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    October 3, 2014

    Kacey Musgraves at Warehouse Live, 10/2/2014

    Kacey Musgraves Warehouse Live October 2, 2014 Kacey Musgraves feels almost too good to be true. The 26-year-old Texan seems as sweet as can be, both onstage and in her media appearances, and sparks the kind of connection with fans that has them singing her songs back to her without her even asking ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Rock Baby Rock It, Craig Kinsey, Bri Bagwell...

    Love Dominique Warehouse Live (Green Room), July 25 Local diva Love Dominique's 2013 EP Wicked Heart did well in two unsigned-talent contests sponsored by Billboard and the Grammys, but her eponymous full-length album (available now) makes a more proper introduction. Its 11 electronically-guided tu ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    The 20 Best Songs We Heard In June

    "Big Blue Hole," David Olney "Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, all them saints are dead and gone / Amy Winehouse and Curt Cobain, they ain't comin' back here again." David Olney is like the black sheep rounder uncle the family wanted you to stay away from. A former running bud of Townes van Zandt, Oln ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    The Five Best Ways to See George Strait This Weekend

    George Strait trivia time: do you know the second-to-last place King George will have ever played as a regular touring artist? If you had the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo Thursday night, you win, but sadly we still can't help you get tickets to the grand finale tomorrow night in Arlington's AT&T Stadium. ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Fred Eaglesmith: "Anyone Can Make a Record -- the Sad Part Is They Do"

    Being 56 might seem a bit old to be out bouncing around in a bus with a handful of people half your age and staying up all night, but Canadian songster Fred Eaglesmith flips that on its back. "You know, at 35 when you're doing this, you look around at your friends and they're lawyers or they're pl ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Voice Champ Danielle Bradbery Lights Up City Hall Tonight

    This time last year, Danielle Bradbery was a 16-year-old student at Cy Ranch High School who loved dancing and riding horses and hadn't done much singing outside her own bedroom. Then her family entered her into the Dallas auditions for NBC's high-rated singing show The Voice -- without asking her f ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    15 Houston Concerts You Shouldn't Miss This Fall

    Earlier this week Rocks Off asked our contributors to tell us one or two concerts coming to Houston this fall they considered a "can't-miss" show. They didn't disappoint us. Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 18 Maybe this makes me a bit geeky, but I'm totally stoked for Depec ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Upcoming: CocoRosie, Los Lonely Boys, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, etc.

    Annual Watermelon Dance & Summer Social: With Flounders Without Eyes, Heart Byrne, Room For Three, Mark Burmea, Jimmy Lee Deen Band, Premium Blend, Charity Ann, Atomic Nightengales, Q And A, Hightailers, Potroast, Tribal Lillies Belly Dancers., Sat., July 27, 3 p.m., $20 to $30. Last Concert Cafe, 1 ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Ray Wylie Hubbard, A Day In the Country, etc.

    Ray Wylie Hubbard McGonigel's Mucky Duck, July 5 Musicians do, but far too many people just don't know what an incredible songwriting talent Ray Wylie Hubbard is. One part sage, one part curmudgeon, one part Zen bluesman, Hubbard puts a grizzled Texas-roadhouse spin on some pretty highfalutin philo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    Outlaw Book Takes Wild Ride with Waylon, Willie & the Boys

    Outlaw: Waylon, Willie, Kris and the Renegades of Nashville By Michael Streissguth It Books, 304 pp., $26. A recent Rolling Stone cover story on Johnny Depp was titled "An Outlaw Looks at 50." To what extent that a multimillionaire movie actor who won the genetic lottery could be viewed as an "outl ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    Country Divas Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves Have a Need for Weed

    This week -- today, in fact -- the Golden, Texas native Kacey Musgraves finally releases her eagerly-awaited debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park. Indeed, it's fitting that she's from a town named Golden, as the new album is but the most recent example of some serious Solid Country Gold that's ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    10 Surprising Things About This Year's Grammy Nominations

    This year music has been dominated by viral pop like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," songs that initially became "hits" from outside the music business' traditional delivery system, usually YouTube. Thursday, the Grammys recognized that by nominating "Maybe," by 17-year-old Justin Bieber proteg ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Notes on Nashville: The Thief of Hearts

    I'll try and keep this relatively brief, because I've been at the dentist all morning. Wednesday's Nashville was considerably more pleasant. At this point the show has done about all the establishing shots it can, and Wednesday it slipped a few new wrinkles into the plot (both subtle and not-so-subt ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    March 16, 2012

    30 Seconds With Bri Bagwell

    Up and coming country voice Bri Bagwell took a few moments out of her busy schedule of opening for Miranda Lambert and filming a new video from her song "Whiskey" to answer a few questions. Here's what we learned about her in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world? Bri Bagwell: "R ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Five Great Middle Finger Moments In Music History

    Monday morning, the Internet was awash in consternation and jpegs after M.I.A. flashed her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday, meaning Janet Jackson is finally off the hook after all these years. To be honest, Rocks Off watched the entire halftime show and must hav ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012
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    January 27, 2012

    Nine Covers of "Heartbreak Hotel" on Its 58th Birthday

    Exactly 58 years ago, Elvis Presley released Heartbreak Hotel on RCA Records, which had just bought his contract from Sun Records for a measly $35,000. Heartbreak sold 300,000 copies in its first week and would eventually become the King's first certified gold record. Also, it's worth noting that, ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    With a Rebel Yell: 10 Rockers Gone Country

    Photo by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Theater in 2010.​When Staind singer Aaron Lewis rolls into Verizon Wireless Theater tomorrow night, odds are he'll leave his mudshuvel back at the hotel. As modern rock radio turns to the next generation of angst, the former Fred Durs ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    Jack Daniel's If You Please: A Musical Sour Mash Salute

