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David Grissom

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    September 4, 2014

    Joe Ely Apple: A Love Story

    Improbably, Joe Ely is learning to ease up on the gas pedal a little. The Lubbock-bred performer has long been known for live sets and a work ethic both so intense he's often likened to a Lone Star counterpart of his friend Bruce Springsteen. But Ely, a force in Texas music since his days with cosmi ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In May

    "Collard Greens," Schoolboy Q If you enjoy beats that conjure images of huddled, bouncing basketball teams moments before tip-off, you'll enjoy "Collard Greens." If you also enjoy raps about having game, money and weed, you'll return for a second helping. And, if you want to hear Schoolboy Q's Black ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Excess of Talent: Meet Austin Super-Ensemble the Eightysixxed

    If Lonesome, Onry and Mean was a betting man, we'd bet our entire bankroll that while Warehouse Live or Fitz are filled to capacity with folks checking out the latest hyped-up, flash-in-the-pan, cover-of-Paste-magazine band that's been in existence, oh, at least a year or two, Austin's worn and weat ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    David Grissom Knows How It Feels to Fly

    David Grissom is a guitar geek's dream, an inventive player who combines power, finesse, theory and good taste into a disturbingly virile mix that straddles the line between beautiful abstraction and full-tilt boogie. Grissom is, for the most part, always turned up to 11. Now coming up on 30 years ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    David Grissom at Under the Volcano, 10/9/2013

    David Grissom Band Under the Volcano October 9, 2013 These days fans want their music to say something, preferably something stupid. From what I've heard recently it holds true across rock, pop, hip-hop, but here I'm going to pick on country because of this appalling timeline Entertainment Weekly p ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    World Beat: The Music of iFest

    Performers from New Orleans to Zimbabwe enliven this year's Brazilian-themed Houston International Festival.

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    April 18, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's First Weekend

    Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    The Helio Sequence Walters, January 15 The Helio Sequence's indie cred was secured when affable hipster tastemaker Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) recently named last year's Negotiations to his Top 10 list, alongside albums by Bob Mould, Guided by Voices and Dirty Projectors. Only the Portland duo's ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Upcoming: Fleetwood Mac, Alt-J, Lucinda Williams, Eels, Lindsey Stirling, Etc.

    Alt-J: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. thelastplaceyoulook: With Another Run, Recovery Room., Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Gigantic: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $20/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Jo ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Upcoming: Dethklok, The Jealous Sound, Of Montreal, R. Kelly, Steve Winwood, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. 95.7 Boo Bomb with Karmin, Olly Murs, Sammy Adams, Austin Mahone, Marina & The Diamonds, The Wonder Girls: Tue., Oct. 23, 6 p.m., $25/$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Against Me!, Fake Problems, ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Lou Ann Barton: Austin Blues Queen Is Working Her Butt Off

    It's 2 p.m. and Austin blues diva Lou Ann Barton is just downing her first cup of coffee of the day. Rocks Off admitted to her he was only on his second. "We were recording last night, so I'm a little sluggish," says the Fort Worth native in her gravelly voice. One of the masters of ceremony at t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Texas Guitar Great David Grissom Digs Way Down Deep

    David Grissom has a résumé that most guitarists can only dream of. From his early days with Hank III in Killbilly, Grissom went on to playing, along with Jimmy Pettit and Davis McLarty, for Joe Ely from 1985 to 1991. A hell-for-leather band that could hang with the Clash or just about anyone else, ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Saturday Night: James McMurtry, Jason Isbell at Firehouse Saloon

    Photos by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) with Amanda Shires on violin.​Wow, Rocks Off is a huge fan of Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, but Saturday night this hard-charging band from Muscle Shoals, Alabama got a lesson in Texas big beat. Isbell himself was sitting in the backstage area while J ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    iFest's Second Weekend Brings It All Back Home

    Jason WolterTexas Connection: Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt (not pictured)​See lots more iFest pictures from Saturday and Sunday (and some food) in our slideshows. Yes, it was hot at iFest this weekend. Houston hot. Sunday afternoon, partway through Lucinda Williams' surprisi ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Joe Ely Band At Rockefeller Hall

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Joe Ely Band Rockefeller Hall February 11, 2011 Saturday night, almost exactly 24 hours after the Joe Ely Band's triumphant return to Rockefeller's Rockefeller Hall, Aftermath and a friend were chatting on Facebook about Houston's current bumper crop of up-and-coming in ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011
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    January 31, 2011

    Joe Ely's Top Five Live Shots, By iFest's Rick Mitchell

    Jason WolterJoe Ely (left) and David Grissom at iFest 2010​Next Friday, Feb. 11, the Joe Ely Band returns to Rockefeller Hall for the first time in more than a decade, since the legendary Washington Avenue showcase club stopped presenting live music to focus on the less risky business of priva ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: Joe Ely Band Almost Pulls A Michael Jackson

    Photos by Jason WolterMarcia Ball (left) and Joe Ely get their "Fingernails" dirty.​ Terry Allen once told Aftermath that Joe Ely was his favorite performer. Allen related that Ely would come over to his house in Lubbock and sit on his couch and try out new songs. According to Allen, it didn't mat ... More >>

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    April 13, 2010

    The Gulf Coast At iFest: Joe Ely's Rattlesnake Rock, Soulful Latinology, Voodoo Brass And Creole Zydeco

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. We're doubling up ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 21, 2010

    Age of Endarkenment

    Ray Wylie Hubbard's new album gets low-down with hookers, tornadoes and religion.

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    January 1, 2009
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    August 20, 2007

    Last Night: Storyville at Warehouse Live

    Storyville Warehouse Live August 18 Better Than: Planning your Hurricane Dean evacuation plan. Download: “Blind Side” and “Bluest Eye” give a good overview of what these guys are about. Has there ever been a Texas band with this much talent? For musicianship, virtuosity, good taste and sh ... More >>

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    June 15, 2006

    Roots Redux

    Dan Colehour's Midwestern musings get their day in the Texas sun

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    November 18, 2004

    David Holt

    Perpetual Motion (Blue Corn)

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    September 18, 2003

    Coal Miner's Brother

    Chris Knight extracts songs from the same ravaged west Kentucky earth he once rehabilitated

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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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    July 12, 2001

    Toni Price

    Midnight Pumpkin (Antone's)

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    July 27, 2000

    He Likes Beer

    Pat Green

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    June 29, 2000

    Yee-Haw

    He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed

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