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    Jill Scott

    Nearly a decade ago, Jill Scott's debut album asked Who Is Jill Scott? The answer to that question just keeps evolving. Not only is Scott a Grammy-winning R&B singer who has easily transcended the neo-soul movement she helped establish, she's segued...

    by Dan Leroy on July 3, 2008
  • Dethklok



    Cartoon Network's Metalocalypse series launched in 2006 with a simple but esoteric premise: What if the planet's most popular band was an extreme-metal group that actually lived in a world filled with the guts and gore that the genre's musicians (us...

    by D.X. Ferris on July 3, 2008
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    With her bohemian-friendly lineage and Rolling Stones sleaze-rock tendencies, RTX's Jennifer Herrema offered androgynous boy-girls the chance to borrow her balls for half an hour or so on last year's Western Xterminator. Starting things off with the...

    by Nicholas L. Hall on July 3, 2008
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    The 2008 Vans Warped Tour, with Angels & Airwaves

    For guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, abandoning the multiplatinum, permanent pop-punk prom that was Blink-182 for his own brainchild, Angels & Airwaves, is like attempting a promotion from the Monkees to U2. DeLonge (alongside three lesser punk-lite ...

    by Rogers, Paul on July 3, 2008
  • Coldplay: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends


    Coldplay: Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends

    On Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, Coldplay's fourth album, producer Brian Eno attempts to use the same formula that worked for U2 by freshening up Coldplay's reliable brand of emotive lyricism and comforting melodies with his signature a...

    by Lily Moayeri on July 3, 2008
  • Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues


    Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues

    Did music really use to be less complicated, or does it just seem that way? Maybe it's just that life used to be less complicated, and music is simply a mirror of its times. Or something like that. Whatever the case, Two Men with the Blues was recor...

    by Chris Gray on July 3, 2008
  • Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven


    Los Lonely Boys: Forgiven

    This trio of San Angelo-born brothers and their professed brand of "Texican Rock and Roll" have always shown great promise. After the sophomore letdown of 2006's Sacred, Forgiven returns them to the level of 2004 debut Los Lonely Boys. But it still ...

    by Bob Ruggiero on July 3, 2008
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    The Most Demanding Songs in Rock History

    ABBA: Not safe for microwave use. While doing some research for an ink-and-paper Press article, I stumbled across the Arrow's song library, which is full of both surprises and songs the station never, ever, ever plays. (That I've heard, anyway.) It...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 20, 2008 @ 1:52 pm
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    Slideshow: Listening Party for Bun B's II Trill

    Houston's hip-hop community was at its most fly at Bun B's II Trill listening party last night at the Galleria Louis Vuitton. Slim Thug, Chamillionaire, several members of the Prince family, TV Johnny Dang and Golden State Warrior swingman (and Por...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 20, 2008 @ 1:46 pm
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    The Wayback Machine: Five, Ten and 15 Years Ago in Houston Music

    15 years ago in Houston music: Global Village performed at Party on the Plaza...War was declared at Rockefeller's, with the L.A. funksters basking in many a rap sample at the time...Sting was at The Woodlands and Carolyn Wonderland was at World Bait ...

    @ Rocks Off by John Nova Lomax on May 19, 2008 @ 1:54 pm
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    Last Call: Les Femmes de la Nuit

    We've just loaded up a slideshow of images from the last night of the all-female DJ event. -- KP

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 19, 2008 @ 10:46 am
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    Saturday Night: Radiohead in the Woodlands

    Check out our slideshow of Radiohead in the Woodlands... Radiohead May 17, 2008 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Better Than: Mindlessly spending the economic stimulus check Dubya so graciously decided to give back to us. Download: The origina...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 19, 2008 @ 9:59 am
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    Weekend Music: Setting Things Straight

    Apologies to Houston's esteemed Bright Men of Learning for my ongoing cluelessness; I plan on seeking help just as soon as I have health insurance again. Here's the deal: I have now reported twice that the Men - part of an excellent, twangish, 75% ...

    @ Rocks Off by John Nova Lomax on May 16, 2008 @ 5:33 pm
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    10 Great Moments in White Rap History

    In honor of Northern State's appearance at Warehouse Live, Houstoned Rocks is proud to present 10 of the dorkiest and funniest moments in the history of melanin-challenged rap: 1. Here's a dorky guy who can impersonate LL Cool J, Mystikal and Digit...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 16, 2008 @ 1:11 pm
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    Beards of a Feather: Rick Rubin to helm ZZ Top session

    That's what is going through the rumor mill. The Web site Anti-Music quotes Billy Gibbons thusly: "We just inked a deal with Rick Rubin that will be announced shortly. And I'm sure he's got plans to make way to drag us off the touring trail back i...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 16, 2008 @ 12:25 pm
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    If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On

    Now Denny's, having grown fat on bands' per diems for generations, wants a few lucky bands to grow fat in return. It's sponsoring a new promotional campaign called Denny's All Nighter, where visitors to the Web site can choose which bands Denny's wil...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 16, 2008 @ 11:47 am
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    Review: Rockferry, by Duffy

    Artist: Duffy Release Date: 5/13/08 Does the world need another Amy Winehouse? If the answer is yes, then Duffy will suffice. On Rockferry, the Welsh songstress follows the Winehouse trend of mixing neo- soul with glossy production; the outcome is ...

    @ Rocks Off by Linda Leseman on May 16, 2008 @ 11:40 am
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    Playbill: Corb Lund and Hayes Carll at Dosey Doe

    Carll and Lund, who was voted the best unsigned act in Nashville by our sister paper Nashville Scene in 2007, have been traveling in tandem off and on for a couple of years now in a cross-pollinating audience-building effort, with Lund playing shows ...

    @ Rocks Off by William Michael Smith on May 16, 2008 @ 11:15 am
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    Tonight: Paul Thorn at the Mucky Duck

    Little birdies on the Internet told me that Paul Thorn, who is appearing tonight at the Mucky Duck, puts on a legendary, soul-cleansing, mind-blowing, ass-kicking live show. Judge for yourself after the jump... Of course you could just go ...

    @ Rocks Off by John Nova Lomax on May 15, 2008 @ 5:31 pm
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    This Just In: Cave Singers Cancel

    After Cat Power's doctor-ordered cancellation of her Warehouse Live show (now scheduled to be made up in October), Houston's run of bad luck with indie-folk performers continues. According to Ryan Chavez of Houston promoters Super Unison, Seattle-b...

    @ Rocks Off by Houston Press on May 14, 2008 @ 4:52 pm
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