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The Everly Brothers

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    February 10, 2014

    Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

    Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of Sting and Paul Simon on tour together might seem strange, a random pairing driven by some unknowable ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Five Great Musical Duos-In-Waiting

    Last month at Starbucks, waiting on my Grande Pike, I spied on the sales counter a curious item. It was a CD featuring duets by the dude from Green Day and Norah Jones. "Weird combo," I thought, took my coffee and went on with my day. Then, maybe a week later, Phil Everly passed away and the boss ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Behind the Shades of Rock's "Other" Man in Black

    Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison By John Kruth, 256 pp., $27.99. Dwight Yoakam once likened Roy Orbison's voice to "the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window." Tom Waits called him the "Rockabilly Rigoletto." And Bruce Springsteen, whose own music shows a clear ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    10 Albums Any True Urban Cowboy Should Own

    There's no telling the reasoning that caused Kings of Leon to call their sixth album, released late last month, Mechanical Bull. But to venture a wild guess, could be the Nashville-via-Oklahoma rockers are trying to put across a general image of toughness after a difficult few years, or perhaps sugg ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Graham Nash: CSNY's "Mellow One" Spins Some Wild Tales

    Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life By Graham Nash Crown Archetype, 368 pp., $28 When David Crosby walked out of the gates of Texas' Huntsville State Prison on August 8, 1986 after serving nine months for drugs and weapons charges, two people were waiting to greet him: Crosby's Manager Bill Siddons, and ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    How Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits Found "Something Good" in Texas

    Even though in terms of British Invasion band lead singers, he's about as English as English could be, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits has always had a love of Texas music. Once he found out the tunes and performers he liked actually hailed from the Lone Star State, that is. "Guys like Buddy Holly ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    How to Get Signed In Five Easy Steps, Starring Hacienda

    Maybe it all comes down to being in the right place at the right time. Maybe luck has something to do with it. Or maybe it's crafting a vintage-era sound with odes of talent that landed Hacienda a lottery ticket to musical gold. It's no secret that The Black Keys likes to take on extra projects, a ... More >>

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    April 9, 2013

    Paul Anka, Ladies' Man and Sinatra Worshipper, Tells It His Way

    My Way: An Autobiography By Paul Anka with David Dalton St. Martin's Press, 384 pp., $29.99 Currently celebrating his 55th year in show business with this autobiography and the new CD Duets -- which finds him singing with artists like Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, and (through the magic ... More >>

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    August 26, 2012

    RIP Gene Thomas: Swamp-Pop Singer of "Sometimes" Passes Away at 74

    Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    True Blood: John Lee Hooker and the Home-School Blues

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. We're down to the last two episodes of True Blood this season. Wit ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 8, 2011

    The Best Songs From 1958

    ​This Saturday is Craig's Hlist's father's birthday, and the man turns 53. Sorry to out your age, Dad, but it's for science. This week while doing other research, we found that most people whose art we enjoy were actually born in 1958. People like Alec Baldwin, Prince, Jello Biafra, Jools Holl ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Porter Man Texts Cops To Set Up Drug Deal; Mom (aka "Butterbean") Talks Self Into Felony Bust

    Travis Huffman is not happy​Texting dong shots is not the only way to get in trouble with your cellphone. Just ask Porter mother and son Travis Edwin Huffman and Kimberly "Butterbean" Meadows. Police in Montgomery County say Huffman, 25, was trying to set up a hydrocodone deal with one of his ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Idol Beat: Not So Fast, Five

    Winter is coming... Wait, wrong show.​Dear American Idol: I don't like you - I think that's been pretty well established at this point - and I know you don't like me, otherwise you wouldn't still be dragging along for 90 minutes on Wednesday even though there are only five contestants left, a ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Friday Night: The Wagoneers At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​The Wagoneers Continental Club April 15, 2011 Alt-country pioneers the Wagoneers laid down a crisp, essentially flawless 90-minute set Friday night at the Continental Club. They must've used cases of WD-40, but they showed no rust at all despite a 20-plus-year layoff. A ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    Two Timing: The 11 Best Rock Duos

    Todd Cole​Wednesday night, noisy indie duo No Age (above) pulls into Fitzgerald's. The two-piece of guitarist Randy Randall and drummer Dean Allen Spunt, starting making waves in 2007 with their debut Weirdo Rippers. 2008's Nouns brought them even more acclaim, and along the way they gained fo ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Before Ray & Dave, Noel & Liam, There Was Don & Phil...

