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REO Speedwagon

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Heights Guitar Tech Fills Big Gap In Gear-Repair Scene

    There's a great music scene and a lot of gigging musicians living in Houston, but few places to get musical equipment fixed when time is a factor. When I was playing in bands a few years back, any problem with a guitar or one of my amps meant I had two basic options: take it to one of the guitar sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2014

    Austin's OBN IIIs Are No Retro-Rock Chumps

    With unlimited sweat, furious finesse and hook-heavy musical manners, Austin's OBN IIIs are the bastard child of Flamin' Groovies and Radio Birdman, just as their latest slab Live in San Francisco documents. Their closest allies in Texas are likely the equally forceful, cunning and haunting Sons of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    7 Seconds' Kevin Seconds: "Some Days I Just Want to Scream"

    As heroic elders of the 1980s posicore genre alongside brethren like Uniform Choice and later Insted, 7 Seconds replaced hardcore punk's sheer bellicosity, anti-government sloganeering and stiff ideology with tuneful melodies, deep pockets of personal conscience, and a stalwart sense of hope. Beginn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    The Urban Cowboy Soundtrack Holds Up Pretty Well

    Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    10 Acts Who Changed Their Names Mid-Career

    When picking a band name, you have to be damn sure you want to be called that for the rest of your career. Sure, calling yourself "Ass Face" sounds funny now, but when you're 40 and still touring under it because it's the only name anyone knows you by, you won't be laughing anymore. You also have t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    REO Speedwagon at Reliant Stadium, 3/11/2014

    REO Speedwagon Reliant Stadium March 11, 2014 "We all get a little bit crazy now, don't we, my friends." Why, yes we do. Every once in a blue moon, a show really surprises us. Whether it's the energy, the volume of the crowd's approval, or simply the sheer musicianship, it'll straight-up remind us ... More >>

  • Music

    January 23, 2014

    The Great Divide

    Why Coachella and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are more alike than you think.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    RodeoHouston 2014 Lineup: Reba, Usher, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, FGL, etc.

    Moments ago the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo released its scheduled entertainers for its three-week 2014 run March 4-23 at Reliant Stadium. Heading up the lineup are country A-listers Florida Georgia Line, Reba, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertainer talent anywhere in the nation -- or even the world. Each year it strives to engage its increasing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Top 5 Reasons Why Constellation Field Will Be Better for Music Than the Mitchell Pavilion

    Constellation Field, the home field of Roger Clemens's newest team, the Sugar Land Skeeters, is now open and booking big named nostalgia/legacy acts on non-game days. Rocks Off is looking forward to seeing both REO Speedwagon and ZZ Top there next month. While we still trek out to the northern fore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Upcoming: Bonnie Raitt, P.O.S., REO Speedwagon, Richard Cheese, Wiz Khalifa, Etc.

    2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Above & Beyond: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$50. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Alien Ant Farm: Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $14/$18. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allen Stone, Sister Sparr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Friday Night: Journey at The Woodlands

    Journey Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 24, 2012 Rewind: Saturday Night: Styx & REO Speedwagon at The Woodlands Journey's enduring popularity might seem a little improbable at first, but it's not that hard to figure out. Core members Neil Schon, the former Santana guitarist, and bassist R ... 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 4, 2012

    Friday Night: Collective Soul At House Of Blues

    Collective Soul House of Blues June 1, 2012 What does a Collective Soul concert look like in 2012? That was the question I found myself seeking an answer to on Friday night when the '90s radio hitmakers rolled into House of Blues. Anyone who's listened to 97.5 The Buzz in the past 20 years can sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Saturday Night: Styx & REO Speedwagon At The Woodlands

    Styx, REO Speedwagon Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 12, 2012 When dinosaurs roamed the earth, Saturday night in America was a pretty awesome place to party. Considering how many times both Styx and REO Speedwagon must have been through Houston, this weekend's stop on their tandem "Midwest Roc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Bonna-What?: How 7 U.S. Music Festivals Got Their Names

    This whole week, the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Pulp, At the Drive-In, the Shins, AVICII, David Guetta and maybe one or two others, will be all anyone who follows music these days will be talking about. Then early next week, it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, George Jones, Eyehategod, Etc.

