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Yoko Ono

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Is the Astros Magical Mystery Tour About to Go All Helter Skelter?

    The last true collaboration of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (writing together and harmonizing on vocals) was "I've Got A Feeling" off of "Let It Be," which would turn out to be The Beatles last album. The start of the song's written by McCartney, an ode to the soon to be Linda McCartney. Lennon h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Noise-Rock Lords Melt-Banana Return For a Bruising Round of "fetch"

    Japanese noise-rockers Melt-Banana are a lot of things. Some people say they're crazy, others describe what they do as being in the realm of math-rock and metal. Some think they're closer to Yoko Ono, while others think they skew more towards the lineage of their more mainstream descendents like Ana ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Let's Not Imagine Cloning John Lennon Just Yet

    I grew up watching those 1950s black-and-white sci-fi movies where man creates some terrifying abomination from his wayward attempts at science. It's a story as old as Mary Shelley, but as science evolved the ways we could totally screw ourselves by playing God expanded and grew more frightening. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Rocker Tony Sheridan, One-Time Beatles "Frontman", Dead At 72

    In the realm of mainstream Beatles lore, Tony Sheridan gets largely forgotten. The British singer in fact lead an early incarnation of the band in their Hamburg days, when they were the Silver Beatles, a boozy club act. He played on the same circuit as the boys, and they acted as his backing group a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Janis Joplin at 70: What Might Have Been?

    Janis Joplin would have been 70 years old on Saturday, which means it's been more than 40 years since she died. But even today Joplin's name is practically a household word, thanks to one of the most powerful, emotional, expressive voices in rock history. Of course Joplin was one of the original '6 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 10-6

    Now we're getting into the real works of incredible genius that hit the Web this year, including one of the few major acts I deign to include on these lists (The art of mainstream music video production being all but dead after all). It's a distinctly sexier set of selections than yesterday, so you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Music World Stands Up for Embattled Russian Punks Pussy Riot

    Above: A burka-clad Madonna talks about Pussy Riot to her Moscow audience Rewind: Vladimir Putin: No Pussy Riot on His Watch Free speech is a valued thing in this country. It's why journalists, writers, musicians and artists exist and are able to do what they do. However, in Russia, it seems to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    The Beatles' Rotted Apple Records Ripe for Rediscovery

    Strange Fruit: The Beatles' Apple Records Chrome Dreams, 162 mins., $19.95. While the Beatles' formation of their Apple company had roots in a tax dodge, the foursome really did (at least originally) seek to create a haven where creative types across different genres from art and film and design to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

    One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Joshua Tree: 7 Musicians Who Have Felt The High Desert's Pull

    Twenty-five years ago today, U2 released their paramount record, The Joshua Tree. The record was intended to be a spiritual quest for Bono: A meditative dissection of the "spoiled child" he saw in American culture. Before Bono blessed the area with his humanitarian spirit, however, many other musici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Songs For A Future Generation: Top 10 B-52's Deep Cuts

    The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Who Is Paul McCartney?!: Rocks Off Tells You

    So, it's the day after the Grammys, and you may still be wondering who that "hella old" man with the droopy eyes playing the weird left-handed bass was on the telecast last night. You know, the guy next to the guy from Foo Fighters and that one other ancient-looking man in the tight jeans who looks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Troubled Fantasy: Creepy Wax Figures Of John Lennon

    It's a big week for Beatles fans, which is like saying it's a big week for people who like air and water. Yesterday was John Lennon's 71st birthday, and tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of "Imagine." The Martin Scorsese-directed doc on George Harrison's life, the beyond stellar George Harrison: Livi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Fush Yu Mang: Future Charity Stunts By '90s Has-Beens

    Smash Mouth: "Nobody can eat 50 eggs!"​Today, we learned that Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell will eat 24 eggs, in any style he wants, for a $10,000 donation to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. That's a pretty sweet deal, because we like scrambled eggs with cheese and deviled eggs. And om ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Five Life Lessons From John Lennon's "Lost Weekend"

    ​Rocks Off would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to one of the coolest pop cats out there, Harry Nilsson. Four times out of five, whenever we play the jukebox at Warren's, we put on something from his Greatest Hits - like Martin Scorsese, we usually leave the lime in the coconut and ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    10 Beatles Urban Legends: True Or False?

