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Todd Rundgren

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    August 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece from about 200 miles east in Lafayette, La., are the kind of evangelists who have no fear about play ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Head Out On the Highway: A Lone Star Rally Playlist

    Don't let those thunderclouds fool you: That low rumbling you hear in the distance is the Lone Star Rally, the state's largest gathering of bikers, absolutely terrorizing the good people of Galveston. Until the last chopper rolls out on Sunday evening, the Island will be ground zero for bandanas and ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Upcoming: Har Mar Superstar, Rodriguez, Andy Bell, The Dwarves, Todd Rundgren, etc.

    Ace Hood & Twista: Sun., April 7, 6 p.m., $45-$100. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Air Supply: Thu., May 9, 8:30 p.m., $158-$218. Dosey Doe, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. All the Dead Pilots: With Fault, A Traitor at Heart., $10. Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allah-Las: With Infinite ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Jan Hammer and the Top 10 TV Theme Songs of the '80s

    Not a lot of television shows win multiple Grammys. Then again, not a lot of television shows ever sounded (or looked) like Miami Vice. The cutting-edge series perfectly captured the pastel zeitgeist of its time when it debuted in 1984, influencing film, fashion, design and music in a way that few T ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Cliff Dotterer of Black Dog Records

    Who? Cliff Dotterer is the co-owner and operating manager of Black Dog Records, which just moved to its new Bellaire location last week. The shop's inventory of records and collectibles includes a who's who of rock legends and current artists, as well as rarities, imports, T-shirts, record player ne ... 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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    March 22, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Sleigh Bells, Steve Earle, Hayes Carll, George Jones, Eyehategod, Etc.

    Acid Baby Jesus, Night Beats, Paint Fumes: Thu., April 26. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. "Praia Urbana" With ATFC, DJ Spen: Sat., March 10, 2 p.m. Last Concert Cafe, 1403 Nance St., Houston. Belanova: Tue., April 24. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Bowling For Soup, Patten Pending, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Why the Eff Are Ringtones So Effing Impossible To Get?

    So elusive​It's safe to say I'm not the most tech-savvy guy around. A new iPhone coming out means as little to me as a new Keith Urban album. It's not a "get off my lawn" thing, it's just that tech stuff, to me, is too close to math. And I hate math. And if it's not too math-y, it's filled wi ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    The First Ten Videos MTV Ever Aired

    ​Closing out this week of celebration, and a little mourning, on the occasion of MTV's 30th anniversary , we reached back into the YouTube vaults to present to you the first 10 videos Music Television ever aired. On August 1, 1981, The Buggles' awfully prophetic "Video Killed the Radio Star" b ... More >>

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    September 22, 2010

    Drive-By Truckers: Hard At Work And Loving Hall & Oates

    UPDATE: 6 p.m.: The contest is over. Thanks for playing! Danny Clinch​Grand Funk Railroad may have got there first, but Drive-By Truckers are an American band. If not for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, for whom the Truckers opened the Midwestern leg of their summer tour, the Georgia six-piece ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    The Ladies' Man

    Meat Loaf says he's outdone Bat Out of Hell

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    June 28, 2010

    Last Night: The Eagles At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​The Eagles Toyota Center June 27, 2010 For the past five years Aftermath has been told that we should hate the Eagles, but not why. Like a child, we would ask, and all we would hear from the pop-culture constabulary was "because they suck." It's like standing in a line ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    A Weird Pop Heaven Via Bay City's "Happy Radio"

    ​Along Rocks Off's various Texas travels, we almost never listen to an iPod or compact discs anymore. Anything we could pop in wouldn't match the rhythm of the road; the Stooges or Metallica don't really jive with Highways 59, 71 or 77. In today's world of satellite radios, streaming tunes on your ... More >>

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    January 4, 2010

    R.I.P Former Sugar Hill Studios Chief Engineer Mickey Moody

    Courtesy of Sugar Hill StudiosLeft-right: Huey P. Meaux, Leo O'Neil and Mickey Moody​ Former Sugar Hill Studios engineer Mickey Moody, who - unlike his boss Huey P. Meaux - was a quiet, behind-the-scenes man, died in Fort Worth over the weekend. Moody, chief engineer and right-hand man during Meau ... More >>

