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Joan Baez

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Could Elvis Have Been Saved From Himself? One Man Says Yes

    When Elvis Presley came into Memphis' Stax Studios in December 1973 to cut some new material, Norbert Putnam -- the experienced Muscle Shoals-born session bassist -- could tell that something was off about the King. "He had gained a bit of weight, I noticed. And he had gone through the divorce with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Remembering Phil Ochs, the "Singing Journalist"

    Phil Ochs was never Bob Dylan. Oh, he wanted to be Dylan, but ol' Zimmy booted that bastard right out of his limo. "You're not a folksinger, you're a journalist." If only Phil had accepted himself as "the singing journalist." After failing to find the commercial success he so desired, Ochs turned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Here Comes Sadie Hawkins Day: 5 Facts About the Man Who Invented the Most Sexist Holiday Ever

    Tomorrow is of course Leap Year Day, a one-day extension of the year needed because the Earth can't seem to get its shit together when it comes to orbiting the sun. It's also Sadie Hawkins Day. If you don't know what that is, it's allegedly the one day when a female can ask a man to marry her. Oh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Victory, Not Vengeance

    VNV Nation, the greatest electronic band in the world, keeps getting better.

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hootenanny 101: Folk Songs to Help You Study for Finals

    Lead Belly​It's the last week of classes for most of us who are still in school, which means that next week is finals time. We here at Rocks Off feel your pain -- it's hard trying to cram for five finals on only 60 milligrams of Adderall. Hell, we have two projects due tonight by 7 p.m. and we ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    The Wanderer

    Never idle, Steve Earle returns to his old stomping grounds with a new album and novel.

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Edgar Allan Poe, Still Wicked After All These Years

    ​Today we celebrate the birthday of one Edgar Allan Poe, a man whose influence on music simply cannot be overstated. In fact, Rocks Off is going to go on record and say that Poe's writings have influenced more music than any other written work except the Bible, and when you're second place to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Bob Dylan Rolls With The Thunder In Shelter From The Storm

    Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years By Sid Griffin ​Of the many different periods in the career of Bob Dylan, the years 1975-76 were particularly productive on a variety of fronts: the recording of Desire, two Rolling Thunder Revue tours, filming of Renaldo & Clara, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The Music of True Blood, Episode 1.9: The Joys of Love and the Series' Twilight Moment

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. With Season 2 just completed, Rocks Off is now working our way backw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Want to Levitate the Pentagon? These Songs Might Help

    ​On this date in 1967, some 50,000 protesters marched on the Pentagon with the intention of levitating it and exorcising any "evil spirits" within. The effort was led by Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, poet Allen Ginberg, and Ed Sanders and satirically-minded rockers the Fugs. As we all know, th ... More >>

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
  • Music

    September 3, 2009

    The Forgotten Festival

    The 1969 Texas International Pop Festival

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Dirty, Dirty Hippies Were the Least Odious of Woodstock's Many Shameful Legacies

    This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, as if you needed us to remind you. Documentaries, feature films, tours and boxed CD sets have been rolling out all summer in order to wring still more cash from the corpses of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and - to a lesser extent - Country Joe McD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Aftermath: Judas Priest and Whitesnake at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Eric Sauseda​Rust never sleeps, and metal never ages. Not when it's being worked over by Judas Priest's hammer and tongs, anyway. Friday night at Verizon, the Birmingham blacksmiths smelted a sold-out, juiced-up, colors-sporting crowd - metal bands always have the best merch - with ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    On Weezer's Mystifying Red Album

    The world has turned and left them here, and it'll take more than a great video to redeem them

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2008

    Get Lit: A Freewheelin’ Time: A Memoir of Greenwich Village in the Sixties, by Suze Rotolo

    To Bob Dylan fans, she is The Girl on the Cover. The brunette with the wide eyes, long brown hair, and infectious smile forever immortalized on the arm her boyfriend on the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. It’s the record that really launched Dylan’s career and legend with self-penned trac ... More >>

  • Film

    November 29, 2007

    Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Diana Jones

    Diana Jones will be performing Thursday, May 17, at Mojo Risin' Coffee Shop, 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Home Entertainment

    March 1, 2007
  • 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

    November 10, 2005

    Carrie Newcomer

    Thursday, November 10, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

  • Home Entertainment

    October 20, 2005
  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Camp Death

    The site of Cindy Sheehan's war protest is crowded with opinions and ghosts

  • Culture

    March 27, 2003

    War on War Songs

    Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Battle Cries

    SXSW finds itself covered in thoughts of war

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Playbill

    Steve Young

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    A Mojito? Ya Betcha!

    The Latin fusion restaurant Bossa sports a Minnesota accent

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Behind the Music (City)

    Is she rock? Is she soul? Jonell Mosser keeps 'em guessing

  • Calendar

    December 18, 1997
  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Lilith Fair-ness

    Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl

  • Music

    January 25, 1996
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