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Sam Phillips

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Elvis's Stuff Rolls Through Houston

    John Lennon famously said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." But after Elvis, innumerable objects owned by or otherwise connected to the late King of Rock and Roll -- who recorded his debut single, "That's All Right," 60 years ago this July -- have come to rest at his Memphis mansion Graceland, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Franz Ferdinand, Ca$h Out, Fidlar, etc.

    Franz Ferdinand House of Blues, October 4 In the post-Britpop era, Franz Ferdinand was once neck and neck with Arctic Monkeys for the title of the British Isles' top alt-rock export. Debut single "Take Me Out" seemed to take out everything else on the airwaves upon its 2004 release, welding jangly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Meet Memphis Ambassador John Paul Keith, Sharpest Pen Around

    Writer, rocker, and raconteur John Paul Keith swings into Houston Saturday night after a long absence. He's touring behind his latest release on Big Legal Mess Records, Memphis Circa 3AM. American Songwriter has been streaming the album for several weeks, and Rocks Off can't get it off our daily lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Artopia Band Poor Pilate: "We Sleep... Sometimes"

    The Houston Press' annual art party and hobnob mecca Artopia returns for another round of well-dressed, well-heeled revelry at Winter Street Studios. Each year we line up a handful of local acts who are too hip for words, and this time around Artopia presents the hirsute, burly Poor Pilate, icy indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    The Tontons: "We Are Really Into ELO"

    One of the best things about living in Houston is the music. The city is very diverse and unique, as are its bands. Not to mention some of the greatest artists have come from here from various genres: Scarface, ZZ Top, Clay Walker, and plenty more. Right at the cusp of the indie scene is none other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    5 Artists Whose Second Acts Surpassed Their First

    Rocks Off has always had a soft spot for Rick Nelson. Although our oldest memory of him is probably hearing about the plane crash outside Texarkana that killed him, his band and his fiancee on New Year's Eve 1985, we're also old enough to remember actually his songs like "Hello, Mary Lou," "Lonesome ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2011
  • Music

    April 21, 2011

    Punching a Wall

    Jessica Lea Mayfield goes from a bluegrass childhood to buzzworthy "goth-blues drama queen."

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Does Elvis Still Matter?

    As part of our ongoing celebration of Elvis' birthday week, Rocks Off asked our writers the simple question in the headline. ​Chris Gray: Absolutely he still matters. When I was compiling that list of quotes and lyrics about Elvis earlier this week, I wasn't that surprised to see that even Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Howlin' Wolf Hits 100; Did He Ever Hit Houston?

    ​Like Tom Petty - heard the new album yet? - once sang, it's good to be king. While Rocks Off No. 2 is saddled with justifying his tendency to sing "Over the Rainbow" in the car when (he says) no one else is around, we've been looking into the local connections of someone else with a birthday toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Drive-By Truckers' Cathartic, Down-Home Halloween Redemption at House of Blues

    Photos by Jay Lee​ It took Aftermath most of Friday to figure out why we were in such an awful blue funk after Thursday's Pogues show, especially after the band delivered a more brilliant set than even this 20-year fan thought they were capable of. But after leaving work early and relaxing for a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "Killing the Blues" with Plant and Krauss

    Led Zeppelin shouter Robert Plant and country/pop vocalist Alison Krauss seem like a highly unlikely duo. When I heard they'd made an album together called Raising Sand, the pairing seemed so odd I didn't really even want to hear it. I thought their two voices would clash like Lucinda Williams and R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: New Sam Phillips Free Download - With a Catch

    One of Lonesome Onry and Mean's favorite L.A. chanteuses, Sam Phillips, announced a free download of a new song today. The catch is you have to click on the link above and join her mailing list. I've already signed up, but after 30 minutes I still haven't received the email link to the tune. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: 2008's Heavy Rotation

    For the second (third?) year in a row, LOM didn't vote in either the Nashville Scene's best of country music poll or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop best of American music poll. I'm just not a good list-maker. Detest that stuff. Just trying to compile a list of possibles makes my brain hate me. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    [Note: This is the first in a series of articles that constitute Village Voice Media's year-end music package. The others - pop, indie-rock, dance mixes, Latin, country, alt-country/Americana, metal, rap/hip-hop and special graphics breaking down the year in charts and 2008's worst lyrics - will be ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2008
  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Drive-By Truckers, A to Z

    Alabama Ass Whuppin'

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Polysics, with Alex Atchley, Los Abandoned and the Gaskets

    Wednesday, March 15, at Super Happy Fun Land, 2610 Ashland, 713-880-2100

  • Film

    November 17, 2005

    Hello, He's Not Johnny Cash

    Walk the Line never strays from the dull telling of a tall tale

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Music

    September 9, 2004
  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    A Century of Progress

    Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Subterranean Astrodome Blues

    Bob Dylan drops the mask and comes to town with his happiest album in years

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • Culture

    October 5, 2000

    Rock and a Hard Place

    Music can free your soul, but can it spring the West Memphis Three?

  • Music

    March 4, 1999

    Phat Cat

    Ex-Stray Cat Lee Rocker brings rockabilly into the '90s

  • Music

    June 5, 1997

    Quick Study

    Can a middle-class Midwestern white guy play the blues? Yeah, if he's Mark May.

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Nails in the Coffin

    Five decades of Chess Records lead to a blues stalemate

  • Music

    February 20, 1997

    Odd Man Out

    Van Dyke Parks, the invisible legend of L.A. music, finally goes live

  • Music

    September 26, 1996
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Leaving the Country

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore broadens his horizons -- and if he's lucky, his listeners'

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Blues Without Blinders

    Blues, soul, rock, country? Who cares? To Little Milton, it's just music.

  • Music

    June 6, 1996
  • Film

    May 25, 1995
  • Music

    February 23, 1995

    Keeping His Cool

    Nick the Knife's regained his edge, and the world's a better place for it

  • Music

    June 16, 1994
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