Disclosure: The author of this piece volunteers for KTRU.
On Wednesday afternoon, Rice University president David Leebron pulled up a chair inside of the KTRU Rice Radio studio and played some of those rooty-tooty, groovin' oldies.
In other words, music that KTRU has made a point not to play since ... More >>
Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>
Julie EnsmingerPeter Case at Cactus Music last year"I was always sort of not interested in what my generation was doing," Peter Case told Rocks Off 10 years ago after flipping through Louvin Bros. compact discs at a now-defunct bookstore in Sugar Land, surrounded by car dealerships, business ... More >>
Here at Rocks Off, we loves us some French culture. French toast, French horns, French breakfast, The French Connection, French ticklers... wait, never mind. We even took a whole semester in college once.
Seriously, though, we are big fans of Bizet, Berlioz, Debussy, Edith Piaf, Air, Justice ... More >>
Musicians tend to be a mouthy lot. It takes a certain kind of soul to want and express your own inner world to the outer world at large. So when the time comes for them to shuffle off this mortal coil, they often have some very interesting exit lines...
10. Ludwig Van Beethoven, "Friends a ... More >>