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Roy Head

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    September 2, 2014

    Houston In the '60s Was a Happening Place

    One day, in the distant future, hopefully there will be a Vicki Welch Ayo to document Houston's present-day music scene. If so, that person must now be a dedicated and adventurous showgoer, someone who is enthusiastic about the current acts and venues, and who cares about local music enough to one d ... More >>

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    April 23, 2014

    RIP Local Country Star Mundo Earwood

    Country singer Raymond "Mundo" Earwood has passed after a long illness. The Del Rio native, who has long resided in the Humble area, was 61. The news came from a message on his Facebook page, which read in part, "We are of course deeply saddened by the loss of a great man, but we rejoice that today, ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    How Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits Found "Something Good" in Texas

    Even though in terms of British Invasion band lead singers, he's about as English as English could be, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits has always had a love of Texas music. Once he found out the tunes and performers he liked actually hailed from the Lone Star State, that is. "Guys like Buddy Holly ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

    When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us know what else we missed, an ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    DJ Jason Puffer, Psychedelic Sex Panther, Moves On After Devastating Fire

    If you're a popular local DJ with thousands of records at your disposal, many of them difficult or near-impossible to find with just a mouse click or two, you might think losing them all would be about the worst thing that could ever happen. For Jason Puffer, known as Psychedelic Sex Panther, that t ... More >>

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    October 22, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 22-25

    Rodriguez House of Blues, October 23 Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    After American Idol And Bad Record Deal, Sundance Head Starts Over

    Rocks Off hadn't thought much about Sundance Head since his 13th-place American Idol finish in 2007 and the momentary ballyhoo that followed. Head, the son of legendary Houston blue-eyed soul man Roy Head, remains the only artist who didn't finish in the Top 5 on Idol to sign a major-label deal. Bu ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Social Distortion, Gary Clark Jr., Melvins, Girls, Maná, De La Soul

    Photo By Jim BrickerBobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz in October 2010 at Toyota Center​2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Propain: Thu., March 1. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Anvil, Rotting Corpse, Metavenge, Fallacy: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Asleep At The Whee ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Roy Head Remembers Gene Kurtz & "Treat Her Right"

    credGene Kurtz (left) and Roy Head wrote "Treat Her Right" in 10 minutes on a roll of toilet paper.​"I guarantee you one thing, Gene Kurtz is playing bass in the best band in heaven tonight," says Roy Head. Head co-wrote "Treat Her Right," one of the truly legendary Texas hits, with Kurtz, the ... More >>

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    October 24, 2011

    Gene Kurtz, "Treat Her Right" Co-Writer, Passes Away

    Photo by Winker​Bassist Gene Kurtz, who co-wrote Roy Head's 1965 hit "Treat Her Right" and went on to play with a wide range of artists across rock, R&B, jazz and country, passed away Sunday night, according to a post on his Facebook page. Kurtz had just celebrated his 69th birthday last week. ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Josefus, Houston's First Metal Band, Reuniting Saturday

    Photos courtesy of jam280.comJosefus live at U of H, March 1970​When Lonesome, Onry and Mean moved to the Bayou City in 1968, it wasn't long before we stumbled upon what would become our favorite local band of that period: Josefus. They were known for playing free shows that would last a coupl ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    Saturday Night: Wild Men Of Rock At The Continental Club

    Photos by Marc BrubakerThree Mustangs & A Stallion (clockwise from top left): Andre Williams, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Little Joe Washington​Wild Men of Rock feat. Andre Williams, Archie Bell, Roy Head, Little Joe Washington, the Allen Oldies Band & special guest Sundance Head Continental Club S ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011
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    June 21, 2011

    Upcoming: Andre Williams, Boz Scaggs, Erasure, Supersuckers, Etc.

    ​Anarchitex, The Energy, Black Congress, Delta Block: Fri., July 1. Fitzgerald's. Andre Williams, Roy Head, Archie Bell: Sat., Sept. 3. Continental Club. Bassnectar: Fri., Oct. 28. Verizon Wireless Theater. Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald: Sat., Oct. 1. Verizon Wireless Theater. "Canned Acou ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Friday Night: Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears And The Relatives At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jay LeeBlack Joe Lewis​Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, The Relatives Continental Club August 27, 2010 A few times a year, the Continental Club hosts shows that can be legitimately described as "soul happenings," usually featuring venerable Gulf Coast stars such as Archie Bell, Roy ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Roy Head, Sir Douglas Quintet Help SugarHill Swing Into The Psychedelic '60s

    Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's related festivities at Sig's Lagoon and the Continental Club, Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean are ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Aftermath: Annise Parker's Freezing Inaugural Concert at Discovery Green

    Photos by GroovehouseRoy Head (center) and the Allen Oldies Band's Allen Hill (left) and Jim Henkel​ Annise Parker​The best-laid plans of mice, men and even mayors sometimes go awry. Annise Parker declined a big-ticket inaugural celebration in favor of a free concert on Discovery Green, a genuin ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Annise Parker To Tighten Up & Treat Her Right At Inaugural

    ​Mayor-elect Annise Parker's swearing-in ceremony Monday over the weekend will be private, but after that on Monday it's an eclectic mix of events and personalities for the public to share in.It includes a Discovery Green concert featuring two Houston performers who had hits a long while ago: Arch ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Archie Bell, Cannibal Corpse, Maxwell, Scott H. Biram, Titus Andronicus, etc.

