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    May 6, 2014

    45 Years On, Jazz Fest Remains an Irresistible Draw

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>

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    June 23, 2013

    R.I.P. Bobby "Blue" Bland: R&B Singer With Deep Houston Ties Dies at 83

    Bobby "Blue" Bland, the legendary R&B singer who made some of his finest records for Houston label Duke/Peacock -- including arguably his crowning achievement, 1961's Two Steps From the Blues -- has passed away at age 83, according to reports. Citing a report from the Memphis Music Foundation, tha ... 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 >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Albums All You Sudden Saints "Fans" Can Enjoy While You're Smirking

    Far be it from Rocks Off to rain on anyone's Super Bowl parade, but are we the only ones bothered by this massive, conveniently timed outpouring of love and affection for New Orleans? It started right after the Saints beat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship Game, when admitting you were ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    November 24, 2009

    Hustlers Brass Band's Big Top Residency Begins Tonight

    Jay Lee​ Dismal weather getting you down? Short days got you singing the blues? Are you hungry for some free red beans and rice and funk-drenched brass-band jams? Got five bucks? Then get on down to the Big Top tonight and/or every Tuesday through the end of the year for the Hustlers Brass Band's ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Slide Show: Sideshow Tramps and Lots More Summer Fest

    Amber Roussel​ Craig Kinsey (left) and Geoffrey Muller of Sideshow Tramps led a foot-stomping hillbilly hallelujah revival at Summer Fest Sunday, inspiring a mosh pit with overstimulated takes on gospel/blues standards like "St. James Infirmary" and "John the Revelator." Lots more where that came ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Tonight: Original Sin Burlesque at House of Blues

    What's the secret of a good burlesque dance? Well, choreography, costumes, agility, flexibility and old-fashioned seductiveness all have their place, of course, but it would be a poor burlesque show indeed without the proper strip-worthy tunes. Perhaps you can pick up a few pointers from tonight's f ... More >>

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    September 23, 2004
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    May 31, 2001

    Bad Day for the Blues

    C. Davis closes, forcing Gosey to take his show a little further on up the road

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    August 5, 1999

    Houston Honker

    Grady Gaines helped Little Richard create rock and roll. And he's not finished yet