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Ravi Shankar

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Michael Anthony Shanks, Houston's Merry Shankster

    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 the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Michael Anthony Shanks fancies himse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Wins a Grammy

    It took the Texas Historical Society long enough to appropriately recognize Houston bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, but not as long as the Grammys. As part of the run-up to Sunday night's 55th annual Grammy Awards, its governing body the Recording Academy announced that Hopkins, who died in 1982, will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012

    Radioactive Duo

    Classic-rock station 93.7 The Arrow yanks controversial morning DJs Walton and Johnson off the air.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    RIP Ravi Shankar, Sitar Pioneer And Beatles Buddy

    One of the greatest musicians of all-time has died. Ravi Shankar, sitar legend and easily one of India's most revered cultural ambassadors, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age 92 in San Diego. According to ZeeNews, he had been having trouble breathing and was admitted into the hospital last w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    8 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: October 19-20

    Matt & Kim House of Blues, October 19 Infectious pop, bright-eyed wonder and criminally catchy hooks have made Matt & Kim one of the best live acts to emerge out of the Aughties. The duo -- keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino -- feed off the energy of the crowd, and usually end up in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Cliff Dotterer of Black Dog Records

    Who? Cliff Dotterer is the co-owner and operating manager of Black Dog Records, which just moved to its new Bellaire location last week. The shop's inventory of records and collectibles includes a who's who of rock legends and current artists, as well as rarities, imports, T-shirts, record player ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Russian Radio: Top 5 Tasty Cold War Synth Jamz

    Hey, remember the Russians? Before they had a gajillion oil dollars and all those supermodels, they wanted to kill us all. But it wasn't all creeping dread and mutually assured destruction. Until the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was a common subject in popular culture. Besides KGB trenchcoat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    KMAG, These Are Our Favorite Four-Letter Bands

    AC/DC: The Only Four-Letter Band That Matters​The other day while we were tooling around with a collection of music we had inherited from some family members that had passed away, we realized that of all the compact discs that we had in the box, the Miles Davis, the Ravi Shankar box set, the T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    WHIP YOUR HAIR: Best Singles By The Children Of Rock & Rap Royalty

    ​Today is Julian Lennon's 48th birthday, born April 8, 1963, just as his father John was beginning the meteoric rise to godhead status with the Beatles. He wouldn't see his dad too terribly much as Beatlemania took over the world, something that both men struggled with as the years went on. ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    Capital Steps

    Dispatches from ACL 2010

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Eagles, Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne's Diet

    Ed. Note: Updated at 1:42 p.m. to include information on Don Henley's medical condition we received from Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Photos by Marco Torres​It's just a few hours after the Eagles left the stage at this year's Austin City Limits Festival, closing out the weekend. Rocks Off mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    The 10 Most Fun Musical Instruments To Destroy

    ​A company in Japan is making disposable guitars expressly made for smashing. At around $60 a pop, you won't be too terribly sad about hacking up the stage with it or clocking your bastard bassist or dullard drummer over the head at the end of the gig. Hell, at these prices you could open the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ‚ÄčLate Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

  • Film

    August 27, 2009

    Ruining Woodstock

    Who knew three days of peace & music would oppress us for 40 years? (Plus: this movie)

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    The Whole Wide World: Putumayo Presents: India

    Various Artists Putumayo Presents: India www.putumayo.com With Slumdog Millionaire's recent sweep at this year's Oscars, the music of India has become more and more present on our airwaves - a slow trend that began four decades ago when George Harrison first introduced Ravi Shankar's ragas t ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Shawn Phillips Is Stranger Than Fiction

    Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    The Ravi Coltrane Quartet

    John Coltrane’s son finds his own musical path

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Sitar Star

    Anoushka Shankar may soon be as famous as her dad -- but don't tell her that

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Norah Jones

    Sunday, July 20

  • Music

    May 22, 2003

    East Is East and West Is West

    Except in the music of Indian-American DJ Navdeep

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Sitars in Her Eyes

    Anoushka Shankar is her father's little raga-muffin

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Speed of Light

    Doug Eagle was an elite racquetball player till a car crash ruined his life. He rebuilt himself, finding God in the process. Now, he says, he's faster and better than ever.

  • Dining

    May 25, 2000

    Currying No Favor

    The Classic Tandoor is anything but

  • Music

    April 20, 2000
  • Calendar

    November 13, 1997
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    November 7, 1996
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