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Al Green

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    January 14, 2014

    Soul Screamer Barrence Whitfield Will Make You "Bleed From the Eyeballs"

    Attention, those of you planning to go the Barrence Whitfield and the Savages show tomorrow. Want to visit backstage or get in good with the screaming fireball of a soul man? All you need to do is cater to his sweet tooth. "There was this club we used to play right outside of Houston and there was ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Har Mar Superstar Brings Bye Bye 17 to Mango's Tonight

    Har Mar Superstar hits Mango's on Wednesday night a week before his newest album, Bye Bye 17, hits physical and digital shelves. The collection of songs are heavily-influence by vintage soul and R&B, but still have his cheeky, lovelorn swagger going for them. He recorded the album in Austin at Pub ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    It's 1:30 And Sheila Jackson Lee & Al Green Are Already Sitting In Their Seats For The State Of The Union, And You Can't Budge Them

    It's become a tradition for camera-hungry congresspeople to park their butts in aisle seats hours before the State of the Union speech to ensure they get a moment with the President as he leaves the chamber after the speech. It's about 2:30 Eastern time as we write this, and Houston congressmembers ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    Essential Rock and Roll Literature For Budding Music Writers

    Right about now young, budding rock writers and nerds are sitting on gift cards and credit from the holidays, and may need to know what books to pick up at the local bookstore or Amazon to further their education. It's not enough to just read every new music blog or (gasp!) pick up a few music mag ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Rev. Al Green At Arena Theatre

    Rev. Al Green Arena Theatre April 27th, 2012 Mark my words. If you check the local hospitals exactly nine months from now, you will surely see a spike in activity in the maternity wards. Al Green gets everyone and anyone into the baby-making mood. Even the comedian who opened the show alluded to th ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Lee Fields & The Expressions At The Continental Club

    Lee Fields & the Expressions Continental Club April 27, 2010 A very few singers who missed out on being Al Green and Otis Redding when soul music first got big in the '60s and early '70s, people like Charles Bradley and Bettye LaVette, have been lucky enough to enjoy good second-act careers later i ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Dear Obama: You'd Make A Great Goth Musician

    Dear President Barack H. Obama, I want you to know that I am very impressed by your recent musical endeavors. While it's clear that you could use some practice and professional vocal coaching, it's equally clear that you possess more than enough raw talent to excel as a musician. I know right now, ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Obama's Best Campaign Strategy: Keep Singing The Blues

    After President Obama crooning Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a Harlem fundraiser became an unlikely iTunes sensation, even topping the ringtone chart, history is now repeating itself with his version of "Sweet Home Chicago" caught on an episode of PBS' In Performance at the White House Tuesd ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Houston's Nine Members of Congress: Net Worth of Almost $400 Million

    ​Welcome to Congress!​The Center for Responsive Politics has put out its list of the net worth of every member of Congress, and the Houston delegation are no slackers. The nine representatives have a net worth estimated to be $392.4 million, which is a pretty impressive figure. Actually, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Rel The Chosen Creates More Beautiful Music

    ​Back in late January, Rocks Off introduced you to Houston underground MC Rel The Chosen, a highly lyrical individual who favors soulful beats. Here's the Reader's Digest version of what we wrote about his debut project, Beautiful Music, nearly seven months ago: "Calling it Beautiful Music ... More >>

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    January 26, 2011

    Rel The Chosen Flows With Soul On Beautiful Music

    ​If Houston's Rel The Chosen was trying to make an impression, the single CD he handed us in a plain white cover at DJ Premier's show a few months ago at Numbers wasn't doing the job. The music on the CD, however, made a spectacular impression and certainly made up for any lack of marketing ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    The Top Five Bank-Robbery Scene Soundtracks

    ​It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Ted Poe, Obsessed With Vagina

    When you're named Al Green, of course you're going to talk about the ladies​For hardcore political junkies -- and we do mean hardcore -- capitolwords.org can be downright addicting. Although the actual meaningfulness of the site might be up for debate, its wonkish fun factor is not: the site track ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Al Green Sanctifies, Electrifies The Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​ For more pictures from Sunday's show, see our slideshow here. In the middle of "Tired of Being Alone," one feverish mini-symphony of soul and salvation out of an even dozen Sunday night (counting an extended '60s medley), the Rev. Al Green asked out loud what his triumphant ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Solange Knowles Admits She's A "Blipster"

