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Waylon Jennings

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    October 30, 2014

    All the World's a Stage For Gogol Bordello

    For Gogol Bordello, every day is Halloween. Leading up to Friday's Halloween-night performance at Warehouse Live, front man Eugene Hütz says that his band of misfits doesn't have anything specifically spooky planned, but that it would be out of character for them to bring anything less than their ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Five Outdoor Texas Festivals That Went South

    Free Press Summer Fest dodged a pretty serious bullet this year. When festival officials announced that the grounds around Eleanor Tinsley Park needed to be evacuated around 2 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, some of us who were there had visions of pandemonium at the exits and the kind of heavy rains ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Five Great Rock/Country Crossovers

    It's strange, but unless you're a musician, it seems like there's hardly any crossover between fans of country and rock. In fact, if you ask people what kind of music they like, especially if they're mostly rock fans, a lot of the time their answer will be "anything but country." But the musicians ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    September 17, 2013

    How Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits Found "Something Good" in Texas

    Even though in terms of British Invasion band lead singers, he's about as English as English could be, Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits has always had a love of Texas music. Once he found out the tunes and performers he liked actually hailed from the Lone Star State, that is. "Guys like Buddy Holly ... More >>

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    June 18, 2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones at the Crighton Theatre, 6/15/2013

    Dave Alvin & the Guilty Ones, Mike Stinson Crighton Theatre, Conroe June 15, 2013 Making the relatively short trip to the Crighton Theatre can't help but feel a bit like stepping back a few decades, but with a contemporary twist. The Montgomery County fathers (and mothers) have invested no small am ... More >>

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    January 9, 2013

    5 Folk Acts Who Wandered Down the Synth Road

    Mandolin enthusiasts Mumford and Sons have been on top of the world the past couple of years, dominating rock-driven radio with a folk sound that apparently touches the hearts of hard-rock bros around the world. Given that they have an apparently winning formula, one wouldn't expect them to change i ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: 15 Odd Christmas Gift Ideas for Musicians

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared November 21, 2011. As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater ... 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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    November 1, 2012
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    September 4, 2012

    The First Alt-Country Record? Flatlanders Rediscover The Odessa Tapes

    A lot of stellar music came out of that flat land known as West Texas. Bob Wills, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, and the Sparkles are just a few artists who found something in the wind, the dust, the heat, the cactus, the mesquite, the sandstorms, the blizzards, t ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    30 Seconds With Keith Moody

    Rising alternative-country superstar Keith Moody has a voice like a summer rainstorm, capable of sweeping all your love away. We withstood the storm for 30 seconds to see what we could glean from the man. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Keith Moody: "Barbie Girl" by Aqua... I can' ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    Musical "Holograms" We Don't Want To See Anytime Soon (OK, Yes We Do)

    A lot has been made about the Tupac "hologram" at Coachella. First off, it's not really a hologram as much as it is CGI "magic" and it's nothing new, seeing that they have been doing it Japan for a few years now. But they do lots of things in Japan. It's even to get swept up in the madness because ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    John Mayer, Cowboy?: 6 WTF Moments Of Musical Reinvention

    Oh, you hadn't heard? At some point between his extended hiatus from singing and the recording of his newly announced album, Shadow Days, ol' big-mouth Mayer seems to have stumbled on some old Willie Nelson CDs and raided the nearest Cavender's in a transformation Rocks Off can only assume as bein ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Seven People Nearly Killed by Runaway Cart at Cowboys Stadium (w/ CRAZY Video)

    Rise of the machine.​There are certain buildings in sports that are seemingly jinxed. Since the Red Sox finally got off the World Series schneid a few years back, Wrigley Field immediately comes to mind as the current titleholder for "bad luck mecca" as the Cubs haven't made a World Series in ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    15 Odd Christmas Gift Ideas for Musicians

    ​As the timeless tale of the Little Drummer Boy reminds us, there is no greater gift than the gift of music. But what about those on your Christmas list who already have plenty of music in their lives? Buying gifts for musicians is no easy task -- most of them already own the entire Rush disco ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011
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    June 28, 2011

