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Hank Williams

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jeff Bridges Abides, In or Out of Character

    When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    10 Things Country Music Should Write About Besides Trucks

    Though it's probably no worse than current pop, rock or hip-hop, you know country music is in sorry shape when someone from Entertainment Weekly goes after it. A few days before Christmas, EW critic Grady W. Smith posted a video to YouTube that boils down dozens of 2013 country hits to a handful of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

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    December 16, 2013

    R.I.P. Ray Price: Iconic Country Crooner Passes Away at 87

    Ray Price, one of the singular voices of country music for 60 years, has passed away, according to country-music elder Bill Mack, who posted "Ray Price left for heaven about 4:43 p.m. Central time" on Facebook about 25 minutes ago. Price was 87, and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Wille Nelson & Family at Stafford Centre, 11/19/2013

    Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the show was over. I just assumed he'll be back about eight months from now, like he was eight months ago ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Our Top Five Hank Williams Sr. Covers

    Kids, there's a reason Hiram "Hank' Williams, who would have been 90 years old September 17, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dead of an overdose of pain killers in the back of his long white Cadillac at 29, Williams was, in his brief interval in Nashville, not only a hit-making country star bu ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros": Gary Allan

    Date: February 26 Name: Gary Allan AKA: NA

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    January 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Down Warehouse Live, January 11 Long-running sludge daddies Down are still riding high from last year's six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, and rightfully so. The effort was one of 2012's best releases, making it onto plenty of year-end lists and satisfying Down fans' hunger for new materi ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    November 8, 2012
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    September 7, 2012

    Wayne the Train: "I Just Don't See a Tour Bus In My Future"

    One goes into an interview with Wayne "The Train" Hancock expecting to confront the ghost of Hank Williams, because the singer has made a good living the past 17 years channeling Hank and other classic country acts. And, as expected, Hancock, who broke onto the roots music scene in 1995 after appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom Soundtrack Has Houston Ties & A Ton Of Hank Sr.

    Director Wes Anderson's upcoming Moonrise Kingdom is easily one of the most anticipated movies of 2012, coming to theaters on May 25, mainly because his movies are like catnip for hipsters and amateur cinéastes alike, and feature completely engrossing soundtracks. From the garage-rock throwdown of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 3

    The further one digs into the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music, the deeper one's appreciation of the contributions of Houston's country-music pioneers becomes. Yeah, just check out the black circles under the eyes and drunk-ass grins on Leon Payne's band above. That photo alone sp ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012
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    January 12, 2012
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    October 27, 2011

    Dead Rock Stars & Dia De Los Muertos Album Covers

    Photo by Marco Torres​According to a recent Associated Press article picked up by everyone from The Huffington Post to Fox News, Day of the Dead celebrations are on the upswing, a trend attributed in part to the growing Latino population and Hispanic influence on the culture, as well as changi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    ACL: Adele & Mumford & Sons - Not Here, But Here

    Photos by Marco TorresTrain a-Comin': The Secret Sisters​3:30 p.m. Still they file in. Watching the crowds trudge along Barton Springs Road, their eyes fixed on the pavement about five yards in front of them (not their phones), always reminds Rocks Off of a pilgrimage. And each festival has i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    10 Songs That Helped Make Nick 13's Country Debut

    ​Tiger Army's Nick 13 delivered his self-titled solo debut this year, and the lead singer of one of the past decade's biggest psychobilly bands has made one of the most enjoyable traditional country records of 2011 not called Photographs. Yes, this 10-song set from the man you first met on t ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    July 15, 2011

    Top 10 Texas Movie Soundtracks

    ​This weekend, as the rest of the world catches Harry Potter mania for (perhaps) the final time, Houston gets a serious dose of Urban Cowboy nostalgia. Theater Under the Stars' production of the Tony-nominated 2003 musical - which The New York Times called "a conclusive demonstration that it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Novelists

    Ted Barron/New West RecordsSteve Earle: What's up, Doc?​Despite what our paychecks and sometimes even our diplomas say, the perception persists that music journalists are not "real" journalists. Similarly, no matter how literate their lyrics, some folks think musicians could not possibly put p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Fifteen Of Our Favorite Cheating Songs

    zazzle.com​Songwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Legislature Makes Western Swing Official Texas Music

    News Flash: Hank Williams still not a Texan nodepression.comBob "Willis" & His Texas Playboys​It appears Rocks Off's efforts of a few weeks ago were all for naught. Despite presenting what we thought was a fairly persuasive San Jacinto Day argument to the contrary, earlier today the Texas L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Last Night: Fred Eaglesmith At McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Fred Eaglesmith McGonigel's Mucky Duck February 22, 2011 Rocks Off Sr. wanted to know, and he wanted to know now. "What kinda crowd is this? Canadians?" "Yeah, some, for sure." Aftermath understands these things. Instinctively. It's like drinking good whiskey. "But l ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 5, 2010
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    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

    February 3, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Memories of Hank Sr.'s "Kaw-Liga" and "The Old Grey Goose Is Dead"

    There is some dispute in LOM's family about what our first favorite song was, but as best we can determine and agree, it was "Kaw-liga" by Hank Williams. That Native American drumbeat just put my young head on the warpath, and the tempo shift on the chorus always made me happy as Hank moaned on abo ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    Honky-Tonk Revival

    Is Houston ready for country? Again?

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    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers

    ​ She Said has something she wants to admit. Here goes nothing. We... like... country music. No big deal, right? You wouldn't think so, unless you grew up in a town filled with racist rednecks who thought the glitz of '90s Nashville qualifies for the only music worth listenin' to. She Said rebelle ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Tonight: Volbeat at Warehouse Live

    Photo by Andreas BondingEvery time us Yanks think we've got the market cornered on strangeness, along come those darn Europeans to show us how much we still have to learn. It's most entertaining when they do it by re-interpreting classic American concepts such as gangsters, country music and punk ro ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    iFest Unveils Complete Lineup

    Photos courtesy of iFest BeogaSince we're already playing hangman today, here's another riddle: What do America's finest genre-hopping Latino band, Houston's best Guinness-chugging rockers, a daughter of the nation's premiere gospel family, a perennially unsung honky-tonker who sounds like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Aftermath Extra: The Best Concerts of the Year, Part 3

    Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys, Boondocks, April 28: "Reefer and friends can be a benign ensemble whose greatest sin (and virtue) is defibrillating the shade of Hank Williams Sr. for an audience whose appetite for debauchery is more in line with grandson Hank III." Mike Ness and Jesse D ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    January 24, 2008
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    September 13, 2007
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    March 29, 2007

    Woodbelly

    Woodbelly performs Friday, March 30, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Hank III

    Straight to Hell

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Gourds, with the Sidehill Gougers

    Thursday, August 4, at Heritage Place Amphitheatre, 500 Collins Street in Conroe, 936-525-4782. Free.

  • Music

    January 6, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Jukebox

    Under the Volcano

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    On the Off-Road Again

    Country legend Ray Price continues to take the path less traveled

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    July 1, 1999
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    January 21, 1999
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    July 2, 1998

    Wild Man Blues

    Hasil Adkins drinks too much, screws too much and rocks too much

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    December 5, 1996

    Right Number

    BR5-49 lives to see the day when Hee Haw is hip

  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Full Nelson

    With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories

  • Music

    September 15, 1994
  • Culture

    July 21, 1994

    Bad Licks for Dumb Hicks

    A new theater gives Hank Williams a painful death

  • Culture

    July 7, 1994

    New Theater on the Block

    Bill Hardy's Houston Rep hopes to give the city a fourth professional theater

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