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Jimi Hendrix

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    A Long-Overdue Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    While it's true that my Bucket List could be contained in a fairly small bucket, a big one got checked off recently when I was able to finally stroll into that big ass glass pyramid on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland: I had arrived at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Though i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Jimi Hendrix Vault Spews Forth New CD and Documentary

    Though he only released three studio and one concert album while alive, Jimi Hendrix was one prolific motherfucker in his 27 years. After his 1970 death, the Hendrix vaults have spewed forth plenty more music and video, especially in the last few years under the keen stewardship of his estate. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The 10 Best Songs Less Than 30 Seconds Long

    Look, I'm a very busy man, and by that I mean that someone put the ENTIRE run of Seventh Doctor stories online for free, and I can't be bothered talking to you people about music all the dingalong day when that's waiting for my rapt attention. Unfortunately, the editor was all like, "Write or you d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Happy International Lefthanders Day: The Five Best Southpaw Guitarists

    I have to admit something a little odd: I've always been a bit jealous of left-handed people. It seems like so many of our greatest minds in the arts and sciences are left-handed, and it seems like it must have some sort of connection to greatness. Sure, they typically die younger, but that's the pr ... More >>

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    April 1, 2013

    Moving Sidewalks Dust Off Their '60s Brooms In NYC

    This weekend the Moving Sidewalks, best known as the band Billy Gibbons was in before ZZ Top formed, were once again a living, breathing, kaleidoscoping musical being. Gibbons and the other Sidewalks - Tom Moore (organ), Dan Mitchell (drums) and Don Summers (bass), all of whom still live in Texas - ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

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    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

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    May 28, 2012

    Happy Memorial Day: 10 Songs To Honor Our Veterans

    Memorial Day, the last Monday of May is a federal holiday originated to commemorate our country's fallen soldiers. Yes, some view it as a work holiday and a good time to barbecue, but our veterans would have to disagree. To honor our vets, we put together a playlist this day in remembrance of those ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Most Outrageous Onstage Incidents, Antics & Meltdowns

    Everyone has their meltdown moments, no doubt about it. We make mistakes and, most of the time, we try to correct them. We have them because we are all human. Unfortunately, though, when you are in the spotlight, your hurts, tantrums, mistakes and meltdowns are all magnified for all the world to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Last Night: Experience Hendrix Tour At Arena Theatre

    Experience Hendrix Tour Arena Theatre March 22, 2012 It was a guitar-gasm of monstrous proportions at the Arena Theatre when string shredders, bass thumpers, keyboard squealers, and one very, very hardworking drummer paid tribute to the musical legacy of Jimi Hendrix in a 3 hour show that expertly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Dweezil Zappa: Jimi Hendrix "Rings True To Every Generation"

    As far as the estates of deceased classic-rock artists go, few can hold a lighter to the efforts of Jimi Hendrix's in terms of keeping the artist and their music alive. In recent years, Experience Hendrix, LLC -- run by Jimi's half-sister Janie -- has churned out a number of products to satiate bot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Before We Cared: 10 Bit Players Who Became Superstars

    On this day in 1965, British songstress Petula Clark reached number one on the charts with "Downtown," a pop classic with an unforgettable hook that has become a mainstay of oldies radio, film soundtracks and TV advertisements in the years since. The song even served as a plot point in an episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Not Average Joe: Six Rock and Roll Joes on the Day "Hey Joe" Turns 45

    ​Despite the fact that he never really had a major "hit" (Electric Ladyland reached number one as an album but he never had a single go higher than 20 in the US) and was terribly under appreciated while he was still alive, Jimi Hendrix is one of the giants of rock and roll. His songs and his g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    2011 Rewind: Concert Tickets From An Alternate Universe

    This originally ran on June 8, but seeing that the year is coming to an end, we are looking back at some of our favorite blogs we gave to you these past 12 months. One of the best dreams we ever had was of covering a Clash show for Rocks Off. Yeah, dreaming about work isn't something to brag about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    All Eyez On Me: Rating The Best/Worst Rock & Rap Sex Tapes (NSFW)

    This week, we found out that a sex tape featuring Tupac Shakur exists, made in 1991 just five years before his fatal shooting in Las Vegas. Shakur's estate is the only entity that can release an item with the late rapper's likeness involved, and his mother Afeni Shakur is unlikely to allow a video o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Jimi Hendrix's Fire Burns Bright On New Legacy Releases

    ​For a guy who died at 27, Jimi Hendrix left behind a massive body of work, from finished studio efforts and live recordings to experimental noodlings and jams. Since taking over the estate's affairs, Janie Hendrix has overseen a number of projects to preserve and promote the music and legac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Jimi Hendrix & Band Of Gypsys Explode At Fillmore East

    ​Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/Columbia Legacy) 140 minutes, $13.98. The latest release in a busy year for the Hendrix estate is this 1999 documentary, pumped up with extra footage, that explores Jimi's short-lived but influential Band of Gypsys lineu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    R.I.P.: Remembering The 27 Club - Jimi, Jim, Janis, Kurt...

