Rick OlivierIt's been a hot minute since we've heard from '90s hitmakers Better Than Ezra, but they've reconvened over the last year, releasing their seventh album Paper Empire and embarking on a "Road to Mardi Gras" tour which winds down New Years Eve in the band's hometown of New Orleans. ... More >>
It's Friday, it's time to party, but in case you're futzing around the Internet this weekend sometime, here's Rocks Off's week in one easy post. NEWS We don't know how you could have missed this one, but almost exactly one week ago, Willie Nelson got busted. (Since he wrote "Me & Paul," we ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterThe Posies, Brendan Benson Groundhall November 27, 2010 "Do you guys remember the '90s?" queried Posies guitarist Jon Auer to Saturday's Groundhall crowd. A moderate cheer proved the audience not only remembered the decade, but also eagerly supported its recent revival ... More >>
Ed. Note: Brendan Benson spoke with the Houston Press for this week's "Chatter" Q&A in the print edition. Here's what didn't make it onto the page. Reid Rolls/ Shore Fire MediaRocks Off: Did you consider working with The Raconteurs to be sort of an alternative outlet for you? Yeah, it was d ... More >>
Excerpts from the Press's copious online coverage of SXSW.
Philippe Brizard/ WikipediaAlex Chilton in France, 2004Which big names played the Big Star tribute? In the wake of turmoil of the death of Alex Chilton, local media bandied names including Cheap Trick, fresh off a sterling SXSW show at Auditorium Shores, and Paul Westerberg - who had his say-so i ... More >>
Seattle's Posies go their own soft way, no matter who likes it