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Allman Brothers

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    March 18, 2014

    The Allman Brothers Band's Still-Unfolding Saga Ain't Got But One Way Out

    One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band By Alan Paul St. Martin's Press, 464 pp., $29.99 Make no mistake. While only two of the six original members of the Allman Brothers Band were actual biological siblings, the fraternal ties of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    David Grissom Knows How It Feels to Fly

    David Grissom is a guitar geek's dream, an inventive player who combines power, finesse, theory and good taste into a disturbingly virile mix that straddles the line between beautiful abstraction and full-tilt boogie. Grissom is, for the most part, always turned up to 11. Now coming up on 30 years ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Mixed Emotions: When CD Compilations Create "Feelings"

    I recently received an e-mail from my nephew, Orlando, inviting me to join something called the "Mix of the Month" club. The correspondence detailed how 12 members of this group would each have an assigned month to create a mix CD to send to the others. Original, creative cover art was encouraged. I ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Warren Haynes: This Mule is a Real Workhorse

    In another era, James Brown was the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Today, that title crown might just fall upon the hirsute head of Warren Haynes, simply based on the sheer amount of musical projects currently on his plate. The 53-year-old is a singer/guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band, ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Head Out On the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

    Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Why Greatest-Hits Albums Matter, and 10 Greatest-Hits Haikus

    A solid album, to me, is what I have dubbed a "Front-to-Back." I have two definitions for Front-to-Backs: 1) albums that are structured to listen to as an entire piece of artwork (like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, or Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea); and 2) alb ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Revisiting Robertson Stadium's Forgotten Concert History

    After years of dreaming, planning and even a little begging, the University of Houston broke ground on a new on-campus football stadium this month. It's a pretty darn exciting development for the Cougars that marks the beginning of a new era of UH athletics: The program will play its first season in ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    April 20, 2012

    Texas Guitar Great David Grissom Digs Way Down Deep

    David Grissom has a résumé that most guitarists can only dream of. From his early days with Hank III in Killbilly, Grissom went on to playing, along with Jimmy Pettit and Davis McLarty, for Joe Ely from 1985 to 1991. A hell-for-leather band that could hang with the Clash or just about anyone else, ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    The Tedeschi Trucks Band Keeps in the Family

    Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are married both to each other and their musical careers. She with a busy solo schedule, and he with full-time gigs fronting the Derek Trucks Band, playing guitar with the Allman Brothers Band [Derek's uncle is founding member Butch Trucks], and minor side-jobs with t ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

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    June 9, 2011

    Bright Light Social Hour's Favorite Summertime Jams

    Bright Lights, White House: Bright Light Social Hour in front of Obama's DC crib. ​With a sound influenced by Sly & The Family Stone, The Allman Brothers, Daft Punk and Muddy Waters, Austin's Bright Light Social Hour has become one of the city's most prominent party bands. Imagine Foxy Shazam ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Self-Titled Debut Albums

    ​It wasn't until we were discussing its release this week that Rocks Off realized we're basically the same age as Led Zeppelin's debut album. Recorded in October 1968 and released the following January, Led Zeppelin is 42 years old. It suffers from some of the same ailments as all of us who r ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes On Billy Gibbons, Lightnin' Hopkins, Ray LaMontagne And More

    Shore Fire Media​ In this week's print edition of the Press, Warren Haynes talks about juggling his membership in the Alpha and Omega of jam bands, the Allman Brothers Band and The Dead, with the musclebound blues-rock engine he started in 1994, Gov't Mule. The Mule pulls into House of Blues Satur ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Get Behind the Mule

    Gov't Mule main man Warren Haynes swears he takes time off, but we don't really believe him.

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    December 16, 2009

    Listology: Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard's Favorite R&B 45s

    ​ Clint Broussard is a local boy who was born with the music of the Gulf Coast in his chromosomes. Broussard works as a bartender at Ginger Man, a clerk at Cactus Records and volunteer disc jockey with a great old-time R&B radio show on Rice University station KTRU. Rocks Off asked Broussard, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Feels Like the First Time With Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers at the Woodlands

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ There are few experiences in life that act as true rites of passage: Learning to ride a bicycle or drive a car, or that first kiss with that special post-pubescent someone. Then there's virginity, both the kind that gets lost in between the sheets and the kind that takes pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Single-Album Sets We'd Like to See, Part 2: Blondie, Green Day, U2 and More

    There are so many artists coming to Houston this summer and fall who should pick up on the "classic album" trend Rocks Off could hardly stop at just five. See our picks for Nos. 6-10 here. 5. Blondie (Arena Theater, August 23) Album: Eat to the Beat (Chrysalis, 1979) After 1978's Giorgio Moroder-ass ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 12, 2009
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    February 5, 2009

    Local Rotation: The Snake Charmers' Been Gone Too Long

    The Snake Charmers Been Gone Too Long www.snakecharmers.net Contrary to popular belief, the blues is mostly about restraint; a few carefully chosen and timed notes are almost always preferable to a shower of technically precise show-offery. Luckily, the Snake Charmers don't have this problem. T ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 6, 2009

    This Evening/Tonight: Hightide Blues at Cactus Music and the Mink

    If you like your Southern rock with liberal doses of B-3 and a lotta bluesy swagger, try on Atlanta-via-Auburn, Alabama, quartet Hightide Blues on for size. After a couple of MySpace listens, HTB seems seem best suited for the same full-tilt boogie as the Allman Brothers (try "Katie Can You Hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 7

    Jay-Z, House of Blues, October 16: "Jay-Z and his dozen-man band tore through the Brooklyn rapper's phone-book-thick catalog -- topped by the thunderstruck, 'Back in Black'-­borrowing "99 Problems" -- as Bun B, several Houston Texans (and Texans Cheerleaders) and the rest of the sold-out house ... More >>

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    September 26, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    October 18, 2007
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    February 15, 2007
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    February 15, 2007

    Spencer Durham

    Much More Than Words Cavender Castle

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    December 22, 2005

    Dead Like Me

    Attempting to survive 11 straight hours of the Grateful Dead

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    September 22, 2005

    Allman Brothers Band

    Sunday, September 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

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    April 21, 2005

    The Derek Trucks Band

    Friday, April 22, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

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    April 14, 2005

    Karachi Rock

    Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.

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    October 7, 2004
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    April 29, 2004
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    February 19, 2004

    Lost Trailers

    Friday, February 20

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    January 1, 2004

    My Morning Jacket

    It Still Moves (ATO/RCA/BMG)

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

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    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

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    August 21, 2003

    Drop Trio

    Big Dipper, Self-Released

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    October 17, 2002
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    May 2, 2002

    Fightin' Words

    Drifter's Craig Feazel hates jam bands, Ryan Adams, radio and a lot of other stuff

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    November 9, 2000

    Midnight Riders

    Co-founder Dickey Betts is gone from the Allman Brothers Band, while Gregg Allman hits the road on a separate mini-tour

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    September 14, 2000

    Jailhouse Rock

    Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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    August 17, 2000
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    July 22, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

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    November 20, 1997
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    June 5, 1997

    Quick Study

    Can a middle-class Midwestern white guy play the blues? Yeah, if he's Mark May.

  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Animal Acts

    The return of Hollywood's most famous dog and pony show

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