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Drive-By Truckers

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    May 26, 2014

    The 10 Best Rock Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    The Caldwell The Caldwell front man James Essary and his crew take inspiration from the likes of Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, The Smiths and many more rock legends. Their straightforward modern-rock sound comes with a tinge of mischievousness, a lot of loud, and an infectious. Last year's debut EP, Mod ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Futurebirds at Fitzgerald's, 8/2/2013

    Futurebirds Fitzgerald's August 2, 2013 Friday night, Athens, Georgia-based alt-country rockers Futurebirds made their way to a crowded Fitzgerald's for a rambunctious showcase of their tunes. The Washington Avenue crowd found itself a bit north of its normal destinations, as people crowded the ups ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    November 22, 2012
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    January 12, 2012
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    November 17, 2011
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    September 12, 2011

    10 Great Pictures Of Johnny Cash

    ​Do you remember where you were when you found out that Johnny Cash passed away, on September 12, 2003? This member of Rocks Off was in our tiny S-10 pickup, delivering pizzas somewhere in Pearland, when one of the country stations he was flipping through delivered the news that the Man In Bla ... More >>

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    April 12, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: The Ones Who Got Away (So Far)

    UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Promotional video by Monica Fuentes added after the jump. Jay LeeLittle Joe Washington at the Continental Club's 10th anniversary, July 2010​Slowly but surely, Rocks Off has been getting ready for our "Shot In the Dark" photo exhibition at Warehouse Live's Studio next Thur ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Rolling Blackouts Were Made For Baby-Making Music

    ​So the Chron says Texas' Arctic blast-enabled rolling power blackouts are over for now, although more might be on the way later this evening and tomorrow. Obviously, there are only three things to do with no electricity in sub-freezing temperatures: Shiver; Snuggle up; Knock boots. R ... More >>

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    October 14, 2010

    Capital Steps

    Dispatches from ACL 2010

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    September 24, 2010

    Last Night: Drive-By Truckers At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Drive-By Truckers House of Blues September 23, 2010 To be considered "great," a rock group needs to occasionally (at least) spread itself beyond the confines of songs about chasing girls/ditching school to touch on more universal themes. Some acts come to this realizati ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 20, 2010

    This Week In Set Lists: Pixies, Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty, Rush, Etc.

    GroovehouseKings of Leon, Toyota Center, October 2009​Rocks Off has been both eagerly anticipating and dreading this week for months now. Anticipating because several of our all-time favorite bands are playing within the span of a few days, as are a couple of our favorite newer bands (though n ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Aftermath: Booker T's Rock-Solid Soul And Farm-Fresh "Onions" At Wired Live

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThat's right, Booker T also plays guitar.​ Booker T has had a hand (well, two hands) in crafting so many pop, soul and R&B staples that the hardest part of his pre-concert routine must be making out his set list. Where do you put "Green Onions"? How many of the dozens o ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Can't Forget The Motor City: Our Favorite Motown Jams, Part 2

    ​ Rocks Off - sorry, He Said; we're still getting used to this whole identity-shift thing - is sure some of our readers think we do nothing except sit around and listen to the Drive-By Truckers all day. To which we say: Have you heard Bettye LaVette's The Scene of the Crime or Booker T's Potato Ho ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    I'm Bound To Pack It Up: A Playlist for Team Coco

    ​Former management at NBC was smart enough to stick with Conan O'Brien's Late Night franchise despite an unsteady beginning, and were rewarded when Coco went on to build one of the most reliably solid shows in late-night history. He was afforded no such wisdom from Jeff "Soul Suckin' Jerk" Zucker, ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

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    December 28, 2009

    Curse Your Branches: The Top College-Rockish Records of 2009, Part 2

    ​5. Booker T., Potato Hole (Anti-) Booker T. Jones, as usual, is having exactly as much fun as he appears to be - in a word, lots. Here he's backed by the Drive-By Truckers, an inspired pairing of sweet and surly garage R&B atop which that exuberant organ emotes more exquisitely than do most v ... More >>

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    October 30, 2009

    Aftermath: The Pogues Destroy House of Blues, and Rocks Off Is Ready to Move On

    Photos by Daniel KramerThis is about how we feel this morning.​Attention budding music writers, assuming there are still a few of you left who think getting into shows for free is a fair trade for your health, well-being, a decent paycheck and reasonably normal social life: It's not. It's pretty m ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 7, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Half Price Live Nation Tickets, Last Call for Photo Contest, First Call for Poster Exhibit, Final "They, Who Sound" (For Now) This Sunday

    ​ Live Nation's weekly Wednesday "No Service Fee" ticket offer is pretty stiff this week: Buy one ticket for dozens of shows at House of Blues or Verizon Wireless Theater - such as Alice Cooper, O.A.R., Jewel, Goodie Mob, Bob Saget, Drive-By Truckers, Hanson, Peaches, Stryper, Zappa plays Zappa an ... More >>

