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Ringo Starr

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Rock Survivor Glenn Hughes: "The Kids Went Apeshit!"

    Legendary rocker Glenn Hughes is on the phone, ostensibly to talk about California Breed. It's the new band he has with drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Andrew Watt and who have just released a loud, crunchy, self-titled debut CD. But before he gets to that his rapid-fire mouth has something he wa ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Upcoming: Ana Popovic, Crunk Witch, DJ Shadow, Jason Mraz, John Evans, Ringo Starr, etc.

    Adam Hood: Fri., Aug. 1, 9 p.m., $12 to $15. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-977-1962. Ana Popovic: Fri., July 25, 8:30 p.m., $68 to $108. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring, 281-367-3774. Atlanta Rhythm Section: Sat., August 16, 8:30 p.m., $88 to $128. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... 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 >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012
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    November 15, 2012

    Last Night: Sir Paul McCartney at Minute Maid Park

    Sir Paul McCartney Minute Maid Park November 14, 2012 Seeing Paul McCartney live is a lot of things. It's communing with a spirit that touched millions and will touch millions for as long as humanity lurches forward. It's hearing the old schmaltzy bedrock anthems and the proto-everything blasts tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Ringo Starr: A Few Words In Favor of the Other Surviving Beatle

    Both the Rocks Off team in particular and (I guess) Houston in general have had Paul McCartney mania for days. You can feel the anticipation for tonight's show building like the bridge in "I Saw Her Standing There." But before the show tonight, I wanted to put in a quick word for the other survivin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The 20 Best Tribute Albums Of All Time

    Hootie covered Zeppelin!? '90s U So Crazy!​This year alone has seen a multitude of tribute albums, from two Buddy Holly lovefests to the upcoming ZZ Top tribute set from a very motley crew of artists, including Nickelback, Daughtry, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (yum), and Wyclef Jean. Let t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Four Musicians Roth Vs. U.S. Would Have Jailed (NSFW)

    AP/Life.comSamuel Roth​Standing up for the First Amendement is a hard row to hoe sometimes. Sure, it's fun when you can defend someone like Marilyn Manson, but it's a lot less fun when you realize you also have to defend people like the Westboro Baptist Church. Thems the breaks, though. If you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Yoko Ono: Five Reasons She Still Matters

    ​Friday, Yoko Ono Lennon, widow of John Lennon, turns 78 years old. She's still as vibrant and prolific as ever, staying in the spotlight, not only as the keeper of Lennon's flame but also as an influential artist and public figure. Here is where Beatles fans will scoff and say her art was g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    10 Beatles Urban Legends: True Or False?

    ​When you're a band like the Beatles - who first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, 47 years ago today - tall tales and urban legends spring up all around... mostly because when a band is a worldwide cultural phenomenon, anything can seem possible or even plausible. Some of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Lightnin' Hopkins Finally Gets What's Coming To Him

    This week Rocks Off is counting down our choices for the Top 5 local music stories of 2010. Matthew KeeverR. Eric Davis, Texas Johnny Brown and Milton Hopkins at the Lightnin' Hopkins Historical Marker dedication ceremony, November 13​WHAT HAPPENED? Coming in at No. 5 on our year-end list is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Po Lightnin': Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues

    ​Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues By Alan Govenar Chicago Review Press, 368 pp., $28.95. With the dedication of a state historical marker in the Third Ward where he lived and played, Lightnin' Hopkins' name and music has gotten a bit of a boost lately. Long overdue, many would say, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    What If The Beatles Broke Up After Revolver?

    ​Thursday is the 44th anniversary of the release of the Beatles' pivotal Revolver, an album that continued their growth away from their boy-band roots and into something stranger, better and far more complex. 1965's Rubber Soul had started the transformation with its multiple psychedelic influ ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
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    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    [Note: This is the first in a series of articles that constitute Village Voice Media's year-end music package. The others - pop, indie-rock, dance mixes, Latin, country, alt-country/Americana, metal, rap/hip-hop and special graphics breaking down the year in charts and 2008's worst lyrics - will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008

    Aftermath: Cheech & Chong at Verizon Wireless Theater; Willie Nelson at House of Blues

    Photos by Chris Gray Willie Nelson and Cheech & Chong? On the same night – Halloween night to boot? Nothing less than every stoner’s dream come true. The real question was, would anybody remember anything afterward? Let’s start at the suspiciously smoke-free Verizon, where about a third of t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Bingo Was Its Name-O

    The Texas Lottery Commission brings the hammer down on the El Orbits' Monday-night institution

  • Culture

    July 10, 2003

    Still Smilin'?

    Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee

  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    Nice to Be Nice

    Once again, the Chronicle avoids a delicate subject

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Behind the Music (City)

    Is she rock? Is she soul? Jonell Mosser keeps 'em guessing

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Revolution in Chrome

    In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.

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    May 22, 1997
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    October 24, 1996
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    July 6, 1995

    A Tale of a Tune

    Tommy Tune comes home, and brings Buskers with him

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