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Eli Young Band

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Santana, Paul Collins, Kacey Musgraves, etc.

    Santana Bayou Music Center, October 1 Carlos Santana has been a treasure of American music for more than 40 years and as many albums. Combining blues and rock with Latin-American rhythms, the fiery soul of his guitar enthralls listeners to open both heart and mind to his thrilling sonic experience. ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Luke Bryan at The Woodlands, 9/19/2014

    Luke Bryan, Lee Brice Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 19, 2014 Among the various forms of popular music, country seems to age the most gracefully. An old rapper can keep trying to put out new music, but it's often just kind of embarrassing. Old rockers stay out on the road playing the hit ... More >>

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    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Country Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever HONORABLE MENTION: SUNNY SWEENEY Thus far mainstream success has eluded Sunny Sweeney, but not for lack of either talent or trying. According to her Facebook page, Sweeney (a former standup comic) has now played the Grand Ole Opry 41 times but continues to reside in ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Minute Maid Park Hosting Huge "House Party" In November

    Lately it seems like a week can't go by without another music festival being announced in Houston. This one makes a little more sense than some of those others, though. Clad in matching custom Astros jerseys, Texas country heartthrobs the Eli Young Band stopped by the picturesque lobby of Minute Ma ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014

    Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Don't Call Eli Young Band "Bro-Country," Please

    If you're looking for the most successful act to come out of Texas this decade, you might point your eyes toward Denton. With minimal drama or much attention outside their own rabid fan base, the Eli Young Band has modestly racked up enough record sales and music-biz karma that they're now one of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Eli Young Band, Lorde, Reba, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, March 3 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    The Great Divide

    Why Coachella and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are more alike than you think.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella

    The past week or so, music news has been dominated by two big announcements: first the 2014 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert about three months from now, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's entertainers for its 83rd season this coming March. On the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    RodeoHouston 2014 Lineup: Reba, Usher, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, FGL, etc.

    Moments ago the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo released its scheduled entertainers for its three-week 2014 run March 4-23 at Reliant Stadium. Heading up the lineup are country A-listers Florida Georgia Line, Reba, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, etc. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/6/2013

    93Q's "A Day In the Country" Feat. Eli Young Band, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols and Aaron Lewis Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 6, 2013 Thirteen thousand pairs of cowboy boots, quite a few itty-bitty shorts, and a bunch of dudes in surfer-cowboy duds lined the rows at the Woodlands Pavilion this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Day In the Country, etc.

    Ray Wylie Hubbard McGonigel's Mucky Duck, July 5 Musicians do, but far too many people just don't know what an incredible songwriting talent Ray Wylie Hubbard is. One part sage, one part curmudgeon, one part Zen bluesman, Hubbard puts a grizzled Texas-roadhouse spin on some pretty highfalutin philo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Last Night: George Strait at Reliant Stadium

    George Strait Reliant Stadium March 17, 2013 Sunday night, George Strait wrangled 80,020 fans into Reliant Stadium for what is surely to be just one of his first "farewell" shows here in Houston. This glut of country fans -- only few thousand short of the total population of Santa Monica, Californi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Last Night: Eli Young Band at House of Blues

    Eli Young Band House of Blues January 31, 2013 They say Texans have lost our twang. Most Texans don't seem to be all that balled up about it. Rather, the some 1,500 Texan Eli Young Band fans who crammed into House of Blues for the first of two sold-out shows Thursday night were talking (of course) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Eli Young Band: "We Like to Stay Busy"

    Now more than a decade old, the Eli Young Band is the rare Texas country act whose lyrics are not dominated by their home state and its musical heroes. Their music is largely fiddle-free, rather cut from the same cloth as pop-rockers like Tom Petty, Matchbox 20 and the Wallflowers, and if someone in ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Punch Brothers Fitzgerald's, January 29 It's easy to call Punch Brothers a thinking-man's bluegrass band, but even that doesn't describe the kind of ambition and virtuosity we're dealing with here. After flirting with the mainstream on a few pop-tinged albums, Nickel Creek banjo prodigy Chris Thiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Houston Needs a Real Country Station, Not More Bull

    Somewhere in college those of us arts and humanities types who were passionate about music, but knew we were not talented enough to perform it professionally, eventually wandered into the journalism school or the student radio station. Everyone else must have wound up in a marketing classroom. Rewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    20 Essential Texas Albums From 2012

    One of the quiet pleasures of (finally) putting 2012 to bed is mop-up duty. All year, I tried to keep a running list of albums released by Texas-based or Texas-related performers that I enjoyed listening to. Sunday night, I tallied them up. For some reason, besides that we've already handled the ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    George Ducas Itching to Get Back Out on the Blacktop

    Before releasing his six-song EP, Volume Up, Windows Down, in 2010, Texas country singer/songwriter George Ducas had taken a break from performing and had mainly concentrated on writing hits for country artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Gary Allan, Trisha Yearwood, Sara E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    10 Surprising Things About This Year's Grammy Nominations

    This year music has been dominated by viral pop like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," songs that initially became "hits" from outside the music business' traditional delivery system, usually YouTube. Thursday, the Grammys recognized that by nominating "Maybe," by 17-year-old Justin Bieber proteg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: Drama and Deceit In TV's Music City

