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Robert Earl Keen

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    September 12, 2014

    Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen at The Woodlands, 9/11/2014

    Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Robert Earl Keen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 11, 2014 Between Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen, it's a miracle there was any room left in the Woodlands Pavilion for paying customers Thursday. Both men's extensive roots in the Houston area were reflected i ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Aretha Franklin, Cory Branan, Lyle Lovett, etc.

    Aretha Franklin Arena Theatre, September 9 Through no fault of her own, Aretha Franklin stumbled into 2014's more improbable headlines in July, when the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (class of '87) stopped off to grab a post-concert burger at a Niagara Falls-area Johnny Rockets and was told her chose ... More >>

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    September 5, 2014

    The 20 Best Local Concerts Before Halloween

    Come See My Dead Person Rudyard's, September 5 Arguably one of Texas' most interesting and eclectic acts, Come See My Dead Person are well-known for a gypsy-punk party that melds multiple musical styles with an insane amount of energy. If you can't make tonight's Rudz show, good news: they're playi ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Five Outdoor Texas Festivals That Went South

    Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park needed to be evacuated around 2 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, some of us who were there had visions of pandemonium at the exits and the kind of heavy rains ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation at Sam Houston Race Park, 5/18/2013

    Texas Concert For Conservation Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard Sam Houston Race Park May 18, 2013 If I wanted to make a dopey analogy, which I'm going to do anyway, I'd say Texas' coastal waters and our wry but soulful singer-songwriters are two of this s ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Robert Earl Keen: "I Do It How I Want to Now"

    If you only know Robert Earl Keen from "Merry Christmas From the Family," funny and true-to-life as it is, that's still a shame. The dark, pointed humor that has made that song (originally released on his 1994 LP Gringo Honeymoon) one of the most beloved holiday tunes of the past 20 years is veined ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    Robert Earl Keen's "Christmas" Present That Keeps Right On Regifting

    For many people, the Christmas spirit fades as soon as the last trash bag bulging with wrapping paper hits the curb. Texas singer-songwriter emeritus Robert Earl Keen is counting on goodwill toward men lasting at least through the end of his "Merry Christmas from the Fam-O-Lee" tour that stops at Ho ... More >>

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    September 17, 2012

    4:50 a.m.: The 15 Best Fishing Songs We Could Find

    Rocks Off never thought we'd say this, but the country eye candy behind "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," Billy Currington, turned out to be pretty wise. He was smart enough to record the song "Bad Day of Fishin'" anyway, which contains the sage advice "a bad day of fishing beats a good day of anythin ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Last Night: Robert Earl Keen At House Of Blues

    Robert Earl Keen House of Blues December 28, 2011 It sucks when your college roommate is more successful than you. Heaven knows Rocks Off was pleased as punch to hear ours had ended up blowing merchant marines for salvia in Vladivostok (just kidding, Doug!), but Robert Earl Keen's old front porch p ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    February 23, 2011

    Last Night: Fred Eaglesmith At McGonigel's Mucky Duck

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Fred Eaglesmith McGonigel's Mucky Duck February 22, 2011 Rocks Off Sr. wanted to know, and he wanted to know now. "What kinda crowd is this? Canadians?" "Yeah, some, for sure." Aftermath understands these things. Instinctively. It's like drinking good whiskey. "But l ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    August 24, 2010

    Austin City Limits Festival Releases Preshow, Aftershow Lineups

    ​This morning C3 Concerts, the folks behind the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced the schedule for the pre- and after-show gigs surrounding the festival. As with this past March's SXSW, those without official credentials aren't totally being shut out of the fun. Starting Wednesday ... 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 >>

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    February 19, 2010

    A Horse With No Name: Livestock Songs Fit For The Glue Factory

    ​ At Rocks Off, there is no yin without yang, no Yahweh without Satan, and no Charles Barkley without Godzilla. And since we already presented you with an assortment of rockin' livestock songs (to get you in the mood for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo), it's only fair that we offer a count ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Guitar Zero: Played It 'Til My Fingers Bled...

