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    February 26, 2014

    Don't Know Who Michael Bloomfield Was? You Totally Should.

    "He was the greatest guitar player I ever heard" -- Bob Dylan "[He] is music on two legs" -- Eric Clapton "You could put [him] with James Brown, and he'd be a motherfucker." -- Miles Davis Wow. What other unknown axe-slinger could garner such praise from such music heavyweights? But this is only a ... More >>

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    December 15, 2013

    News of Ray Price's Death Precedes Singer's Actual Demise

    Legendary country singer Ray Price is not long for this world. But he's not quite gone yet. Earlier Sunday afternoon, reports of Price's death began surfacing on the Internet from news outlets including Country Weekly, Rolling Stone, USA Today and even Nashville's Tennessean -- none of them citing ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores

    Record Store Day (recordstoreday.com) is six weeks away, but a good Houstonian should never need an excuse to visit one of our city's many record stores. These fine brick-and-mortar shops have been doling out music for years and even decades in some instances. Run by some of the finest music lovers ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    A Full Dance Card

    The 2013 RodeoHouston lineup reflects Houston, not Texas.

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    October 27, 2012

    Taylor Swift Visiting Houston May 16

    Now that Taylor Swift's new album Red is out, you may have noticed the recent media blitz that has brought her to the cover of Rolling Stone and a prime-time TV appearance on ABC's All Access Nashville Friday. So she might as well tour, right? The country-pop star, now one of the nation's biggest r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Tickets for Muse's March Prog-stravaganza On Sale Now

    Toyota Center already has a trio of big pop shows on the books for 2013 in Lady Gaga, P!nk and Rihanna, but starting right now (at this link) you can buy three English dudes whose production promises to be so immense it will crush those three ladies like a bug. Yes, Muse, the British trio that star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Street Dogs, The O's, Kat Edmonson, Two Gallants, Etc.

    Irish-tinged Bah-sten punks Street Dogs, who are tight with Scottish-tinged Ew-sten punks, mosh down to Walters Friday night with Detroit psychobilly freakouts the Koffin Kats. Street Dogs' fellow New Englanders Roll the Tanks, whose song "Toeing the Line" was recently featured on Alternative Press' ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Friday Night: Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Outside Lands Festival

    The following is a dispatch from San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival from our VVM Bay Area sister paper, SF Weekly. -- ed. While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: Flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Dave Wrangler: Web Awards DJ Spills a Few Trade Secrets

    Recently Toronto producer/DJ Deadmau5 rode the massive surge in electronic dance music's popularity all the way to the cover of the current Rolling Stone. Wearing a giant mouse head all the time doesn't hurt, but in the story he set tongues wagging even further by criticizing many of his fellow EDM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys' MCA Dead At 47

    Well, damn. Adam Yauch, the gravel-voiced third of Noo Yawk '80s and '90s rap-rock superstars the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, Rolling Stone reports. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown at press time, but Yauch had been battling cancer since being diagnosed with a tumor in his sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Doctors Who Rock: 9 Musicians With Their Ph.Ds

    Alice Cooper recently received an Honorary Doctorate from The Musician's Institute in Los Angeles. After receiving the award, he said, "One more of these and I can write prescriptions." Now you know that Alice Cooper could one day write you a prescription... to rock. You're welcome. Out of sheer c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Best Third Albums Ever

    This week in 1980, Van Halen released their third album Women And Children First, which contained the hits "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Everybody Wants Some!! and fan favorite "Romeo Delight." It's not the best VH album ever, but it was, in fact, their third album. Most VH super-freaks I know an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Why Do We Always Expect Our Favorite Bands To Reunite?

    John Hammond, the billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park found out the hard way that sometimes things from another time and place don't mesh well with different surroundings. A guy even got eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex while he was taking a dump, and one of those spitting dinosaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Express Yourself: The 10 Best Deep Tracks of Madonna's Career

    Daniel KramerPhoto by Daniel Kramer.​Madonna is one of those artists that does it all: she sings, dances, acts, and occasionally writes. The main thing that keeps her fans begging for more is that she always seeks to reinvent herself - whether it be her 'Borderline'-era '80s street-style or th ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    You Bettah Work: 10 Rock/Pop Musicians Who Could Take Up Modeling

    Lucky for Lana Del Rey -- whose awkward-at-best Saturday Night Live performance last weekend left indie critics second-guessing her skill -- she has a backup career on which to fall, if needed. Last week, days before becoming a poor bundle of nerves on SNL, the up-and-(maybe)-coming songstress signe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2011

    RIP Hubert Sumlin, Legendary Blues Musician

    ​Hubert Sumlin, former guitarist with Howlin' Wolf and member of the Blues Hall of Fame is dead at the age of 80. Sumlin was ranked at number 65 in Rolling Stone's greatest guitar players of all time and has been cited as an influence on a wide range of blues and rock guitarists. He was born ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    25 Unfortunate '90s 1.5-Hit Wonders

