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Monterey Pop Festival

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    The Shakespearian Story of Soulsville, U.S.A. Focus of New Book

    Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion By Robert Gordon 384 pp. $30 Bloomsbury It's a story that any novelist or screenwriter would find fantastical. A white, middle-aged banker and part time country music fiddler with a hankering to get into the music business convinces his older ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Dwayne Cathey, A Good Man to Scare People With

    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? Dwayne Cathey doesn't exa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    RIP Reg Presley: "Wild Thing" Singer, With the Troggs, Was 71

    Reg Presley, singer of the Troggs and the voice on one of the true rock and roll anthems, 1966's "Wild Thing," passed away late Monday night at age 71. Friend and publicist Keith Altham told Fox News that Presley, who fronted the Troggs until retiring in January 2012, had been battling cancer for so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Janis Joplin And Her "Big Brothers" Come Back Live And Raw

    A boon for classic-rock fans in recent years has been an increased activity in vault-mining, as record labels are discovering, polishing up, and releasing a lot of unearthed "new" material from favorite bands in the form of live shows, as well as outtakes, demos, new songs and alternate versions oft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    No More "Wild Thing" For the Troggs

    ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sad to learn via Chuck Prophet's Facebook page this morning that Reg Presley, lead singer of Sixties proto-punkers the Troggs, has been diagnosed with lung cancer. The Troggs are known primarily for their 1966 hit "Wild Thing." LOM was a sophomore in high school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    BestFest Finalizes Lineup, Releases Schedule

    ​As much as Rocks Off has been talking about it, planning it, and writing about it these past two months or so, it doesn't seem possible that our first-ever Best of Houston® BestFest is only 10 short days away. By the time we finish coughing up all the dust from our trip to the no-smoking Aus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Jimi Hendrix's Pyromania And 5 Other Great Moments In Instrument Destruction

    ​ We've all seen the famous footage of Jimi Hendrix humping, burning, and finally smashing his guitar to bits at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. What not many people realize is he initially performed this act of musical instrument immolation some months before, at the suggestion of writer Keith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Moby Grape

    Who Dat? Collectively, Moby Grape probably was one of the most talented bands to come out of San Francisco area during the golden age of hippiedom. Formed in 1966 by drummer Skip Spence and manager Matthew Katz (both of whom had just been fired from Jefferson Airplane), the lineup included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2008

    Test Your Musical Strength

    I know, I know. You're sitting there at work, thinking, "Gee, I wish there were a way I could appear to be working while actually measuring my musical knowledge across a broad spectrum of time periods and genres, and then translate that knowledge into a numerical score I can use to lord over my less ... More >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Getting Better All the Time

    Dozens of local musicians come together to honor stricken comrade Stephen Adams with a tribute show for the ages

  • Music

    July 19, 2007
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    April 7, 2005

    Canned Heat, with Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy and the Daddylongnecks

    Saturday, April 9, at the Hawg Stop, 11335 Sheldon, 281-456-7867

  • Culture

    December 2, 2004

    Poster Child

    Rice Gallery revamps the hippie aesthetic without selling out

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Sitars in Her Eyes

    Anoushka Shankar is her father's little raga-muffin

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