    Acid Baby Jesus, Night Beats, Paint Fumes: Thu., April 26. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. "Praia Urbana" With ATFC, DJ Spen: Sat., March 10, 2 p.m. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St., Houston. Belanova: Tue., April 24. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Bowling For Soup, Patten Pending, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Keep The Fire Burnin': The Hidden Wisdom Of REO Speedwagon

    shakenstir.co.uk​It hasn't been around for all that long, yet a pre-Internet existence is growing increasingly hard to recall, particularly when it comes to music. In addition to songs, full-length albums, artist bios and videos, the lines to almost every song ever written are just a click awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    The First Ten Videos MTV Ever Aired

    ​Closing out this week of celebration, and a little mourning, on the occasion of MTV's 30th anniversary , we reached back into the YouTube vaults to present to you the first 10 videos Music Television ever aired. On August 1, 1981, The Buggles' awfully prophetic "Video Killed the Radio Star" b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    I Think We're Alone Now, Except for the Mega Pythons

    My cup runneth over.​I realize Egypt is in chaos and everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line is going to be flash frozen like a bag of Birds Eye broccoli florets and Charlie Sheen is apparently the reincarnation of Grigori Rasputin, but that is no excuse, no excuse, for the criminal lack of att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Last Night: Agent Orange At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by David Ensminger​Agent Orange Fitzgerald's January 9, 2010 In the 1987 21 Jump Street episode "Mean Streets and Pastel Houses," fresh-faced Johnny Depp goes undercover as a punk to root out vicious gangland teenage thugs lurking in the inner city. He ends up at a rowdy punk concert r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Nickelback Coming Back Again; All We Can Do Is Shrug

    Craig Hlavaty​Rocks Off would like to think we've pretty much inoculated himself to "bad music" to the point where nothing fazes us anymore. We can roll into an Insane Clown Posse show, no problem. Kenny G? We'll shake dude's hand and talk shop with him. But Nickelback is a different story. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Three Never-Before-Heard (Almost) Webb Wilder Demos

    Photos courtesy of www.webbwilder.com​ Recalling the sessions for Webb Wilder's albums Hybrid Vigor and Doo Dad, former Wilder guitarist Donny Roberts (above left, with the REO Speedwagon hair) forwarded some demos of songs that that never made it to the studio due to time and money limitations. " ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    The Boys Are Back

    Kansas City's Get Up Kids have Something to Write Home About all over again.

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Summer Sounds

    Enough shows to keep concertgoers busy all season long

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Get Lit: I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto by Dave Thompson

    If productivity alone conferred greatness, then flinty rock scribbler Dave Thompson would be the Trollope of pop-culture quick reads. I Hate New Music is the latest of over 100 titles this insta-book wizard has blinked into being. And dig the intro penned by the legendary Richard Meltzer, the Big Ba ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2009

    The Haunting in Rhode Island

    Matthew McConaughey is scary bad in Ghosts of Girlfriends Past.

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Nickelback at Toyota Center

    Aftermath is of the mind that the best way to tackle something that is reviled or feared is to confront it head on. Like global terrorism, street gangs, or gingivitis, you must take it on at its source, even if doing so makes you feel insecure, vulnerable or wholly foolish. Maybe it's the military i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Musical Hurricane Preparedness Kit, Part 1: Storm Song Sampler

    As you are no doubt aware by now, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Edouard is set to make landfall around Galveston Bay sometime overnight and be in Houston proper by tomorrow morning. We're all for being prepared - for Rocks Off, that means a couple of foot-long Subway sandwiches and a 12-pack of Lone Star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008
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    September 13, 2007
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    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

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

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Dennis DeYoung

    The Music of Styx Live with Symphony Orchestra (Grand Illusion Music)

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Family Feud

    Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    They Want You to Want Them

    Shine up your old brown shoes, put on a brand-new shirt, Cheap Trick's in town

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    ArrowFest

    You'll laugh and cry at this rock tragicomedy

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    We're Enron-Free!

    Guaranteed: No mention of that story everyone's obsessed with

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Those Crazy Kids

    A talented cast transcends Drive Me Crazy's cheesy formula

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Scabba-Dabba-Do

    Guitars, horns and irony fuel Austin band The Scabs

  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    May 9, 1996
  • Music

    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

  • Calendar

    June 30, 1994
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