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    July 29, 2014

    The Who's "Other" Rock Opera Survives In Fine Form

    The Who: Quadrophenia Live in London Universal CD/DVD, various formats and prices While it is not their most famous rock opera -- that would be the one with a certain deaf, dumb and blind boy, Pinball Wizard, Acid Queen and good ol' Uncle Ernie -- the Who's Quadrophenia is in many ways the superio ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Acid Queens & Screaming Teens: Behind The Who's Epic Tommy

    The Who -- Sensation: The Story of Tommy Eagle Rock Entertainment, 113 mins, $19.98 Blu-ray/$14.98 DVD Tommy, Pete Townshend's opus about a deaf, dumb and blind boy who could sure play a mean pinball, has become the gold standard for rock operas since the release of the double album in 1969. The st ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    Barrence Whitfield & the Savages at Under the Volcano, 1/15/2013

    Barrence Whitfield & the Savages Under the Volcano January 16, 2014 The tremors felt in Rice Village, Southampton, and West University Place last night were not small earthquakes related to fracking. All that shook-up vibration emanated from a little five-piece combo known as Barrence Whitfield and ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    The 10 Greatest Summer Concerts I Never Saw

    Well, kids, summer has arrived. If you have ever noticed, all the good concerts seem to come during the summer -- with May being more like a pre-show. My parents, when I was younger, took me to many concerts at some of these venues, mainly Contemporary Christian concerts. I myself had only been to ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Most Outrageous Onstage Incidents, Antics & Meltdowns

    Everyone has their meltdown moments, no doubt about it. We make mistakes and, most of the time, we try to correct them. We have them because we are all human. Unfortunately, though, when you are in the spotlight, your hurts, tantrums, mistakes and meltdowns are all magnified for all the world to se ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Played Other People on TV

    Sebastian Bach on Gilmore Girls​Fictional television shows are full of gimmickry. Some of it is good and some of falls flat. Others are subtle in-jokes. However, it can be interesting when a popular artist appears on a television show because it gives the audience a glimpse into another side o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    RIP Ken Russell: The Best WTF Moments In Tommy

    This week the film and music world lost Ken Russell, the director of the film adaptation of The Who's Tommy, Altered States, Women In Love, and The Music Lovers. He also did some weird, soft-core stuff you would see on late-night cable. Our first taste of Russell was Tommy , which warped our littl ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Dead People We Wish We'd Seen

    ​Regrets, sang Frank Sinatra, Elvis and Sid Vicious, I've had a few. (Or, for Sid, a feee-yooouuu.) So have we all. But if you review concerts for a living, there's nothing worse than someone you like dying before you get the chance to see them live. So for this week's Round Table, Rocks Off ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Billy Joel Safe At Home In Final Play At Shea

    ​Billy Joel Live at Shea Stadium: The Concert Sony Legacy, $13.98 While not a Queens-bred boy, what better choice for a musical performer to close out Shea before its demolition than Billy Joel? Filmed over two nights in July 2008, this 2-CD/1-DVD package offers a great overview of Joel's car ... More >>

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    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

    January 21, 2011

    Who's Too Old To Rock & Roll?

    ​It's entirely possible that the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney will each go on tour this year. With ages ranging from 63 to 69 among the four remaining core Stones, the band is obviously the oldest continuing touring rock act, capable of breaking ticket records almost 50 years into the gam ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    The Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp From Hell

    Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    The Ladies' Man

    Meat Loaf says he's outdone Bat Out of Hell

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    April 16, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: BBC 6 Listeners, Whitney Houston, Rolling Stone And MGMT

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: The Runaways, Pete Doherty, The Strokes And Liam Gallagher

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    American Man

    Chuck Prophet's ¡Let Freedom Ring!: Political songs for nonpolitical people.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Westheimer Block Party Listology: Paris Falls' Favorite, and Least Favorite, Musical Moments In the Movies

    All this week, Rocks Off is previewing Saturday and Sunday's Westheimer Block Party by asking WBP performers to fill out a list from Lisa Nola's Music Listography book we're so fond of. It's not too late for your band to be up here, either; just email chris.gray@houstonpress.com by noon Thursday if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Congratulations to Our Live Nation Club Passport Winners, and More Background on That John Entwistle Photo

    ​ We finally have a winner in Rocks Off's photo contest for those Live Nation Club Passports we started giving away back when George W. was president. Not really, but it seems like it. Congratulations to Houston's Mitsy Parsons, whose shot of her with NYC up-and-comer Ryan Star at September's Coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Happy Birthday Pete Townshend

    Pete Townshend, lead guitarist of The Who, turns 64 today. The King of the Mods was the brains behind every twist and turn in the band's long history, from proto-punk stabs like "I Can't Explain" through angst template "My Generation and monolithic rock operas like Tommy and Quadrophenia. (Or, mor ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    December 4, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    January 29, 2008

    Last Night: Van Halen at Toyota Center

    Van Halen Toyota Center January 28, 2008 Better Than: “My fellow Americans, you and I both know the State of the Union is pretty fucked up. Let’s all just listen to Women and Children First.” Download: You do realize this is Van Halen, right? Their fans think “downloading” is something y ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

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    September 9, 2004
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    May 13, 2004
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    January 17, 2002

    Musical Chairs

    It's never the same show with the Good Luck Band

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    September 14, 2000

    Jailhouse Rock

    Clifford Antone looks to diva Barbara Lynn and others to help him regain some R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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    June 24, 1999

    The Reverend Red Rocker

    Platitudes on life, religion and music from the depths of a tequila bottle

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    August 13, 1998
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    July 30, 1998
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    February 13, 1997
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    March 7, 1996

    Hippie Chic

    Jewel is a one-name folkie with a multifaceted spirit

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    July 27, 1995

    Irish Ambassadors

    The Chieftains may flirt with rock, but they always come home to Ireland

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    February 16, 1995
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    November 17, 1994

    Ecstatic Static

    Guided By Voices' low-fi revelations

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    March 3, 1994

    Celting Point

    Plus: Less Donna McK., archiving Texas folk music, and Iggy's eats Jelly

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