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The Zombies (Band)

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    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Wild Cards at Free Press Summer Fest

    Die Antwoord There's nothing like Die Antwoord anywhere before Die Antwoord or since Die Antwoord. I dare anyone to prove me wrong. The band's members, Ninja and Yolandi Visser, gained global popularity by way of a unique sound and a stunning look brilliantly captured in a series of borderline-distu ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    Ray Davies's American Journey Had Its Share of Kinks

    Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road -- The Story By Ray Davies Sterling Publishing, 320 pp., $24.95 While the sounds coming from the British Invasion bands were mostly distinct -- the Beatles didn't sound like the Yardbirds who didn't sound like Herman's Hermits who didn't sound like the Zombi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Head Hermit Peter Noone Loves Mrs. Brown's Daughter... and His Own

    As one of the more popular groups from the British Invasion to sonically storm these shores, Herman's Hermits racked up a number of uptempo pop hits. There were so many of the mop-topped young men speaking the Queen's accented English and brandishing instruments on TV, though, sometimes it became ha ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    Bad Company's Paul Rodgers Is All Right Now

    It is an interesting bit of cultural exchange that many English teenagers of the early '60s were simply mad for American R&B and blues music -- even moreso than their similarly-aged former colonists. And in a pre-iTunes time, finding said vinyl imports from Across the Pond was not easy. The more in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Saturday: Buzzfest XXX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Buzzfest XXX feat. Shinedown, Bush, Stone Sour, Papa Roach, P.O.D., Hollywood Undead, The Dirty Heads, etc. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 20, 2013 Zombies, alt- and jock-rock, new-age reggae, tank tops and tribal tattoos abounded at the Woodlands Pavilion Saturday for Buzzfest XXX, local ra ... More >>

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    March 18, 2013

    Last Night: The Zombies at Fitzgerald's

    The Zombies, Elephant Stone Fitzgerald's March 17, 2013 There's something about The Zombies that has always set them off from the other bands of the British Invasion. Maybe it's the orchestral, minor chords, or the ethereal breathiness of singer Colin Blunstone's delivery, or the impeccable timing ... More >>

  • Music

    March 14, 2013

    Wonders Never Cease

    Houston promotes its present-day music scene to the national media.

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    March 8, 2013

    When Zombies Attack: The Colin Blunstone Interview, Part 2

    Much of the Zombies' music, even early on, was original material mostly written by Rod Argent and Chris White. It's something that Blunstone still marvels at today. "Our first album was going to be all covers," he recalls. But it was our producer, Ken James, who said we could actually write somethi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    When Zombies Attack: The Colin Blunstone Interview, Part 1

    In today's pop culture, zombies are hot. Their lumbering, slack-jawed forms are moving (albeit slowly) on TV and in movies, video games, and off the pages of books. So it's sort of appropriate that -- like these monosyllabic, flesh-shedding creatures who get a second chance -- the beloved '60s Brit ... More >>

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    January 29, 2013

    Upcoming: The Zombies, Jewel, Knife Party, King Khan, Paramore, Son Volt, etc.

    The Airborne Toxic Event: Mon., April 29, 8 p.m., $18/$25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. The Black Angels: With Hanni El-Khatib, Wall of Death., Fri., May 24, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Blowfly: Sun., Feb. 10, 8 p.m., $10. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    SXSW Releases First Batch of 2013 Performers

    Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids

    This past Sunday, The New York Times ran a piece by Paul Greenberg where the author explained how important the Beatles were to music and pop culture to his five-year old son. The child didn't know that the band had albums, but only knew the Fab Four from iTunes playlists. "When the Beatles record ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    That Purple Bastard: Houston's Reluctant "Remix King"

    "Can I call myself a Remix King when nobody knows who the fuck I am?" --Purple Bastard Purple Bastard has a beard. Or maybe A Beard has a purple bastard? Not sure. No matter. It's not important. What is is that he stands out, even though it's the least overwhelming STANDS OUT of all. And that's ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    One Year After Woman Gets Masters In The Beatles, We Hunt Down Most Bizarre College Music Courses

    A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia. This little anniversary of her graduation got me think ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Zombies & Texans: This Week In Houston Rap Videos

    ​Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Brain-Eating Bands and Songs for the Walking Dead

    ssgmusic.com​Zombies or vampires? It's a classic debate along the line of The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones. We're not sure the Fab Four qualifies as either monster, but with The Glimmer Twins' propensity to remain upright and touring despite advanced age, decay, and a million other complicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave & Neko Case Ditch Faeries For Zombies

