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    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013
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    October 2, 2013

    Five Totally Original Music-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Halloween costumes used to be about novelty and flexing your creative muscles. I distinctly remember the simple pleasure of spray-painting a couple of boxes silver, slapping some bicycle reflectors on the front and calling myself a robot. Who cares if I was five and inexplicably being allowed to pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Who the Heck Is This Guy Jimbo Mathus Anyway?

    Jimbo Mathus was born in the land of the Mississippi Delta blues, where a singer has one of two choices when catapulting the hill-folk sound into mainstream Americana: Elvis Presley's blues or Huckleberry Finn's country. Though he looks the part of Finn, with his overalls and swanky countrypolitan ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 28, 2012

    Sticky Fingers: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Ice Cream

    Ice cream is good -- especially in the summer and of course today. With the advent of the deliciously yummy Ben and Jerry's ice cream, among others, ice-cream companies have been naming their flavors after artists for years. Ben and Jerry's especially has been at the forefront of naming their ice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    The 4 Most Ridiculous Lies Rock Music Ever Told Me

    I'm part of the MTV generation, which means from the moment I was born I not only heard rock and roll, I also saw it in all its glory. It was complete sensory inundation on multiple fronts, and with an attack that powerful there is just no defense against the tide of complete lies. Music is an esca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    ​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where opinions are like nipples: everybody has four or five weird ones. We started the week off right by not at all clearing up the confusion regarding the difference between fish sauce and nuoc mam. The conclusion: Vietnamese restauran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Classic Christmas: Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. ​Let me just get this out of the way right off the bat: I don't care for Mannheim Steamroller. I think their music is odd and a little creepy. But, that doesn't mean 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Classic Christmas: Ella Fitzgerald's Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. ​There is an admission that I have to make having written all these Classic Christmas posts this year. When I think of Christmas, I don't think of carols or choirs or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Looking Glass: Rock Music's Five Most Famous Four Eyes (Other Than Buddy Holly)

    Holly had no idea what he was starting.​The Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article about Buddy Holly's optometrist. That's not something most people would think about when it comes to music, but fashion has been significantly influenced over the years by music. In much the same way C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    First Look at Local Foods

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttStep up and order at Local Foods.​Let's get one thing out of the way first: Stop blaming benjy's for Antone's demise. I'm the first to say that I miss the old Antone's in Rice Village like I miss Elvis. So come on now: We can all agree that Antone's closed before it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Music's Top 5 Dubious "Dr. Feelgoods"

    ibtimes.com​To say that Dr. Conrad Murray had a bad day in court yesterday is probably something of an understatement. In addition to veiwing graphic pictures of Michael Jackson's autopsy, jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of the King of Pop's former physician heard damaging testimo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Top 5 Musical Ed Sullivan Show Controversies

    theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com"You want me to sing WHAT now?"​To the right-wing conservatives, religious groups, and self-proclaimed family organizations raising hell over Chaz Bono's "assault on family values" as the first transgender contestant on Dancing With the Stars, Rocks Off asks the q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    Sweet Liberty

    Laid-back Liberty Station a winner for cyclists.

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    January 5, 2011

    The Best Concert Movies Of All Time

    ​A quick note before CHL starts this hlist. We define a concert movie as a flick that documents one or more shows on a tour. More narrative-oriented rock flicks like D.A. Pennebaker's Bob Dylan mash note Don't Look Back, Charles Peterson's grunge chronicle Hype!, and of course the lighthearted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Scott Weiland: Five Great Onstage Meltdowns Before His

    Marc Brubaker​ For more images from Sunday's ill-fated show, see our slideshow here. As most of the continental U.S. knows by now, Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland (above) had some... issues... at the band's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion show Sunday. Arriving late and opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Leah White: The Houston Zoo Muse's Eight Favorite Animal Songs

    See the video for "Beautiful Day" here.​Rocks Off does not have children, nor do we anticipate doing so anytime in the forseeable future. Frankly, the thought of being responsible for another living creature around the clock both terrifies and confounds us - just ask our cat, Neko. However, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    A Rock & Roll Time Capsule From Friday Night Lights Country

    myspace.com/sweetmikeycThat's right, that's former Elvis Presley guitar-picker Scotty Moore on the far left.​ As Lonesome, Onry and Mean noted yesterday, even in an age when no one supposedly buys, listens to or reviews albums anymore - three words: Record Store Day - too many albums pour into our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Mardi Gras Mambo: "Krewe de Blue" DJ Clint Broussard's Favorite Fat Tuesday Jams

