Geoffrey Muller

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    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Jo Bird, Bow-Caster of Fiddle Witch & the Demons of Doom

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jo Bird is a violist from ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham On the Mend After Nasty Spill

    "Maaaaan, I'm doing OK," says Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham over the phone. "A lot better than I was a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure." On Martin Luther King Day, the popular Houston roots/R&B band's vocalist/steel guitarist was riding his bicycle to his mom's house about ten miles away. A ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ramblin' Chase Hamblin, the Man Who Will Be Paid

    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? Who? The very idea that I even have to tell you who Chase Hamblin is makes me fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Friday Night: Grandfather Child, the Suffers, etc. at Fitzgerald's

    Grandfather Child, the Suffers, Brent Nettles, Don't Poke the Bear Fitzgerald's August 31, 2012 Rewind: Grandfather Child Prepare for Debut (print feature) "Lucas was always getting into things as a kid. Asking questions, touching things," says Lucas Gorham's aunt while Gorham and his band Grandfa ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    The Intrepid Walker's Guide to Houston: A Sole of Houston Forerunner, Circa 1975

    (Part one of a planned series...) As the Preacher says, there's nothing new under the sun, and it turns out I was not the first Houstonian to write about adventures on long walks and/or bike rides in the Bayou City. More than 30 years prior to my first adventure (a 16-mile slog down Westheimer fr ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    December 8, 2011

    Locally Speaking

    My Top Ten Local Albums of 2011

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    September 8, 2011

    Tramps On Your Street

    Neartown stalwarts Sideshow Tramps make real-life "Montrose music" on eclectic new album Revelator.

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    June 24, 2011

    Elaine Greer's Favorite Swimming-Pool Songs

    Elaine Greer on Facebook​Homesick? Not Elaine Greer. Not anymore. The waifish singer-songwriter and 2009 Houston Press Music Award nominee for Best Female Vocals moved to Austin a couple of years back. After the usual adjustment period, she says she likes it "quite a bit." "When I first move ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Honky Tonk Blood A Macabrely Nice Surprise

    Dawn McGee​See more photos from Thursday's premiere in our slideshow. Rocks Off will admit we were skeptical going into Thursday night's premiere of Honky Tonk Blood at the River Oaks Theatre. It's not so much that we thought the idea of a black comedy set in the Houston music scene was dubio ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Grandfather Child Finish Album, Resume Crushing Crowds

    Mark C. Austin​There are two things you need to know about Grandfather Child: They're a super group made up of the best pieces of other bands. The lineup is Lucas Gorham, Ryan Chavez, Robert Ellis and Geoffrey Muller. In case you're not terribly familiar with the Houston independent music s ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Blinded by the Light

    Sacred Steel gives Grandfather Child an epiphany.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Arthur Yoria Following His Heart To New York City

    ​Longtime Houston pop-rock scenester Arthur Yoria is moving to New York City in December. And for all the right reasons. "There's a gal involved," Yoria chuckled when we spoke by phone this week. Yoria noted he's likely to take a pay cut along with his move to the Big Apple. "I've actual ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Hands Up Post: Honky-Tonk Houston's Done Got Out Of Hand

    ​A recent thread on the Hands Up Houston message board found poster "honky honk" complaining (and mangling the English language): Dear Houston. Why are you excepting [sic] this right wing, overtly white genre of music known as honky tonk or country? Why do we have to travel that far back ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

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    August 11, 2010

    Live: More Notes From the HPMA Awards Ceremony

    Marco TorresThe Umbrella Man​More notes from the awards, in full swing: The Mighty Org just won best guitarist. Practice those cards, presenters. Fat Tony's acceptance speech for Underground Hip-Hop: "Third time for Third Ward." Tony says he's meeting with a label Monday -- he didn't say whi ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 2

    ​Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.). Voting begins Ju ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    January 26, 2010

    Free Press Releases Partial Summer Fest 2010 Lineup

    Would be nice, wouldn't it?​ ...or did they? Rocks Off has the slightest feeling Omar Afra and friends might be messing with us. But who knows? We bet they're right about Geoffrey Muller's bands, though.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: The 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase and Ceremony

    Showcase Sunday, Part 1 Shea SerranoRunaway Sun​ Dominique: "We guess critics would call her style 'neo-soul,' but it didn't seem very 'neo' to me, more like 'jazzy soul.' She fronted a piano-led trio with two backing vocalists and from the first sultry Fender Rhodes groove to the final explosive ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    Honky-Tonk Revival

    Is Houston ready for country? Again?

