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Paul Anka

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Mystery of Mary Sarah: Country Music's Next Star?

    Many critics believe that for the past few years, country music has been experiencing the kind of artistic bankruptcy that comes along once in a generation. But now something odd is happening, and the unlikely catalyst is a teenager from Fort Bend County who once confessed her "MAJOR" crush on Justi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Paul Anka, Ladies' Man and Sinatra Worshipper, Tells It His Way

    My Way: An Autobiography By Paul Anka with David Dalton St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99 Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    That's a Big Twinkie: A Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

    The last shipment of Hostess Twinkies was supposedly delivered last Tuesday, as Hostess indeed filed for bankruptcy. Twinkies were also linked to great destructive forces in the movie Ghostbusters. This all falls very close to December 21, which marks the end of the Mayan Mesoamerican Long Count C ... 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

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    For Labor Day: 10 Songs About Childbirth

    kidzcareonline.com​Cyril Connolly said "There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall." The famed English literary critic knew, like several here at Rocks Off, that having kids puts a hell of a dent in a parent's free time, and the constant demands of children can make at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp From Hell

    Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2010

    Paul Anka

    From '50s teen idol to master composer, the writer behind "Diana" takes the stage

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    G.I. Blues: A Soldiers' Playlist

    ​Today is the anniversary of one of the truly momentous occasions in popular music: On March 23, 1958, Elvis Presley reported for induction into the U.S. Army, thus opening up a thousand alternate timelines for musical historians to formulate "What if he hadn't?" scenarios. For the next few years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Asleep at the Wheel, Heartless Bastards, High On Fire, Thrill Kill Kult, Will.i.am, White Rabbits, etc.

    ​"The Festival At The Mink" With White Rhino, Alkari, The Manichean, Flowers To Hide, The Sour Notes, Giant Battle Monster, Gretchen Schmaltz: Sat., Feb. 27, 6 p.m., $8. The Mink. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., April 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. B L A C K I E, Rapeworm, Wife: Thu., March 4. Indie Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    8 Songs Guaranteed To Get Those Damn Relatives To Leave Already

    ​But if I really say it, the radio won't play it, Unless I lay it between the lines! - Peter, Paul and Mary, "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" We know, we know. It's late Christmas evening, you've had a few too many glasses of nog. That turkey is starting to take its toll, and yet you've still got a hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007
  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Classic Cuban CDs

    Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006

    In His Prine

    We like it when our favorite musicians wax on. And on. And on. So fans of John Prine should love this extended interview with Prine, which, for spatial reasons, didn't make it into John Lomax's recent story. No peas for John, please John Lomax:I never knew this, but I saw that you were a big Rog ... More >>

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Christmas Miracle

    A media benefit helps a charity that's been questioned

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Hot Pants

    Nikka Costa hangs the moon with punchy soul and low-riding trousers

  • Music

    November 12, 1998
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