Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
April 17, 2013
If you grew up during a particular window of the early 1980s, there were certain things you couldn't escape: economic malaise, the San Francisco 49ers, and MTV. If you were an early enough adopter of Music Television, you were more than fam ... More >>
The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret
By Kent Hartman
Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $25.99.
Motown had the Funk Brothers, Nashville had the A-Team, and Stax/Volt had their Memphis men, but gold-record-for-gold-record, no group played on more hits in the '60s and '70 ... More >>
From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth.
Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>
Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others.
Christmas music comes in all shapes and sizes. From jazz and blues to hip hop and heavy metal, everybody thinks they have an interesting take on holiday classics, but ... More >>
In the great 80s comedy Night Shift, there is a scene where Michael Keaton is driving down what appears to be the West Side Highway in New York in a brand new Cadillac with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" blaring from the speakers. In a bid to impress a mildly terrified Henry Winkler, Keaton attempts to demons ... More >>
David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus MusicWomen are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterHacienda
Under the Volcano
November 4, 2010
How long did it take Hacienda to warm up and find the rock groove Thursday night? About two drum beats.
For a bunch of peaceful, soft-spoken, just-grateful-to-be-here guys who have been touring non-stop all year, the rising ... More >>
Moustaches are all the rage these days. From shirts to snow globes, rides, wax and tattoos, everyone wants a moustache or at least to support the cause. Rocks Off even has a moustache. When it was longer we combed it while driving or lounging, much to the chagrin of the people around us.
Ce ... More >>
From Ted Nugent to Bruce Springsteen to those adorable Dixie Chicks, "Masters of War" to "George Bush doesn't care about black people," musicians have never been shy about voicing their political opinions. But when it comes to putting their money where their mouths are and filing the necessary pape ... More >>