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Doug Sahm

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    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    Texas Guitar God Johnny Winter Is Forever True to the Blues

    A December 1968 edition of Rolling Stone featured Texas musicians who were at the time making inroads into the magazine's home city of San Francisco. Featuring a cover photo of cowboy-hatted Doug Sahm (balancing toddler son Shawn on his knee), it mentioned players and singers both known (Janis Jopli ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Telecaster Master Bill Kirchen Is Down to Seeds and Stems Again

    Bill Kirchen, the warhorse guitar virtuoso behind some of the most familiar licks on the planet, comes to Mucky Duck Thursday to preview his latest album, Seeds and Stems, which was released June 18. Kirchen first made musical waves with his cowboy crazoids band Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Ai ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Latino Music's Many Styles Charge Austin's Pachanga Fest

    Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival Feat. Los Lobos, Celso Piña, Intocable, 3BallMTY, y más Fiesta Gardens, Austin May 10 & 11, 2013 Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on Americ ... More >>

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    September 13, 2012

    RIP Johnny Perez: Sir Douglas Quintet Drummer Dies at 69

    Johnny Perez, drummer for legendary '60s Texas garage-rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet, has died. Perez passed away in a hospital near Los Angeles due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He was 69. Perez was a Golden Gloves-level amateur boxer and ... More >>

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    April 30, 2012

    Sunday: iFest In Downtown Houston -- Seun Kuti, Texas Tornados & More

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 29, 2012 See lots more on iFest's second weekend in our slideshows of the bands, the crowds and the arts & culture. I like iFest. I'm glad it's here. It's not the kind of thing I'd like to go to every weekend, but once a year is about perfect. ... More >>

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    November 8, 2011

    The Funky Chicken: Good Stuff in the Mailbox

    Yeah, it's like that.​Once again our mailbox has filled to overflowing with CDs (and zip files). The desk looks like a Three Mile Island nuclear meltdown of jewel cases, and the entire room is littered with (largely unread) piles of hype-and-tout. And while much of what comes over the transom ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Last Night: The Black Angels At Fitzgerald's

    Photos By Marc Brubaker​Rocks Off hopes that this observation is wrong, but we don't think that people give the Black Angels enough due credit as a Texas band, even though everything about them encapsulates the 50 years of Texas rock. The spookiness of everything Roky Erickson touched, the swi ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Bayou Country

    Mike Stinson has a thing for his adopted hometown.

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    September 22, 2011

    Evening Shadows

    Carolyn Wonderland dusts her broom on new album Peace Meal.

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    April 23, 2011

    Controversial Producer Huey Meaux Dead At 82

    ​Huey P. Meaux, the onetime studio and record-label owner and chart-topping producer who helped define the Gulf Coast sound through hits by the Sir Douglas Quintet, Freddy Fender and Barbara Lynn, died this morning at age 82. Known as the "Crazy Cajun," Meaux died at his home in Winnie, his n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Devendra Banhart, Band Of Horses, Other Beardos

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath doesn't know the bargain Austin City Limits promoter C3 Presents gets by booking both Lollapalooza and ACL, but to this dog-tired participant, this year's Zilker Park festivities ended up feeling less Austin weird and more something-something. Not that it's a ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Little Joe Y La Familia Heat Up Festival Chicano

    ​Miller Outdoor Theatre may self-combust tonight when the classic orquesta Tejana sounds of Grammy winners Little Joe y la Familia waft forth into what promises to be a temperate, perfect evening for music in the park. This marks the 31st annual Festival Chicano, one of the oldest such events ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Last Night: Texas Tornados At Discovery Green

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Texas Tornados Discovery Green September 23, 2010 Aftermath's favorite shows are the ones where we just have to write down the set list and not much else. The Texas Tornados are one of the bands that allow us to do that. We didn't know all the songs the reconstituted T ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    Black Keys-Approved, Hacienda Debuts Here In November

    West Vita/ myspace.com/haciendaspace​Hacienda, the rapidly ascending San Antonio rock band that recently released its second album, Big Red and Barbacoa, to rave reviews across the spectrum, will play its first-ever Houston-area show at Under the Volcano Thursday, November 4. The band spent m ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Bedtime Stories

    Natalie Merchant finds poetry in new album.

