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The Ballad Of Beans Barton, Captain Beefheart And Stomach Pump Ruland

9 years ago by William Michael Smith
Lonesome, Onry and Mean likes us some Beans Barton and the Bi-Peds. Loves us some. No act in town comes close to the joyous pandemonium of one of the Bi-Peds' performance-art sets at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar. Belly dancers, children, hippies, hula-hoopers, and other weirdos - in both the band...
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Houston Acts You Should Probably See ASAP

5 years ago by William Michael Smith
Note: Because there ain't a whole lot else going on, today Rocks Off is revisiting some of our favorite stories of 2014. Happy Holidays! The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe...
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10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

5 years ago by William Michael Smith
The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad...
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The Wizard of Weird

22 years ago by Hobart Rowland
Though it may be true that all the world is a stage, Dale Barton doesn't particularly come across as someone whose universe revolves around performing on it. Or at least that appears to be the case on this muggy late-October morning, as the T-shirt- and sweats-clad Barton lowers himself gingerly...
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Houston Has a Great Music Scene. Just Keep the Musicians In and Hipsters Out.

6 years ago by Houston Press
Recently Rocks Off asked our writers if Houston could ever have a "great" music scene,whatever that means. The answers were so wide-ranging we had to divide them among several posts. I want to preface this by saying that I am in love with Houston's music scene, and think it already...
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Captain Beefheart, Houston Misses You

9 years ago by Chris Gray
"An electric guitar attracts Beelzebub..." Today's comment of the day comes to us from Friday afternoon's announcement that artist and avant-garde rocker Captain Beefheart, aka Don Van Vliet, had passed away in Southern California at age 69. radiocitizen: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Rocks Off isn't surprised the news of Beefheart's death provoked such...
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Ranch Style Beans

9 years ago by William Michael Smith
While he remains largely anonymous after 25-plus years on the Houston art/music scene, Dale "Beans" Barton is, for those who have encountered his wacky, frenetic performance-art shows, a local icon and people's hero. From the multi-layered costumes he peels off during his shows as his character changes, to the painting...
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25 More Legendary Houston Music Venues

6 years ago by Houston Press
When Rocks Off published our choices for "Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues" back in July, we knew all along there would be a Part 2. We just didn't know how many were left. Today, after excavating the memories of 25 more, we're still probably not done. Please let us...
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Still Howlin'

19 years ago by John Nova Lomax
"Omar" Kent Dykes felt the blues once. At a Mississippi VFW hall more than a quarter of a century ago, a teenage Dykes was performing with his band, all dressed in the appropriate gear -- white turtleneck and black sport coat -- when a big, drunk bruiser stomped in. The...

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