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  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    At Houston Tattoo Shops, "Nothing Gets Done Unless Music Is Playing"

    Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Saturday Night: Eric Clapton at Toyota Center

    Eric Clapton, the Wallflowers Toyota Center March 16, 2013 As the house lights went up on the near-capacity crowd at the Toyota Center, there was an audible collective gasp. Thousands of concertgoers looked at each other with wide, stunned eyes. Could this be possible? Was it a cruel joke? Would i ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    The Sounds of H-Town

    Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    Looking Back At The Genuine Texas Handbook, 30 Years Later

    This past weekend I found a copy of Rosemary Kent's 1981 book The Genuine Texas Handbook at a thrift store off Highway 290. The 224-page golden treasury of Texicana hails from a time when 1980's Urban Cowboy and the oil boom was coloring the worldview of the Lone Star State, for better or worse. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Friday Night: The Beach Boys at The Woodlands

    The Beach Boys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 8, 2012 The Beach Boys taught a generation of American kids how to be teenagers. With songs about the perils of love, the magic of cars, school ties, faceless authority, and depression and isolation, they wrote the book on high-octane hormonal roc ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    The Beach Boys' Endless Summer

    Surviving bandmates reunite for a 50th-anniversary tour.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Single Jack White: 10 Women He Should Date Next

    GroovehouseThe Dead Weather's Allison Mosshart at House of Blues, May 2010​Today came word that Jack White and wife Karen Elson are splitting in grand style, with a celebratory party in their hometown of Nashville this evening. Together, the two struck a sultry pose, the brooding, multifaceted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    White Stripes Break Up After Exactly Two Houston Shows

    Ed. Note: Rumors are floating around about a third Stripes show here, before the Rudz date. If anyone can confirm this, please let us know. White Stripes at Rudyard's, Sept. 14, 2001​About an hour ago, Rocks Off got the news over Twitter that the White Stripes, easily the biggest indie-duo of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Last Night: Justin Townes Earle At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Justin Townes Earle Fitzgerald's December 2, 2010 It's been a tumultuous year for folk-rocker Justin Townes Earle. Lucky for him, we're fast approaching year's end. This fall the Nashville native and recently settled New Yorker released his third album Harlem River Blues ... More >>

  • Music

    August 12, 2010

    Country Cool

    A Gourd goes gospel

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett Praise Houston On NPR

    npr.org​Monday around lunchtime, local singer-songwriter and multiple 2010 HPMA nominee Lee Alexander emailed us that Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett were being interviewed together on NPR's World Cafe. Not only that, he added, both men were saying lots of nice things about Houston, where - in cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Happy Birthday to the Would-Be Bard of "Fannin Street," Tom Waits

    Rocks Off would like to wish happy birthday to that hero of barflies, beatniks and gravel-garglers everywhere, Tom Waits. Waits turns the big 6-0 today, and released Glitter and Doom, a live account of the Southern U.S. tour that brought him to Jones Hall in June of last year, a couple of days befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Huntsville

    Most Houstonians probably know Huntsville for the colossal Sam Houston statue, designed by Texas artist David Adickes, himself a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a Huntsville native. At 67 feet tall, "Big Sam" is dubbed The World's Tallest Statue of an American Hero. Or maybe they know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Noise Extra: "I've Found My Weakness in You" and Billy Joe Shaver on Houston

    In this week's installment of Noise, Rocks Off's bass-playing friend and neighbor Nick Gaitan talks about how our building inspired his song "I've Found My Weakness in You," and how his boss Billy Joe Shaver liked it so much he decided to record it. Part of our conversation veered into Shaver's expe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008
  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Drain You

    An often-exasperating boxed set offers the final word on Nirvana's legacy

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Ronny Elliott

    Hep (Blue Heart Records)

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Sloppy Joes

    For Austin's Weary Boys, energy and exuberance trump technique

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Angola Bound

    The Neville Brothers have toiled long and hard to win freedom from prisons of the body and mind.

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2001

    Parks's Big Score!

    Gordon Parks paved the way for modern African-American directors

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Bowing to Pop

    A Muslim by choice, Jawad couldn't deny the will of his music

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Folk Art

    More than 30 years after opening "Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie still packs 'em in

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Leary of Home

    The forgotten treasure found at King's X

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Houston Press Music Awards 2000

    Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    October 14, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Guinness Time

    Houston's Texas Guinness Lovers is an original cover band

  • Music

    May 6, 1999
  • Music

    March 25, 1999

    Sympathy for the Angel

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the scourge of great art

  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Reason to Roam

    At 67, Ramblin' Jack Elliott reclaims -- temporarily -- the urge to wander

  • Music

    October 2, 1997
  • Music

    February 27, 1997

    A Van for All Seasons

    Van Morrison's getting older, grouchier and, with his latest CD, better again

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
  • Music

    May 23, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
  • News

    April 28, 1994

    A Hard Case of the Blues

    Roy Ames and his Home Cooking records have spread the sound of Houston blues around the world. Some local musicians are wondering why he hasn't spread more of the wealth as well.

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