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The Verve (Band)

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    October 31, 2013

    Hark! Your 2013 Holiday-Album Roundup

    Happy Halloween, everyone. Who's ready for Christmas? Must be quite a few of you, because the music biz rolled out many of its major 2013 holiday LPs this week. Those that don't arrive next week, that is, or else got a head start like Mary J. Blige. Her A Mary Christmas arrived two weeks ago and n ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Red, Diana Krall, W&W, etc.

    Red Warehouse Live, May 3 The latest Christian band to cross over into the "active rock" mainstream, Nashville quartet Red indeed takes its name from the blood of the Lamb, but not in an overly dogmatic way. In fact, their success among the heathens keeps right on growing, with fourth album Release ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older than Wilford Brimley was when they filmed Cocoon together in 1985. We can all think of things tha ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

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    March 28, 2012

    Readers Poll: The Best Third Albums Ever

    This week in 1980, Van Halen released their third album Women And Children First, which contained the hits "And the Cradle Will Rock...," "Everybody Wants Some!! and fan favorite "Romeo Delight." It's not the best VH album ever, but it was, in fact, their third album. Most VH super-freaks I know an ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Cool Britannia: Your Essential Britpop Playlist

    It was announced this week that British bands Blur, New Order and the Specials will be performing at the closing ceremonies of this year's Summer Olympics, which will be held in London in July and August. All three bands represent three distinct parts of British popular music from past 35 years. We ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    What A Houston Blues "Walk Of Fame" Could Look Like

    Lightnin' Hopkins marker photo by Matthew Keever​It was a real pleasure for Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean to bring you this week's Houston Press cover story, "Old School," but it was also bittersweet. Not to put too fine a point on it, but none of these people are getting any younger - ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Fush Yu Mang: Future Charity Stunts By '90s Has-Beens

    Smash Mouth: "Nobody can eat 50 eggs!"​Today, we learned that Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell will eat 24 eggs, in any style he wants, for a $10,000 donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. That's a pretty sweet deal, because we like scrambled eggs with cheese and deviled eggs. And om ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Erland And The Carnival Map Modern Man In New Video

    Vanessa Galvin​When Rocks Off wants the lowest of the lowdown on good new music that isn't centered here in the Lone Star State, we always turn to Mick Cullen at Subterranean Radio. His three hour program has become a Thursday night ritual with us as he guides us through some of the most excit ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    13 Lucky Songs For Friday The 13th

    ​Happy Friday the 13th, everyone. Unlike most Fridays, this one has gone pretty smoothly here at Rocks Off HQ, which means we must be in for a hellacious Monday. But hey, that's next week. Our luck may be holding up - for now - but we couldn't let the occasion go by unremarked (plus a couple ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Long Way Down

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Beat the Devil's Tattoo is the reverb-heavy rockers' most cohesive LP yet.

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    October 5, 2009

    Aftermath: John Legend (Pre-ACL) at Verizon Wireless Theater - Hey, Better Late Than Never

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our postmortem ACL coverage to bring you this review of John Legend's show at Verizon Wireless Theater last Wednesday.] Photos by Daniel Kramer​ 9:03 p.m.: So we're here at Verizon Wireless Theater for the show. Going to a concert where you're not allowed to ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    Sonidos y Mas: Getz/Gilberto Turns 45

    2009 marks the 45th anniversary of Getz/Gilberto, the album that established bossa nova in the international market - something that came at the right time, as the popularity of the unapologetically apolitical genre had begun to wean in its native Brazil. But it was not like Verve Records was exci ... More >>

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    November 26, 1998
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    October 29, 1998
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    October 15, 1998
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    June 29, 1995
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    June 8, 1995

    What Becomes a Legend Most?

    Gatemouth Brown's lesson for longevity do what you do, and be the best at it

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