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Chrissie Hynde

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    September 26, 2014

    Taylor Momsen, Rock's Smartest Wild Child

    Taylor Momsen can name her rock and roll heroes with a disarming amount of speed. Her father's record collection instilled in her a love of loud guitars and thunderous drums from childhood, says the 21-year-old former Gossip Girl actress, who then rattles off the greats like her band The Pretty Reck ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

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    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Imagine Dragons, fun., etc.

    Imagine Dragons House of Blues, February 12 You've seen the name all over, from Blog A to Blog B, and the haircuts should look mighty familiar. This Las Vegas act has a sound in the same vein as Passion Pit and AWOLNATION, two acts with a veritable stranglehold on the rock dollar these days. Their ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Janis Joplin at 70: What Might Have Been?

    Janis Joplin would have been 70 years old on Saturday, which means it's been more than 40 years since she died. But even today Joplin's name is practically a household word, thanks to one of the most powerful, emotional, expressive voices in rock history. Of course Joplin was one of the original '6 ... More >>

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    July 17, 2012

    Hey Ladies! The 10 Most She-Tastic Artists of All Time

    Have you ever noticed this: Men and women have different musical tastes. At times, they do. Why? Because men and women have different interests, for the most part. Think about it, boys: while you may want to play some Metallica, your girlfriend (or mom) may want listen to Sheryl Crow or Madonna. A ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Top 5 Acts to Catch at Pride Weekend

    See many more events this weekend in the Houston Press' 2012 Pride Guide. This Saturday, the streets around Westheimer and Montrose will be swamped with people for the 34th annual Houston LGBT Pride Celebration, one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the South. Started to commemorate t ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Joan Jett's Bad Reputation Gets Her Booked

    Bad Reputation: The Unauthorized Biography of Joan Jett By Dave Thompson Backbeat Books, 300 pp., $19.99. From her days as a Runaway (the band, not the teen social problem), to massive MTV stardom, to leaner years and her elevation as a godmother of riot grrls/girls who rock, Joan Jett's career ha ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Played Other People on TV

    Sebastian Bach on Gilmore Girls​Fictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Looking Back at A Very Special Christmas Track by Track

    In the late 1980's, music empresario Jimmy Iovine cobbled together quite a collection of pop and rock artists to record songs for a Christmas album benefitting the Special Olympics. In 1987, A Very Special Christmas was released and rapidly became an instant holiday classic thanks to the star powere ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Punk Rock's 10 Most Potent Women

    David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus Music​Women are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Slutwave: Pop Phenomenon Or Feminist Scourge?

    "Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson Marc BrubakerKe(Dollar Sign)ha at House of Blues, July 2010​As one of the few women on the Rocks Off writing team, we were fervently proud to take an introspective stab at the new, curiously named micro-genre that 2010 bestowed upo ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    Apathy For The Devil: Adrift In The Snowblind '70s

    ​Apathy for the Devil: A 70s Memoir By Nick Kent Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $17.95. While Cameron Crowe's wonderful but fictional Almost Famous told a sanitized story of music-journalist-meets-bands in the '70s, Former New Musical Express writer Nick Kent's memoir is a warts/coke spoons/social d ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Last Night: Carrie Underwood At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Carrie Underwood Toyota Center October 6, 2010 Carrie Underwood is perfect for Vegas. That's not a knock - mostly. Underwood is wholesome, engaging and dynamic. She's no Tina Turner, but she can strut onstage. Her voice is excellent - good range and control, on key and ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    (Allegedly) Kinky ATF Agent Gets In Big Trouble In Big Easy

    ​What began as a routine investigation of a malfunctioning fire-alarm system at a suburban New Orleans Residence Inn ended with police discovering a scene worthy of Quentin Tarantino and Dennis Hopper at their most depraved and the arrest of 44-year-old Russell Vanderwerf, a Houston-based agen ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    No Exit

    Blondie casts a wide net indeed on the band's Last.fm station.

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    August 6, 2009
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    March 2, 2009

    Flashback: The Pretenders at House of Blues

    Photo by Daniel Kramer Still high-kickin' in her "Boots of Chinese Plastic" as she approaches 60 years old, Chrissie Hynde and her hired guns known as the Pretenders - including Plexiglas-shielded original drummer Martin Chambers - thrilled a sold-out House of Blues crowd Saturday night with ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 20, 2009

    Album of the Week: Pretenders, Break Up the Concrete

    Pretenders Break Up the Concrete www.thepretenders.com Old punk rockers - or, in this case, post-punks - never die, they just go country. On the Pretenders' first album since 2002's barely-registering Loose Screw, Chrissie Hynde confronts middle age by revisiting the musical styles of the mid-2 ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    November 4, 2008

    Election Eve With Fred

    Sisters of Mercy After seven solid nights of mostly incredible shows, Tina Turner through Los Skarnales, on the eighth Rocks Off rested. I even bought a freakin' bottle of milk. As it so often is, the XM receiver at Rocks Off HQ is tuned to Fred, so the Cure have been by several times. Morrissey, X ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Mick Jagger meets Gilley's

    Some Girls Ride Bulls

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    September 25, 2008

    Tonight: Heartless Bastards at Last Concert Cafe

    Heartless Bastards, "Brazen" How awesome would it be if Chrissie Hynde fronted the North Mississippi All-Stars? That's right, pretty damn awesome. And as luck would have it, such a band actually exists under the moniker of Heartless Bastards, whose 2006 Fat Possum debut All This Time is as raw and ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    April 25, 2008

    The Blog of Lists: 25 Vegan Musicians

    Bryan Adams Fiona Apple Cedric Bixler Geezer Butler Common Michael Franti Robin Gibb Ben Gibbard (lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie) John S. Hall (frontman for King Missile) Davey Havok (singer for AFI) Chrissie Hynde

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    May 10, 2007

    Kings of Leon

    With a No. 1 album in the UK, the Kings of Leon are all but exiled from Main Street, USA

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    April 6, 2006

    Exene Cervenka & the Original Sinners

    Friday, April 7, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-629-3700

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    December 8, 2005

    Sisters Are Punking It for Themselves

    Mel Hell and Alice Sin lead the charge of the misfit boy-toys

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    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

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    April 28, 2005

    Rust Belt Blues

    The Black Keys bounce their Rubber Factory out of Akron, Ohio

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    March 17, 2005

    Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

    Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.

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    May 6, 2004

    Hang the Airwaves

    Danseparc, Substance and Stereo Bar reinvent the steel wheels

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    April 8, 2004

    Higher Ground

    The Blind Boys of Alabama can bring church to the people if not the people to church

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    December 11, 2003

    Rocket Redux

    Cleveland legends come roaring full-throttle out of the tombs

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    November 27, 2003

    Albert and Gage

    At Anderson Fair (Moonhouse)

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    July 11, 2002

    Seven Come Eleven

    After crapping out with Arista, Patrice Pike hits the creative jackpot with the Blackbox Rebellion

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    November 1, 2001

    Jenny Toomey

    Friday, November 2

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    June 28, 2001

    The Devil & Mr. Riordan

    For author Rick Riordan, "research" was riding along with cops and drinking

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    October 7, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    February 26, 1998
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    November 6, 1997
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    April 10, 1997

    Ready to Ride

    Alice's Tin Pony breaks from the gate with Hate Book

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    November 7, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    May 16, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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