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Old 97's

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    March 26, 2014

    25 Shows In Houston You Should See This Spring

    Waxahatchee Mango's, April 4 Right now acoustic folk is a sleeping giant within the music industry, but Katie Crutchfield (who works under the stage name Waxahatchee) is one name to have on your radar. If you're a fan of acts like Screaming Females, Hop Along and Laura Stevenson, you'll likely find ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Superchunk, Sting & Paul Simon, QOTSA, etc.

    Superchunk Fitzgerald's, February 7 Among the handful of '80s/'90s college-rock acts who have found equal if not greater success on the reunion circuit -- Pixies and Sebadoh come to mind, both due here later this month -- Chapel Hill's Superchunk melded the melodic roar of Husker Du with the quirks ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Old 97's at Sam Houston Race Park

    Old 97's Sam Houston Race Park April 6, 2013 So, very rarely is it possible to see a decent band for six bucks. However, it was entirely possible to do so at the Sam Houston Race Park this past Saturday night. Oh, and not only could you see a band for way freakin' cheap, but that band was the Old ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013

    DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 2

    Wednesday DJ Sun, who has as good a claim as anybody we know on the title of Houston's Chillest Citizen, was kind enough to walk us through the first half of his brand-new (and first) full-length original album, One Hundred. Full-length is right, too: One Hundred stretches to 19 tracks, including a ... 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.

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    August 24, 2012

    Last Night: The Old 97's at House of Blues

    The Old 97's House of Blues August 23, 2012 Too Far to Care is an album about growing up the hard way but having a lot of fun while you do it. It was made by a band who thought the world was about to be at their feet, that they were about to break through to the big time. Showbiz! That isn't quite ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Too Far to Care

    The Old 97's revisit a Texas classic on 15th anniversary tour.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "We'll Play Our Hit Twice"

    Rewind: The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger" Streets of Where I'm From (music feature) When Nirvana upended the music business in the early '90s, the major record labels saw dollar signs in every dive bar and honky-tonk in the lower 48. That extended all the way to Texas, ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger"

    Music Feature: Streets of Where I'm From This is an exciting time to be an Old 97's fan. Out of nowhere, almost, the Dallas quartet is now one of the longest-tenured and most successful Texas bands of its generation. All four original members are intact, they never "took a break," and they've never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Soft Metals, Buxton, Grand Old Grizzly, Etc.

    Tonight L.A.-via-Portland electro duo Soft Metals (synthy, spooky, dreamy) headline the return of the Musum of Fine Arts, Houston's Mixed Media social-hours from 8 p.m. to midnight. The space will be tricked out by presenting sponsor IKEA, so you know it's going to be modern. Also performing are loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Angels & A-Holes

    When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Last Night: Old 97's at House of Blues

    Oh, dutiful journalism, the places I will go in your name. Last night, one of those places just had to be House of Blues. It's always a pleasure to watch Old 97's and I would put up that good fight to keep my spirits high in what is arguably my least favorite venue in town. But enough with the pouti ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    September 12, 2011

    10 Great Pictures Of Johnny Cash

    ​Do you remember where you were when you found out that Johnny Cash passed away, on September 12, 2003? This member of Rocks Off was in our tiny S-10 pickup, delivering pizzas somewhere in Pearland, when one of the country stations he was flipping through delivered the news that the Man In Bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Saturday Night: Robert Ellis Wins Nashville's Heart

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Robert Ellis & the Boys, Those Darlins, Old 97's Mercy Lounge, Nashville July 9, 2011 "It takes a lot of balls to do that in this town, but y'all pulled it off," a man in the second row yelled towards the stage amidst a wave of applause. Robert Ellis and his Boys had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Out Today: New West Strikes Gold On Robert Ellis, Old 97's Discs

    ​It's a light batch this week as far as new releases go, with the Independence Day holiday cutting into the label's schedules. As it stands now, Rocks Off is holding a jug of coffee in our hands to try to wake up from the food and chill-time coma we embarked on last Friday. We are surely not in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Rocks Off's Must-See Music Picks For SXSW '11

    ​As you may have heard, there's a teeny-tiny little music festival going on in Austin later this week. Some of the early birds on team Rocks Off are either already there or well on their way, as a matter of fact. With more than 2,000 artists playing the official part of SXSW alone, trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Fried Food At The Rodeo

    Each week Rocks Off navigates the treacherous seas of the mysterious Internet, casting nets to bring you the finest and freshest music news from around Houston. Enjoy. ​Scale The Summit's new album, The Collective, was released this week, and the entire thing is up for streaming on Soundcloud ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    January 19, 2011

    Balaclavas, Moccs, Fat Tony Place In Pazz & Jop Poll

    Show of hands, everyone who is surprised this is No. 1.​Music writers all know that once they get their Village Voice Pazz & Jop ballot in their e-mail inbox, that it's time to tally their loves from the last year. It's sort of like the leaves changing or the first freeze of winter coming. You ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Old 97's: What's So Good About A Good-Time Band?

