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Rick Nielsen

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Robert Plant, MDC, Change In the Game, etc.,

    Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters Bayou Music Center, June 21 Robert Plant's new project is already on the short list of most awkwardly named bands to visit Houston this year. (Does it have to be "Robert Plant Presents"?) Still, the recent Austin transplant gets a pass because, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Last Night: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Stafford Centre

    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Stafford Centre April 17, 2013 If you grew up during a particular window of the early 1980s, there were certain things you couldn't escape: economic malaise, the San Francisco 49ers, and MTV. If you were an early enough adopter of Music Television, you were more than fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW This Year

    This year Rocks Off and DC-9 at Night, the music blog at our sister paper Dallas Observer, teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. John Fogerty: Creedence Clearwater Revival survivor John Fogerty gets overlooked as a riff-happy rocker, with most people concen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Last Night: Aerosmith & Cheap Trick at Toyota Center

    Aerosmith, Cheap Trick Toyota Center July 30, 2012 It always happens. I go into an Aerosmith show full of hate and distrust of laser-lips Steven Tyler and the Aero Posse and end up half-enjoying myself despite all the reservations that the rest of the world pumps into my head. It's like when you a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW: Bun E. Carlos Chills At Club De Ville

    Photos by Chris GrayBun E. Carlos warms up for Candy Golde's live debut at Club de Ville Friday.​When someone offers you a chance to talk to the hands behind the driving rhythms of "Surrender" and steady swing of "I Want You to Want Me," you take it. So Friday night, Rocks Off found ourselves ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Random Rodeo and The End of NoTsuOh?

    25 facts about Houston's biggest show

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2008

    "Foxy Lady" to "Bitch": Dayna Steele's Houston Radio Odyssey

    For almost 20 years, she was the First Lady of Houston Rock Radio. On the air, across the stage and in the dressing rooms, KLOL’s Dayna Steele rubbed shoulders and interviewed plenty of rock icons. And her loyal legion of “Steeleworkers” made her one of the city’s most recognizable media per ... More >>

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Elephant's Memory

    New releases from the Apples In Stereo and Of Montreal pick up the thread of a legendary collective

  • Music

    June 3, 2004
  • 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

  • Film

    April 9, 1998

    Travels with Mikey

    Michael Moore's liberal heart is in the right place. But what about his head?

  • Music

    December 12, 1996
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