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  • Music

    January 30, 2014

    Fly Like an Eagle

    107.5 FM is now the only classic-rock game in town.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    The Eagle Soars Triumphant In Houston's Classic-Rock War

    This past New Year's Eve afternoon, as classic-rock fans across Houston were putting on their faux, pre-distressed Led Zeppelin '77 tour T-shirt to head out and ring in the new year (and presumably, to rock and roll all night), they might have been shocked when turning in to KKRW 93.7 FM The Arrow. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2013

    News of Ray Price's Death Precedes Singer's Actual Demise

    Legendary country singer Ray Price is not long for this world. But he's not quite gone yet. Earlier Sunday afternoon, reports of Price's death began surfacing on the Internet from news outlets including Country Weekly, Rolling Stone, USA Today and even Nashville's Tennessean -- none of them citing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Warren Haynes: This Mule is a Real Workhorse

    In another era, James Brown was the Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Today, that title crown might just fall upon the hirsute head of Warren Haynes, simply based on the sheer amount of musical projects currently on his plate. The 53-year-old is a singer/guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    DirecTV Drops Gauntlet on CSN, Sports Networks and Fans

    DirecTV, considered by many to be the lynchpin in negotiations to get Comcast SportsNet Houston on cable system providers other than Comcast, is apparently digging in its heels when it comes to sports networks in particular. On a website -- DirecTVPromise.com -- it has an entire section dedicated to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2013

    ShipRocked: Hard Rock Hijinks On a Big, Big Boat

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. ShipRocked welcomed music lovers from 49 states and 20 countries for four days and nights of music, on a ship loaded with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    C-SPAN Geeks Unite! The Bus Is Coming to Town!

    The 2011 edition is coming!!​It takes a certain kind of nerd to admit it, but we will -- C-SPAN is on our regular, limited weeknight channel-clicking rotation. First, see if there's breaking news on CNN, then see if there's even a low-rent college football game, and then on to the glories of H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Former Texan QB Rex Grossman Declares Himself The Starter For A Team He's Not Signed With

    He's not called the Sex Cannon for nothing​Let me preface what I'm about to say by saying that I like Rex Grossman. Kind of like pizza or midgets, he's always struck me as a clear "any time you add him to the current scenario, the atmosphere improves" kind of guy -- as long as the "current sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Indie-Rock Video-Game Savants Days Drive - Russians Love 'Em!

    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. ​ If we may be candid fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    A Rocks Off Playlist: Halloween Songs That Don't Suck

    Yeah... screw this thing.​Let's face it: the Monster Mash blows. So do many of the songs we're forced to suffer through every Halloweentide. A couple of years ago, Rocks Off heard "One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple People Eater" on XM Radio's Halloween-themed channel, and wanted to sneak into a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"

    Jay Lee Rocks Off would wholeheartedly like to wish Ms. Stevie Nicks a very happy birthday today; since she's the epitome of a rock and roll lady, we'll refrain from revealing her actual age. At Fleetwood Mac's Toyota Center concert earlier this month, Nicks seemed to be walking with a limp, and he ... More >>

  • Music

    April 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Album of the Week: Shooter Jennings & the .357s' Bad Magick

    Shooter Jennings & the .357s Bad Magick www.shooterjennings.com "I don't wanna be a legend/ I just wanna be a man," Shooter Jennings sings on "Living Proof," a Hank Williams Jr. cover and one of two previously unreleased songs on Bad Magick, which otherwise rounds up the best of Jennings ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
  • News

    August 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    A Classic-Rock-Free Morning

    For the first time in a long time, Rocks Off is sitting here at HQ not listening to classic rock. (Ramon, let that sink in for a second.) Because I happened to have it with me on the way back from my parents’ house, I set up the trusty XM Satellite Radio unit in my office this morning, tuned to co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008
  • Calendar

    June 5, 2008

    DJ Tiësto Hits the Decks

    The Grammy-nominated turntablist is in an Asian mood

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    Marty Stuart's American Odyssey Does Houston

    Marty Stuart is definitely one of the more interesting also-rans of Travis Tritt-era popular country. He only had a couple of real hits - "Hillbilly Rock" and "Little Things" both reached No. 8 in 1990 - but he's got a great pedigree. He was married to one of the Carter daughters, and was a good pal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    A Stopover in Strait Country

    The virtues of satellite radio are too numerous to list here, but besides commercial-free episodes of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem every Saturday and Sunday, Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour and Tom Petty's Buried Treasure all day Wednesdays and Thursdays and the dormant-but-back-soon all-Led Z ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2008

    SXSW Ephemera: Random Notes from the Field

    Can't find a hotel room? Maybe these people will let you crash on their bus in front of Emo's. Let’s dish about Lou Reed for a minute. He didn’t show up to join Roky Erickson and Okkervil River at the Austin Music Awards last night, as was rumored, because apparently 11 p.m. (when they went on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Last Night: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at Super Bowl XLII

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers University of Phoenix Stadium February 3, 2008 Better Than: The game itself, except for that last Giants drive. Download: Stream, actually, a sample of Tom Petty’s XM Radio show “Buried Treasure” here For the past several weeks, I have had the distinct suspicio ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2007

    Sailing with Captain Jack

    Denial is one of my favorite, as dictionary.com puts it, “unconscious defense mechanisms” – just ask my credit-card company – but it will only take you so far. Nothing suits me more than a big, steaming cup of denial, but I’m also going to be 33 in a few weeks, so it’s time to put down t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Over the Hills and Not That Far Away

    Led Zeppelin rocked the Sam Houston Coliseum the night before this 1975 show in Baton Rouge. Led Zeppelin has been in the news so much lately it’s getting hard to remember they broke up 27 years ago. Of course there’s the big reunion show at London’s O3 Arena, with late drummer John Bonham’s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2007
  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Tombstone Blues

    The Nightfly

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Terri Hendrix

    concert preview

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Dave Mason

    Dave Mason performs Friday, June 15, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Texas Nominees for the Blues Music Awards

    Nominee Marcia Ball Ten Texans snagged nominations for the Blues Foundation's Blues Music Awards. They are: Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Marcia Ball Instrumentalist-Horn Calvin Owens Instrumentalist-Other Sonny Rhodes - Steel Guitar Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2007

    APRIL 16 420 FM Station Thing

    We should definitely do something with this on the blog, don't you think? - margt >>> "Sakura Komiyama" 3/21/2007 3:51 PM >>> Hello, X Country, the Americana channel on XM Satellite Radio (Channel 12), will be featuring a special show featuring songs about marijuana. That's right - the "420" s ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 28, 2006

    Your Lucky Night

    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2006

  • Culture

    October 26, 2006

    SPOOKY SPOTLIGHT

    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Culture

    October 19, 2006

    Spooky Spotlight

    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Culture

    October 12, 2006

    SPOOKY SPOTLIGHT

    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Webb Wilder, with Opie Hendrix and the Texas Tall Boys

    Friday, March 18, at Dan Electro's, 1031 East 24th, 713-862-8707.

  • News

    April 29, 2004
  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Whatcha Gonna Do?

    Houston's Neutral Sisters look white, sing black and move to a reggae rhythm

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Texas Decks

    Baytown native D:Fuse helps put Austin's dance scene on the map

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    A South By Southwest How-To

    Let's do like the Texans and punk Dallas

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Lost in Space

    Meet the new radio, XM. It's big. It's bad. It's nationwide.

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