    ​The 69 Eyes, Dommin, The Becoming: Sun., Oct. 11. Meridian. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. "Oldies Fest" With The Allen Oldies Band, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Barbara Lynn: Sat., Sept. 5. Continental Club. Billy Squier: Sun., Oct. 4. Wareho ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Local Motion: Top Sellers at Area Record Stores

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 www.myspace.com/cactusmv1. Springfield Riots, Say When EP 2. Todd Snider, The Excitement Plan 3. Jubal Lee Young, Last Free Place in America 4. Sonic Youth, The Eternal 5. Steve Earle, Townes 6. Elvis Costel ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW Swag Report: Quality Over Quantity

    As John Nova Lomax noted a couple of days ago, it appears the foundering economy has taken its toll on SXSW's promotional-item racket, with the budgetary allowance for all manner of items emblazoned with this company or that's logo being one of the first line-items to get slashed. It's not just the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Bayou City Buzz

    Houston's SXSW class — and we mean class — of 2009

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    February 23, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 4

    [Note: Click on the numbers for parts 1, 2 and 3.] Fifth Ward music mogul Don Robey was so taken with Gatemouth Brown's talents that he built his entire Peacock label around him. Robey already owned the Bronze Peacock night club and various other business interests, but it was his meeting of Br ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    February 28, 2008
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    November 8, 2007

    The Return of Cactus Music and Video

    A beloved local institution returns from the grave

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    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

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    October 11, 2007
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    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

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    September 4, 2007

    Slideshow: Good for the Soul

    Friday's Super Stars of Soul show at the Continental killed it. The place was packed to the sweaty brim with an eclectic crowd, all going wild for Barbara Lynn, Archie Bell, Barbara Mason and Roy Head. Click here for a slideshow. Mark C. Austin I especially loved Barbara Lynn - at one point, ... More >>

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    August 30, 2007
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    August 24, 2007

    Where The Pyramid Meets the Fish Fry

    Man, Conroe gets all the good shows. The line-up for the 2007 Conroe Catfish Festival has been announced. Headliners for the October 12-14 fais-do-do include Reckless Kelly, Wayne Toups, Roy Head, Johnny Bush and Roky Erickson. Hold up…Roky Erickson, at a mudcat soiree in Montgomery County? Tha ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    The Head of the Class

    Allen Hill leads the cheers for Houston's only American Idol contestant

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    February 16, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Sundance Head, the son of Gulf Coast music legend Roy Head and the pride of Porter, has already seen his American Idol stock soar and tumble like the gone-but-not-forgotten Texas Cyclone. After eliciting a collective jaw-drop from Randy, Paula and Simon at the Memphis auditions for his powerful and ... More >>

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    January 25, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    If there's a sadder commentary on the state of celeb-obsessed, endlessly validated American youth than the deranged Sarah Goldberg, I have had the good fortune to avoid it thus far. You'll remember her as the 20-year-old New York City auditioner in the pink cowboy hat who butchered the Selena song. ... More >>

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    November 21, 2006

    The High Priest Speaketh

    Courtesy of Allen Oldies Band These guys really get up there for an Oldies band.... Allen Hill celebrates a decade of Oldies worship Ten years ago, Allen Hill's Allen Oldies Band played their very first show — at the finish line of the Houston Press Fun Run inside the Astrodome. Since the ... More >>

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    April 6, 2006

    Snit's Dog and Pony Show

    Friday, April 7, at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, 713-523-9999

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    February 16, 2006

    Told You So

    Racket gets his gloat on

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    November 13, 2003

    Return of Los Vatos Rudos

    Los Skarnales are set to release a new full-length with a new lineup

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    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

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    June 27, 2002

    Smoke Damage

    Jim Pirtle's slipshod nicotine habit spells the end of an era for No tsu oH, but he hopes to rise from the ashes

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    March 21, 2002

    Mike Barfield

    Friday, March 22

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    December 13, 2001

    Roy Head

    Head On! (Music Club)

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    November 15, 2001

    The Good Ol' Days

    The Allen Oldies Band is taking a different route to fame

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    December 28, 2000

    Street-Fighting Man

    Roy Head used to love to mix it up. Now the blue-eyed soul man fights to keep his career alive.

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    December 31, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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