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  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Backstreet Boys at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8/31/13

    Backstreet Boys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 31, 2013 The title of this article could be a lot of things, but none of them would be more fitting than one that read, "How the Backstreet Boys changed the mind of a former 'N Sync fan." And really, nobody is more surprised by that than me. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    That's a Big Twinkie: A Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

    The last shipment of Hostess Twinkies was supposedly delivered last Tuesday, as Hostess indeed filed for bankruptcy. Twinkies were also linked to great destructive forces in the movie Ghostbusters. This all falls very close to December 21, which marks the end of the Mayan Mesoamerican Long Count C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    The Top 5 Artists Written Off By "Serious Music Listeners"

    One of the weirdest things to happen in music in 2012 was the revelation that Ke$ha might be, gasp, a talented singer with ambitions beyond brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels. I'm pretty sure when she debuted in 2009, none of us "serious music listeners" appreciated anything about her. I mean, she ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Last Night: One Direction at The Woodlands

    One Direction Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 24, 2012 Ahh! OMG... Eek! I love you guys! Now repeat that a million times and it will somewhat sum up Sunday night's show. Along with my little sister, I arrived to the sold-out show in astonishment. I did not expect to witness what I saw: Handma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    I Need More Spotify! App to Offer Streaming Radio Service

    We've already talked about how Houston absolutely loves One Direction, Carly Rae Jepsen and Gotye, that somewhat fun, catchy pop music that the regular radio stations play ad nauseum according to Spotify. Now the service is adding one more feature to it's already growing stature -- and it might kick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Best Fathers Day Gift: 24 Hours Without Dubstep

    This Sunday is a big day. For our dads, that is. It's Fathers Day, and whether we have daddy issues or not, we have to admit that we children put their dads through a lot. They helped change our diapers (hopefully, if not poor mom), they killed spiders for us (my dad still does), but best of all, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Five Good Reasons to Start Backing Up Your Computer Now

    Back in the late '90s when a young Justin Timberlake was touring the world with 'N Sync and people still hadn't abbreviated "electronic" mail, a funny thing happened to me -- and by funny, I really mean horrifying. I had just installed a software update on my Bondi Blue iMac and was restarting when. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Remember Max Headroom?: Creepy And Stupid Christmas Videos From Holidays Past And Present

    ​Yeah! It's almost Christmas! With each minute we are all one step closer to the day when we can stop posting lists about things pertaining to the holiday. Seriously, by the second week in December you almost type "Christmas" instead of your own name sometimes, and your brain atrophies wheneve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Xmas Type Thing: Scott Weiland's Holiday Album Doesn't Suck

    ​One of the most unwholesome things Rocks Off can think of is a Scott Weiland Christmas album, so when it was announced a few months back with the promo photo of a dapper Weiland - skull ring, tattoos, blue eyes, roguish grin - we were worried. Today, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year droppe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Who Are You? Songs Commonly Attributed To The Wrong Artists

    ​Last week, after the tragic, alcohol-fueled passing of Jackass hero Ryan Dunn, Rocks Off at Taco Cabana wearing a promotional shirt for The Hangover II that we stole borrowed from the office here at the Press. As we were loading our hands with condiment containers, a guy came up to us and sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Top 20 Despised, Yet Wildly Popular, Bands And Musicians

    Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed (above), stops at House of Blues tonight on his current acoustic tour. More than likely you have already clicked off this blog, or at least already gone on auto-pilot to call him a fuck-ass in the comments section. We'll wait a sec for you to come back. OK, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Diddy's Top Five WTF Videos

    ​Sean Combs Sean "Puffy" Combs Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy is coming to Warehouse Live on May 12 on his "Diddy Dirty Money Tour," behind his newest album, Last Train To Paris. The prolific businessman, producer, and rapper is embarking on one of his very, very scarce tours. We aren't too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Top 10 Super Bowl Halftime Shows

    idontlikeyouinthatway.com​This Sunday, Rocks Off will be live-blogging and tweeting this year's Super Bowl halftime show, which will feature noted scholars The Black Eyed Peas. We are diligently studying the entire BEP canon and that of all of their solo members, like the dedicated pop histori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    The Ten Worst Songs About Cowboys

    ​Sunday at noon, the Dallas Cowboys and our own Houston Texans face off at Reliant Stadium. The Texans are 2-0 and the Cowboys have not won one game at all this year. The Texans have won two games, and the Cowboys do not have any wins. At all. Understandably, spirits are high this week on bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    FAIL: Creed, Ice-T, Liam Gallagher

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Creed Doesn't Get It, Guys: You know how some people just never seem to get the message, no matter how obvious you're being? Even if that message is "I hate your guts"? Not surprisingly, Creed are those guys. You remember Creed: four tribal-tattooed pu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    KISS Off

    The makeup-clad rockers may be hilarious, but they're hardly metal.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Rocks Off's Brother Once Stepped in Human Shit at a U2 Show... Got a Better Astrodome Story?

    Smash Mouth had just finished playing, and not coincidentally, Rocks Off's brother John had just returned from a trip to the bathroom. It was November 1997, and we were watching the stagehands putting the finishing touches on U2's ginormous set in the Astrodome. The Irish rockers were touring behin ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers

    The hidden agenda of Hannah Montana

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2007

    Lance Bass’s Gay Odyssey

    Out of Sync, the new memoir from former 'N Sync member, failed cosmonaut and gay American Lance Bass, came out last week. (It's surprisingly good.) Over the phone from New York, where he's living while starring as Corny Collins in the Broadway musical Hairspray, speaking in a slight Southern twang, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2007
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    June 15, 2006

    Double Vision

    Jess and Lisa Origliasso give teen pop a harmonic jolt as the Veronicas

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Can't Touch the MMMBop

    A new boxed set excavates the '90s

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    Windows of the Seoul

    Getting to know South Korea through music videos

  • Music

    June 17, 2004
  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    The Right Stuff

    Theater LaB Houston strings up boy bands in Boy Groove

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Basement Jaxx

    Kish Kash (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Dining

    March 20, 2003

    Dinner and Darts

    The Rivendell Bar & Grille

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    New Bands from Old

    Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Clipse

    Lord Willin' (Star Trak/Arista)

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Money Mark

    Change Is Coming (Emperor Norton Records)

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Small World

    Radio Disney provides a safe haven for little ears, and guilty pleasures for the rest of us

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Calendar

    September 6, 2001

    Salman Fury

    Salman Rushdie lashes out at his favorite targets in Fury

  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Playbill

    Lucky Boys Confusion

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Hitting the Charts

    Better read the fine print when the Chronicle does a chart

  • Music

    June 7, 2001

    Tall Poppy

    Bob Schneider goes nationwide without the - gasp! - approval of Austin's hipsters

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Spin Control

    Rice University's slow, systematic makeover of KTRU is just the latest example of a college determined to pattern itself after corporate America

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Rave Rules

    No one over 25 should be in attendance, but if you are, here's the game plan

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    A Newer, Hipper Gospel

    Yolanda Adams gives us gospel with R&B grooves

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Rotation

    Mudhoney March to Fuzz

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Fresh Princess

    Tatyana Ali's back, all right, along with more face stars than you can shake a booty at

  • Calendar

    February 18, 1999

    Night & Day

    February 18 - 24, 1999

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