    Photos by Jason Wolter​When Rocks Off was talking to Old 97's front man Rhett Miller last week, we told him it was going to be nice to see them at the Continental Club. He chuckled and said, "Yeah, it kind of feels like we're going backwards." It may feel like that for the band - who played H ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Rhett Miller Talks Old 97's, Bob Dylan, Trains And More

    Piper Ferguson​The band probably doesn't remember this, but one of the first interviews Rocks Off ever conducted as a quote-unquote professional journalist was talking to the Old 97's in their tour van behind Austin's Liberty Lunch as opener Don Walser(!) yodeled in the background. That was ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Old 97's Match Their Grayer, Mellower House Of Blues Audience

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Some British band - it may have been the Thompson Twins - once sang about what a drag it is getting old. Aftermath is getting on in years, but still young at heart, which is what compelled us to go check out a similarly more seasoned Old 97s at the House of Blues Saturday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    I'm Bound To Pack It Up: A Playlist for Team Coco

    ​Former management at NBC was smart enough to stick with Conan O'Brien's Late Night franchise despite an unsteady beginning, and were rewarded when Coco went on to build one of the most reliably solid shows in late-night history. He was afforded no such wisdom from Jeff "Soul Suckin' Jerk" Zucker, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Twelve Musical Fuck Yous Better Than Gov. Ah-nuld's Coded Message

    ​Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​We admit, we never thought he had it in him, but apparently the Governator is capable of human cleverness - just like all non-cybernetic organisms. That is, if we accept that the acrostic in this veto message here isn't just a coincidence (read the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Blacktop Gypsy and Shurman

    Two fine bands who don't come through much are playing just blocks apart tonight. Dallas's Blacktop Gypsy will be knocking the audience out with their amazing harmonies and the virtuosity of fiddler Heather Stalling (wife of Max Stalling) and former Lake Jackson resident Rodney Pyeatt. Stalling was ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: MELOVINE, the Snake Charmers, LL Cooper, Peekaboo Theory and Buxton

    Mark C. AustinThe Snake Charmers take a breather after bluesing up Martell's.​ It was hot as hell when the Houston Press music staff met up at the Flying Saucer ordering different shades of exotic beers and several different kinds of cheese. Bands were divided up between writers, and pretty much e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Grant Langston's Plastic Honky-Tonk

     California, we have a problem. It is much the same problem we encounter with the whole Texas music phenomenon championed endlessly by Best In Texas music magazine: calculated, paint-by-the-numbers music and writing. This was one of LOM's chief criticisms of L.A. tonker David Serby's latest eff ... More >>

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    December 26, 2008

    Saturday: Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club

    A sort of swampy Supersuckers, New Orleans trio Dash Rip Rock - whose last album Hee Haw Hell was the rather ambitious cowpunk retelling of Dante's Inferno - have returned to more earthly concerns on the new Country Grilfriend (Abitian). That means, according to the liner notes, "songs [that] will b ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    September 27, 2008
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    July 13, 2007
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    July 12, 2007

    ZZ Top, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III, Old 97's

    ZZ Top, David Allan Coe, Hank Williams III and Old 97's perform Saturday, July 14, at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Young Gun

    Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Hsker D -- and that's a good place to be

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    I'll Drink to That

    Fuel your New Year's Eve with these boozy sing-along tunes

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    August 5, 2004

    Old 97's

    Drag It Up (New West)

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    July 22, 2004
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    May 20, 2004

    Hop Sing

    1, Self-released

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    Miller's Crossing

    Rhett Miller's Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.

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    July 20, 2000
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    April 29, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    July 31, 1997

    All-Terrain Vehicle

    Rock, country, punk, pop: Freewheeling Old 97's don't discriminate

  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    A Whole Lot Country

    And quite a bit rock and roll add up to No Depression music

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