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  • Bruce Springsteen Finally Coming Back to Houston

    published Feb 10, 2014

    See that photo up there? That's the last decent live photo Rocks Off ran of Bruce Springsteen, and it's from SXSW 2012. Our photos from his Houston shows are so old we don't even want to use them anym... More >>

  • Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014
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    Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

    published Feb 10, 2014

    Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of ... More >>

  • Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove on <em>88 92</em>
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    Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove on 88 92

    published Feb 07, 2014

    One week ago today, Wild Moccasins played an in-store that packed Cactus Music to the gills, performing a brief set from their brand-new sophomore full-length LP 88 92. Afterward, what looked like a c... More >>

  • Soul Stars Charles Bradley, Laura Mvula Lead Early iFest 2014 Names
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    Soul Stars Charles Bradley, Laura Mvula Lead Early iFest 2014 Names

    published Feb 06, 2014

    The Houston International Festival has announced the first confirmed acts for this year's festival, which returns to the freshly renovated Sam Houston Park downtown April 26-27 and May 3-4. This year'... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Anthony, 45 Southbound Man

    published Feb 04, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of
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    A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of

    published Feb 03, 2014

    Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as an international city, a reputation as hard-earned as the millions of dollars that change hands here each day and one that seems to be growing as quic... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Robert Kuhn, the Well-Traveled Islander

    published Jan 28, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Neko Case at House of Blues, 1/26/2014
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    Neko Case at House of Blues, 1/26/2014

    published Jan 27, 2014

    Neko Case, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down House of Blues January 26, 2014 Her fans from other parts of the country will have to have to ask Neko Case what a "Houston Grammy" is sometime. Hopefully she... More >>

  • Let's Meet Our Artopia 2014 Musical Guests
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    Let's Meet Our Artopia 2014 Musical Guests

    published Jan 24, 2014

    We're not going to lie to you: We're pretty excited about tomorrow night's Houston Press Artopia, and we would be even if this paper wasn't the one putting it on. Artopia is coming up on its sixth yea... More >>

  • 10 Silly Predictions for Sunday's Grammy Awards
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    10 Silly Predictions for Sunday's Grammy Awards

    published Jan 24, 2014

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Tyler Newberry, Head Chef in the Songwriters Kitchen

    published Jan 23, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • Don't Stand So Close to Her: Kristine Mills Does Sting

    published Jan 22, 2014

    On the list of post-punk and New Wave bands that borrowed from jazz, the Police are right at the very top. Their songs are full of unconventional time signatures, complex chord arrangements and plenty... More >>

  • Los Lonely Boys' <em>Revelation</em> Is What Really Matters
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    Los Lonely Boys' Revelation Is What Really Matters

    published Jan 21, 2014

    Many fans thought Los Lonely Boys were a lucky band right out of the gate, and they were right. Henry, JoJo and Ringo, the Garza brothers from San Angelo, grew up playing music with their father and h... More >>

  • DJ Sun Re-Launches The Flat as Montrose's Hippest Hang
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    DJ Sun Re-Launches The Flat as Montrose's Hippest Hang

    published Jan 17, 2014

    DJ Sun had already had a pretty great 2013. Last January he released One Hundred, a distillation of his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's top turntablists and soundmakers that many local critics... More >>

  • Texas Women Keep State Respectable in 2014 Pazz & Jop Poll

    published Jan 15, 2014

    To paraphrase Hank Williams Jr., thank God for Texas women. Houston native Beyonce, whose surprise eponymous album was released after many writers had already turned in their 2013 best-of list, and L... More >>

  • Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella
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    Why the Rodeo Is Houston's Coachella

    published Jan 15, 2014

    The past week or so, music news has been dominated by two big announcements: first the 2014 lineup of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in the California desert about three months from now, a... More >>

  • Rip It Out

    published January 16, 2014

    Only in Houston Bagheera: This slick, funky electro-duo has a huge year in store that only starts with a collaboration... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: John Smith, Goodtime Continental Club Manager

    published Jan 14, 2014

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're i... More >>

  • RodeoHouston 2014 Lineup: Reba, Usher, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, FGL, etc.
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    RodeoHouston 2014 Lineup: Reba, Usher, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, FGL, etc.

    published Jan 13, 2014

    Moments ago the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo released its scheduled entertainers for its three-week 2014 run March 4-23 at Reliant Stadium. Heading up the lineup are country A-listers Florida Georgi... More >>

  • Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup
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    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    published Jan 10, 2014

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertain... More >>

  • 17 Houston Acts to Watch Out for This Year
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    17 Houston Acts to Watch Out for This Year

    published Jan 09, 2014

    BAGHEERA This slick, funky electro-duo has a huge year in store that only starts with a collaboration with Twin Shadow hooked up by Red Bull's Sound Select Program. Bagheera's Aidan Kennedy says he's ... More >>

  • 10 Things Country Music Should Write About Besides Trucks
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    10 Things Country Music Should Write About Besides Trucks

    published Jan 06, 2014

    Though it's probably no worse than current pop, rock or hip-hop, you know country music is in sorry shape when someone from Entertainment Weekly goes after it. A few days before Christmas, EW critic G... More >>

  • Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter
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    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    published Jan 06, 2014

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a cen... More >>

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