Mojo Nixon

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    June 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Pride Festival, Whiskey Myers, John Egan, etc.

    Shoulders Continental Club, June 27 Shoulders are a thinking man's party band, mostly because "thinking" is an excellent word to rhyme with "drinking." Long before Gogol Bordello, the Tom Waits-besotted rockers all but had the gypsy-alternative market cornered back in the early '90s, when albums li ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    Ex-Black Crowe Luther Dickinson Has Plenty "Mojo, Mojo" of His Own

    If the general rules of parent/child relationships hold, most members of the latter group will find the former's music tastes "uncool" at some point. However, how can that be the case when your dad is Luther Dickinson, the rock/country/blues singer-guitarist and current solo artist, member of the N ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Soul Screamer Barrence Whitfield Will Make You "Bleed From the Eyeballs"

    Attention, those of you planning to go the Barrence Whitfield and the Savages show tomorrow. Want to visit backstage or get in good with the screaming fireball of a soul man? All you need to do is cater to his sweet tooth. "There was this club we used to play right outside of Houston and there was ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Remembering Phil Ochs, the "Singing Journalist"

    Phil Ochs was never Bob Dylan. Oh, he wanted to be Dylan, but ol' Zimmy booted that bastard right out of his limo. "You're not a folksinger, you're a journalist." If only Phil had accepted himself as "the singing journalist." After failing to find the commercial success he so desired, Ochs turned ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Houston Bands Prepare to Invade SXSW

    Starting this coming weekend, a slew (yes, a slew) of Houston bands will be invading Austin to take part in SXSW's official and unofficial revelry. Grandfather Child, Electric Attitude, Something Fierce, Bagheera and many others will be playing free day parties, showcases and pop-up festivals. Rec ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    10 Songs For Jesus Christ's Wedding Reception

    Was Jesus married? Ambiguous at best in the Bible, fully explored in fiction such as The Last Temptation of Christ, this ancient riddle is suddenly all over the headlines again after Karen King, a Christian-history expert at Harvard Divinity School, claimed to have found a 4th-century parchment that ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    Aggronautix Bringing You Bobblehead Wayne Kramer, James Williamson

    Aggronautix has brought you bobbleheads of GG Allin, Mojo Nixon, Roky Erickson, Andrew WK, and even Milo from the Descendents. I even purchased a creepily lifelike model of Allin's head from them a few years back. Today they announced two new additions to their bobbled family, in the form of the MC5 ... More >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Do You Remember Rock N Roll Comics?

    Ilko Davidov's documentary film Unauthorized: The Story of Rock N Roll Comics is finally available on DVD today after having been originally released in 2005. Hopefully you remember Rock N Roll Comics, the series of illustrated unauthorized biographies that Todd Loren put out to the rage of many unt ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Playlist for the Missing: 5 Songs for the Bermuda Triangle

    ​66 years ago five U.S. torpedo bombers dubbed Flight 19 disappeared during a navigation training exercise in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle, claiming the lives of 14 airmen. It is commonly assumed that the flight became disoriented and lost, ran out of fuel, and then ditched in the oc ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: Mojo Nixon At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Mojo Nixon & the Toadliquors Continental Club February 26, 2011 When Mojo Nixon "retired" from recording and touring following 2009's Whisky Rebellion, the music world breathed a sigh of relief (or sorrow) that one of its principal loose cannons had finally been silence ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Mojo Working

    Shock-rocker Nixon foresees baby-making future for his music.

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    January 11, 2011

    Upcoming: Dwight Yoakam, En Vogue, Kylie, OMD, Etc.

    ​Anders Osbourne: Fri., March 11. Last Concert Cafe. Anthony David: Sun., March 6. Numbers. Axwell: Fri., Feb. 4. Stereo Live. Bobby Long: Sun., April 10. Fitzgerald's. Civil Twlight, Mother/Father: Fri., Feb. 25. Warehouse Live. cEvin Key: Sat., April 16. Numbers. Chrisette Michele: Th ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Get In The Groove

    South by Scorsese: The festival in a single 6th St. tracking shot. Video by Craig Hlavaty It didn't take long for Aftermath to remember you don't have to look very hard at all for music at SXSW; in fact, we were barely even awake when it happened. After arriving in Austin late, late Thursday night, ... More >>

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    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Just Your Average, Garden-Variety Mayhem At The Continental Club

    Photos by Chris GrayThe Stone River Boys​SXSW moves at such a frenetic clip that when you're finally able to catch your breath and collect your thoughts, it's almost over. That moment finally arrived for Aftermath at rockabilly troublemaker and Sirius/XM Outlaw Country DJ Mojo Nixon's annual "Mojo ... More >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The King Is Dead

    ​Last Friday -- January 8 -- marked what would have been the 75th birthday of Elvis Presley. The milestone was dutifully noted on most national new broadcasts and publications, tastefully hitting the high points of the King's life without dwelling overmuch on this drug- addled final years. ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    October 1, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    September 1, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Aggrolites, Frankie Valli, the Krayolas, Peaches, "Rockers vs. Mods," etc.

