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  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    New Doc Tunes Into "The Greatest Ears in Town"

    What do Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Norah Jones, the Rascals, Willie Nelson, Phil Collins, Dr. John, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, the Average White Band, and Hall & Oates have in common? Not much, musically. But they all made records, and some of their most memorable, in the studio with Arif M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Love And Madness: The Top 5 Songs Named "Crazy"

    Starting in 1992, October 10 has been known as World Mental Health Day. Started by the folks at the World Federation For Mental Health, it's a day that helps promote awareness and education of depression and other mental health illnesses. It's one of those "days" that isn't nearly as big as those t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    Ted

    Seth McFarlane's new film is stuffed with more of the same.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Upcoming: Glen Campbell, Toadies, Norah Jones, Crystal Method, Etc.

    13 Black Coffins, Ese, Zipperneck, The Failed Attempt: Fri., June 1, 7 p.m., $10. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. 23 Shades, The Solidier Thread: Fri., June 1, 8 p.m., $10/$12. The Bronze Peacock Room @ House Of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Aesop Rock: Fri., Aug. 10, 8 p.m., $18/$22. Fitz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Friday 3/16/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Rumor: Eminem To Perform At Tonight's Shady Records SXSW Party

    Most of the world's biggest rappers - Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, T.I., 50 Cent - have performed in Austin within the past week, are about to perform, or are at least in the city partaking in the SXSW festivities. Rocks Off was leaving Stubb's late Thursday night and heard Snoop Dogg performing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Houston Acts Stage Own SXSW Invasion

    Sixteen Houston acts will play an all-day free show during SXSW from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th St. The party is sponsored by The Convoy Group, the company run by Houston promoter and sometime Rocks Off photograher Mark C. Austin, who announced the party ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Classic Christmas: George Winston's December

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a record or artist outside the mainstream will make a blip on the pop culture radar, like Norah Jones' sudden ascendance ... More >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Showcase Showdown

    Fifty bands, 11 stages and three music writers talking HPMA highlights.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Artist of the Week: HPMA Nominee Clory Martin

    ​Welp, you've made it. Tonight is the Houston Press Music Awards ceremony, otherwise known as Music Christmas, otherwise known The Opposite of the Holocaust, otherwise known as The Day Jesus Says "Fuck. Yes." We figured we'd sneak in one more HPMA-themed Artist of the Week column. Meet, Clor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    HPMA Preview: Seven Nominated Bands Perfect For Ear Fatigue

    Photo by Liana LopezNick Gaitan and Umbrella Man​Oh, yes, it is that time again, time for the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase You can almost smell it...well, hopefully not. This week we will be profiling the bands who will be performing at this Saturday's HPMA showcase at venues all over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Out Today: Danger Mouse In Rome, Nick Cave & Queen Reissued

    ​It's back to the usual grind for Rocks Off after last night's late-night Austin City Limits Festival lineup announcement. Sadly, we will not be seeing the Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light in Austin come September. And yes, still playing it, along with a steady diet of Guns N' Roses. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean's Top 11 Obscure 2010 Albums

    ​As per previous years, Lonesome Onry and Mean isn't going to bother with running down all this year's major-label releases. Ranking the relative merits of Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert is the Houston Chronicle's job, we suppose. Seeing major players like Robert Plant, Bruce Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    ​Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-haired pop star who dresses like she's expensive grandma candy. We even interviewed her last ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Young Man, Older Woman: Top Ten Cougar Anthems

    ​Congratulations to Houston folksinger Glenna Bell. Her "The Cougar Anthem," from this year's Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder, was singled out Tuesday alongside Aaron Neville, Keith Richards, Norah Jones and Paul McCartney & Wings in USA Today's weekly "The Playlist" feature. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2010

    Live From The Austin City Limits Festival, Day 3

    Marco TorresTrombone Shorty​Craig Hlavaty: News coming out of the media tent: Don Henley of the Eagles had a stent put in his heart this past week. He will be singing and possibly playing guitar, but not exerting himself on drums. This could very well be the last Eagles show for a while - if e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    She's Got Rhythm: Jazz-Pop Upstart Nikki Yanofsky, 16 And Swingin'

    myspace.com/nikkiyanofsky​Nikki Yanofsky has been "singing since I could talk, basically." And doing it well: When her dad asked the Montreal native to sing a few songs with his garage band at a charity event, it was a little different than practicing in the garage. In the audience was the fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    How Is Houston Doing ACL-Wise?

