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The J. Geils Band

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Latter-Day Bluesman Tommy Castro Introduces Us to The Devil You Know

    If you had to find a CD by Tommy Castro, chances are you'd find one (or all) of them in the "Blues" section. But with his most recent release, The Devil You Know (Alligator Records), the 59-year-old California native who has been making records for 20 years consciously wanted to do something differe ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 9, 2013

    The Found Treasures of Beachcombing

    Beachcomber art from High Island to the Brazos River makes for a fascinating display with intriguing back stories.

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Last Night: Styx at Reliant Stadium

    Styx Reliant Stadium March 4, 2013 When Styx made the decision to open with "Blue Collar Man" last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I couldn't decide at first if the band was pandering to its anticipated crowd at something as common as a rodeo or being clever. I vacillated when Lawren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Houston Blues Legend Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Dies At 97

    Big Walter "The Thunderbird" Price, the elder statesman of Houston blues who continued performing well into his nineties, died overnight, according to a Facebook post by local blues musician Steve Krase of Steve Krase & the In Crowd. Price was 97 and had been in a nursing home in north Houston. As ... More >>

  • Music

    October 27, 2011

    Soul Power

    Still sportsmen after all these years, Huey Lewis & the News settle into some of their favorite Stax grooves.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Bon Jovi, Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers? It Could Happen...

    Stay classy, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...​This morning the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced this year's ballot of nominees, with the winners to be announced in December and inducted next March in New York. Fifteen names are on this year's ballot, ranging from hip-hoppers, proto-metal icons, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Aftermath: George Thorogood's Raucous Rock Party Destroys House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​ Since we have long since moved into a digital age of music journalism, Aftermath now takes notes on his cellphone or loads his thoughts onto Twitter. Sifting through our pecking from last night's George Thorogood and the Destroyers show at the House of Blues, we noticed that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Inquiring Minds: Batting Practice With George Thorogood, Bad As He Ever Was

    ​ George Thorogood is a funny, talkative fellow. In this week's print edition, he told us how the Rolling Stones turned him onto the blues, how playing in a strip club helped his band the Delaware Destroyers "claw our way to the middle" and his amusement at how often the familiar riff from 198 ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Blow Out

    Yes, the harmonica is a real instrument, insists Pocket Full of Soul director Marc Lempert.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    All Hail "The Thunderbird"

    Note Peacock stamp at the bottom. Eminent local blues scholar Dr. Roger Wood e-mailed Rocks Off this morning with an unexpected discovery he made while listening to the Never Ever Land International Artists compilation I wrote about last week: "Here's the big surprise it yielded for me: On the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    The Most Demanding Songs in Rock History

    ABBA: Not safe for microwave use. While doing some research for an ink-and-paper Press article, I stumbled across the Arrow's song library, which is full of both surprises and songs the station never, ever, ever plays. (That I've heard, anyway.) It's a gold mine of potential lists too, so here's on ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2003
  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Pack Fair & Square

    Bluesman Big Walter celebrates his 87 years with star pupil Jerry Lightfoot

  • Music

    June 4, 1998

    Flower Power

    A once-slumbering syndicated radio giant empties its vaults

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