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Norah Jones

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Covering Townes Van Zandt Can Be a Tricky Proposition

    Not all that long ago, Rocks Off saw some comment on a Facebook thread where a guy claiming to be a poet said he didn't think Townes van Zandt was the great poet/lyricist so many seem to think. His complaint: he felt like in every Townes song there was some flaw, some line that shouldn't have been a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Is Danger Mouse Ruining Rock?

    Okay, let's get this out of the way right off the bat. That headline is hyperbole. I don't think one man could possibly ruin the entirety of rock and roll. That takes the combined effort of a movement, such as hair metal in the '80s or nu-metal in the late '90s. Danger Mouse isn't a movement. He is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Friday Night: Smokey Robinson at Jones Hall

    Smokey Robinson Jones Hall February 1, 2013 "You short circuit all my nerves/ Promising electric things/ You touch me, and suddenly there's rainbow rings/ Quiet storm" -- Smokey Robinson, "Quiet Storm" Legends do it better. Only Smokey Robinson -- singer, septuagenarian, shaper of the equally lege ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Last Night: Lady Gaga At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torrea​Lady Gaga Toyota Center July 25, 2010 For Lady Gaga's show last night at Toyota Center, the first of a two-night sold-out stand in Houston, she managed to meld blood, sacrilege, fire, pain, heavy metal, love, and the power of music into one mass of light and sound. Fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Mickey Raphael on Willie Nelson, Naked and Clothed

    For a disarmingly large number of his worldwide fans, Willie Nelson burst onto the country music scene in the mid-'70s, fully hirsute, sporting an earring and proclaiming the joys of being on the road again. Real aficionados know that his "overnight success" came only after decades of struggling as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on Amazon.com

    [Rocks Off scrolled through the various Top Sellers lists on Amazon.com this afternoon to see which albums by Texas artists are moving, and where.] Top Sellers Overall 2. Steve Martin, The Crow: New Songs for the Five-String Banjo 7. Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel, Willie and the Wheel ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    For the Sake of the Song

    Corinne Bailey Rae makes music -- and history

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Mr. Renfrow Risin'

    A fresh coffeehouse and some familiar radio voices shine new light on the Houston scene

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Karachi Rock

    Haven't heard of Junoon? They've sold 20 million albums, and they're at the Meridian this week.

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Feelings, Nothing But Feelings

    The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    An Avril Afternoon at the Mall

    Lavigne's top-secret tour comes to Katy

  • Music

    March 11, 2004

    Grammy Shammy

    Sugar Bayou's bad review spotlights a shady Houston trend

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    New-World Diva

    Mexican-American singer Lila Downs learns to stop asking questions and start living

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • Culture

    April 18, 2002

    Do Look Back

    The Band dances The Last Waltz, but can time heal old wounds?

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