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Warren Zevon

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    September 12, 2014

    10 Acts to Watch at Yes, Indeed! Fest 2014

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever Weekends that go by without another multi-stage festival setting up shop somewhere in Houston are getting pretty scarce, but Yes, Indeed~ has a definite leg up due to its track record and homegrown appeal. For its third edition, the nine-hour event relocates to mid- ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Crosby, Stills & Nash at Bayou Music Center, 8/25/2014

    Crosby, Stills & Nash Bayou Music Center August 25, 2014 "I don't know how people got this idea that we are a political band," David Crosby -- trademark flowing grey hair and walrus mustache intact -- said Monday night. "It might be from just those one or two songs. Or 18." And indeed, while it s ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    A Long-Overdue Trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    While it's true that my Bucket List could be contained in a fairly small bucket, a big one got checked off recently when I was able to finally stroll into that big ass glass pyramid on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland: I had arrived at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Though i ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2014

    Hank Williams Jr. Keeps Up the Family Tradition

    The Country Boy talks football and metal-detecting.

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    May 16, 2014

    Hank Williams Jr., Steelers Fan, Keeps Up the Family Tradition

    It's not hard to believe the Coastal Conservation Association enlisted Hank Williams Jr. for its third annual Concert for Conservation, given all the hunting and fishing talk in "A Country Boy Can Survive" alone. What is hard to believe is that it's been some 13 years since Bocephus has performed in ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Linda Ronstadt's Bittersweet Book of "Dreams"

    Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir By Linda Ronstadt Simon & Schuster, 256 pp., $26 Linda Ronstadt hasn't made a solo record since 2004, graced a concert stage since 2009, and while doing advance interviews for this book announced that she suffers from Parkinson's Disease. More than likely, she won't ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    Kid Rock at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/19/2013

    Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 19, 2013 I really never did think that I'd ever find myself at a Kid Rock show. I still am not sure what I got myself into Friday night -- aurally, visually or emotionally. What I do know is that somewhere among all of the craziness, Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Greg Abbott's Awful "Gun 'n' Bible" Ad Gets an F in Grammar

    What was that old Warren Zevon song? "Send Bibles, Guns and Grammar"? No? Well, that or something along the lines of it should be sent to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who caused a few jaws to drop with an ad he put on his Facebook page. The ad is mostly evidence that today's Web allows anyo ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    10 Great Versions of "Wild Thing"

    "Wild Thing" may not be most-recorded song in history, but it's got to be up there. (It's not even in the Top 10, though, according to the UK's The Independent.) But when the version by the Troggs, whose singer Reg Presley died of cancer late Monday night, became a hit on both sides of the Atlantic ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Last Night: The Gourds at Discovery Green

    The Gourds Discovery Green June 14, 2012 I have lost count of how many Gourds shows I have seen over the years. I doubt I have seen any other band live more times than this one. But I never realized how much children loved the Gourds until Thursday at Discovery Green. Man, these kids loved the Gou ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Snubs Rush...Again

    Photo by Jeff Balke​A couple years ago, I was sitting on the back porch at the Continental Club talking music with a fairly well known music writer who seemed to believe that anything with a big hook or the slightest inkling of musicianship beyond the garage band aesthetic was utter garbage. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Peter Frampton's Bassist "Comes Alive" Again

    Stanley Sheldon​Classic Rock Corner was emailing recently with Andy Sharp (aka "Buffalo Speedway"), guitarist for the Austin-based Thin Lizzy tribute band Think Lizzy. He told us a story about talking music with his actual physician -- also a guitar nut -- who asked Sharp if he'd ever heard a ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    G N' R, The Cure & Chili Peppers Could Be Hall Of Famers Next Year

    Oh, this will be a fun induction ceremony...​This morning, The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced the list of nominees for its Class of 2012: The Small Faces & The Faces, Freddie King, The Cure, Guns 'N Roses, Heart, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Spinners, War, Joan Jett and the Bl ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Top Five Cannibal Country Songs

    ​Songs about singers and other songs has long been one of Rocks Off's favorite fields of study within the wide-ranging curriculum of popular music. Off the very tippy-top of our heads, ABC's "When Smokey Sings," the Replacements' "Alex Chilton" and the Pogues' "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Dear Penis: 20 Songs About The Tube Snake Boogie

    prince.orgGuess who turns 53 today?​Good Lord, what would we do if not for Weinergate? It's hot as hell outside, the Astros are terrible and Rick Perry might run for president next year. But as long as there are congressmen tweeting pictures of their junk to women they barely know, Rocks Off h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Bye Bye, Chicago Code -- Fox's Greatest Crimes Against TV

    Fox you, "Code" fans.​The fall network TV schedules aren't set to be released until next week, but the bad news has already leaked for fans of Fox's The Chicago Code, which was not renewed for a second season in spite of a mostly positive critical reception: Answering questions from disappoin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

    Mark C. AustinKings of Leon at Verizon Wireless Theater, October 2008​Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    You Talkin' to Me? Seven Musical Moments in Martin Scorsese Films

