Subject:

Blues Explosion

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    October 14, 2013

    The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup

    Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Houston's Recent Onslaught of Sold-Out Shows: What's Up With That?

    Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows. These days, though, it seems ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Top 20 Things We Need to See at SXSW Next Week

    Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Fitzgerald's, January 21 The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The Blues Is Always No. 1 For Jon Spencer

    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion has been back preaching the blues gospel and garage wail for over three years now, since reissuing their catalog to rave reviews and excitement from fans young and old. The trio -- Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer and Russell Simins -- has become easily one of the most infl ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... 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

    April 5, 2012

    Jimmy Buffett Chilling At The Woodlands June 2

    Jimmy Buffett: Come for the bottomless margaritas, stay for the beach-country classics that make Kenny Chesney sound like Bob Dylan. Or something like that. Live Nation announced Thursday morning that the Parrothead In Chief, leader of one of the most bizarre (but laid-back and benign) cults of per ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Huh-Huh-Huh: 20 Bands Beavis and Butt-Head Turned Us Onto

    ​Next Monday, Beavis and Butt-Head returns to MTV with original episodes for the first time in 14 years. The final episode of the show's original run aired on November 28, 1997, and marked the closing of a chapter of our lives. Not only were they instrumental in forming our vocabulary - fartkn ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Warehouse Live Studio May 5, 2011 A few months back, when the White Stripes finally officially broke up, Aftermath made the inference that had it not been for the duo that most of the new rock music hitting the charts, namely the rootsy and bl ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    Dirty Shirts

    The '90s' sweatiest band, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, cleans out the vaults and gets back on the road.

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Upcoming: Bon Jovi, Dipset, JSBX, Smokey Robinson, Etc.

    ​Bare Wires: Thu., March 10. Fitzgerald's. Basshunter: Fri., Feb. 25. Stereo Live. Bon Jovi: Tue., May 17. Toyota Center. Dipset: Thu., April 7. Numbers. A Dream Asleep, Born Again Virgins, Cavernous, Commie Hilfiger: Thu., Feb. 24. Abbey Pub. Drowning Pool, Trust Company, Static Cycle: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Beavis And Butt-Head's Greatest Video Hits, Dillhole

    ​On the night of November 28, 1997, Rocks Off was sitting in his friend Chad's parents' house in Pearland, watching the final episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head. The boys had been a part of our daily lives since at least fifth grade, and as we marched into the second semester of ninth grade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Never Mind Twilight, Here Are the Best Werewolf and Vampire Music Videos

    ‚Äč Werewolves and vampires have been at each others' throats long before Twilight: New Moon (opening tomorrow) had them making pouty duck-faces at one another. Thankfully, the tradition of the vampire and the werewolf in the art of the music video is a much richer one than the antics of the crybaby ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    April 17, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
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    February 9, 2006

    Getting Personal

    Nouveau punk rockeros need love, too

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    Playin' Possum

    An elderly gang of seedy Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's documentary

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    The Black Godfather

    The wit and wisdom of Andre Williams

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Bingo Was Its Name-O

    The Texas Lottery Commission brings the hammer down on the El Orbits' Monday-night institution

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Fever to Tell (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    Rock Around the Cock

    The Datsuns zoom out of New Zealand with Zeppelinesque flair

  • Calendar

    January 30, 2003

    Pinup Guy

    Poster artist Jermaine Rogers isn't always in concert with critics

  • Music

    May 23, 2002

    Pine Bluffing

    Texan Joe Cripps is finally coaxing a new record out of Delta blues legend CeDell Davis

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001ís top ten picks

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Don't Be So Literal

    Ironic, heady, elusive, instinctual, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion embraces all its contradictions

  • Music

    September 28, 2000

    Pop Populist

    Moby's muse knows what the people want

  • Music

    July 13, 2000
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    February 10, 2000

    Blues Brothers

    When not exploding with Jon Spencer, Judah Bauer testifies with kin as 20 Miles

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Whip Him Good

    Coming This Week

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Playbill

    Coming This Week

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    January 21, 1999
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    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

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    November 28, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Appalachia Calling

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    May 4, 1995
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    January 26, 1995
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    November 24, 1994

    Ray Stevens Lives!!!

    Todd Snider's novelty tunes will tickle your jaded fancy

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    May 19, 1994
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    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

  • Music

    December 2, 1993

    New Blues

    Alternative rock robs pop's cradle

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