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Bob Marley and the Wailers

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    February 13, 2014

    Snoop Lion and Five More Weird Religious Conversions That Need to Happen

    A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Three Little Birds: Songs for New Families and a New Year

    In 2013, some friends of ours shared with us the good news they'd be having their first child. They are excellent people, so we were very happy for them and the kid they'd soon welcome. I've been a dad nearly half my life now (yikes), but the only bit of wisdom I shared with them was to listen to ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Richard Griesser, Vintage Camera Hound With Enviable Archive

    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. Rocks Off "met" Richard Griesser a couple o ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's First Weekend

    Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Sun, Builder of Soular Grooves

    Who? The man who goes by DJ Sun was born in The Netherlands, grew up in the small South American country of Suriname and moved to Houston in 1985. He began DJing in 1993 and has headed up KPFT's Saturday-night program Soular Grooves (9 p.m.-12 a.m.) for 18 years. After a couple of EPs and 45s, Sun's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Happy Birthday, John Peel: Our 10 Favorite Sessions

    Today would have been the 73rd birthday of John Peel, one of the planet's most legendary, eclectic and flat-out best radio disc jockeys of all time. He died in 2004, but the nearly 40 years of outrageously good music that he helped bring to the masses at BBC Radio 1 beginning in 1967 form a pretty d ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    The Roots Of Lionize: From Miles Davis To Led Zeppelin

    It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Last Night: Aaron Neville at House of Blues

    Photos by Barry Sigman​New Orleans native Aaron Neville took the House of Blues stage last night looking like every publicity still we've seen of him over the last few decades: Bulging muscles, fitted black shirt, fedora, jewelry, religious tattoos. Last year, Neville (who celebrates his 71s ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Marley's Ghost: Bob Lives In More Than Just Dorm Rooms

    The Onion​Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum. That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    "Imagine" This: What If John Lennon Were Still With Us?

    Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Just let that sink in for a moment. He was only 40 when he passed away, but in those four decades he did enough to change the world and its inhabitants for pretty much the rest of natural human history - not just in music but also in for ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Remembering 1969, Part 1: Altamont, Rosemary's Baby, Santana at Woodstock and More

    1968 might have been - at least politically - one of the most turbulent years of the '60s. Students rioted left - specifically, the Left Bank in Paris - and right against the war in Vietnam, while back home racial tensions escalated, especially after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The po ... More >>

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

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    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Ska Fathers

    When searching for the source of the Jamaican sound, look no further than the Skatalites

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    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

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    October 9, 1997
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