Jerry Garcia

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    September 16, 2014

    Growing Crowds Can't Spoil UtopiaFest's Blissful Vibe

    During Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll's Friday-evening set, while the dancing crowd was surrounded by the darkened hillsides that surround UtopiaFest, the singer said, "I don't feel like we're a part of any continent or country, I just feel like we're floating in space." That sentiment wasn't t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2014

    Six Easy Ways to Find New Band Members

    After spending a certain amount of time either learning to play an instrument, or being a member of an existing band, many musicians decide the time has come for them to start their own project. But while it's always exciting to create a new musical venture, finding new members can be a challenge un ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Dave Matthews Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 5/16/2014

    Dave Matthews Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 16, 2014 If it's May, it must be another Dave Matthews Band show. The venerable ensemble made its annual late spring stop at the CWMP last Friday night, enjoying unseasonably temperate weather (Dave himself commented on the refreshing lack of ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Keller Williams at Fitzgerald's, 3/4/2014

    Keller Williams Fitzgerald's March 4, 2014 Sometimes you just have to grow up. Even if you're used to doing the same old thing -- comfortable with what you're good at -- you have to sometime put on your big-boy pants and step up your game. In all aspects of life, if you don't change you won't get b ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Other States Sure Have Hilarious Taste In Music

    See that map above? It knows things. It knows if most of your entire state is sporting permed ponytails and jamming out to horrible '90s rock, like in North Dakota. But it also knows when your state is a bunch of bearded hipsters with collective "outsider" tastes, like Pennsylvania. It even knows ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Warren Haynes: This Mule is a Real Workhorse

    In another era, James Brown was the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Today, that title crown might just fall upon the hirsute head of Warren Haynes, simply based on the sheer amount of musical projects currently on his plate. The 53-year-old is a singer/guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band, ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    JAMerica: Scene Reveals More Than Just Hippies and Noodling

    JAMerica: The History of the Jam Band and Festival Scene By Peter Conners Da Capo Press, 320 pp., $25.99 "Hippies and noodling are lazy signifiers tossed up to fill the vacuum of word-count deadlines," Peter Conners writes about the perceptions of "jam" bands in his new book JAMerica. And it's true ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Tedeschi Trucks Band at House of Blues, 7/12/2013

    Tedeschi Trucks Band House of Blues July 12, 2013 At its best, live music can be a life-affirming, soul-nourishing, and joy-inducing experience. Those may sound like empty platitudes, the kind of catch-all catchphrases that might be printed on a plaque at the Hallmark store of spew from the mouth o ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jeezy, CCA Conservation Concert, etc.

    Jeezy Arena Theatre, May 17 A self-proclaimed hustler on the mike, the Atlanta rapper known as Young Jeezy has grown up quite a bit since his 2001 debut album dropped under the name Lil J. Rising through the ranks via his several independently released Dirty South mixtapes, he's now sittin' pretty ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    For Dark Star Orchestra, the Music Of The Grateful Dead Never Stopped

    A few months ago, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Grateful Dead Movie on new, spiffed-up Blu-ray in my usual glut of snail mail. As a Dead novice, the film helped me sight in my appreciation for a group that had long been denigrated in my familiar circles. I get it, hippie shit, not loud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Contessa Andrea Von Schmidt, Dwayne Gator Liggins: It's the Quarterly Strange (Accused) Criminal Name Report

    As we head into what passes for fall down here, it's high time we came up with another list of the strangest, funniest and most awesome names to pass through the Harris County Criminal Justice Center over the last few months. (Or years. We stumbled on some older ones.) As always, some of these peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Free Press Summer Fest: Top 10 WTF Moments Of 2012

    See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage at this link. See our Summer Fest Saturday slideshows of the bands and the crowds. Cory Garcia: Walking past the Super Happy Fun Land stage Saturday I heard the singer for one of the bands yell out "Let's all get raped!" Since I don't know w ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The Dead Come Back Alive, On Big Screen, For One Night Only

    Grateful Dead concerts were always something of a time machine that took both casual fans and hardcore Deadheads back to another era. And for one night only, the machine goes back more than 20 years -- to July 18, 1989 to be exact -- for the Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At the Movies. A film ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    Top 5 Cool Summer Snacks

    Photo by John SuhStar Snow Ice shaved ice​Houston is notorious for its summers: unbearable heat making the mercury climb to the upper nineties and even hundreds, humidity that leaves you drenched in sweat in the two minutes it takes you to go from door to car. And don't forget all the third de ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    25 Famous Bands' Less Famous Previous Names

    ​As promised, here are the answers to Rocks Off's "Original Band Name" quiz from Tuesday. John St. Lee, if you'd care to email us, we'll see what we can do about getting you a prize. Do you like Devo? 1. Chicago: At about 25 or 6 to 4, the Windy City jazz-rockers realized The Big Thing sucked ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday night, we couldn't help thinking about that while the Portland six-pie ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Aftermath: Patti Smith, Not Quite As Mythic As Her Music, At U of H

    Eric Hester/ photos courtesy of Voices Breaking Boundaries​Have you ever gone to see an artist, but then wished you hadn't? Not because of a bad performance, but just because the real-life person didn't fit so neatly into the tiny box you'd made for them in your brain? That's how Aftermath felt ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Omotai Is Ready To Go All "Band Member Assassin" On Houston's Indie Scene

    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 ​Fact: If Will Smith makes a m ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    November 15, 2007

    Misfits, a Love Story

    Punk for uncool kids in Nowheresville

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Hot Buttered Rum

    Hot Buttered Rum performs Sunday, February 25, at the Last Concert Caf, 1403 Nance Street, 713-226-8563.

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Murder by Numbers

    Mourning the latest hip-hop casualty in two easy steps

  • News

    January 5, 2006
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    September 22, 2005

    Allman Brothers Band

    Sunday, September 25, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005
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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Film

    September 2, 2004

    Party Train

    Janis, the Dead, the Band and others take the happiest trip of their lives

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Various Artists

    New Jack Hippies Homegrown Collective (Guerilla Hippies Productions)

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Fightin' Words

    Drifter's Craig Feazel hates jam bands, Ryan Adams, radio and a lot of other stuff

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    Traffic Jam

    The folks at Tapir Productions are trying to keep jam bands from skipping over Houston

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    New Orleans Juice

    Saturday, July 14, Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance

  • Culture

    February 8, 2001

    No Artificial Flavors

    Lisa Ludwig is cutting back on sugar, and her installations suffer because of it

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    February 1, 2001


    Dark Star Orchestra

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    October 26, 2000

    Burning Spear


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    September 21, 2000
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    August 3, 2000

    The Talking Penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Deadheads Redux

    moe. picks up where Garcia and Co. left off

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    February 12, 1998
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    February 27, 1997
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    August 1, 1996
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    July 4, 1996

    Road Rules

    The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage

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    May 23, 1996
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    February 2, 1995

    Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Have a Pepsi

    Country Joe's still politically correct (sort of)

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    October 27, 1994
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    March 3, 1994
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    March 3, 1994

    Celting Point

    Plus: Less Donna McK., archiving Texas folk music, and Iggy's eats Jelly

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