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Jimmy Webb

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    November 13, 2013

    Josh Groban at Toyota Center, 11/12/2013

    Josh Groban Toyota Center November 12, 2013 The scent of mothballs wafted over Josh Groban's concert Wednesday night at Toyota Center: not from the music, just all the clothing returned from winter storage on Houston's first truly cold evening since, what, February? The 32-year-old L.A. native may ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Josh Groban, Drake, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, etc.

    Josh Groban Toyota Center, November 12 An all-American opera-singing pop star you can take home to Mom, Josh Groban almost doesn't seem human: he's smart, good-looking, self-deprecating, and his radiant baritone can thaw a glacier. It has no trouble filling sports arenas, that's for sure, a good th ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Surely Galveston Can Do Better Than "Galveston"

    Notwithstanding the recent Galveston-based Carnival cruise liner whose faulty engines landed its passengers in a world of hurt (and national headlines), the island is again throwing its arms open for the upcoming summer season. Last week the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau announced th ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    5 Folk Acts Who Wandered Down the Synth Road

    Mandolin enthusiasts Mumford and Sons have been on top of the world the past couple of years, dominating rock-driven radio with a folk sound that apparently touches the hearts of hard-rock bros around the world. Given that they have an apparently winning formula, one wouldn't expect them to change i ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    John Fullbright Growls Like Hayes Carll, Or Vice Versa

    At last, the promise we've always seen in John Fullbright is signed, sealed, delivered, and certified in his first full-length studio album, From the Ground Up. Having seen Fullbright solo and duo the last two years and loving the starkness of his windblown Leon Russell Okie plaint, hearing him with ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    RIP Donna Summer: Disco Queen Dies At 63

    Donna Summer, the disco queen whose salacious songs sometimes clashed with her traditional values, has died of cancer at age 63, TMZ is reporting. Boston native Summer, born LaDonna Andre Gaines, sang in her church choir as a teenager before winning five Grammys and becoming one of the top-selling ... More >>

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    May 8, 2012

    Robert A. Heinlein: Can You Grok This Playlist?

    It was on this day in 1988 that science fiction lost one of its most brilliant and influential voices to emphysema and heart failure. Robert A. Heinlein was the man who wrote legendary novels like Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers and the Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. All in all, more than ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Oklahoma Dust Storm

    Jimmy Webb, songwriting legend, is still on the line.

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    January 17, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Social Distortion, Gary Clark Jr., Melvins, Girls, Maná, De La Soul

    Photo By Jim BrickerBobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz in October 2010 at Toyota Center​2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Propain: Thu., March 1. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Anvil, Rotting Corpse, Metavenge, Fallacy: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Asleep At The Whee ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Last Friday Night: Glen Campbell At Arena Theatre

    After reading Chris Gray's review of the last Glen Campbell show here in Houston back in September at the Stafford Centre, I was expecting the worst at Campbell's Friday night show at the Arena Theatre. The country legend had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few months before the Stafford show, a ... More >>

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    December 1, 2011
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    November 12, 2010

    John Fullbright: Woody Guthrie Sells A Lot Of Hamburgers

    johnfullbrightmusic.com​John Fullbright, playing a writers-in-the-round with Jess Klein tonight at Anderson Fair, looks like the kid at the grocery store sacking groceries or gathering carts from the parking lot. The innocent look masks an old-soul singer-songwriter and one of the hottest youn ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Upcoming: Dawes, GWAR, ICP, Paul Oakenfold, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Badfish (Sublime Tribute): Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. The Bellamy Brothers, John Slaughter: Fri., Nov. 19. Cypress Saloon. Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Tue., Sept. 28. Khon's. Dash Rip Rock: Fri., Nov. 12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues. Dawes, Pete Wolf Crier, The Ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    G.I. Blues: A Soldiers' Playlist

    ​Today is the anniversary of one of the truly momentous occasions in popular music: On March 23, 1958, Elvis Presley reported for induction into the U.S. Army, thus opening up a thousand alternate timelines for musical historians to formulate "What if he hadn't?" scenarios. For the next few years, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    A Post-Christmas Miracle

    ​We have been hooked on primo coffee beans roasted locally (well, in The Woodlands) ever since last summer, when we saw a supper show at Dosey Doe Coffee House (25911 I-45 North, The Woodlands) starring songwriter Jimmy Webb. The show was intimate, the venue cozy, the food a nice blend of do ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind, August: Weezy, Blondie, Depeche Mode, JoBros, Katy Perry, Mos Def, De La Soul, Blue October, Green Day and an Audience With King George

    Shea Serrano​ Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, House of Blues, August 1: "[Cudi has] tapped John Goldstein, Kanye's famed stage light guy, to help him create an actual feel to his show. Hipster rappers get derided a lot as not being "real rappers," but they put on a hell of a show. The crowd is already his." ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Send Lawyers, Guns & Money: Nine Non-Boring Songs About the Work Attorneys Do

    Rocks Off's local watering hole is frequented by a lawyer named Eugene Lawley, whom we always refer to as our Walker Percy. Lawley has more than a small literary bent - we hardly ever mention a book he hasn't read - and has a fine ear for song lyrics. His sister wrote themes for television and movi ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    A $2 Million Car, A Pelican And A Lagoon

    A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelican​Here is a sentence with so many strange and wonderful parts in it that it's best just to let it speak for itself:A Lufkin man drove his $2 million Bugatti sportscar into a Galveston-area lagoon after being distracted by a pelican.First, who spends $2 million on a car ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Jimmy Webb at the Dosey Doe Coffeehouse

    Rich Connelly​ Jimmy Webb was a one-man hitmaking machine back in the 1960s, cranking out an incredible number of long-remembered songs in a three-year period. He's never replicated that success (possibly no one could), but he's continued to write songs, musicals, a book and tour with a one-man sh ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    September 25, 2008
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    August 11, 2008

    R.I.P. Isaac Hayes: See Ya Later, Chef...

    Man, despite all my classic-rock revelry, this weekend actually turned out to be kind of a bummer. First we lose Bernie Mac, then news comes yesterday that soul and South Park icon Isaac Hayes has passed on as well. Much more than the baritone behind the animated Comedy Central series' "Chocolate Sa ... More >>

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    March 15, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
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    March 1, 2007

    Playbill: Jimmy Lafave

    (c) 2006 Jimmy Lafave Jimmy Lafave I recently talked with Jimmy Lafave about one of his favorite subjects, Oklahoma songwriting legend Jimmy Webb. The longer the conversation went on — and there are no short conversations with the ebullient Lafave — the more I realized what a stu ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    I'd Much Rather Be with the Girls

    Critics might damn Fantasia's music with faint praise, but we say she's keeping up a sacred pop tradition

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Let the Eagle Soar

    Alt-country hero Fred Eaglesmith dumps guitars and makes a pre-Beatles pop record

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    April 29, 2004

    Glen Campbell

    Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and May 2

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    August 21, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Thursday, August 21

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    April 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 2-8, 1998

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    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

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    August 14, 1997

    Hats Off

    Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it

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    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

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