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Jenny Lewis

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    The Postal Service at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    The Postal Service Free Press Summer Fest June 1, 2013 Back in 2003, a magical group of musicians came together to create a standalone project. Their little experiment became Give Up, one of the most beloved indie records ever. They never toured this record, but its fanbase continued to grow. Ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Saturday's Best Acts, 6/1/2013

    Alabama Shakes I went into this expecting to enjoy the set by Alabama Shakes, but I didn't realize how it was going to set the tone for the rest of my day. I arrived under the overbearing sun, and struggled to catch glimpses of Japandroids. Festival frustrations threatened to make a bad scene. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    iFest: Top 5 Argentine-American Musicians

    The Houston International Festival enters its second weekend tomorrow, with featured musical acts WAR, Joe Louis Walker, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Texas Tornados, Del Castillo, Steel Pulse and lots more. Although iFest's performers come from all over the world, all around the main stages will be the sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Elaine Greer's Favorite Swimming-Pool Songs

    Elaine Greer on Facebook​Homesick? Not Elaine Greer. Not anymore. The waifish singer-songwriter and 2009 Houston Press Music Award nominee for Best Female Vocals moved to Austin a couple of years back. After the usual adjustment period, she says she likes it "quite a bit." "When I first move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    5 Memorable Foods Advertised During Saturday Morning Cartoons

    If only they'd been edible, Madballs would have been the perfect product. It's difficult for me to believe that I used to set my alarm to get up on Saturday morning, but I did. If there was a show I wanted to see that was on before sunrise, sometimes I would even set it for earlier than I did on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    What Kind Of Music Stresses You Out The Most?

    ​Recently, Forbes magazine released a list of America's most stressful, and stressed-out, cities. Houston came in third, behind Las Vegas and Los Angeles. We know, we thought it would be higher, too. Forbes based its calculations on six factors that are either causes or effects of stress, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Shelby Lynne Turns In A Stunner At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Don't go see Shelby Lynne if you've been having relationship troubles. You just might end up with a tear in your eye. Or a gun in your hand. With a new album on her own label just released, Lynne wasted no time cutting to the chase as she reeled off the first five tracks fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Concert Etiquette For Dummies: Don't Be A Douche

    Brittanie SheyBlack Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Walter's on Washington, April 2​ The following scenario has happened to Rocks Off three times in the past two months: There we are, waiting patiently in line to get into a crowded general-admission concert. When we finally get in, we make our way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Rocks Off Has Some Issues This Morning, But Not as Many as This Guy

    ​Rocks Off came into the office this morning to discover we had been beset by a bad case of the gremlins. One of our photographers' Web site was down, there was another mix-up with the Willie Nelson photos from Saturday night (which has since been fixed) and... well, it's just a Monday. However, w ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

  • News

    December 10, 2009

    Talking Turkeys

    Are Houston concert fans really all that bad?

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Announcing Our Musical Turkey of the Year: You, the Concert-Going "Fans" of Houston

    ​Rocks Off was looking at a tour schedules recently when we realized that two artists we love, Danish band Mew and Swedish songstress El Perro Del Mar were planning trips to Texas. Trips that included stops in Austin, of course, and Dallas, and even San Antonio. But not Houston. Sometimes our favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    The Last Roundup: Broken-NCYDE, Jenny Lewis, H.A.W.K. & Z-Ro, Something Fierce and More

    29-95's Joe Mathlete introduces the world to "crunkcore" artist Broken-NCYDE. Prima Donna meltdown or not, Jenny Lewis still has talent. If only she had manners. We Wore Masks screens her "See Fernando" video. Southern rap is still alive. Thankfully, Cocaine Blunts knows this, giving us H.A.W.K. an ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Enjoy the Silence

    Singer-songwriter Robert Ellis stands up for piping down.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Michael Jackson in Real Bad Shape... R.I.P. Jacko

