Gin Blossoms

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    March 20, 2014

    '90s Survivors the Gin Blossoms: "There Won't Be Too Many Left Turns"

    When Rocks Off reached Gin Blossoms guitarist Jesse Valenzuela recently, he was a man on a mission. But it had nothing to do with either creating or playing music. "I'm taking a walk through my neighborhood and going to the store to get taco ingredients. I'm making them for my boy tonight," he says ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    Upcoming: Ash, Dead Milkmen, Eagles, Gin Blossoms, Joe Diffie, Terri Hendrix, etc.

    Albert Lee: Fri., January 31, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Ares Kingdom: With Deiphago, Imprecation, Obeisance, HOD, Sacrocurse, Perversion, Abysmal Lord., Sat., November 16, 6 p.m., $20 to $25. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Ash: With Deaf ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms & Fastball at Arena Theater, 8/17/2013

    Under The Sun Tour Feat. Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms & Fastball Arena Theater August 17, 2013 The '90s were an interesting time for music, especially in the realm of pop. It was an age of one-hit wonders, and as a band it seemed like it took a whole lot more than that one catchy song to ke ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    America at Stafford Centre, 8/10/2013

    America Stafford Centre August 10, 2013 'Murica. Something about the '70s folk-rock band America reminds me of the happier parts of my childhood. I remember sitting on the green shag carpet in our house, listening quietly to my dad pluck away at the notes to "A Horse With No Name," and feeling a c ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Upcoming: Atlas Genius, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Franz Ferdinand, Rancid, etc.

    ADLER: Featuring Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses., Wed., July 24, 7 p.m., $15. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andrew Stockdale: Sun., July 28, 7 p.m., $17. House of Blues-- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Atlas Genius: Tue., Oct ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Friday Night: "Last Summer on Earth" Tour at The Woodlands

    "Last Summer on Earth" Tour Feat. Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Cracker Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 20, 2012 As Nathan Smith said a few hours ago, his partial '90s nostalgia show at House of Blues Friday was more than a sight harder than the throwback bill ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Readers Poll: What Are Your Favorite Summer Albums?

    You know technically if you live in Houston, summer never really goes away. It just sort of lingers on top of the region, every now and then rousing from slumber to pound us with heat and humidity. Northern parts of the country have a firm line separating the seasons, but thankfully global warming ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Last Night: Old 97's at House of Blues

    Oh, dutiful journalism, the places I will go in your name. Last night, one of those places just had to be House of Blues. It's always a pleasure to watch Old 97's and I would put up that good fight to keep my spirits high in what is arguably my least favorite venue in town. But enough with the pouti ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Kenny Rogers, Ting Tings, Helstar, Styx, Yann Tierson

    ​The Bad Plus: Sat., May 5. Da Camera, 1427 Branard St., Houston. Colin Hay: Wed., March 21. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. D.R.I., Carry The Storm, Fallacy: Sat., March 10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Eastern Sea, Darwin's Finches: Sat., Jan. 14. ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Toad The Wet Sprocket: Not Bikers' First Choice

    '90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket, playing House of Blues tomorrow night, may be an established act now, but back on the heels of their second album, 1990's Pale, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based quartet had to take their lumps just like everyone else who has ever left the practice sp ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Cred Sheet

    Stuff you need to know to avoid musical ostracism

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    January 26, 2006

    Rich Hopkins and Luminarios

    Friday, January 27, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521.

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    December 9, 2004

    Drain You

    An often-exasperating boxed set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy

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    June 10, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.

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    June 1, 2000
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    March 19, 1998
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    October 23, 1997
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    August 28, 1997
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    July 24, 1997

    Fresh Focus

    Having tried the major label route, Wakeland is now happy to go its own way

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    January 30, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
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    August 15, 1996

    Learning Curve

    Once the music's in place, what, the Orphans ask, comes next?

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    June 20, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    Let It Rock

    The Nields turn up the volume on their folk-tinged sound

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    February 15, 1996
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    January 4, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Ardent Idea

    Can a Spot from Dallas do better than a Big Star from Memphis?

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    May 11, 1995

    The Song Remains the Same

    The Smithereens don't have a hot new angle, only solid old sounds

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    December 22, 1994

    The Lame and the Great

    Lists you've been waiting all year for, in no particular order

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    September 29, 1994

    Somber News from Nashville

    Townes Van Zandt hospitalized with lung problems

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    December 30, 1993

    Rock Death in l993

    How cool are you when you're dead? Here's the ultimate sick scorecard of musical hipness.

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    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup