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Joni Mitchell

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Five Reasons Ted Cruz Should Stay Canadian

    Last year, it was revealed that Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, actually holds Canadian citizenship. Cruz subsequently made headlines -- it was a slow news cycle by all accounts -- last August, by vowing to renounce his Canadian citizenship. After all, the theory goes you can't run for presi ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 19, 2013
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    August 12, 2013

    America at Stafford Centre, 8/10/2013

    America Stafford Centre August 10, 2013 'Murica. Something about the '70s folk-rock band America reminds me of the happier parts of my childhood. I remember sitting on the green shag carpet in our house, listening quietly to my dad pluck away at the notes to "A Horse With No Name," and feeling a c ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Saturday's Best Acts, 6/1/2013

    Alabama Shakes I went into this expecting to enjoy the set by Alabama Shakes, but I didn't realize how it was going to set the tone for the rest of my day. I arrived under the overbearing sun, and struggled to catch glimpses of Japandroids. Festival frustrations threatened to make a bad scene. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jack Saunders, Dealer of Grit & Jangle

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jack Saunders is one of Houston's most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Charles Mingus: A Beginner's Guide to the Late Jazz Great

    True story: once, we were entertaining some people at home and my rat terrier, Mingus, got loose and began mingling with the guests. Because he's an insufferable attention-seeker and since people are nice and tend not to be threatened by terriers, a woman petted him and asked what his name was. I t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Shemekia Copeland: Never Count Out the Blues

    She's never lived here, but Shemekia Copeland is Houston blues royalty all the same. Her late father Johnny Clyde Copeland was one of the guitar princes of the Third Ward scene from the '50s to the mid-'70s, lighting up clubs like Shady's Playhouse alongside Albert Collins, Joe "Guitar" Hughes, John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    No Fences: Garth Brooks & the Fuzzy Math of 10 Mega-Concerts

    Fifteen years ago this week, the greatest country music artist of all time, Garth Brooks, made history by playing a free concert to a massive crowd in New York's Central Park. Now, not just anybody gets to play Central Park, but Brooks had the megawatt stroke in the entertainment biz back then to ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Upcoming: Glen Campbell, Toadies, Norah Jones, Crystal Method, Etc.

    13 Black Coffins, Ese, Zipperneck, The Failed Attempt: Fri., June 1, 7 p.m., $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. 23 Shades, The Solidier Thread: Fri., June 1, 8 p.m., $10/$12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Aesop Rock: Fri., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $18/$22. Fitz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    RIP Levon Helm: The Band Drummer And Americana Icon Dies At 71

    Levon Helm doing what he loved in Woodstock, N.Y., in 2004Levon Helm, the Arkansas-born icon of Americana music, passed away Thursday afternoon after a long battle with throat cancer, his family said on Helm's Web site. "He has loved nothing more than to play, to fill up the room with music, lay do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Soul City: The Amazing Jazz Crusaders

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. "Hey, let's get back to that down-and-dirty old-school chicken-shack sound" mosaicrecords.com​While Houston ... More >>

  • Film

    July 15, 2010

    The New Normal

    Lesbian family values in The Kids Are All Right.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Nazareth

    Who Dat? Formed at the end of 1968 out of the ashes of a group called the Shadettes, Nazareth - taking its name from the first line of the Band's "The Weight" - included Dan McCafferty (vocals), Manny Charlton (guitar), Pete Agnew (bass) and Darrell Sweet (drums). As the group was from provincial D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Idol Beat: Hollywood Week, Part 1

    [Note: Because a lot of people are apparently into American Idol, Rocks Off asked contributor Ray Cummings to keep track of this season for us. This is his first report.] "Hollywood Week" marks the point in American Idol's grist-mill rigamorole calendar where the kid gloves come off, when being ... More >>

  • Music

    March 27, 2008
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    March 20, 2008

    Shawn Phillips Is Stranger Than Fiction

    Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    porterdavis

    Q&A with Daniel Barrett

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Not Like Monk

    Chris Botti on selling -- and not selling -- jazz

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Karachi Rock

    Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Quiet Riot Grrl

    Thea Gilmore plots a folk-rock revolution on the cheap with great songs and $60 videos

  • Film

    November 6, 2003

    Big Wet Kiss

    Richard Curtis is in Love with love, so what's new?

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Thea Gilmore

    Avalanche (Compass Records)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Toni Sicola

    In the Sun (White Cat Productions)

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    Reverse Fairy Tale

    From Beverly Hills to Omaha with Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis

  • Film

    December 13, 2001

    Eyes Half Open

    Cameron Crowe takes Jerry Maguire on a dizzy trip through dreamland

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Naked Truth

    Lucinda lays bare her Essence

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Betty Buckley

    Mrs. Jefferson shares some memories

  • Film

    September 14, 2000

    People Try to Put Us Down...

    Almost Famous talks about its g-g-generation -- of misguided rock and roll fans

  • Music

    August 24, 2000

    Stuck Mojo

    Declaration of a Headhunter

  • Music

    February 3, 2000

    Playbill

    Experimental Folk: Shawn Phillips, Tom Jones

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Righteous Babe

    Ani DiFranco, poetess, goddess, funky folker, comes to town

  • Culture

    June 17, 1999

    The World Made Visible

    Amy Blakemore pays attention. It's high time she got some.

  • Music

    June 10, 1999

    Jazz Alchemists

    Acoustic Alchemy was soft jazz before soft jazz was soft?

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
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    November 12, 1998
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    July 16, 1998
  • Calendar

    March 12, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    September 25, 1997
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    June 19, 1997
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    October 10, 1996

    Mining the Mainstream

    Stir is out to whip Hootieat their own game

  • Music

    April 4, 1996
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    June 29, 1995
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    February 2, 1995
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    September 15, 1994

    Pure Heart, Pure Voice

    Iris DeMent keeps it simple

  • Culture

    May 12, 1994

    Nut Case

    Sanity goes on trial in Nuts at Actors Theatre

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