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Kermit Ruffins

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: Violeta Alvarez

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Mixed Emotions: When CD Compilations Create "Feelings"

    I recently received an e-mail from my nephew, Orlando, inviting me to join something called the "Mix of the Month" club. The correspondence detailed how 12 members of this group would each have an assigned month to create a mix CD to send to the others. Original, creative cover art was encouraged. I ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Here to Stay

    The Rebirth Brass Band continues to evolve by "growing the music."

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    The Napkin Files: Deep Thoughts From Shallow Waters

    Charles Simms/fineartamerica.comJoe's Cozy Corner in New Orleans​Lonesome Onry and Mean spends quite a bit of night time in bars and music venues writing random thoughts on bar napkins. Lots and lots of bar napkins. Usually LOM is laboring under the delusion that he's having a brilliant idea, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Kermit Ruffins, New Orleans' Beaming Musical Ambassador

    ​Many people say that going to New Orleans feels like being in another time. In fact, the city's current slogan for its tourism TV spots, which Rocks Off caught just this morning, is "you're different here." Listening to Kermit Ruffins, who plays House of Blues Friday night, has that effect t ... More >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Telling New Orleans

    The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Midwinter Graces

    The sounds of Christmas 2009 from Bob Dylan, Sting, Tori Amos, Rob Halford and more.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews at Fado

    Trombone Shorty and Glen David Andrews are two of the multitude of grandchildren of New Orleans R&B legend Jesse "Ooh Poo Pa Doo" Hill, and they performed back to back at Fado, an Irish pub a little west of Congress. Trombone Shorty's set was packed, and his sprawling funk jams gave him ample space ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2007

    Rough Justice

    Randall Jamail rides again

  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Stealing the Show

    New Orleans musicians blew into Houston on Katrina's winds and everything was magic for a while

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Farewell to the Twenty Nickel

    Looking back on the '05 and dreaming in the '06

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Tremé, Texas

    The soul of New Orleans lives on in Houston, especially at Sammy's on Main

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Welcome, Neighbors

    Houston's music community responds to an unprecedented influx of talent

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Music

    July 15, 2004
  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    The Rebirth Brass Band

    Saturday, December 1

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Brass Tacks

    Who killed "When the Saints..."? The Dirty Dozen, and don't you forget it.

  • Music

    June 13, 1996
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    January 26, 1995
  • Music

    September 15, 1994

    Big Band, Big Press Kit

    Ladies and gentlemen, the Rolling Stones! (Yawn...)

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