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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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 >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerAstute 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.
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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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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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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