    [Update: at 5:15 p.m. Houston time, the Los Angeles Times confirmed Jackson's death, citing "city and law enforcement sources." The King of Pop was all of 50 years old.] As if there wasn't enough going on today - Farrah, Roky, Jenny Lewis - the Internet is now exploding with reports of Michael Jack ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    The Big Tweet: Houston Sounds Off on Jenny Lewis Guitarist's Scolding

    Craig HlavatyAlthough Rocks Off agrees with a commenter from our review that people really need to STFU when they go to concerts, especially if the music is intimate and acoustic - if you want to talk at Warehouse Live, folks, Lucky's Pub is right next door - Jenny Lewis' rhythm guitarist Johnathan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Jenny Lewis at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Before a crowd of five or six hundred, Jenny Lewis took Warehouse Live by storm Wednesday night with an hour and half set that included a surprise acoustic encore in the midst of the crowd.Lewis powered through virtually her entire solo catalog as well as a crowd-pleasing Ril ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    May 12, 2009

    Why I'd Sleep With The PC Guy Over That Mac Guy Asshole

    I think Apple's "Get a Mac" ad campaign is backfiring.  At least for me.The series of television commercials, which stars a laid back hipster (Justin Long) as the Mac Guy and a pudgy, nerdy schlub (John Hodgman) as the PC Guy, is actually making me hate Macs.  Why?  Well, frankly I fi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Got Live If You Want It

    Our Spring/Summer concert preview, part deux

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Don't Forget Record Store Day is Saturday

    Well, it looks like the weather gods are laughing at Houston again, and have decided to ring in iFest with a good round of drenching rain. So if you'd prefer to remain indoors, don't forget Saturday is Record Store Day - there's even a Web site. Be a good consumer and help out your neighborhood musi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Over the Weekend: City of Sin and ACL Fest

    We were up in Austin this weekend, so we apologize if this version of Over the Weekend is a little heavy on the ATX. But first things first... The Best of Houston Party Lucky's Pub was packed Thursday night for the launch party for this year's Best of Houston issue.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Gillian Welch and Neko Case at ACL Fest: The Return of the Redheads

    Gillian Welch must have read our earlier post about Friday's redheads, Patty Griffin and Jenny Lewis. She and partner David Rawlings took the theme and ran with it in their cowboy boots. First there was "Red Clay Halo," from their touchstone album Time (The Revelator), and later there was "Knuckleba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008

    Patty Griffin and Jenny Lewis: Goodness, Gracious, Great Balls of Fire

    Jenny Lewis (Mark C. Austin) Blondes have more fun. Brunettes can read. Redheads, they sing. Friday afternoon of ACL saw two such enflamed songbirds. Sunday will feature two more, but until then... Local chanteuse Patty Griffin whipped up the fest's first recorded breeze with opener "Heavenly Day, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008

    Coming soon: Best of ACL slideshow

    M. Ward performs Friday/Mark C. Austin Be on the lookout in the coming hour or two for a slideshow compiling the best of our ACL photo team's work from the first couple days. For now, enjoy more work from festival photographer extraordinaire Mark C. Austin, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    ACL Dudefest: M. Ward, David Byrne, Bobby Bare Jr. and Ryan Bingham

    Bobby Bare Jr / Photo by Chris Gray Maybe it wasn't such a good idea for Austin City Limits to put acoustic singer-songwriter M. Ward a few hundred yards away from boisterous gypsy-punks Gogol Bordello in the WaMu tent. (On a side not, I guess this year is the WaMu tent's last ACL hurrah. Sponsorsh ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008
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    September 6, 2007

    Rilo Kiley

    Under the Blacklight

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    Elaine Greer

    Half of the Bluebirds fly solo

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Dark Star Rising

    Jenny Lewis primps for her big push

  • Music

    February 16, 2006
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    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Reverse Fairy Tale

    From Beverly Hills to Omaha with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis

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