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Steely Dan

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    July 7, 2014

    True Blood: Pointless Naked People

    Let me preface this recap with a statement. I like tits. I do. I really do. I like naked ladies a very great deal. I know that the mammary glands are made for the rearing of children, but I unabashedly love them just for the funny feeling they give me in the groin area. Call me a pig if you must, b ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Is the New BeatsMusic Worth It?

    A year ago, Beats by Dre headphone giants Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine announced the next step for their brand was to launch a digital-subscription music service. The news was not met with the greatest approval. After all, the existing marketplace -- crowded with streaming leaders such as Pandora and S ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Steely Dan's Fagen: Houston Hotel Was "Old and Ailing, Just Like Me"

    Eminent Hipsters By Donald Fagen Viking Adult, 176 pp., $26.95 Fans of Steely Dan know that singer/keyboardist Donald Fagen usually dips a wry, sardonic, sarcastic, and sometimes poison pen into the pitch-black inkwell with his lyrics. And they cherish it. Many of his songs have become singalong ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Cactus Music, August 30 It can't be a coincidence that the recent vinyl revival and the rise of young throwback soul bands like Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have happened at the same time, but it sure works out well Friday night. To promote the band's b ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Fall Out Boy, El Ten Eleven, Journey Agents, etc.

    Fall Out Boy Bayou Music Center, June 7 Fall Out Boy, the emo-pop band that took the airwaves by storm in the early '00s, is back and apparently ready to save rock and roll, according to the title of their new album. They've taken the past few years off to pursue other endeavors, but now that they' ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    10 Songs In the National Recording Registry That Might Surprise You

    Here's something you may not have realized. The U.S. government passed a law to preserve important films in the Library of Congress back in 1988, but it took them until 2000 to get around to doing so for recordings. We music lovers get no respect. Luckily, Congress did finally get around to archivi ... More >>

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    February 1, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Swagger, Kenny & Ziggy's, AKA Sushi and More

    Swagger (3839 Southwest Fwy.) is a strange case. Some Yelp reviewers characterize the lounge as "hood," but it's located in Greenway, far from anything else fitting that description. (And it's good enough for Isaiah Carey). The bar's name suggests something fresh and fashionable, but Shakespeare act ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Last Night: Justice at House of Blues

    Justice House of Blues October 28, 2012 "They told me if I brought out this flag they would kick me out," says a guy dressed like Hunter S. Thompson sitting next to me on the balcony last night at Justice. In his cargo pocket was a large French flag, in honor of the French electro duo who made thei ... More >>

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    September 14, 2012

    Donald Fagen Turns In Essay/Press Release For New Album

    Rewind: Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands The press release that went out in advance of Donald Fagen's newest solo album, Sunken Condos, is the most exhaustive one I have ever seen in recent memory. I thought I knew the gist of Fagen's career, from his jazz beginnings, ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands

    Dukes of September Rhythm Revue Featuring Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & Donald Fagen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 17, 2012 This show could have been a punchline waiting to happen. Somebody must have thought "Dukes of September" was a more regal name for this tour than the "Superstars of So ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    July 3, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: Jim Kovacik of 97.9 The Box Talks About Being White and The Atascocita Thugz

    It is difficult surviving local music radio in any city, but Houston in particular. Imagine doing that when you are basically the antithesis of the stereotype most assigned to your position. Think a punk rocker working at a country station. Jim Kovacik -- Jimbo or Jimbeazy as he is known to listener ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: KUHF's Paul Pendergraft on Engines of Our Ingenuity, Talking Pigs and Steely Dan

    If you pay attention to local radio, you know Paul Pendergraft, but despite his receiving numerous accolades including an Edward R. Murrow award and appearing virtually every day on the radio in Houston for over 20 years, you might miss him. Pendergraft is an affable, soft-voiced senior producer for ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Missed Opportunities: 10 Musicians Who Turned Down Big Hits

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you thought to yourself, "Why did I do that?" or "Why did I turn that down?" Those kinds of moments happen to all of us. It's part of life, unfortunately. This happens all the time in the movie world, but you never seem to hear about it in the music worl ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald: Smoothest Of The Smooth

    For fans of '70s classic rock, it was the equivalent of three comic book heroes coming together in one Super Smooth Team when Boz Scaggs, ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald, and Steely Dan's Donald Fagen announced last year that they would do a short tour as "The Dukes of September." The generous sh ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Silk Degrees of Separation

    Boz Scaggs turns to jazz, knows his Lightnin' Hopkins.

