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    March 17, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Robin Thicke, Scott H. Biram, Steve Aoki, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, March 17 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guita ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Guitar Wolf, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, October 14 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 Ho ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain: Where Would He Be Today?

    Last year on this date in honor of what would have been late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's 45th birthday, I wrote a blog supposing where the grunge icon would have been in 2012. It got a lot of traction and people loved and hated it. Imagining him as a dubstep DJ was really for grins and shock valu ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Top 5 Weirdest & Worst Musical Collaborations

    In the history of music, there have been many meetings of the mind between people with similar attitudes, styles, and ideas. Some of these just felt right from the very beginning and you knew they were destined to produce greatness. That's what happened when Brian Eno met David Bowie and later when ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Frog Eyes! The 10 Greatest Glasses-Wearing Musicians

    If you were like me growing up, you had glasses. You got ridiculed for it with names like "frog eyes," "nerd" (sadly children didn't equate that with smart, just weird), "ugly" and "geek." Even worse was the fact that, as a result of my wearing glasses, I couldn't wear sunglasses because the good o ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Kurt Cobain At 45: Where Would He Be In 2012?

    ​Had he not died in April 1994 by his own hand -- or sinister forces working for Courtney Love (insert maniacal laugh) -- Kurt Cobain would have turned 45 years old today. The rock icon killed himself at the age of 27, leaving behind not only a daughter to fend for herself against the wiles of ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Stunt-Casting A More Modern Disney Soundtrack

    Photo by Katie Rommel-Esham​The other night I watched Beauty and the Beast for the first time in roughly forever. I was shocked by two things: How much of the plot I had forgotten, and how many of the songs I remembered. It's like that for most Disney classics: I can't tell you what happened but I ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    Chafing 101: Rocks Off's 2011 Music Festival Odyssey

    Music festivals are now a part of our lives, just like deadlines, angry commenters, lack of sleep, and eye fatigue. And eating at our desk. That sucks. But at least we have food and a desk, right? Rocks Off ventured all over the state -- OK, really mostly Austin -- to cover festivals for the blog. ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    The Embargo Act of 1807, And 5 Artists We'd Miss If It Was Still Here

    ​We're living in a globally connected world right now. Goods of all kinds are available from anywhere in the world in days, or in cases like music and films instantly. Our favorite expression lately is, "Living in the future is awesome," and if anyone argues with you punch them in the face and ... More >>

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    December 14, 2011

    4 Songs About the Frozen Head of Walt Disney

    ZliKiSm​45 years ago one of the men who shaped the world in his image forever passed on. Walt Disney, innovator, animator, and imaginer, lost the battle with lung cancer. Disney left behind him a legacy of theme parks, cartoons, musicals, technological marvels and an institution of family ente ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Some Strings Attached: Puppets In Music Videos

    The Muppets had a successful and profitable opening yesterday, proving that after 30 years of television and movies, Kermit still has his acting chops. Jim Henson's premiere Muppets motion picture, The Muppets Movie, came out in June of 1979. The film was the first to feature a leading cast of pup ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Last Night: Weezer At Free Press Summer Fest

    Ed. Note: Much more on Summer Fest to come throughout the day. Jim Bricker​Weezer Free Press Summer Fest Eleanor Tinsley Park June 5, 2011 For almost two hours on Sunday night, Weezer led a sea of thousands through some of the saddest and happiest times of their lives an their 18-song set of ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Summer Fest Sunday: Peak Fun With B L A C K I E, Hayes Carll, Guitar Wolf, Yeasayer, Robert Ellis & More

    Jim BrickerGood ole boy done good: Hayes Carll had a productive homecoming.​Chris Gray: Not long after I got to Summer Fest Sunday, I spotted festival honcho Omar Afra finishing up one of local musician/yogi Tyagaraja's yoga workshops in the wooden glade known temporarily as the Budweiser Beer ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Young Man, Older Woman: Top Ten Cougar Anthems

    ​Congratulations to Houston folksinger Glenna Bell. Her "The Cougar Anthem," from this year's Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder, was singled out Tuesday alongside Aaron Neville, Keith Richards, Norah Jones and Paul McCartney & Wings in USA Today's weekly "The Playlist" feature. I ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Smashing Pumpkins

    Billy Corgan's everlasting gaze

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    June 25, 2010

    FAIL: Weezer, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, ASCAP

    ​Weezer to Team Up with Ryan Adams: Set Expectations Bar to "Low": Remember when Bryan Adams teamed up with Rod Stewart and Sting on that song "All For Love" on the Three Musketeers soundtrack? We bring it up not to once again give Ryan Adams shit about his name, but to point out that all thre ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Sage Francis Transcends Genres At House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/See the slideshowSage Francis with members of Free Moral Agents​Sage Francis' new album Li(f)e should have received better reviews than it did. Although the reviews it got weren't terrible, none of them seemed to acknowledge that Sage managed to marry rap and rock witho ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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    June 3, 2009

    The '90s Continue Unabated At House Of Blues, Homeslice!

    Seriously, what's with the House of Blues downtown toying around with all our '90s modern rock nostalgia as of late? In the past eight months or so since the HOB has opened, the folks on Caroline have booked almost every quasi-major alt-rock band of the last decade, that has not died of an overdos ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 1

    Daniel Kramer With our ears still ringing from last night's AC/DC concert at Toyota Center (I knew we should have stayed away from the end of the stage with the cannon...), we got to thinking about the Aussie boys' iconic band logo. Sketched in pen on a million different school notebooks, and gracin ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    Five Spot: Rock's Top Flavor Savers

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, another new Rocks Off recurrent. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. It's safe to say that, as of right now, Jim James is cock-diesel. Not ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    On Weezer's Mystifying Red Album

    The world has turned and left them here, and it'll take more than a great video to redeem them

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    March 6, 2008
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    June 14, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Lost Albums

    CDs that deserve another listen

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    May 4, 2006

    Saves the Day

    Sound the Alarm

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    March 16, 2006

    Say Anything, with Vedera, Anathalio and Machine Elvis

    Friday, March 17, Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727

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    September 8, 2005

    Rivers Runs Dry

    Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.

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    May 12, 2005

    Freshen Up, Freshen Up

    Pearland new-wave legends the Judy's reunite for a benefit show and possibly more

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    December 16, 2004

    Electric Avenue

    Is MySpace.com the future of the music business, or just another Web site?

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    December 9, 2004

    Playbill

    U.S. Maple, G.W.A.R., Citizen Cope, AM60 and Radney Foster

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

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    October 30, 2003
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    September 25, 2003

    Mark Ronson

    Here Comes the Fuzz (Elektra)

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    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

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    June 27, 2002

    Vans Warped Tour

    Saturday, June 29

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    June 6, 2002

    Weezer

    Maladroit (Geffen)

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    March 28, 2002

    Ultimate Fakebook

    Friday, March 29

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