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Joe Strummer

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    May 7, 2014

    New Doc Explores the Clash's Dismal End Times

    The Rise and Fall of the Clash Directed by Danny Garcia Shout! Factory, 90 mins., $13.98 In the interest of truth in titling, the "Rise" in this DVD could have been eliminated, as this rock doc details the ramshackle demise of "the only band that mattered." And to that end, makes for a more interes ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    The Five Best "Band's Breaking Up" Singles

    Folks, I've said it before, but I have an undying love for the musical partnership of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, regardless of whether they're calling themselves At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, De Facto, or the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group. As long as they were together, they made ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Don Letts on the Legacy of the Clash and the Girl Joe Strummer Stole Away

    Check out part 1 of our interview with Don Letts by clicking here. Film and video director Don Letts has a lengthy and varied resume, but is most associated with The Clash. The new all-compassing band box set, Sound System (Sony) includes a DVD of Letts' concert, promo, and atmospheric videos he sh ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    "Like Four Sticks of Dynamite" - Clash Compadre Don Letts on Band's Videos

    Even among music listeners used to lavish box sets, The Clash - Sound System (Sony) is something to behold. The 11 CDs include every studio album the group released (save for, oddly, last gasp Cut the Crap), along with dozens of rarities, live cuts, B-sides, and remixes. A remastered DVD offers ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Return to Glory: Rick Rubin's 5 Best Comeback Productions

    Recently, Black Sabbath confirmed that record magnate and production auteur Rick Rubin would be twiddling the knobs on their new record, set to be released next year. It will be their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978, and a lot of their reputation is riding on this. Not that it will ma ... More >>

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    August 21, 2012

    The Best Post-Clash Joe Strummer Songs

    Today would have been Joe Strummer's 60th birthday, but he passed away in December 2002 of a heart attack, days before Christmas. He left behind a wife and three daughters, plus thousands of years of music and memories. The loss was like a punch to the gut, made even more bitter because he and f ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2012

    Julie Delpy Rocks New York

    Always more than an ingenue, she's taking on everything that's wrong with movies - and she's bringing Chris Rock.

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    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 >>

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    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 >>

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    October 19, 2011

    30 Seconds With Astronautalis

    Rocks Off hitched a ride on a space whale in order to hook up with Andy Bothwell, also known as Astronautalis to see what we could learn about our biggest hope for rap in 30 seconds. paperocean​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Astronautalis: "Love in an Elevator" by Aerosmith. ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    R.I.P Joey Ramone: Top 10 Ramones Songs...

    Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via Wikipedia​It was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Ten Years After: Our Favorite 2001 Albums

    ​This hlist is kind of funny now, seeing that the dearly departed White Stripes are smack-dab in the middle with White Blood Cells. We swear this final hlist was made Tuesday afternoon, before Wednesday's breakup announcement. Funny how the band has actually been on the tips of our lips for a ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    The 31 Best Music Documentaries Of All Time

    ​Hands down, above all of these following music documentaries, Craig's Hlist's two favorite of all-time are The Decline of Western Civilization Part 2: The Metal Years, and The Beatles Anthology. We can watch both on repeat for days and not complain. That will probably all change once we see ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Last Night: Agent Orange At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by David Ensminger​Agent Orange Fitzgerald's January 9, 2010 In the 1987 21 Jump Street episode "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses," fresh-faced Johnny Depp goes undercover as a punk to root out vicious gangland teenage thugs lurking in the inner city. He ends up at a rowdy punk concert r ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    Friday Night: Batusis At Mango's

    Photos by David EnsmingerCheetah Chrome​Batusis feat. Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome Mango's December 10, 2010 "Everything was as it always had been ... the years were a mirage and there had been no years," E.B. White once wrote, describing the collapse of time. This is what Batusis effor ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Bankrobbers: The Clash Family Tree

    ​Rocks Off cried the night he heard Joe Strummer died. It was December 2002, and we sat on our family couch and let it all out. That fabled Clash reunion that seemed just months away would never happen. Strummer died of a heart attack at 50, just three days before Christmas, leaving behind a w ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    The Top 10 Rock-Musician Film Scores

    ​David Fincher's Facebook creation tale The Social Network has been the No. 1 film in America the past two weekends, and no doubt it will continue that streak this weekend, barring an assault by Jackass 3-D which comes out today. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone is already hailing Network as a ... More >>

