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Rhett Miller

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Aretha Franklin, Cory Branan, Lyle Lovett, etc.

    Aretha Franklin Arena Theatre, September 9 Through no fault of her own, Aretha Franklin stumbled into 2014's more improbable headlines in July, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (class of '87) stopped off to grab a post-concert burger at a Niagara Falls-area Johnny Rockets and was told her chose ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    Upcoming: Alesana, Beck, D.R.I., Heart, Junior Brown, King's X, Olivia Newton-John, etc.

    77 Jefferson: With Tydings, DML Cartel. Thu., September 18, 8 p.m., $5. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay, Houston, 281-335-0002. Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll: With Ranch Ghost., Thu., September 11, 7 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Alesana: With Megosh, Otenki. ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Old 97's at Fitzgerald's, 5/27/2014

    Old 97's, Lydia Loveless Fitzgerald's May 27, 2014 In band years, the Old 97's have now reached what you might call their Tattoo You period, settling into a solid signature sound while fighting off early-middle-age complacency and retaining the ability to surprise people a little. But if comparing ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Superchunk, Sting & Paul Simon, QOTSA, etc.

    Superchunk Fitzgerald's, February 7 Among the handful of '80s/'90s college-rock acts who have found equal if not greater success on the reunion circuit -- Pixies and Sebadoh come to mind, both due here later this month -- Chapel Hill's Superchunk melded the melodic roar of Husker Du with the quirks ... More >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Upcoming: Paramore & Fall Out Boy, Uncle Kracker, Shinyribs, Rhett Miller, etc.

    Austin Lounge Lizards: Sat., February 1, 7 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Betty Soo, Matt Harlan, Reed Turner: Thu., January 30, 7:30 p.m., $20 to $22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston, 713-528-5999. Bill Kirchen: Tue., February 4, 7:30 ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: "Reflektor" Party, Rhett Miller, Raekwon, etc.

    "Reflektor" Listening Party Cactus Music, September 9 According to early reports, Arcade Fire's first album in three years sounds more "contemparary" than the band's previous work, which can be a little on the furrowed-brow side. (Though not always, as in "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) fro ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013

    Upcoming: Keep Calm, Fight Cancer Benefit, Kinky Friedman, Hank Williams III, etc.

    Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck: With Al Jardine, David Marks., Tue., October 1, 8 p.m., $55 to $495. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Cristian Castri: Thu., October 17, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $$79.50. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. DrFameus: With The Magic Beans., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Old 97's at Sam Houston Race Park

    Old 97's Sam Houston Race Park April 6, 2013 So, very rarely is it possible to see a decent band for six bucks. However, it was entirely possible to do so at the Sam Houston Race Park this past Saturday night. Oh, and not only could you see a band for way freakin' cheap, but that band was the Old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Last Night: The Old 97's at House of Blues

    The Old 97's House of Blues August 23, 2012 Too Far to Care is an album about growing up the hard way but having a lot of fun while you do it. It was made by a band who thought the world was about to be at their feet, that they were about to break through to the big time. Showbiz! That isn't quite ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2012

    Too Far to Care

    The Old 97's revisit a Texas classic on 15th anniversary tour.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "We'll Play Our Hit Twice"

    Rewind: The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger" Streets of Where I'm From (music feature) When Nirvana upended the music business in the early '90s, the major record labels saw dollar signs in every dive bar and honky-tonk in the lower 48. That extended all the way to Texas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    The Old 97's Rhett Miller: "Then the Stage Gets a Lot Bigger"

    Music Feature: Streets of Where I'm From This is an exciting time to be an Old 97's fan. Out of nowhere, almost, the Dallas quartet is now one of the longest-tenured and most successful Texas bands of its generation. All four original members are intact, they never "took a break," and they've never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Shot In The Dark: Angels & A-Holes

    When you're in the photo pit taking pictures for a publication such as Rocks Off, you can become the unwanted center of attention from both the audience and especially the artists. Most of the time you are only a few feet away from the performer, and often in their direct line of sight. They can and ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012
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    January 18, 2012

    Last Night: Old 97's at House of Blues

    Oh, dutiful journalism, the places I will go in your name. Last night, one of those places just had to be House of Blues. It's always a pleasure to watch Old 97's and I would put up that good fight to keep my spirits high in what is arguably my least favorite venue in town. But enough with the pouti ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012
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    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Upcoming: Anthrax, Joe Walsh, Rhett Miller, Zac Brown Band, Etc.

    ​Anthrax, Death Angel, Testament: Sun., Oct. 30. Warehouse Live. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Sept. 24. The Firehouse Saloon. Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Buxton, Larry Sepulvado: Fri., Oct. 7. Market Square Park. Indian Jewelry, // TENSE //, F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Saturday Night: Robert Ellis Wins Nashville's Heart

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Robert Ellis & the Boys, Those Darlins, Old 97's Mercy Lounge, Nashville July 9, 2011 "It takes a lot of balls to do that in this town, but y'all pulled it off," a man in the second row yelled towards the stage amidst a wave of applause. Robert Ellis and his Boys had ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    October 15, 2010

    Old 97's: What's So Good About A Good-Time Band?

    Photos by Jason Wolter​When Rocks Off was talking to Old 97's front man Rhett Miller last week, we told him it was going to be nice to see them at the Continental Club. He chuckled and said, "Yeah, it kind of feels like we're going backwards." It may feel like that for the band - who played H ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

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    October 14, 2010

    Rhett Miller Talks Old 97's, Bob Dylan, Trains And More

    Piper Ferguson​The band probably doesn't remember this, but one of the first interviews Rocks Off ever conducted as a quote-unquote professional journalist was talking to the Old 97's in their tour van behind Austin's Liberty Lunch as opener Don Walser(!) yodeled in the background. That was ar ... More >>

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    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Old 97's Match Their Grayer, Mellower House Of Blues Audience

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Some British band - it may have been the Thompson Twins - once sang about what a drag it is getting old. Aftermath is getting on in years, but still young at heart, which is what compelled us to go check out a similarly more seasoned Old 97s at the House of Blues Saturday n ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Local Motion: Top Sellers at Area Record Stores

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 www.myspace.com/cactusmv1. Springfield Riots, Say When EP 2. Todd Snider, The Excitement Plan 3. Jubal Lee Young, Last Free Place in America 4. Sonic Youth, The Eternal 5. Steve Earle, Townes 6. Elvis Costel ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    November 20, 2008
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    September 27, 2008

    Old 97's Sighted at ACL, All is Right with the Universe

    Rhett Miller's pants take the band's "train wreck" motif to a whole new level (Dawn Jones-Garcia) It just wouldn't be a Texas music festival without these guys. In case you missed it, read Jesse Hughey's take on the show -- otherwise, we've got more photos here.

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

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    July 20, 2006

    John Evans Band

    Ramblin' Boy

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    November 17, 2005

    Various Artists

    This Bird Has Flown

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    August 5, 2004

    Old 97's

    Drag It Up (New West)

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    June 24, 2004
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    November 7, 2002

    Miller's Crossing

    Rhett Miller's Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.

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    December 24, 1998
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    July 31, 1997

    All-Terrain Vehicle

    Rock, country, punk, pop: Freewheeling Old 97's don't discriminate

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