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Hank Williams

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    February 4, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Anthony, 45 Southbound Man

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's not even Mardi Gras ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Punk Pioneer Jon Langford Paints In Country Colors

    The phrase "renaissance man" is so overused that coin has lost most of its value. But Jon Langford -- artist, musician, playwright, radio disc jockey, songwriter, death-penalty opponent, punk rock pioneer, and philanthropist who rolls into the Continental Club Saturday with his ragtag ensemble of mi ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Honky-Tonk Traditionalist Moe Bandy Ain't Clowning Around

    A country-music traditionalist, Moe Bandy stands with guys like Johnny Bush and Johnny Paycheck as one of the true masters of the three veins of honky-tonk that matter most: loving songs, drinking songs, and cheating songs. If Bandy does a cover, he goes straight to the source code: Hank Williams an ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: Mudhoney, Delorean, Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck, etc.

    Mudhoney Fitzgerald's, September 30 Mudhoney didn't invent grunge, or maybe they did, but either way, Mark Arm's crew has been making some of the gnarliest noise Seattle has to offer for a solid 25 years. Landmark debut single "Touch Me, I'm Sick" and the Superfuzz Bigmuff EP introduced rock to new ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    Hank3's Family Tradition: Doing Whatever the Hell He Wants

    Don't confuse Hank Williams III with the ones who came before him. This sure ain't Bocephus' music he's playin'. Hank Williams III, or Hank3, as he's known to his fans, is hardly the honky-tonk musician of old. Despite being descended from country-music royalty -- he's the grandson of good ol' Han ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Exploring Songza: Four Offbeat Playlists From the Curated Music Service

    We introduced you to Songza -- the service that acts as a "music concierge" -- a few weeks back. Using curated playlists sorted not only by genre and theme, but also by activity, Songza helps you pick the best songs for the occasion. More importantly to me, the playlists are expertly curated, mean ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

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    November 8, 2012
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    October 25, 2012

    Who Should Play RodeoHouston In 2013?

    On October 30, just a few days from now, RodeoHouston will announce its first round of performers for the 2013 edition of the star-studded, yeehawin', nearly three-week event at Reliant Park. The booking the last few years has been getting more adventurous, with the likes of Kid Rock, KISS, Mary J. ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: The Finer Points of Sex and "Songwriting"

    There's a saying in the music business that you have your whole life to make your first album, and a few months to make your next one. The second episode of a new TV show isn't quite the same thing (production schedule, for one), but it is just as useful for potential fans to decide whether or not t ... More >>

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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 >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Guess the Country Star by Only His Cowboy Hat

    You'll ride a black tornado cross't the western skies Rope an ole blue norther, milk it till it's dry Bull dawg the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat Long before you take this cowboy's hat. -- Chris Ledoux, "This Cowboy's Hat" A popular saying in Texas goes that a man who talks a good game but ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    The Roots Of Jimbo Mathus: From Charley Patton To Charlie Parker

    Jimbo Mathus's latest work, Confederate Buddha, was easily one of the most overlooked roots albums of 2011. Don't worry, we sort of slept through it too, but that just means you can make up for that with us by checking him out Saturday night at the Continental Club, with opening act Shinyribs. You ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Who Are You? Songs Commonly Attributed To The Wrong Artists

    ​Last week, after the tragic, alcohol-fueled passing of Jackass hero Ryan Dunn, Rocks Off at Taco Cabana wearing a promotional shirt for The Hangover II that we stole borrowed from the office here at the Press. As we were loading our hands with condiment containers, a guy came up to us and sai ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink: Five Songs For A Hangover

    funny.desivalley.com​Every now and then after a night out, Lonesome, Onry and Mean's head feels like it's been in a fight with some guy who owns a nail gun. While we may no longer be on a regular first-name basis with morning - nor, by way of waiver, are we particularly prone to over-serving o ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    January 27, 2011

    How Willie Nelson & Charley Pride Integrated East Texas

    politicsworldwide.com​Willie Nelson's Conroe buddy Larry Butler was not only a performer, he also ran a series of clubs in the area over the past 50 years, including Willie Nelson's Night Life on FM 1960 during Willie's IRS problem years. And while Butler has some fond memories of IRS agents ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    Wrong Number

    Houston's Miss Leslie dials up more honky-tonk homilies on her new CD.

