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Cowboy Junkies

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    November 20, 2013

    Wille Nelson & Family at Stafford Centre, 11/19/2013

    Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the show was over. I just assumed he'll be back about eight months from now, like he was eight months ago ... More >>

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    October 30, 2013

    Covering Townes Van Zandt Can Be a Tricky Proposition

    Not all that long ago, Rocks Off saw some comment on a Facebook thread where a guy claiming to be a poet said he didn't think Townes van Zandt was the great poet/lyricist so many seem to think. His complaint: he felt like in every Townes song there was some flaw, some line that shouldn't have been a ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Our Top Five Hank Williams Sr. Covers

    Kids, there's a reason Hiram "Hank' Williams, who would have been 90 years old September 17, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dead of an overdose of pain killers in the back of his long white Cadillac at 29, Williams was, in his brief interval in Nashville, not only a hit-making country star bu ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Scott Merritt Goes Lo-Fi on Latest Eaglesmith Album

    ​One of our favorite albums of the year is Fred Eaglesmith's 6 Volts. Like the Le Noise project from Neil Young and producer Daniel Lanois, 6 Volts is decidedly lo-fi. The main technical challenge for Eaglesmith and producer Scott Merritt, who goes back to with Eaglesmith virtually to his reco ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    The Best Summer Movie Soundtracks Of The '90s

    This movie is old enough to drive.​Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Who Was The Best Female Artist Of The '90s?

    The album that started the whole thing.​Rocks Off Sr. was straightening up our office a few days ago, something that happens like clockwork every time Middle Eastern governments start toppling like dominos. In one of the piles and piles of al fresco CDs, we ran across two of our favorite album ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Obscure 2010 Albums

    ​As per previous years, Lonesome Onry and Mean isn't going to bother with running down all this year's major-label releases. Ranking the relative merits of Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert is the Houston Chronicle's job, we suppose. Seeing major players like Robert Plant, Bruce Sp ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Shows Of 2010

    Jason WolterToots & the Maytals at House of Blues, May 2​Along with the season of shopping madness and suicidal depression comes the season for Best-ofs. Live show-wise, 2010 was very benevolent to Lonesome Onry and Mean. Some of our favorites from 2010: 11. Jon Cleary, The Big Easy: Cleary ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Mary Gauthier

    Singer-songwriter revisits painful past .

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    June 16, 2010

    Cowboy Junkies' Poetic Restraint at House Of Blues

    Flickr photo by adambowie​Everybody knows that good news always sleeps til noon. -- "Sun Comes Up, It's Tuesday Morning" There was a palpable tingle of anticipation in the joint as we waited for the curtain to go up on the Cowboy Junkies' first gig in Houston in a coon's age Tuesday at House ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Margo Timmins On Bono And Her Torontonian Music Recommendations

    ​Margo Timmins and Cowboy Junkies slide into town tonight for their first Houston gig in quite a while. It seems everyone Lonesome, Onry and Mean has talked to about them remembers their gig at Numbers back in the day. We recently had a wide-ranging, one-hour-plus interview with Timmins, most ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010

    To Live Is to Fly

    Canada's Cowboy Junkies ­enter their 25th year louder and ­angrier than ever.

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    May 11, 2010

    Upcoming: Asia, Hawthorne Heights, Natalie Merchant, Silversun Pickups, Etc.

    ​Ana Egge, Michael Kingcaid, Frank Smith: Wed., May 26. Rudyard's. Asia: Sat., Aug. 21. House of Blues. Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., June 26. House of Blues. Benny Benassi: Fri., June 18. Stereo Live. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Fri., June 25. House of Blues. The Burden, Side Arms, Ghost Town Electric, F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Aftermath: Beach House, Real Or Imagined, A Breathtaking Walter's Show

    Photos by Eggs/ breakfastontour.com​ Aftermath is not quite sure what we can possibly add to a band already self-aware enough to put the word "dream" in its album title. We can tell you this, though: We put on Beach House's Teen Dream, the Baltimore duo's second LP for Sub Pop, shortly before leav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.10: Cowboy Junkies and a Brief Lesson In Murder Balladry

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Singing This Song For You

    Hair Balls was talking the other day with an acquaintance who has incredible luck with the ladies. Scratch that -- it's not luck, really, because "luck" suggests that a dude who looks like Quasimodo could get lucky some day and hook up with Heidi Klum.No, this dude's situation is based more on confi ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Aftermath: Jana Hunter and Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez at the Petrol Station

    Photos by Ramon "LP4" Medina It would be a stretch to call Wednesday's Jana Hunter/Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez show - which had been hastily relocated to Garden Oaks coffeehouse/pub the Petrol Station from DiverseWorks - normal. That much was clear when some guy came out of his house and expressed his ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Sir Douglas Quintet to Guy Clark

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. 60. “The Rains Came,” Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965. The follow-up single to “She’s About a Mover,” this Huey Meaux mainstay of a lament would likewise rank higher were the sound not so indelibly San ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Yule Fuel

    A discussion of non-Christmas Christmas music

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    November 17, 2005

    Various Artists

    This Bird Has Flown

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    August 5, 2004

    Back in the Saddle

    The Cowboy Junkies ride again

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    November 20, 2003

    Dead, Not Buried

    Townes Van Zandt left behind great songs for people to fight over

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    June 7, 2001

    Scene But Not Heard

    Houston's student shortage forces the indie scene to go the blue-collar route

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    July 23, 1998
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    December 25, 1997

    Canadian Born, but Texas Proud

    Fred Eaglesmith descends from the Great White North with a unique American vision

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    October 16, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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    June 13, 1996

    Not the Same Old Junkies

    A new label and energy return Canada's moaners to the spotlight

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    March 31, 1994
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