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    December 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Free Radicals, Thunderado, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, December 23 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding the release of DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, Sun pours his 20-plus-year ca ... 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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    August 23, 2013

    Ted Nugent at House of Blues, 8/22/2013

    Ted Nugent House of Blues August 22, 2013 Music and politics go hand in hand. Ever since the first person put lyrics to a beat, politics have been involved. Ted Nugent and politics also go hand in hand, which was obvious from the moment he hit the stage at House of Blues Thursday night. Armed with ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    The 10 Best Rock Bands of the '80s

    Whether you lived through them or not, we can all admit that the '80s were a long time ago. Even a kid born on New Year's Eve 1989 could be most of his or her way through medical school by now. And although that decade refuses to go away in all sorts of ways, one concept that does feel like has been ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 1

    As lead vocalist for the '60s British Invasion band the Animals, Eric Burdon fronted what was perhaps the toughest R&B-influenced group from the era (sorry, Stones fans), and had a second incarnation exploring psychedelic music. In his collaborations with War, Burdon pushed the boundaries of impro ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Friday Night: Hamilton Loomis at Dan Electro's

    Hamilton Loomis Dan Electro's December 14, 2012 It never quite feels like Christmas until the kids come home. That seemed to be the sentiment behind the Christmas show at Dan Electro's on Friday, which brought Galveston native Hamilton Loomis, the ex-wunderkind guitarist who was jamming with Bo Did ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    UPDATED: Memorable Houston Concerts of 1992

    UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Grady Gaines, the Upsetter

    Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."

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    March 26, 2012

    Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Rock Toyota Center July 30

    This morning Aerosmith, the band that wouldn't die (or refuses to go away), announced a Houston stop on this summer's "Global Warming" tour at Toyota Center Monday, July 30. Taking a break from the casino/state-fair circuit, Illinois power-pop heroes Cheap Trick open. Aerosmith is still be rumored ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Last Night: The Kills At House Of Blues

    Relive last night's Kills concert with our slideshow. Let it be said that the Kills' Alison Mosshart should not be lumped in with "chick" lead singers. She should go in that special box with people like Robert Plant, Iggy Pop, Jim Morrison, Lux Interior, and other feral lead singers who have stompe ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    A God-Fearing Boogie Man

    Reverend K.M. Williams says the blues aren't the devil's music.

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    October 24, 2011

    Gene Kurtz, "Treat Her Right" Co-Writer, Passes Away

    Photo by Winker​Bassist Gene Kurtz, who co-wrote Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right" and went on to play with a wide range of artists across rock, R&B, jazz and country, passed away Sunday night, according to a post on his Facebook page. Kurtz had just celebrated his 69th birthday last week. ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Walk on the Wild Side

    One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.

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    March 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Southern Culture On The Skids At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason WolterSouthern Culture on the Skids is back there somewhere.​Southern Culture on the Skids Continental Club March 26, 2011 Finger lickin': It's not just for fried chicken anymore. This past weekend, Southern Culture on the Skids packed up the eight-piece box and headed down t ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    30 Seconds With Cowboy Mouth's Fred LeBlanc

    Rocks Off sat down with Cowboy Mouth drummer and lead singer Fred LeBlanc to see what we could learn about the legendary New Orleans rock band - "Jenny Says" is still one of our top 20 songs - in 30 seconds. ​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Fred LeBlanc: I don't like to put t ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Last Night: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights House of Blues February 17, 2011 For more totally tasteful pictures from Thursday, see our slideshow here. Ooh la la. Aftermath is going to be real up front here. We did not know a whole lot about Grac ... More >>

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    January 7, 2011

    Plus-Size Songs For Those Post-Holiday Pounds

    ​One of the reasons Lonesome Onry and Mean's local waterhole is our local waterhole is its excellent, eclectic, even exotic jukebox. There's truly something for everyone. For the novices and/or narrow-minded, there are easy defaults like Willie Nelson & Family's Live, the Stones' Exile on Mai ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Does Elvis Still Matter?

    As part of our ongoing celebration of Elvis' birthday week, Rocks Off asked our writers the simple question in the headline. ​Chris Gray: Absolutely he still matters. When I was compiling that list of quotes and lyrics about Elvis earlier this week, I wasn't that surprised to see that even Be ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Into the Jungle

    The Jungle Rockers are wound too tight for Vietnam...what about Texas?

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    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: George Thorogood's Raucous Rock Party Destroys House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​ Since we have long since moved into a digital age of music journalism, Aftermath now takes notes on his cellphone or loads his thoughts onto Twitter. Sifting through our pecking from last night's George Thorogood and the Destroyers show at the House of Blues, we noticed that ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Corky's Debt

    The Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson isn't sentimental about much...except Houston.