    ​We scoured the Internet, like we do for at least nine hours a day, for an excuse to embed Scorsese clips into one, organized blog post. Lucky for us, we found that timeliness was applicable: the 35th anniversary edition of Taxi Driver is out on Blu-Ray! We'll probably stick to our used copy t ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Adios "Age Of Aquarius": A Zodiac Realignment Playlist

    ​If Twitter is good for one thing, it's the immediate and rapid dispersal of breaking news. If Twitter is good for two things, it's that, plus the immediate and rapid dispersal of whatever trumped-up rumor, lie, or fakery that manages to draw the ire of the millions of poor saps reading along ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    In The Jailhouse Now: Tom DeLay's Prison Soundtrack

    ​Tom DeLay is, in Lonesome, Onry and Mean's opinion, one of the lowest, vilest, most divisive, scum-sucking snake oil salesmen ever to enter politics. Now DeLay is heading to the pokey to serve time for his money laundering activities (pending his appeal, of course). We don't recall another H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    More Like "Hall Of Lame," Am I Right?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, your 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is ready to admit a new class: Alice Cooper, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Darlene Love and Dr. John have all been inducted for 2011, the foundation announced Wednesday. With the exception of Wai ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Cage Match: Werewolf Of London Vs. Purple People Eater

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, it's been a while since we had a Cage Match. Our apologies, we couldn't find a band willing to take on Nickelback - really. Be that as it may, get yourselves ready for a special Halloween edition as two of the greatest monsters in song take on each other. You gotta ask ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Before Ray & Dave, Noel & Liam, There Was Don & Phil...

    The Everly Brothers Reunion Concert: Live at the Royal Albert Hall Eagle Vision, 120 minutes, $11.98. ​Long before the professional pairings of the Robinsons, Gallaghers, Davies or even the Righteous, (and just after the Burnettes), there was the early rock and roll fraternal act of the Everl ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Saturday Night: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Groovehouse​Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Warehouse Live October 9, 2010 Oh crap, Aftermath thought shortly after Edward Sharpe struck up the Magnetic Zeroes Saturday night, it's the Polyphonic Spree all over again. Unless we are having an especially bad day, Aftermath is no ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Men Are Pigs, Film At 11

    With apologies to Warren Zevon: Keep on riding, riding, ridingTiger and Jesse JamesKeep on riding, riding, ridingAll those tattooed dames 2010 is already proving to be a banner year in celebrity implosion. The continuing saga of serial philanderer Tiger Woods was good enough, but then the news bro ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    Five Great Examples Of Scorsese Using Rock Music, And A Chance to Win Free Shutter Island Passes

    Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island opens next week -- check at the end of this item for a chance to win preview passes -- and the question is, what's the soundtrack gonna be?If there's one guy who knows how to blend classic rock into a movie, it's Scorsese. Shutter Island, of course, looks to be more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Send Lawyers, Guns & Money: Nine Non-Boring Songs About the Work Attorneys Do

    Rocks Off's local watering hole is frequented by a lawyer named Eugene Lawley, whom we always refer to as our Walker Percy. Lawley has more than a small literary bent - we hardly ever mention a book he hasn't read - and has a fine ear for song lyrics. His sister wrote themes for television and movi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Aftermath: Feels Like the First Time With Widespread Panic and the Allman Brothers at the Woodlands

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ There are few experiences in life that act as true rites of passage: Learning to ride a bicycle or drive a car, or that first kiss with that special post-pubescent someone. Then there's virginity, both the kind that gets lost in between the sheets and the kind that takes pl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2009

    Ghosts of Washington Avenue

    Noise goes whistling through the scenester artery's music venue graveyard.

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    August 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: "OD'd In Denver" and Other Drug-Addled Americana Songs

    A group of us were sitting at our regular table at the bar the other night when one of our number reported that he had to fly to Denver the next day. LOM never hears the word "Denver" that we don't think of Hank Williams Jr.'s "OD'd in Denver." We wonder if Sarah Palin, whom Bocephus schlepped for ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Tremoloco at Under the Volcano

    Photos by Vera Mitchell  Los Angeles roots band Tremoloco brought Doug Sahm-type Mexican soul to an enthusiastic audience Wednesday night at Under the Volcano. After warming up with a brand-new song called "Old Man," the band sucked the eager crowd in with a stellar country version of Warren Ze ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    August 20, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    West Side Rain

    Jello Shots for Uncle Sam

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    June 15, 2007

    Explain Your Most Played

    Normally we'd try to write a funny caption here, but this cover pretty much speaks for itself. This week’s Explain Your Most Played, in which we examine the top ten songs of a Press staffer, is particularly cruel. Since Craig Malisow and I share the same iTunes network, I can go in and check his ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Take Me Out...

    ...to the ball game. Lauding baseball-in-rock's finest moments.

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    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

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    November 8, 2001

    Jesse Dayton

    Hey Nashvegas! (Stag)

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    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • Calendar

    April 2, 1998

    Night & Day

    April 2-8, 1998

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    March 20, 1997
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    October 31, 1996

    Splendid Isolation

    For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat

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    April 11, 1996
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    August 17, 1995

    Mr. Bad Example

    For 20 years, Warren Zevon has danced with madmen and outlaws

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    March 10, 1994
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