    ​When you're a band like the Beatles - who first appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show on Feb. 9, 1964, 47 years ago today - tall tales and urban legends spring up all around... mostly because when a band is a worldwide cultural phenomenon, anything can seem possible or even plausible. Some of th ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011

    Half a Century Late

    Benjamin Patterson gets his due as Houston goes avant-garde.

  • News

    November 11, 2010

    Bluefinger

    Catastrophic Theatre stages a rock opera redemption.

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    FAIL: Wyclef Jean, Richard Ashcroft, Mark Wahlberg, iTunes

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Wyclef Jean's Latest Vanity Project: President of Haiti: Wyclef Jean is best known for being the member of the Fugees who quite improbably enjoyed the most solo success. We would have bet on Lauryn Hill, but unfortunately, she went crazy. Crazy may be ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 20, 2010

    Masters of the Universe

    Two artists explore pop culture and space imagery at Art Palace.

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Sexual Napalm: Ill-Advised Rock-Star Hookups, Starring Our Boy John Mayer

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayLike this, John?​John Mayer: He is just fantastic. In a disastrous Playboy interview, Mayer opened up about many things. For example, we discovered that, although some white comedians have successfully worked the "N" word into their jokes, Mayer is not one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry: Michael Jackson Takes Paul McCartney's Advice... In the Douchiest Way Possible

    Great Moments in Douchebaggery is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11, at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Sadly, the duo enjoyed only a very brief period of skipping merrily about together.​In the ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Get Lit: Blues & Chaos: The Music Writings of Robert Palmer

    ​Unfortunately, by the time that Robert Palmer (the writer, not the "Addicted to Love" guy) died from liver failure complications in 1997, his fierce brand of music journalism had been six feet under for years. Palmer was part of a loose cadre of scribes like Cameron Crowe, Greil Marcus, Lester Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists

    ​She Said's music listening habits have become so lazy thanks to the Internet. She can barely bring herself to pay for a full CD any more when there's so much awesome music for free online. She can't even remember the last time she bought a full CD in the concrete, plastic wrap and all. That said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    9 Musicians Tiger Woods Should Have Cheated With Instead of the Women He Did

    Lily Allen: "Here, kitty, kitty..."​When initial word of millionaire golfer Tiger Woods' car accident in front of his home hit the news wires and Twitter the morning of November 27, the world waited with bated breath. None of us quite knew what his condition was or how extensive his injuries were. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    "Imagine" This: What If John Lennon Were Still With Us?

    Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 69th birthday. Just let that sink in for a moment. He was only 40 when he passed away, but in those four decades he did enough to change the world and its inhabitants for pretty much the rest of natural human history - not just in music but also in for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    All the Katy Perry You're Going to Get, Because She Just Canceled Her Show

    Update: Tonight's Katy Perry show at House of Blues has been CANCELED due to Perry's illness, says promoter Live Nation. Perry is expected to announce a make-up date soon, and all tickets for tonight's show, which was itself postponed from March, will be honored. She'll be here eventually, we guess, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008

    Top 10 Most Hated Rappers

    Who made the shit list

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006

    Royal Treatment

    The King of beats holds court

  • News

    March 23, 2006
  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Radio Daze

    One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    April 4, 2002

    This Is It

    Will Kimbrough makes a living making the records he wants

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Up in the Air

    Continental Airlines helps out Lee Brown's re-election campaign

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    Applying a Heavy Wash

    Allison redefines the term "watercolors" for Colquitt gallery owners

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Green Party

    A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't above rocking out

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Revolution in Chrome

    In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Pushing the Envelope

    Sushi via the U.S. mail? Velveeta boxes affixed with stamps? To Beth Jacobs, it's all art.

  • Music

    January 14, 1999
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    May 22, 1997
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    June 20, 1996

    Same Old Waylon

    The most rebellious thing Waylon Jennings has done is not change

  • Film

    July 21, 1994

    Living With Lies

    Cameron and Schwarzenegger take action movies in a new, and interesting, direction

  • Culture

    December 30, 1993

    Celebrity Photographer, Photographer Celebrity

    Talking with Annie Leibovitz about the manufacture of cultural identity and the American dream

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