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Led Zeppelin

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    October 30, 2013

    1973: The Year the Modern Rock Star Was Born

    What You Want is in the Limo By Michael Walker Spiegel and Grau, 256 pp., $26 While many rock histories posit the theory that the '60s "died" with the tragedy of the Altamont Festival in 1969, this gloriousy sleazy but ultimately enlightening tome suggests that the '70s didn't really begin until 19 ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Songs I Didn't Want to Hear at a Casino While Losing Money

    Recently, I spent more than a little time at the Harrah's casino smack in the middle of downtown New Orleans, which was unfortunately the only place besides my hotel room floor where I could get some sort level of sanity away from football. If you have ever been to a casino, you know it is built l ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    10 More Things I'll Be Doing at ACL Festival This Weekend

    That's right folks, it's ACL Music Festival time again in Texas, and Rocks Off will be flying to Austin on the private Rocks Off jet this weekend to cover the fest from Friday until the last notes of "Give It Away" at the end of the Red Hot Chili Peppers set on Sunday night. That's my way of telli ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    KACC: "Gulf Coast Rocker" Is Houston's Last Great FM Hope

    Like a wound that never truly heals, the sorry state of commercial rock radio around here continues to be a sore point for many Houstonians. Not a day goes by that several people search for 103.7 FM on the Houston Press Web site -- almost two months after the station changed formats from Adult Alter ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    Last Night: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at Toyota Center

    Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Toyota Center August 9, 2012 I really wish that Rod Stewart is recording the past few years of tours he's had under his belt, because he's in essence setting the bar for how to grow old in rock and roll without looking like a granny doofus or a stuttering clown. At 67 year ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Explosions In the Sky: No Vocals Necessary

    Known for elaborate guitar work, referred to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," Explosions In the Sky put on emotional shows. Remaining completely devoid of vocals, three guitars and one drummer (a bass guitar is thrown in at times) Explosions combine to create a sound that seems to carry the crowd on ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Low Down: Do Bands Need Bass Players Any More?

    Growing up in the '80s, there was a concern on the part of drummers that they would be replaced by drum machines. No one thought that every drummer in every band would be swapped out with a box, but spots in all sorts of projects normally reserved for a guy with sticks were being handed over to prog ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    John Paul Jones' Six Coolest Led Zeppelin Bass Lines on His 66th Birthday

    Growing up listening to rock music and being a bass players wasn't always a super exciting proposition. Most of the great bassists of all time are jazz musicians. Being a rock bass player means holding down the low end and keeping the groove intact. While this can still be challenging -- I've seen s ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Bulls on Parade: Ten Songs for Ten Texans Players and One for the Team

    ​This past weekend, not only did the Texans roll to yet another improbable win over the Atlanta Falcons, they seemed to find a battle cry in the song "Bulls on Parade" by Rage Against the Machine. The song was played over and over inside Reliant Stadium and seemed to fire up linebacker Connor ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    Roadtrippin': The Eight Track Museum In Dallas

    Last week while this member Rocks Off was in Dallas for the 48th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination and our annual trek to Dealey Plaza, we stopped in to the Eight Track Museum in the Deep Ellum district of the city. The opening rumblings of the small museum, located in the back of store fro ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    5 Bands Your Musician Friends Love...But You Don't

    austinpost.comYep. Robert Plant "copped everything" from this guy.​In a 2005 interview with Esquire, Johnny Depp discusses the unwavering authenticity of Hunter S. Thompson, and likens his late friend to another great, often-troubled mind, saying: "...like Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elev ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    Friday Night: Def Leppard & Heart At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Def Leppard, Heart Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 23, 2011 Like so many of their 80s hard rock brethren, Def Leppard has always straddled the line between serious musical territory and the self-parody that threatens all bands associated with that era. On one ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Bad Company Steps Out Of Led Zeppelin's Shadow

    ​Bad Company Live at Wembley Eagle Vision, 110 mins., $14.98. Though they were originally billed as Led Zeppelin's "little brother band," sharing both a label and manager, Bad Company forged their own mark with a string of powerful records in the '70s and a bunch of hits that have become FM-r ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Five Essential Boogie-Rock Albums

    ​Boogie-rock has probably been derided by critics more times than people have torched a doob while listening to BTO. Intellectual types tend to write it off as guys with feathered bangs, mustaches and shirts open to their navel playing songs about cars, girls and partying (and partying in cars ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Out Today: Glee Warbles, Gorillaz Fall, Kinks Ride Again

    ​It's been a week since the Foo Fighters' album, Wasting Light, hit the stores, and Rocks Off has probably averaged at least one or two spins of the solid disc per day. Right now, we are actually on track four. Will anything top Light this week? That remains to be seen. Next week will bring ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Last Night Scissor Sisters At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Scissor Sisters Warehouse Live April 4, 2011 Check out our slideshow. There are few bands that make Rocks Off grin like an idiot, and last night we officially added the Scissors Sisters to that short list. For the next few days we will probably be lamenting that we di ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Bye-Bye, Flagship Hotel: Did Anyone Ever Stay In It?