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    October 23, 2009

    "My Son Is the Lizard King, and I'm an Admiral": Successful Rock-Star Parents

    ​Late Thursday, word came across the ticker that legendary comedian and TV star Soupy Sales had passed away at age 83. After a stint in the military and on radio, Sales went on to be one of the major pioneers of televised sketch and children's comedy. In 1965, he pulled a stunt where he asked his ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Cutout Bin: Insane Clown Posse Predecessors Hello People

    ​ Hello People, The Handsome Devils (1974) Bricks (1975)​Looking over the pics of last Wednesday's Insane Clown Posse show got Cutout Bin thinking about bands who wear clown-ish makeup. Of course there was KISS, and the whole death metal thing, but how many readers remember The Hello People? Hmm ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Personality Crisis

    The New York Dolls aren't too long in the tooth to sing "Jet Boy."

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    Phone Home Page

    Two Houston poets create a modern-day party line online.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    New York Dolls, Green Day Headed for Houston

    Good news if you're into punk rock, whether you think it was invented by Iggy Pop or Kurt Cobain. Platform-heeled glamour boys the New York Dolls, a direct and deep influence on everyone from the Ramones to Motley Crue - and, lest we forget, former NYD fan-club president Morrissey - are co ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009
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    February 20, 2009

    WTF Island: Jackson Five, Kid Rock, Glenn Danzig, Rock Camp and Assteroids

    Even as our economy continued to go up in flames like the Toyota Center, the carnival of WTF kept trolling along this week. It seemed that every day we saw something so asinine and foolish that we couldn't keep up. Jackson Family slavery museums, rock and roll fantasy camps, Kid Rock's new beer, "As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Seriously, Brooke Hogan, Shut Up

    You figure a tranny would care more about politics. Oh, wait. Never mind. “I’m not that into voting.” Brooke Hogan said that the other week on her reality show (which makes Denise Richard’s show look like “Charlie Rose,” by the way.) Anyway, let me repeat Brooke’s words again, very s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2008

    Fried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Eric C. Hughes from El Orbits, Freddy Steady Five, Allen Oldies Band

    Eric says he's "married with dogs." HPMA Must-See's: The Mighty Orq, Miss Leslie, Espantapajaros Your Votes: Lady D for Best Zydeco -- never heard of her. Flamin' Hellcats for Best Roots Rock Earl Gilliam for Best Blues "Most Played" Tunes in Your iPod: Todd Rundgren, Matthew Sweet

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    July 22, 2008

    Tonight: Boxmasters at Scout Bar, Part 2

    Billy Bob Thornton (center), flanked by the Boxmasters' touring lineup. “Billy’s reaching for the phone.” With that, Boxmasters guitarist/bassist J.D. Andrew (see here) hands off to his drummer/lead singer Billy Bob Thornton, who won the hearts of miscreants everywhere as Willie, the booze-sw ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Tonight: Todd Rundgren at Warehouse Live

    Todd Rundgren, who plays Warehouse Live's studio tonight (tickets still available), has had one of the more interesting careers in pop music history. Most people doubtless know him from this song... ...or this one... ...but like Jimi Hendrix said, it goes a little deeper than that. Here are fe ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Rock Floozies Write

    Wack peruses some doozies in the groupie tell-all canon

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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

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    May 27, 2004
  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Chasing Mandy

    A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"

  • Film

    July 17, 2003

    Ms. Deal

    When it comes to movies for Mandy, Moore isn't better

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    12 Rods

    Lost Time (Self-released)

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    January 10, 2002
  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Welcome to His Nightmare

    Michael Bruce gave voice to Alice Cooper - until the singer killed the band

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    MPFree.com

    New way to hear music is music to consumers' ears

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    March 19, 1998
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    October 16, 1997
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    August 28, 1997
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    November 28, 1996
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    February 8, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Digital Bloating

    Without question, enhanced CDs offer more but of what?

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    August 3, 1995
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    June 15, 1995
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    December 16, 1993

    Todd Rundgren Takes Requests

    If you don't like his music, you can change it -- and pay for the privilege

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