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    April 13, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: All The Scoop In One Fell Swoop... ACL Starts Us Off

    Mark C. AustinWe sure hope this doesn't happen two years in a row at ACL.​ Austin City Limits will be October 8-10 this year, and MCM expects the line-up to be released in the next month or so. You can sign up for the e-list to get first notice of who's playing. If your profile is updated by today ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Aftermath: Willie Nelson and an Arena Theatre Audience Apparently Raised In a Barn

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Congratulations, Houston music fans! We are barely a week into the new year, and you already proven to Aftermath that our dreams and hopes for a new decade of change and decorum during live shows was just that: A wish that will never come to fruition, right up there with ho ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    New iPhone? Rocks Off Has an App for That.

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​ We know a ton of you got iPhones over the holiday break. Well, good news: Rocks Off has spent the last few months developing our own iPhone applications (or "apps," as the urban kids are saying) and we're thrilled to debut them here. All inquiries, critici ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    American Central Dust: The Americana Class of 2009, Part 2

    ​5. Great Lake Swimmers, Lost Channels (Nettwerk) Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker has written his fair share of heartbreaking, reverb-soaked ballads in the past, but Lost Channels finds him and his band also dabbling in Waterboys-style folk rock. What results is the Swimmers' most varied ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Wednesdays are Honky-Tonk Heaven In Houston, and Thursdays are Hillbilly Hell

    Photos by Chris GrayRobert Ellis & the Boys, under the blue neon​ It's no secret Rocks Off is a big fan of the country music, which is why we're starting to get a little excited about the inner-loop honky-tonk scene that's taking root. Over the weekend, we caught Sean Reefer & the Resin Va ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    March 19, 2009
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    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 >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    November 26, 2008

    Beyonce and Luke the Drifter

    Because her public appearances are stage-managed to the hilt, and otherwise she generally stays out of trouble (or out of sight altogether), Beyonce is of constant interest but limited use to gotcha!-media outlets like TMZ. "It's hard to imagine Beyonce scratching an itch without undergoing a little ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    August 24, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Sunday Afternoon: Ramsay Midwood at Under the Volcano

    Ramsay Midwood wheeled the beat-up white van into the parking lot and stepped out in one of those cheap, goofy, beat-to-shit straw hats with the brim all taco-ed up like he’d slept with it on last night. On anyone else, the hat would’ve looked ridiculous, but on Midwood it looks like an invitati ... More >>

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    March 20, 2008
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    October 11, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

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    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

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    May 25, 2006

    Pinmonkey

    Thursday, May 25, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2524 Norfolk, 713-528-5999

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    December 8, 2005

    Overlooked in '05

    Ten great discs that were underserved by the media but are more than worthy

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    April 28, 2005

    Greg Trooper

    Saturday, April 30, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    January 6, 2005
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    October 7, 2004

    Wigged Gigs

    A selection of some of the wildest, weirdest, and most dangerous bands and shows in Houston history

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    February 13, 2003

    West Virginia Wild Man

    Though he loves to salute them in songs, chickens aren't all that's on the Hasil Adkins diet

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    June 27, 2002

    Superjoint Ritual

    Saturday, June 29

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    August 23, 2001

    Truth Be Told

    Lee Roy Parnell finds his roots everywhere but Nashville

  • Dining

    December 14, 2000

    Please Pass the Carcinogens

    Some advice for those who fret about naturally occurring toxins in holiday meals: Stuff it

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Urbane Cowboy

    Lyle Lovett is smart, funny and wears Armani. That's right: He is from Texas.

  • Music

    May 28, 1998

    Under(ground) Achievers

    Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?

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    August 22, 1996

    Vintage Sounds

    Wayne Hancock is a new-fashioned guy with old-fashioned desires

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