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Solomon Burke

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    April 10, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 5

    While Houston played a huge part in the early history of country music, by the end of the 1950s a new breed of artist was coming on the scene. Western Swing, for all purposes, was a relic, and although honky-tonk was still a force in the charts and on radio, its share of the pie was waning. The arr ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    October 27, 2011

    Soul Power

    Still sportsmen after all these years, Huey Lewis & the News settle into some of their favorite Stax grooves.

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    September 15, 2011
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    July 8, 2011

    Top 10 Healing Songs, From One Who Knows

    Chris Nelson/FacebookClint Broussard in his natural habitat.​Rocks Off was happy to run into our friend and Blues In Hi-Fi DJ Clint Broussard the other day at Leon's Lounge (where else?). We were a little surprised too, because it was the first time we'd seen him with two shoes on in months. ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Hippie Hour Scene: Last Concert Cafe

    Knock, knock.​The Place: Last Concert Café 1403 Nance 713-226-8563 The Deals: $2 draft beers, $3 margaritas The Hours: 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Mondays The Scene: This Monday, Houston's (alleged) longest happy featured one kind of draft beer (Shiner, ran out about 10:30 p.m.) and some mix-heavy ma ... More >>

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    February 13, 2011

    The Woodlands, Arcade Fire Win Album Of The Year Grammy

    city-data.com​ Congratulations to The Woodlands, that emotionally icy burb up I-45, for helping Arcade Fire when this year's Album Of The Year Grammy at Sunday night's awards show for their sprawling The Suburbs LP. The band, led by former Woodlands residents Win and William Butler, won over a hi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Man on a Mission

    There's more to singer-songwriter Amos Lee than just his pitch-perfect voice.

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    December 23, 2010

    R.I.P.: Notable Passings Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: Dio, man. Neph Basedow: 2010 commenced on a sad note with the passing of Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard (aka Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.). I'd seen him play a tiny show at Chicago's Empty Bottle in 2008 and still consider it one of the best shows I've ever seen. It was definitive ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Mickey Newbury: Houston's Forgotten Genius

    "Hank Williams' pain songs, Newbury's train songs/ And 'Blue Eyes Cryin' In the Rain' - Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings, "Luckenbach, Texas" ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was sitting around having a few cold pops the other night when we put on The Best of Mickey Newbury. It wasn't long before the ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Eagles, Norah Jones, Wayne Coyne's Diet

    Ed. Note: Updated at 1:42 p.m. to include information on Don Henley's medical condition we received from Eagles manager Irving Azoff. Photos by Marco Torres​It's just a few hours after the Eagles left the stage at this year's Austin City Limits Festival, closing out the weekend. Rocks Off mad ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    A Case of the Vapours

    Islands' Nick Thorburn tries to keep track of his bandmates and their aliases.

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    April 27, 2010

    R&B Legend Ivory Joe Hunter To Get State Historical Marker

    ​Rocks Off's predecessor John Nova Lomax, who normally reports on much more sordid goings-on in East Texas, tipped us off to a story in today's Beaumont Enterprise that reports late Texas R&B legend Ivory Joe Hunter will have an official Texas State Historical Marker erected at his gravesite n ... 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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    June 13, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    April 15, 2008

    Last Night: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Toyota Center

    Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Toyota Center April 14, 2008 Better than: Getting your fortune told by Madam Marie on the Boardwalk – accurately Download: “Candy’s Room,” “She’s the One,” “Girls in Their Summer Clothes,” “Badlands,” “American Land” For two and a ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007

    R.I.P. Pimp C

    Remembering a Down South Legend

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    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    'Bout Time

    Give it up for soul survivor Bettye LaVette

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    November 17, 2005

    Neil Diamond; Bobby Bare

    12 Songs; The Moon Was Blue

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    March 11, 2004

    Teenage Wasteland

    Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy

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    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

    A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep

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    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

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    October 18, 2001

    Wizard of Boz

    Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B

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    August 16, 2001

    Sumpin' Filthy

    Local punker/chef Filthy McNasty is the Ginuwine article

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Soul Survivor

    Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio -- and still in God's arms

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