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Brian Setzer

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Billy Gibbons, Others Remember Johnny Winter

    Tributes are pouring in for Texas blues icon Johnny Winter, who passed away overnight Wednesday while on tour in Switzerland. The Beaumont native was found in his hotel room in Zurich, a spokesperson said. He was 70. The albino Winter, two years older than his rock-star brother Edgar (of "Frankenst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Coachella Before Coachella: The 1983 US Festival

    US Festival 1983: Days 1-3 Directed by Glen Aveni MVD Visuals, 135 minutes, $19.95 In 1982, flush with cash, Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak wanted to throw "a big party" and create an '80s version of Woodstock that would combine a music festival with displays and demonstrations about emerg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared October 26, 2011. Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Saturday Night: Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" at Arena Theatre

    Brian Setzer Orchestra Arena Theatre December 15, 2012 Within the taxonomy of rock and roll, rockabilly (bless its hot rod heart) can get dismissed as a one-trick pony with a ducktail for a mane and flames painted on its haunches. At least it can by people who see only kitsch when they should be lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 14-16

    Kinky December 15, the Engine Room In the same class as Cafe Tacuba, Kinky is a Mexican alt-rock band no stranger to electronic music and hip-hop. The group formed in Monterrey in the late '90s and has seen its star steadily rise, headlining Central Park's SummerStage this past July during New York' ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    And, Uh, Um, OOPS: The Third Members Of Great Musical Trios You Probably Can't Name

    ​Last night we all watched as Governor Rick Perry blanked on the third department he would do away with if he was elected president. It was one of those moments - a la Scanners - when we all tensely waited for his head to explode, figuratively. Of course we love the guy and he's too precious t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Awesomeness and Hearing Loss at the 2011 Texas BigBeat

    How do a crapload of drums sound when playing in unison in an airplane hangar? Pretty freaking awesome. ​In the Cameron Crowe-directed documentary Pearl Jam Twenty, lead singer Eddie Vedder discusses the detrimental impact of the band's Spinal Tap-like replacement of drummers, equating each ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.​Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Lemmy & HeadCat Mates Walk The Rockabilly Walk

    ​You could say that the members of roots-rock trio HeadCat got together to pay tribute to the King. But instead of the baby Jesus of Bethlehem, these three wise men -bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (ex-Stray Cats), and guitarist/pianist Danny B. Harvey (ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top 12 Sexiest Christmas Album Covers

    ​Above is the cover of the new Christmas single by once-popular barroom grunge act Buckcherry. We have to say, we like it a lot better than we like their music. It continues a tradition of sexy yuletide album covers, which Rocks Off is proud to document for your ogling pleasure. We'll try to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    It's Christmastime Already? Pass The Ammo, Please

    This is how we feel about Christmas NOW... don't even try to talk to us after Thanksgiving.​Rocks Off is not trying to interrupt your Halloween plan-making - getting a little late in the game, isn't it though? - but you might as well forget about it anyway. We feel it's our civic duty to infor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Before Ray & Dave, Noel & Liam, There Was Don & Phil...

    The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eagle Vision, 120 minutes, $11.98. ​Long before the professional pairings of the Robinsons, Gallaghers, Davies or even the Righteous, (and just after the Burnettes), there was the early rock and roll fraternal act of the Everl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Aftermath: Wanda Jackson, Queen Mother of Rock and Roll, at the Continental Club

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Wanda Jackson, unquestionably the true Queen Mother of rock and roll, was fashionably late getting on the stage Saturday night at the Continental Club. It was her seventy-second birthday, and she had played Austin the night before. Who could blame her for being a little sl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008

    Swing!

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins the Houston Symphony for some jump and jive

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Lee Rocker, with Back Porch Mary and Romeo Dogs

    Monday, May 15, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Keep On Truckin'

    Two Tons of Steel has gone from cover band to kings of the Texas dance hall

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The "It" Guy

    It's hard not to dig local saxophonist David Caceres

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    He Will Survive

    Houston piano man Ezra Charles has outlasted even his worst enemies

  • Music

    June 24, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Phat Cat

    Ex-Stray Cat Lee Rocker brings rockabilly into the '90s

  • Music

    July 30, 1998
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    March 27, 1997

    Looking for Billy Zoom

    X was the West's great punk hope. But now they're finding more fun in their new worlds.

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