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    October 20, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Watsky, Heart, Jason Aldean, B.o.B., etc.

    Watsky House of Blues, October 21 Last year, the most badass statistical analyst you've ever heard of, Matt Daniels, released something called the Hip-Hop Flow Chart, which ranked several popular rap acts by vocabulary size. I pored over the results like a rap geek and wondered how could Daniels ha ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The 30 Best Concerts In Houston Before Halloween

    Islands Walters, September 6 Given the recent excitement of the Unicorns' first shows in a decade, opening some recent Arcade Fire dates, the good news that their Canadian indie successors Islands are headed back to town for the first time in a while should make a few townies happy. The show should ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

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    June 27, 2013

    Portugal. The Man Talk Texas, Danger Mouse, and What Their Name Means

    Portugal. The Man are coming into town tonight, hot on the heels of their newest Danger-Mouse produced LP, Evil Friends. With positive reviews coming in from all over the interwebs, P.TM are enjoying bigger venues and larger crowds as a result. Just the other day, Rocks Off had the opportunity to ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Five Essential Willie Nelson Albums

    This week and into next, the State of Texas and the rest of the world will join together in saluting American hero Willie Nelson on his 80th birthday. Rocks Off would certainly like to add our congratulations, but we woke up today -- well, yesterday -- looking to start an argument. The standard li ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Is a New Poe Album Finally on the Horizon?

    In 2000, Poe released Haunted, an album that is simply one of the absolute greatest things ever recorded. It was a critical smash success on the pop charts despite that fact that it was more or less a surrealist counterpart to one of the most disturbing and difficult-to-read horror novels of all tim ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    10 Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet Albums You Need to Own

    Tonight at the Continental Club, Austin's Freddie Steady 5 will head up a tribute to the late Doug Sahm focusing on Sahm's 2000 album The Return of Wayne Douglas, which he recorded only a few months before dying of a heart attack in November 1999. La Porte native Freddie Krc, leader of the 5, has ju ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights Ready to Reload

    While this is going to be their first appearance at Ziegfest, the Dallas-based Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights have brought their brand of southern-fried soul and debauchery to Houston several times before. One particular Houston night sticks in Tyler's mind. "We were playing at the Warehou ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day Concert Film Coming to Houston October 17

    Rewind: Squeezing the Lemon: Led Zeppelin & the 10 Most Shocking Rock and Roll Reunions This week we all saw the trailer to Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day, the concert film shot at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in honor of Atlantic Records impresario Ahmet Ertegun. The film will be playing in t ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Trey Songz Slips New Chapter V to Wire Road Studios

    Heights' Wire Road Studios Celebrates Grand Opening Trey Songz has good people. An hour before his scheduled arrival at Wire Road Studios -- quite a cutting-edge, modern music chamber, considering the humble neighborhood living around it -- to join about 20 hip-hop heads, hype men, helpers and hang ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    Garland Jeffreys: NYC Rock Hero Still Wild In The Streets

    As vapid as television has become, if you're a fan of great live music you might want to check The Late Show With David Letterman Friday night, when Dave welcomes the incomparable Garland Jeffreys. Unless you're a serious music nerd, you've probably never heard of Jeffreys, although you most surel ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Up on His Hustle

    How Lucky Luciano went from pimping strippers to stacking six figures.

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    December 11, 2008

    Tonight: Scott Miller and Mike McClure at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Scott Miller, "Drunk All Around This Town" Long ago, Scott Miller had a brief essay on his website about playing writers-in-the-round gigs. In his eyes, such shows come down to you, the one good, talented, brilliant songwriter sitting there silently wishing these other hacks would finish t ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

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    February 15, 2007

    Borrowed Stories

    Ruthie Foster on love and politics

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Houston's Gone Gaaga for Haaga

    A former king of the Texas metal world unites Houston's warring rock tribes and wins a passel of Music Awards

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    May 23, 2002

    Moby Pick

    Beaumont's Barbara Lynn lucks out with a song that almost died

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    October 26, 2000

    Desert Rose

    Victoria Williams, a native of swampy Louisiana, finds her muse in the dry beauty of Southern California

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    July 29, 1999
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    July 22, 1999

    North and South

    Tranquil Canada flavors San Antonian Doug Sahm's rustic music

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    February 18, 1999
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    February 4, 1999
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    December 17, 1998
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    June 11, 1998
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    March 12, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    On the Mend

    After over a year of laying low, Juliana Hatfield is ready to reconnect

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    May 15, 1997

    Soul Survivor

    Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio -- and still in God's arms

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    February 20, 1997
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    May 23, 1996
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    March 7, 1996

    Hippie Chic

    Jewel is a one-name folkie with a multifaceted spirit

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    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part I)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

  • Music

    December 28, 1995
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    September 14, 1995

    A Band's Dissolve

    Banana Blender Surprise calls it quits or do they?

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    July 27, 1995

    Blowed Up Real Good

    Hootie gets big while keeping its eyes on the small stuff

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    March 16, 1995

    Ready for Home

    Sherman Robertson left for success; now he's returning for a shot of the Houston blues

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    February 2, 1995

    Eyeballing McCarty

    Austin's Kathy McCarty fleshes out the naked emotion of Daniel Johnston's songs

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    January 26, 1995