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​Expectation. That's the word of the day, gentle readers, of ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    True Blood: Nick Cave, Neko Case Open Season 4

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. ​We're a little more than a month away from the fourth seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    The Dead Revolt: Howling, Lizard-Free Indie Rock

    ​Rocks Off loves four things: The Dead: Zombies rock tits, there are no two ways about it. Revolts: As long as they are not aimed at the Rocks Off contingent, a revolt is just about the most interesting that can happen on any given day. People who collect ceramic cows. Genuine indie r ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Keys At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​The Black Keys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 20, 2010 "Howlin' at midnight, winter creepin' in/ Feel like I've gone and lost my best friend" - Lucinda Williams, "Howlin' At Midnight" Did you see the moon Wednesday night? The "Super Harvest Moon" that, acco ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Obsessed With Death In A Cheerful Way

    ​With The Reluctant Graveyard, indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has crafted the most gorgeous, lush, and sunny record ever about death and dying. Corpses, organ donors, coffin salesmen, shot-down gangster doppelgangers, and zombies (both literally and the '60s Colin Blunstone va ... More >>

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    January 6, 2010

    Road Trippin': A West Texas/Big Bend Playlist

    ​ Right after Christmas, Rocks Off hopped into our car and headed straight for the bowels of West Texas. It's a long drive to Big Bend, mostly through the middle of nowhere, huge swaths of land where even AM radio can't reach. Twelve hours in the car demands a certain kind of playlist that, like a ... More >>

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    December 25, 2009

    Our Decade In iTunes, Ol' Dirty Bastard Through the Fleshtones and Good Ol' Morrissey

    ​Maybe the biggest evolution in music this decade has been the availability of online downloads, starting with Napster and ending with half a dozen legitimately - licensed venues for purchasing music over the tubes. Rocks Off will admit it. Back in the day, we were illegal downloaders. Waiting 20 ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Eyeballin': The Zombies, Odessey and Oracle: The 40th Anniversary Concert

    ​Here's a Classic Rock Math Query: Which British Invasion band, if you took the length of their career and amount of recorded output and juxtaposed it against the overall quality of their material, would end up as the "best" group? With all due respect to fans of the Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, A ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Jesse Dayton - Sorry, "Captain Clegg" - on Rob Zombie and His Role In Halloween II

    Jesse Dayton's star just keeps rising. You have to give the former Beaumont lad credit, he works at it steadily, and these days has his finger in writing, performing, producing, and acting as well as operating a label. As anyone who checks Facebook knows, Dayton posts something about every twenty m ... More >>

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    April 28, 2009

    Eyeballin': Vanilla Fudge, Live: When Two Worlds Collide

    Vanilla Fudge Live: When Two Worlds Collide (ABC Records)Vanilla Fudge is best known for 1967's heavy, slow and psychedelic version of the Supremes' Motown classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and even diehard classic-rock fans might be skeptical about this recent concert which features only half of th ... More >>

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    March 18, 2009

    Tonight: Crystal Stilts at Rudyard's

    Crystal Stilts hails from Brooklyn, N.Y., and specializes in the sort of shoegaze-indebted garage rock that's so dangerously laid back it's just short of comatose. I've never caught 'em live, but my guess is that their shows are rapturous, daze-inducing events - religious drone-pop experiences, one ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Tonight: The McKenzies on KTRU; Future Clouds & Radar at Mucky Duck

    Photo by Chris Gray Not a bad live-music agenda for a Tuesday night. Especially since you don't even need to leave your house/car for the first one. Local young'uns the McKenzies, whose brisk power-pop touched off quite the commenting spree after their Secret Saturday Festival set a couple weeks ba ... More >>

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    March 21, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Here's this week's review and predictions. I have them ranked top-to-bottom by assessment of their performance along with a prediction of what will happen on tonight's results show. — John Nova Lomax Melinda Doolittle: Routinely awesome. We have fun at our house amusing each other by pulling ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    Best Albums of the Year, 2006 Part II

    Hellogoodbye, Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! (Drive-Thru): Few modern emo/punk/whatever whippersnappers capture the essence of the decade when keyboards ruled the world -- largely because their view of the 1980s comes secondhand via VH1 or retro-radio hours. However, an exception to this rule ... More >>

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