When Rocks Off caught up with Todd Snider recently, the poster child for East Nashville's bohemian songwriter underground was driving across Nashville to get a shot in his lower spine for recurring arthritis. "Yeah, I have to get a shot before every tour now," he says. "I just can't sit that long w ... More >>
Little Joe Washington Boondocks, August 6 Out of a Third Ward blues guitar school that has now graduated to the great beyond Albert Collins, Johnny Clyde Copeland, Johnny Guitar Watson and Joe Guitar Hughes, Little Joe Washington is the last man standing. And he's hardly standing still: He's also p ... More >>
Rocks Off spoke to Kris Kristofferson by phone from his home in Hawaii where he describes living a life as spare and literal as the records he makes with producer Don Was. Twice he told us that he's old, once he told us that he's brain-damaged and then he told us that his favorite place on Earth is ... More >>
Friday, Rocks Off told you about our "Texas 30" project, compiling a list of the best 30 albums of the past 30 years. Today we're about to show you the first of three bubbling-under appetizer lists we did just to put a little oil on the gears. Here, starting with No. 60, is where it gets interestin ... More >>
Old-school punk impresario, power-pop godfather, and singer-songwriter extraordinaire Peter Case (The Nerves, The Plimsouls) continues to thrive on the weary road, armed with a sense of honesty and history in the newfangled digital era. Rocks Off spoke with him recently before he arrives in Houston ... More >>
7Horse: Wed., June 20, 8 p.m., Free. Under The Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, Houston. And So I Watch You From Afar, Zechs Marquise: Thu., July 5, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Archnemesis: Thu., July 26, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bulletboys, Fast ... More >>
Photo By Marc BrubakerTruth be told, if you played Ke$ha's cover of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" for someone in a car, without referencing who it was by, or her glitter-to-platelet count, they would bow down and worship it, sight unseen. And if she had a whole album with ba ... More >>
Dave Alvin is an inveterate troubadour and staunch advocate for Houston's blues history.
Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt...Ramblin' Jack Elliott has an anecdote for everyone.
"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 >>
Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Father: Fri., Feb. 25. Warehouse Live. cEvin Key: Sat., April 16. Numbers. Chrisette Michele: Th ... More >>
Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.
Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years By Sid Griffin Of the many different periods in the career of Bob Dylan, the years 1975-76 were particularly productive on a variety of fronts: the recording of Desire, two Rolling Thunder Revue tours, filming of Renaldo & Clara, and ... More >>
The Galveston singer-songwriter spent a lot of years on the periphery of music greatness and right in the middle of its excesses
I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film
Monday, October 10, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.
More than 30 years after opening "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie still packs 'em in
April 9 - 15, 1998
At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander