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Jimmy Buffett

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Jimmy Buffett at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 05/29/2014

    Jimmy Buffett Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 29, 2014 When I grow up, I want to be Jimmy Buffett. Dude has everything. At 67, he runs around in bermuda shorts and worn old T-shirts, singing about the lives of sailors and beach bums while his adoring fans known as "Parrotheads" flock to his co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    When Parrotheads Attack: Exile In Margaritaville

    One night last week, I embarked upon a foolhardy and ill-fated mission to spend 24 hours straight converting myself into the biggest Jimmy Buffett fan in the Twin Cities metro area. For the uninitiated, Jimmy Buffett is the undisputed champion of wearing Hawaiian shirts and celebrating drunk, bacch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Tales of an Instagram Nothing: Surviving a fun. Concert With Teenage Girls

    If one were to ever ask me what was the joy of being a personal driver for others, it's dealing with people. Particularly teenagers. You see, teenagers are pretty much the greatest middle ground you have in pop culture. Either they like something or they don't, and their observations on life are abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The 10 Least Subtle Song Titles of All Time

    Now I was a singer in a band, and that band wrote a song called "You Cannot Kill David Arquette." We wrote a lot of other songs, too, and most of them had more esoteric and poetic titles. Still, that's the one I like the best because it's just as bald as you can be. Here's David Arquette, and you ca ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide For "Bros":
    Zac Brown Band

    Date: February 28 Name: Zac Brown Band AKA: "That guy with the beanie."

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Woodlands Pavilion Moves Up to World's No. 2 Amphitheatre, Says Pollstar

    Houston's edgy restaurants and diverse museums may have drawn the attention of The New York Times, but both alternative and classic rockers, plus brawny country stars, scattered boy bands and Latin lovers, drew enough people through the turnstiles of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion that concert- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Yes, You Too Can Adopt a Manatee This Christmas Season

    This year the biggest Christmas gifts are once again set to be tablets, smart phones, booze, Fleshlights, engagement rings and anything else that will be obsolete by next summer. Sure, you could shell out big bucks for something with an Apple logo on it, but why not adopt a manatee? Yes, the Sav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Pollstar: Woodlands Pavilion Now World's No. 3 Amphitheater

    The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, site of Sunday night's aromatic 311 show, has long been one of the country's busiest concert venues, usually ranking at or near the top in annual attendance. Now it's officially one of the busiest in the world. In concert trade publication Pollstar's new survey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Bottoms Up: 5 Beers From 5 Bands To Give You 5 Hangovers

    Whether you're at a show with friends or just putting your feet up while listening to some tunes after a long day at work, for many alcohol is just another part of the rock and roll experience. And when hard liquor gets too expensive and wine seems too highfalutin, there is one drink that's always t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Missed Connections: 5 Summer Fest Weekend Team-Ups We'd Like To See

    In terms of pure variety, the weekend of June 1-3 may be the most stacked weekend of music Houston will see this year, and that's not just because of Summer Fest. In addition to the wide variety of acts playing Eleanor Tinsley Park there's the regular weekend mass of shows taking place across the ci ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 31, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Sticky Fingers: 10 Musicians Who Deserve Their Own Ice Cream

    Ice cream is good -- especially in the summer and of course today. With the advent of the deliciously yummy Ben and Jerry's ice cream, among others, ice-cream companies have been naming their flavors after artists for years. Ben and Jerry's especially has been at the forefront of naming their ice ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Jimmy Buffett Chilling At The Woodlands June 2

    Jimmy Buffett: Come for the bottomless margaritas, stay for the beach-country classics that make Kenny Chesney sound like Bob Dylan. Or something like that. Live Nation announced Thursday morning that the Parrothead In Chief, leader of one of the most bizarre (but laid-back and benign) cults of per ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Chicken Fried

    The Zac Brown Band takes a laid-back, well-fed path to country stardom.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Goodtime Moonshine: 8 Brands Of Musician-Backed Booze

    warmingglow.uproxx.comShirtless hillbillies, backyard stills, and Cletus from the Simpson = things we normally associate with moonshine.​Tuesday, representatives for Colt Ford announced the Georgia-born singer best known for 2010's Chicken and Biscuits would be the first country music star wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    ​We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Happy Birthday George Strait: His Saddest Songs Ever

    Craig Hlavaty​Today is George Harvey Strait's 59th birthday, and Rocks Off is celebrating by listening to some of the saddest songs he has ever recorded, because it's what we usually do on Wednesday afternoons anyway. Just a few months back he scored his 83rd Top 10 hit with "The Breath You Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Last Night: Jimmy Buffett At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 5, 2011 See more changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes in our slideshow. Blowing through the jasmine of our mind, Aftermath once got it in our head somehow that Jimmy Buffett wrote "Margaritavill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Graphic: When Festival Booking Goes Too Far

    Garland RobinetteYes, this is the real Jazz Fest 2011 poster, and that's really Jimmy Buffett.​Every spring, New Orleans puts on something called the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But as Jazz Fest has grown more and more popular, the headlining acts have had less and less to do with ja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: Tiki Drinks

    Brittanie SheyBig Bamboo, served in vintage tall glasses.​Say "tiki drink" to someone unfamiliar with the cocktail style, and they'll often imagine a frozen daiquiri with an umbrella served at some bar where Jimmy Buffett is on repeat and all the patrons wear Tommy Bahama. But the truth is th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    5 Songs About Being Eaten (Mostly By Sharks)

    ​Rocks Off is a big fan of the movie Jaws, though in spite of our affection for arm wrestling and sweet, sweet mutton chops, we always find ourselves sympathizing more with Chief Brody than with Quint. Given our druthers, we'd just as soon stay the hell out of the water. The better to avoid al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Pedicab Drivers Pedal The Lawless Downtown Frontier

    Photos by Brittanie Shey Space City Bike Cabs has the largest fleet of pedicabs in the Houston area.​Pedicab driving is a job for shisters. That much became clear to Rocks Off after just a 10-minute conversation with a driver. And during our two-hour ride along with Houston bike cabs workin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Jimmy Buffett Kicks Off His Flip-Flops At The Woodlands

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​ In 2008, Aftermath was on vacation in France. We decided to catch a show of the Spaghetti Western Orchestra, who had a month-long performance residency at a tiny theater in the Bastille neighborhood of Paris. The band is an Australian quintet that performs the music of En ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 10 Worst Music-Related Tattoos

    ​As the sole in-house bearer of the Rocks Off tattoo load (aside from Brandon K. Hernsberger and Brittanie Shey), we get asked to do a lot of tattoo-related musical blogs. It's cool, because worse things could happen. We aren't killing dogs at the pound nor are we the lead singer of Slightly Stoop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Who Are We Taking To Jimmy Buffett Tonight?

    Graphic by Monica Fuentes; Text by Craig Hlavaty​ Today is the day the Chronicle's Ken Hoffman and the rest of Parrothead Nation's Southeast Texas chapter have been waiting for - Jimmy Buffett sails into the Houston area for the first time since April 2007. If you've never seen the son of a son of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Rocks Off Sets You Straight On Musical Happy Hours

    ​On newsstands now - or soon, depending on where in the metro area you live - you will find the Houston Press' new cover story, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - a guide to Jimmy Buffett's discography our city's varied, vibrant happy-hour scene, in which Rocks Off had some input. Naturally, we cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Shuck Daddy's

    Photos by Paul Knight​Obsolete August, a cover band that plays live music at Shuck Daddy's on Wednesday nights, was in the middle of a rendition of Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" when we walked in. To make matters worse, it was a slow-rolling version, almost like a love ballad. The song se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Recipe: Crab and Veggie Boil

    ​We are huge fans of good old fashioned crab boils. Screw the temperature - they make us feel like we're at an ocean-side resort, steps from warm, white sand and gently lapping waves. A recent trip to one of our favorite purveyors of specialty foods, Phoenicia, revealed a magnificent find: two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    StubHub: Houston Is More "Rockin'" Than Vegas, Less So Than Hartford and Milwaukee

    Craig HlavatyThe Phish of the Southwest and king of Houston's summer concert hill: George Strait​Online ticket broker StubHub.com released its annual list of America's Top 20 "Most Rockin' Cities" Friday, with Houston holding steady at No. 17 for the second year in a row. We probably would have be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Aftermath: Alan Jackson at RodeoHouston

    Alan Jackson is like the world's most comfortable pair of boots. Over the past 20 years, the Georgia-born singer and songwriter has amassed an enormous catalog of songs loaded with self-deprecating modesty, gentle tongue-in-cheek humor and unabashed sentimentality, that every so often - whether happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    25 Random Facts About The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is coming to town this week, the sign that spring can't be far behind.We've promised ourselves for weeks that we would never, ever succumb to the "25 Random Things" meme, or phenomenon, or whatever it is, but we have received in the mail a notice from the feder ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2008

    Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson

    A documentary reveals the rise and fall of an influential writer

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Red Hog Saloon

    When the jukebox is an art form

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Meet the Tunesmith

    Jesse Winchester Born in Shreveport and raised in Memphis, Jesse Winchester is an unlikely Canadian. One of the exceptional songwriters of his day, Winchester's records wobbled between folk and country-rock, never neatly fitting into any one genre description. His flight to Montreal after recei ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Gooooaaaal!

    A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston

  • Film

    May 4, 2006

    Welcome to Hooters

    Jimmy Buffett inexplicably leads a kid movie to the big screen

  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Just Say No Ms

    In which we examine Cancuntry music

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004
  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    Feel the Steel

    It'll all pan out at this weekend's Pan Jam Fest

  • Dining

    June 6, 2002

    Hula Hunt

    The Boatyard's Green Hawaiian

  • News

    May 6, 1999
  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 23 - 29, 1998

  • Dining

    November 13, 1997

    Foolishness, fun and fajitas

    Go ahead: Dance in the restaurant. At Fajita Flats, nobody will mind.

  • Calendar

    September 12, 1996
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