    It's Fat Tuesday, which means before you get ashes painted on your forehead tomorrow, you'll be face-down in the gutter tonight. Rocks Off asked Clint Broussard, DJ for KTRU's "Blues In Hi-Fi" and tonight's "Krewe de Blue" Cowboy Mouth pre-party at House of Blues, to give us a few of his favorite M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Our Five Favorite Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Every year the Christmas gods try to throw us the same old boring and tired holiday music. Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Hall & Oates are just fine, but this member of Rocks Off needs the blood of the innocent and punishing power chords under his dead, decaying tree. We sought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Listology: Runaway Sun Choose Their Favorite Album Covers

    www.myspace.com/runawaysunmusic​ On today's Listology hot seat are up-and-coming local blues-rockers Runaway Sun, whose CD release party for debut full-length The Bridge is Saturday night at the Continental Club with Clory Martin. Perhaps wisely, the quartet chose to list their favorite album cove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Houston 101: Magnolia Gardens -- Houston's Rockin' Little Riverside Beach

    It may not look like much today, but back in the '50s and '60s, Magnolia Gardens was the place to be if you liked country music and rockabilly. The open-air dance hall/bandstand on the banks of the San Jacinto River was in a resort-like setting, with a restaurant or two and a few boat ramps scatter ... More >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Man Drive Car

    Taxicab Confessions this isn't: Ramin Bahrani's quietly profound Goodbye Solo.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    If You Get A Seat-Belt Ticket Soon, Don't Blame Elvis

    Nothing says seat belt safety like five oversized inflated balloons in the shape of a cowboy, duck, bull, Godzilla monster and Elvis look-alike. At least that's what the Texas law enforcement community is hoping, as they unveiled the 24-foot-tall "safety ambassadors" this morning at Discovery Green ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008
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    September 19, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Only a Week Until Robert Plant/Allison Krauss

    cmt.com Only a week until the Robert Plant/Alison Krauss/T-Bone Burnett show at the Woodlands Pavilion - which is still on the Ike-damaged facility's books - but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start the hype. Here’s a teaser the ex-Led Zeppelin frontman with one of the great rock bands o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Tom Petty Week, Part 5: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cover "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

    Thought I'd flip the script a bit since today is, after all, Tom Petty Day. This is probably more a tribute to Elvis, who got Petty into rock and roll, than the song's author Bill Monroe, but it works fine either way. See you in the Woodlands! - Chris Gray Live at the second annual Bridge School b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Marquis II, Blanco's and Elvis

    Anyone else getting a little tired of Michael Phelps? No, sure, the dude is awesome. The best. For real. But we don't see why he and his mom keep getting interviewed over and over again. We know it feels great for them. We know she's proud. We know he plans to come back in 2012. Bravo. Now let's get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2008

    Remembering Elvis

    On this day 31 years ago, Elvis Presley's heart gave out in the throne room of the King's Memphis mansion, Graceland. A moment of silence, then, for the hips that once shook the world. Thankyaverrahmuch... Elvis has trouble remembering the lyrics... "The Elvis Files" investigates the King's "all ... More >>

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    August 10, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    Q&A: Talking Naked Ladies and Sweaty Elvises with Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin of Portland’s Velveteria and Black Velvet Masterpieces

    It is the Rodney Dangerfield genre of the art world: demeaned, dismissed and definitely not getting any respect with subject matter like crying Elvises, fang-bearing jungle panthers, Jesus with various apostles, and full-frontal nekkid Hawaiian girls. But for Caren Anderson and Carl Baldwin, there ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Polysics, with Alex Atchley, Los Abandoned and the Gaskets

    Wednesday, March 15, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004
  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Family Feud

    Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004
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    July 25, 2002

    Elvis Presley

    Elvis: Today, Tomorrow & Forever (RCA) / "A Little Less Conversation" (BMG)

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    April 4, 2002
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    December 20, 2001
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Use for the Astrodome

    Mock naval battles

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Unsigned Band

    Los Skarnales

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    October 29, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 29 - November 4, 1998

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    May 28, 1998
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    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

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    September 25, 1997
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    January 30, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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