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Bruce Robison

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    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Bruce & Kelly: A Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together

    After spending a majority of the past 12 Decembers singing season's greetings to audiences around Texas and across the nation, how on Earth are Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis not sick to death of holiday music at this point? "Well, I don't know," laughs Willis by phone from the couple's home in Aus ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Beyonce, Cat Power, Bruce & Kelly, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, December 9 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver g ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Is Texas Country as Appalling as Nashville's Brand?

    If you grew up loving country music at all (like us), you may well have turned on a country station in the past year or two and been appalled. But between the rise of Taylor Swift, the collapse of rock radio, and the general dumbing down of our social-media-mad culture, country music has emerged as ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Phosphorescent, The Dodos, Toro Y Moi, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, October 7 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver gu ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Bruce & Kelly, KTRU Outdoor Show, etc.

    Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 8 Spouses tempting fate by naming their new record Cheater's Game? Nah, just the "First Couple of Texas Country Music" rewarding fans with the couple's first-ever full-album collaboration, to go with any number of guest spots on each other' ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Upcoming: Baroness, Deerhoof, Steve Aoki, Taking Back Sunday, Weird Party, Etc.

    Accept: Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $21-$26. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. All Time Low, The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Hit The Lights: Tue., Nov. 6, 6 p.m., $22/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. American Aquarium: Tue., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $20/$22. McGonigel's ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    Houston's Bayou Roux Set to Close French Roots Festival

    Texas artists have a special rapport with European audiences. Anything rootsy is huge over there. One such act is Bayou Roux, the contemporary-Cajun Houston ensemble that is set to close the Country Rondez-Vous Festival in Craponne, France this weekend (or Festival du musique Country Rondez-Vous). ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Hayes Carll Leaving Lost Highway After Declining Option

    As if we haven't heard enough news about what trouble the major labels are having and the changing business model for labels and artists, Rocks Off learned over the weekend that Hayes Carll is leaving Universal Americana imprint Lost Highway. According to Carll's longtime manager, Mike Crowley, la ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Kelly Willis Happy To Leave Kids At Home For Miller Outdoor Show

    ​Kelly Willis, who plays Miller Outdoor Theatre Saturday night with Ray Wylie Hubbard, has four kids and is known to be a doting mother. She and husband Bruce Robison could probably both have much more tour-heavy careers were they not so devoted to raising their kids in a family, non-showbiz atmos ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Vanished Honky-Tonk Heavyweight Damon Bramblett Reappears Tuesday

    myspace.com/damonbramblett​Jesse Dayton recently wrote to us that he's cutting two of Damon Bramblett's songs on his next album. Dayton compared Bramblett to Mike Stinson as one of the cream of Texas' current songwriter crop. In the early 2000s, Austinite Bramblett was a hot item on the exploding ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    G.I. Blues: A Soldiers' Playlist

    ​Today is the anniversary of one of the truly momentous occasions in popular music: On March 23, 1958, Elvis Presley reported for induction into the U.S. Army, thus opening up a thousand alternate timelines for musical historians to formulate "What if he hadn't?" scenarios. For the next few years, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

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    September 4, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    December 20, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Bruce Robison

    Bruce Robison performs Saturday, February 10, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    July 6, 2006

    Dan Crump

    Truth Is

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    May 25, 2006

    Pinmonkey

    Thursday, May 25, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2524 Norfolk, 713-528-5999

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    July 10, 2003

    Lucky Boy's Confusion

    Ignoring hometown neglect, Mando Saenz signs a Nashville publishing deal and ponders his next move

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    April 24, 2003
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    April 10, 2003
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    March 27, 2003

    Vive le Max!

    French existentialism meets its Texas cousin in the work of Dallas songwriter Max Stalling

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    October 17, 2002

    Buenos Aires Virus

    Continental Club dweller Glover Gill would sooner starve to death than give up playing tango. Not that guys who back Pavarotti and score Hollywood films waste away that often.

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    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

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    January 17, 2002

    Brother, Can You Spare the Time?

    Charlie and Bruce Robison's tour will be fun, as long as they don't kill each other

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    January 10, 2002

    No Need for Nashville

    Houston Marchman fights for our cool country culture

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    January 3, 2002

    Gardeners of the Music World

    Nightclub owners provide a feeding place for musicians

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    January 3, 2002

    Toro! Toro! Toro!

    Home to pop queens and dance hall kings, Texas is still bullish about the music market

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    August 9, 2001

    Choo Choo Ch'boogie

    The Derailers get back on track with a major-label deal

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    December 7, 2000

    Keeping Good Company

    Jack Ingram takes his rightful place in the long line of masterful Texas singer-songwriters

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    December 16, 1999

    Have Voice, Will Travel

    Austin's Kelly Willis gets to see a lot of country as she plays it

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    December 17, 1998
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    October 1, 1998

    Family Style

    The Robison philosophy on fraternal bonds: the less hyped the better

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