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Norah Jones

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    February 3, 2014

    Five Great Musical Duos-In-Waiting

    Last month at Starbucks, waiting on my Grande Pike, I spied on the sales counter a curious item. It was a CD featuring duets by the dude from Green Day and Norah Jones. "Weird combo," I thought, took my coffee and went on with my day. Then, maybe a week later, Phil Everly passed away and the boss ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared October 26, 2011. Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Best-Selling Albums On Our Top 30 Texas Albums List

    One thing you will notice about our Texas 30 list is that not everything that made the cut was a best-seller, though the albums have been heavily influential and may be in everyone's private collection. Just look at all the satellite blogs we have written around the Texas 30 mentioning the albums th ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    RIP Ravi Shankar, Sitar Pioneer And Beatles Buddy

    One of the greatest musicians of all-time has died. Ravi Shankar, sitar legend and easily one of India's most revered cultural ambassadors, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age 92 in San Diego. According to ZeeNews, he had been having trouble breathing and was admitted into the hospital last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Saturday Night: Norah Jones at Bayou Music Center

    Norah Jones, Richard Julian Bayou Music Center October 20, 2012 "Miriam/ That's such a pretty name/ I'm gonna say it when/ I make you cry." -- Norah Jones Despite its name, Norah Jones' newest album, Little Broken Hearts, is a mild departure from her melancholy debut, Come Away With Me. That's th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 19-20

    Matt & Kim House of Blues, October 19 Infectious pop, bright-eyed wonder and criminally catchy hooks have made Matt & Kim one of the best live acts to emerge out of the Aughties. The duo -- keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino -- feed off the energy of the crowd, and usually end up in ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead -- 50 Cent And Much More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Top 10 Possible Future RodeoHouston Performers

    The hardest thing about making a list of possible future RodeoHouston performers is making sure to color inside the lines, which means the things that I want probably wouldn't work. Sure, the Black Keys on opening night and the Rolling Stones doing an-all country set to close out the season would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: Lonesome, Onry and Mean Edition

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny Brown​I spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.​Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Richard Julian: Norah Jones Mate Makes Midtown Stopover

    Juan Patino/Richard Julian on Facebook​Richard Julian, Norah Jones sideman and leader of Jones' side project The Little Willies, plays Midtown's Leon's Lounge this evening. Julian's 2010 Compass Records release Girls Need Attention made Lonesome, Onry and Mean's list of last year's best alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Friday Night: Smokey Robinson At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Rizoh​Smokey Robinson Arena Theatre May 13, 2011 If William "Smokey" Robinson wasn't America's poet laureate of love, he would have thrived in a number of other fields. Smokey would make a solid con man, for instance. Friday night at Arena Theatre, he kicked off his show with a dec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    WHIP YOUR HAIR: Best Singles By The Children Of Rock & Rap Royalty

    ​Today is Julian Lennon's 48th birthday, born April 8, 1963, just as his father John was beginning the meteoric rise to godhead status with the Beatles. He wouldn't see his dad too terribly much as Beatlemania took over the world, something that both men struggled with as the years went on. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    Capital Steps

    Dispatches from ACL 2010

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Eagles, Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne's Diet

    Ed. Note: Updated at 1:42 p.m. to include information on Don Henley's medical condition we received from Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Photos by Marco Torres​It's just a few hours after the Eagles left the stage at this year's Austin City Limits Festival, closing out the weekend. Rocks Off mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Girls And Richard Julian Both Need Attention

    Headstrong Pictures/ myspace.com/richardjulianNorah Jones and Richard Julian in the Little Willies​Talking a streak at the edge of the bed She looked like fresh piece of cake Unable to get with the things that she said I pretended I wasn't awake Unless you have an ear to the New York folk un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    HISD's K12 Radio Has Odd Definition Of Local Music... For Now

    ​The stated goal for HISD's K12 Radio is a local station powered by the students and teachers of the district dedicated to local music, but when Rocks Off tuned into the online stream earlier this week, that's not what we heard. First up we got Shania Twain's "Forever and For Always." Twain i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Is The Westheimer Block Party Done For?

