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Uncle Tupelo

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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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    December 31, 2013

    10 Albums From 2013 You Should Have Heard

    Terry Allen, Bottom of the World You can yack on all day about Kevin Fowler, Josh Abbott or some other artless, vacant, party-popular, Texas good-ole-boy bands, but the old salts know that Terry Allen's music is that real Texas deal. On his first new material in 14 years, Allen touches all the bases ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    RIP Jim Marshall: Twitter Honors The Man Who Redefined Loud

    Jim Marshall, who created an amplifier known as much for its sleek, slightly ominous-looking design as its ear-splitting volume, died in London Thursday morning at age 88. He had cancer and had suffered several strokes, his son Terry told the Associated Press. Marshall's hefty amplifier was introdu ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    June 1, 2011

    Sgt. Pepper & Three Other Bum Albums By Rock Icons

    ​It was 40 (four) years ago today - in the UK, and tomorrow in the U.S. - that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, history stopped, the Summer of Love began, and critics freaked the fuck out. When the Beatles released their LSD-soaked counterpunch to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds in June 1967, K ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Friday Night: Wilco At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Wilco Verizon Wireless Theater May 6, 2011 Jeff Tweedy's kind of an asshole. But it's okay, because we're familiar with the type:The guy who grew up a snotty punk-rock kid in the '80s, went on to form a band that just happened to become one of the most critically laude ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Non-2010 Music Of 2010

    Editor's Pick: It was probably Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne, same as last year. So how about Nirvana's In Utero, which I dragged out of mothballs when we did our article about Nevermind's anniversary in September. In Utero fried my hair all over again, and then got me thinking about the band's cover of ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday night, we couldn't help thinking about that while the Portland six-pie ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Glee: We're Gonna Keep On Rockin' Forever...Forever

    ​The theme this week was the loss of the glee club's voice -- both literally (Rachel has laryngitis) and figuratively (Puck gets a haircut, followed by a corresponding loss of mojo). Will asks everyone to solo in front of the whole group with a song that represents where they are in in their l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Songs We Play When We Play With Guns

    ​After almost 27 years, Craig's Hlist has found himself immersed in gun culture. It's not so much a masculine phallic thing (believe us, we have questioned it), as much as it is a family bonding experience. It's easier to go to a gun range with our family out in Pearland on a Sunday afternoon than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: The Shadowy Depression-Era Roots of Modern Country and Bluegrass

    As LOM promised in last week's blog about bluegrass, here are some precursors to that art form. These are some wonderful tunes to listen to on your boom-box or iPod while tending your illegal still. Charlie Poole: Charlie Poole is the iconic model for every hard-drinkin', guitar-plunking, Appalachi ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    We've Been Had: The Enduring Wisdom of Uncle Tupelo's Anodyne

    Anodyne: Noun. Anything that relieves distress or pain. (dictionary.com)​When Son Volt goes onstage tonight at the Continental Club (we've heard around 11 p.m.), there's an outside chance the band might pull out Doug Sahm's "Give Back the Key to My Heart" - we are in Texas, after all. Otherwise do ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009
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    October 14, 2009

    With or Without You: Memoirs of a U2 Adolescence and Young Adulthood

    ...I may regret this.​So there was a time, not long ago by geological reckoning, that I was a U2 fan. Growing up during the pre-Internet late 70s/early 80s in a town where the only place to buy music was a Camelot Music in the mall limited your options somewhat. Nevertheless, the Edge's loud, ring ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Monday MP3s: Two from LL Cooper's Tucson

    When it comes to salt-of-the-earth working-class roots-rock, groups (especially around Houston) don't come much more solid than LL Cooper, the semi-eponymous band led by Houston/Austin roots vet Larry Cooper. "For my money, very few acts sound better accompanying a round of Lone Stars in a smoky bar ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    February 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Son Volt at the Continental Club

    Photos by Jay Lee"Now and then it keeps you runnin', never seems to die..." The opening line to Son Volt's soothing elegy "Windfall," which closed out Tuesday's main set at the Continental Club - just like almost every other SV set since the band's 1995 debut Trace - goes a long way to explain ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: "New Madrid"

    Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995 Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such futur ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    Macon Greyson’s 20th Century Accidents

    Macon Greyson 20th Century Accidents www.macongreyson.com Macon Greyson has long been defined by their alt-country proclivities, which makes 20th Century Accidents an even more pleasant surprise that is also, for my money, their most promising effort. The latest from these rowdy-sounding Dallas ge ... More >>

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    The Axiom

    Remembering the Axiom, 20 years later

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    September 13, 2007
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    September 6, 2007
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    August 2, 2007

    Retro Active: 1987, Here We Come

    How long is long enough to declare an album truly great? Six months is probably pushing it – sorry, Wincing the Night Away – but 20 years seems safe enough. It’s the traditional span of a generation, or at least it used to be. Casting an eye back on 1987, the year of the Iran-Contra affair, Bl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    The man continues to randomly listen to every promo CD sent his way, regardless

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    May 25, 2006

    Partners in Rime

    People Under the Stairs fix the leak

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    November 3, 2005

    Lucero

    Thursday, November 3, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

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    August 25, 2005

    The Knitters

    Thursday, August 25, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.

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    July 28, 2005

    Lucero, with the Honorary Title and the Glass

    Friday, July 29, at Mary Jane's Fat Cat, 4216 Washington Avenue, 713-869-JANE.

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    April 28, 2005

    Macon Greyson

    Friday, April 29, at the Firehouse Saloon, 5930 Southwest Freeway, 713-977-1962.

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    April 21, 2005

    The Litmus Band

    Is Wilco still trying to break your heart, or has it done so already?

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    March 31, 2005

    Elf Rock

    The Decemberists bring their magic-realist, Picaresque new album to town

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    January 20, 2005

    Take the Skinheads Bowling All Over Again

    Camper Van Beethoven hates this part of Texas. Just kidding, maybe...

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    July 24, 2003

    Two Cow Garage

    Sunday, July 27

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    April 24, 2003

    Cry Uncle

    For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven

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    May 30, 2002

    Sons of Sahm

    Missouri's Bottle Rockets resurrect the Texas Tornado and rediscover themselves

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    March 25, 1999

    Sympathy for the Angel

    Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and the scourge of great art

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    June 18, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    October 30, 1997
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    August 14, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    A Whole Lot Country

    And quite a bit rock and roll add up to No Depression music

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    November 7, 1996
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    December 7, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Appalachia Calling

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    The Country of Rock and Roll

    From the ashes of Uncle Tupelo springs Wilco, genreless and great

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    April 13, 1995
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    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

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