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  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Friday Night: The Avett Brothers At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Ed. Note: This review was written by photographer Jason Wolter. Photos by Jason Wolter​The Avett Brothers Verizon Wireless Theater May 20, 2011 Friday night's Avett Brothers show started out much like any assignment would for me: In the pit photographing the Brothers' opening salvo and then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Friday Night: Blue Oyster Cult & Marshall Tucker Band At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Bob RuggieroMarshall Tucker Band​Blue Oyster Cult, Marshall Tucker Band Arena Theatre March 18, 2011 An odd co-headlining bill on the surface had the Marshall Tucker boys opening Friday's show. Though only singer Doug Gray remains from the classic lineup, the rest of the group are a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Elizabeth Cook At McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Elizabeth Cook (first set) McGonigel's Mucky Duck March 11, 2011 Rocks Off always appreciates a country artist who comes by their tales of low lives and high times honestly, and Elizabeth Cook certainly qualifies. The offspring of a mother who honed her musical skills i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Neil's Nephews: Indie-Rock's Brightest Young Acolytes

    ​Neil Young has spawned many children in the indie/folk-rock community, many of whom have directly constructed their style based on the Canadian humanitarian's more acoustic oeurve rather than the ragged-glory feedback cues that goosed grunge gods like Pearl Jam a generation ago. In the tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Loretta Lynn at Arena Theatre

    Loretta Lynn came to the stage Saturday night swathed in a baby-blue evening gown the likes of which haven't been seen in country music since before Taylor Swift was even in a twinkle in her father's eye. At age 74, the "Blue Kentucky Girl" still packs a room, and her following is still as ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 18, 2008

    Unbearably Beautiful: "Houston Collects"

    This exhibit needs an editor, but it doesn't matter

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Banjos and Body Piercings

    William Elliott Whitmore brings old-school bluegrass to the punk underworld

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    June Carter Cash

    Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)