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Hank Williams, Jr.

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    January 15, 2014

    Texas Women Keep State Respectable In 2014 Pazz & Jop Poll

    To paraphrase Hank Williams Jr., thank God for Texas women. Houston native Beyonce, whose surprise eponymous album was released after many writers had already turned in their 2013 best-of list, and Lindale's Kacey Musgraves -- whose Same Trailer Different Park was a thoughtful and tuneful counterpo ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    Billy Currington Christens a New Mega-Honky-Tonk, Stampede Houston

    "God is great, beer is good... And people are crazy!" Billy Currington Club Escapade 2001 October 23, 2013 There's something about country music that polarizes people: they either love it or hate it. But when you sit down and think about it, most of the hate is a result of the culture of the music ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Our 11 Favorite Drinking Songs. Cheers!

    Many drinkers have a dialogue in their heads that also plays out in great drinking songs throughout the ages. "Why do you drink?" asks the great prophet Bocephus. "It's five o'clock somewhere," reply the equally sage Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Rocks Off wanted to know our writers' favorite dri ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Music's 10 Biggest Tools Right Now

    Let's just jump right on in to this one, shall we? Blogs about musicians exhibiting extreme tool-like behavior don't need much of an introduction. A lot of musicians opt out of behaving like normal, rational adults, and we like to rag on them a bit, especially when they're misbehaving on some ridic ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    UPDATED: Memorable Houston Concerts of 1992

    UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    After LMFAO, Is Motown Gone Too?

    Rejoice, rejoice, LMFAO is dead! Rewind: RIP LMFAO FWIW :( All right, maybe not, but LMFAO did in fact do parts of the world a favor by breaking up or, in the "chic" term, "take a break" from making music together. But sadly, LMFAO has killed plenty of things -- shot glasses, making a trip to Mi ... More >>

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    September 12, 2012

    5 More Bizarre "Basement Tapes" We'd Like to See

    Recently over in England, someone dug up some old tapes of a band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, a band who may have gone largely unheard of for the rest of time, were it not for the fact that their drummer was one Ringo Starr. Yes, two years before he started drumming for The Beatles, Ringo ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    5 Badass Custom Guitars (That Can Be Used For Murder)

    You would think that guitar players could be content shredding awesome solos while holding one of the most worshipped musical instruments on the planet. Jim Morrison certainly didn't give head to Ray Manzarek's organ on stage. No sir, he went down on the all time greatest phallic symbol this side of ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    Hank Williams Jr.'s Top 10 Patriotic Lyrics

    As 2012 reaches the halfway point, one of the most gratifying musical comebacks has been none other than Bocephus himself, Hank Williams Jr. It's not a very long list, either - the Beach Boys, Fiona Apple, and now the late-breaking Blur; we're still not sure Chris Brown and Beach House count as "com ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Ten Cruises We'd Rather Take Than the KISS Kruise

    ​Imagine a vacation where made-up members of your favorite glam rock band wander the decks of a cruise ship. Does that sound like heaven on earth? Well, glam boy, you're in luck as the second annual (yes, they've done one before this) KISS Kruise sets sail this October featuring that cuddly '7 ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Your Wallet's New Mortal Enemy: Heights Vinyl On White Oak

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​The scene was bustling at Heights Vinyl on Saturday, as Houston's newest record store opened it's doors with complementary beer, DJs and bands, and crates of great vinyl to sift through. The store's location on White Oak, just yards from Fitzgerald's and all the new r ... 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 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Whose Art Trumps Their Politics

    Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    30 Seconds With Miss Leslie

    Rocks Off sat down with Miss Leslie to see what we could learn about Houston's reigning queen of country in 30 seconds. Miss Leslie on Facebook​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Miss Leslie: So many songs to choose from, but I'd have to say "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" because I l ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Top 5 Country Music Feuds

    The great mullet smackdown of 1992, starring Travis Tritt and Billy Ray Cyrus​Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along. But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to ke ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Lyrical Advice For The Class Of 2011

    "Move back in with your parents! Let them worry about you!"​There will be no guitars and Marshall stacks at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this weekend, just "Pomp and Circumstance." As the Class of 2011 walks across the stage soon to be occupied by Peter Gabriel, Widespread Panic and Ki ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Last Night: Jamey Johnson At Warehouse Live

    dirtymitten.comJamey Johnson also doesn't approve photo requests, but he still looks like this.​Jamey Johnson Warehouse Live May 11, 2011 Ladies and gentlemen, the feel-good show of the year. Aftermath had never seen Jamey Johnson live before Wednesday, so we don't know if what happened is h ... More >>

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    May 3, 2011

    Who Will Write The First "Osama Is Dead" Hit Song?

