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The Ronettes

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Ever Heard of a $427,500 Mix CD?

    Back in the dark ages of Internet piracy, a Rhode Islander by the name of Joel Tenenbaum made the choice of illegally downloading/sharing music online and the mistake of getting caught. The record companies wanted to make an example out of him and nine years later, it looks like they're getting what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    New Book Gives Session Aces the Wrecking Crew Their Past Due

    The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret By Kent Hartman Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $25.99. Motown had the Funk Brothers, Nashville had the A-Team, and Stax/Volt had their Memphis men, but gold-record-for-gold-record, no group played on more hits in the '60s and '70 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Rocks Off's Annual Descent Into Sunny 99.1's Christmas Music K-Hole

    Since 2008, I have spent an hour listening to Sunny 99.1 FM's Christmas music for the Rocks Off blog. Right after Thanksgiving, it's the first thing on my checklist, right next to finding new, weird holiday music for you and trying not to gain 20 pounds in merriment by January. Most of the time on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Glen Campbell's 15 Greatest Hits - As A Guitarist

    Yet another reason to love Pet Sounds.​In a few hours, Rocks Off will be down at the Stafford Centre, watching the sold-out first Houston-area stop on Glen Campbell's extended "Farewell Tour." It might be the only one, but the tour is booked well into 2012, so we figure there's got to be a Dos ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Dark Side of the Moon: Best Blockbuster Album Ever?

    ​Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd's seminal album about mental illness, the inevitability of death, and anxiety born of living in modern society, turns 38 today. It remains one of the most successful... Wait a minute? DSotM is 38 years old? How is that possible? It seems like just yesterday ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Silver Soul

    Beach House layers emotional exorcism into new album Teen Dream.

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    How Ex-Runaways Manager Kim Fowley Stole The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip

    ​The Runaways opens nationwide next Friday and one of the things Hollywood Shuffle is most looking forward to when the film hits Houston theaters is how delicately director Floria Sigismondi will treat the character of Kim Fowley, whom HS likes to refer to as the Creepiest Man in Hollywood. Hey! A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Aftermath: How Many Bodies Washed Up At Our Washington Shore Party?

    Photos by Son LamTonight's the Night: The fist-pumping contest got pretty heated.​Well... zero, in traditional New Jersey cement-shoes terminology. But despite the miserable weather, which did its part to create a proper Jersey Shore atmosphere, Rocks Off's Washington Shore party filled the Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Phil Spector Sentenced To 19 Years In Prison

    Phil Spector, preeminent music producer and architect of the famed "Wall of Sound" made popular by such artists as The Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers and John Lennon, was sentenced to 19 years in a California jail this past Friday for his alleged part in the death of ladyfriend Lana Clarkson in ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 19, 2008

    Keiji Haino

    A Japanese psychedelic rocker makes his debut performance in Texas

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Phil Spector Gets Freed, Gets Humped

    Once again proving that America has the best justice system money can buy, Phil “Crazy Hair” Spector was sent home last week after a mistrial was declared in the murder trial that had Phil accused of taking the life of actress Lana Clarkson. Full disclosure: Let is be known that The Pop Rock ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Pete Best

    Pete Best performs Friday, June 29, at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th St., 713-862-8707. Kozmic Pearl opens.

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    I'd Much Rather Be with the Girls

    Critics might damn Fantasia's music with faint praise, but we say she's keeping up a sacred pop tradition

  • Culture

    October 27, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    September 15, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Erasure

    Other People's Songs (Mute)

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Glamour of Glaw

    The leader of the Vulgarians makes a fashion statement

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Silver and Gold (and Green)

    Some artists make holiday records for the beauty, not the bucks

  • Music

    November 28, 1996
  • Culture

    December 7, 1995

    Oh, Carol!

    A trio of takes on Dickens' classic shows why it's lasted so long

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