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The Bee Gees

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top 5 Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. While the rest of the world still reels from Kanye's latest failure in the realm of music videos as well as the unfortunate return of Rebecca Black, less egocentric artists are out there putting on little video plays that blow his completely out of the water. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    New Doc Tunes Into "The Greatest Ears in Town"

    What do Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Norah Jones, the Rascals, Willie Nelson, Phil Collins, Dr. John, Barbra Streisand, Chaka Khan, the Average White Band, and Hall & Oates have in common? Not much, musically. But they all made records, and some of their most memorable, in the studio with Arif M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    The Five Best "Band's Breaking Up" Singles

    Folks, I've said it before, but I have an undying love for the musical partnership of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, regardless of whether they're calling themselves At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, De Facto, or the Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group. As long as they were together, they made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Bee Gees: A Band of Brothers More Than Just White Suits and Disco Balls

    Bee Gees: The Biography By David Meyer Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $27.50 "The Bee Gees are everywhere and in everyone's heads, and still - outside their legion of diehard fans -- don't get the respect they deserve." This is the theory that author Meyer, who penned the well-regarded Gram Parsons bio T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    10 Bands That Were Almost Named Something Really Stupid

    Take it from me, it's tough naming a band. During the one time I had my own band, it was called "Post-Hardcore Boy Band." Really great name, right? I think we can all agree that a lot of bands who have become famous have really horrible names too. Like Hoobastank, for instance. But even some bands ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Those Are People Who Died, Died: Musical Passings of 2012

    Rocks Off put it off as long as we could, because December has been a pretty rough month. It always is for music. (Hollywood, too.) But it's time to call the roll of people who played or sang their last note in 2012, plus a few who were just as instrumental offstage. Precious few corners of the mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    What Was Your Favorite Concert at The Summit?

    It must be music-venue day today. Rocks Off would like to thank Jon Harvey of Houston (@oompahead) for alerting us via Twitter to the fact that on this day in 1975, when I was a few weeks away from turning one year old, the sports and entertainment arena then known as the Summit opened in Greenway P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    The End of the Road: Digital Mourning in 2012

    At the Houston Press office, I am usually the first person who finds out when a celebrity or musician dies, usually from a wire or, these days, the fine folks at TMZ. Hell, sometimes even when I am away from my desk I have to be the bearer of bad tidings, like when Adam Yauch passed on a few weeks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2012

    RIP Robin Gibb: 10 Essential Bee Gees Classics

    Bee Gees superstar Robin Gibb passed away Sunday afternoon after battling cancer and pneumonia, according to NPR News. He was 62. Gibb, alongside twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry, rocketed to global fame in the '70s as the Bee Gees became synonymous with disco. Three of the funkiest blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Uh-Oh: George Jones Is Sick

    It's never really not old, but since we've already been going through it with Levon Helm and the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb (who, gratefully, is at least out of his coma), this isn't good news at all. Saratoga native and Country Music Hall of Famer George Jones, the man who could break the Tin Man's pre-E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Robin Gibb Of The Bee Gees Falls Into Coma

    Robin Gibb, one-third of fraternal British/Australian '70s disco-pop superstars the Bee Gees, fell into a coma Friday night in a private London hospital, according to wire services. Reuters reports that Gibb, 62, is surrounded by his family. He was hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this earlier t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Southbound Pachyderm: A Mixtape For An Elephant

    Elephants are awesome. Science surely has a more in depth way of expressing mankind's fondness for our giant pachyderm friends, but, "Elephants are awesome" does the trick just fine. I postulate that if you don't like elephants then you must be a terrorist. Scratch that -- even terrorists like elep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Some Girls: When Rock Met Disco And Disco Met Rock

    Rent money is for posers anyway. ​Tonight for one night only at the Houston Marq*E Stadium 23, Rolling Stones fans can finally catch The Rolling Stones: Some Girls Live In Texas, a 1978 concert from the band's Fort Worth stop. The tour came on the heels of the May 1978 release of the band's So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2011

    WhoMadeWho: It's Time To Get Some Real Problems

    ​The latest video on our exchange program with Mick Cullen at Subterranean Radio brings us a Danish band called WhoMadeWho. Hopefully the picture up there has already eliminated any AC/DC reference points your brain might have been attempting, because WhoMadeWho is so far on the other side of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Purple, Possessed & Pervy: Rock's Top 10 Houses

    harleyslist.blogspot.comJohn Lennon and Yoko Ono in a happy pose in front of their home (and future site of Lennon's assassination).​Celebrity homes will always be a source of fascination, offering a glimpse at the intimate, private side of those who live their lives in the public eye. And it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Your Shameful Musical Secrets Collected: #gotcha!

