Art Garfunkel

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    The Reissue Van Morrison Doesn't Want You to Buy

    What happens when a hotly anticipated new release comes out by an artist... and the artist encourages you not to buy it? On the rare occurrence this happens, it's usually because the artist feels the material is either inferior, not in final form, bootlegged, or somehow fallen into the orbit of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Five Genius Songs Written at the Last Minute

    Funny thing about songwriting. I can speak from personal experience: sometimes you spend days, weeks, or years getting a song right, and sometimes you just throw some crap into a microphone at the last minute and hope that someone doesn't hate it. In the hands of master musicians, though, that las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Tessa Kole, PuraPharm's Voice and Vice

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Every once in a while I run into a ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The Unsent Letter to Art Garfunkel I Found In a Record Sleeve

    This past weekend I went digging for records at some thrift stores near my parent's house in Pearland. Yes, the fella who wrote a blog about needing to pare down his record collection went looking for more to add to his pile. Rewind: Liquidating Your Record Collection Is Harder Than You Would Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Found Art: A Collection Of NBA All-Star Party Flyers From The Streets Of Downtown Houston

    Yes, these were picked up off the ground along 100 yards of Polk near the Toyota Center, including a cool one from the City Of Houston about parking. The flyers are for parties, parties, and more parties, with appearances by Diddy, LeBron James, Kevin Hart, Gary Payton, Jay-Z, Casey Anthony, Cassi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    5 Folk Acts Who Wandered Down the Synth Road

    Mandolin enthusiasts Mumford and Sons have been on top of the world the past couple of years, dominating rock-driven radio with a folk sound that apparently touches the hearts of hard-rock bros around the world. Given that they have an apparently winning formula, one wouldn't expect them to change i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    6 Songs for LBJ Day... One's About His Dick

    Today is officially Lyndon Baines Johnson Day here in the state of Texas. The late 36th president's birthday was hallowed in his home state after he died in 1973 of a massive heart attack at the age of 64. He would have been 104 today. Johnson ascended to the presidency from the vice-presidency aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    9 Musical Costumes Couples Should Avoid This Halloween

    Norman See/last.fmNice threads, but... yeah. Don't go there.​The other day, a friend of ours asked us for our opinion on some ideas for "couple costumes," as in Halloween, including Han Solo and Princess Leia. Ugh. Do you happy couples really start this early in September? Rocks Off thinks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Season of the Witches -- 10 Shows That Keeping Up with the Kardashians Outlasted

    Over half a decade of quality programming.​In the course of writing Pop Rocks, I'm often exposed to information so horrific, so atrocious, so...repugnant it defies human comprehension. I first stumbled upon this particular tidbit several months ago, but only now has my sanity recovered from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    There Goes Rhymin' Simon: The First Four Books Of Paul

    ​With Paul Simon's latest CD, So Beautiful or So What, released this spring, the reissue folks at Columbia/Legacy have embarked on a reissue project. Out of the box first this month are his four solo releases after the implosion of Simon and Garfunkel. Coming on the heels of S&G's epic farewe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    The State Bar Says "No" To Sex With Clients, We Reply With A List Of Sleazy Movie Lawyers

    Anyone who's ever sat in front of television long enough knows that lawyers are better than regular people. They have nicer suits, drive cooler cars, and have awesomer sex -- sometimes with each other, sometimes with clients. But apparently that last one can be a bad thing, which is why the State Ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Buddy Mondlock

    Friday, March 10, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    People Try to Put Us Down...

    Almost Famous talks about its g-g-generation -- of misguided rock and roll fans

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Grand Pops

    Bob Dylan and Paul Simon tour together

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Hip to Be Square

    Quality, not fashion, drives the legacy of Simon and Garfunkel