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Bob Dylan

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    July 30, 2014

    Counting Crows at Bayou Music Center, 7/29/2014

    Counting Crows, Toad the Wet Sprocket Bayou Music Center July 29, 2014 It would be easy to assume that a Counting Crows concert featuring Toad the Wet Sprocket would be a nostalgia-laden '90s throwback showcase, but that would be highly inaccurate. There certainly was some pre-millennial love in t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Five Unknown Songwriters Who Deserve to Be Heard

    Taylor Swift recently won her sixth straight Nashville Songwriters Award, as well as Artist of the Year at last Sunday's American Music Awards. I'm no hater, but let that sink in for a minute. Six. In a row. Taylor Swift. I'm no one to disparage her talents. She writes good, catchy songs that stic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Folk Descendent Kevin Taylor Kendrick

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Kevin Taylor Kendrick is a family man. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Who Should the New American Idol Judges Be?

    This past week, when American Idol concluded its twelfth season by crowning Candice Glover (who edged out Woodville's Kree Harrison), it was also announced that the show's latest lineup of judges is kaput. Randy Jackson went first, followed by Nicki Minaj. We're guessing that leaves Keith Urban and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Seven Recent Albums By '60s Artists That Don't Suck

    Age gets us all eventually. I'm only in my early twenties and already I'm having to do stupid things like eating healthier, quitting the smokes, and watching my blood pressure. So it really shouldn't come as any surprise that musicians start to slow down in their old age, especially if they've been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Music

    November 22, 2012
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    November 1, 2012

    When the Voice Goes: 5 Rock Singers Who Have Lost It Live

    Last week, this video of Guns n' Roses playing at the Bridge School Benefit in California surfaced on YouTube, raising a lot of eyebrows among music fans. It was an acoustic performance of "Welcome to the Jungle" which might sound like a confusing prospect in and of itself, but what has everyone tal ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    April 25, 2012

    Readers Poll: Who Is the Most Overrated Artist in Rock History?

    The concept of "overrated" and "underrated" has always confused me. There are groups that are critically lauded, yet got little commercial love, like The Band. And then there are groups that were almost universally reviled by critics, like Journey, who consistently managed to sell out shows, sell mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    Societies can be judged by how they treat their most vulnerable members. Bob Dylan said that. Sometimes very old people aren't as vulnerable as they let on. We said that, after learning some hard lessons. Still, the folks at Vosswood Nursing Center (815 S. Voss) probably deserve a little bit better ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011
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    April 21, 2011
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    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

  • Music

    September 23, 2010
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    September 17, 2010

    Inside "American Pie," Pop Music's Longest Allegory

    ​Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Top 5 Daniel Lanois Productions

    ​This past Saturday in Los Angeles, legendary producer Daniel Lanois, known for his trademark echo-heavy sound and work with the likes of U2 and Bob Dylan, was involved in a near-fatal motorcycle accident. Lanois was slated to soon begin work on Brandon Flowers of the Killers' solo debut and the u ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2010
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    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    "We're Ashamed The President Is From Texas" And Other Acts Of Career Suicide

    Seven years ago this week, the Dixie Chicks had the No. 1 country single in the U.S. with Bruce Robison's lump-raising "Travelin' Soldier." Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Bush Administration was putting the finishing touches on its Iraqi invasion strategy, which prompted Chicks lead singer Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Four Ways to Let the Internet Fuel Your Long-Distance Love

    ​Your fantastic plastic Christmas tree has been lovingly packed away and stored in its original cardboard box from 1972. The holiday cheer has turned into New Year's rue in the face of long lines to exchange that UFC: Best of UFC 2009 DVD and re-gift a copy of Julie & Julia to your mother. C ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Sickest, Most Twisted Musical Genre Isn't Gangsta Rap - It's Bluegrass

    Not really sure whether it's our alcohol mixture, some pharmacological imbalance our sex life or just male menopausal phenomena, but lately Lonesome, Onry and Mean has been on an evil bluegrass jag. Nothing like playing our Stanley Brothers 45-rpm of "If I Lose" - "If I lose, let me lose/ I don't c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Overnight Delivery: Bob Dylan's "If You Ever Go To Houston"

    We thought we'd try something a little different here at Rocks Off today. We're usually gone for the evening by now, but we figure a lot of wait until you get home from work to surf the Web for the day you deserve a reward for your productivity. What? What do you mean you don't? Oh, hell. Anyway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Songs To Fight Swine Flu By

    Working overtime to give natural selection the finger, a former member of the Texas medical Association's Committee on Infectious Diseases has issued a press release telling people how to wash their hands.        "I'm not just talking about running your hands under the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    August 5, 2008

    Musical Weather Update: Bob Dylan

    Throughout the day, as Tropical Storm Edouard runs its course, Rocks Off will provide periodic weather updates. The first, from Bob Dylan, is especially germane to our neighbors on the east side of town. - Chris Gray

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Band of Annuals

    The news from Salt Lake City isn’t all bad

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
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    November 1, 2007
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    October 18, 2007
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    August 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Trailer Leaked for the New Dylan Biopic

    Attention all you Zimmy Freaks, Dylanologists and depressed drunken boys listening to Blood on the Tracks as you write your daily blog. The new trailer for Todd Haynes’ quasi-sorta Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There has just been leaked online. Yes, that is Richard “Habitrail” Gere, a small bl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Lost Albums

    CDs that deserve another listen

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Your Guide to Being Cool

    Stuff you need to know this week to avoid musical ostracism

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    March 30, 2006
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    February 9, 2006

    Snooks Eaglin

    New Orleans Street Singer

  • Music

    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Bonnaroo 2004

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    April 14, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

    Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Naked Truth

    Lucinda lays bare her Essence

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    The Rock of Aged

    Former Band drummer Levon Helm lends his experience to the youthful Barn Burners

  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Reason to Roam

    At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander

  • Music

    December 26, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    Let It Rock

    The Nields turn up the volume on their folk-tinged sound

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    May 4, 1995
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    September 1, 1994
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