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Eric Johnson

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Behold the Texas 30, Plus Albums 40-31

    At this point, hopefully you know what the Texas 30 is and why Rocks Off is counting down to the Top 30 Texas albums of the past 30 years, as determined by a statewide panel of professional music writers. The short answer is, of course, because we can, and because it was a great excuse to listen to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Last Night: Experience Hendrix Tour At Arena Theatre

    Experience Hendrix Tour Arena Theatre March 22, 2012 It was a guitar-gasm of monstrous proportions at the Arena Theatre when string shredders, bass thumpers, keyboard squealers, and one very, very hardworking drummer paid tribute to the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix in a 3 hour show that expertly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Dweezil Zappa: Jimi Hendrix "Rings True To Every Generation"

    As far as the estates of deceased classic-rock artists go, few can hold a lighter to the efforts of Jimi Hendrix's in terms of keeping the artist and their music alive. In recent years, Experience Hendrix, LLC -- run by Jimi's half-sister Janie -- has churned out a number of products to satiate bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Love is the Answer: Ten Classic Light Rock Tunes on Dan Seals' Birthday

    Today would have been the 64th birthday of Dan Seals, one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, the songwriting duo that had a big hit with "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" and a minor one with "Love is the Answer." He also had a string of chart hits in country music in the '80s and '90s. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: Al Green, Balaclavas, Built To Spill, Gladys Knight, Los Campesinos!

    ​Al Green: Fri., April 27. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Balaclavas, Black Congress, Psychic Palms: Fri., Jan. 13. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Ben Kweller: Thu., April 19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Brandi Carlile: Wed., Feb. 8. House of Blues, 1204 Carolin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    5 Bands Your Musician Friends Love...But You Don't

    austinpost.comYep. Robert Plant "copped everything" from this guy.​In a 2005 interview with Esquire, Johnny Depp discusses the unwavering authenticity of Hunter S. Thompson, and likens his late friend to another great, often-troubled mind, saying: "...like Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Upcoming: Dwight Yoakam, En Vogue, Kylie, OMD, Etc.

    ​Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Father: Fri., Feb. 25. Warehouse Live. cEvin Key: Sat., April 16. Numbers. Chrisette Michele: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Upcoming: 30 Seconds To Mars, Kesha, Linkin Park, Etc.

    ​30 Seconds To Mars: Wed., Jan. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater. 12 Stones, Taproot: Fri., Jan. 21. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Acid Mother's Temple, Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers: Wed., April 20. Fitzgerald's. Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Meridian. Agent Orange: Sun., Jan. 9. Fitzgerald's. Better Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Jeff Beck, Speaking Without Words

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Aftermath supposes that, when it comes to music, poetry is where you find it. But unlike the evergreen Beatles vs. Stones debate, or the even more pronounced vinyl/CD/MP3 back-and-forth, the line between those who prefer their music with lyrics and those who can take it str ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010
  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Long Reach

    Which guitarist do Mark Knopfler, Vince Gill and Erics Clapton and Johnson look up to? Louisiana's Sonny Landreth.

  • Music

    September 3, 2009

    Strange Fruit

    Shins sideman Eric Johnson's Fruit Bats is a side project no longer.

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Bayou Beat: A 15-Foot Sculpture of George Jones' Head, $10 House of Blues Tickets, Free Tontons Show, etc.

    ​Heavy metal comedy troupe Steel Panther has cancelled tonight's Warehouse Live show. What's on VH-1 Classic? Tennessee-born artist Wayne White is crafting a 15-foot puppet head in the likeness of Saratoga-born honky-tonk legend George Jones. Entitled "Big Lectric Fan to Keep Me Cool While I Sleep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "New Texas"

    In the third in our continuing series on the music of the five states of Texas, we examine the fictional state of New Texas, comprising Austin and the Hill Country. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. New Texas Capital: Austin Patron Saint: Willie Nelson ​Lesser Icons: Roky Erickson/Thirteenth Floor ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    R.I.P. Mitch Mitchell

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience (l-r): Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Hendrix Drummer Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead Wednesday morning in his Portland, Oregon, hotel room, Billboard reported today. Mitchell, 62, most likely died of natural ca ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
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    May 25, 2007
  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006
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    August 25, 2005

    Double Ax

    Eric Johnson and Adrian Belew fret for you at Club V

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Film

    April 22, 2004

    Heart of Gold

    Neil Young charts his Greendale via "a little love and affection"

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    I'll Second That Fab Motion

    Going behind the music with a reconstituted band that almost made it

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    College Credit

    Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
    Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
    Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Trials and Tribu-lations

    Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice

  • Music

    April 20, 2000
  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Closer to Home

    Not all the best acts at the festival carry passports

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Shut Your Mouth

    Where is instrumental rock? Los Straitjackets and John Paul Jones might know.

  • Music

    September 30, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • Music

    November 19, 1998
  • Music

    July 9, 1998
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    July 13, 1995
  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Ready to Rise

    Raisin' Cain may give Jesse Dayton his long anticipated push into prominence

  • Music

    October 20, 1994

    A Promise Fulfilled

    Vince Bell returns from the brink with hard-won songs of love and loss

  • Music

    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

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