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    January 13, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: John Egan, New Politics, Barrence Whitfield, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, January 13 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver gui ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Our 11th Time Around, the Best HPMA Ceremony Yet

    Tuesday was my eleventh foray to the Houston Press Music Awards, and it was certainly my favorite ever -- excepting maybe the time Molly of Molly and Ringwalds called me out from the stage to insist that her band was "not lame." What made Tuesday night so special? Well, it started like this: I was ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Paul Anka, Ladies' Man and Sinatra Worshipper, Tells It His Way

    My Way: An Autobiography By Paul Anka with David Dalton St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99 Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    10 Iconic Final Concerts Plus The End Of Beatlemania

    The Beatles' concert at San Francisco's Candlestick Park 46 years ago today was the end of an era for the band. Except for a famously unannounced appearance on top the Apple building two and a half years later, it would be the final live performance that the Fab Four would ever play together. It w ... More >>

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    June 29, 2012

    The 10 Most Rocking Songs In Children's Entertainment

    Here's the thing about children's entertainment, it's designed to appeal not only to the lowest common denominator, but the toughest audience known to man. Don't believe me? Try playing your favorite song to a toddler, even something that is an acknowledged classic like the Pretenders' "I'll Stand ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Houston Blues Legend Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Dies At 97

    Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price, the elder statesman of Houston blues who continued performing well into his nineties, died overnight, according to a Facebook post by local blues musician Steve Krase of Steve Krase & the In Crowd. Price was 97 and had been in a nursing home in north Houston. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Introducing...The Beatles: Celebrating Their First Ed Sullivan Performance

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean didn't get in much trouble in school. So his parents were a little disturbed to find the eighth grader in the principal's office on the afternoon of February 10, 1964. He and his best friends, Mike Clowdus, Brad Rutledge, and Larry "Suitcase" Simpson, had been written up and ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Etta James: A Closer Look Into One Of The Greatest Voices Ever Heard

    Etta James, almost universally praised as one of the finest voices of our era, has passed away at 73. Ironically, Ms. James had been discovered and recorded by rhythm and blues pioneer Johnny Otis, who passed away only two days ago. Ms. James, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 ... More >>

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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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    November 3, 2011
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    September 22, 2011

    Lordy Lordy, T. Rex's Electric Warrior Is 40

    ​A few months back, we had this to say about T. Rex on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of their single "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" reaching the top of the UK charts. This Saturday, parent album, Electric Warrior, turns 40 years old. It bears repeating, not because we are too lazy to com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Top 10 Healing Songs, From One Who Knows

    Chris Nelson/FacebookClint Broussard in his natural habitat.​Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months. ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Joe Ely Band At Rockefeller Hall

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Joe Ely Band Rockefeller Hall February 11, 2011 Saturday night, almost exactly 24 hours after the Joe Ely Band's triumphant return to Rockefeller's Rockefeller Hall, Aftermath and a friend were chatting on Facebook about Houston's current bumper crop of up-and-coming in ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 25, 2010

    We Like The Eagles: Rocks Off's Not-So-Secret Shame

    graphjam.com​The Eagles swoop into Toyota Center Sunday for what the omnipresent radio spots (if not the band itself) say could be their last tour, and Rocks Off has been thinking about them a lot lately. It started more than a month ago, when C3 announced the Eagles would headline/close this ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Into the Jungle

    The Jungle Rockers are wound too tight for Vietnam...what about Texas?

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    May 12, 2010

    Bros Before Hos: Tales From The Wedding-Band Front Lines

    Courtesy Allen Hill EntertainmentAllen Hill (left) would rather not play "Take a Letter, Maria" at weddings, but he will.​ Sting once stated in an interview about The Police's trademark song "Every Breath You Take" that he was bewildered by the tune's popularity at weddings. It is, after all, a so ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    He Said She Said: Albums From the Past Decade of Our Lives

    ​When this decade began, He Said was but 15 years old, bored, jobless and chubby. It ends with him 26, overworked, overstimulated and chasing away his self-imposed demons with too much of everything and too little of most things. But the one constant has been the power of music to lead him out of ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: SXSW 09 Revisited, Broken Arm and Everything Else

    ​ Balaclavas: "On the way to see Houston's own Balaclavas at the Independent to debut new stuff off the soon-to-be released Roman Holiday, I abruptly hit a curb with my bicycle. Luckily my elbow took one for the team. Well, it ended up getting fractured and I have all kinds of internal business go ... More >>

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    February 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Dr. John at House of Blues

      It must be getting close to Mardi Gras, because Aftermath swore he could smell gumbo during Dr. John and the Lower 911's roux-thick mambo "Goin' Back to New Orleans" Thursday night. (Either that or he really needs to eat more.) Too bad more people didn't feel the same way. A good half th ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    October 25, 2007

    Creepshow: Halloween Party Music

    Music to keep your soiree from sucking like Dracula

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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Charles Brown to Sippie Wallace

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>

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    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

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    May 3, 2007

    Red Hog Saloon

    When the jukebox is an art form

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    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

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    October 26, 2006

    The King Khan & BBQ Show

    The King Khan & BBQ Show will appear Sunday, October 29, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Dr. Call 713-521-0521 for more info. The Detroit Cobras also appear.

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    June 8, 2006

    Bring On the Backlash!

    Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys

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    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

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    March 2, 2006

    Standing Behind the Man

    Playing in Chuck Berry's pickup band can be a trial by rock and roll fire

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    November 18, 2004

    Laugh Trap

    Comedy gets violent with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood

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    July 31, 2003
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    July 3, 2003
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    August 9, 2001

    Racket

    Searching for the First Rock Song

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    January 6, 2000

    Amplified

    All People Considered

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    December 30, 1999

    Free Birds and Drop Kick Chihuhahas

    New Year's Eve Houston at Bayou Place

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    December 31, 1998
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    March 5, 1998

    Unforgettable?

    The new Bobby Fuller retrospective salutes a questionable legacy

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    September 11, 1997
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    October 10, 1996
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    January 4, 1996
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    June 1, 1995
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