Herschel Berry

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    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Uncle Kracker, MxPx, James Taylor, etc.

    Uncle Kracker Firehouse Saloon, June 13 For an artist who started his career as Kid Rock's DJ, Uncle Kracker has managed to find his country niche. That got going with the laid-back "Drift Away," the Dobie Gray tune Kracker turned into a throwback hit as a duet with the original artist back in 2003 ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind

    The Jamail Skatepark ignites Houston's music culture.

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    July 3, 2013

    Another Skate of Mind: The Jamail Skatepark Ignites Houston Music Culture

    This article was written by David Ensminger. Downtown Houston's Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park, like a plethora of other skate sites across the globe, is a gripping locale that merges edge-culture sports and underground music. It reflects an earlier era of Thrasher videos from the 1980s, when skate ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Eight Houston Musicians Who Deserve More Love

    Bassist, organist, composer, member of the infamous Homopolice, one of the Rocks Off 100, self-avowed electronic music geek, flanger aficianado, and suave Poison Girl drink slinger, Beau Beasley has been broadly immersed in the Houston music scene all his adult life. Not long ago over a cold one at ... More >>

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    November 27, 2012

    Upcoming: Testament, Tame Impala, Cooder Graw, Not In The Face, Silverstein, John Hiatt, Etc.

    American Fangs: With Southern Backtones, Deep Cuts., Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10/$11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Amplified Heat: Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $7. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Another Run: With Square & Compass, Cache The Ghost., Sun., Dec. 2, 10 p.m., $10. Scout Bar, ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 19-20

    Matt & Kim House of Blues, October 19 Infectious pop, bright-eyed wonder and criminally catchy hooks have made Matt & Kim one of the best live acts to emerge out of the Aughties. The duo -- keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino -- feed off the energy of the crowd, and usually end up in ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    November 21, 2011

    Friday Night: Hollisters at Blanco's

    A capacity crowd jammed into Blanco's Friday night for the return of 90s local favorites, the Hollisters. The dance floor was thronged, the beer line was long, strings were bent and twanged, and there was plenty of big hair. Fronted by Mike Barfield, currently of the Austin roots outfit Stone River ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Freak Flags Fly At Art Car Ball

    Photo by P3t3rT​The best thing about Art Car Weekend is it's the one weekend in Houston where everybody can let their freak flag fly. Last night at the Art Car Ball, Rocks Off saw a woman wearing nothing but Koosh Balls on her tatas and a dude who was way more excited than necessary to be wear ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    February 5, 2009

    Local Guitarist's Wife Dies in Hawaii Swimming Accident

    Tragedy has struck a long-standing member of Houston's musical community. Elizabeth Danheim, 43-year old wife of Eric Danheim, died Jan.30 while swimming in Hawaii. Eric Danheim, who also worked under the alias Eddie Lee Dale, has been a fixture on the Houston roots-music scene for over  ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Jimmy Raycraft Benefit

    concert preview

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    April 20, 2006

    The Missiles

    Saturday, April 22, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707

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    March 17, 2005
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    February 10, 2005

    Rock Radio (and Rock Romano) Redux

    Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?

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    April 10, 2003
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    October 17, 2002

    Buenos Aires Virus

    Continental Club dweller Glover Gill would sooner starve to death than give up playing tango. Not that guys who back Pavarotti and score Hollywood films waste away that often.

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    June 11, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    November 20, 1997

    The Wizard of Weird

    After two decades of oddity, Beans Barton still has a lock on the inexplicable

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    July 17, 1997
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    June 26, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
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    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

  • Music

    October 13, 1994

    Twilight of the God

    One final round (maybe) for the last romantic, Frank Sinatra

  • Music

    September 15, 1994

    Big Band, Big Press Kit

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)

  • Music

    August 25, 1994

    A Taste of the Hellhole

    Justice plans to "reinvest" in the community with a sampler of local bands

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    August 18, 1994


    Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy

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    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

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    June 23, 1994

    Burning Down the House

    Arson at the Goat's Head? The latest hippest club, and more.