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John Anderson

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The First Half

    In further efforts to reassure us that it is still relevant, Rolling Stone magazine recently started a country clickbait section called most cleverly (drum roll, maestro) RS Country. I know, the heart pitter-patters in anticipation. A brief perusal of the site finds basically the same crap, errr... ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: John Egan, Icona Pop, Colt Ford, Fat Tony, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, August 19/House of Blues, August 22 Earlier this year, John Egan competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where the Houston kinda-acoustic bluesman advanced to the semifinal round of 28 -- so by that reckoning, Egan is one of the Top 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    Louisiana Gets a Golden Nugget, So Texas Gets a Casino Concert Roundup

    Soon it will be be easier to drop those dolla-dolla bills at yet another Louisiana casino. This time it comes to us courtesy of a Texas native, the white tiger-loving Landry's captain, Tilman Fertitta. Earlier this month, Fertitta announced that he has brokered a deal to acquire the property of La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Last Night: Gary Allan at Reliant Stadium

    Gary Allan Reliant Stadium February 26, 2013 Gary Allan is a complicated man. If no one understands him but his woman, it doesn't matter because she's already 30,000 feet above him, on an airplane bound somewhere far away from his ass. That's the premise of "Watching Airplanes," the 2007 hit that ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Upcoming: Grizzly Bear, Bad Religion, NKOTB, R. Kelly, Dillon Francis, Gaslight Anthem, etc.

    Adnan Sami: Sat., March 23, 8 p.m., $35.00-$250.00. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Alejandro Escovedo & the Sensitive Boys: Sat., Feb. 9, 9:30 p.m., $18. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bad Religion: With Against Me!, Polar Bear Club., Wed., March 13, 7 p.m., $25-$35. House of Blue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 15, 2012
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    February 22, 2012

    5 Treehugging Tunes By Conservative Country Artists

    ​Today is the Girl Scouts of America's annual World Thinking Day, which they celebrate each year by dedicating 24 hours of contemplation on the world and the people in it. Now, Rocks Off isn't a Girl Scout, but we keep a close eye on them because we've proven in the past they are in fact our o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    What Happened: 20 Lyrical Shots Of Tequila

    "Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down" - actor Lee Marvin (R.I.P.) ​How out of it is Rocks Off after Wednesday night's sublime Arcade Fire show? Even though we've known about it for weeks, it took us until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010
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    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James: The Decision -- You Suck, ESPN

    LeBron is Cleveland's new "Cuyahoga River on fire"​"It's been a real humbling experience to be in this position." -- LeBron James on his self-requested, one hour made-for-LeBron TV special on ESPNIf you lived in Houston at the time, you remember September 13, 2008. That was the morning after Hurr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Blake Shelton - Could It Be? Country? - At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​It's possible that Blake Shelton, aside from Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, is the most traditional country act RodeoHouston will have this year. That's either a step in the right direction or a happy accident on the part of the organizer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers, Part 2

    He Said Grandpa Songs He Said was lucky to have spent twenty-five years on Earth with his Grandpa Hlavaty, who passed away in the summer of 2008 of a brain hemorrhage. The man was arguably one of the biggest musical influences in He Said's life. The intrepid and stealthy Grandpa Gonzalez is kicking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Need Some Advice? Ask The Essential John Anderson

    Dear The Essential John Anderson,​Should you ask a girl out if she likes you but you are not sure if you like her? This chick is hot I guess, but her husband just died and she seemed to be kind of a prude for an older broad. I met her at the old folks' home that I work at, the day I smothered...I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Alice Cooper, BT, Drive-By Truckers, Neko Case, Skinny Puppy, Wanda Jackson, etc.

    ​Alice Cooper: Sun., Oct. 11. Verizon Wireless Theater. Bamboo: Fri., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Nov. 28. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. BT: Fri., Sept. 4. Rich's Houston. Colin Hay: Sat., Oct. 17. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Dave Seaman: Fri., Nov. 27. Rich's Houston. Drive-By Truck ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 1, 2008
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    September 27, 2007
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    April 2, 2007

    Hot Shot

    Texas songwriting legend and all-around honky tonk hero Billy Joe Shaver was involved in a shooting Saturday night outside Papa Joe's Saloon in Lorena, Texas. Shaver's attorney Joseph Turner confirmed the reports today. The victim is alive and alert and talking to police. Shaver is being questioned ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Lott of Trouble

    Appellate delays kept the client out of jail -- but not his lawyer

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    GOP Jitters

    While a party chair guards his rear, Vision America makes judges nervous

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Billy Joe's Blues

    Billy Joe Shaver has known great blessings and great curses

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Rob Todd Unredacted

    Desperately seeking Susan

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Lonesome Donkey

    Refusing to switch, Andell fights for his bench

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Judges

    14th Court of Appeals Chief Justice Paul Murphy and Justice John Anderson

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Subpoena Envy

    A legislative panel summons local GOP leaders to a show-and-tell

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Suck-Up Time

    Court on a hot tin roof

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    GOP Inc.

    How "Scary" Gary Polland turned his party apparatus into a political slot machine

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Ross Tossed

    Perot inspired his legions to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. He just never thought he'd get the boot, too

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Trash Talk

    Condo groups want the mayor to pay up on a campaign promise

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Channel 13 Exclusive

    Sylvester Turner, Wayne Dolcefino and the story that changed everything

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    Walter Mitty in Robes?

    Murphy's law reigns

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    October 23, 1997
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    August 7, 1997
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    April 3, 1997
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    February 13, 1997

    The Reason of Rimes

    LeAnn Rimes has taken country music by storm. She's only 14. And that's the rub.

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