Bob Schneider

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    August 4, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Antemasque, Mike Stinson, HPMA Concert, etc.

    Antemasque Fitzgerald's, August 4 Monday night at Fitzgerald's, Antemasque will make their Houston debut. It's the third live show ever from the latest off shoot brand of experimental rock music from guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the duo which masterminded legenda ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014
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    April 23, 2014

    Meet the Most Underrated Music Festival In Texas

    Except for autumn, spring is festival season in Houston. This time of year most people can probably be forgiven for losing track of all the events in the area that take advantage of the agreeable weather and humans' unquenchable appetite for food, drink, fellowship and live music to wash it all down ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Pearland Crawfish Festival, Sleigh Bells, etc.

    Quiet Company Warehouse Live, April 4 Quiet Company are quickly becoming Houston's favorite Austin band, which must make Bob Schneider's crew a little nervous. It's was hard not to get swept up in the dapper five-piece's symphonic rock in the grand tradition of The Who or ...Trail of Dead ("You, M ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Bob Schneider at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 5/23/2013

    Bob Schneider McGonigel's Mucky Duck May 23, 2013 Bob Schneider is better than Paul McCartney. Okay fine, perhaps the Austin-based singer/songwriter was exaggerating a tad when he favorably compared his ukulele skills to the ex-Beatle (whom he had seen perform the previous night in Austin). The gu ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    November 30, 2012

    Bob Schneider: "I Find Most Christmas Music to Be Really Annoying"

    It seems like you can count on singer-songwriter Bob Schneider to be in Houston at least once a month or so to pack the Mucky Duck of House of Blues for a night of drinking and revelry. But Friday night, presented by the Duck, he'll be haunting the Wortham Theater Center's Cullen Theater with the ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Basshunter, Escape The Fate, Gipsy Kings, High On Fire, Jesus & Mary Chain

    7horse: Mon., April 9. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Allen Toussaint: Fri., March 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. The Wheeler Brothers, The Asteroid Shop, Antonio Estevan Huerta: Sat., April 7. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Basshunter: Fri., Feb. 24. Rich ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    The Five Best Shows Bob Schneider Has Ever Seen

    Jeff Swensen/Bob Schneider on Facebook​It's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to the Austin-based Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another st ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Out Today: Glee Warbles, Gorillaz Fall, Kinks Ride Again

    ​It's been a week since the Foo Fighters' album, Wasting Light, hit the stores, and Rocks Off has probably averaged at least one or two spins of the solid disc per day. Right now, we are actually on track four. Will anything top Light this week? That remains to be seen. Next week will bring ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Saturday: Hot Sauce Hawker Billy Gibbons Smokes Elmore James At Rachael Ray Party

    Craig Hlavaty​ Billy Gibbons sat in with The Cringe at Rachael Ray's Feedback Party at Stubb's just after lunchtime for a cover of Elmore James' blues standard "Dust My Broom". The ZZ Top guitarist also mentioned his BFG hot sauce line, which he had a bottle of in his back pocket.

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    March 10, 2011

    Bob Schneider's Five Favorite Albums Of All Time

    Jeff Swensen/ Bob Schneider on Facebook​It's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and you haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another story for anot ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Upcoming: Boz Scaggs, Genitorturers, Lucero, Etc.

    ​The Adicts: Wed., March 23. Warehouse Live. Al Stewart: Fri., April 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Badfish (Sublime Tribute), Full Service: Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Black Veil Brides, DRUGS, I See Stars, Versaemerge: Sun., March 20. Warehouse Live. Bob Schneider: Fri., March 11. Hou ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    30 Seconds With Bob Schneider

    Rocks Off sat down with Bob Schneider to see what we could learn about the popular Austin singer-songwriter in 30 seconds. Utopiajoe1 via Wikipedia​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Bob Schneider: Obviously this is a personal preference issue. That's one of the amazing things a ... More >>

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    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

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    August 24, 2010

    Upcoming: Clay Aiken, The Cult, Old 97's, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc.

    ​36 Crazyfists, Straight Line Stitch, Taking Dawn: Wed., Sept. 29. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Attack Attack!, Emmure, Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men, In Fear & Faith: Thu., Dec. 2. House of Blues. Bob Schneider: Fri., Nov. 12. House of Blues. Bright Men Of Learning: Sat., Sept. 18, 3 p.m. Cactu ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Lone Star Bash at the Brewery

    Tim Patterson​We tend to be skeptical of beers that feel the need to market the hell out of themselves in a way that doesn't relate to the beer itself, but we suppose we're obligated to give Lone Star Beer a pass. Kind of like how non-native Texans are obligated to stand there at civic meeti ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    Rock And Roll Saved Steve Almond's Life - Here's How

    ​It's one thing to enjoy music as the kind of casual background noise to a car ride, jog in the park or commercial extolling the incredible mileage of the new Honda. Fiction writer, memoirist and former Miami New Times music writer Steve Almond (My Life in Heavy Metal, Candyfreak) is not that kind ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Hlavaty On The Hloose At SXSW

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty12:08 p.m.: "Apparently MGMT is playing in that white box tonight."​ While Rocks Off Sr. holds down the fort in Houston, we've dispatched Craig Hlavaty, the Riker to our Picard, as a one-man away team to SXSW, and he's already been a busy boy. Reinforcements will arrive in t ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First (Perhaps Only) Date, Part 2

    ​He Said is going to admit right here and now that he has never been a master of the first date. True it is that we have dated some very awesome and artistic women, but we always lack when it comes to that first swing out of the box. He Said is way better at the weeks, months and years after that ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Exes

    ​One thing that struck He Said while we were making this list was the lack of metal and/or punk rock associated with the women in our past. It's kind of odd that someone so dirty and haggard never dated anyone with a Crass patch on her denim jacket or Misfits tramp stamp. By looking at us, you wou ... More >>

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    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Two: Who'll Stop the Rain?

