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  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Donnie Houston, Halftime Entertainment

    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? Donnie Houston is a produ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    At Houston Tattoo Shops, "Nothing Gets Done Unless Music Is Playing"

    Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    August 27, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: Melane Gutierrez, The Coffin Queen

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: 13 Black Coffins is a band that has al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Elvis's Bassist Recalls Stax Sessions, One Song The King Couldn't Finish

    The year 1973 was a pivotal one for the King. Elvis Presley was at a definite crossroads, both personally and professionally. On one hand, he had returned to consistent live shows in 1969 after a lot of years making mostly insipid movies in Hollywood, to rapturous audiences. And the live record fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Get Up, Stand Up: Six Protest Songs That Haven't Lost Their Teeth

    America was founded on the protest, and we've been fighting like hell ever since. From civil rights, voting rights and equal rights, America knows a thing or two about protesting. And lately, with unrest in Egypt, the protests in Austin over Texas' new abortion regulation, and people on both sides o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    30 Seconds With Keith Moody

    Rising alternative-country superstar Keith Moody has a voice like a summer rainstorm, capable of sweeping all your love away. We withstood the storm for 30 seconds to see what we could glean from the man. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Keith Moody: "Barbie Girl" by Aqua... I can' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Some Questions About the Texas Music Awards 2012 Ballot

    If you think we were flabbergasted by songwriter Bob Cheevers touting his election as 2011 Songwriter of the Year in the Texas Music Awards sponsored by mytexasmusic.com and "sanctioned" (a hedge word that appears frequently in relation to the Texas Music Awards) by the Texas Academy of Music (high ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2012

    All Shook Up

    The Alabama Shakes ride their momentum right into Houston.

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Warren Haynes, A "Man In Motion"

    ​Warren Haynes has one of the ultimate guitar player resumes, having played for years with the Allman Brothers, many tours with the Grateful Dead and offshoot Bob Weir and Friends as well as his own wildly popular jam band Govt. Mule. He's also toured with Dave Matthews. Haynes comes to town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    The X Factor: Learning To Let Go

    Photo by FOX​Wednesday night The X Factor extended its two-hour format to two and a half hours, allowing us to see each team - Boys, Girls, Over 30s, and Groups - perform, as well as the judges' elimination decisions. While 2.5 hours is quite long, the fact that the show didn't get crazy and m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    New Orleans' Ponderosa Stomp: A Photo Diary

    Photos by Brett KoshkinNew Orleans' Ponderosa Festival thrives on 45s.​Maybe it's age or my ever-increasing tailspin of stagnating taste, but I just don't find music festivals palatable in the slightest these days. Multi-day romps to summertime smorgasboards is for the birds. No matter if it t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis": Hit Or Miss?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chingo Bling, Jack Freeman, Fat Tony, Brad Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Lady Gaga Sings The Big Easy Blues

    Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene Moody​Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    KTRU Departs FM Airwaves Defiant, Unique As Ever

    Marc BrubakerPatricia Bacalao at the statue of Rice founder "Willy" Marsh Rice​"I'm so nervous," declared former KTRU station manager Joey Yang as he took over the helm for the final hour of programming that would be broadcast on the FM band. "Since 1971 we've been on FM, and it's all coming d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Dark Side of the Moon: Best Blockbuster Album Ever?

    ​Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's seminal album about mental illness, the inevitability of death, and anxiety born of living in modern society, turns 38 today. It remains one of the most successful... Wait a minute? DSotM is 38 years old? How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    R.I.P.: Notable Passings Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Dio, man. Neph Basedow: 2010 commenced on a sad note with the passing of Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard (aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.). I'd seen him play a tiny show at Chicago's Empty Bottle in 2008 and still consider it one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was definitive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The Ladies Strike Back, Actually

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    This Week In Set Lists: Pixies, Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty, Rush, Etc.

