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George Thorogood

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    May 9, 2014

    Steve Olson Has Come a Long Way From Appearing In Devo Videos

    To be sure, Steve Olson is the modern equivalent of a renaissance man with a street edge: he is a man of action, not bulky proclamations, weak dribbling philosophy or crimped visions. He steadfastly helped revolutionize skateboarding in the late 1970s, brainstormed the clothing line SOS, was cast in ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Top 10 Songs to Download While Drunk

    Boozy playlists are the very best, better still when they randomly appear on your playlist the day after you've knocked back a few beers. Your drunk brain always knows what kind of music the sober you needs. Or most of the time, anyway. Unfortunately, sometimes drunken downloading can be just about ... More >>

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    October 14, 2012

    ACL 2012: Saturday's 9 Best & Funniest Moments at Zilker

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Top 5 Songs About Whiskey

    Whether it's rye or bourbon, straight or blended, Irish, Scotch or Canadian, rock, country or classical, whiskey and warblers go way back. Even Stravinsky was quoted as saying "My God, so much I like to drink Scotch that sometimes I think my name is Igor Stra-whiskey." In whiskey-related weird news ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Gene Kurtz, "Treat Her Right" Co-Writer, Passes Away

    Photo by Winker​Bassist Gene Kurtz, who co-wrote Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right" and went on to play with a wide range of artists across rock, R&B, jazz and country, passed away Sunday night, according to a post on his Facebook page. Kurtz had just celebrated his 69th birthday last week. ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    The 10 Coolest Houston Fire Station Patches: Skulls, Gangs & Singed Balls

    With everyone watching the wildfires blazing around the state, it's a good time to think good thoughts about the people who risk their lives as firefighters. Each Houston Fire Department station has its own patch, and some of them are very cool. Or odd. Here are the 10 best, in our humble opinion. ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Michael Berry's Dead Osama Pep Rally

    Photos by John Nova LomaxWheels fit for a celebration.​Early yesterday, Michael Berry, the former Boy Wonder of Houston politics turned radio rabble-rouser, sent out a press release plugging a "Houston Celebration: Osama Bin Laden Dead." The event would be later that day at Hefley's, a Texalic ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Last Night: George Thorogood At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​George Thorogood & the Destroyers House of Blues April 26, 2011 George Thorogood is an odd sort of working-class hero. Like many of his bluesy forefathers, the Delaware-born rocker is as modest and self-deprecating in person (or at least on the phone) as his songs are s ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Five Essential Boogie-Rock Albums

    ​Boogie-rock has probably been derided by critics more times than people have torched a doob while listening to BTO. Intellectual types tend to write it off as guys with feathered bangs, mustaches and shirts open to their navel playing songs about cars, girls and partying (and partying in cars ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Dick Dale, Merry Prankster And Heavy-Metal Grandpa, At HOB

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​ Dick Dale is the grandfather of surf-rock, if your grandfather dressed like a 70-year-old Steven Segal, practically invented heavy metal (his 100-watt amp goes all the way to eleventy) and turned a traditional Greek song into a 1960s anthem. Like most grandfathers, he's m ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: George Thorogood's Raucous Rock Party Destroys House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​ Since we have long since moved into a digital age of music journalism, Aftermath now takes notes on his cellphone or loads his thoughts onto Twitter. Sifting through our pecking from last night's George Thorogood and the Destroyers show at the House of Blues, we noticed that ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Chatter: Long Ball

    Ex-ballplayer and busker George Thorogood: Now playing in a kid's movie near you.

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    March 11, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Batting Practice With George Thorogood, Bad As He Ever Was

    ​ George Thorogood is a funny, talkative fellow. In this week's print edition, he told us how the Rolling Stones turned him onto the blues, how playing in a strip club helped his band the Delaware Destroyers "claw our way to the middle" and his amusement at how often the familiar riff from 198 ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    If You Don't Know Them by Now

    Through word of mouth alone, Smitty's has become a Third Ward staple.

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    January 19, 2009

    Some Love For Mitch

    Photo by Fred Trask When I first saw Mitch Love play this season, the first thing I thought of was The Pretenders' "Thin Line Between Love and Hate." Because while his teammates and most of the fans were going to love him, just about everybody else would hate him. And it's not because he's not a n ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    Retro Active: The Five Worst '80s Christmas Songs

    OK, sure, the truly worst '80s Christmas songs are doubtlessly "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and Band Aid's (above) "Do They Know It's Christmas?" But everyone knows this. However, there were many other holiday songs released during the '80s that nearly reached such heights of crapulence . ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    April 18, 2008

    Boogie Chillun

    Perhaps inspired by Miss Pop Rocks’s ill-fated trips through Wikipedia’s labyrinths of information, I set out this morning to round up a few of the worst tribute bands on YouTube and wound up sidetracked with this little video treatise on the boogie. So, y’all ready to boogie? I don’t mean ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    September 4, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: What Happens at Half Price Books....

    Alcohol takes the human body on many a journey. Some of us may find ourselves inebriated and calling old lovers, with hilariously low-brow results. Others may find walking too daunting of a task and end up crawling on all fours like the great apes that spawned us. This weekend in Austin, I found wha ... More >>

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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

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    January 11, 2001

    G-strings

    Without the right music, strip-club routines can come undone faster than a dancer's outfit

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