Asbury Park

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    John Fogerty at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 10/20/2013

    John Fogerty Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 20, 2013 John Fogerty made an odd song choice about two hours into his set Cynthia Woods Sunday night: "Oh, Pretty Woman." No disrespect to the 1964 Roy Orbison standard, but come on. Who really needs to hear "Pretty Woman" again, even if it's Jo ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Rolled Up Like a Douche: "Blinded by the Light" Explained

    A few years ago, my band took a trip up the east coast to play some shows in and around New York City. One of the stops was in Asbury Park at a club called The Saint. Not more than probably a mile down the road was the Stone Pony, the legendary venue where some great bands got their start including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Sgt. Pepper & Three Other Bum Albums By Rock Icons

    ​It was 40 (four) years ago today - in the UK, and tomorrow in the U.S. - that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, history stopped, the Summer of Love began, and critics freaked the fuck out. When the Beatles released their LSD-soaked counterpunch to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds in June 1967, K ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011
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    August 26, 2010

    Springsteen Darkness Reissue Includes 1978 Houston Show

    ​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 post something about The Boss. So now that's out of the way, here's something else Houston-re ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Hiding on the Backstreets: Remembering Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band In Houston

    Daniel KramerThe Boss at Toyota Center, April 2009​This past weekend's show in Buffalo, N.Y., was the last date on a nearly two-year (and two-album-supporting) trek by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, which found them criss-crossing the country and the globe several times to rapt audiences ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Get Tickets For Paranormal Activity, This Decade's Blair Witch Project (Hopefully Not In Terms Of Career-Killing)

    ​Paranormal Activity is this century's Blair Witch Project -- a horror movie whose budget couldn't even afford shoestrings, a horror movie with no stars to speak of, but one that is winning great reviews.Why is this important to you? Because you can see it before it becomes a cult hit. Remembe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    What The Hell? Kemah Is One Of The Top Ten Boardwalks In The U.S.?

    Photo by mhowry​We didn't notice this until KPRC pointed it out recently, but the website Forbes Traveler recently published an article entitled "We Don't Know Anything About Boardwalks."That wasn't the actual headline on the article, but it should have been. Unless you believe that the pre-fab sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Super Bowl XLIII

    Part 1: "10th Avenue Freeze-Out" and "Born to Run" Score another one for the old folks. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's quarter-hour onstage at Super Bowl XLIII Sunday night may not have been the most contemporary booking the NFL could have landed - but, and we'll get to this in a minut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Bruce Springsteen Confirms Second Houston Show in a Year

    Alejandro Escovedo with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band,"Always a Friend," Toyota Center, April 14, 2008 After last year's sold-out show that ended with both Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely duetting with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headed back to Houston for&n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008

    Q&A: Little Steven Van Zandt

    NBC Photo / Heidi Gutman With James Brown no longer around, Steven Van Zandt might just have the title of the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. In addition to hosting/producing the syndicated 2-hour weekly “Underground Garage” radio program (heard locally on Sunday nights on KKRW, 93.7 FM) ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2008

    Should Bruce Springsteen Be Forgiven?

    Arguments for reconsidering the missteps on the Boss's otherwise impeccable track record

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Bruce Springsteen

    The Rising (Columbia)

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Bored? Tired?...

    L7 delivers a message of defiance to all those prepackaged rockers

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Chucking It All

    Bryn Tustin was an electrician from New Jersey who became a punk-music DJ in Houston, opened a record store and remade himself into Chuck Roast.