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    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

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

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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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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Day One: Absinthe to Auerbach

    It's official: This author loves absinthe. Or whatever it was that they were serving at the Music Gym off 6th Street that they were calling absinthe. Who the hell cares? It was free and it opened our SXSW 2009 with a strange and weird sensation in the facial area. Plus, it made spotting Joseph Gor ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Black Joe Lewis at the Radio Room

    The very first live music you intentionally lay eyes and ears on at SXSW can be a very delicate choice, unless it's a complete no-brainer. So when Black Joe Lewis is playing three blocks from your hotel, you go. Lewis, a young Austinite who rolls up some 25 years of R&B history - roughly Bo Didd ... More >>

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    February 20, 2009

    Album of the Week: Pretenders, Break Up the Concrete

    Pretenders Break Up the Concrete www.thepretenders.com Old punk rockers - or, in this case, post-punks - never die, they just go country. On the Pretenders' first album since 2002's barely-registering Loose Screw, Chrissie Hynde confronts middle age by revisiting the musical styles of the mid-2 ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Thrift Store Cowboy: The Move

    The best thing about digging around thrift-store CD bins is discovering someone else's cast-offs. The records that people got sick of, or had absolutely no regard for how awesome it could be. Months back, a wife seemingly threw out her husband's entire punk-rock collection during routine housec ... More >>

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    October 24, 2008

    It Ain't No Town And It Ain't No City

    Since Halloween is but a week away, we got to thinking about ghosts. And since we were thinking about ghosts, we started thinking about ghost towns. The Web site Texasescapes.com has a run-down of over 400 forgotten Lone Star State burgs, hamlets and wide spots in the road, but only a few close to ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    Aftermath: The Cardinals at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Chris Gray Ryan Adams is not difficult. Not onstage, anyway. Clad in a surely unironic Dokken T-shirt, the wafer-thin Adams – who by all accounts has been clean and sober for a while, but still needs to eat something – went out of his way Tuesday night to seem like one of the guys. En ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Tom Petty Day, Part 2: TP&HB Videos

    More Tom Petty. Lots more Tom Petty. 'Nuff said. "I Won't Back Down" "Here Comes My Girl" Oh yes. Click on...

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    August 9, 2008

    Weekend Music: Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Ross, Craig Kinsey, Young Jeezy and More

    Hello friends. You shouldn't have to guess too hard where my musical heart lies this weekend. Tonight, of course, it's at the Woodlands. If you're going, do yourself a favor and get there early for openers Back Door Slam and Reverend Run (no kidding)... Kid Rock, "American Badass" Lynyrd Skynyrd ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008

    Last Night: X at Warehouse Live

    Check out our slideshow of X at Warehouse Live... X Warehouse Live Studio June 3, 2008 Better Than: The same show in the Warehouse Live ballroom - for the audience, if not the band. Download: Here's John Doe covering the Stones' "Gimme Shelter" on his solo tour last year. Despite their well-dese ... More >>

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    May 4, 2008

    Friday Night: Doyle Bramhall at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

    Doyle Bramhall May 3, 2008 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Better Than: Every tired-ass blues jam or interminable harmonica throwdown on the planet. Download: This scorching version of “Big” with C.C. Adcock and Nick Curran on guitars. With producer/guitarist C.C. Adcock on emergency leave due to th ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Is Johnny Guitar Watson’s “Telephone Bill” the First Houston Rap?

    What’s the first rap song by a Houston artist? It’s debatable but most cite a few records that came about between 1985 and 1987. But there’s another much older often forgotten candidate – Johnny “Guitar” Watson’s “Telephone Bill.” By 1980, when he made “Telephone Bill,” John ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    Rotation: Smokey Johnson, It Ain’t My Fault

    Smokey Johnson It Ain’t My Fault Tuff City Int’l You often hear band people say a variation of this: “You’ll really like his drumming. He’s a very musical drummer.” It’s one of those seldom-defined, shorthand phrases like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s famed definition of ... More >>

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    April 5, 2007

    Nick Cave

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    February 3, 2005

    Party of Five

    The tunes -- and bedrooms -- are hoppin' in I Sing!

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    November 25, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    Mystery Bopping

    Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town

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    June 3, 2004
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    February 26, 2004

    Money Waters

    The Porch (Soullsys Music/Noir Sound)

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    July 3, 2003
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    February 27, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black

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    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

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    September 28, 2000

    Still Howlin'

    Omar Dykes keeps finding ways to push the blues out there

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