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B.J. Thomas

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Houston In the '60s Was a Happening Place

    One day, in the distant future, hopefully there will be a Vicki Welch Ayo to document Houston's present-day music scene. If so, that person must now be a dedicated and adventurous showgoer, someone who is enthusiastic about the current acts and venues, and who cares about local music enough to one d ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Our Top Five Hank Williams Sr. Covers

    Kids, there's a reason Hiram "Hank' Williams, who would have been 90 years old September 17, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dead of an overdose of pain killers in the back of his long white Cadillac at 29, Williams was, in his brief interval in Nashville, not only a hit-making country star bu ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013

    Sibling Revelry

    A few local bands keep it in the family.

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    September 17, 2013

    How Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits Found "Something Good" in Texas

    Even though in terms of British Invasion band lead singers, he's about as English as English could be, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits has always had a love of Texas music. Once he found out the tunes and performers he liked actually hailed from the Lone Star State, that is. "Guys like Buddy Holly ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Upcoming: Maroon 5, Jamey Johnson, Smokey Robinson, FallCore, Reagan Youth, Etc.

    10th Annual Christmas Bash With The Handsomes, Thunderado: Tue., Dec. 25, 9 p.m. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Adventure Club, Fredster, Pharmer: Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $15-$25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. B.J. Thomas: Sat., Feb. 9, 5:30 & 9:30 p.m., $78-$118. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-4 ... More >>

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    August 26, 2012

    RIP Gene Thomas: Swamp-Pop Singer of "Sometimes" Passes Away at 74

    Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>

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    July 24, 2012

    Upcoming: Ghostland Observatory, Tyga, Minus the Bear, Ben Nichols, Sarah Jaffe, Etc.

    Ben Nichols, Buxton: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Big Business: Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Drunk & The Runaway Scrape, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 28 ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    November 6, 2011

    RIP Crash Collins, Rock Disc Jockey Extraordinaire

    ​Dennis "Crash" Collins, a legend of Houston rock radio, died this morning of prostate cancer complications. He was 68. Originally a musician who played with B.J. Thomas and the Winter brothers, Johnny and Edgar, Collins' true calling was radio. He is best know for his time at KLOL-FM when th ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    Museum Of The Gulf Coast's Musical Treasure Trove

    Photos by Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's car​Rocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Top 10 Pop Songs With Children's Choruses

    ​On the way home from ACL this past Sunday night, Craig's Hlist had his Rdio account humming over the speakers playing one of his playlists (phlayhlist?), but not the sad-bastard mix we rocks whenever we are at work alone. It was the life-spanning one we have been making since we got on the mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Rdio.com Helps Us Get Over Lala

    ​Rocks Off is no longer a grieving widower, bemoaning the loss of his faithful Lala.com with the shades drawn and a glass of wine, constantly clicking a dead link while listening to Leonard Cohen on CD like a caveman. A few days after Lala died, we got a message from a friend that he had the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Upcoming: 50 Cent, Aventura, Hole, Jonas Bros., Liza Minnelli, Octopus Project, Etc.

    ​50 Cent: Sat., June 12. Arena Theatre. Agent Orange: Wed., June 30. Rocbar. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., May 28. Cypress Saloon. As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Cancer Bats: Tue., July 27. Verizon Wireless Theater. Aventura: Thu., July 1. Toyota Center. Barringt ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: R.I.P. Tim Krekel

    Wherever you live, wherever you are/ Just love, love, love" - Tim Krekel, "Love One Another" It is with immense sadness that Lonesome, Onry and Mean reports that Louisville, Kentucky musician and songwriter Tim Krekel has passed away. Krekel had a large tumor removed from his stomach in April and s ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    In the Pines of Houston

    Americana prospers in the northern suburbs

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    July 30, 2008
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    June 27, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Houston Mixtape Volume III

    More local anthems

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    The Head of the Class

    Allen Hill leads the cheers for Houston's only American Idol contestant

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Down-Home Brew

    Learning to speak wino, and other lessons from the road, with Eleven Hundred Springs

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Traffic Jam

    The folks at Tapir Productions are trying to keep jam bands from skipping over Houston

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Sacred Blues

    Blues 2 Joy writes a new testament for the devil's music

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Street-Fighting Man

    Roy Head used to love to mix it up. Now the blue-eyed soul man fights to keep his career alive.

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

  • News

    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.

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