston. For the third year in a row, Woodlands native Hayes Carll shambled back from Austin for ... More >>

  • Auld Lang Syne, In All Its Many Colors
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    "Auld Lang Syne," In All Its Many Colors

    published Dec 28, 2010

    Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. "Should old acquaintance be forgot" - does that mean we should forget old acquaintances, or if we happen to forget th... More >>

  • Asylum Street Spankers

    published December 30, 2010

    This is it, then. After nearly 17 years and more than 50 members, the Asylum Street Spankers are folding up their all-acoustic shop for good, but... More >>

  • KTRU: No. 1 Local Music Story Of The Year
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    KTRU: No. 1 Local Music Story Of The Year

    published Dec 27, 2010

    Rocks Off has been counting down the top local music stories of the year. Before this came the Lightnin' Hopkins historical marker, Meridian imbroglio, Fitzgerald's sale and Trae vs. The Box. Rocks O... More >>

  • Meridian Says It's Officially Closed
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    Meridian Says It's Officially Closed

    published Dec 22, 2010

    Troubled Houston music venue the Meridian announced Tuesday that after a turbulent year of management changes, show cancellations and allegations of everything from unpaid utility bills to unpaid rent... More >>

  • Hayes Carll

    published December 23, 2010

    Hayes Carll is probably the pre-eminent thinking-man's Texas musician of his generation: rowdy and rockin' enough to impress the ballcap-clad... More >>

  • Project Grimm, Clouded

    published December 23, 2010

    The other day we were IMing a fellow music critic on Facebook, and the conversation turned to '90s nostalgia, and when we would start seeing... More >>

  • Axl And Slash, Still Causing Trouble

    published Dec 21, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • KTRU Sale Now Totally In FCC's Hands
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    KTRU Sale Now Totally In FCC's Hands

    published Dec 20, 2010

    Earlier today, activist group Friends of KTRU filed its opposition to the responses to its Petition to Deny the sale of the station's FM frequency (91.7), broadcast tower and FCC rights from Rice Univ... More >>

  • Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Gets What's Coming To Him

    published Dec 20, 2010

    This week Rocks Off is counting down our choices for the Top 5 local music stories of 2010. WHAT HAPPENED? Coming in at No. 5 on our year-end list is the story that took the longest, and also the sh... More >>

  • Captain Beefheart, Houston Misses You

    published Dec 20, 2010

    "An electric guitar attracts Beelzebub..." Today's comment of the day comes to us from Friday afternoon's announcement that artist and avant-garde rocker Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, had pas... More >>

  • Goodbye To That Annoying Captcha Comment System

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Rocks Off knows how much you guys love the Captcha commenting system. Who doesn't enjoy struggling to read the nonsensical phrases, and sharing the odd combinations it generates to prove that you aren... More >>

  • Beethoven Rocks Harder Than Ever

    published Dec 17, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • An Important Health-Care Message From Delicious Milk

    published Dec 16, 2010

    File Under: It seemed like a good idea at the time... Wednesday night, after the first of two Houston Press holiday parties Rocks Off will be attending this week (no karaoke at this one), we thought ... More >>

  • iLL LiaD Blows Up... Way Up

    published Dec 16, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • Blues Christmas

    published December 16, 2010

    It dawned on us the other day that many of our favorite Christmas songs are also blues songs: Texas City native Charles Brown's "Merry Christmas... More >>

  • Robert Earl Keen

    published December 16, 2010

    It's just not Christmas until Houston has had a visit from its favorite singing Aggie, and this year Robert Earl Keen is a little early. Usually... More >>

  • A Fistful of Soul

    published December 16, 2010

    For more than a year now, DJs No Fun, King Ghidora and Bingo Rash — government names John Baldwin, Stuart Anderson and Ben Browning —... More >>

  • The Ladies Strike Back, Actually

    published Dec 15, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • Today's Lesson: How To Lose $27K And End Up In Court
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    Today's Lesson: How To Lose $27K And End Up In Court

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Lately Rocks Off's readers have been getting a steady stream of what not to do when it comes to booking and promoting shows. Last week we learned that when an artist scheduled to play your venue shows... More >>

  • Wu-Tang, Meridian, Numbers, Etc. Put In Perspective

    published Dec 14, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • Miranda Lambert Added To Rodeo's 2011 Lineup
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    Miranda Lambert Added To Rodeo's 2011 Lineup

    published Dec 13, 2010

    Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Hideout schedule also announced Miranda Lambert, the Lindale native currently nominated for five Grammys, including four for her album Revolution, will return to the Ho... More >>

  • "DOPENESS": Much Love For Kyle Hubbard

    published Dec 13, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • Meridian Wu-Tang Tickets Worthless; Hundreds Left For Numbers

    published Dec 10, 2010

    Rocks Off has good news and bad news about Sunday's Wu-Tang Clan show. First, the bad news: We have heard reports of people who bought tickets when the show was scheduled for Meridian calling and goin... More >>

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