    No, this song is NOT about the year of Woodstock and the Moon Landing. It was the summer winter of '69 2010. Robert told me to come up with five songs I wanted to learn how to play (on guitar, in case you weren't keeping up). The Wife, seeking to maximize the parental utility of my music lessons, h ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Aftermath: Robert Earl Keen and His Touchy-Feely-Talky Fans at House of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Aftermath hasn't completely coughed up all his holiday goodwill yet, so we're going to try really hard to keep this review from turning into a rant against the audience that showed up to see Houston's own (by way of Bandera) Robert Earl Keen Monday night. But in order to do ... More >>

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    December 24, 2009
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    November 26, 2009

    No Turkeys Allowed

    Our annual holiday shopping guide to recent local releases

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    October 23, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: All Robert Earl Keen Edition

    ​ There are a lot of songs about Texas out there, and Rocks Off wouldn't be doing our duty if we sent you off into the world without properly informing you about their veracity. That's what the Lone Star Scorecard is for, and if it keeps even one of you from making an embarrassing Texas-based faux ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    "It's Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long" and Other Funny Country Titles We Found

    ​Rocks Off has been a fan of Robert Earl Keen since we heard 1994's Gringo Honeymoon, and we've really been a fan since we heard his previous album, A Bigger Piece of Sky, shortly thereafter. We got Keen's latest album, The Rose Hotel (Lost Highway), in the mail this week, and after a few listens, ... 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 29, 2008

    Aftermath: Robert Earl Keen at House of Blues; Dash Rip Rock at the Continental Club; Hayes Carll at Warehouse Live

    Photos: Hayes Carll/ Craig Hlavaty; Dash Rip Rock, Robert Earl Keen/ Chris Gray On their 1996 self-titled debut LP, Hee Haw-loving Nashville ironists BR5-49 cut a song called "Little Ramona (Gone Hillbilly Nuts)." Anyone who has read either the paper or this site in the past few weeks will ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Has ACL Festival Jumped the Shark?

    This morning C3 Entertainment unveiled the lineup for the 2008 Austin City Limits Festival, scheduled for September 26-28 in Austin's Zilker Park, and it's looking more than ever like Coachella on the Colorado. The first name on the card is... Foo Fighters. Seriously. That means everyone hoping for ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Charles Brown to Sippie Wallace

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 81-90 and 91-100. 80. “Please Come Home for Christmas,” Charles Brown, 1960. A minor hit for Texas City’s Brown, the song has endured for decades to become the second of his Yuletide staples. Think you’re miserable at Christmas? ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007

    Hey, Look Over There

    Our rockin' little brother has compiled a list of the 100 Best Bayou City Songs Ever. Robert Earl Keen? Gatemouth Brown? Lucinda Williams? Guy Clark? Scarface? Willie Nelson? Freddy Fender? Esther Phillips? Archie Bell? Big Moe? Yep, they're all on there. Blue October and Nickelback? Nope. Sorry. ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006

    O Christmas Song, O Christmas Song

    Slampo's Place has finally gotten into the swing of the season with a discussion of the greatest Christmas songs ever, so it's time we did over here at HouStoned too. Slampo stole some of our thunder, as we agree that Charles Brown's "Please Come Home for Christmas," Robert Earl Keen's "Merry Christ ... More >>

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    August 10, 2006
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    May 12, 2005

    Beer Run

    Brew up some support at the Shiner Beer B.A.S.H.

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    December 30, 2004

    Flat Fee

    Employee relations get sticky in Promises, Promises

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    June 17, 2004
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    June 10, 2004

    Pop Quiz

    Think you know local music? Take the Bayou City Music Mindbender and find out.

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    December 18, 2003

    I'm Not Dreaming of a White Christmas

    No snow and no Bing for Racket

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    December 18, 2003

    Hayes, Dude

    A fresh and brainy country alternative

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    December 11, 2003

    Robert Earl Keen

    Farm Fresh Onions (Audium/Koch)

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    October 2, 2003

    Sultan of Swatch?

    Babe's shirt goes in the cards

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    August 14, 2003

    Racket

    Country Legends 97.1 takes over as the number one C&W station in town

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    May 16, 2002

    Death of a Bar Band

    Mike Barfield administers the Hollisters their coup de grâce

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    May 27, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 27 - June 2, 1999

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    May 20, 1999

    Rise Up, Texas

    Robert Earl Keen leadsTexas acts on tour

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    October 22, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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    September 12, 1996
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    December 21, 1995
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    December 29, 1994
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    August 11, 1994

    Famous Amos

    Bad girl Tori becomes more than a Kate Bush manque

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    July 7, 1994
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