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    October 7, 2013

    10 Albums Any True Urban Cowboy Should Own

    There's no telling the reasoning that caused Kings of Leon to call their sixth album, released late last month, Mechanical Bull. But to venture a wild guess, could be the Nashville-via-Oklahoma rockers are trying to put across a general image of toughness after a difficult few years, or perhaps sugg ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Paul Anka, Ladies' Man and Sinatra Worshipper, Tells It His Way

    My Way: An Autobiography By Paul Anka with David Dalton St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99 Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    Here's the Lowdown: The Boz Scaggs Interview, Part 1

    From his earliest records and concerts to his most recent discs and tours with buddies Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen as the Dukes of September, Boz Scaggs has always shown a reverence for music history. That's especially true for the old blues and R&B tunes he'd hear wafting over the airwaves fr ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    An Animal Roars Again: The Eric Burdon Interview, Part 1

    As lead vocalist for the '60s British Invasion band the Animals, Eric Burdon fronted what was perhaps the toughest R&B-influenced group from the era (sorry, Stones fans), and had a second incarnation exploring psychedelic music. In his collaborations with War, Burdon pushed the boundaries of impro ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Bonus Rocks Off 100: Clint Broussard, Blues In Hi-Fi Man Now Back On FM

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? If you're a fan of Texas R&B radio, and you definitely should be, there is no gre ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    '90s Rock Doc "When We Ruled H-Town" Premieres Tonight

    Remember the '90s? When it comes to Houston's rock scene, a lot of people don't. Sure, local bands were drawing large crowds to venues like the Axiom, the Vatican and the Unicorn, but much of the music of that era never made it outside the Beltway, and those clubs have been closed down for decades. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Introducing...The Beatles: Celebrating Their First Ed Sullivan Performance

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean didn't get in much trouble in school. So his parents were a little disturbed to find the eighth grader in the principal's office on the afternoon of February 10, 1964. He and his best friends, Mike Clowdus, Brad Rutledge, and Larry "Suitcase" Simpson, had been written up and ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Here to Stay

    The Rebirth Brass Band continues to evolve by "growing the music."

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    August 18, 2011

    Jon Cleary, New Orleans R&B Piano Master, Makes Rare Visit

    Rick Olivier​The last time Rocks Off saw Jon Cleary, he was hammering his piano like a blacksmith at the Big Easy, totally surrounded by adoring blues fans - so many, in fact, that it was difficult to even get a glimpse of the British-born pianist from the rear of the crowd. Cleary and his ba ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011
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    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Last Night: Boz Scaggs At Stafford Centre

    Photos by Bob Ruggiero​Boz Scaggs Stafford Centre February 17, 2011 While mellow modern jazz players have hijacked and ruined the word "smooth" as a synonym for blandness, Thursday night Boz Scaggs helped reclaim the adjective as a positive attribute in a powerful show laden with most of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Soul City: Boogie-Woogie Godfather Amos Milburn

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. ​Born in Third Ward on April 1, 1927, self-taught pianist Amos Milburn was one of the true godfathers of roc ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Does Elvis Still Matter?

    As part of our ongoing celebration of Elvis' birthday week, Rocks Off asked our writers the simple question in the headline. ​Chris Gray: Absolutely he still matters. When I was compiling that list of quotes and lyrics about Elvis earlier this week, I wasn't that surprised to see that even Be ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    September 9, 2010

    Los Skarnales

    The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Friday Night: Dr. John At House of Blues And Jon Cleary At The Big Easy

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Dr. John/Jon Cleary House of Blues/The Big Easy August 20, 2010 In spite of all the BS whining that we don't "support the local scene" or that we have our head up somebody's ass, it's a great time to be a music journalist in Houston. Friday night was no exception, as Af ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    Before the Flood

    West Texan Ned Sublette reflects on pre-Katrina New Orleans in a new memoir.

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    See You Later Alligator: Louisiana Legend Bobby Charles Dead at 71

    It's a sad day in the swamps of South Louisiana as Bobby Charles, a founder of the musical genre known as swamp pop and one of the most under-rated songwriters of his time, has passed away at 71. Originally from rural Abbeville, Charles rose to fame on the very cusp of the birth of rock and roll wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Rockabilly Country Soul of Big Al Downing

    Maybe the most successful African-American country artist of the post-Charley Pride period was Big Al Downing. Talk about a guy who could blur the line between country and soul. An affable Oklahoman, Downing had a huge baritone voice that could melt hearts. Downing's career began in rockabilly. Aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Last Men Standing

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean vaguely remembers someone telling us a couple of years ago that Las Vegas bookies actually had a line on whether Chuck Berry would die that year (we think it was 2007). The macabre factor aside, remembering this Wednesday got LOM to pondering about the Godfathers of Rock an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers

    ​ She Said has something she wants to admit. Here goes nothing. We... like... country music. No big deal, right? You wouldn't think so, unless you grew up in a town filled with racist rednecks who thought the glitz of '90s Nashville qualifies for the only music worth listenin' to. She Said rebelle ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Ten Cover Songs So Bad They'll Shrivel Your Soul

    Two nights ago, while carelessly patrolling the back alleys of the internet, Rocks Off stumbled across Hilary Duff's execrable cover of The Who's "My Generation". Well, what did you think, YouTube commenters? ​ You sure you're not being too harsh? ​ Yeah... ours too. Someday, when we ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Dr. John at House of Blues

      It must be getting close to Mardi Gras, because Aftermath swore he could smell gumbo during Dr. John and the Lower 911's roux-thick mambo "Goin' Back to New Orleans" Thursday night. (Either that or he really needs to eat more.) Too bad more people didn't feel the same way. A good half th ... More >>

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    August 28, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    May 4, 2008

    Friday Night: Doyle Bramhall at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

    Doyle Bramhall May 3, 2008 McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Better Than: Every tired-ass blues jam or interminable harmonica throwdown on the planet. Download: This scorching version of “Big” with C.C. Adcock and Nick Curran on guitars. With producer/guitarist C.C. Adcock on emergency leave due to th ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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    March 14, 2008

    Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews at Fado

    Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews are two of the multitude of grandchildren of New Orleans R&B legend Jesse "Ooh Poo Pa Doo" Hill, and they performed back to back at Fado, an Irish pub a little west of Congress. Trombone Shorty's set was packed, and his sprawling funk jams gave him ample space ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Charles Brown to Sippie Wallace

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    New Orleans Legend Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and a Guilloteen's Swan Song

    McManus plays his last Houston gig this week, while a Big Easy piano-pounder plays his first

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect

    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

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    September 16, 2004

    Mystery Bopping

    Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
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    October 24, 2002

    Crash and Burn

    Landlords and bounced checks abort the Fabulous Satellite Lounge's ten-year mission to rock the Heights

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Rocker Robbery

    The theft of his trailer capped a bad week for John Evans

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Bah, Humbug!

    The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Swamp Thing

    Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Ska Fathers

    When searching for the source of the Jamaican sound, look no further than the Skatalites

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    August 5, 1999

    Rotation

    Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena

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    January 7, 1999
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