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James Fraher

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    The Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Blues Clubs

    Like our neighbors over at Eating Our Words, Rocks Off would like to tell you about some places that didn't quite make the cut in our few most recent Best of Houston issues (categories change every year, mostly), but that are worthy on their own merits; today we begin our weekly journey with blues c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Texas Zydeco, In Five Indelible Images

    ​One of Rocks Off's main resolutions most years is to both see more zydeco and write about it more often. Unfortunately, we don't get out to the country as often as we should, and no one ever seems to want to give us a ride to Jax Grill on Friday evenings. We have to remind ourselves to check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price's Birthday at the Big Easy

    Reg Burns​While the indie-rock world dodged lightning strikes Sunday afternoon, Houston's blues community gathered inside the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club to pay homage to its most elder statesman, Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price. The venue was packed with dancers, drinkers and a plethora ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008
  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    That Was the Year That Was

    Looking back on the local scene in '06

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    H-Town Zydeco

    Dr. Roger Wood and James Fraher serve up another heaping helping of Houston music lore

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Book by a Local Author

    Down in Houston: Bayou City Blues by Roger Wood

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2003

    Don't Try This Anywhere

    If Steve-O comes at you with a staple gun, run!

  • Music

    July 30, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 21, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 21 - 27, 1998

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