House of Blues
March 10, 2013
It's tempting to label Ryan Bingham a "throwback," because nothing he does is especially modern. The former rodeo cowboy's brand of classic rock, country-blues, and flatland boogie feels like it blew in from out of the past, like a dust storm from out beyo ... More >>
After having grown up in a pop-music culture that every day grows more adept at rehashing, re-imagining and (let's be frank) flat-out stealing sounds from those who came before, today's indie bands are no strangers to aping their influences. And unlike post-punk and grunge before them, this class do ... More >>
Rewind: Squeezing the Lemon: Led Zeppelin & the 10 Most Shocking Rock and Roll Reunions
This week we all saw the trailer to Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day, the concert film shot at Led Zeppelin's 2007 reunion show in honor of Atlantic Records impresario Ahmet Ertegun.
The film will be playing in t ... More >>
This week, one of our most highly anticipated albums of the summer was released: Baroness' Yellow & Green. We were already looking forward to hearing whatever came next from the Georgia rockers after the success of their epic Blue Record in 2009, but we got especially excited when we found out that ... More >>
The movie Horrible Bosses comes out today, and while the heinous supervisors in question all work in areas unrelated to entertainment, this shouldn't be taken to mean the music industry is free of bad managers and executives. Rocks Off knows if anything, the music biz has had more than its fa ... More >>
Of Led Zeppelin's nine stellar (OK, Presence was just all right) studio albums, it's hard to pick the five best. There are no dogs in the bunch, and unlike the Duran Duran Top 5 we did last week, it's harder and more heart-wrenching to limit them to just five. We can chop up the Durannies lik ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseJason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience
Verizon Wireless Theater
November 16, 2010
Some family businesses involve cleaning out septic tanks, others have you pulling teeth and filling cavities all day. Some have you selling used cars, while others mean slaving in a bakery ... More >>
William Joseph might not be a familiar name yet, but he also might be the next classical/pop breakout star. The 31-year-old pianist, a native of the Phoenix area, has been playing since age four and has toured with Josh Groban and Il Divo, as well as appearing onstage with ... More >>
Craig HlavatyHere is former Led Zeppelin bassist and current Them Crooked Vultures member John Paul Jones sitting in with Sara Watkins on the Austin Ventures stage. With his masterful set last night with TCV at Stubb's, is Mr. Jones making a comeback of sorts? If you played on "Kashmir" you can d ... More >>
On March 28, the Houston Zoo will unveil its new star attraction: a rare red panda named Toby. Holy hell, Toby is cute.Have you ever seen one of these things?
Photo by harlequeenProbably not, unless you happen to live in the Himalayan foothills between 5,000 and 13,000 feet. Red pandas eat ex ... More >>
Even the most naïve and surface Led Zeppelin listener tell you at least that they were influenced "by the blues." But this insightful and surprisingly solid documentary goes way further in delving into the sound and the performers which were in the minds (and on the home stereos) of Mssrs. Page an ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Despite his goofy name, ... More >>