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The Byrds

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    April 14, 2014

    Jeff Bridges & the Abiders at Warehouse Live, 4/12/2014

    Jeff Bridges & the Abiders Warehouse Live April 12, 2014 Sometime during Jeff Bridges' headlining set at Warehouse Live on Saturday night, things just seemed to click. It took a little bit for the band to warm up to the room, and more specifically the room to warm up to the band, but after that hap ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    Cat Power at Scout Bar, 12/12/2013

    Cat Power, Nico Turner Scout Bar December 12, 2013 It's always fascinating to hear stories of concerts past from friends, parents and grandparents, because like watching a movie or visiting a museum, each artist only gets a few hours to make an impression. But unlike other activities, nearly every ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    The Song Is a Lie: Mocking Manilow Is Mocking God

    After spending all week thus far exposing the lies apparent in song titles from The Beatles and Kiss, it's time to tone it down a little bit both in heaviness and in rhetoric. Nothing says tone it down like adult-contemporary music, so that's the arena I fight the lie war in today. Rewind: The Son ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    The Damn Quails & 10 Other Bird-Brained Bands

    Tonight the Houston Press Concert Series resumes at Pub Fiction with Oklahoma duo the Damn Quails. The Quails' song "Fools Gold," from their 2011 album Down the Hatch, is tearing it up on Texas country and roots-rock radio right now, landing them three Lonestar Music Awards and airplay on BBC roots ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork

    Photo By Tony MorelliBill Graham in 1974​Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Also killed in the crash was Graham's girlfriend, Melis ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Glen Campbell's 15 Greatest Hits - As A Guitarist

    Yet another reason to love Pet Sounds.​In a few hours, Rocks Off will be down at the Stafford Centre, watching the sold-out first Houston-area stop on Glen Campbell's extended "Farewell Tour." It might be the only one, but the tour is booked well into 2012, so we figure there's got to be a Dos ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    10 Songs That Helped Make Nick 13's Country Debut

    ​Tiger Army's Nick 13 delivered his self-titled solo debut this year, and the lead singer of one of the past decade's biggest psychobilly bands has made one of the most enjoyable traditional country records of 2011 not called Photographs. Yes, this 10-song set from the man you first met on t ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Not A Drop Of Rain: 10 Modern-Day Dust Bowl Songs

    Barry Sigman​Rocks Off just walked outside and saw something we almost didn't recognize: Rain clouds that look like they might, you know, rain. We'll believe it when we see it. Even if we do get some relief in the next couple of days, it won't be enough. Rocks Off forgets the exact number - w ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Krayolas Score Surprise Hit With Bob Dylan Cover

    ​If you follow these pages you may have noticed that Rocks Off recently tabbed Tipsy Topsy Turvy by veteran San Antonio rockers The Krayolas as our choice for best Texas album of the year so far. Yes, we understand that this may be running counter to the other members of the local media and ev ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    10 Uncool Artists Primed For Hipster Rediscovery

    Tumblr"Aw, dammit, I grabbed Dad's iPod by mistake. Paul Simon... is that one guy, or two Beatles?" ​Remember emo kids? Only a few short years ago, the nation's venues of the nation were filled with kids in all black, wearing ultra-skinny jeans, eyeliner, white belts, and identical chopped-mea ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    Inside "American Pie," Pop Music's Longest Allegory

    ​Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: The Texas Garage-Rock Torch Passes At The Continental Club

    Photos by Brittanie SheyChristopher Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks (left) joins Austin's Ugly Beats​ In February, Magnolia City Mixtape mentioned a piece in Texas Monthly about the storied history of garage rock in Texas written by Aftermath nerd-crush Michael Hall. (His reporting has gotten men on de ... More >>

  • Music

    March 12, 2009

    Bam, It's Kam!

    Houston's genre-hopping indie darling eyes SXSW

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 26, 2008

    Get Lit: Riot on Sunset Strip -- Rock 'n Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood

    The Sunset Strip running from Beverly Hills to Hollywood is only 1.7 miles long and is inevitably linked to celebrity and the film industry. But for a brief time in the mid-‘60s, it also served as the epicenter of American – and thus worldwide – rock and roll with its succession of nightclubs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2008

    Friday Night: Wilco at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Wilco Verizon Wireless Theater March 7, 2008 Better than: Sitting around chatting at a friend’s dinner party, with Being There or Sky Blue Sky in the background. Sadly, some people thought they actually were. Download: Stream Sky Blue Sky bonus track “The Thanks I Get,” which you may recogni ... 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 >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Papercuts

    Can't Go Back

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    March 2, 2006

    Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen

    Saturday, March 4, McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    March 25, 1999

    Sympathy for the Angel

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the scourge of great art

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    April 3, 1997

    Still Flying

    Roger McGuinn is happy to look at the past, but he's not ready to live in it

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