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Hall & Oates

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    25 Shows In Houston You Should See This Spring

    Waxahatchee Mango's, April 4 Right now acoustic folk is a sleeping giant within the music industry, but Katie Crutchfield (who works under the stage name Waxahatchee) is one name to have on your radar. If you're a fan of acts like Screaming Females, Hop Along and Laura Stevenson, you'll likely find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    What the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Got Wrong This Year

    You can never get a Hall of Fame induction class exactly right. Every single year near the Super Bowl, the NFL's inductees have plenty of detractors. But there may not be a cattier Hall of Fame process than the one employed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Monday night, the Hall revealed its 201 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    New Doc Tunes Into "The Greatest Ears in Town"

    What do Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Norah Jones, the Rascals, Willie Nelson, Phil Collins, Dr. John, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, the Average White Band, and Hall & Oates have in common? Not much, musically. But they all made records, and some of their most memorable, in the studio with Arif M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    Hall and Oates at Arena Theatre, 5/25/2013

    Hall and Oates Arena Theatre May 25, 2013 In one of the many throwback moments Saturday night at the Arena Theatre, a woman, who had clearly forgotten what year it was and what band she was watching, rushed the stage while Hall and Oates were transitioning between their final two songs, '80s hits " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Black Angels, Soundgarden, Hall & Oates, etc.

    The Black Angels Fitzgerald's, May 24 Austin's Black Angels, with a band name pulled straight from the Velvet Underground's catalog, and a high-contrast image of Nico splayed across their logo, are unapologetic in their admiration of the prophetic NYC rock band. The Angels, though, have carved out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Yes, Hall & Oates Tickets Are $100, But They Could Also Be $375

    Pop-rock wonders and '80s radio mavens Daryl Hall and John Oates are coming to Arena Theatre on Saturday, May 25, their second time through the Houston area in the past few months. Most people outside the Loop may think that the duo has been in mothballs since 1987, but the pair tour on the reg, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    30 Seconds With IAmDynamite

    Chris Martin and Chris Phillips as IAmDynamite is one of the great modern duo-bands that manages to make two guys sound like an army, easily putting them up there with acts like Chromeo and our own Morgue City. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of Supermegafantastic f or the infectious rock an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Jazz Fest Scores With Willie, John Mayer, Frank Ocean, Fleetwood Mac, Patti Smith, etc.

    Well, I never thought that I would have John Mayer and Patti Smith together in the same headline with Willie Nelson and Frank Ocean, but that's why I kinda love New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013, whose lineup was released earlier this morning. Rewind: A Texican in New Orleans: Lessons Learned from Jazz F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: Jim Kovacik of 97.9 The Box Talks About Being White and The Atascocita Thugz

    It is difficult surviving local music radio in any city, but Houston in particular. Imagine doing that when you are basically the antithesis of the stereotype most assigned to your position. Think a punk rocker working at a country station. Jim Kovacik -- Jimbo or Jimbeazy as he is known to listener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Love is the Answer: Ten Classic Light Rock Tunes on Dan Seals' Birthday

    Today would have been the 64th birthday of Dan Seals, one half of England Dan and John Ford Coley, the songwriting duo that had a big hit with "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" and a minor one with "Love is the Answer." He also had a string of chart hits in country music in the '80s and '90s. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Having A Hall & Oates Emergency? Callin' Oates Is Here To Help

    ​We've all been there. Stuck in traffic after a long day at work, at your iPod just isn't cutting it, you're sick of AM talk radio, the birthday scams are getting stale, FM radio is just Maroon 5 and LMFAO, and you don't feel like calling your grandmother to say "I love you." You dear friend, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Rocks Off's Annual Descent Into Sunny 99.1's Christmas Music K-Hole

    Since 2008, I have spent an hour listening to Sunny 99.1 FM's Christmas music for the Rocks Off blog. Right after Thanksgiving, it's the first thing on my checklist, right next to finding new, weird holiday music for you and trying not to gain 20 pounds in merriment by January. Most of the time on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    G N' R, The Cure & Chili Peppers Could Be Hall Of Famers Next Year

    Oh, this will be a fun induction ceremony...​This morning, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced the list of nominees for its Class of 2012: The Small Faces & The Faces, Freddie King, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The X Factor Does Dallas (And Miami)

    Fox​Audition round two of The X Factor is held in Miami and Dallas, and they tell a different story than Los Angeles. In my first recap, I was impressed with the consistently great talent The X Factor delivered, keeping the freak-show acts to a minimum. When the judges hit Miami, the dearth of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Leaking 2011 Lineup On Turntable.fm

    ​After leaking artists including Okkervil River, Odd Future, X and - most people believe - Slayer, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has officially begun announcing its 2011 lineup via the brand-new file-sharing/social-media hybrid Turntable FM. Fun Fun Fun began streaming songs from this year's arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Match These Bands With Their Awful Original Names

