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The Moody Blues

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    July 17, 2014

    Rock Survivor Glenn Hughes: "The Kids Went Apeshit!"

    Legendary rocker Glenn Hughes is on the phone, ostensibly to talk about California Breed. It's the new band he has with drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Andrew Watt and who have just released a loud, crunchy, self-titled debut CD. But before he gets to that his rapid-fire mouth has something he wa ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Mlee Marie Mains, the Heart of Hearts of Animals

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Another Mutation is a fun ... More >>

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    April 4, 2014

    A Real Fan's Top 10 KISS Albums

    Marking their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next Thursday, Rolling Stone has put KISS on the cover (for the first time ever!) and also made a list of the 10 best KISS albums. Sadly, this is something that magazine's Richard Thompson fanatics are just not qualified to do, so ignore th ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Charming Beatles Secretary Breaks Long Silence In Good Ol' Freda

    Good Ol' Freda Directed by Ryan White Magnolia Pictures, 87mins, $26.98. Few people could have gotten the famously flinty John Lennon to literally get down on his knees to beg for something. But he did it backstage at a show to a girl barely out of her teens because he wanted her to change her mind ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Nine Worst Live Acts We've Ever Seen

    Rocks Off is not going to lie. The prospect of getting into concerts for free is what leads many people to become music writers/reviewers in the first place. Though it's not true of everyone, we've generally found that with experience comes plenty of practice in the art of grading on a curve. But n ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Rockshow: Paul McCartney's First Marathon, But Not His Last

    Rockshow Paul McCartney and Wings Eagle Vision, 139 mins., $29.98 DVD/$34.98 Blu-ray According to rollingstone.com, the act that owned last weekend's Bonnaroo Festival was not some hirsute jam band, plaintive female singer-songwriter, or preppy indie-rockers, but a guy that much of the world has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    10-Plus Vinyl Albums You'll Always See at Thrift Stores

    I have been cursed with an affliction to mindlessly buy vinyl at thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales, without regard for how much room I have at home. The problem now encompasses compact discs too. It's a genetic trait. My father collects containers. His garage looks like the ... More >>

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    January 13, 2012

    Lord Lordy, Look Who's Forty: The Best Albums Of 1972

    Last week I told you about the best debut albums of 1992, making a lot of us feel old in the process. Hell, I was only nine when those came out and I felt feeble making the list. This week we look at the best albums of 1972, now four decades in the hole, but no less fulfilling and influential. Wha ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    Jerry Shirley: A Slice of the Pie Has His Say

    ​English lad and budding drummer Jerry Shirley was all of 16 years old in late 1968 when he received the phone call that would change his life forever. On the other line was Steve Marriott, the singer/guitarist for mod group the Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"). Shirley's musical hero and new a ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Eight Halfway Decent Songs With Godawful Titles

    ​So, we listened to Coldplay's new single, "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" for the first time and, try as we might, we just can't hate it. Now, it's not great. One could argue that it only barely crosses the line into "good" territory. It sounds like Chris Martin locked himself in a room and l ... More >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Street Soul

    Alejandro Escovedo puts strings on ice for the penetrating rock of his past two albums.

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    April 28, 2011

    Moody Blues Have Little To "Lament" In Nearly 50-Year Career

    ​Since their 1964 origin, England's the Moody Blues have combined lush, orchestral pop with more rock-edged material to score hits like "Go Now," "Tuesday Afternoon," "Ride My See-Saw," "Question," "The Story in Your Eyes" and, of course, "Nights in White Satin." And save a three-year hiatus i ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Upcoming: Avett Brothers, David Allan Coe, Moody Blues, Etc.

    ​Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Fences: Tue., Jan. 25. Warehouse Live. Andy Bell (DJ Set): Sat., Jan. 15. Numbers. Avett Brothers: Thu., April 14. Verizon Wireless Theater. Big Freedia: Fri., Feb. 11. Fitzgerald's. Brent Nettles & The Texas Tea Part ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10

    itscactus.com​Rocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Eyeballin': The Moody Blues at the Isle of Wight Festival

    Held each year between 1968 and 1970, England's Isle of Wight Festival was the premier outdoor rock party for the British counterculture. The last edition (before its recent revival) proved the largest-attended (600,000!) and best, with a lineup that included Jimi Hendrix in his last major performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    KUHT Hopes June Will Finally Put Ike In The Rear-View Mirror

    Photo courtesy KUHT The prop room, post-IkeKUHT, the city's PBS affiliate, is still struggling with hard times that started with Ike and have worsened with the economic downturn.The station's impressive eight-year-old studios got hit hard by Ike, and the insurance claims for the almost $1 mil ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008
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    February 12, 2008

    This Just In: “Bodysnatchers” at the Woodlands

    Get those credit cards ready, because the band that has little use for traditional album recording and distribution procedures – but isn’t exactly going to let fans name their own price for concert tickets just yet – has announced when they’ll be in our neck of the woods. The Woodlands, that ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Solitary Man

    Part ironic sophisticate, part sentimental movie composer, Randy Newman is an American original

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Grumpy Old Men

    Metallica returns with the most anticipated metal album in ages

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Prog's New Face

    Deadwood Forest isn't your father's progressive rock band

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    September 17, 1998
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    December 18, 1997
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    March 20, 1997

    Punk and Precious

    Rasputina offers up a trio of not so mellow cellos

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    December 12, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

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    July 14, 1994

    Flop Like an Eagle

    Brad Tyer checks out of the Hotel California after five songs

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