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Link Wray

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    October 16, 2014

    CBGB Survivor Cheetah Chrome's Creed: "Honesty and Quality"

    Alongside fellow contenders like Johnny Ramone, Cheetah Chrome became one of the titanic, blistering guitarists launching the first wave of CBGB-era punk into the stratosphere of American culture. Yet, his origins erupted a few years earlier in down-and-out Cleveland. As an authentic, no-bullshit ro ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Dick Dale at Continental Club, 4/17/2014

    Dick Dale Continental Club April 17, 2014 Walking into the Continental Club, I had the thought: "Can Dick Dale still do it at 76 years old?" I mean, I know folks younger that can't even send an email, let alone rip a guitar like it's going out of style. But I would soon find out that not only can h ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    An Indiscriminate List of Top Bandcamp Downloads

    Anything with a copyright date of 1922 or earlier legally has no owner and is in the public domain. If you're a musician, cover that song. If you're a paid blogger, plaster that picture wherever you'd like in your work. For the most part, that is. This is something we bloggers have to work with here ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Our Top Five Hank Williams Sr. Covers

    Kids, there's a reason Hiram "Hank' Williams, who would have been 90 years old September 17, is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Dead of an overdose of pain killers in the back of his long white Cadillac at 29, Williams was, in his brief interval in Nashville, not only a hit-making country star bu ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Bizarre Acting Roles by 20 Famous Musicians

    It's a toss-up whether actors or musicians will go to greater lengths to make rent, but some musicians have even found themselves so hard up they've been forced to take an acting gig. Such is the case with the haystack-sized Sleepy LaBeef, who in 1968's The Exotic Ones appeared as the "Swamp Monster ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Last Night: Devo & Blondie at Arena Theatre

    Blondie, Devo Arena Theatre September 19, 2012 What a week for New Wave around here. Psychedelic Furs and Go-Go's still to come, and Blondie and Devo teaming up for the "Whip It to Shreds" tour Wednesday night at the Arena Theatre. New Wave is as good a term as any to describe a style of music tha ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    G N' R, The Cure & Chili Peppers Could Be Hall Of Famers Next Year

    Oh, this will be a fun induction ceremony...​This morning, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced the list of nominees for its Class of 2012: The Small Faces & The Faces, Freddie King, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Bl ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011
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    December 9, 2010

    Batusis Is No Throwback

    Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain make rock and roll new again.

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    May 20, 2010
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    April 29, 2010

    Heavy Weather

    A band that started by accident, the Dead Weather is now here to stay.

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    March 11, 2010
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    February 11, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Domino King And A Song About A Big Ol' Bear

    Stevie Newman of the Domino Kings is one of the shredding-est guitarists Lonesome, Onry and Mean has ever seen. Newman plays and sings honky tonk like it's in his DNA, and he can rock with the best. When he covers Link Wray, Link Wray stays covered. Newman grew up in a musical family. His first mus ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Aftermath: Jemina Pearl Spits, Squeals, Hobbles and Rocks at the Mink

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​Looking for all the world like a young ex-Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie (minus the lingerie) and sounding like Kathleen Hanna, Jemina Pearl didn't hesitate to scream her heart out in front of a small but energetic crowd at the Mink la ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: A Brief History of "Danny Boy" - Evergreen But Not Exactly Irish

    ​The Pogues are only one week away, so no time like the present to reflect on Irish music. For many Americans, no song epitomizes Irish music like "Danny Boy." Lonesome Onry and Mean was gently prodding my Irish and European friends at the boozer recently regarding their opinions about the top rec ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    March 31, 2009

    MySpaced Out: Vive La France!

    Les KiffeursFrance is easily one of my favorite MySpace music destinations. I've stumbled on so much cool stuff I've had to start keeping a notebook. Here are a few of the most interesting artists I've tuned in to lately. Les Kiffeurs (Paris): Loosely translating as people who like to take pl ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    January 22, 2009
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    January 14, 2009

    Local Rotation: The Dollyrockers' Hellbound Hoedown

    The Dollyrockers Hellbound Hoedown www.myspace.com/dollyrockershouston Funny. The last thing Rocks Off wrote before this review was something about how little he cared about American Idol starting up again. Albums like this are precisely why. A confluence of '60s Link Wray biker rumble, '70s Deep P ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008
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    September 10, 2008

    Aftermath: The Eagles at Toyota Center

    Photo by Barry Gray “This isn’t an Eagles concert,” my dad, no spring chicken himself, told me when I met him in front of Toyota Center Tuesday evening. “It’s an AARP convention.” As Gomer Pyle used to say, suh-prise, suh-prise, suh-prise. It’s not like I expected anything different, ... More >>

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    January 18, 2008
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    January 17, 2008

    MySpaced Out

    Our social-network scout sizes up some all-female Scandinavian bands

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    December 28, 2007

    Navigating MySpace’s Musical Wilderness

    Tokyo Pudding: Like Devo, but Japanese I resisted MySpace like I resisted the World Wide Web, seat belts, unleaded gas, Barry Goldwater… but I digress. Since familiarizing myself with MySpace’s vast musical wilderness, I’ve become addicted to the surprises it reveals. Sometimes you discover a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Domino Kings

    Friday, February 24, at Blanco's, 3406 West Alabama, 713-439-0072. Saturday, February 25, at 2 p.m., in-store performance at Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, 713-533-9525.

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    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

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    April 21, 2005

    Link Wray

    Monday, April 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

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    September 23, 2004
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    July 22, 2004

    switchfoot

    No matter what you call 'em, they're headlining the Music Awards

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    February 13, 2003

    West Virginia Wild Man

    Though he loves to salute them in songs, chickens aren't all that's on the Hasil Adkins diet

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    October 24, 2002

    Robert Gordon

    Saturday, October 26

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    April 4, 2002
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    December 28, 2000

    Masked Avengers

    Forget the headgear. Los Straitjackets are having a seriously good time deconstructing instrumental pop.

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    July 29, 1999
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    February 26, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

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    July 3, 1997
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    June 19, 1997
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    June 5, 1997

    Never Too Old to Rock and Roll

    From the Malibus to the Natives to on his own, Herschel Berry has haunted -- and been haunted by -- Houston music for three decades. So is he ready to give it up? You've gotta be kidding

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    March 14, 1996
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    January 11, 1996

    Wordless Wonders

    Death Valley does its talking through its playing

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    January 19, 1995
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