"Welcome to Texas, y'all," mimicked the auctioneer at the Clay Walker Gala, held Thursday evening at the House of Blues.
The auctioneer, a New Yorker, said he knew he landed in Houston by the sound of the stewardess' recognizable Southern twang. A stereotypical assumption, but all in good fun.
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Used to be, you'd have to hit bar after bar until you found one with just the right jukebox, and then that was your own personal lair of alcohol consumption from then on. The people demanded more freedom of choice, however, so most bars have already switched over to Internet jukeboxes, where one can ... More >>
Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Tue., Sept. 18, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston.
Another Run, Square And Compass: Mon., July 23, 11 p.m., Free. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston.
Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $88-$128. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 2591 ... More >>
Lee Fields & the Expressions
April 27, 2010
A very few singers who missed out on being Al Green and Otis Redding when soul music first got big in the '60s and early '70s, people like Charles Bradley and Bettye LaVette, have been lucky enough to enjoy good second-act careers later i ... More >>
Photo by WinkerBassist Gene Kurtz, who co-wrote Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right" and went on to play with a wide range of artists across rock, R&B, jazz and country, passed away Sunday night, according to a post on his Facebook page. Kurtz had just celebrated his 69th birthday last week. ... More >>
"9th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival" With Eli Young Band, Dierks Bentley, Roger Creager, Bob Schneider, Robert Ellis, Folk Family Revival: Sat., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park.
Austra, Cloud Nothings: Sat., Nov. 5. Fitzgerald's.
Andrew Karnavas & Runaway Sun: Wed ... More >>
Chris Nelson/FacebookClint Broussard in his natural habitat.Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months.
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Ed. Note: A reader wrote in Wednesday informing us that the reason Mickey Gilley required assistance moving at Friday's show is because he fell down some stairs in a 2009 accident. After several months at TIRR, where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now, Gilley has resumed performing (though not play ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyJanis Joplin's carRocks Off visited the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur this past Friday while on the the way to Louisiana for a quick vacation. The downstairs area is full of artifacts pertaining to the founding of the land around Port A, like military and anim ... More >>
Two nights ago, while carelessly patrolling the back alleys of the internet, Rocks Off stumbled across Hilary Duff's execrable cover of The Who's "My Generation".
Well, what did you think, YouTube commenters?
You sure you're not being too harsh? Yeah... ours too. Someday, when we ... More >>