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  • Young Mammals Emerge From Hibernation At Big Star Tonight
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    Young Mammals Emerge From Hibernation At Big Star Tonight

    published Sep 03, 2010

    Rocks Off is still getting used to running into (or emailing) local musicians we haven't seen for a while, asking them where they've been and getting the answer "on tour." We're not complaining. That... More >>

  • Last Night: Rodrigo y Gabriela At House Of Blues
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    Last Night: Rodrigo y Gabriela At House Of Blues

    published Sep 03, 2010

    Rodrigo y Gabriela House of Blues September 2, 2010 For more photos from Thursday's show, see our slideshow here. Aftermath is not going to lie. Thursday night was about as cold as we've ever gone i... More >>

  • The Ten Worst Beatles Songs Of All Time

    published Sep 02, 2010

    Rolling Stone is about to release a special issue counting down the magazine's choices for the 100 best Beatles songs of all time, and previewed the list by posting the Top 10 on rollingstone.com. May... More >>

  • Houston Texans: Five Possible 2010 Theme Songs

    published Sep 01, 2010

    If you haven't been able to tell by the depleted charcoal supplies and life-size bikini-model cutouts by the Miller Lite at your neighborhood grocery store (provided it's not Whole Foods), it's almost... More >>

  • What Kind Of Music Stresses You Out The Most?
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    What Kind Of Music Stresses You Out The Most?

    published Aug 31, 2010

    Recently, Forbes magazine released a list of America's most stressful, and stressed-out, cities. Houston came in third, behind Las Vegas and Los Angeles. We know, we thought it would be higher, too. ... More >>

  • Eclipse

    published September 2, 2010

    All of 24 years old, singer-songwriter Bobby Long owes his recent surge in popularity to about the most modern phenomenon there is. After striking... More >>

  • Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock

    published September 2, 2010

    Even without Joe Ely — who will be along in October, with Jerry Jeff Walker at the Arena Theatre — two-thirds of the Flatlanders means... More >>

  • New Fitzgerald's Team Releases First Music Calendar
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    New Fitzgerald's Team Releases First Music Calendar

    published Aug 31, 2010

    Update (1:56 p.m.): According to Katial, Summer Fest is scheduled for two days in 2011 and the listing on Pegstar is a typo. Although several of the shows have been listed on their promoters' Web sit... More >>

  • Ten Thousand Harmonicas Coming To Minute Maid Next Friday
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    Ten Thousand Harmonicas Coming To Minute Maid Next Friday

    published Aug 30, 2010

    If you're going to try to break a world record by having 10,000 people play the same instrument at the same time, Rocks Off supposes the harmonica is a pretty good way to go, and a ballpark is a prett... More >>

  • Friday Night: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears And The Relatives At The Continental Club
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    Friday Night: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears And The Relatives At The Continental Club

    published Aug 30, 2010

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Relatives Continental Club August 27, 2010 A few times a year, the Continental Club hosts shows that can be legitimately described as "soul happenings," usually ... More >>

  • Happy 32nd Anniversary, Rudyard's

    published Aug 27, 2010

    Sunday, Rudyard's celebrates its 32nd anniversary with an afternoon barbecue buffet and night of free music with sharp-witted singer-songwriter Teresa Kolo, holy terrors the Hell City Kings and the st... More >>

  • Talking Stevie Ray Vaughan, 20 Years Gone, With The Mighty Orq

    published Aug 27, 2010

    "Alpine Valley, in the middle of the night," begins Jimmie Vaughan's "Six Strings Down," his account of the time heaven called another blues singer back home - namely, his brother Stevie Ray Vaughan. ... More >>

  • Eight Songs That Make Us Want To Go Back To School

    published Aug 26, 2010

    Last week, when Rocks Off was editing our former intern Matthew Keever's article about the worst back-to-school soundtracks when Jerry Lee Lewis' "High School Confidential" popped into our head out of... More >>

  • Springsteen Darkness Reissue Includes 1978 Houston Show

    published Aug 26, 2010

    Did you know Bruce Springsteen mentions bygone downtown venue Liberty Hall in his song "This Hard Land"? Of course you did, because Rocks Off is contractually obligated to mention it every time we pos... More >>

  • Benefits, Outdoor Shows Fill Up Fall Concert Season Quick

    published Aug 26, 2010

    "Winter changed into spring, spring changed into summer, summer changed back into winter, and winter gave spring and summer a miss and went straight on into autumn" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail ... More >>

  • Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues
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    Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues

    published Aug 26, 2010

    Billy Idol House of Blues August 25, 2010 See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show. Hot in the city. Tonight. Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't r... More >>

  • Answers To Rocks Off's Musical Nickname Quiz

    published Aug 25, 2010

    Rocks Off hopes you enjoyed our musical nickname quiz earlier today. We have had a few nicknames ourselves over the years - our dad called us "Boog" after former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Boog P... More >>

  • Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Relatives

    published August 26, 2010

    There is a great tradition of getting a little on the side within soul and R&B, so when we saw this show advertised as "Black Joe Lewis & the... More >>

  • Mareshah Shepard Benefit

    published August 26, 2010

    Large or small, and however great the music, most benefit shows are born out of extremely bad news. This one is no different: Houston disco-rock... More >>

  • Last Concert Cafe Not Closed, Just "Handicapped"

    published Aug 24, 2010

    Hats off to Culturemap, whose offices are located a few blocks from Last Concert Cafe, for breaking this Monday, but Rocks Off figured our readers (especially those who have ever participated in a dru... More >>

  • KTRU Flap Inspires Downfall Parody, Uncle Charlie Poster

    published Aug 24, 2010

    As of Wednesday morning, the Save KTRU Facebook page is up to almost 1,500 members, another petition is circulating at savektru.org and Rocks Off has heard that KTRU supporters have already received s... More >>

  • Rocks Off Seeking Fall Intern, School Band Photos
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    Rocks Off Seeking Fall Intern, School Band Photos

    published Aug 24, 2010

    If you've been keeping up with Rocks Off lately, you know that sometimes some pretty interesting things can happen on college campuses. With school back in session now, we're looking for one lucky (we... More >>

  • Saturday Night: Natalie Merchant At Verizon Wireless Theater
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    Saturday Night: Natalie Merchant At Verizon Wireless Theater

    published Aug 23, 2010

    Natalie Merchant Verizon Wireless Theater August 21, 2010 For more photos from Saturday's show, see our slideshow here. Natalie Merchant must either have always had the patience of a saint or simply... More >>

  • House Of Blues Extends Tax-Free Merch Sale Through 7 p.m. Today

    published Aug 23, 2010

    House of Blues has extended its "Great Rock 'N' Roll Sample Sale" to a second day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Bronze Peacock Room. Sales tax for all merchandise, available for as low as $3 fo... More >>

  • Leah White: The Houston Zoo Muse's Eight Favorite Animal Songs

    published Aug 20, 2010

    Rocks Off does not have children, nor do we anticipate doing so anytime in the forseeable future. Frankly, the thought of being responsible for another living creature around the clock both terrifies ... More >>

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