    I barely watch episodic TV, let alone write about it, but ABC's Nashville made the idea irresistible. A 9 p.m. network drama set in the glamorous and backstabbing world of country music, amid the landmarks and tourist traps of the modern-day "Athens of the South," it offers sudsy tension and hopeful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    CMA Nominations Don't Forget Texans Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band

    Nothing says country music like Times Square. Or is that the other way around? Regardless, the 2012 nominees for the Country Music Association were announced by stars (and nominees) Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean earlier this morning. It helps that Times Square is the home of Good Morning America's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Pat Green: "We're Still Totally In the Mix"

    Earlier this morning, Rocks Off talked to Texas country star Pat Green, who plays the Coastal Conservation Association's "Concert for Conservation" Saturday at Sam Houston Race Park with his hero Jerry Jeff Walker, Sammy Kershaw, Gene Watson, and a few others. After more than a decade as both one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

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    March 6, 2012

    Last Night: Eli Young Band At Reliant Stadium

    Eli Young Band RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 5, 2012 Texas country fans ain't your average, run-of-the-mill country fans. We're not referring to country lovers who live in Texas, either. When we speak of Texas country, we're talking about the strain of country music that's reared on the small ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: Eli Young Band

    Date: March 5 Name: Eli Young Band AKA: "The band that performed the worst rendition of the National Anthem since Roseanne." Genre: Bummer country

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Rounding It Up

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings a stellar 2012 lineup.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    2012 RodeoHouston Lineup Features ZZ Top, Train, Kid Rock, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias

    The Houston Livestock And Rodeo continues it's march it's non-country waters with today's musical announcement, with Houston's own ZZ Top (March 8), Train (March 16), Kid Rock (February 29), John Legend (March 2), and Enrique Iglesias (March 6) topping the pop and rock segment of this year's bill. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Rocks Off's Musical 2011 Texas Football Preview

    buckaroosfunnypictures.comHook 'em Horns...​You wouldn't know it from walking around outdoors, but fall is just around the corner, and in Texas that means two things: We no longer have to consume our body weight in water for shows at the Pavilion, and it's almost time for college football. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Micah Taylor​If you're a lady who loves lager, there's a new(ish) club in town for you: Texas Girls' Pint Out is a group of hardcore beer nerds and geeks -- labels which they bear proudly -- who also happen to be women. They're in the process of organizing all manner of events for the ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Upcoming: D.R.I., Neon Indian, LCD Soundsystem, Texas Tornados, Etc.

    ​The American Heist, Hell City Kings, Blackmarket Syndicate, All At Sea: Sat., Sept. 4. Walter's on Washington. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sun., Nov. 14. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Best Coast: Sat., Nov. 6. Fitzgerald's. Blitzen Trapper: Tue., Oct. 12. House of Blues. Bring Me The Horizon, Au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Athlete, The Bangles, Cypress Hill, Imogen Heap, MGMT, O'Jays, Rush, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Athlete, Carney: Sat., June 26. Walter's on Washington. All Leather, Balaclavas, Yip-Yip: Sat., May 15. The Mink. The Bangles, Tonic: Sat., May 29. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater. Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Peekaboo Theory, Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Tontons, VerseCity, Wayside Dri ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Actual Texans The Eli Young Band

    Date: March 19Name: Eli Young BandAKA: "Who?"Genre: Up and countryBest Known Song(s): "When It Rains," "Always the Love Songs"Key Demographic: UNT grads, people who think "fire" and "guitar"

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    RodeoHouston 2010 Entertainer Lineup Includes Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber and Some Country Folks You Can Probably Guess

    ​Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the remainder of its Reliant Stadium entertainment calendar for this year's rodeo, which begins March 2. Debuting on Reliant's revolving stage this year are Jason Aldean (March 6) and Texans the Eli Young Band (March 19). Returning fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Cobra Starship, Har Mar Superstar, KISS, Nitzer Ebb, The Used, etc.

    ​"3rd Annual Texas City Music Fest" With Jerry Jeff Walker, John Conlee, Texas Johnny Brown: Sat., Oct. 24. Nessler Park, Texas City. Bob Schneider: Fri., Sept. 25. Warehouse Live. The Bravery: Sat., Oct. 24. Warehouse Live. Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls, A Rocket To The Moon, The Maine: Sun., ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

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    December 25, 2008
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    December 4, 2008
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    November 10, 2008
  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    Mick Jagger meets Gilley's

    Some Girls Ride Bulls

  • Music

    August 7, 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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    April 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Texas Bowl

    TCU vs. UH

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Cory Morrow & Eli Young Band

    Former Houstonian ups his game

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007
  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    What, Me Worry?

    Life is good for Eli Young

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Shameless Pub Plug

    Beer and Bob, anyone? Most of you make your happy hour plans before lunch. But if you're scrambling for a place to make a drunken fool of yourself relax after work, you might try Pub Fiction (2303 Smith, 713-400-8400). Yep, the Midtown watering hole is the site of the good ol' Houston Press C ... More >>

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