Bob Ruggiero

Bob Ruggiero

Bob has been writing about music, books, and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well.

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  • 1 month ago | Concerts

    Susan Tedeschi talks about her mega-band, avoiding floods, and co-parenting rock and roll kids.

  • 8 years ago

    While some musicians' side projects are one-off wanderings, others just take a little time to come around again. That would be the case with The Knitters, the country/Americana offshoot group with John Doe, Exene Cervenka and D.J. Bonebrake, all o...

  • 8 years ago

    It's always an odd thing for a band—and its fans—if it eventually breaks through to a wider audience. No musician embarks on a career just to be a cult favorite, but "early" fans always take a certain caustic pride of ownership, in bei...

  • 8 years ago

    It seems only appropriate that the Crowes' album of new material, After the Freeze..., was recorded live in front of a select group of fans at ex-Band member Levon Helm's barn/studio in rural Woodstock, New York. That's because this effort may be ...

  • 9 years ago

    Minnesota's Jayhawks—co-led by singer-songwriters/guitarists Gary Louris and Mark Olson—were one of the finest bands to come out of the No Depression movement, carried aloft by the duo's trademark rough-hewn high harmonies. So when Ols...

  • 9 years ago

    On Warpaint, the band's first studio release since re-forming in 2005, the Black Crowes show how a little time off can work wonders. The album continues to improve the band's winning brand of Southern-fried power blues-rock, as opener "Goodbye Dau...

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