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Eddie Cochran

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Dick Dale at Continental Club, 4/17/2014

    Dick Dale Continental Club April 17, 2014 Walking into the Continental Club, I had the thought: "Can Dick Dale still do it at 76 years old?" I mean, I know folks younger that can't even send an email, let alone rip a guitar like it's going out of style. But I would soon find out that not only can h ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Gatsby-Mania: 5 Songs for the New Great Gatsby Soundtrack

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is the greatest novel ever written that everyone had to read in high school. And now it's going to be the greatest movie ever made that everyone will have to watch, supposedly out in May, because Leonardo DiCaprio is in it. It's in 3D for some reason too, even ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    The Carpettes: Unsung UK Punks Back For The First Time

    ​Punk bands like The Clash have been lauded by critics and fans spanning across the globe, while other superb acts like The Carpettes have remained stuck between the cracks of history. This is almost tragic, since their blend of fine-etched, unblemished pop-tinged punk was just as riveting as ... More >>

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    July 15, 2011

    Lemmy & HeadCat Mates Walk The Rockabilly Walk

    ​You could say that the members of roots-rock trio HeadCat got together to pay tribute to the King. But instead of the baby Jesus of Bethlehem, these three wise men -bassist/singer Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), drummer Slim Jim Phantom (ex-Stray Cats), and guitarist/pianist Danny B. Harvey (ex ... More >>

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    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 >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Batusis Is No Throwback

    Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain make rock and roll new again.

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    November 18, 2010

    Social Distortion: Story Of Their Life

    ​Friday night Houston will see its first Social Distortion concert since Warehouse Live in late 2006. Lead singer Mike Ness played a solo date at the Meridian in mid-2008, doing select Social D hits and his own country-tinged stuff. Houston's punk-rock and rockabilly contingent sold this sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    R.I.P. Hank Cochran, Author Of "I Fall To Pieces"

    ​Hank Cochran, one of the elite songwriters in country music, died earlier today. He was 74. Born in Mississippi, Cochran worked for a while with rocker Eddie Cochran (no relation) in a California band styled The Cochrans. In 1960, Cochran moved to Nashville and teamed up with songwriting le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Summertime Blues: Songs As Sad As The Season

    "The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose..." ​So reads the prologue to Ernest Hemingway's 1926 treatise on the horrors of existential dread. In the book, Jake Barnes and a band of entirely unlikeable expat misfits flit around the globe, from Paris to P ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    R.I.P. Blue Cheer Founder and Bassist Dickie Peterson

    ​Front man and bassist Dickie Peterson of pioneering metallers Blue Cheer was found dead Monday morning in Germany. He was 61 years old and had reportedly been battling cancer for the past year. Blue Cheer's lasting influence on modern heavy rock is insurmountable. With their devastating low ends ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    August 5, 2008

    Musical Hurricane Preparedness Kit, Part 2: Hello Edouard (and Edward, and Ed, and Eddie...)

    Good morning. Rocks Off hopes you're nice and hunkered down (preferably with a partner), with lots of supplies to get you through the next few hours/days. Be sure to check our sister blog Hair Balls for news-type information and up-to-the-minute, you know, updates as Edouard pays his little visit. B ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
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    January 11, 2007

    The Great Unknown

    Music, the Squidbillies and a personal ecosystem

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    August 31, 2006

    Various Artists

    Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Strange Trip

    Heavy rock pioneers Blue Cheer offer the cure for the summertime blues

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    A Pair of Aces

    John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart

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    October 24, 2002

    Robert Gordon

    Saturday, October 26

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Body-Slammed

    Man's Ruin makes Suplecs sing Sad Songs

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

  • Music

    July 30, 1998
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    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

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
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    November 7, 1996
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    December 2, 1993

    New Blues

    Alternative rock robs pop's cradle

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