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Jeff Buckley

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Mario Rodriguez, Tax the Wolf/Bang Bangz's Wonky Power Monger

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? His full name is Mario Al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Top Five Bands You Need to Get Over Already

    Thanks to social media, our culture now moves at the speed of light. Your 15 minutes of fame is now closer to fifteen seconds. Look at all the internet memes you loved last year that are completely played out now. Hell, even a hit song only has about a month of mileage; notice how quickly we all got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kathryn Hallberg, Little Girl Gone

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? I have followed Kathryn Hallberg's sin ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012

    If This Is It

    Poor Pilate's keyboard man David Lascoe doesn't hide his love of Huey Lewis.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    30 Seconds With John Mills-McCoin

    There is no one in Houston like John Mills-McCoin. The Rock 'N' Roll Circus that is scheduled to raise the bar on Houston shows this weekend was birthed from the depth of his brain's wackiness. We waded into to see what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    WHIP YOUR HAIR: Best Singles By The Children Of Rock & Rap Royalty

    ​Today is Julian Lennon's 48th birthday, born April 8, 1963, just as his father John was beginning the meteoric rise to godhead status with the Beatles. He wouldn't see his dad too terribly much as Beatlemania took over the world, something that both men struggled with as the years went on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Lack Of Social Safety Net Tying Many Musicians To Day Jobs

    "I fantasize sometimes that my musical career would hit gold and help us escape these grim realities, but it's not something I really expect to happen." ​There are few issues in the current political climate more fraught with contention than whether or not the U.S. government will take a more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    20 Musician Biopics Currently In Development Hell

    Happy birthday, Janis.​News came down last week that Sacha Baron Cohen will be stepping into the rhinestones and glitter as Queen icon Freddie Mercury. It's been a long time coming for Cohen, the Borat and Bruno star who is slowly becoming his generation's Peter Sellers and has been rumored to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Taylor Swift's Top Nine Future Feuds

    ​Still the No. 1 album in the country, Taylor Swift's Speak Now is awash in lyrics bashing her former flames, friends, lovers and Kanye West. The pop-country singer knows how to turn a bitter phrase, and we can only hope that she keeps getting better and better at it. She's not yet 21, but S ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010

    Eclipse

    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    5 Rock Deaths That Shook Us Down

    ​It was sometime this past Saturday night that we first heard that Ronnie James Dio was dead. It was after midnight and we had just bellied up to the Mink's front bar when we checked our Twitter feed and saw that Dio had passed on. Our body froze every metal bone in our body ached for a few minute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Houston Leading "Ford Fiesta Movement" Bonnaroo Contest

    myspace.com/blackqueenspeaksBlack Queen Speaks​ For what seems like months now, Rocks Off has been seeing emails and posts about Team Houston, Ford Fiesta, Backseat Jukeboxes, and the battle of the bands this Saturday at Warehouse Live. To clear up any confusion, Rocks Off recently asked local pho ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Idol Beat: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    American Idol: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    The Great Green Room In the Sky: The Grim Reaper's 2009 Musical Roll Call

    ​Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    No Turkeys Allowed

    Our annual holiday shopping guide to recent local releases

  • Music

    November 19, 2009

    The Way He Sees It

    To Raphael Saadiq, music is music and Yeasayer is all right with him.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Gone Too Soon

    A rash of recent musical deaths (Michael Jackson and DJ AM among others) have led us here at Rocks Off to do some speculating of our own: Which musicians do we feel were taken from us too soon? Obvious answers like the Famous Js (John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) or the dual ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    November 1, 2007

    Radiohead and In Rainbows

    The band's most blogged-about barn in America

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Lost in Rotation

    Rounding Up Recordings by HPMA Nominees

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Do Da Dip

    1997, you are officially ten years old this year. And you have plenty to celebrate. You gave us the first blank CD-Rs and the song “Barbie Girl” by Aqua. You saw the untimely passing of Jeff Buckley and Biggie Smalls, making the world safe for ridiculous amounts of needless posthumous releases. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Sir Lancelot Waves Goodbye, and His Private Parts

    If you’re a Monty Python fan, or enjoy farting in peoples’ general direction, you’re no doubt aware that Spamalot is closing its run in Houston this week. We thought it would be cool to catch up with Patrick Heusinger, who plays the enviable roles of Sir Lancelot, Tim the Enchanter, the Knight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2007
  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Turn Out the Lights, the Party's Over

    Cactus Music & Video shutters with a melancholy beer bash

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    The All-American Rejects

    Saturday, March 25, Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-629-3700

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Dreamfest 2

    Saturday, May 28, at Walter's and Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4215 and 4216 Washington Avenue, and at the Rhythm Room, 1815 Washington Avenue

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    M. Ward, with Norfolk and Western

    Sunday, April 3, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-5263

  • News

    January 27, 2005
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    December 30, 2004

    New Angels in Rock Heaven

    Scoring the grim reaper's 2004 harvest

  • News

    November 18, 2004
  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Die, Jeff Buckley, Die!

    It's time to put a bullet through the head of this zombie

  • Calendar

    September 30, 2004

    Hedberg and the Angry Lynch

    The PC and the un-PC make nice at the Verizon

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Damien Rice

    Saturday, November 29

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    September 25, 2003

    Peter Case

    Friday, September 26

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Alphabet Soup

    The Colour Clear knows exactly where it should be filed in the record store. But what about in real life?

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Brady Brock

    Thursday, December 26

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Nicolai Dunger

    Soul Rush (Lakeshore)

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Pale

    High Up and Away (Pale)

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Coldplay

    Parachutes
    (Parlophone)

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    March 2, 2000
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    May 27, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    May 21, 1998
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    December 1, 1994
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