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Beck (Musician)

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    January 21, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Gunnar Cushway, Insko's Feel-Good Utilityman

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Everything about Insko fe ... More >>

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    January 15, 2014

    Carmine Appice Drums Up Lost Music on Rocker Records

    They were one of the most underappreciated hard rock 'n' boogie bands of the era, but few would have predicted their short, but prickly story would still not be finished in 2014. Formed in 1969 and hailed (somewhat prematurely) by Creem magazine as "the American Led Zeppelin," Cactus was a semi-su ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Is Danger Mouse Ruining Rock?

    Okay, let's get this out of the way right off the bat. That headline is hyperbole. I don't think one man could possibly ruin the entirety of rock and roll. That takes the combined effort of a movement, such as hair metal in the '80s or nu-metal in the late '90s. Danger Mouse isn't a movement. He is ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    ACL 2013: What's Next For Texas' Other Big Music Festival?

    As we close the books on ACL's 2012 festivities, full of mud -- but not too much mud, Iggy Pop's elastic skin, Neil Young's reverb, and light shows aplenty, we look forward to the 2013 edition of the Austin megafest. Rewind: ACL Festival Expanding to 2 Weekends in 2013 Rocks Off's Complete ACL 2 ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    Ooh La La, Grace Potter

    Country's biggest summer tour an alt-pop blond bombshell.

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    June 1, 2012

    Summer Fest Round Table: What About Next Year?

    Assuming we all survive this weekend, and then the supposed Mayan apocalypse, Free Press Summer Fest will return to Eleanor Tinsley Park in June 2013. Pegstar's Jagi Katial and Jason Petzold told the Houston Press this week that they'll start booking next year's acts in about a month, so Rocks Off p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys' MCA Dead At 47

    Well, damn. Adam Yauch, the gravel-voiced third of Noo Yawk '80s and '90s rap-rock superstars the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, Rolling Stone reports. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown at press time, but Yauch had been battling cancer since being diagnosed with a tumor in his sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    September 8, 2011

    Hank3 & 7 Other Country Bloodlines

    ​Free of the constricting trappings of his former label Curb Records, Hank Williams III is wasting no time getting new product to his fans. "They didn't care for my thinking," says the artist, performing these days as Hank3. This week he officially busted loose from the clutches of Curb, rele ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Arctic Monkeys & The Rock N' Pop Class Of 2006

    Arctic Monkeys, Version 2011​This past decade, 2006 was one of the better years in music, with a ton of debuts, great albums and catchy singles. It was also the year this member of Rocks Off started putting his musical critiques into a computer, joining the great circus known as the music indu ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    KMAG, These Are Our Favorite Four-Letter Bands

    AC/DC: The Only Four-Letter Band That Matters​The other day while we were tooling around with a collection of music we had inherited from some family members that had passed away, we realized that of all the compact discs that we had in the box, the Miles Davis, the Ravi Shankar box set, the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Out Today: Tyler, The Creator's Goblin, The Cars Restarted...

    ​We now live in a world where Adele is a chart-topping artist, placing at number one slot the past few weeks, rubbing shoulders with the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, and Britney Spears. If Adele's 21 isn't on the top of everyone's best-of 2011 lists, there is no justice in the wor ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    No Shame

    Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.

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    November 5, 2010

    Os Mutantes: The Best Band You've Probably Never Heard Of

    Pink Floit via Flickr​Os Mutantes were one of the most influential rock groups to emerge during the late '60s in Brazil. The band - initially a trio with Rita Lee, Arnaldo Baptista and his brother Sergio Dias) fell under the graces of the founders of the Tropicalismo movement, Brazil's respons ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Top 10 Celebrity Music-Video Cameos

    ​Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. ​The band managed to ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Nostalgic in Houston: The Foods of Our Youth

    cybertoadYou can still get the fish at Luby's...​Twenty-five years ago I was a wee elementary school lass who liked to watch Goonies, play Legos, and eat raw gelatin off my finger at swim meets. Life was easy back then - We got our sloppy joes from the cafeteria lunch lady and our Frito pies a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    What Can Lady Gaga, Lil Wayne And Other Stars Claim On Their Taxes?

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​ Got your taxes done? No? You poor dumb bastard. They won't let you just not do them, you know that, right? Unpleasant as it is, finding out you owe still more money after having paid a sales tax all year, it's nothing compared to what the government will d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: The World Of Ghost Mountain

    ​Tomorrow night at Walter's On Washington, three Houston bands throw down their first gigs of 2010. For Roky Moon & Bolt they have a new album in the offing and the future seems pretty clear cut. They are riding into this new year with quite an amount of steam behind them from most all the mus ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs from the Year We Were Born That We Still Listen To

    Yes, we are older than MTV. Shut up.​The thing that struck She Said most when researching this list of songs that came out the year we were born (May 1980) was just how much of this music we regularly listen to now. 1980 marked the end of disco, the middle of New Wave and punk, and a damn good tim ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Our Ten Favorite Performances at Fun Fun Fun Fest

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for slideshows from Day 1 and Day 2Times New Viking​ If there's anything that Aftermath truly loves about music (outside of watching talented people create outstanding art), it's the innate propensity the medium possesses to bring people together. There is somet ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    This Week in Deliciousness

    The veggie sandwich at Bowl, which is disappointingly served on a Plate.​Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're such food dorks, every time one of us gets sunburned the rest of us giggle about the Maillard reaction.To start the week off, J.C. Reid handed o ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 29, 2009
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    October 2, 2008
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    September 28, 2008
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    April 15, 2008
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    March 15, 2008
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    March 1, 2007

    Houston Rock Scene Woes, Continued

    A tri-ologue with three scene vets about selling out, not being true to yourself and rocking too hard

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    Various Artists

    Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Culture

    September 1, 2005

    Setting the Stage

    August is over, and a new theater season is upon us

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    The Kids Are All Right

    Classic rock lives on in the hands of youngsters the Redwalls

  • Music

    January 13, 2005
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    April 15, 2004

    Sevendust and Ima Robot

    Saturday, April 17

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Blues Lucifers

    San Antonio's Boxcar Satan rumbles in from the west with its punk-roots noise

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Night of the Living Dead

    The Zombies erupt out of the psychedelia graveyard

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    A South By Southwest How-To

    Let's do like the Texans and punk Dallas

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Money Mark

    Change Is Coming (Emperor Norton Records)

  • Film

    July 27, 2000

    Look Who's Losin' It

    Amy Heckerling is clueless with her latest teen flick

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    May 18, 2000
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    July 2, 1998
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    January 29, 1998

    Pillow Talk

    Cornershop's East/West diplomacy is as soothing as it is sophisticated

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    November 28, 1996
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    July 4, 1996
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    June 15, 1995
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    February 16, 1995
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    December 15, 1994

    Bill-bored

    At least Tom Jones left the mesh shirt at home

  • Music

    July 7, 1994

    Squashed Toad's

    Crumbling walls and old bills lead to another club's passing

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