Molly Hatchet

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    September 12, 2014

    10 Acts to Watch at Yes, Indeed! Fest 2014

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever Weekends that go by without another multi-stage festival setting up shop somewhere in Houston are getting pretty scarce, but Yes, Indeed~ has a definite leg up due to its track record and homegrown appeal. For its third edition, the nine-hour event relocates to mid- ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Last Night: Eli Young Band at House of Blues

    Eli Young Band House of Blues January 31, 2013 They say Texans have lost our twang. Most Texans don't seem to be all that balled up about it. Rather, the some 1,500 Texan Eli Young Band fans who crammed into House of Blues for the first of two sold-out shows Thursday night were talking (of course) ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    11 Sultry, Sexy Cowgirls on World War II Planes (NSFW)

    One of the great things about World War II airplanes, beyond their role in bringing down two savage dictatorships, was the nose art. Officers were given pretty much carte blanche on what they could paint on the side of their aircraft, and many used women, scantily clad to one 1940's degree or anoth ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    New Venue The Flamingo Room Has A Leg Up

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Astute readers of the Houston Press' and Rocks Off's local concert calendars might have noticed that a new venue is pulling some names into town. Sidled up to the Gulf Freeway just minutes from Hobby Airport, The Flamingo Room is Houston's newest mid-level venue. Rumor ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Upcoming: Ana Gabriel, Deadmau5, Leon Russell, Etc.

    ​Ana Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis: Sat., Aug. 20. Toyota Center. Ben Sollee: Thu., July 21. Fitzgerald's. Bexar County Bastards, Hell City Kings, Southbound Saints: Fri., June 10. Rudyard's. Black Congress, Milk Music, Chest Pain: Tue., June 7. Rudyard's. Bob Schneider: Sat., July 23. Hou ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Self-Titled Debut Albums

    ​It wasn't until we were discussing its release this week that Rocks Off realized we're basically the same age as Led Zeppelin's debut album. Recorded in October 1968 and released the following January, Led Zeppelin is 42 years old. It suffers from some of the same ailments as all of us who r ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Eight Memorable Frank Frazetta Album Covers

    ​ No man has ever been more able to make pure bad-assery out of ink and canvas than Frank Frazetta. In fact, Rocks Off's initial attraction to his wife owes much to his obsession with Frazetta's pale, almond-eyed, raven-haired heroine in his painting "At the Earth's Core." The 82-year-old artist w ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Drake, Devin The Dude, Hickoids, Record Store Day, Molly Hatchet, Mono, Weatherbox, Etc.

    ​Celtic Thunder: Sat., Nov. 13. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dash Rip Rock, The Hickoids: Fri., May 21. Continental Club. Devin The Dude, The Coughee Brothaz: Tue., April 20. Warehouse Live. Drake: Thu., May 20. Verizon Wireless Theater. Fates Warning, Futures End, Six Minute Century: Fri., July 9. ... More >>

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    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: Kings Of Leon Rage Against The Fame

    Photos by Mark C. Austin​Funny thing happened last night. It was the same thing that happened to U2 in 1987 in the wake of The Joshua Tree, and the same thing that killed Kurt Cobain in 1994. Fame has finally overtaken Kings Of Leon, leaving their core boots 'n flannel crowd in the proverbial pop ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Collective Soul and Black Stone Cherry at House of Blues

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ Something strange happened during the '90s. Southern Rock as we once knew it all but disappeared. Charmed by grunge, drowned in amplification, bands began shedding the elements of blues and country that threaded that noble line from Lynyrd Skynyrd through the Georgia Satel ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    Aquarium Drunkard (Snarkily) Remembers the Fabulous Satellite Lounge

    Deron NeblettThe Hollisters at the Fabulous Satellite Lounge, circa 2000For a solid decade, Washington Avenue's Fabulous Satellite Lounge was Houston's go-to spot for roots-rock, alt-country and pretty much anything else that might get covered in the late, recently resurrected online No Depression m ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Talking With Air Guitar Master Bjorn Turoque

    For the past six years, Dan Crane, aka "Bjorn Turoque" has been the preeminent ambassador for the world of air guitar. He retired from competition in the Air Guitar World Championships in 2005 and made a lateral move to being the touring roadshow nightly MC - or the "Master of Air-emonies," as he ca ... More >>

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    January 12, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Texas Hippie Coalition

    Denison-based Texas Hippie Coalition, or THC to fans, lays claim to the title "Kings of Red Dirt Metal," and will more than likely rock you the eff out. These guys feel like Pantera meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, so horns most definitely up. (Plus, the drummer goes by "Cowboy.") Lead singer Big D ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Songs Not To Play At Intercontinental Airport's New Karaoke Booth

    So now there's a karaoke booth at Intercontinental Airport. According to the Houston Chronicle, travelers can choose from "hundreds of titles."We got to wondering this morning about what's in their song selections there and more to the point -- what isn't.We imagine that the management of IAH's kara ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    Drive-By Truckers, A to Z

    Alabama Ass Whuppin'

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    November 8, 2007
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    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

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    November 4, 2004
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    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

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    August 24, 1995
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    March 23, 1995

    Thriving -- or Simply Surviving?

    After all these years, Alex Van Halen insists his band isn't "D.O.A."