    ​ The Aggrolites: Wed., Oct. 14. Meridian. Asher Roth: Thu., Sept. 24. Rich's Houston. Aventura: Fri., Dec. 4. Toyota Center. Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash: LOUNGE STAGE., Thu., Oct. 1. Fitzgerald's. Buxton: Thu., Oct. 1. Continental Club. Captured! By Robots: Wed., Nov. 18. Super Happy Fun Land. C ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Long Live Country Dick Montana and the Beat Farmers

    When LOM returned to Houston from India in 1987, former Chronicle music critic Marty Racine became near-religious reading for me. I couldn't wait for his Thursday "Critic's Picks" column so I could plan my musical weekend. I learned about all kinds of below-the-radar bands from Racine: Mojo Nixon, S ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    SXSW: South Congress Circuit

    As usual, Saturday afternoon for me was all about South Congress. Bands like Houston's own Allen Oldies Band - fronted by the High Priest of the Oldies and the State of Texas's official unofficial Minister of Fun - are traditions, as are people like Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry at Mojo Nixon's ... More >>

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    February 3, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: David Allan Coe's "Whips and Things" (NSFW)

    That lovable scamp Mojo Nixon just played this song on his Sirius XM Outlaw Country shift, and now only God knows when Rocks Off is going to be able to scrub his mind clean of "Pussy-Eatin' Pamela," "Suck-'em Silly Shirley" and a few others he can't bring himself to type. And, in case you are d ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    For the King: Elvis Impersonators from Around the World

    Elvis Presley would be - or, depending on who you believe, is - 74 years old today. But he's as popular as ever, and alive or dead, as Mojo Nixon has noted many times, Elvis really is everywhere... Rob Kingsley, Elvis Tribute UK's 2008 European Champion   "Turkish Elvis" Nevrez Caliskan

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    January 24, 2008
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    April 13, 2006

    Kinky's Got His Mojo Workin'

    A Texas wild man enlists his Appalachian counterpart in his crusade

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    March 23, 2006

    South By So Huge

    Austin's little music festival is all grown up

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    December 30, 2004

    I'll Drink to That

    Fuel your New Year's Eve with these boozy sing-along tunes

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    May 13, 2004

    Bernie Leadon

    Tuesday, May 18

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    March 25, 2004

    Adieu, Monsieur Mojo

    ...And other SXSW adventures

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    November 28, 2002

    Rockin' Drama Mama

    Mary McBride makes the transition from aspiring playwright to alt-country songstress

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    April 18, 2002

    Creative Interpretations

    Vindication comes a year after "Agent 307" prevented Mahotella Queens from performing at I-Fest

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    November 22, 2001

    ¡Viva El Vez!

    Don't you step on the Mexican Elvis's huaraches azules

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    November 15, 2001

    The Good Ol' Days

    The Allen Oldies Band is taking a different route to fame

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    July 13, 2000

    Houston Press Music Awards 2000

    Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase

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    May 18, 2000

    End the Innocence

    Don Henley -- Stereolab

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    December 30, 1999


    Elvis Incarnate: Mojo Nixon

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    July 1, 1999

    Unexpected Success

    Just when he thought fame had passed him by, Austinite Jon Dee Graham gets rediscovered

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    January 22, 1998
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    August 14, 1997
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    October 17, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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    July 25, 1996

    Nasty Conquers All

    Determination, and bad manners, rescue Ugly Americans from a sorry fate

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    May 23, 1996
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    August 3, 1995
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    December 29, 1994

    News from Nowhere

    Clearing the desk for the New Year, and other excuses for a column

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    April 21, 1994
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    March 31, 1994

    Hickman's Science Project

    Plus: Houston musicians ask that eternal question -- Why doesn't anybody love us?

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    March 24, 1994
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    February 3, 1994
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