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John Fogerty

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    December 23, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Free Radicals, Thunderado, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, December 23 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding the release of DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, Sun pours his 20-plus-year ca ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

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    March 13, 2013

    SXSW's Class of 2008: Where Are They Now? (w/VIDEO)

    My first true SXSW with the Houston Press and Rocks Off was way back in March 2008, when I was given a wristband to explore/maraud Austin looking for trouble and new bands. This was a time when Justice and MSTRKRFT were what would be called EDM now, and Israel's Monotonix was flipping every wig in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Top 20 Things We Need to See at SXSW Next Week

    Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

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    August 30, 2012

    Mel Tillis: Coca-Cola Cowboy

    At 80, first-time author isn't done yet.

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    August 10, 2012

    The Great Taj Mahal, Still Whistlin' the Blues

    It's been a long time so it's hard to remember exactly, but some time in the winter of 1970-71, Taj Mahal played the Houston Music Hall. Between 1968 and 1971, he had put out five albums and become a staple of the hippie music scene. Yet with his soulful reinterpretations, permutations and homages ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    NRBQ's Al Anderson Now a World Famous Headliner

    Above: Al Anderson (l) and World Famous Headliners in the studio. There are people in Nashville, highly successful people, the average fan or casual music listener has little if any clue about. Chris Stapleton comes to mind. Mike Henderson is another. Everyone in Nashville knows and admires them, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Baron Wolman: A Bounty Of Iconic Rock Photography

    Photos by Baron WolmanIke & Tina Turner​Every Picture Tells a Story - Baron Wolman: The Rolling Stone Years Omnibus Press, 176 pp., $37.50 If you could point to one thing that makes today's music journalists most jealous, it would probably be the music journalists of the '60s and '70s. Back t ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Friday Night: Def Leppard & Heart At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Eclipse

    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

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    June 25, 2010

    We Like The Eagles: Rocks Off's Not-So-Secret Shame

    graphjam.com​The Eagles swoop into Toyota Center Sunday for what the omnipresent radio spots (if not the band itself) say could be their last tour, and Rocks Off has been thinking about them a lot lately. It started more than a month ago, when C3 announced the Eagles would headline/close this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Play Ball! Songs That Distract Us From The Astros' Impending Disappointment

    ‚ÄčThis week's He Said She Said is brought to you by the Houston Astros and the letter "D," which stands for disappointment. No other thing in He Said's life, other than a woman, has brought more sadness and dysfunction. But at least the Astros have never broken off an engagement with us or punched ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    March 5, 2009
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    February 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Son Volt at the Continental Club

    Photos by Jay Lee"Now and then it keeps you runnin', never seems to die..." The opening line to Son Volt's soothing elegy "Windfall," which closed out Tuesday's main set at the Continental Club - just like almost every other SV set since the band's 1995 debut Trace - goes a long way to explain ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    October 18, 2007
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    October 2, 2007
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    February 28, 2007

    Cowboy Up

    The rodeo opened yesterday, which we guess is proof that enough people survived the Barbecue Cookoff. You can pick up the Press this week for our take on the scene, but here's one thing that didn't make it in: Leroy Shafer's picks for the five best rodeo concerts he's seen. Shafer, a 34-year rod ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

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    April 6, 2006

    Number of the Beeyotch

    The Iron Maidens encourage you to bring your daughter to the slaughter

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Calendar

    November 11, 2004
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    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

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    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

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    May 17, 2001

    The Art of Getting Broken

    Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Fill 'Er Up

    Ten-gallon hats and ten-gallon gas tanks come to mind when BR5-49 plays

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Blues Brothers

    The Kinsey Report and its familial blues-funk

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    PatiencePays

    Decades down the line, Sherman Robertson has finally made an album he likes

  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    "Think" Not

    A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song

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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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    May 1, 1997
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    July 4, 1996

    Road Rules

    The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage

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