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    July 31, 2014

    RIP Dick Wagner: Nightmarishly Good Rock Guitarist Was 71

    Note: Dick Wagner, a guitarist who played with everyone from Lou Reed to Hall & Oates but most famously with Alice Cooper's '70s band (he co-wrote "Welcome to My Nightmare" with Cooper, among other shock-rock hits), passed away Wednesday morning at age 71, according to ultimateclassicrock.com. As tr ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    The Heavy-Metal Past of a Beloved Houston Karaoke Joint

    Spotlight Karaoke is a popular Galleria-area destination that has been open for more than 15 years now. Located at Westheimer and Fountainview, it holds a large space with several rooms' worth of karaoke, and an adjacent store equipped with scads of karaoke music and machines. A man named Charlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top Five Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. It's another week of plumbing through the depths of the Internet trying to find the true art of the music video hidden under the mainstream and ignored by the once-proud MTV. Your votes count, so let us know which of these five videos deserves to have their ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Houston's 10 Hottest Female Singers

    Lately I have had the pleasure of reporting on a lot of our city's female front women, and let me tell you something; they are a good-looking bunch. We don't just grow good sets of pipes in Houston, we make sure the packaging is first rate as well. Today we look at a few of the best looking girls on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    New Runaways Bio Digs Deeper, Rocks Harder Than Hollywood's Version

    Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways By Evelyn McDonnell Da Capo Press, 342 pp., $25.99. Anyone who has seen either the Hollywood film The Runaways or the documentary Edgeplay may think they know the story of this band of five teenage girls who provided one of the more curious and cautio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Understanding the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees: Chic? Kraftwerk? Butterfield?

    Wednesday night The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their 2013 nominees for induction next year. These names will be voted on by a committee of guys in bad weaves, rich people who know the right people, and tenured music writers with axes to grind. The names are as follows: The Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Rocket Man: Elton John's 5 Greatest Characters

    Great songwriters create great characters. Elton John has a plethora in his songs some real like Princess Diana, and others purely fictional. The stories he tells in his songs are what makes him one of the greatest artists ever to come from Great Britain. His characterizations have even been celebr ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Saturday Night: Def Leppard, Poison & Lita Ford at The Woodlands

    Def Leppard, Poison, Lita Ford Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion Saturday, September 1, 2012 Rewind: Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway The Best Def Leppard Demos, Rarities, And Deep Tracks Lita Ford kicked off Saturday evening with her blazing cover of Elton John's "The Bitch Is Back." Consid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Lita Ford: Still Living Like A Runaway

    In the '80s, Lita Ford was one of the most prominent female voices in hard rock. With hits such as "Kiss Me Deadly" (which was named the 76th "Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time" by VH1), "Back To The Cave," and "Close My Eyes Forever," she was on a winning tear. Plus she still had (and has) oodl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    The Best Def Leppard Demos, Rarities, And Deep Tracks

    Def Leppard is one of the quintessential rock bands of the '80s. With such hits as "Foolin'," "Hysteria," and the ever-popular "Pour Some Sugar On Me" and countless others. Despite the numerous tragedies that have befallen the band, including the death of guitarist Steve Clark and a car wreck that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Upcoming: Candlebox, Lower Dens, Jerry Jeff Walker, Murder By Death, M83, Etc.

    Candlebox: Sat., June 23, 8 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. The Casualties, Nekromantix, Down By Law, Lower Class Brats: Mon., July 30, 6 p.m., $16/$17. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Chino Y Nacho: Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $29.50-$39.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Dick Wagner: Welcome (Back) To Alice Cooper Guitarist's Nightmare

    Not Only Women Bleed: Vignettes from the Heart of a Rock Musician By Dick Wagner Desert Dreams Productions, LLC/Amazon.com, $9.99 While the name Dick Wagner may not be recognizable to the casual classic rock fan, deep trackers might know the singer/guitarist from his work fronting two popular Michi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Mosh Potatoes: Thanksgiving Recipes From Metal Musicians

    If there is one thing virtually all of us agree on when it comes to Thanksgiving, it is that we like to eat and we often do more of it on that particular day than we should. Apparently, heavy metal musicians are no different. In between blood-soaked shows filled with music that will melt your face, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thankgiving Recipes from Metal Musicians Courtesy of Mosh Potatoes

    We all love to eat at Thanksgiving and, apparently, that includes some of the loudest and angriest sounding bands on the planet. If Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal is any indication, there are a bunch of culinary experts in the world of metal. The ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Lita Ford & Five Other '80s Hard-Rock Hotties

    ​Best known for her stint all-girl proto-punkers The Runaways and her bitchin' solo career, Lita Ford will take the stage tonight at Warehouse Live with locals Souls of Agony, Five Eyes Wide and Hounds of Jezebel as opening support. The blonde bombshell was one of the most visible women in har ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Saturday Night: Stevie Nicks At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jay Lee"Anybody seen my wand?"​Stevie Nicks Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 13, 2011 Aftermath can't help but wonder if the people who think Stevie Nicks is some kind of wand-waving white-witch faerie queen have paid much attention to anything she's done besides "Rihannon." N ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    The Great Kat: From Juilliard To Shred Goddess

    The Great Kat on FacebookFor those about to rock, The Great Kat - in one of her tamer photos - salutes you.​Rocks Off has collected some very, very off-the-wall people over the years in search of musical enjoyment. We thought Cory Sinclair of The Manichean was until we interviewed Tyagaraja an ... More >>

  • Music

    June 9, 2011

    Walk on the Wild Side

    One tour unites three very different faces of glam-rock.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    The Octanes Replace The Small Sounds At HPMA Showcase

    Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanie.shey (at) houstonpress (dot) com. • Happy Friday! Please enjoy this video from Rocks Off sister blog Backbeat of pint-size ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Girls Rock Camp Must Raise $3,000 By August 1

    ​Girls Rock Camp Houston, the musical summer camp for girls aged 8-18 that will take place this August, has started its formal fundraising process with a Kickstarter account, a local music showcase and a special visit to an area elementary school to recruit camp registrants and volunteers and to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Neon Angel: A Memoir Of A Runaway

    ​Actresses and vampire lovers Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart are on the big screen now as singer Cherie Currie and singer/guitarist Joan Jett in band bio The Runaways. But Currie's new memoir (on which the film was based, goes even way further than what's up there. What doesn't this book h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Edgeplay... The Other Runaways Movie; Ex-Inbred Whiteboy In Dallas Film Fest

    ​The Runaways biopic opens in Houston today, which you already know because you read Hollywood Shuffle religiously and are sick of hearing us talk about it. We swear this is the last of it. But before the new film was even a spark in some glimmery vampire-loving actress' eye, ex-Runaways bass play ... More >>

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    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

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    December 22, 2007
  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Free for All

    A brief history of musicians giving it away

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
  • Dining

    May 25, 2006

    Coco Loco

    Mama Ninfa's

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Nashville Star

    The voice that wooed George Clooney comes to town

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    Kittie

    Sunday, July 21

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Betty Blowtorch

    Saturday, December 15

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