Rick Springfield

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Cher at Toyota Center, 3/24/2014

    Cher, Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo Toyota Center March 24, 2014 "All right, well, this is the beginning of the magical mystery circus..." Monday night, Cher took the stage at Toyota Center on her second stop on the "Dressed to Kill" final farewell tour. It really will be a shame if this is her goodb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Former Yes Man Jon Anderson Gets Close to the Edge...and the Audience

    Classic-rock fans might not see the connection between intricate, musically adventurous progressive rock and all-you-can-eat shrimp and shuffleboard tournaments. But increasingly, fans of this genre -- or Southern rock, or blues, or country, and even Rick Springfield or KISS -- have gathered on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Upcoming: Ash, Dead Milkmen, Eagles, Gin Blossoms, Joe Diffie, Terri Hendrix, etc.

    Albert Lee: Fri., January 31, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Ares Kingdom: With Deiphago, Imprecation, Obeisance, HOD, Sacrocurse, Perversion, Abysmal Lord., Sat., November 16, 6 p.m., $20 to $25. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Ash: With Deaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Get Over It: Five Rocker Muses Who Totally Suck

    We've all been there: with a crush so big and bad that it completely muddies your ability to think clearly and infects your brain like an earwig, in love with someone who realistically is kind of a crapbag, pining after someone who, plainly, just sucks. We all know that this thick veil of fantasy ca ... 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 >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2013

    Kings of the Stone Age

    Dave Grohl and other rockers toast L.A.'s Sound City.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Dave Grohl Doc Sound City Screens at River Oaks January 31

    For one night only, Dave Grohl's Sound City flick will screen at the Landmark River Oaks on January 31. Tickets should be available for pre-sale on the Landmark site very soon. Rewind: Dave Grohl Releases Trailer for Nerd-Boner Doc Sound City Rocks Off has been tracking the film since it was ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Upcoming: Baroness, Deerhoof, Steve Aoki, Taking Back Sunday, Weird Party, Etc.

    Accept: Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $21-$26. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. All Time Low, The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Hit The Lights: Tue., Nov. 6, 6 p.m., $22/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. American Aquarium: Tue., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., $20/$22. McGonigel's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    30 Seconds With The Clouds Are Ghosts

    Clouds are Ghosts put out one the greatest EPs we've ever heard in the form of Harbinger. Seriously, with all its shining brilliance, it's been on a constant loop in our house over the last three days. We hit pause just long enough to chat with vocalist Jason Morris. Here's what we learned from him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Upcoming: Big & Rich, Kinky Friedman, Lemonheads, Young Jeezy, Etc.

    ​The '71s, Otenki, El Bodo: Sun., Nov. 13. Scout Bar Clear Lake. The Adicts: Fri., Feb. 3. House of Blues. Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson: Thu., Dec. 8. Nutty Jerry's (Winnie).

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Friday Night: Rick Springfield & Spin Doctors At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Bob Ruggiero​Rick Springfield, Spin Doctors Arena Theatre May 27, 2011 Looking around at the Arena Theatre audience Friday - heavily populated by forty- and fiftysomething women on a little Girls Night Out - it would be easy to dismiss them as estrogen bombs just waiting to detonat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Rocks Off Open For Bidness On Memorial Day​James McMurtry, "Memorial Day": Rocks Off has no idea what we're going to be doing on Memorial Day; we just know we're not going to be here, as in the office. We suspect Leon's Lounge will be involved somehow, because it usually is. But you should be here, as in on this very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Spin Doctors' Houstonian Bassist Talks Grooves, Kryptonite

    ​Though they've often been unfairly characterized as strictly a "jam band," The Spin Doctors were in fact one of the more underrated acts of the '90s, particularly as a live unit. The group's 1991 debut, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, proved a commercial smash with songs like "Little Miss Can't Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    14 Things You Didn't Know About Rick Springfield

    2. Rick Springfield is a stone cold sex fiend... ​In recent years, many musicians have put down their instruments (at least temporarily) and picked up the computer keyboard to produce some pretty revelatory memoirs. And in one case, perhaps too revelatory - Billy Joel recently pulled the plug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Men Without Hats Dance If They Want To

    PPhotos by Chris Gray​Men Without Hats Club de Ville March 18, 2011 Every year at SXSW, Aftermath scans the schedule of hundreds and hundreds of bands and always has the same reaction: "They're still around?" This year it was Canadian synth-pop safety dancers Men Without Hats. Since Aftermat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Upcoming: Glassjaw, Mike Watt, Too Short, Etc.

    ​D.R.I, Death Angel, Lazarus A.D., Early Man: Sun., Feb. 13. Numbers. Electric Touch, The Manichean, Jody Seabody & The Whirls: Fri., Jan. 7. Fitzgerald's. Glassjaw: Sun., Feb. 20. Warehouse Live. Joe Pug: Fri., April 1. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Jon Black, ilL Liad, Kyle Hubbard, Jody Seab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Hang The DJ: Bowling Alley's Music Mix Strikes Out With Reader​Rocks Off received a rather breathless email this morning from a reader who was none too happy that his first visit to a local bowling alley this past weekend was marred by the DJ's tin ear. He was complimentary of the staff, the drinks and the establishment itself - names ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Twelve Musical Fuck Yous Better Than Gov. Ah-nuld's Coded Message

    ​Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​We admit, we never thought he had it in him, but apparently the Governator is capable of human cleverness - just like all non-cybernetic organisms. That is, if we accept that the acrostic in this veto message here isn't just a coincidence (read the first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Katy Perry at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ Katy Perry kissed a girl. She liked it, and now she's a huge pop star. If things broke the same way for boys, Aftermath would have been a huge pop star for the past 19, 20 years. But we're not bitter.​After bailing on two previously scheduled Houston shows - once due to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Aftermath: The Killers at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Next year this decade will be over, and very few new bands have distinguished themselves either at the turnstiles or the cash register. Even one of the main ones that has, the Killers, chose to hit the theater circuit this winter after releasing its third album, Day & Age, instead of r ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Fly Like an Eagle

    Jesse Hughes proves too sexy for his band, too sexy for his band

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Songs of Planet Krypton

    The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Milk Shake

    Hard Rock Café

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • Music

    July 15, 1999


    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Overseas Transmission

    Hip-hop's origins in a German synthesizer?

  • Music

    April 20, 1995

    Getting Past the Goo

    Their name's a drunken joke, but the Goo Goo Dolls' music is serious