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Hilary Sloan

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    September 19, 2013

    Robert Ellis Sure Hopes He Can Sing at Discovery Green Homecoming Gig

    One of the damndest things Rocks Off has seen in our five-plus years in Houston is the way word of mouth spread like a brush fire among the local indie scene about "Whiskey Wednesdays." Starting in late, late 2009, scenesters both shaved and unkempt (more the latter) flocked to Mango's and then Fitz ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Canned Acoustica Compiles Cornucopia of Local Clips

    Canned Acoustica, the popular "unplugged"-style local concerts that over six installations have raised both money and food for a variety of charities, has put the final touches (for now) on its YouTube channel, offering local music fans an easy place to browse through intimate and sometimes unconven ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Friday Night: Sideshow Tramps CD Release At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jason WolterHayes Carll (left) and Craig Kinsey go down the road.​Sideshow Tramps Fitzgerald's September 9, 2011 If Aftermath doesn't have to be at the office first thing in the morning, sometimes we let our personal hygiene slide a little. Some days stretch well into the afternoon ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Photographic Memory

    Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.

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    May 27, 2011

    Last Night: Canned Acoustica III At Warehouse Live

    Deep Ella​Canned Acoustica III Warehouse Live Green Room May 26- 2011 How do you soundtrack a good cause? Why, yes, with a good dose of what our friend Haj calls "folksy acoustic stuff." There was plenty on display Thursday at Canned Acoustica III, a homegrown charity event which spotlights l ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Last Shot Of Whiskey Wednesday Is Powerful Stuff

    Steve Jansen​Rocks Off doesn't know where you went to school, but Robert Ellis & the Boys' final Whiskey Wednesday at Fitzgerald's last night felt a lot like the prom/graduation party we always wanted to have. With maybe just a little more beer. 'Tis the season. As the ceiling sagged from th ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Upcoming: Arctic Monkeys, Emmylou Harris, R. Kelly, Etc.

    ​"25th Annual Texas Crawfish & Music Festival" With Fuel, Lit, Earshot: Budweiser Crawfish Stage., Sat., May 21. Old Town Spring. Amplified Heat, The Happen-Ins: Sat., May 21. Continental Club. Arctic Monkeys: Wed., Aug. 3. House of Blues. Joe Jack Talcum, The Bassturd, Rival Wife: Thu., J ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    SXSW: A Tale Of Two Cities

    ​Monday night, as SXSW Interactive was beginning to wind down, Rocks Off headed to Republic Live for the HoustonTXSW meet-up. Often at SXSW one is spoiled for choice, and the abundance of options when it comes to which panels to attend, where to score free food and what bands to see can be par ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Upcoming: Hayes Carll, Menomena, Steve Miller Band, Etc.

    ​Corb Lund: Tue., Feb. 8. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Come See My Dead Person, Hilary Sloan, Sara Van Buskirk: Fri., Jan. 14. Warehouse Live. The Cutters, The Mahas, Something Fierce: Thu., Feb. 17. The Mink. Davila 666: Mon., March 14. Rudyard's. Hayes Carll: Tue., March 1. McGonigel's Mucky ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    November 2, 2010

    Upcoming: Amos Lee, Mogwai, Wu-Tang Clan, Etc.

    ​Adolescents, Lower Class Brats: Sat., Jan. 1. Walter's On Washington. A.J. Croce: Thu., Feb. 10. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Amos Lee: Sat., Feb. 12. House of Blues. Black Angels: Wed., Nov. 17. Cactus Music & Video. Cradle Of Filth, Nachtmystium, Turisas, Daniel Lioneye: Tue., Feb. 1. Wareh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Aubrey's In Aldine: A Honky-Tonk Time Warp

    Aubrey's on Facebook​As mentioned in our honky-tonk cover story last month, Aubrey's Club in north Houston is a step back in time. Lonesome Onry and Mean drove out there last winter to catch longtime Houston country singer Country Jim Sloan, and we were most pleased with what we found. For on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    The Houston Sound Maps Our "No Zoning" Music Scene

    Katya Horner/Downtown DistrictThe John Evans Band in Market Square Park​What is the Houston Sound? Until recently, it was a trick question. Although Houston has produced too many distinguished artists to name across a wide variety of genres from blues, country and jazz to psychedelic rock, noi ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    June 23, 2010

    Blogging Bonnaroo: Meghan Hendley's Top 5 Festival Memories

    Photo by Amber Roussell/See the slideshowTyagaraja performs at the Bonnaroo Music Festival​Houston artist Tyagaraja recently won the Ford Fiesta Team Houston Battle of The Bands, the grand prize of which was a trip to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Meghan Hendley, keyboar ... More >>

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    Honky-Tonk Revival

    Is Houston ready for country? Again?

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Aftermath: Conspiracies, Prog-Metal, Gypsy-Folk, Hardcore and Remembering a Fallen Friend Sunday at Westheimer Block Party

    Craig HlavatyRoom 101​ Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... 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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    January 8, 2009

    Aftermath: The Magpies and Sideshow Tramps at the Continental Club

    Photos by Chris Gray It didn't look good at the beginning. A few minutes after 9 p.m. Wednesday, the posted start time for visiting Cleveland roots-rockers the Magpies, the "count" at the Continental Club front door was all of 16 paying customers, and the band was nowhere in sight. Two chicken tac ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    September 6, 2007

    9th Annual Village Bluegrass Festival

    The Chapmans share the bill with Triple “L” Band and Harris County Line

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Merle the Pearl

    Is the Hag the greatest three-tool talent in country music history?

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    June 21, 2007

    Hot Sounds, Summer in the City

    A few local discs to sizzle with

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    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    SXSW Manifesto

    A local indie rocker hatches a scheme to get Houston its due at next year's confab

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Playbill: Hilary Sloan

    Like her sister Miss Leslie of The Juke Jointers, Hilary Sloan was raised on hardcore country and has never really been tempted by much else. Childhood lessons as a bluegrass fiddler — bluegrass ran in the family — have made Sloan an in-demand session player and instrumentalist-for-hire ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006

    Houston Band Cartography

    The launch of our blog brings forth a quixotic attempt toward a local music atlas

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    October 20, 2005
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    April 21, 2005

    The Sick Old Man of the Festival Circuit

    An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival

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    February 24, 2005
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    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

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    February 26, 2004

    Medley Fool

    DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J

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    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2003

    Go Weston

    A jazz great visits Houston

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

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    January 17, 2002

    Musical Chairs

    It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band

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