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    July 15, 2010

    Book Learning

    Houston's Literary Greats sail onto the college-radio charts with Ocean, Meet the Valley.

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    January 20, 2010

    Happy Anniversary Texas Music Magazine, or "Austin and (Maybe) Everything After"

    ​Towards the end of last week, Rocks Off got the latest issue of Texas Music magazine in the mail, which just happens to mark the quarterly periodical's tenth anniversary. Naturally, as just about every publication does when it reaches such an august milestone - no mean feat for a magazine in this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    We've Been Had: The Enduring Wisdom of Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne

    Anodyne: Noun. Anything that relieves distress or pain. (dictionary.com)​When Son Volt goes onstage tonight at the Continental Club (we've heard around 11 p.m.), there's an outside chance the band might pull out Doug Sahm's "Give Back the Key to My Heart" - we are in Texas, after all. Otherwise do ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Delbert McClinton Should Go Honky-Tonkin' More Often

    ​LOM has been listening to Delbert McClinton's new album Acquired Taste (New West), which hits stores next Tuesday, quite a bit lately. We've always been a fan of Delbert's and consider him to be one of the leading proponents of what we consider Texas music. Much like Doug Sahm, the Fort Wort ... More >>

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    July 29, 2009

    Big Willie Style: The Red Headed Stranger at the Movies

    Honeysuckle Rose This weekend at the Woodlands comes one of the most prolific trios of artists to ever appear on the same bill. Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp converge on the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for what looks to be one of those landmark shows people brag about catching, k ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    July 2, 2009

    Frenchy's Celebrates 40 Years

    Photo courtesy of HoustonianSome restaurants epitomize the soul of their cities. There's Brown's Diner and the Pancake Pantry in Nashville, cheese-steak joints like Pat's and Geno's Steaks in Philly, and many a corner pizzeria in Chicago and NYC. For Houston, Frenchy's is just as iconic. The Creuz ... More >>

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    June 22, 2009

    Rocks Off Checks Out Corpus Christi

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty This past weekend, Rocks Off took a respite from sweltering H-Town to visit family in our equallly sweltering, ball-sweat-inducing neighbor to the south. Corpus Christi is rather small compared the teeming ant farm we have here, topping just over a quarter of a million beachi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Merchant of Soul

    Spoon's musical tinker Britt Daniel avoids the cringe.

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    February 24, 2009

    SXSW 09 Will Be a Groover's Paradise

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off could barely contain his enthusaism when he opened the mail - a momentous enough occasion in itself - and found an advance of Vanguard Records' Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. He put it on as soon as he got home (his piddly office CD player is just not gr ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: "New Madrid"

    Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995 Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such futur ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Sole of Houston: Airport Drive, The Finale (Including Unwanted Puke)

    And here is the final installment of David Beebe and John Lomax's 20-plus mile hike from Intercontinental Airport to Spanish Flowers restaurant. Part one is here and part two is here.David Beebe's accounts of the same hike are here and here.Airline's furthest reaches are lined by sprawling and run-d ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    January 13, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: Airline Drive, Complete

    The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Tonight: Tejas Brothers at Greenspoint Mall

    Tejas Brothers, "She's About a Mover/Give Me Back My Wig" If you're looking for a poster band for the Texican thing, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better one than Fort Worth's Tejas Brothers. Currently gaining momentum due to heavy play on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country station, the Bro ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    River Oaks Racketeering at Capone's

    Wednesday night, minus Robert De Niro

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    September 3, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    February 21, 2008

    A New Official State Song for Texas?

    A case for a new — or different, anyway — state song

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    June 1, 2007
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    May 11, 2006

    Primary Season

    Check out some of the new candidates for this year's Houston Press Music Awards

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    April 6, 2006

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

    Cactus Music & Video shutters with a melancholy beer bash

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    June 24, 2004
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    April 24, 2003

    The Derailers

    Genuine (Lucky Dog)

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    The Wreck of the Record Rack

    Another local music institution bites the dust

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    August 14, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    April 4, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part I)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

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    April 13, 1995
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    March 9, 1995
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    November 17, 1994
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    March 24, 1994
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