    ​ As a white thirtysomething male who digs Merle Haggard, Al Green and Skynyrd, Rocks Off is well aware our hipster cred is pretty much in the toilet. Even the bands we do like that were once considered at least kinda "cool" - Wilco, Spoon, Phoenix - now share air time with Jack Johnson and the Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Un Pueblo Unido: Scenes From Houston's Immigration Protest

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​An estimated 7,000 people took to the streets of Gulfton on Saturday afternoon, part of a coordinated series of national protests against the passage of Arizona's SB 1070, a bill which many Hispanics in Arizona and across the nation have decried as racial profil ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
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    June 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Another Record Store Day at Cactus Music

    Cactus Music and the Record Ranch is having another Record Store Day Saturday, with a lineup of events that borders on serious party happening. The highlight of the day will be a live appearance by red-hot San Antonio band The Krayolas (above). San Antonio's oldest and most respected rockero outfit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Before We Go: Devin the Dude, ZZ Top, Camp Jam Houston, The Orb, Something Fierce and More

    Free Press Houston has added Devin the Dude, whom Rocks Off is currently trying to track down for a prospective new feature (email us, mang!) and Prince Paul to its Summer Fest August 8 and 9 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. See FPH's or Pegstar's Web sites for ticket info (hint: it's $7 per day). Yesterday ... More >>

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    February 9, 2009

    Benjamin Hall Drops Out Of The Mayor's Race

    Benjamin Hall, one of the two black-ex-city attorneys rumored to be running for mayor, is not running for mayor.Hall announced he's supporting his doppelganger, Gene Locke, the Houston Chronicle reports.The deal was apparently brokered by Congressman Al Green, who obviously enough wasn't looking fon ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    November 12, 2008
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    October 27, 2008

    Tonight: Tina Turner at Toyota Center

    "Nutbush City Limits," 1974 'Nuff said, really. "Proud Mary," "Private Dancer" and all the rest are just fine, but Rocks Off is looking forward to "Nutbush" the most. According to this review from Press sister paper The Pitch in Kansas City, she also does the Beatles' "Get Back" and "Help!", the St ... More >>

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    September 27, 2008

    Soul Day at ACL: I Feel Good!

    Sharon Jones (Dawn Jones-Garcia) To be honest, I thought today was going to suck, but it's been the exact opposite. After some ridonkulous partying last night at Heartless Bastards' ear-splitting basement blues party - hey, it was my first time at Emo's in six months - I set a new personal late-arr ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    The Roots Will Not Apologize

    ?uestlove and company: Those who don't like our angriest album can step right off

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    May 29, 2008
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    March 16, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    The MLK Day Parade

    Two factions turn MLK Day into a competition

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    October 9, 2007

    Give Us a Hand

    If there’s one thing we learned from the Press’ recent H-Town 100 list, it’s that Houston has produced a lot of great songs. If there’s another thing we learned, it’s that lists – of anything, but since this is the music blog we’ll stick with songs – can sure draw a lot of comments v ... More >>

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

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    July 27, 2006

    Sumo

    The Danceband

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    July 21, 2006

    Oh, Slap!

    Fisticuffs? Let's hope they turn around and make up. First Press prom king Ray Hafner spotted it on KPRC. Then it started buzzing around the blogosphere: President Bush slapped Al Green. Whoa — could Dubya have decked the Reverend during a soulful rendition of "Let's Stay Together," perh ... More >>

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Tommy Castro

    Saturday, March 18, the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9666

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    December 29, 2005

    Lil' Wayne

    Tha Carter, Vol. II

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    June 23, 2005

    Luciano, with Dean Fraser, Irie Time, Bigga Boss and Manjaro

    Friday, June 24, at Club Riddims, 8220 West Bellfort, 713-779-0033 or 713-981-6677.

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Al Green

    Everything's OK

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Race for the House

    Chris Bell finds it's lonely being white on this campaign trail

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Al Green

    Thursday, September 18

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Festivus Maximus

    The Austin City Limits Music Festival's got a roster that won't quit

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Clem Snide

    Soft Spot (spinART)

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Wizard of Boz

    Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Aim to Please

    Luther and his Healers know the cure for what ails most local bands

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Besides "Let's Stay Together"

    Ten other reasons to listen to Al Green

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    October 29, 1998
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    September 10, 1998
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    March 26, 1998
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    March 27, 1997
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    March 31, 1994

    Once More, The Vision Thing

    Is "Imagine Houston" fit for the future, or just for a bumper sticker?

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