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Johnette Napolitano

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Upcoming: Slick Rick, Chaka Khan, Bun B, Morrissey, Twin Forks, Schoolboy Q, etc.

    The 25th Anniversary Tour of Slick Rick: Fri., April 11, 8 p.m., $23. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Albert Hammond Jr.: Tue., March 18, 7 p.m., $16. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Alsena: Tue., March 11, 7 p.m., $14. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanue ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Fitz Tales: Great Moments From Club's "Grand Re-Opening"

    All this week and into next, Fitzgerald's is celebrating its "Grand Re-Opening," marking the third anniversary of the venerable Heights venue's much-discussed acquisition by the powers behind Free Press Summer Fest. We asked a few Fitz staff members to share a few of their favorite stories from thes ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Top 5 Old Musicians Actually Using Twitter

    Like youth itself, Twitter is wasted on the young. But not everyone over 35 has completely tuned it out -- after a recent upgrade to a smartphone, even I'm using it now after years of Twitterphobia. (Hit me up at @ThePhantomTX.) Since I've been on, I've learned that most musicians have handed off t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Jonestown: Soundtrack for a Mass Suicide

    ​Today marks the day in 1978 that cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan had come to the compound to investigate reports of abuse, and even though Ryan stated he planned to report positively on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Concrete Blonde At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Abrahan Garza​Concrete Blonde, Girl In a Coma Fitzgerald's October 30, 2011 Aftermath was as bummed as anyone when Concrete Blonde, after a few fits and starts, apparently called it quits back in 2006. We also kicked ourselves repeatedly when we were unable to make any of the dates ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Boots Electric At Fitzgerald's

    Photo By Craig Hlavaty ​Nearly three years ago we wrote a breathless, hungover review of the Eagles Of Death Metal's last show at the Meridian. It was late November and the show had already been postponed due to Hurricane Ike and we had a gaggle of friends and girls with us who also saw EODM a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano (Part 2) On Social Media & Peter Criss

    ​Today Rocks Off continues our discussion with Concrete Blonde's bassist/lead vocalist Johnette Napolitano. Part One of our interview can be found here. The band will perform at Fitzgerald's this Sunday, October 30, with Girl In a Coma. RO: In talking about cultural differences between Amer ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    October 27, 2011

    Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano On Halloween & The Pressures Of Bloodletting

    Photos by Amber Boggs​Concrete Blonde emerged from the crucible of 1980s post-punk L.A., fueled by Jim Mankey's signature guitar riffs and the introspective lyrics and distinctive wail of singer/bassist Johnette Napolitano. Their early history is well known, down to the oft-repeated story of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Idol Beat: Still In Hollywood

    ​While I was avoiding er, preparing this entry, I found myself watching a bunch of punk rock videos as sort of a palate cleanser. It got me wondering if Idol could ever do a punk/alt-rock show. Would the show attract a new demographic if they trotted out the elder statesmen and women of hardc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Haunted Austin

    Photo by Brittanie Shey​The state capitol holds many secrets gleaned throughout its long history as a center for settlement, trade and politics. Here are a few of our favorite spooky places in Austin. The Driskill Hotel Often cited as one of the most haunted buildings in Texas, The Driskill ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    Local Rotation: The Dollyrockers' Hellbound Hoedown

    The Dollyrockers Hellbound Hoedown www.myspace.com/dollyrockershouston Funny. The last thing Rocks Off wrote before this review was something about how little he cared about American Idol starting up again. Albums like this are precisely why. A confluence of '60s Link Wray biker rumble, '70s Deep P ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008
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    November 1, 2007

    Johnette Napolitano

    The singer's post-Blonde ambition

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    June 29, 2006
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    August 14, 1997
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