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    October 8, 2010

    Last Night: Gaslight Anthem At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Gaslight Anthem Warehouse Live October 7, 2010 Quite a great deal of press - too much, really - has been given to the similarities between New Jersey's Gaslight Anthem and that other guy from the Garden State - Jon Bon J... er, Bruce Springsteen. Both Springsteen and GA ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Caucasian Sheriff's Deputies Group Gets Its Payroll Deduction

    Caucasian Law Enforcement Association: Joe Strummer knew how you feel​Buried beneath the onslaught of Commissioners Court activity yesterday was a vote that gives legitimacy to a group calling itself the Caucasian Law Enforcement Assocation.Without discussion, commissioners approved a request that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Mods Vs. Rockers: Five Mock Battles

    ​Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Messed-Up Mouths

    ​Rocks Off went to the dentist this morning for the first time in... well, a long time. The importance of taking care of your choppers is thus fresh in our minds - especially since we have to go back tomorrow, this time to a "specialist." So... yeah. This would probably be a good time to mention t ... More >>

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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 >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Love and Theft

    The decade with no name left behind plenty of memorable music.

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    December 18, 2009

    The Man Comes Around: Top Ten Big-Deal Musical Deaths of the Decade

    ​This past decade saw the passing of an innumerable amount of musical icons and pioneering giants. Not only did we lose the second coolest Beatle, but we lost two of the best dancers and performers the world will ever see. Punk rock and metal saw some of their best and brightest lights get snuffed ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Listology: The American Heist Soundtracks Their Funerals

    ​ ​Of all the bands to emerge out of the Houston music puppy mill this year, none has been as steadfastly working class and punk rock as the American Heist. Rocks Off first spied the band opening up for Florida's Fake Problems in May. At the time they were still called Born Anchor, but a Seattle ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Fiskadoro Chooses Artists They'd Bring Back to Life

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here; just email chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if you want ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ​Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Upstairs, Downstairs: The Most Unoriginal SIN

    Every so often, when Rocks Off is lucky enough to spend an evening at home, he'll dig up a pen and paper and start scratching away. So it was Monday night...Joshua Black WilkinsHere Comes Trouble: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers​The longer you're in this business, the more you learn to appreciate the ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Not Too Late for Half Price Live Nation Tickets

    Rocks Off meant to post this as part of "Bayou Beat" Tuesday, but we got so excited about seeing Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten - which is excellent, especially if you like campfires - that, well, we forgot. Luckily, this week's Live Nation "All In" ticket deal requires minimal explanation: b ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Movie Night at the Mink, Scout Bar Beaumont Shut Down, Yeah Yeah Yeahs at ACL? and More

    Seems the Mink has found an old movie projector and is planning to put it to good use this evening. After a couple of Charlie Chaplin shorts, the bar will screen the superb 2007 documentary Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, and even provide free popcorn. "A makeout row can be provided on reque ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    January 29, 2009

    Totally Fucked Up

    Perhaps the best-named band of all time

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    January 8, 2009
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    November 27, 2008

    Turkey Trot

    Artists choose the songs that rocked their 2008 worlds

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    November 3, 2008

    Get Lit: The Clash by the Clash

    Isn’t a lavish, coffee table hardcover book on “The Only Band That Mattered” something of a sell-out, a blatant attempt at a cold cash grab reaching out to middle-aged men whose Mohawks have turned grey or mall kids who think the Ramones are too soft? Apparently so, according to co-autho ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    September 4, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    March 15, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

    Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on

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    October 25, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Somebody Help Bob Goulet

    I wish that when cool celebrities were sick or needed transplants, we the public could nominate banal and vapid celebrities as donors. Like when Joe Strummer died, couldn’t we have traded him for Scott Stapp? I would’ve gladly traded Chad Kroeger for 40 more fabulous years of Dimebag Darrell pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2007

    Get Lit: Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer, by Chris Salewicz

    For all the anti-establishment rabble-rousing of his music and endless booze-and-spliff-permeated pub musings, Joe Strummer was stoked the Clash was being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was furiously working toward reuniting the classic lineup for the 2003 ceremony, if only to rip ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

    Coming to Numbers

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Unknown Legend

    Roots renegade Joe Ely never achieved pop stardom, but that's all right by him...sorta

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

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    April 29, 2004

    The Low Budgets

    Wednesday, May 5

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    November 6, 2003

    U.K. Subs

    Thursday, November 6

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    January 9, 2003

    He Ain't Ever Coming Back

    Joe Strummer, a titan of the Clash

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    July 11, 2002

    Butthole Surfers

    Saturday, July 13

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