    Marco TorresThe Eagles have flown, at least as far as Houston is concerned.​If you have even bothered to venture out of doors during these days of 105-degree heat indices and "Unhealthy" air-quality advisories, you may have noticed that things have been a little light on the roadshow front lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Which ACL Headliners Will Play Houston?

    www.eaglesband.comWho knew the Eagles shot their publicity stills for The Long Road Out of Eden at ACL 2005?​When the Austin City Limits festival lineup is released every spring, one of Rocks Off's favorite parlor games besides wondering what sort of Biblical weather-related calamity God will visi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    Chatter: All in the Family

    Woody Guthrie's descendants keep the folk flame alive.

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Thanks, But No Thanks: See What Dallas Has to Deal With All the Time?

    We know, we know... it's just too easy.​ Rocks Off would like to thank Force Field PR and, we suppose, Neon Indian for sending the above picture to our email this morning. It nearly made us spray coffee all over our monitor. We don't quite know where to start, except to venture a guess that if you ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Looking for Trouble

    Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Rocks Off Has Some Issues This Morning, But Not as Many as This Guy

    ​Rocks Off came into the office this morning to discover we had been beset by a bad case of the gremlins. One of our photographers' Web site was down, there was another mix-up with the Willie Nelson photos from Saturday night (which has since been fixed) and... well, it's just a Monday. However, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Killa Kyleon, Destiny's Child, New Boyz, Lil' Flip, Devin, Trae, Cham, Freddy Gibbs, Weezy, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Rihanna, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "H-Town State of Mind," Killa Kyleon Killa is so, so, so good at flipping at other people's songs. Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Beyonce Leads 2010 Grammy Field With 10 Nominations

    Beyonce leads all nominees for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards, reaping the benefits of her smash double album I Am... Sasha Fierce and her prominent role on the soundtrack to last year's Chess Records docudrama Cadillac Records, in which she appeared as an R&B diva from an earlier age, Etta Jame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ​Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    SXSW: South Congress Circuit

    As usual, Saturday afternoon for me was all about South Congress. Bands like Houston's own Allen Oldies Band - fronted by the High Priest of the Oldies and the State of Texas's official unofficial Minister of Fun - are traditions, as are people like Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry at Mojo Nixon's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Texas Monthly, Bound for the Recycle Bin?

    There's an interesting supplement in the new issue of Texas Monthly, the one with all-but-declared gubernatorial candidate Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on the cover. It's a 32-page mini-mag called Texas Bound for Music, and appears to be TM's attempt at... well, it's not really clear exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Cool Out on Your Commute

    2009 is only a few days old, and Houston's radio climate is already improving. Not on the FM dial, which remains a wasteland north of 91.7 (same as it ever was), but starting at 4 p.m. today, commuters can immerse themselves in the swinging sounds of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, B.B. Kin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008
  • Music

    March 27, 2008

    Rhapsody at Bohemeo's on Telephone Road

    It's pastels and palm trees at this East End artists' refuge

  • Music

    September 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    September 4, 2007
  • Music

    May 31, 2007

    Aaron Loesch Vies to Become the Guitar Center King of the Blues

    A dying Houston scene suddenly might have new life

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Patty Griffin

    Children Running Through Ato Records

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt appears Saturday, October 7, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands. Call 281-363-3300 for more info.

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    James Hunter

    ames Hunter appears Friday, May 26, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

  • Music

    February 10, 2005
  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Blackbird Fly

    Jolie Holland returns to her old hometown with the Tom Waits seal of approval

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Cruel Summer

    Are we hearing the death rattle of the sheds?

  • Music

    March 25, 2004

    Surgical Strike

    Mike Patton's Fantômas exits the OR with a visceral disc

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Mentally Disturbed

    Dan Donegan wonders what's nü-metal about his band

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Sitars in Her Eyes

    Anoushka Shankar is her father's little raga-muffin

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    Cultural Clash

    SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene

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