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  • Mavis Staples Will Take You There - Conroe - Friday Night

    published May 13, 2010

    ​Apparently there are still plenty of tickets for Mavis Staples in Conroe Friday night. Part of the Sounds of Texas Music Series at the Crighton Theater, the show also includes gospel-rocker Mike Fa... More >>

  • Otis Redding, Jayhawks Help Us Overcome The Mailbox Cringe

    published May 12, 2010

    ​Sometimes we cringe when we go to the mailbox, but the past few days have brought Lonesome, Onry and Mean an eclectic trove of cool stuff. New Mystery Girl is Austinite Chrissy Flatt's new project ... More >>

  • Love, Shelby

    published May 13, 2010

    Shelby Lynne has always had a reputation as one of those "problem" talents. Like Kelly Willis, she's had major-label record deals and, at... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne, Unlikely Honky-Tonk Heroine

    published May 10, 2010

    ​ Until the advent of the Internet and blogs and all that, Lonesome Onry and Mean seldom had the time/space to go back and rethink what we'd written, to tweak it more into what we came to think than... More >>

  • Willie Nelson Camp Confirms Drummer's Stroke

    published May 06, 2010

    Willie Nelson's camp has finally confirmed what Rocks Off first reported here last Friday, that longtime Nelson drummer Paul English did in fact suffer a "mild stroke." About an hour ago, Nelson twee... More >>

  • Shelby Lynne Needs No Alibis On Excellent New Album

    published May 05, 2010

    ​Anyone who went to see Shelby Lynne at Warehouse Live two years ago and didn't come away with a case of drop-jaw respect for both her talent and her presence just isn't dialed into the right human ... More >>

  • The Blasters

    published May 6, 2010

    It's surprising that, after 30 years of incendiary shows, The Blasters haven't gone to heaven in a glorious blaze of self-combustion. Since... More >>

  • Toots & The Maytals Boogie On At House Of Blues

    published May 03, 2010

    ​ For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. Almost 50 years on from his earliest historic recordings, Toots Hibbert and the Maytals have the reggae thing down to a massively fun science... More >>

  • Willie Nelson's Drummer Said To Have Suffered Stroke
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    Willie Nelson's Drummer Said To Have Suffered Stroke

    published Apr 30, 2010

    ​Word reached Rocks Off earlier this afternoon from a usually reliable source that Willie Nelson's longtime drummer, Paul English, has suffered a stroke. English, who now lives in Dallas with his wi... More >>

  • The Happen-Ins, Mark May And More Weekend Happenings

    published Apr 30, 2010

    ​ Rocks Off is always looking for a cheapo weekend filled with wine, song, art and, well, debauchery if possible. The cheaper the better. So in that spirit... Rockers the Happen-Ins have been gettin... More >>

  • Win A Pair Of Toots & The Maytals Tickets

    published Apr 30, 2010

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. ​If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he cert... More >>

  • Beyond His Years

    published April 29, 2010

    Second-generation bluesman Bernard Allison may have been born in Chicago, reared in Peoria, Illinois, and Florida, and reside these days in... More >>

  • Will Kimbrough

    published April 29, 2010

    Along with Kenny Vaughan, Will Kimbrough has long been one of Nashville's go-to guitar-plunker sidemen for years. A key part of Todd Snider's... More >>

  • Rebirth Brass Band Lights A Fire At iFest

    published Apr 26, 2010

    ​ Weather - usually the bad, wet, turbulent kind - has often been the story at iFest. But the story this year is that in spite of the threat of rain in the forecast, both weekends turned out to be e... More >>

  • Kelly Willis Happy To Leave Kids At Home For Miller Outdoor Show

    published Apr 23, 2010

    ​Kelly Willis, who plays Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday night with Ray Wylie Hubbard, has four kids and is known to be a doting mother. She and husband Bruce Robison could probably both have much m... More >>

  • Kelly Willis

    published April 22, 2010

    If Texas ever needs a First Lady of Country Music, Kelly Willis would fill the job nicely. No doubt she could be in Nashville singing whatever... More >>

  • A New Peggy Sue To Make Buddy Holly Proud
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    A New Peggy Sue To Make Buddy Holly Proud

    published Apr 20, 2010

    ​Only weeks after being blown away by British power folkies Mumford and Sons, Lonesome, Onry and Mean got another pleasant shock from Yep Roc Records' latest artist, Peggy Sue. Their new album Fossi... More >>

  • iFest Aftermath: Joe Ely Band Almost Pulls A Michael Jackson

    published Apr 19, 2010

    ​Terry Allen once told Aftermath that Joe Ely was his favorite performer. Allen related that Ely would come over to his house in Lubbock and sit on his couch and try out new songs. According... More >>

  • A Rock & Roll Time Capsule From Friday Night Lights Country

    published Apr 16, 2010

    ​ As Lonesome, Onry and Mean noted yesterday, even in an age when no one supposedly buys, listens to or reviews albums anymore - three words: Record Store Day - too many albums pour into our mailbox... More >>

  • New, Hidden Americana Gems From Philly, Nashville And The Ozarks

    published Apr 15, 2010

    ​ Too many records, too many records, too many records. Sometimes Lonesome, Onry and Mean just has to take a deep breath, swallow hard and admit we can never give a fair listen to all the stuff that... More >>

  • Before the Flood

    published April 15, 2010

    Historian, musicologist, songwriter, performer and Cuban-music label owner Ned Sublette is in town from New York City to promote his new book... More >>

  • Vanished Honky-Tonk Heavyweight Damon Bramblett Reappears Tuesday
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    Vanished Honky-Tonk Heavyweight Damon Bramblett Reappears Tuesday

    published Apr 12, 2010

    ​Jesse Dayton recently wrote to us that he's cutting two of Damon Bramblett's songs on his next album. Dayton compared Bramblett to Mike Stinson as one of the cream of Texas' current songwriter crop... More >>

  • SugarHill In The '90s: Jazz, Jazz, Jazz... And A Little Group Called Destiny's Child
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    SugarHill In The '90s: Jazz, Jazz, Jazz... And A Little Group Called Destiny's Child

    published Apr 09, 2010

    Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's re... More >>

  • Freddy Fender And Huey Meaux Reel Off A String Of SugarHill Hits In The '70s

    published Apr 08, 2010

    Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's re... More >>

  • Roy Head, Sir Douglas Quintet Help SugarHill Swing Into The Psychedelic '60s

    published Apr 07, 2010

    Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's re... More >>

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