    ​As a student of rock music since he was born and sat in front of MTV and VH1, Craig's Hlist has grown up hearing constant aching throb of the number 27, the end-marker for a collection of rockers who died at that hallowed age, due mostly to their own chemical and/or personal misadventures. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Friday Night: The Toadies At Warehouse Live

    Marc Brubaker​The Toadies Warehouse Live April 15, 2011 Friday night, The Toadies took Warehouse Live's main stage in front of quite a rowdy crowd, hyping the crowd with such well-known hits as "I Come From the Water," "Backslider" and, before the evening's entertainment had ended, a reinterp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Jimi Hendrix, Before He Was Experienced

    ​Becoming Jimi Hendrix By Steven Roby and Brad Schreiber Da Capo Press, 274 pp., $17.95. While the bulk of most Jimi Hendrix bios detail the post-Are You Experienced? album and Monterey Pop performance era, this is the first to concentrate solely on his pre-fame years. As a result, the autho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    A Survivor's Guide To Death By Vomit

    ​Your humble narrator went to our day job on Saturday like we always do. We stopped at Sonic on the way and got a bacon sandwich like we always do. Then we spent the rest of the weekend praying to every Non-Jewish, Non Muslim God we could think of to please not make us throw up the delicious b ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    March 31, 2010

    Jimi Hendrix's Pyromania And 5 Other Great Moments In Instrument Destruction

    ​ We've all seen the famous footage of Jimi Hendrix humping, burning, and finally smashing his guitar to bits at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. What not many people realize is he initially performed this act of musical instrument immolation some months before, at the suggestion of writer Keith ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010
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    September 9, 2009

    9/9/09: Songs With a Certain Number in the Title

    ​As Hair Balls pointed out, we've only got three more of these weird number/same number/same number days left this century after today. Such chronological repetition appeals to the hidden obsessive-compulsive in all of us, so join us as we wash our hands nine times, lock the door nine times, and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    For Method Man, Five Musical Shootings

    ​Should be an interesting scene at House of Blues this evening, where Method Man, not exactly the shy type, might get a little more attention than he bargained for. Rumor has it some time between sound check and the tall, fragrant rapper's headlining set with Redman, he'll be served with papers in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Eyeballin': The Moody Blues at the Isle of Wight Festival

    Held each year between 1968 and 1970, England's Isle of Wight Festival was the premier outdoor rock party for the British counterculture. The last edition (before its recent revival) proved the largest-attended (600,000!) and best, with a lineup that included Jimi Hendrix in his last major performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Free Tickets for Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and G.G. Allin... Sort Of

    It's a veritable tribute band meltdown at the House of Blues this weekend, and we have a handful of free tickets up here at Rocks Off HQ to get you into three sure-to-be drunken shows starting this evening. Come pick 'em up at the front desk at 1621 MIlam, Suite 100, until 6 p.m. On the bill tonight ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Leon Hendrix Is a Voodoo Child

    Being Jimi 's baby brother can be a tough row to hoe, especially if you play guitar

  • Culture

    November 20, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies

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    November 8, 2007

    Monotonix

    The Tel Aviv trio performs its raw rock

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    September 6, 2007

    Guitar Shorty’s Birthday Party

    The bluesman spends his b-day on stage

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    August 16, 2007
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    February 9, 2007

    Re: Yeah, We Watch The View. So What?

    Here's a clip of Rosie's rant against Anna Nicole hours before the former Playmate died. According to Access Hollywood, it appears the buxom bombshell might've gone the way of Jimi Hendrix. — Keith Plocek

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Guitar Shorty

    Guitar Shorty performs Saturday, January 13, at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999.

  • Home Entertainment

    September 15, 2005
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    March 17, 2005

    Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza

    Here are a bunch of hilarious misheard lyrics. Now send us more.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003
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    August 15, 2002

    The Wayback Machine

    Cosmos's Rum Dummy

  • Music

    January 31, 2002

    Tha Liks

    Saturday, February 2

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    May 20, 1999
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    March 11, 1999
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    January 1, 1998
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    June 19, 1997
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    December 2, 1993

    Hendrix: Dead, Live and Unearthed

    A spate of tributes and reissues that hit and miss

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