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The Dixie Chicks

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    January 3, 2014

    Everybody Line-Dances at Mo's Place, and Some Sing Too

    "I wanna be a billionaire, so frickin' bad..." The heavy smoke hanging around Katy's sprawling Mo's Place (21940 Kingsland Blvd.) can't stop us from being mesmerized by the two men killing it on Bruno Mars' "Billionaire." Their performance is worth the cloud of carcinogens. The guy in the cowboy ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Mo's Place in Katy: Come for the Karaoke, Stay for the Line Dancing

    Mo's may be a country bar, but the karaoke is intense and the customers know how to wobble.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Two Tons of Steel Unafraid to Cuss While Coming Unraveled

    Two decades and 11 albums later, Two Tons of Steel is still out tearing up the Texas blacktop with a hefty touring schedule that currently includes road-testing some new material from their soon-to-be released album, Unraveled. "It's really the best thing Two Tons has ever done and Lloyd Maines pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Red, White, and Rehab: Country Music's 10 Douchiest Moments

    It might be hard to believe, but the same musicians responsible for singing lyrics about big green tractors and diggin' up bones are also responsible for a lot of my Internet entertainment. You see, when famous people do douchey things, it makes me giggle. When those acts are committed by people t ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    The Helio Sequence Walters, January 15 The Helio Sequence's indie cred was secured when affable hipster tastemaker Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia) recently named last year's Negotiations to his Top 10 list, alongside albums by Bob Mould, Guided by Voices and Dirty Projectors. Only the Portland duo's ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Speak Out: How Far Is Too Far When Musicians Talk Politics?

    Imagine this: You go to a concert to see one of your favorite artists. Suddenly, mid-show, they start spewing political rhetoric. You disagree with their ideas, so you and many others leave. Free speech is something we claim to value in this country, but we are biased against opposing viewpoints. R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    4:50 a.m.: The 15 Best Fishing Songs We Could Find

    Rocks Off never thought we'd say this, but the country eye candy behind "Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer," Billy Currington, turned out to be pretty wise. He was smart enough to record the song "Bad Day of Fishin'" anyway, which contains the sage advice "a bad day of fishing beats a good day of anythin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Here Come the Trishas, Texas' 4-Part Harmony Queens

    Does anyone else miss the Dixie Chicks? Is it even OK to say that in Texas? We hope so, because a week or two ago Rocks Off stumbled across "Tonight the Heartache's On Me" again and have been on a serious Chicks kick ever since. But as the song says, that trio is a long time gone at this point. The ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    ¿Como se dice "Whoops?": 5 Musicians' Romney-esque Blunders In Foreign Lands

    Mitt Romney had a troublesome time during his recent trip abroad, pissing off politicians and citizens in England, Palestine, and Poland (although to be fair, that last one was simply a guy who worked for Romney, not Romney himself). Besides providing a potential future Ted Nugent album name -- "Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

    One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Texas Guitar Great David Grissom Digs Way Down Deep

    David Grissom has a résumé that most guitarists can only dream of. From his early days with Hank III in Killbilly, Grissom went on to playing, along with Jimmy Pettit and Davis McLarty, for Joe Ely from 1985 to 1991. A hell-for-leather band that could hang with the Clash or just about anyone else, ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    July 8, 2011

    Top Five Most Overpaid Musicians In The World

    ​Last month Forbes released their list of the 25 highest-earning musicians of 2010, and the list contains several talents Rocks Off is happy to see keeping the lights on. No. 1 on the list, U2, is still a favorite of ours after all these years, and it's always good to see Tom Petty, Jay-Z, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks on Sting: "Rock Stars...Is There Anything They Don't Know?"

    You rotten flexible bastard.​ Sting. He's the artist we love to hate: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova--herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha and daughter of ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Racy Cowgirl Postcards: An NSFW Tour Of An Odd Subculture

    ​As the Dixie Chicks sang in "Little ol' Cowgirl": She's a little ol' cowgirl from out Texas way Countin' the nights 'til the fiddler plays Workin' all week just doin' her thing She likes punchin' doggies but she loves to swing The cowgirl has been a source of fascination since the cowgirl w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Taylor Swift's Ten Best Disses On Speak Now

    ​Taylor Swift has just released her third, and angriest, album, Speak Now. It's an alternately aggressive and poppy turn for the country girl, who is quickly shedding any previous genre trappings and very much becoming one of the pop industry's biggest stars. She combines female conviction wit ... More >>

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    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>

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    May 13, 2010

    "Rap Song Or Murder Ballad" Revealed

    ​ Rocks Off is really enjoying these little quizzes we've concocted, because it gives us a chance to revisit some of our favorite rap tunes and bask in the comforting knowledge that, whatever their time, place and circumstance of origin, songs about killing are pretty much all the same. We only wi ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Norah Jones, Miranda Lambert Top Lilith Houston Lineup

    ​ If you missed Norah Jones Wednesday or Miranda Lambert a couple weeks back, don't worry - they'll both be back when the revived Lilith Fair hits the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 16. Also scheduled for Houston are Dixie Chicks Emily Robison and Martie Maguire's new band, Court Yard Houn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    "We're Ashamed The President Is From Texas" And Other Acts Of Career Suicide

    Seven years ago this week, the Dixie Chicks had the No. 1 country single in the U.S. with Bruce Robison's lump-raising "Travelin' Soldier." Meanwhile, in Washington, D.C., the Bush Administration was putting the finishing touches on its Iraqi invasion strategy, which prompted Chicks lead singer Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    They Were Kinky Before Kinky Was Kinky: Musicians Who Have Held Public Office

    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 >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Oh, Great: Nashville Songwriters Name Redneck Doofus Toby Keith Artist of the Decade

    We beg to differ, jerkwad...​Sadly, it's official: Toby Keith, that big redneck doofus who is always threatening to put his boots up somebody's ass or feuding with the Dixie Chicks, has been declared by Nashville Songwriters Association International the top songwriter/artist OF THE DECADE. Man, ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009
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    December 20, 2007
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    March 1, 2007

    Song Title Scrabble

    Mixed-up monikers

  • Home Entertainment

    February 22, 2007
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    November 14, 2006
  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Radical Chick

    You can't tell Natalie Maines to Shut Up & Sing

  • Home Entertainment

    April 13, 2006

    Cowboy Up

    We just can't quit this countrified Karaoke

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004
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    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • News

    April 17, 2003
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    March 27, 2003

    Hissin' Dixie.

    Country stars battle it out on the eve of war

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Dixie Chicks and other musicians are fighting for their rights -- and a bigger check

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Racket

    In his first 24 years of life, Brad Turcotte has already become a music-business veteran

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Playbill

    The Groobees

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Hear Them Tweet

    The Dixie Chicks get spunky

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Yee-Haw

    He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Wide Open Shot

    The Groobees piggyback on the success of a song

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

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    April 15, 1999

    The Strait Dope

    Gettin' jiggy with George Strait at his country music festival

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    December 31, 1998
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    December 15, 1994
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