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  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 5/6/2014

    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 6, 2014 It's fitting that the rooflike shelter hanging above the seats at the Woodlands Pavilion is shaped in a tent spire. Because no one has ever merged the concepts of rock and roll show and religious tent revival like Bru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jeff Bridges Abides, In or Out of Character

    When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Let's Not Imagine Cloning John Lennon Just Yet

    I grew up watching those 1950s black-and-white sci-fi movies where man creates some terrifying abomination from his wayward attempts at science. It's a story as old as Mary Shelley, but as science evolved the ways we could totally screw ourselves by playing God expanded and grew more frightening. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Ted Nugent at House of Blues, 8/22/2013

    Ted Nugent House of Blues August 22, 2013 Music and politics go hand in hand. Ever since the first person put lyrics to a beat, politics have been involved. Ted Nugent and politics also go hand in hand, which was obvious from the moment he hit the stage at House of Blues Thursday night. Armed with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Chitlin' Circuit: Road to Rock & Roll Ran Straight Through Houston

    Above: Walter Barnes and the Royal Creolians, the first kings of the Chitlin' Circuit Most music critics, writers, historians, and aficianados in Houston don't think this city has ever gotten enough credit for its contributions to blues, soul, and, the Holy Grail, the birth of rock and roll. Well, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    The Secret History of "You Are So Beautiful"

    Six years ago today, on June 6, 2006, the world lost Houston-born musician Billy Preston. The session man, kind soul and all-around secret weapon was in the mix for some of the best and brightest moments of rock's heyday. The man backed up Little Richard and Sam Cooke, and as a child prodigy he play ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Still Treating Em Right

    After 50 years as one of Texas's top powerhouse entertainers, Roy Head calls son Sundance the real star in the family.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 3

    The further one digs into the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music, the deeper one's appreciation of the contributions of Houston's country-music pioneers becomes. Yeah, just check out the black circles under the eyes and drunk-ass grins on Leon Payne's band above. That photo alone sp ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012

    Big Night

    A well-timed NEA grant finally brings several local blues greats to the Jones Hall stage.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Saturday Night: Wild Men Of Rock At The Continental Club

    Photos by Marc BrubakerThree Mustangs & A Stallion (clockwise from top left): Andre Williams, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Little Joe Washington​Wild Men of Rock feat. Andre Williams, Archie Bell, Roy Head, Little Joe Washington, the Allen Oldies Band & special guest Sundance Head Continental Club S ... More >>

  • Music

    September 1, 2011

    Old School

    Musicians in their 70s and 80s are keeping Houston's traditional blues scene real.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    "Whacko From Waco" & 10 Other Batsh!t Texas Songs

    Texas: You're soaking in it.​Happy Texas Independence Day, everyone. Today The Only State That Matters officially enters its 175th year of pissing off the lesser 49 states and producing the best music anywhere on Earth. One of Texas' biggest honky-tonk heroes is of course Billy Joe Shaver, who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Soul City: Unsung Blues Legend Joe "Guitar" Hughes

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. This is our final installment. ​Great Houston blues guitarists makes a long and storied list indeed, arguably headed up by Albert Collins, Lightnin' Hopkins, Johnny "Guitar" Watson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Soul City: Boogie-Woogie Godfather Amos Milburn

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. ​Born in Third Ward on April 1, 1927, self-taught pianist Amos Milburn was one of the true godfathers of roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Friday Night: Nitzer Ebb At Numbers

    Photos by Groovehouse​Nitzer Ebb Numbers November 29, 2010 It was an odd feeling, watching Nitzer Ebb at Numbers Friday night. It was an odd feeling, because of the déjà vu. Nitzer Ebb was the first band Aftermath ever saw live - ever - opening Depeche Mode's Violator tour at the Woodlands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Five Direct Beatles Connections to Texas

    Four postcards included in the limited edition of The Beatles: Rock Band​ Looks like Beatlemania 2.0 is in full swing. Rocks Off may have mentioned how excited we are to play The Beatles: Rock Band at Coffee Groundz tonight, with prizes, drink specials and much laughter as we try to gnash our way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Kijana's Scented-Hairspray Soul

    Kijana The Soul of Kijana Unfolds In Music (Mahdi Records, 1976)​One of the coolest DIY album covers in COB's collection is courtesy of a suave California crooner named Kijana. We've had this record for some time, and have always wondered who this guy was. "Kijana" is a Swahili word meaning "youth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Jerry Lynn Williams

    Who Dat? I'd forgotten about Fort Worth rocker and soul man Jerry Lynn Williams until the other day when I was reading Eric Clapton's autobiography. Warner Bros. had returned Clapton's tapes from sessions in Montserrat and, to keep his Warner's deal, Clapton agreed the company should suggest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    Aftermath: Tina Turner at Toyota Center

    Photos by Mark C. Austin. Click here for a slideshow. It should come as no surprise that Tina Turner’s little performance at Toyota Center Monday night has left Aftermath grasping for superlatives. It was like watching Mark Twain read aloud from Huckleberry Finn or Edward R. Murrow interview Gen. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Aftermath: Masters of Metal at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty, except where indicated. A crowd slideshow is here. Reflecting on Saturday’s Masters of Metal tour at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, I think I fall into that rare category of Casual Metal Fan. This means that while I enjoy metal and will fly the devil-horns at any op ... More >>

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    A Lighter Shade of Blue

    Jerry Lightfoot 1952-2006

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Bring On the Backlash!

    Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

  • News

    August 21, 2003
  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    A Beautiful Mind

    A spate of tribute shows salutes a healthier Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators

  • Music

    February 13, 2003

    Wham, Bam, Thank You MAMH

    The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"

  • Music

    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

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Truth Be Told

    Lee Roy Parnell finds his roots everywhere but Nashville

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Music Awards 2001

    A preview of this year's show

  • Film

    December 23, 1999

    Thank You Very Little

    Carrey craftily channels Kaufman, but is the late comedian worthy of a lofty bio-pic?

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Preservation Hall

    Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

  • Music

    September 16, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Music

    January 15, 1998

    Cry Tough

    Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there

  • Music

    March 6, 1997
  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

  • Music

    October 17, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
  • Music

    August 15, 1996

    Great Dwight Hope

    Mum's the word in the Yoakam camp, but the music speaks for itself

  • Music

    February 1, 1996
  • Music

    December 28, 1995

    Home with the Blues

    Joe "Guitar" Hughes has never strayed far from the town that gave him his sound

  • Music

    May 25, 1995
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    March 30, 1995
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