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Yngwie Malmsteen

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    August 6, 2013

    Drink of Ages Brings Local Brews and Bands to Houston Airwaves

    Preston Brown and Jon Denman know a lot about good beer and good music. From their perspectives, Houston has plenty of both, and it all keeps getting better. Brown and Denman co-host the Drink of Ages Radio Show, 7 p.m. Saturdays on News 92.1 FM. They'll be presenting Best Producer, Cover/Tribute ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    From the Back of the Band: Six Musical Instruments on the Cusp of Rock Stardom

    Some musical eras are defined by the instruments that moved from the backing band to center stage as they unfolded. Electric-guitar sales boomed in the 1960s, thanks to Clapton and Hendrix. In the 1980s, synthesizers were popular enough to make one-hit wonders out of groups like A-ha and A Flock of ... More >>

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    June 28, 2013

    Scale the Summit Get Seismic, Cosmic On Epic Migration

    Nobody who cares deeply about prog rock thinks it needs saving, but Houston's own Scale the Summit has stepped up with a calibrated take on art rock for the rest of us. Their new album, The Migration (Prosthetic), is simply "shredtastic" (credit for that coinage: Brian Lion), bringing plenty of met ... More >>

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    May 15, 2013

    Concert Pub North Gives 1960 Area All the Rock It Can Handle

    "It's an exciting time for us," says Concert Pub North (CPN) talent buyer John Escamilla. "A year ago, we were a tribute [act] and local venue. Today we are being looked at like a live-music venue for touring acts." Escamilla and I were waiting for Cinderella front man Tom Keifer to take the stage ... 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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    September 13, 2012

    Rock Arcade: 6 Musicians Featured In Video Games

    Recently Green Day have been trying to promote their latest album by infiltrating all forms of mainstream media and somebody in the band must have realized that Angry Birds is a thing so why should it be left out? That is, presumably, how the world came to see Green Day members immortalized as gree ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Gothic Council: I See A Symphony And I Want To Paint it Black

    VNV Nation is coming, and even though we'll have to endure endless bitching about how VNV Nation isn't goth every single goth we know will be there. Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson put on fantastic shows, release brilliant albums, and just all-around enlighten and amaze audiences wherever they go. K ... More >>

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    December 26, 2011

    The Top 10 Hard Rock and Metal Guitarists of the '80s

    Yes, yes, shred until you bleed!​Well, it's the day after Christmas and many of you probably have some holiday blues. Maybe you had a rough Christmas. Maybe your family is making you crazy. Maybe you didn't get that brand new navel ring you wanted or perhaps you filled up on so much food and e ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Last Night: Yngwie Malmsteen At House Of Blues

    Photos by Matthew Keever​Two months ago, if someone were to ask us about Yngwie Malmsteen, Aftermath would have most likely responded, "Gesundheit," and continued about our day. Yngwie who? Yngwie fucking Malmsteen, that's who! (We saw this very phrase on a shirt at the merch booth.) Flippin ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Dio Disciples Keep Ronnie James' Metal Flame Alive

    When Ronnie James Dio succumbed to stomach cancer in May 2010 (some reports say it occurred here at M.D. Anderson), heavy metal lost its arguably greatest voice. And with a career spanning decades in bands like Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and his own Dio, he left a lot of material to ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Upcoming: Black Star, DMX, Hank3, Roky Erickson, Skrillex, Etc.

    ​"3 Guitar Heroes" With Leslie West, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth: Sat., Nov. 5. House of Blues. Appleseed Cast: Sun., Aug. 21. Fitzgerald's. Ana Egge: Tue., Aug. 23. Continental Club. Bellamy Brothers: Fri., Sept. 16. Cypress Saloon. Black Star: Thu., Sept. 8. House of Blues. The Chop ... More >>

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    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Yngwie and Ozzy: Nothing Beats Your First Concert

    Yeah, I said it.​"How long will it be before I get my hearing back?" My girlfriend Cathy's 12-year-old niece, Jade, asked me that question Monday night after the final strains of "Paranoid" had finished reflecting off the walls of the Toyota Center. "It will probably be a couple days," I said ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Eight Memorable Frank Frazetta Album Covers

    ‚Äč No man has ever been more able to make pure bad-assery out of ink and canvas than Frank Frazetta. In fact, Rocks Off's initial attraction to his wife owes much to his obsession with Frazetta's pale, almond-eyed, raven-haired heroine in his painting "At the Earth's Core." The 82-year-old artist w ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Solid State: Houston's SXSW Class of '10

    Houston's SXSW Class of '10 is as diverse as the Bayou City.

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    August 26, 2009

    Jimi Hendrix Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (P.S. John Mayer Still Sucks)

    This week marks the 39th anniversary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which is famous for a couple of reasons. First, it was such a financial disaster it put the kibosh on any further Wight fesivals for the next 32 years. Second, and more importantly, it marked the penultimate performance of one ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Music's Ickiest of the Icky, Circa 2008

    Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

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    June 30, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    November 30, 2006

    A Blighted Slough of Smells, Steel and Chemicals

    Touring bands sound off on Houston

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    March 3, 2005
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    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

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    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

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    April 8, 2004

    Embrace the Darkness

    Forget the hype and the backlash -- listening to Permission to Land is the key

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    March 4, 2004

    Yngwie Malmsteen

    Friday, March 5

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    January 8, 2004

    Bastard Sons of Brian Eno

    Ambient music lives on in the Bliss Out series

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    April 13, 2000

    Six Strings Under

    Unlike many of his rock guitar god peers, Joe Satriani has yet to flee to audiences overseas

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    February 16, 1995
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