    30 Seconds With Miss Leslie

    Rocks Off sat down with Miss Leslie to see what we could learn about Houston's reigning queen of country in 30 seconds. Miss Leslie on Facebook​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Miss Leslie: So many songs to choose from, but I'd have to say "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk" because I l ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    The Five Most Texan Types Of Music

    ​Happy San Jacinto Day, fellow Texans and people who wish they were; i.e. everyone else. If you don't know why today is special, shame on you. But since us Texans are a friendly sort, allow Rocks Off to fill you in. On April 21, 1836, Texian forces under Gen. Sam Houston (aka "Big Drunk") lau ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Inside "American Pie," Pop Music's Longest Allegory

    ​Rocks Off has always been a fan of symbolism, hidden meanings and puzzles in general, so besides Raymond Chandler, Stephen King and Larry McMurtry, our favorite form of "lit-rah-chah" is allegorical stuff like George Orwell's Animal Farm, William Golding's Lord of the Flies and Edgar Allan Po ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    In Dreams: 15 Songs For Mr. Sandman

    Rocks Off Sr. is curious why Rocks Off Jr. chose a picture of Christina Hendricks for an article about dreams.​For some reason, Craig's Hlist has been sleeping way too much lately. Blame the booze, fear of the sun, or just plain lack of giving a rat's ass about the daylight. With sleep comes d ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Songwriting Scholar Steve Young Blasts Nashville's "Yuppa-billys"

    For Lonesome, Onry and Mean, they don't come much taller or wiser than Steve Young. Young has been in a love/hate relationship with Nashville and the major labels since he came to town in the early Seventies. Along with Billy Joe Shaver, Young wrote the major anthems of the Outlaw movement that tip ... More >>

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    November 11, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Country Store Buffalo on Breast Implants, Beer-Drinking Bison and That Old Devil Cocaine

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com.​ You are in the enviable ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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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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    August 13, 2009
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    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Jimmy Webb at the Dosey Doe Coffeehouse

    Rich Connelly​ Jimmy Webb was a one-man hitmaking machine back in the 1960s, cranking out an incredible number of long-remembered songs in a three-year period. He's never replicated that success (possibly no one could), but he's continued to write songs, musicals, a book and tour with a one-man sh ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    April 21, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank...Again

    One of my all-time favorite Waylon Jennings songs has always been "Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?" Waylon (and Willie) saw early on that Nashville had an evil habit of turning on its stars, taking the work of the greats and dumbing it down to the mediocre. A few weeks ago, I saw Kevin "Shinyrib ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008
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    April 29, 2008

    Last Night: Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys at Boondocks

    Photo by Rosa Guerrero Sean Reefer & the Resin Valley Boys Boondocks April 28, 2008 Better Than: A double drive-in bill of Dazed and Confused and Reefer Madness, reenacted Rocky Horror-style. Download: The Velvet Underground's "Heroin," so nobody feels left out. If you go see Sean Reefer & the ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    Introducing…Lonesome Onry and Mean

    My first inclination was to name this column “Lonesome Onry and Mean on the Heartworn Highway of Dust That Lefty Bit Down South.” In spite of its unwieldy length, that reference to two famous songs by godfathers of the Texas music movement plus the 1981 documentary on the infant Texas singer-son ... More >>

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    September 26, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    Shake Russell

    The singer/songwriter still packs ‘em in

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    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Funtime Is Over

    It's the end of the road for AstroWorld

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show

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    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

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    August 7, 2003

    Endless Boogie

    Former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus gets back to basics

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    July 10, 2003
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    August 9, 2001

    Choo Choo Ch'boogie

    The Derailers get back on track with a major-label deal

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    September 23, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

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    December 24, 1998
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    November 13, 1997
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    July 31, 1997

    All-Terrain Vehicle

    Rock, country, punk, pop: Freewheeling Old 97's don't discriminate

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    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

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    January 4, 1996
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