    ​Now that more details are starting to emerge about Sunday's Navy SEAL helicopter raid that resulted in the death of Osama Bin Laden and several members of the al-Qaeda jefe's entourage - especially how the months-long planning and 40-minute firefight was planned in total secrecy, and executed ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    WHIP YOUR HAIR: Best Singles By The Children Of Rock & Rap Royalty

    ​Today is Julian Lennon's 48th birthday, born April 8, 1963, just as his father John was beginning the meteoric rise to godhead status with the Beatles. He wouldn't see his dad too terribly much as Beatlemania took over the world, something that both men struggled with as the years went on. ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Last Night: Jason Aldean At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo​Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 20, 2011 You can tell everything you need to know about Jason Aldean by looking at his steel guitarist's forearms Sunday. First, he had a steel guitarist. Of the handful of Rodeo acts Aftermath saw this year ... More >>

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    March 4, 2011

    Last Night: Alejandro Escovedo At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Alejandro Escovedo House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room March 3, 2011 This never would have happened in Austin. In our fair state capital, Alejandro Escovedo is worshiped like a god, and more people would show up to watch him wash his car than came out to House of Blues' ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Vintage Rodeo Concert Pictures: Elvis, George Strait And More

    All photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoElvis Presley (1970, '74)​Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with Clay Walker, for all you r ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    18 Successful Musicians Under Age 18

    Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?​Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>

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    June 11, 2010

    Busted! 20 Musician Mugshots

    ​ Getting arrested and booked isn't the end of the world, by any means. Well unless you just killed a shit-ton of people at a bowling alley or something, it really is. But if you are a rocker or a celebrity who committed a minor offense, it's just a funny footnote in your public life you can look ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

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    December 10, 2009

    Fool Hearted Memory: Music That Chooses You, Not the Other Way Around

    ​ Someone once observed wryly that the only member of your family you'll ever actually choose is your spouse, and perhaps a whole lot of that observation is equally applicable to the music of our lives. A couple of years back we were sitting at Prince's Hamburgers off the Southwest Freeway in the ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "OD'd In Denver" and Other Drug-Addled Americana Songs

    A group of us were sitting at our regular table at the bar the other night when one of our number reported that he had to fly to Denver the next day. LOM never hears the word "Denver" that we don't think of Hank Williams Jr.'s "OD'd in Denver." We wonder if Sarah Palin, whom Bocephus schlepped for ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    Levon Helm Is 69... and Badass

    Rocks Off is having a little trouble looking his "2009 Year of the Rhino" wall calendar in the eye this morning. He trusted it implicitly until Tuesday, when a friend pointed out that in saluting Stevie Nicks, Miles Davis and Hank Williams Jr. on their birthday, he left out former Band drummer Levo ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009

    Bocephus Wants to Bail (One of) You Out, America

    Lost your job? 401(k) a distant memory? Still think a country boy can survive? Well, America, you're in luck: Hank Williams Jr. feels your pain, and he wants to help out. Today, in conjunction with his new single "Red, White and Pink-Slip Blues," Hank Jr. announced his "Bocephus Bailout Packa ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

    Album of the Week: Shooter Jennings & the .357s' Bad Magick

    Shooter Jennings & the .357s Bad Magick www.shooterjennings.com "I don't wanna be a legend/ I just wanna be a man," Shooter Jennings sings on "Living Proof," a Hank Williams Jr. cover and one of two previously unreleased songs on Bad Magick, which otherwise rounds up the best of Jennings ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Tonight: Loverboy at RodeoHouston's Championship BBQ Contest

    Freakin' Loverboy?! You mean not only can we eat our weight in brisket and drink whiskey like a bender-bound Hank Williams Jr. circa 1973, but we can also rock our sauce-soaked asses to "Working For The Weekend"? The Canadian '80s rock juggernauts hit town tonight, kicking out the jams at the Wo ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Where To Indulge Your Obama-Mania In Houston

    No one's going to be getting much work done around 11 a.m. Houston time tomorrow.That, of course, is when John McCain will be sworn in as the nation's first old-white-guy President; assuming you're down from the amazing high of Sunday's Lee Greenwood/Hank Williams Jr. concert at the Mall, you'll wan ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    September 5, 2008
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    September 5, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    Vinyl Ranch’s tribute to Urban Cowboy

    Leon’s monthly country-music installment pays tribute to classic country cinema

  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Radical Chick

    You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing

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    November 2, 2006

    Country Time

    Horsing around at a feed store happy hour

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    October 13, 2005

    C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band

    Friday, October 14, at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, Downtown Square, Conroe, 832-298-4161.

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    December 30, 2004

    I'll Drink to That

    Fuel your New Year's Eve with these boozy sing-along tunes

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    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

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    June 21, 2001

    Playbill

    Steve Young

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    February 15, 2001

    Hick Hop

    Trent Summar puts the booze and bad attitude back in country music

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    May 11, 2000

    Wayward Son

    Hank III's rock gives country fans the blues (and vice versa)

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    January 21, 1999
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    October 9, 1997
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