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    October 22, 2010

    Mark Lanier's 2010 Desperate Christmas Party Performer: Sting

    Nah, you're not invited​Mega-lawyer Mark Lanier each year throws an outrageous Christmas party, because there's nothing better to do with money than throw an opulent, look-at-me event that doesn't even serve liquor for all the dads who've had to drag their kids out to ride the rides.The event also ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Rocks Off Sets You Straight On Musical Happy Hours

    ​On newsstands now - or soon, depending on where in the metro area you live - you will find the Houston Press' new cover story, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" - a guide to Jimmy Buffett's discography our city's varied, vibrant happy-hour scene, in which Rocks Off had some input. Naturally, we cover ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Houston Musicians Recall Their Own Rock and Roll High School Days

    ​Tonight Rocks Off is hosting the first annual Texas High School Rock Off, with local bands from area schools fighting for a grand prize of $500 and bragging rights around town. This past week we have profiled the seven bands in the running: The Paperwaits, Useful Information, The Handshake, Livin ... More >>

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    December 14, 2009

    (Don't) Book 'Em, Dano: 42 Artists Who Have Absolutely No Business Touring Together

    ​ When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>

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    October 8, 2009

    Sexy Halloween Costume Challenge For the Ladies

    Halloween is coming, and that means many, many costuming mistakes will be made by normally sane adults. To help stop this scourge, each Thursday we will be offering tips and analysis of what to avoid, or possibly what to do. While we don't know when or where we'll black out/get sick this Halloween, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Five Songs For That Glorious Last Day Of School

    As Alice Cooper once sang, "School's out for summer." And we've heard that song played again and again and again on the radio on the last day of school ad infinitum every year since. And I'm sure we'll here it today, somehow, someway, somewhere...And just as you can't really avoid putting "Rock Yo ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Five Songs For That Glorious Last Day Of School

    As Alice Cooper once sang, "School's out for summer." And we've heard that song played again and again and again on the radio on the last day of school ad infinitum every year since. And I'm sure we'll here it today, somehow, someway, somewhere. And just as you can't really avoid putting "Rock You ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    (Another) Local Album of the Week: Spain Colored Orange's Sneaky Like a Villain

    Spain Colored Orange Sneaky Like a Villain www.myspace.com/spaincolouredorange Thanks to differences with Spain Colored Orange's former label Lucid Records, the songs on the local psych-pop quintet's brand-new disc Sneaky Like a Villain are already old hat to the band members. For the rest of u ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Clint Black at RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy Houston Livestock Show & RodeoNot only does Clint Black know how to play to the home folks - after being introduced by his daughter Lily, he said hello to Tomball, Spring, Pasadena and his hometown Katy (but where, Aftermath would like to know, was Friendswood?) upon takin ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    February 5, 2009
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    November 28, 2008

    A Black Friday Soundtrack

    It's become a tradition. You spend two days cooking, slaving over a hot stove, sweating into the family green bean casserole, making gallons upon gallons of iced tea for assorted loved and loathed ones. But instead of taking the next day off to go comatose and let the fullness subside, what do you d ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    August 20, 2008

    Slideshow: Creepy Classic Rock Lyrics

    In honor of Steely Dan's show at the Verizon Wireless Theater tonight - it's sold-out, but there should be plenty of sketchy-looking dudes hanging around just waiting to sell you a ticket - Rocks Off decided to put together a list of some of classic rock's more unsettling lyrics, sometimes taken out ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008
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    August 1, 2008

    Five Spot: Rock's Top Flavor Savers

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, another new Rocks Off recurrent. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. It's safe to say that, as of right now, Jim James is cock-diesel. Not ... More >>

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    October 10, 2007

    Pop Numerology: How High Can You Go?

    Futzing around with my iTunes, I discovered I have a song with every number in it up through the number 25. I stall out at 26. Anybody know one with that number in it? Here’s my list: “Splash 1,” Thirteenth Floor Elevators “Two Girls,” Townes Van Zandt “Three Sixteens,” U.G.K. “Fou ... More >>

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    September 25, 2007

    Retro Active: A Nuclear Era, But I Have No Fear

    A few weeks ago, because my XM radio unit and my heart are both perpetually stuck on the Eighties channel (XM 8), I started to notice how many of the seemingly innocuous pop songs from those pastel-tinged years had much heavier concerns. Perhaps those erudite Englishmen Duran Duran put it best in ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Blitzen Trapper

    Quartet delivers classic Southern rock

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    May 10, 2007
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    July 13, 2006
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    July 13, 2006

    The Raw Power of Really Smooth Music

    Climb aboard the Yacht Rock revolution at this week's Michael McDonald/Steely Dan show

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    December 8, 2005

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

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    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

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    September 8, 2005

    Esquivel

    The Sights and Sounds of Esquivel!

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    May 12, 2005

    Pinback

    Sunday, May 15, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

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    November 6, 2003

    U.K. Subs

    Thursday, November 6

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    July 10, 2003

    Steely Dan

    Everything Must Go (Warner Bros.)

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    August 8, 2002

    Aden

    Topsiders (Teenbeat)

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    June 27, 2002

    De La Soul

    Tuesday, July 2

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    March 16, 2000

    Rotation

    Music Reviews

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    September 1, 1994

    Young Blood

    Geno Delafose infuses zydeco with new energy

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