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Richard Thompson

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    April 4, 2014

    A Real Fan's Top 10 KISS Albums

    Marking their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next Thursday, Rolling Stone has put KISS on the cover (for the first time ever!) and also made a list of the 10 best KISS albums. Sadly, this is something that magazine's Richard Thompson fanatics are just not qualified to do, so ignore th ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    Robert Ellis at Cactus Music, 3/11/2014

    Robert Ellis Cactus Music March 11, 2014 Something will always be all too familiar any time Robert Ellis takes a Houston stage. Even if he's just passing through, which is the case these days after his relocation to Nashville, his performances here will always be in front of a hometown crowd. He s ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Robert Ellis Sure Hopes He Can Sing at Discovery Green Homecoming Gig

    One of the damndest things Rocks Off has seen in our five-plus years in Houston is the way word of mouth spread like a brush fire among the local indie scene about "Whiskey Wednesdays." Starting in late, late 2009, scenesters both shaved and unkempt (more the latter) flocked to Mango's and then Fitz ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Depeche Mode, ZZ Ward, Robert Ellis, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, September 16 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of H ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

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    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jack Saunders, Dealer of Grit & Jangle

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jack Saunders is one of Houston's most ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Top 20 Things We Need to See at SXSW Next Week

    Next week the Rocks Off Action Team goes to Austin for Ess Ex Ess Dubya for another four days of fun, sun, eavesdropping, and live music. And swag, of the free kind, not the kind that Justin Bieber is still trying to make happen. This year at SXSW we're looking forward to many, many things, includ ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Ragin' Cajun Jo-El Sonnier Plays Nutty Jerry's Saturday

    ​Nutty Jerry's in Winnie has been doing a great job bringing in legacy acts like Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Guess Who, Mickey Gilley, Ronnie Dunn, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. But the club really got our blood pumping when they booked the Cajun wildman, Jo-El Sonnier, who plays the club Satu ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Del McCoury Band Decends on Conroe

    ​Conroe's Sounds of Texas Music Series has pulled a major coup that should have local bluegrass fans' hearts palpitating with their booking of the Del McCoury Band for February 4, 2012. McCoury and his band, which includes his sons Rob and Ronnie, both of whom are monster instrumentalists and ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Five Can't-Miss Acts At ACL Fest This Year

    Craig HlavatyWe're running this picture of My Morning Jacket's Jim James now because this will be the last we see of him all weekend.​For weeks after we skipped last year's Austin City Limits Music Festival to man the controls in Houston, Rocks Off found ourselves thinking, "Man, I wish I woul ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011
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    November 29, 2010

    Lonesome Onry And Mean Plays "Spin The iPod" (Almost)

    ​Facebook, that great time-waster, is always a source of mindless brain candy. Just a few moments ago, Lonesome, Onry and Mean was tagged in a note titled "15 Random iPod Songs." The rules were fairly straightforward: Put your unit on "random" and list the first 15 songs that play. This sound ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    Mary Gauthier

    Singer-songwriter revisits painful past .

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    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: Robert Plant & Band Of Joy At The Woodlands

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Robert Plant & Band of Joy, Bettye LaVette Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 24, 2010 Robert Plant is a master of the musical bait and switch, but an exceptionally gracious one. Plant is no dummy. He has to know that the commercial radio stations in Houston (and, le ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    ACL Fest Releases Schedule; Adds Black Lips, Silversun Pickups

    black-lips.com via FlickrBrand-new ACL 2010 adds The Black Lips​The Austin City Limits Music Festival released the schedule grid for this year's gathering in Zilker Park Oct. 7-9. The festival also added several bands, including Atlanta garage-punks (and recovering exhibitionists) the Black Li ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    2010 ACL Line-Up Goes Live And (Early) By Surprise

    The line-up for the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival went live at the fest's website at midnight this morning while the rest of the world was snoozing. Luckily we are up and stirring to bring it to you. No Pavement and no Soundgarden, but we do have the Strokes down. More commentary coming in ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Black Lightning

    Top-notch songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson stops by Conroe.

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    October 27, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Bobby Bare, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Mariza, Green Jelly, Randy Rogers, etc.

    ​Between The Buried And Me, Devin Townsend Band, Cynic, Scale The Summit: Mon., Jan. 11. Meridian. Billy Dean: Fri., April 16. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Bobby Bare: Sat., May 22. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. "The Canvas Grand Opening" With Chase Hamblin, listenlisten, Sideshow Tramps, The Mighty Orq ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    December 4, 2008

    In the Pines of Houston

    Americana prospers in the northern suburbs

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    May 17, 2007

    Loudon Wainwright III

    Strange Weirdos: Music from and Inspired by the Film Knocked Up

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    July 13, 2006

    The Court & Spark, with Brothers and Sisters

    Thursday, July 13, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Ave. Call 713-862-2513 for more info

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    June 29, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    Tortoise & Bonnie "Prince" Billy

    The Brave and the Bold

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    April 8, 2004

    Higher Ground

    The Blind Boys of Alabama can bring church to the people if not the people to church

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    March 4, 2004

    Chris Whitley

    Saturday, March 6

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    November 6, 2003

    Thea Gilmore

    Avalanche (Compass Records)

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    December 13, 2001

    Love, Americana-Style

    Buddy and Julie Miller's rings don't burn their fingers

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    April 19, 2001

    Emerald Bayou

    The Irish take center stage at the 2001 Houston International Fest

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    September 16, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    March 4, 1999
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    August 6, 1998
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    July 9, 1998
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    May 28, 1998

    Under(ground) Achievers

    Can Nashville's creative underbelly save country from Music Row?

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    October 23, 1997
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    April 24, 1997

    Fixed Up

    Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off

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    January 2, 1997

    Gracious Angel

    A box set doesn't mean Emmylou Harris's career is done; it may mean it's just beginning

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    December 26, 1996
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    October 3, 1996
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    July 18, 1996
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    April 18, 1996
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    April 4, 1996
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    October 27, 1994

    Dollars for Discs

    Introducing a shopping guide for sounds

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    March 10, 1994
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