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  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    The Musical Cream of This Fall's County-Fair Crop

    If you've been lucky enough to see the so-called "supermoon" the past couple of nights, you know good things are coming: not only cooler temperatures but fairgrounds full of carnival midways, fried foods, beauty pageants, golf tournaments, parades, cookoffs, livestock auctions and top-notch country ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    The 15 Best Songs We Heard In July

    "The Clarity," Sleep After 11 years out of the game, you might wonder if stoner-metal band Sleep has lost a step. Thankfully, their new ten minute masterwork of the genre, "The Clarity," shows that they have not. Think of this like the metal version of Dr. Dre's Detox. You never thought Sleep wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston's Best Weekend Shows: Easton Corbin, Suzanna Choffel, Be the Match Benefit, etc.

    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium, March 21 Making his RodeoHouston debut, Easton Corbin stands in stark contrast to the rest of the 2014 lineup because of how...country he is in a sea of hard-rock pretenders and lite-rock spring breakers. Corbin has put more than one critic in mind (favorably) of not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertainer talent anywhere in the nation -- or even the world. Each year it strives to engage its increasing ... More >>

  • Music

    October 10, 2013

    Ever-Smiling Pop/R&B/Country Singer Lionel Richie Still Can't Slow Down

    SInger proves he's at his best when Lionel does Lionel.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kimberly McCarver, Missouri City's Meadowlark

    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? Sometimes a hunch will pay off. Kimber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    UPDATED: The Rocks Off 100: Kimberly M'Carver, Missouri City's Nightingale

    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. UPDATED (Thursday, 6:30 p.m.) Corrects the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Upcoming: Miranda Lambert, Hall & Oates, Public Enemy, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.

    .38 Special: With Kansas, Blue Oyster Cult., Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., TBA. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Attack Attack!: With The Plot In You, Get Scared, Dangerkids, Closer to Closure., Thu., May 16, 6 p.m., $13.50/$17.00. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Bret Michaels: Sat., June 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Bruce & Kelly, KTRU Outdoor Show, etc.

    Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis McGonigel's Mucky Duck, March 8 Spouses tempting fate by naming their new record Cheater's Game? Nah, just the "First Couple of Texas Country Music" rewarding fans with the couple's first-ever full-album collaboration, to go with any number of guest spots on each other' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Jazz Fest Scores With Willie, John Mayer, Frank Ocean, Fleetwood Mac, Patti Smith, etc.

    Well, I never thought that I would have John Mayer and Patti Smith together in the same headline with Willie Nelson and Frank Ocean, but that's why I kinda love New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013, whose lineup was released earlier this morning. Rewind: A Texican in New Orleans: Lessons Learned from Jazz F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Houston Needs a Real Country Station, Not More Bull

    Somewhere in college those of us arts and humanities types who were passionate about music, but knew we were not talented enough to perform it professionally, eventually wandered into the journalism school or the student radio station. Everyone else must have wound up in a marketing classroom. Rewi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Proud UH Alum Larry Gatlin: If You Don't Like His Songs, "I Still Wrote Them"

    Rocks Off reached native West Texan and proud UH alumnus Larry Gatlin, of 97.1 Country Legends mainstays Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band, first by phone at his hotel in Colorado, then again by phone the next day in San Antonio. Gatlin plays the Dosey Doe's "Big Barn" in The Woodlands Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rocks Off's 10 Best Musical Discoveries of 2012

    The thrill of discovering freshly minted treasure or a previously unheralded favorite is one of the main reasons music writers get into this racket in the first place; every so often it can make wading through the ocean of crap mediocrity that is pop music worthwhile. Rocks Off asked our contributor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: Drama and Deceit In TV's Music City

    I barely watch episodic TV, let alone write about it, but ABC's Nashville made the idea irresistible. A 9 p.m. network drama set in the glamorous and backstabbing world of country music, amid the landmarks and tourist traps of the modern-day "Athens of the South," it offers sudsy tension and hopeful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    CMA Nominations Don't Forget Texans Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band

    Nothing says country music like Times Square. Or is that the other way around? Regardless, the 2012 nominees for the Country Music Association were announced by stars (and nominees) Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean earlier this morning. It helps that Times Square is the home of Good Morning America's st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    "Pontoon": Most Insidious Song of the Summer, or the Best

    I had a bit of medical trouble late last year, so I spent the entire first six or seven months of 2012 immersed in '80s alternative rock. I suppose it was a sort of cocoon of some kind. I was in a rotten mood most of the time, so anything by the Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen or the Smiths was perfect. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Upcoming: Andrew Bird, Jandek, Hayes Carll, Café Tacvba, Metric, Rufus Wainwright, Etc.

    Andrew Bird: Fri., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., $32-$42. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. BettySoo: Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $20/$22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston. Black Congress, Buildings, Omotai: Fri., July 27, 9 p.m., $6. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. The Blaggards, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Lionel Richie Vs. Chuck Norris: Who Would Win?

    So far the musical comeback of the year has been Lionel Richie, hands down. Last week the Alabama-born crooner's new album in three years, Tuskegee, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with sales of almost 200,000 copies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, if about 185,000 copies of Madonna's MD ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Dick Dale, Gemma Ray, Lincoln Durham, William Shatner, Meshuggah

    Active Child, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids: Sat., May 5. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash: Thu., March 8. Continental Club, 3700 Main Battery (Metallica Tribute): Mon., April 16. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd. Black Market Syndicate, The American Heist, Dead To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: Cults, VNV Nation, Childish Gambino, King's X, Village People, Etc.

    ​30 Foot Fall: Sun., Dec. 25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Amplified Heat, Dixie Witch: Sat., Jan. 7. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Bang Bangz, Hello Chief, New York City Queens: Sat., Feb. 4. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Band Of Heathens: Wed., Feb. 1. Main Stre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Last Night: Kings Of Leon At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Kings of Leon Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 22, 2010 Sold. It took us long enough, or it took them long enough, but Aftermath has had our last cup of Kings of Leon haterade. We found them tepid at Verizon in 2008 and standoffish at Toyota Center last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Country Music Awards

    The 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards honored its own last night with former "American Idol" Carrie Underwood taking home a couple of tropheys. Underwood, who had five nominations, won Best Album for "Some Hearts" and Best Video "Before He Cheats." She was also up for Best Female Vocal ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Redneck Renaissance

    Gretchen Wilsons return to town makes us wonder, Whats really behind all these songs about Wal-Mart, cheap beer and NASCAR?

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