    GroovehouseKings of Leon, Toyota Center, October 2009​Rocks Off has been both eagerly anticipating and dreading this week for months now. Anticipating because several of our all-time favorite bands are playing within the span of a few days, as are a couple of our favorite newer bands (though n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Last Night: Cyndi Lauper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Cyndi Lauper House of Blues August 12, 2010 See a slideshow of Cyndi Lauper's performance at the House of Blues last night. Hoping Cyndi Lauper might tackle Lightnin' Hopkins Thursday night proved a little much, but lady can sing the blues. Perhaps sensing that her fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Mods Vs. Rockers: Five Mock Battles

    ​Fresh off our trip to AmeriVespa 2010, Rocks Off has come to this conclusion: we are neither a Mod nor a Rocker. We're a Mocker. When you drive around a town as large and car-centric as Houston on a small scooter you get a lot of comments from people, mostly in allusion to Quadrophenia, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Al Green Sanctifies, Electrifies The Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​ For more pictures from Sunday's show, see our slideshow here. In the middle of "Tired of Being Alone," one feverish mini-symphony of soul and salvation out of an even dozen Sunday night (counting an extended '60s medley), the Rev. Al Green asked out loud what his triumphant ... More >>

  • Music

    March 25, 2010

    Further On Up the Road

    Excerpts from the Press's copious online coverage of SXSW.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Aftermath: Lucero's Iron-Plated Soul and Douchebag Fisticuffs at Meridian

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​ As we enter the second-to-last month of what was been an alternately amazing and confounding year for music, Aftermath has been thinking a lot about recurring themes we have encountered over the past twelve months. Seeing a rock and roll sh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    "Day of the Dead Rock Stars"

    Carlos Hernandez turns Día de los Muertos into an homage to rockers

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day Three: Everybody Knows What Black Joe Lewis' Name Is Now

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt​It was almost like being back in Houston: Sunday was sticky and steamy as Rocks Off arrived at Zilker Park around noon, and the only way we knew we could make it through was with a stiff straight shot of Southern soul. Luckily, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears were ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 26, 2009

    SPA Houston: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    We should all look this good at 50

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Ben Mallott at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    With its outrageous cowboy boots and fringed pant legs, the cover of Sugar Land native Ben Mallott's Look Good, Feel Good had just enough of the bells and whistles to make me think this could be another Texas music wannabe floating along on his Undecided/General Studies degree and daddy's money. But ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    December 4, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Gwil Owen's Gravy

    Gwil Owen Gravy www.gwilowen.com Here's another good record that fell through my cracks this year but deserves to be mentioned. Gwil Owen lives in Nashville and can write to the country form anytime he wants to - or his checking account tells him he needs to. But on his latest project, Gravy, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: New Records from Nicholas Tremulis and Felix Cavaliere

    Nicholas Tremulis with Robbie Fulks, "Mystery Train" Some killer records have recently fallen through Lonesome Onry and Mean's cracks, either due to a lack of space in the paper or LOM having just found the CDs under the seat of his truck. Yeah, stuff happens. The Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra's Pink ... More >>

  • Music

    August 14, 2008
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    July 24, 2007

    Summer Mix Tape

    A wise song once said, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” So the Press has put together some songs we think you might find relaxing. Ad man Joe Espelage says "What a Job" by Devin the Dude is perfect for rollerblading. (Seriously.) And we’re not sure why new guy Chris Gray listens to metal ... More >>

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    porterdavis

    Q&A with Daniel Barrett

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007
  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Mystery Bopping

    Racket searches for the hoppingest grocery store in town

  • News

    August 26, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Teenage Wasteland

    Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Banjos and Body Piercings

    William Elliott Whitmore brings old-school bluegrass to the punk underworld

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Combat Rock

    Near-brawls, bribery allegations and personal insults -- welcome to battle-of-the-bands land

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Freddy Fender / Doug Sahm

    Exitos en Español: The Spanish Side of Freddy Fender (Music Club) /The Roots of Doug Sahm, Son of San Antonio (Music Club)

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    On the Waterfront

    Lunch with Rory Miggins

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Big Country

    Buddy and Julie Miller --

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Silver and Gold (and Green)

    Some artists make holiday records for the beauty, not the bucks

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    April 18, 1996
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