Eric Demmer

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    March 7, 2014

    South By Due East Is Still Here, Still Free

    Rocks Off would like to apologize to the people behind South By Due East for not mentioning this event in our digital pages more often. It's just that SXDE, as we've taken to calling it, manages to pull together a not-so-quiet four days of live, largely local music at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in the ... More >>

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    February 10, 2014

    James "Boogaloo" Bolden Band at Dan Electro's, 2/7/2014

    James Bolden Blues Band Dan Electro's Guitar Bar February 7, 2014 James "Boogaloo" Bolden has been at B.B. King's side for decades as band director. But with King, 87, slowing down a bit, Bolden is finding new avenues for his talent. For starters, he's just released a new album, No News, Jus' The B ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

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    December 13, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: NOFX, Hope For Haiyan, Blaggards, etc.

    NOFX House of Blues, December 13 It's pretty obvious that NOFX is legit when fellow oi! legends Rancid cover their songs, like they did on the BYO Split Series, Vol 3. But even without that validation, NOFX would still have some pretty unimpeachable street cred, given that 1994's Punk in Drublic is ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    The 11 Best Houston Releases of 2013

    Bun B, Trill O.G.: The Epilogue At this point, Bun B's influence stretches far beyond music, but that doesn't mean he can't still churn out a great album. Trill O.G. The Epilogue, the finale in his Trill album series, has everything we've come to both expect and love from a Bun album. It begins wit ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Dr. Richard Patt, Healer and Mainstay of Houston Blues Scene, Passes Away at 58

    Dr. Richard Patt, a former anaesthesiologist and longtime member of the Houston blues community, passed away early Sunday morning, according to a post by Houston Blues Society president Gail Singer on the HBS Facebook group. Rewind: Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwic ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012

    Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwich

    Rewind: RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away There's an old saying about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient. Dr. Richard Patt, once a high-placed anaesthesiologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, became a musician first. Patt, who musically goes by "Dr. Rick," left ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Marcie Chapa Gives Freedom Over Texas a Beat

    With all due respect to pop-country stars Sara Evans and Billy Currington, the real show-stopper at the City of Houston's Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Eleanor Tinsley Park Wednesday might be the Ernest Walker Band, the jazz/R&B/funk/Latin table-setters whose ranks -- all of them with Hou ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012
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    April 5, 2012

    The Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Blues Clubs

    Like our neighbors over at Eating Our Words, Rocks Off would like to tell you about some places that didn't quite make the cut in our few most recent Best of Houston issues (categories change every year, mostly), but that are worthy on their own merits; today we begin our weekly journey with blues c ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Friday Night: B.B. King at the House of Blues

    The blues is a funny ol' gal. By definition, the musical genre is a projection of the sadness and melancholy caused by a broken heart, or the lament of a "just can't catch a break" life. Yet the sold out crowd at the House of Blues on Friday night exhibited the exact opposite of sadness and downtro ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Houston and the Blues

    Viva the Houston Blues Scene.

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

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    March 26, 2009
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    May 10, 2001

    Tex-Jap Jazz

    Bayou City keyboardist Morgan Bouldin finds a groove in a restaurant of the rising sun

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