    Flagship Hotel: On its last legs​For 45 years, the Flagship Hotel has been a part of Galveston's seascape, out there on a pier bravely facing whatever weather the Gulf decided to throw at it.But not for long. The hotel, which had long fallen on hard times, was heavily damaged by the 2008 storm and ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: Robert Plant & Band Of Joy At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Bettye LaVette Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 24, 2010 Robert Plant is a master of the musical bait and switch, but an exceptionally gracious one. Plant is no dummy. He has to know that the commercial radio stations in Houston (and, le ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Songs Rocks Off Chose for Our Buddy's Bachelor Party

    In a few weeks, Rocks Off loses another friend to marriage when one of our best friends from high school gets hitched at a church in Sugar Land. Quite honestly, out of all of our best friends, the smart money was on Rocks Off to get married first while Brett was going to linger on as a swinging bac ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Uprising

    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

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    October 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Them Crooked Vultures at Stubb's in Austin

    Photos By Craig Hlavaty​Just a few short hours ago Aftermath saw the rock world's newest supergroup in action as Queens of The Stone Age's Josh Homme, ex-Nirvana drummer/current Foo Fighters helmer Dave Grohl, and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones took the stage at Stubb's in Austin for a warm- ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: John Paul Jones Sitting In With Sara Watkins

    Craig Hlavaty​Here is former Led Zeppelin bassist and current Them Crooked Vultures member John Paul Jones sitting in with Sara Watkins on the Austin Ventures stage. With his masterful set last night with TCV at Stubb's, is Mr. Jones making a comeback of sorts? If you played on "Kashmir" you can d ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Live from ACL: Blitzen Trapper, Hopelessly (and Happily) Stuck In the '70s

    Photo by Mark C. Austin​ACL was barely three hours old, and we already have a winner in the "New(ish) Band That Totally Sounds Like 1972" contest. It's our new Portland friends Blitzen Trapper, whose heavy folk-rock harmonies, atmospheric Led Zep slow blues (we half expected John Paul Jones to joi ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Aftermath

    Photo by Mark C. AustinSchool of Seven Bells​Before we start discussing the great music we heard yesterday, we would like to take time to thank the Gods Of Rock for blessing Day One of the Austin City Limits Festival (ACL) 2009 with an amazing afternoon and evening of weather. Anyone who has ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Ghost Town Electric

    Peter Coventry​ Rocks Off amuses ourselves at the office in many ways. We drink during the day, take long lunch breaks and listen to our music really loud, breaking any kind of cubicle etiquette. We're kidding, mostly, but one of the latest bands we've added to our desktop mix is Ghost Town Electr ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Small Sounds

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. It seems contradictory, ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    The Best Local Songs of 2008, Part 1

    "Song About My Mom," Jenny Westbury: This song likely encompasses all of Westbury's tunes. It's silly, serious and most of all lyrics meet instrumentation in perfect harmony. Westbury's lyrical phrasing makes it seem as though rhyming couplets pour as effortlessly out of her mouth as water does f ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    October 28, 2008
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    September 8, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Festival

    Sufi rocker Junoon brings his Santana-meets-Led Zeppelin sound to Miller Outdoor Theatre

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    March 15, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    January 3, 2008
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    October 12, 2007
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    September 20, 2007

    Liars

    Liars

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    July 20, 2006

    Circa Survive, with YouInSeries, The Receiving End of Sirens, and Days Away

    Friday, July 21, at Warehouse Live, 913 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

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    April 27, 2006

    Secret Machines

    Ten Silver Drops

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    April 13, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our reviewer weighs in on local theater

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    February 2, 2006
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    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

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    January 22, 2004

    Ride On, Baby

    The Lipizzaner Stallions soar through an equine ballet

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    October 23, 2003

    Roll Over, Eric Clapton. And Tell Stevie Ray the News.

    The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever

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    April 25, 2002

    Alanis Morissette

    Under Rug Swept (Maverick)

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    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

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    January 22, 1998
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