    ​Provided they didn't take the easy way out and name themselves after a song (Rolling Stones), their hometown (Boston) or each other (Hall & Oates), almost every band that went on to sell millions of records, get tons of radio play and sell out arenas has had some form of the following convers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Five Bad New Year's Eve Party Guests: Don't Be This Guy

    Some people shouldn't have champagne​New Year's Eve means parties, which can be either lots of fun or a forced march through dull hell. Here's hoping yours is the former. How can you tell you might be at one that fits in the latter category? You meet one of these five people. 5. The "amateu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Drive-By Truckers: Hard At Work And Loving Hall & Oates

    UPDATE: 6 p.m.: The contest is over. Thanks for playing! Danny Clinch​Grand Funk Railroad may have got there first, but Drive-By Truckers are an American band. If not for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, for whom the Truckers opened the Midwestern leg of their summer tour, the Georgia six-piece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    In Dreams: 15 Songs For Mr. Sandman

    Rocks Off Sr. is curious why Rocks Off Jr. chose a picture of Christina Hendricks for an article about dreams.​For some reason, Craig's Hlist has been sleeping way too much lately. Blame the booze, fear of the sun, or just plain lack of giving a rat's ass about the daylight. With sleep comes d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Win Passes To Hot Tub Time Machine, And Learn Of Strange Things From The `80s

    Hot Tub Time Machine takes us back to a simpler time; a time before every nano-second of our lives needed to be tweeted; a time when all a gal needed to fit in with the cool kids was a bitchin' pair of leg-warmers.Here's a list of some 1980s icons we'd like to see make a comeback. Or maybe it's a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Thanks, But No Thanks: See What Dallas Has to Deal With All the Time?

    We know, we know... it's just too easy.​ Rocks Off would like to thank Force Field PR and, we suppose, Neon Indian for sending the above picture to our email this morning. It nearly made us spray coffee all over our monitor. We don't quite know where to start, except to venture a guess that if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    He Said She Said: Songs For A First Date, Assuming They Still Exist

    ​It's been a long time since the committed She Said has been on a first date, and while the romantic in her likes to think of how exciting, flustering and fun a first date can be, the realist in her knows that life is full of hundreds of awkward first dates and very few successful ones. She Said h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    He Said She Said: 10 Artists Who Never Got Their Due, Part Deux

    It's the plight of every musician. You struggle and struggle to make it big in the business, only to find that even the most modest margin of fame barely comes with a modicum of respect. Even artists with a lot of influence on later, more popular musicians fall by the wayside in the annals of rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Our Five Favorite Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Every year the Christmas gods try to throw us the same old boring and tired holiday music. Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Hall & Oates are just fine, but this member of Rocks Off needs the blood of the innocent and punishing power chords under his dead, decaying tree. We sought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: The Watermarks (Minus One) Choose Their Favorite Duets

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. Next up, four-fifths of local electro-tinged post-punks the Watermarks choose their favorite duets. Jessica Brand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Novo Combo's Animation Generation

    Novo Combo Animation Generation (Polydor, 1982) The 1980s: everything was changing. A new generation was taking over the musical and cultural landscape. Heavy Metal showed that even animated boobs could be a turn-on. Tron told us that even crappy, monochromatic animation made by crappy, low-p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Tonight: Todd Rundgren at Warehouse Live

    Todd Rundgren, who plays Warehouse Live's studio tonight (tickets still available), has had one of the more interesting careers in pop music history. Most people doubtless know him from this song... ...or this one... ...but like Jimi Hendrix said, it goes a little deeper than that. Here are fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Oates Watch 2008!

    John Oates, legendary half of power duo Hall and Oates, recently told journalists that a cartoon is being developed about his moustache. He claims that it has "superpowers." I'm hoping this is some wacked-out druggie Adult Swim stuff. It will make my Sunday nights that more THC-drenched. But dude b ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Culture

    February 15, 2007

    Playing Hard to Get

    A DiverseWorks show so complicated, it has a reference section

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    December 28, 2006
  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Raw Power of Really Smooth Music

    Climb aboard the Yacht Rock revolution at this week's Michael McDonald/Steely Dan show

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    Mixtape Masters

    Caps and Jones keep the party Moving

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    Class Conscious

    Live and learn with some of Houston's most entertaining courses

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    The Cannonball Run

    Ten competitors. One mile along the Katy Freeway. No cars allowed.

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming, and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    How to Dismantle an Atomic Mom

    A critic debates the merits of U2's latest with his mother

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
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    June 3, 2004

    Look Back in Anger

    A short-film series plumbs a dark cultural data bank

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    De La Soul

    Tuesday, July 2

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    De La Soul

    Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (Tommy Boy)

  • Music

    December 4, 1997

    Back in Touch?

    Former arena stars Hall and Oates scale down without incident -- mostly

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