    Q: What do musicians call a diminished fifth? A: An empty bottle of Jack Daniel's. ​Someone at Dirt Bar thinks today may be Jack Daniel's birthday. The Jack Daniel, inventor of the sour mash whiskey and favored rock and roll stage prop. Although they admit they can't be sure - "while he made ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Last Night: Jason Aldean At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo​Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 20, 2011 You can tell everything you need to know about Jason Aldean by looking at his steel guitarist's forearms Sunday. First, he had a steel guitarist. Of the handful of Rodeo acts Aftermath saw this year ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    Slideshow: Gary Allan At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​Rocks Off has the worst luck with Gary Allan. It's starting to give us a complex. It's ironic, because out of all the artists who get semi-regular play on country stations we hardly ever listen to like KILT and 93Q, Allan lines up the most with the kind of country we act ... More >>

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    February 8, 2011

    Americana Pioneers Wagoneers Reuniting, Playing Houston

    ​Overnight, Lonesome Onry and Mean received word that the Wagoneers, one of Texas' earliest alt-country bands, are coming back from the dead. The hard-twanging roots band that was essentially a precursor to the Americana movement will perform for the first time in 22 years at the Austin Chroni ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Pickin' on Nashville

    Vince Gill centers himself through bluegrass and digs Miranda Lambert.

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    December 21, 2010

    Upcoming: Boz Scaggs, Genitorturers, Lucero, Etc.

    ​The Adicts: Wed., March 23. Warehouse Live. Al Stewart: Fri., April 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Badfish (Sublime Tribute), Full Service: Fri., Jan. 28. House of Blues. Black Veil Brides, DRUGS, I See Stars, Versaemerge: Sun., March 20. Warehouse Live. Bob Schneider: Fri., March 11. Hou ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    A Fistful of Soul

    One righteous vintage vinyl party.

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    October 28, 2010

    Marshall Chapman: More Fun Than A Three-Legged Goat

    ​Songwriter extraordinaire, guitar-slinger, author and Southern belle supreme Marshall Chapman will be playing her first Houston gig in ages Thursday, February 17, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck. According to Chapman, Tuesday night's release party at Nashville's Bluebird for her latest album, Big ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

    ​In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey ... More >>

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    July 5, 2010

    Lilith Fair's Top 5 Headline-Grabbing Moments

    ​Friday, while Rocks Off was enjoying a blissful if soggy day off, Lilith Fair canceled the final ten dates of this year's summer resurrection, including all three scheduled Texas stops. The news was hardly shocking: One headliner, Norah Jones, had already bailed, and The New York Times report ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Hanson, Boys Like Girls Top Bamboozle's Pop-Punk Marathon

    Photos by Matthew KeeverHanson signs autographs after the "Mmmbop" boys' Bamboozle set.​ As Aftermath made our way into Verizon Wireless for Bamboozle 2010 Friday night, we were greeted by Cady Groves' voice coupled with melodic guitar and salsa shakers. We knew Good Charlotte, Cartel, All Time Lo ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    The Expat

    Steve Steele finds a harder-edged sound on his debut album.

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    May 6, 2010

    Wrong Number

    Houston's Miss Leslie dials up more honky-tonk homilies on her new CD.

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    April 20, 2010

    Austin City Limits Festival Tickets On Sale Tomorrow At 10 A.M.

    We're not saying Soundgarden is playing ACL, but you never know...​That's right. Now why would Rocks Off make something like that up? Hope you have $180 lying around and don't have any meetings or classes or anything like that tomorrow morning, because they're going to go quick. Better go ahead an ... More >>

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    February 10, 2010

    Thanks, But No Thanks: See What Dallas Has to Deal With All the Time?

    We know, we know... it's just too easy.​ Rocks Off would like to thank Force Field PR and, we suppose, Neon Indian for sending the above picture to our email this morning. It nearly made us spray coffee all over our monitor. We don't quite know where to start, except to venture a guess that if you ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Anatomy of a Diss

    Breaking Curfew, Houston rapper MC Kane explains the protocol for putting people down.

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    January 22, 2010

    How Far Did We Have to Scroll Down In the 2010 Pazz & Jop Poll to Find a Houstonian?

    Congratulations, Slim Thug! Your album was Houston's biggest critical success last year... sort of.​Our sister paper in NYC's Cooper Square, the Village Voice, released its Pazz & Jop poll Thursday. The annual coast-to-coast survey of music critics ranks the previous year's best (according to ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    How Texas and Alabama Match Up... Musically

    ​ For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009

    Somewhere Trouble Don't Go

    The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.

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    December 3, 2009

    Beyonce Leads 2010 Grammy Field With 10 Nominations

    Beyonce leads all nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, reaping the benefits of her smash double album I Am... Sasha Fierce and her prominent role on the soundtrack to last year's Chess Records docudrama Cadillac Records, in which she appeared as an R&B diva from an earlier age, Etta Jame ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Dear Local Musicians, Grammy Consideration Is Not the Same Thing As Grammy Nominations

    Ah, here we go again with local artists trumpeting "Grammy nominations." The latest is Atascocita-grown country singer Susan Hickman, who seems to fancy herself as a Miranda Lambert/Martina McBride type. We stumbled across Hickman accidentally through MySpace's "Status Updates," and our eye was imm ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    August 7, 2008
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    July 29, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    Giddyup!: Full RodeoHouston Lineup Announced

    John Fogerty: Hannah who?!? After teasing the thousands of Houstonians left out in the cold by Hannah Montana and her mysterious alter ego Miley Cyrus’ November concert at the microscopic Toyota Center, RodeoHouston confirmed this morning that the duo, who for some reason have never been photogra ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 10, 2007
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