    The bearded Mark Oliver Everett and his fabulous eels...​Rocks Off loves the '90s more than we probably should, especially all the dumb little things about the pop music that clogged the radio and MTV. We could probably write a book about the songs that helped shape our formative musical knowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Sgt. Pepper & Three Other Bum Albums By Rock Icons

    ​It was 40 (four) years ago today - in the UK, and tomorrow in the U.S. - that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, history stopped, the Summer of Love began, and critics freaked the fuck out. When the Beatles released their LSD-soaked counterpunch to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds in June 1967, K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    10 Great Bob Dylan Songs Rolling Stone Left Off Its List

    Craig Hlavaty​Yesterday was Bob Dylan's 70th birthday, and to honor the milestone, Rolling Stone releaseda list of the best 70 songs from his now 50-year-old catalog. With contributors like Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, David Crosby, and Tom Morello, they came up with a stellar list, a primer f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Settle Down, Chris Brown: Songs To Temper A Hot Temper

    Marco TorresChris Brown at House of Blues, November 2009​Have you ever heard that phrase "When I do good, no one remembers; when I do bad, no one forgets"? This is the story of candy-rapper Chris Brown's life the past few years since he beat the ever-loving shit out of ex-girlfriend Rihanna fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Queens Of The Stone Age At La Zona Rosa

    Craig Hlavaty​Rolling Stone magazine surely knows how to throw a showcase, bringing forth Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, Mini Mansions, and Black Angels to open for a reinvigorated Queens Of The Stone Age on Wednesday night. Every band on the bill coalesced with each other beautifully and succinctl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Killa Kyleon's Epic T-Shirt, Mixtape & Video Party: A Report

    Photos by Larami Culbertson​Saturday afternoon, Authentik Music Group's most OMG figure hosted a release party for his new "Don't Mess With Killa" T-shirt that turned into a mixtape listening party that turned into a video shoot at Check Other Outfitters. Rocks Off went, hung out for some ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Arcade Fire Tickets On Sale Next Friday

    ​We'll lead off this week's Magnolia City Mixtape with, well, the headline. It's 10 a.m. next Friday (March 4) at livenation.com or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. In other late-breaking concert news, Bob Seger hits Toyota Center April 30. Tickets for that one go on sale next Saturday. Our soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Don't Stop Beliebering

    ​The subtitle to the interview (coming in the March 3 issue of Rolling Stone) reads, "How Justin Bieber became the biggest teen idol in the world," so I have to assume at some point RS reporter Vanessa Grigoriadis gets to the subject of his rise to fame (and if he's familiar with the name "Rya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires

    ​Happy Birthday, Rolling Stone, the first magazine that made us want to pick up a pen and notebook paper and go on an ether binge. The current-events and music magazine turns 43 years old today, and we wish them 43 more. The magazine's first cover boy was John Lennon on the set of the film H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Tea Party: At The Race Track With George Washington

    Photos by Craig HlavatyNo treading allowed​On Saturday afternoon I visited the North Houston Tea Party's "I Will Vote" rally, held at the Sam Houston Race Park. This was my second Tea Party rally in six months, following on the heels of the one in April at Discovery Green where my photographer was ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
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    August 26, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Is The Westheimer Block Party Done For?

    Bun B For Lafayette - ATLiens Freestyle from Decatur Dan on Vimeo. • Dave Bry at the witty pop-culture blog The Awl writes about rap music's eternal embrace of consumerism, using Bun B's most recent release, a rap written in honor of Japanese clothing company Lafayette, as an example. It's a great ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 6, 2010

    Meals on Reels: Food, Inc.

    Chef Monica Pope serves up a heaping helping of truth

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Tonight: Florida Indie Beach Boys Surfer Blood Sail Into Mango's

    ​Florida-based indie kids Surfer Blood pull into Mango's tonight, touring ahead of their upcoming Astro Coast LP. The band was recently anointed by Rolling Stone's online feature "Hype Monitor" as "bright and booming and hooky as FM radio in the late '70s." Rocks Off can hear traces of early "Blue ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    What Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know About Door-to-Door Magazine Sales

    That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.

  • Calendar

    December 27, 2007

    Asylum Street Spankers

    Austin’s vaudevillian country and blues rockers

  • Music

    October 18, 2007
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    January 12, 2006
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    January 27, 2005

    The Best Cex Ever

    Take combustible hip-hop, add a dash of indie pop, and watch the jaws drop

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    King of the Roads

    A Houston author tells how our traffic got jammed

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    Punk of the Month Club

    Good Charlotte knows it's more than a passing fancy. But does America?

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Mag Hags

    What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Division of Laura Lee

    Monday, October 28

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    A Fan's Notes

    After Jerry Maguire, Cameron Crowe comes of age...finally

  • News

    March 25, 1999
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    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

  • Music

    May 5, 1994

    A Month of Mutt

    "That small band" Dyn@mutt pursues the weird science of Houston rock

  • Culture

    December 30, 1993

    Celebrity Photographer, Photographer Celebrity

    Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream

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