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Jon Langford

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Covering Townes Van Zandt Can Be a Tricky Proposition

    Not all that long ago, Rocks Off saw some comment on a Facebook thread where a guy claiming to be a poet said he didn't think Townes van Zandt was the great poet/lyricist so many seem to think. His complaint: he felt like in every Townes song there was some flaw, some line that shouldn't have been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: J. Cole, Avenged Sevenfold, John Fogerty, etc.

    J. Cole Reliant Arena, October 18 Perhaps it's the diversity of J. Cole's parental influences -- his mom raised him on folk and classic rock, while his dad added Tupac and Outkast -- that makes his style so diverse and insightful. Or perhaps it's the higher learning that Cole acquired while on full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Punk Pioneer Jon Langford Paints In Country Colors

    The phrase "renaissance man" is so overused that coin has lost most of its value. But Jon Langford -- artist, musician, playwright, radio disc jockey, songwriter, death-penalty opponent, punk rock pioneer, and philanthropist who rolls into the Continental Club Saturday with his ragtag ensemble of mi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    The Prince of Skull Orchard

    Artistic polymath Jon Langford is still a Leeds art-school punk at heart.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean: Two Chicago Cats Remember A "Diamond Ring" And "Spanish Harlem"

    Los Angeles-based Cary Baker's Conqueroo is one of the go-to publicity firms for folks in the roots-music game. Baker grew up in Chicago and has been instrumental in keeping the memory of a number of old-time Chicago bluesmen like Arvella Gray's memory and music alive. His earliest song memory: "My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    SXSW Stream: Notes From The Field

    Photos by Chris GrayGuaranteed, at least one person will completely ignore this sign this week.So far the SXSW rumor mill has spun out tales of private or surprise performances by Kanye West, the Roots, Jane's Addiction and Bob Dylan. Further details, if there are any, to follow.Estimated badge pick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra Coming to Volcano

    Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra with John Cale (third from left) As usually happens just after New Year's, bands and venues are scrambling to line up Houston gigs during South By Southwest. Under the Volcano (2349 Bissonnet) owner Pete Mitchell has scored an early coup, lining up Chicago powerhouse the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Down-Home Delights

    Ten of the best from Nashville and elsewhere

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Ratt Steaks

    Austin's Meat Purveyors beef up their songbook with unlikely grade-A covers

  • Music

    March 9, 2000

    Playbill

    The cult status of the Mekons

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