Dave Marsh

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Bruce: New Springsteen Book Is the Boss of Them All

    Bruce By Peter Ames Carlin Touchstone Books, 512 pp., $28. Let me start by saying that Carlin -- who has also penned books on Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney -- has written the definitive Springsteen straight-bio here with Bruce, an engaging, thorough, and compelling look at the man and his music. ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Get Lit: Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery

    Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery 584 pp., $29.99, Fantagraphics Books ​It was a scene like out of the hardboiled detective novels that Paul Nelson loved so much when police broke into his New York apartment in 2006. What they found was a dark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Krayolas Score Surprise Hit With Bob Dylan Cover

    ​If you follow these pages you may have noticed that Rocks Off recently tabbed Tipsy Topsy Turvy by veteran San Antonio rockers The Krayolas as our choice for best Texas album of the year so far. Yes, we understand that this may be running counter to the other members of the local media and ev ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Happy Birthday, "Louie Louie"

    Forty-six years ago today, a group of teenagers gathered in a Portland, Oregon, studio to record a ridiculously simple anthem that would go on to become one of the most influential - and most misunderstood - songs in rock history. The group was the Kingsmen - none of whom was over age 17 - and the s ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

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    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

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    June 23, 2005

    Jimmy Lafave

    Friday, June 24, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-529-9899.

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

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    May 29, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    November 21, 1996
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    February 2, 1995