    The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eagle Vision, 120 minutes, $11.98. ​Long before the professional pairings of the Robinsons, Gallaghers, Davies or even the Righteous, (and just after the Burnettes), there was the early rock and roll fraternal act of the Everl ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Dax Riggs Says Goodnight To The World, Hello To Houston

    myspace.com/daxriggs​Tonight Dax Riggs debuts his brand-new LP, Say Goodnight to the World, for Houston ears at Walter's On Washington. The record is his first full-length release since 2007's We Sing of Only Blood or Love and more than worthy follow-up, tempering Love's death rattles with sof ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    Shelby Lynne Rated Highly By Askmen.com

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean came across this odd little item today when Googling Shelby Lynne prior to  this evening's show in Warehouse Live's studio. Now, LOM makes no pretensions that we are privy to Lynne's private life in any way, but based on what we think we know, finding an item ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    American Idol: Later, Lacey

    We w@nt t* punch Ke$ha !n the f@ce.​Last night was my first real elimination round of American Idol. Sure, they've been thinning the ranks for weeks, but that was a rapid-fire bloodletting that sent home four bad singers a week. This is the big show, the top 12, with more lights and makeup and ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Idol Beat: Later, Lacey

    We w@nt t* punch Ke$ha !n the f@ce.​Last night was my first real elimination round of American Idol. Sure, they've been thinning the ranks for weeks, but that was a rapid-fire bloodletting that sent home four bad singers a week. This is the big show, the top 12, with more lights and makeup and ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Tonight: Florida Indie Beach Boys Surfer Blood Sail Into Mango's

    ​Florida-based indie kids Surfer Blood pull into Mango's tonight, touring ahead of their upcoming Astro Coast LP. The band was recently anointed by Rolling Stone's online feature "Hype Monitor" as "bright and booming and hooky as FM radio in the late '70s." Rocks Off can hear traces of early "Blue ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: "Claudette," Still a Better Song Than a Storm

    It's been so quiet in the tropics lately that even Ike-scarred Houstonians were able to forget that it's hurricane season - until this weekend, that is, when not one but three disturbances showed up "down there." (Better than some other things showing up "down there," Rocks Off can tell you that mu ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Mike Stinson at Under the Volcano

    Photos by Chris Gray​ At his first proper gig since relocating to Houston last month, suit-clad Mike Stinson raised the bar for honky-tonk around here a little. Maybe a lot. Joined by guitarist Lance Smith and Winfield Cheek on keyboards, steel and mandolin, Stinson sang his way through a jukebox ... More >>

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    June 24, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Nazareth

    Who Dat? Formed at the end of 1968 out of the ashes of a group called the Shadettes, Nazareth - taking its name from the first line of the Band's "The Weight" - included Dan McCafferty (vocals), Manny Charlton (guitar), Pete Agnew (bass) and Darrell Sweet (drums). As the group was from provincial D ... More >>

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    July 22, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

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    June 8, 2006

    Bring On the Backlash!

    Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys

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    May 11, 2006

    Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

    A scientific study of the two-piece indie-rock boom

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    April 6, 2006
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    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

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    January 20, 2005
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    July 1, 2004
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    July 31, 2003

    Everything Old Is New Again

    What do punks the Dropkick Murphys have in common with soulful Norah Jones? More than you think.

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    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

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    June 12, 2003

    Mauled Eagles

    The hipsters First Commandment: Thou shalt not dig the Eagles

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    August 24, 2000

    Mornings with Woody

    Slaid Cleaves "collaborates" with the father of folk music, while blazing his own trail

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    December 4, 1997

    Hip to Be Square

    Quality, not fashion, drives the legacy of Simon and Garfunkel

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    November 20, 1997
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    June 12, 1997

    Spunk Rock

    The Muffs' Kim Shattuck can't understand why everyone else doesn't write like her

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    October 31, 1996

    Splendid Isolation

    For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat

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    August 29, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
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    May 19, 1994

    Like Father, Like Son

    Spanic Boys make classic rock and roll a family affair

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    March 17, 1994

    The Man With the Blue Guitar

    Chris Smither uses the blues as a launching pad for a sound that could make you cry

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