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    May 4, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Killing the Blues" with Plant and Krauss

    Led Zeppelin shouter Robert Plant and country/pop vocalist Alison Krauss seem like a highly unlikely duo. When I heard they'd made an album together called Raising Sand, the pairing seemed so odd I didn't really even want to hear it. I thought their two voices would clash like Lucinda Williams and R ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    January 2, 2009

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 6

    Silver Jews, Walter's on Washington, September 18: "[Silver Jews frontman David] Berman strode around the stage with confidence; you wouldn't know he's still getting used to playing live. At times, he looked so loose that he might slump to the floor had he not been leaning on the mic stand." (Troy S ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: 2008's Heavy Rotation

    For the second (third?) year in a row, LOM didn't vote in either the Nashville Scene's best of country music poll or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop best of American music poll. I'm just not a good list-maker. Detest that stuff. Just trying to compile a list of possibles makes my brain hate me. A ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Songs Not To Play At Intercontinental Airport's New Karaoke Booth

    So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Aftermath: The Black Keys at Meridian

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Live-music fatigue is an awful thing, but it happens. It must be really bad for the people who only go to three or four concerts a year. But sometimes even us diehards have to say uncle. And so it was at the Black Keys last night. Through no fault of the Akron-based vulcan ... More >>

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    September 29, 2008

    Over the Weekend: City of Sin and ACL Fest

    We were up in Austin this weekend, so we apologize if this version of Over the Weekend is a little heavy on the ATX. But first things first... The Best of Houston Party Lucky's Pub was packed Thursday night for the launch party for this year's Best of Houston issue.

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    September 28, 2008

    ACL Fest: Drive-By Truckers, Man Man, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, and MGMT

    Drive-By Truckers: Early voting suggests this is the set to beat. The afternoon's first layer of grime was damn near inviting on opener "That Man I Shot," from their most recent, Brighter Than Creation's Dark. But we weren't sure about Patterson Hood's preacher-man monologue on "18 Wheels of Love." ... More >>

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    September 27, 2008

    Soul Day at ACL: I Feel Good!

    Sharon Jones (Dawn Jones-Garcia) To be honest, I thought today was going to suck, but it's been the exact opposite. After some ridonkulous partying last night at Heartless Bastards' ear-splitting basement blues party - hey, it was my first time at Emo's in six months - I set a new personal late-arr ... More >>

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    September 24, 2008

    Random Notes: Correct Drive-By Truckers In-Store Time, Flogging Molly Postponed, New Trail of Dead Album, etc.

    * Today's Drive-By Truckers (above) in-store at Cactus Music is at 4:30 p.m., not 6:30 p.m. as printed in Cactus' ad in this week's Press. Meridian's doors open for tonight's no-opener show at 8 p.m. The band will tape its first-ever episode of Austin City Limits Friday, stepping in for Erykah Badu, ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    July 14, 2008
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    July 9, 2008

    Tonight: Dustin Welch at Under the Volcano

    Anyone who caught Dustin Welch opening for Mark Germino last month at Anderson Fair, or for James McMurtry at the Continental earlier this year, is already aware of a singular talent rising through the ranks of Americana music. Welch, the son of Oklahoma songcrafter Kevin Welch, brings a new level o ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Has ACL Festival Jumped the Shark?

    This morning C3 Entertainment unveiled the lineup for the 2008 Austin City Limits Festival, scheduled for September 26-28 in Austin's Zilker Park, and it's looking more than ever like Coachella on the Colorado. The first name on the card is... Foo Fighters. Seriously. That means everyone hoping for ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

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    October 10, 2007

    Pop Numerology: How High Can You Go?

    Futzing around with my iTunes, I discovered I have a song with every number in it up through the number 25. I stall out at 26. Anybody know one with that number in it? Here’s my list: “Splash 1,” Thirteenth Floor Elevators “Two Girls,” Townes Van Zandt “Three Sixteens,” U.G.K. “Fou ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

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    June 29, 2006

    Drive-By Truckers, with the Black Crowes

    Sunday, July 2, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300

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    June 30, 2005

    Heartless Bastards

    Thursday, June 30, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

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    March 17, 2005

    Lynyrd Skynyrd and Montgomery Gentry

    Thursday, March 17 (Montgomery Gentry), and Friday, March 18 (Lynyrd Skynyrd), at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Reliant Center, 1 Reliant Park, 832-667-1400.

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    November 11, 2004

    Shut Up and Drive

    The Drive-By Truckers ain't just whistling Dixie in their van

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    August 26, 2004

    Drive By Truckers

    The Dirty South (New West)

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    July 15, 2004

    Patterson Hood

    Killers and Stars (New West)

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    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

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    June 21, 2001

    Truckadelic

    Thursday, June 21, Continental Club, 3700 Main

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