    Bun B For Lafayette - ATLiens Freestyle from Decatur Dan on Vimeo. • Dave Bry at the witty pop-culture blog The Awl writes about rap music's eternal embrace of consumerism, using Bun B's most recent release, a rap written in honor of Japanese clothing company Lafayette, as an example. It's a great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Blogging Bonnaroo: Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z

    Photos by Mark C. Austin/See the slideshowStevie Wonder on Bonnaroo's main stage​Houston artist Tyagaraja recently won the Ford Fiesta Team Houston Battle of The Bands, the grand prize of which was a trip to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Meghan Hendley, keyboardist/vocal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    2010 ACL Line-Up Goes Live And (Early) By Surprise

    The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert Top Lilith Houston Lineup

    ​ If you missed Norah Jones Wednesday or Miranda Lambert a couple weeks back, don't worry - they'll both be back when the revived Lilith Fair hits the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 16. Also scheduled for Houston are Dixie Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire's new band, Court Yard Houn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Rocks Off Sets You Straight On Musical Happy Hours

    ​On newsstands now - or soon, depending on where in the metro area you live - you will find the Houston Press' new cover story, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - a guide to Jimmy Buffett's discography our city's varied, vibrant happy-hour scene, in which Rocks Off had some input. Naturally, we cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Complete List of Texas' 2010 Grammy Nominees

    ​Rocks Off was pretty sure we missed a few Texas (or Texas-connected) artists in Thursday's writeup of the 2010 Grammy nominees, and it turns out we were right. We don't even remember scrolling past some of these categories over at Grammy.com, to be honest, but thanks to the Texas Music Office's C ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    KISS Off

    The makeup-clad rockers may be hilarious, but they're hardly metal.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: The Appleseed Cast, Cut Chemist, Norah Jones, Sondre Lerche, Torche, etc.

    ​Abacabb, Upon A Burning Body, Molotov Solution, Dr. Acula: Fri., Jan. 29. Meridian. Al Di Meola: Sat., Feb. 13. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Alpha Rev, The Fox Derby, Tyagaraja, The Language Room: Fri., Jan. 8. Warehouse Live. The Appleseed Cast: Fri., Feb. 26. Rudyard's. The Bellamy Brothers: Fri. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Does Anyone Care About Super Tuesdays Anymore? Besides Us?

    ​Time was that Tuesdays used to be the best day of the week for your average recorded-music consumer. Since Rocks Off was just a wee music nerd, Tuesdays were his favorite days of the week because it was always the universal day for all new releases to hit the stores. It started with begging our p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Damn That Michael Irvin!

    ​It's the halfway point of the season! Tom Bergeron said so! I wish he'd said that the night before, when I was glumly pondering how many more episodes this season would foist upon an innocent populace. But there you go: only a few left. Here's hoping someone gets really hurt. The opening cr ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    Aftermath: Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis and Norah Jones at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Photos by Frank Stewart/ Jazz at Lincoln Center When Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis first shared the stage at New York's Allen Room for Jazz at Lincoln Center almost exactly two years ago, the concert was simply billed as "Willie Nelson Sings the Blues." There was no hint that music history ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Tonight: Jesse Harris at Warehouse Live

    Joel FitzpatrickBest known for his work as a songwriter and guitarist with Norah Jones - he penned several songs for her first two albums, including the Grammy-winning "Don't Know Why" - New York-born Jesse Harris has had a long career in his own right, and as a producer and touring sideman fo ... More >>

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    August 16, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    June 7, 2007

    Norah Jones

    Norah Jones becomes her own person

  • Film

    May 24, 2007

    America Cannes

    Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.

  • Music

    May 17, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Sitar Star

    Anoushka Shankar may soon be as famous as her dad -- but don't tell her that

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Raul Midn

    State of Mind

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Joss Stone

    Sunday, April 25

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Norah Jones

    Feels Like Home (Blue Note)

  • Music

    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    The Unplugged Menace

    New Model Army's show will have all of punk's power -- at a reasonable volume

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Everything Old Is New Again

    What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Norah Jones

    Sunday, July 20

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Made With Love

    Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Norah Jones

    Wednesday, March 27

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