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King Crimson

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    October 8, 2014

    Randy Bachman Is Forever Takin' Care of Business

    In his career as a co-vocalist/guitarist/songwriter for not one but two pretty successful classic-rock bands, the Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Randy Bachman has sold tens of millions of records, sold out concerts and hit the top of the charts. But, according to his son, singer/songwrite ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece from about 200 miles east in Lafayette, La., are the kind of evangelists who have no fear about play ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    10 Musicians Who Have Retired and Stayed Retired

    Though it isn't marked by a specific holiday, today is the anniversary of the day that the Social Security Act was enacted, 78 years ago in 1935. That means babies born on the day the bill was signed into law are currently reaping the rewards of the system they paid into for years. For many, this is ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Bad Company's Paul Rodgers Is All Right Now

    It is an interesting bit of cultural exchange that many English teenagers of the early '60s were simply mad for American R&B and blues music -- even moreso than their similarly-aged former colonists. And in a pre-iTunes time, finding said vinyl imports from Across the Pond was not easy. The more in ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Bosnian Rainbows at Bronze Peacock Room, 5/30/2013

    Bosnian Rainbows House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) May 30, 2013 Ex-Mars Volta and At the Drive-In guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez has entered his weird '80s phase. What that means to his listeners will vary depending on who you ask. Perhaps the comparison means that he's transitioned from a "prog ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Gerhardt, Mastermind of Giant Battle Monster

    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? Giant Battle Monster, we're fairly cer ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Top 10 Educated Guesses for Free Press Summer Fest

    Tomorrow, we will know who will be playing the fifth annual Free Press Summer Fest June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. We know this because Monday, our rivals over at the Houston Chronicle revealed that they will have an exclusive announcement of the FPSF lineup sometime Thursday, thanks to what w ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    15 Notable Houston Concerts of 2012

    As we look back over 2012 this week, it is now time to revisit some of this year's memorable shows. It wasn't easy narrowing the list down to 15. Concerts are in chronological order. CHRIS GRAY DAY, The Continental Club So much local talent and so much love. Uh, if I'm maybe a little too biased on ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Last Night: Crimson ProjeKct at Warehouse Live

    Crimson ProjeKct Warehouse Live July 8, 2012 Let's get one thing straight from the very beginning: King Crimson, by any other name, is still King Crimson. This requires an understanding of the nature of the band, which fans have come to learn over the years. King Crimson is a living, breathing enti ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Always Evolving: 64 Years Of Brian Eno's Best Nonproduction Work

    Although he has more than 15 solo albums to his credit, Brian Eno's legacy in terms of popular music will always be defined by his work with others. Whether it was his time as a member of Roxy Music or his nearly 40-year production career, his best-known works have always come in the form of collabo ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Readers Poll: Who Is the Most Overrated Artist in Rock History?

    The concept of "overrated" and "underrated" has always confused me. There are groups that are critically lauded, yet got little commercial love, like The Band. And then there are groups that were almost universally reviled by critics, like Journey, who consistently managed to sell out shows, sell mi ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Travelin' Band: What Do The Features Listen To On The Road?

    So The Twilight Saga has exactly two things that keep the films from being absolute torture. The first is Ashley Greene in all her pixie-hotness, and the second is that there really are some excellent bands that end up on the soundtracks. Case in point, the Features were featured recently in Break ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    RIP Guitar Hero: 10 Songs The Game Gave New Life

    ​Thursday, Activision killed the musical video game Guitar Hero after six years of turning young ears into heshers, glammers, and classic-rock devotees. The debt that older bands like the Ramones, Poison, Black Sabbath and Rush owe to the game is immense. True, the kids (and drunk adults), wer ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday night, we couldn't help thinking about that while the Portland six-pie ... More >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Kanye West's New Toy: Twitter

    ​If there was any other pop-culture wonder in need of a worldwide soapbox to spout off from it was Kanye West. Yesterday sweet dreams became a beautiful nightmare when West got his own verified Twitter account, @kanyewest. Little wonder this comes right before the run-up of publicity for his n ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Edge Of Twilight: The Secret History Of Forgotten UK Proggers Gentle Giant

    ‚Äč Who Dat? Ah yes, the '70s, fertile ground for prog-rockers of mostly English descent like Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake and Palmer. But a cult has grown around the (many would say) even more complex and experimental Gentle Giant - a quintet that, among them, could pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Remembering 1969, Part 3: The Beginning of the End for the Beatles

    Note: see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. For most of 1969, the Beatles were pretty much comatose - after the disastrous Get Back sessions (which would later spawn the Phil Spector-produced Let It Be), they reconvened to the studio that spring to record the music for what would become their final reco ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Get Lit: Bill Bruford: The Autobiography by Bill Bruford

    As the "godfather of progressive rock drumming," Bill Bruford has done stints on the road and in the studio with many of the genre's biggest bands. He was a founding member of Yes, spent years with King Crimson, and also thumped skins for Genesis, Gong, and U.K. before forming his own groups and the ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    Get Lit: I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson

    If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Tonight: California Guitar Trio at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Created in 1991 after taking part in Robert Fripp's League of Crafty Guitarists, the trio formed by Paul Richards, Bert Lams and Hideyo Moriya forms a rare musical partnership that reaches across various genres without any form of prejudice. During the trio's live sets, they go through tunes as dive ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Sunday Sunday Sunday: Zechs Marquise at the Mink

    A natural talent for psychedelia must be as common as Y chromosomes in the Rodriguez-Lopez family DNA. That gene pool has produced a trio of rockers - Omar, Marcel and Marfred - that has proved its mastery of the genre in more than one incarnation. The most notable, of course, is Omar, co-mastermin ... More >>

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    May 8, 2008
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    October 11, 2007

    David Rice

    A songsmith picks up the pieces and returns to Houston in triumph

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    July 20, 2006
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    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

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    June 1, 2006
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    August 25, 2005

    Double Ax

    Eric Johnson and Adrian Belew fret for you at Club V

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    August 11, 2005

    Dirty Projectors

    The Getty Address

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    March 24, 2005

    The Mars Volta

    Frances the Mute

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    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Here's Mud in Your Ear

    Repeat after us: The Dirtbombs are not a garage rock band

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Lost in Space

    Meet the new radio, XM. It's big. It's bad. It's nationwide.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Playbill

    California Guitar Trio with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto

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    April 20, 2000
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    March 2, 2000

    Yakety Yak

    Sara Hickman makes her audience part of the show

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    February 17, 2000

    Prog's New Face

    Deadwood Forest isn't your father's progressive rock band

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    April 30, 1998
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    March 19, 1998

    Sparking Interest

    David Rice finally throws the switch on greenelectric

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    September 4, 1997
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    January 9, 1997

    The Good with the Badfinger

    A Houston producer pays loving tribute to an enduring -- if cursed -- band

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    December 12, 1996

    Decay Becomes Him

    Ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante sleepwalks through a rock and roll nightmare

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    January 20, 1994

    Fat Chance

    Call it integrity or call it stubbornness, but the Joint Chiefs won't slim down their bursting-at-the-seams jazz/grunge/funk act

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