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Wednesdays are Honky-Tonk Heaven In Houston, and Thursdays are Hillbilly Hell

    Photos by Chris GrayRobert Ellis & the Boys, under the blue neon​ It's no secret Rocks Off is a big fan of the country music, which is why we're starting to get a little excited about the inner-loop honky-tonk scene that's taking root. Over the weekend, we caught Sean Reefer & the Resin Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Slide Show: Sideshow Tramps and Lots More Summer Fest

    Amber Roussel​ Craig Kinsey (left) and Geoffrey Muller of Sideshow Tramps led a foot-stomping hillbilly hallelujah revival at Summer Fest Sunday, inspiring a mosh pit with overstimulated takes on gospel/blues standards like "St. James Infirmary" and "John the Revelator." Lots more where that came ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Winners

    Chris GrayScarface (right) and 2009 Best Punk winners Flamin' Hellcats​ Best Local CD/LP: Bun B, UGK for Life Best Local EP/7-inch: Wild Moccasins, Microscopic Metronomes Best Local Song: Mechanical Boy, "She Does" Best New Act: Roky Moon & BOLT Songwriter: B L A C K I E Local Musician of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    HPMA: We Have Some Winners: Geoffrey Muller, D.R.U.M., Speakerboxx, Wild Moccasins, Los Pistoleros

    Chris Gray​Groovy, groovy acoustic reggae from Ryan Scroggins & the Trenchtown Texans, featuring Sideshow Tramps' Geoffrey Muller, plus Pat Kelly banging on a couple of 4X4s. Singing about people watching "that old devil box." We guess if they're watching on Channel 39, it's OK. For tonight.So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: Peekaboo Theory, Sideshow Tramps and the Afterparty at Mosaic

    Photos by Nicholas L. Hall​ With all the bright promise of this year's HPMA showcase, it's a damn shame that Aftermath could only make two sets. What we saw both depressed and encouraged us, in that I missed so much and in that there was so much to miss. Peekaboo Theory manages to thrill us every ... More >>

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    July 26, 2009

    In the Hot Seat with Nick Cody from Wild Moccasins

    The Wild Moccasins aren't playing the Showcase this year, but we caught up Nick Cody and asked him what he was doing here.Who are you here to see?I want to see Buxton and the Tontons. I'm also going to play with Tontons, a song that Tom wrote and he's going to play guitar to it. I'm going to be on b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2009

    ReFried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Chris Wise from Buxton

    ​Chris Wise was going to do an interview but instead he decided to try and pick up Geoffrey Muller from the SideShow tramps. The two are currently discussing Muller recent stroll down dress lane at the I am Mesmer CD release show. Oh, Muller just said he would "be honored" to help out with the nex ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

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    July 16, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys

    As if Wednesday night's drunken, surly and bearded Clutch show wasn't enough for the House Of Blues staff, tonight they get to rassle with the musical stylings of one David Allan Coe, openers 1100 Springs and Sean Reefer & The Resin Valley Boys. Long a fixture on the Houston honky-tonk scene, Re ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Houston Press Music Awards: And The Nominees Are...

    Here they are, folks. You nominated 'em, we mulled 'em over and sorted out the stuffers, and now the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is set. Normally Rocks Off would say something cute like read 'em and weep, but since we've been listening to almost nothing but '80s hard rock and new bands t ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    2008 HPMA Winner List

    Well, here it is. Congrats to nominees and winners alike. - Chris Gray Best Local Album: UGK, Underground Kingz Best Local Song: UGK feat. OutKast, “Int’l Player’s Anthem (I Choose You)” Local Musician(s) of the Year: UGK Best Mainstream Hip-Hop: UGK Best Songwriter: John Evans ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

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    May 8, 2008

    Saw Workshop

    Sideshow Tramps’ Uncle Tick wants to see saw, hear saw and play saw

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    The Smoking Ban

    Has it been good for Houston? A dozen local music figures sound off

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Announcing the 2007 Houston Press Music Awards Winners

    They came, they saw, they got a lot of votes. We’ve got the complete list of winners after the jump, but here’s a hint: You don’t have to say no to drugs to be local musician of the year.

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

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    October 5, 2006

    Rants About Stuff

    A Bevy of Bad News

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    July 27, 2006
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    September 23, 2004
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    January 2, 2003

    The Whole Package

    Medicine Show is packed with talent, youth, and charm