    Photo by Mark C. AustinThe Scabs​That was the question on Saturday, when downpours tested the drainage properties of the newly laid Zilker Park sod to test. Curiously, with the air still warm, the crowd seemed to take the growing swamp in stride, but you have to guess that with all the muddy-b ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Cobra Starship, Har Mar Superstar, KISS, Nitzer Ebb, The Used, etc.

    ​"3rd Annual Texas City Music Fest" With Jerry Jeff Walker, John Conlee, Texas Johnny Brown: Sat., Oct. 24. Nessler Park, Texas City. Bob Schneider: Fri., Sept. 25. Warehouse Live. The Bravery: Sat., Oct. 24. Warehouse Live. Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls, A Rocket To The Moon, The Maine: Sun., ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Social Distortion: Twitter Is Your Friend for the Weekend

    ​In a sprawling metropolis like Houston, how the hell do you decide what to do on the weekends?  Sure, you could subscribe to the latest newsletter for every single entertainment venue that mildly interests you in the region.  'Cause that totally worked in 2002.  So what if it' ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Rocks Off Checks Out Corpus Christi

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty This past weekend, Rocks Off took a respite from sweltering H-Town to visit family in our equallly sweltering, ball-sweat-inducing neighbor to the south. Corpus Christi is rather small compared the teeming ant farm we have here, topping just over a quarter of a million beachi ... More >>

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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Rachel Ray at Maggie Mae's

    We valiantly attended the Rachael Ray party at Maggie Mae's on Sixth, braving free food curate by the talk show host and Rose's Mojitos by the gallon. Hometown boy Bob Schneider opened the show upstairs, doing his old reliable ladykilling jams. While downstairs New York's Semi Precious Weapons pree ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    More Warehouse Live Postponements

    Boy, Bob Schneider just can't catch a break (which will no doubt bring a smile to several Rocks Off readers). The Austin undergrad guru's Friday show, already postponed from last Friday, is among several Warehouse Live dates that have been forced to reschedule. New dates are in the offing, so stay t ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008

    This Just In: Fitzgerald's, Meridian and Warehouse Live Postponements/Cancellations

    Ike ain't even here yet, and he's already playing havok with Houston's live-music calendar. At Fitzgerald's, Friday's Mechanical Boy CD release will go on as scheduled, but Saturday's bill of Spoonfed Tribe, D.R.U.M. and Zwee has been rescheduled for a date TBD, and the bands scheduled to play Sunda ... More >>

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    May 23, 2008

    Weekend Music: Murder on Memorial Day

    Fifteen years ago next month, shock-punk hero GG Allin's brief but eventful life came to an end when his wildly overtaxed body had all it could handle and finally gave out after one shot of heroin too many. Naturally, Allin's legend has only grown since then, aided by 1994 documentary Hated: GG Alli ... More >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Bob Schneider

    One genre isn’t big enough for him

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    May 14, 2007

    Live Shots: Bob Schneider

    Bob Schneider at Warehouse Live, Friday, May 11. Photo: Dana Donovan

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Bob Schneider

    Bob Schneider performs Friday, May 11, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Skyblue72 and Stillife also perform.

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    August 30, 2006

    Shameless Pub Plug

    Beer and Bob, anyone? Most of you make your happy hour plans before lunch. But if you're scrambling for a place to make a drunken fool of yourself relax after work, you might try Pub Fiction (2303 Smith, 713-400-8400). Yep, the Midtown watering hole is the site of the good ol' Houston Press C ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Play "Free Bird"!

    Using the Bob-O-Meter to rate cover songs

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    June 2, 2005


    Friday, June 3, at Dan Electro's, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.

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    January 6, 2005

    "Delinquent" Behavior

    A gang of back-alley artists shares its love of squalor

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    December 30, 2004
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    September 2, 2004
  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Strikes and Spares

    Original punk Richard Tomcala rejoins the nightlife fray; also, Greg Wood's new crib bowls us over

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Bob Schneider

    I'm Good Now (Vanguard)

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Kickoff --or Punt?

    Don't remember the epic downtown Super Bowl event? You aren't alone

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    First and Ten (Months to Go)

    Block party kicks off Super Bowl countdown

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Troubled Orbit

    The Satellite's booster rockets kick in just in time

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    The Scabs with Soul Hat

    Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 and 27

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Tall Poppy

    Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the - gasp! - approval of Austin's hipsters

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Trials and Tribu-lations

    Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice

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    July 6, 2000

    Bob Schneider

    Scabs front man

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    May 6, 1999


    Guitars, horns and irony fuel Austin band The Scabs

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    July 25, 1996

    Nasty Conquers All

    Determination, and bad manners, rescue Ugly Americans from a sorry fate

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