Subject:

Greil Marcus

  • Music

    September 5, 2013

    LGBT Bar Opening

    Neon Boots, Texas's biggest LGBT country bar, is open for business.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    New "Bootleg Series" Edition Revisits Reviled Period for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 Columbia/Legacy "What is this shit?" It is the most famous review opening line in all of rock journalism. And it was penned by Rolling Stone's Greil Marcus in 1970 in an attempt to explain the unexplainable Bob Dylan Self Port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Get Lit: Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery

    Everything is an Afterthought: The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson by Kevin Avery 584 pp., $29.99, Fantagraphics Books ​It was a scene like out of the hardboiled detective novels that Paul Nelson loved so much when police broke into his New York apartment in 2006. What they found was a dark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Punk Rock's 10 Most Potent Women

    David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus Music​Women are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Van Morrison Trying Our, Ticketholders' Patience

    ​Rocks Off was really, really, really looking forward to seeing Van Morrison at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Saturday night. We read the new book by Greil Marcus, perhaps the most erudite rock critic of all time, When That Rough God Goes Riding: Listening to Van Morrison, cover to cover in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Get Lit: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writings of Robert Palmer

    ​Unfortunately, by the time that Robert Palmer (the writer, not the "Addicted to Love" guy) died from liver failure complications in 1997, his fierce brand of music journalism had been six feet under for years. Palmer was part of a loose cadre of scribes like Cameron Crowe, Greil Marcus, Lester Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    In the Pit

    It's easier than ever to take pictures at concerts. Unless that's your job.

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Album of the Week: Heartless Bastards' The Mountain

    Heartless Bastards The Mountain www.heartlessbastards.com Gnarlier than a century-old Live Oak, Heartless Bastards' The Mountain plugs the Cincinnati-born trio's scorching postmodern blues - their debut, 2006's All This Time, could skin a cat - into the eerie backwoods folk of Greil Marcus' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Get Lit: Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band, and the Basement Tapes by Sid Griffin

    They are perhaps rock's most mythical treasure trove of performances, more than 100 songs recorded on low-quality tape rolling on a 2-track recorder by six musician friends mostly fucking around in 1967. But the legend and impact of the so-called "Basement Tapes" (actually recorded in three di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    Bill Bentley Goes Online with Sonic Boomers

    Native Houstonian creates Web site for boomer music fans

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    A Pack of Mutts

    The lone wolves of 2005

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005

    Who's Your Diddy?

    It's Cristal and basketball with Coach Combs

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Charlie Poole

    You Ain't Talkin' to Me

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Electra-fied

    John Kerry's high school garage band tells all!

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2002

    Punk Through the Ages

    Rude Mechanicals adapts Greil Marcus's punk chronicle for the stage

  • Film

    December 10, 1998

    Punk Put-On

    Hard Core Logo takes a mock-documentary lookat musicians lost

  • Music

    November 12, 1998

    Into the Groovy

    Raving about Simon Reynolds's techno-historical treatment, Generation Ecstasy

  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Splendid Isolation

    For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat

  • Music

    December 30, 1993

    Rock Death in l993

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

  • Music

    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

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