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Pinetop Perkins

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    In Memoriam: Musicians And Industry Giants We Lost In 2011

    For Rocks Off, one of the creepiest parts of our job is to report on deaths in the industry. Now matter how old or young the musician or mogul is, it's hard to try to quantify a person's life over the course of a few hundred words. How can you? Professional obit writers must be touched by the hand o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald: Smoothest Of The Smooth

    For fans of '70s classic rock, it was the equivalent of three comic book heroes coming together in one Super Smooth Team when Boz Scaggs, ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen announced last year that they would do a short tour as "The Dukes of September." The generous sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    RIP Pinetop Perkins: Blues Legend Dead At 97

    Ralph Mooney, former Waylon Jennings steel guitarist, also dies Steve Azzato/pinetopperkins.com​Legendary multi-Grammy-winning blues pianist Pinetop Perkins has died at his home in Austin, according to his Web site. Perkins, who was part of Muddy Waters' band for years, was 97. No cause of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Texans Have Down Year In Grammy Nominations

    ​Texas artists, or artists with Texas roots, scored fewer nominations than usual when the Recording Academy announced its choices for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday night. Perpetual nominees Beyonce and George Strait were nominated for residual tracks from I Am... Sasha Fierce and Twa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Ten Iconic Musical Nicknames, And 25 You May Never Guess

    ​You know what sucks? Getting saddled with a really awkward family nickname when you are younger and it following you until it takes a frenzied freak-out to stop it. We were once called "Pooter" by our mother until an eight-year-old Rocks Off gave her a terse look right before third grade star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Answers To Rocks Off's Musical Nickname Quiz

    ​Rocks Off hopes you enjoyed our musical nickname quiz earlier today. We have had a few nicknames ourselves over the years - our dad called us "Boog" after former Baltimore Orioles first baseman Boog Powell, and we were known for years around the Austin Chronicle offices as "Weezer," which we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Mick Jagger's Brother Tells British Readers About His Recent Visit To The Balinese Room, Somehow

    Photo by rhaagaThe Balinese Room, several months before Chris Jagger apparently enjoyed a drink there.Has British tabloid the Daily Mail become the Daily Fail? It sure seemed like it when Hair Balls came across a Texas travelogue by Chris Jagger.Jagger, the brother of Mick, gathered little moss as h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Texans Score 30 Grammy Nominations

    Allison Krauss, Robert Plant and T-Bone Burnett (far right) Texas artists landed 30 nominations in 20 categories when the contenders for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were announced today, including all five nominees for Best Tejano Album and four of the five Best Norteno Album contenders. All of ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    CD Reviews

    Blues music releases

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    April 24, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    Standing Behind the Man

    Playing in Chuck Berry's pickup band can be a trial by rock and roll fire

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Bob Margolin

    Friday, July 25

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    September 14, 2000

    Jailhouse Rock

    Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Lady Belts the Blues

    Marcia Ball signs with Alligator and gets a new groove on

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Playbill

    Muddled Muddy

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    June 4, 1998

    Flower Power

    A once-slumbering syndicated radio giant empties its vaults

  • Music

    October 17, 1996

    Memories of the Blues

    Antone's celebrates 20 years of music with -- what else? -- more music

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    August 11, 1994
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