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John Wesley Harding

  • Music

    September 5, 2013

    LGBT Bar Opening

    Neon Boots, Texas's biggest LGBT country bar, is open for business.

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    New "Bootleg Series" Edition Revisits Reviled Period for Bob Dylan

    Bob Dylan Another Self Portrait (1969-1971) The Bootleg Series, Vol. 10 Columbia/Legacy "What is this shit?" It is the most famous review opening line in all of rock journalism. And it was penned by Rolling Stone's Greil Marcus in 1970 in an attempt to explain the unexplainable Bob Dylan Self Port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Latest Springsteen Book Digs Deep Into Songs

    E Street Shuffle: The Glory Days of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band By Clinton Heylin Viking, 352 pp., $27.95. Capping a trilogy of recent, impressive Springsteen bios that also includes Marc Dolan's Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock and Roll and Peter Ames Carlin's semi-authorized Br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    With a Rebel Yell: 10 Rockers Gone Country

    Photo by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Theater in 2010.​When Staind singer Aaron Lewis rolls into Verizon Wireless Theater tomorrow night, odds are he'll leave his mudshuvel back at the hotel. As modern rock radio turns to the next generation of angst, the former Fred Durs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Novelists

    Ted Barron/New West RecordsSteve Earle: What's up, Doc?​Despite what our paychecks and sometimes even our diplomas say, the perception persists that music journalists are not "real" journalists. Similarly, no matter how literate their lyrics, some folks think musicians could not possibly put p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Five Direct Beatles Connections to Texas

    Four postcards included in the limited edition of The Beatles: Rock Band​ Looks like Beatlemania 2.0 is in full swing. Rocks Off may have mentioned how excited we are to play The Beatles: Rock Band at Coffee Groundz tonight, with prizes, drink specials and much laughter as we try to gnash our way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Get Lit: Million Dollar Bash: Bob Dylan, The Band, and the Basement Tapes by Sid Griffin

    They are perhaps rock's most mythical treasure trove of performances, more than 100 songs recorded on low-quality tape rolling on a 2-track recorder by six musician friends mostly fucking around in 1967. But the legend and impact of the so-called "Basement Tapes" (actually recorded in three di ... More >>

  • Music

    August 21, 2008
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    May 12, 2008

    The Wayback Machine

    (Rooting through yellowing copies of the Press, I found the following listings from ten and 15 years ago) 15 years ago in Houston music: The Boredoms and Brutal Truth opened for Pain Teens at Emo’s…Then-Press music editor Brad Tyer highly recommended readers to go see Jason Nodler’s play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Get Lit: The Act You’ve Known for All These Years: A Year in the Life of Sgt. Pepper and Friends, by Clinton Heylin

    As every issue of Rolling Stone and Baby Boomer music journo has been reminding us ad nauseam, 1967 was the “Summer of Love,” and it was 40 years ago today that “Rock” was born and validated as legitimate culture. Of course, it’s hard to deny the power of a year that saw the release of S ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Brady Brock

    Thursday, December 27

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Grand Pops

    Bob Dylan and Paul Simon tour together

  • Music

    May 14, 1998
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    July 17, 1997
  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    In Their Own Time

    How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

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