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    September 26, 2014

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Toyota Center, 9/25/2014

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Steve Winwood Toyota Center September 25, 2014 Anyone curious what might motivate Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers to continue making records could do worse than starting with "Shadow People," a song from the band's new album Hypnotic Eye. Like its neighbor "American Dre ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' 20 Best Songs

    Get excited. Next Saturday morning at 10 a.m., tickets go on sale for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' first Houston-area show in four years, September 25 at Toyota Center with old friend Steve Winwood opening. A copy of the band's new album, Hypnotic Eye, is included with each concert ticket sold. ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Friday Night: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 24, 2010 In a catalog studded with them, one of the saddest songs Tom Petty ever wrote is also one of the most revealing. As far as we know, it's never seen the light of stage since the tour for its ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Tom Petty's Ten Most Underrated Songs

    ​ "I Should Have Known It" Rocks Off has an especially acute case of clockwatcher's syndrome this afternoon, because as soon as we leave the office we're heading up to The Woodlands for the big Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers/ZZ Top show. Some of you out there might be doing the exact same t ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    A Rock & Roll Time Capsule From Friday Night Lights Country

    myspace.com/sweetmikeycThat's right, that's former Elvis Presley guitar-picker Scotty Moore on the far left.​ As Lonesome, Onry and Mean noted yesterday, even in an age when no one supposedly buys, listens to or reviews albums anymore - three words: Record Store Day - too many albums pour into our ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    December 25, 2008
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    December 18, 2008

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: "Shadow of a Doubt"

    It may come as a great shock to regular readers that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' Damn the Torpedoes has been in Rocks Off's heavy rotation lately. Or maybe it won't. Either way, the entire album could pretty much apply to Can't Get It Out of My Head. "Shadow of a Doubt (A Complex Kid)" was ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

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    September 2, 2008

    Aftermath: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos (except where indicated) by Mark C. Austin To be honest, since Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers walked off the Mitchell Pavilion stage shortly before 11 p.m. Friday night - or, more accurately, since the Arrow wrapped up its extended post-concert Petty block shortly before I got home around mid ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008
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    February 4, 2008

    Last Night: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Super Bowl XLII

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers University of Phoenix Stadium February 3, 2008 Better Than: The game itself, except for that last Giants drive. Download: Stream, actually, a sample of Tom Petty’s XM Radio show “Buried Treasure” here For the past several weeks, I have had the distinct suspicio ... More >>

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    January 13, 2005

    She's Gone (Away from) Country

    But Tift Merritt's latest release, Tambourine, is up for Best Country Album

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    May 6, 1999
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    July 18, 1996
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    April 13, 1995

    Even the Normal (Get Lucky Sometime)

    Craftsman Tom Petty uses the right tool for the right job

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