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Gillian Welch

  • Music

    August 15, 2013

    Out of the Box: Mike Stinson Calls His Own Shots

    Mike Stinson takes an exhaustive inventory on new album Hell and Half of Georgia.

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    February 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Badass Weekend, Tift Merritt, etc.

    Badass Weekend Walters/Houston House of Creeps, February 15 and 16 The first annual Badass Weekend is spread out over two days and three stages at Walters, Houston House of Creeps, and the adjoining Ballistic Skate House, and is sure to give you lonely and wild hearts something to do over Valentine ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    15 Notable Houston Concerts of 2012

    As we look back over 2012 this week, it is now time to revisit some of this year's memorable shows. It wasn't easy narrowing the list down to 15. Concerts are in chronological order. CHRIS GRAY DAY, The Continental Club So much local talent and so much love. Uh, if I'm maybe a little too biased on ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: Drama and Deceit In TV's Music City

    I barely watch episodic TV, let alone write about it, but ABC's Nashville made the idea irresistible. A 9 p.m. network drama set in the glamorous and backstabbing world of country music, amid the landmarks and tourist traps of the modern-day "Athens of the South," it offers sudsy tension and hopeful ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Last Night: Gillian Welch & David Rawlings At Wortham Center

    Gillian Welch & David Rawlings Lillie and Roy Cullen Theater, Wortham Theater Center June 6, 2012 Gillian Welch's songs have a pretty high body count. Not everyone may notice because the music is gorgeous, well-crafted and sturdy, but the songs themselves are told by a disproportionate amount of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Americana Music Association Nominates Robert Ellis As Emerging Artist Of The Year

    Houston's own globe-trekking Robert Ellis received an Emerging Artist of the Year nomination from the Americana Music Association Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was officiated by actor and musician John C. Reilly, and featured performances by Ellis and a few other big names like Lucinda Williams a ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 1, 2012

    Upcoming: Pitbull, Gillian Welch, Ringworm, El-P, Explosions In The Sky, Etc.

    Two Star Symphony: Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Tribute): Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $13-$20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Black Breath, Martyrdod, Power Trip, Burning Love: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ten Albums That Should Be Grammy Nominated Over Linda Chorney's

    Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.​The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wednesday Open Mike at Blanco's

    The seating area next to the dance floor and stage. ​Guitarist Chet Akins, the Country Gentleman, would describe the Nashville sound by jingling some the change in his pocket and saying, "It's the sound of money." Mainstream country's lucrative turn toward pop in the late 1950s eventually blos ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Touch the Sky

    The 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival in exactly 12 paragraphs.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    ACL Fest Schedule Released; Your Guide To The "Death Duels"

    Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.​This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Last Night: Emmylou Harris At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Emmylou Harris & the Red Dirt Boys Verizon Wireless Theater June 22, 2011 The song about the Italian painter wasn't in the set, and at the end it seemed like it was the only song not in the set, but watching Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys paint the curtained-off V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Out Today: Bon Iver's Bandwagon Bait, Weird Al Goes Gaga

    Greetings From Bon Iver Land! Now, grab a rifle. It's almost dinner time.​In the next few weeks, you may be reading about the new Robert Ellis album, Photographs, so we are just giving you fair warning. It's a stunner through and through, and goes nicely with early morning traffic. Have you ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    A Dream Austin City Limits Weekend For Houston

    Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009​Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    It Had To Happen: Lady Gaga Goes Country

    PopJustice/billboard.com​Lady Gaga's impending appearance at Toyota Center - two weeks, y'all - has been on the calendar for so long, and sold out for so long, Rocks Off Sr. has practically forgotten about it. We have let most of the Lady's pop tornado whoosh right by us to the willing Rocks O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Top 12 Local Songs Of 2010

    ​We're admittedly the most insular, introverted member of the Rocks Off team. You're more likely to find us sitting in our apartment with our headphones on digesting new music than out carousing with our peers. And we're OK with that, mostly because Daddy Rocks Off occasionally asks us to writ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Ten Country Covers That Top The Pop Originals

    ​Our copy must still be in the mail, but Rocks Off figures we have heard enough songs from Jamey Johnson's new album The Guitar Song on Sirius/XM's Outlaw Country to know that we like it a whole lot. But none that we've heard so far are our favorite new Johnson song. It's close. No flies on G ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2010

    Nothing's Wrong

    Scott H. Biram cuts back on the craziness...just not in his music.

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    American Central Dust: The Americana Class of 2009, Part 1

    ​We spent 2009 sorting through piles of folk and Americana releases, revising this list in our heads till the bitter end and failing repeatedly to understand the hype behind the Avett Brothers in the process. While a year of listening brought no shortage of pleasant surprises, our hands-down favor ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

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    July 9, 2009

    Enjoy the Silence

    Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis stands up for piping down.

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    May 7, 2009

    Tennessee Pushers

    Old Crow Medicine Show's new CD of original material as rough-edged as their traditional covers

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    October 2, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

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    April 26, 2007

    Bright Eyes

    Cassadaga

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    June 16, 2005

    Various Artists

    Bonnaroo 2004

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    April 14, 2005
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    March 3, 2005
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    January 13, 2005

    Method Rocking

    Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Pop-Up Pop Stars

    With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Nashville Star

    The voice that wooed George Clooney comes to town

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    October 23, 2003
  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Road Outrageous

    The Coens take Homer on a Southern-fried odyssey in O Brother

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    December 3, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    April 23, 1998
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    January 2, 1997

    Gracious Angel

    A box set doesn't mean Emmylou Harris's career is done; it may mean it's just beginning

  • Music

    September 12, 1996

    Simply Direct

    Gillian Welch heeds roots music's high, lonesome call

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