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Badfinger

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Everybody's Still Talkin' About Harry Nilsson

    Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter By Alyn Shipton Oxford University Press, 544 pp., $27.95 While on a press tour to promote the founding of Apple Corps in 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were asked to name their favorite singer. "Nilsson," they replied. When next queried as to their fav ... More >>

  • Film

    September 19, 2013

    Rush's Racers Draw New Life from Ron Howard

    This fuel-injected valentine is best seen on the big screen.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Mississippi-Bred the Weeks Hope That You Know Bo

    When the Beatles were signing acts to their Apple Records label, it proved to be both advantageous and not so much for Badfinger. For while that band got great exposure, they were also tagged as the "Baby Beatles" for their somewhat similar looks and musical styles. It's a situation that members of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

    Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Beatles' Rotted Apple Records Ripe for Rediscovery

    Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records Chrome Dreams, 162 mins., $19.95. While the Beatles' formation of their Apple company had roots in a tax dodge, the foursome really did (at least originally) seek to create a haven where creative types across different genres from art and film and design to ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Carry That Weight: The Best Bands Pegged As The "Next Beatles"

    Laugh now, but remember when Definitely Maybe came out?​How much pressure must it be to have someone, probably some flacky music journalist running out of metaphors and superlatives, call your band the "Next Beatles" just as you start your rock career? That's like being called the next Jesus C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Who Are You? Songs Commonly Attributed To The Wrong Artists

    ​Last week, after the tragic, alcohol-fueled passing of Jackass hero Ryan Dunn, Rocks Off at Taco Cabana wearing a promotional shirt for The Hangover II that we stole borrowed from the office here at the Press. As we were loading our hands with condiment containers, a guy came up to us and sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    R.I.P.: Remembering The 27 Club - Jimi, Jim, Janis, Kurt...

    ​As a student of rock music since he was born and sat in front of MTV and VH1, Craig's Hlist has grown up hearing constant aching throb of the number 27, the end-marker for a collection of rockers who died at that hallowed age, due mostly to their own chemical and/or personal misadventures. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Remembering 1969, Part 3: The Beginning of the End for the Beatles

    Note: see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. For most of 1969, the Beatles were pretty much comatose - after the disastrous Get Back sessions (which would later spawn the Phil Spector-produced Let It Be), they reconvened to the studio that spring to record the music for what would become their final reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Aftermath: Spain Colored Orange at the Continental Club

    Photos by Chris Gray Is Spain Colored Orange the Badfinger of Texas? Why not? Thursday at the Continental Club, the local quintet's heavy, lush pop was dense and intricate, but never at the expense of melody. Its members have also heard at least one jazz album in their lifetimes, evident in their f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Tonight: Todd Rundgren at Warehouse Live

    Todd Rundgren, who plays Warehouse Live's studio tonight (tickets still available), has had one of the more interesting careers in pop music history. Most people doubtless know him from this song... ...or this one... ...but like Jimi Hendrix said, it goes a little deeper than that. Here are fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Paul Rodgers: All Right Now

    With one of the most soulful and distinctive voices in rock history, Paul Rodgers has fronted not one but two of the genre’s great bands in Free and Bad Company. He also helmed a short-lived collaboration with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page as the Firm. But when it was announced a few years back tha ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    What Made Milwaukee Famous

    What Made Milwaukee Famous performs Friday, March 2, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington, 713-862-2513. Dr. Dog also performs.

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Jet

    Get Born (Elektra)

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    The New Constitution/Stroller

    On 4 (Audello) / Six Inches off the Ground (Compadre)

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Letters, November 15

    Fishy Business, Bad Taste, Band Aid

  • Music

    April 9, 1998
  • Film

    February 5, 1998

    On the Lam

    This "official" John Woo knockoff is less than dazzling

  • Music

    September 11, 1997
  • Music

    August 28, 1997
  • Music

    July 31, 1997
  • Music

    June 12, 1997
  • Music

    April 3, 1997
  • News

    January 30, 1997
  • Music

    January 9, 1997

    The Good with the Badfinger

    A Houston producer pays loving tribute to an enduring -- if cursed -- band

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

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