    ​For the past few days on Twitter, Rocks Off has been imploring our followers, our precious 3,250 friends (and counting), to tell us their shameful musical secrets by using the hashtag #shamefulafternoonsecrets or #shamefulmorningsecrets, the latter which could sound like a sordid booty call h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    Rock & Roll's Top 10 Brawlin' Brothers

    Note: Not real brothers. We just liked the picture.​Brothers share a link that is unique and special. Same DNA, same familial backgrounds, quirks, talents, and sometimes musical taste. They can also argue, get physical, try to overpower one another, and hold grudges over years that are hard to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    10 Albums We're Not Supposed To Like But Do

    ​In everyone's record collection there are junk-food albums, the ones that you feel bad for consuming but coat your ears with happy, because you have been conditioned by everyone else to either hate them or disown them. But when push comes to shove on that media player or stereo, the junk-food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Bee Gees' Comeback Is No Jive Talkin'

    ​The Bee Gees In Our Own Time Eagle Vision, 116 minutes, $14.98. When you think of musical "comebacks," perhaps the greatest one belongs to the Bee Gees. Think about it: In their mid-20s, the Manchester, England-born Brothers Gibb had already had success as children/teens in Australia (whence ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    30 Seconds With Cradle Of Filth's Dani Filth

    James Sharrock​Rocks Off sat down with Cradle of Filth's Dani Filth to see we could find out about the front man and founder of the British goth-metal band, which formed in 1991, in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dani Filth: The Scissor Sisters' "I Can't Decide." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Wax Audio's Tom Compagnoni: Portrait Of A Mash-Up Artist

    Courtesy of Tom Compagnoni​Rocks Off is quite keen on YouTube mashups. Whether it's famous ones like the contentious "Boulevard of Broken Songs," which melds Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with Oasis's "Wonderwall" - and Noel Gallagher still says Green Day should pay him for ripping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Eight Delicious Goth Covers Of Mainstream Hit Songs

    ​The Halloween season is upon us, which means that the powers that be have let Gothtopia run amuck just a bit in bringing you music of a darker persuasion. Usually, Gothtopia and the Wife With One F would be at Numbers on Halloween vaccinating ourselves for snakebites with vodka and cranberr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    FAIL: ABBA, Animal Collective, Diddy, Pete Doherty

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Hooray! Now Your Feet Are Boring, Too!: A clothing designer called Keep took a whole bunch of ecstasy (probably) and then invited Animal Collective's Avery Tare to design some shoes for them. By "design," we of course mean "scribble on some plain beige ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Rocks Off's 10 Favorite Family Bands

    ​Tonight Kings of Leon plays their fourth Houston date in three years at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The band of three Followill brothers and one cousin can't stay away from us, or touring, or recording. This date precedes the upcoming release of the band's new album, Come Around Sund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Top Eight Weirdest Saturday Night Live Musical Moments

    ​This past Saturday was Steve Martin's birthday and, if you're old enough, you may remember back to a time when the snow-capped comedian/actor/musician was more than just a comedy archaeologist, exhuming the corpses of classic comic franchises and defiling the shit out of them. No, he actually ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010
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    June 17, 2010
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    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Weird Pop Heaven Via Bay City's "Happy Radio"

    ​Along Rocks Off's various Texas travels, we almost never listen to an iPod or compact discs anymore. Anything we could pop in wouldn't match the rhythm of the road; the Stooges or Metallica don't really jive with Highways 59, 71 or 77. In today's world of satellite radios, streaming tunes on your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre

    Jason Wolter​Inside the pocket of the Arena Towers, you'll find several hundred very happy Dwight Yoakam fans. Or you would have Saturday night, when the Hollywood hillbilly and his five-piece band entertained (to put it mildly) for two and a half solid hours Saturday night. We lost count - we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Suck It, Maxim Model!

    Kelly Osbourne gives her best "suck it, you model bitch" pose.​This is it. The ninth week of Dancing With the Stars has now come and gone. Only now do I understand the bittersweet joy of watching a baby grow up. This week's pointless encore command performance was Mya's salsa, which had earn ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Saturday Night Fever

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  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Friday Bluesman John Nemeth jams the Big Easy Slim Harpo-style for the budget-friendly price of $5. Austin Collins, the Small Sounds and Stephen Chadwick twang it up at the Firehouse Saloon. $10. Eclectic pop-rocker David Garza turns the Continental Club into a "Discoball World." $10. DJs Cuba Goodi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: ...Trail of Dead, Glen Tilbrook, Jolie Holland, Vomitfest, Rob Thomas and More

    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead , The Secret Machines, The Watermarks: Sat., Sept. 12. Warehouse Live. Back in Black (AC/DC Tribute), Tragedy (Metal Bee Gees Tribute): Sat., Aug. 15. House of Blues. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., Aug. 15. The Firehouse Saloon & Eatery. Bleu Edmondson: Thu ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Get Lit: The Pitchfork 500

    At last, Pitchfork has laid bare its aesthetic in book form in this old-media attempt at pop music canonization. As the cover describes, The Pitchfork 500 is “Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,” beginning with singles released in 1977. That Pitchfork chieftains Scott Plag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Tonight: Back Door Slam at Warehouse Live

    The Isle of Man - the sparsely populated "crown dependency" between Great Britain and Ireland - has given the world those adorable tailless Manx cats and the Bee Gees, who were born there before moving to Manchester and then Australia. Now you can add blues-rock power trio Back Door Slam to that lis ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    September 20, 2007
  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Death From Above 1979

    Disco Keeps On Keepin' On

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Film

    September 22, 2005

    Retro Fits

    Roll Bounce skates on its '70s vibe

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Scissor Sisters

    Scissor Sisters (Universal)

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Back to School

    Big Daddy Kane and friends revisit the era of the flattop

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Steel Strippin'

    New setting, new songs, same hook

  • Dining

    June 18, 1998

    Dining a la Disco

    Sempers has great food. Marvelous decor. And, alas, a Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

  • Music

    December 26, 1996

    Heavy, Man

    An endless drum solo for... the ten worst concept albums of all time

  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    In Their Own Time

    How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

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