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Charlie Rich

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Urban Cowboy Soundtrack Holds Up Pretty Well

    Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    The Walmart Toe Sucker: A Musical Search for Answers

    I know I'm not a cynic because the strange-but-true news stories involving our species still sometimes shock me. Even after all these years, I rarely ho-hum something like this. Or this. Or, especially this. So when I read the tale of Michael A. Brown I naturally had questions. You may know him be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Top 10 Healing Songs, From One Who Knows

    Chris Nelson/FacebookClint Broussard in his natural habitat.​Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Photographic Memory

    Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Into the Jungle

    The Jungle Rockers are wound too tight for Vietnam...what about Texas?

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Bright Men of Learning Remember Their Parents' Favorite Music

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers, Part 2

    He Said Grandpa Songs He Said was lucky to have spent twenty-five years on Earth with his Grandpa Hlavaty, who passed away in the summer of 2008 of a brain hemorrhage. The man was arguably one of the biggest musical influences in He Said's life. The intrepid and stealthy Grandpa Gonzalez is kicking ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    ACL Dudefest: M. Ward, David Byrne, Bobby Bare Jr. and Ryan Bingham

    Bobby Bare Jr / Photo by Chris Gray Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for Austin City Limits to put acoustic singer-songwriter M. Ward a few hundred yards away from boisterous gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello in the WaMu tent. (On a side not, I guess this year is the WaMu tent's last ACL hurrah. Sponsorsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Playbill: Albert & Gage

    Along with folks like Dana Cooper, Albert & Gage could be poster children for the Kerrville Nation. Christine Albert and Chris Gage are exactly the kind of folk duo you'd imagine if someone asked you to imagine an Austin folk duo. You want some meaningful poetic stuff? They've got it. A little Weste ... More >>

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    The Hacienda Brothers

    Saturday, September 9, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Neil Diamond; Bobby Bare

    12 Songs; The Moon Was Blue

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Tony Joe White

    Friday, September 30, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Welcome, Neighbors

    Houston's music community responds to an unprecedented influx of talent

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    When Wild Musicians Attack!

    Ryan Adams is headed this way. Where does he fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    A Pair of Aces

    John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    May 27, 2004

    Trading Groceries for Guns

    Matt Brownlie talks about his band's new name and a very strange year

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Lambchop

    Is a Woman (Merge)

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    Choo Choo Ch'boogie

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

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

  • Music

    June 6, 1996
  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    Got On the Bus

    Zocalo Theater takes its act on the long and winding road

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