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ABBA

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Five Couples Who Clicked Onstage After Breaking Up

    Divorce is a strange and difficult thing. Nobody goes into a marriage expecting to ever have to get divorced. But what do you do when things don't work out, you get divorced, and yet your primary source of income and your creative outlet is inextricably tied to your former partner/spouse? In the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2013

    What Was Your First Favorite Song?

    Two of the last shows I have covered for Rocks Off, Elton John and George Strait, had set lists full of classic songs that I have been humming and tapping my toes to since I can remember. With careers with such longevity, both artists have touched generations, with their music getting passed on to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Justin, Selena and Music's Top 10 Heartbreaking Split-Ups

    By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    This Week In New Houston Rap: Dante Higgins, hasHBrown, Hollywood FLOSS

    It's almost Thanksgiving time. Election season has ended, and your bellies and ears are itching to pull in more new music before the end of the year. Frankly, Houston's rap contingent has been putting out mixtapes and singles to the point where if you happen to sleep one day, you might miss six of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    5 Bands That Thankfully Still Aren't Getting Back Together

    With all the bands reuniting these days, it's hard to say anything is forever in the world of music. Bands are even getting smart and putting themselves on "indefinite hiatus" rather than actually "breaking up." See, they're just going away for a while. A "break up" would be too much of a commitment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Musical "Holograms" We Don't Want To See Anytime Soon (OK, Yes We Do)

    A lot has been made about the Tupac "hologram" at Coachella. First off, it's not really a hologram as much as it is CGI "magic" and it's nothing new, seeing that they have been doing it Japan for a few years now. But they do lots of things in Japan. It's even to get swept up in the madness because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Decoding Newt Gingrich Based on His Known Musical Tastes

    The digital revolution is slowly killing our favorite form of amateur psychoanalysis. We've all gone through someone's CD collection at some point when they weren't in the room, and from the albums we found we were able to deduce something about their personality. Now, we don't even have a CD shelf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Mamma Mia! 10 Amazing Facts About ABBA

    Hells yeah, Benny, get after it dawg! ​Yeah, we know. The last few weeks, all of these facts blogs have been on cool, big-balled rock bands like the Doors, Queen, KISS and Led Zeppelin - your basic meat-and-potatos groups you get into from listening to too much classic-rock radio with your par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Leaking 2011 Lineup On Turntable.fm

    ​After leaking artists including Okkervil River, Odd Future, X and - most people believe - Slayer, Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest has officially begun announcing its 2011 lineup via the brand-new file-sharing/social-media hybrid Turntable FM. Fun Fun Fun began streaming songs from this year's arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    KMAG, These Are Our Favorite Four-Letter Bands

    AC/DC: The Only Four-Letter Band That Matters​The other day while we were tooling around with a collection of music we had inherited from some family members that had passed away, we realized that of all the compact discs that we had in the box, the Miles Davis, the Ravi Shankar box set, the T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    (Not The) Royal Wedding Playlist

    ​Planning a wedding is a real pain in the ass. Rocks Off knows, because we (and our fiancée) were forced by geographic and financial issues to do 99 percent of the legwork for our own nuptials. There's the usual stuff like reception location, whether you're going to make up your own vows, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Last Night Scissor Sisters At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Scissor Sisters Warehouse Live April 4, 2011 Check out our slideshow. There are few bands that make Rocks Off grin like an idiot, and last night we officially added the Scissors Sisters to that short list. For the next few days we will probably be lamenting that we di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Xmas Smackdown: "Born To Die" Vs. "Christmas Shoes"

    The "Born to Die" in question is not on this album. Still a cool cover.​Christians love death at Christmas time. These two Christmas songs deal in the kind of mortality that is only hinted at in "Frosty The Snowman." He dies when the snow melts, but ominously proclaims that "he will be back so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Exes On Tour: White Stripes, ABBA, Lindsey & Stevie...

    ​We're all familiar with the credo against intra-office dating, often crudely expressed as "Don't shit where you eat." Most of us subscribe to it, knowing the potential drama it could ensue. "How will this affect my work," we wonder. "What happens if we break up?" But all's fair in love and ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    FAIL: ABBA, Animal Collective, Diddy, Pete Doherty

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Hooray! Now Your Feet Are Boring, Too!: A clothing designer called Keep took a whole bunch of ecstasy (probably) and then invited Animal Collective's Avery Tare to design some shoes for them. By "design," we of course mean "scribble on some plain beige ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    The 15 Most Annoying Ringtones You Can Get

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​It's not good enough for a phone to simply ring anymore. Your phone's ring must say something about you, become an expression of your unique individuality, or, failing that, let everyone around you know that you really, really like that OutKast song that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    A Royal ABBA Salute And Other Scandinavian Musical Delights

    Photos by Brittanie SheyThe Royal Band outside Stockholm Palace​Välkommen from Scandinavia! More specifically, Gothenburg, Sweden, the country's "second city" and home to some of Rocks Off's favorite bands from recent years, including El Perro Del Mar, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives and The Knif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Campaign Shocker: Rick Perry (All But) Admits He's Gay

    Maybe we spoke too soon with that pre-bituary of Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial hopes.Because we just don't know how Texans are going to cotton to the fact that their governor appears to be an ABBA fan.Rick Perry's campaign has released a new video entitled "Earmark Queen," which is all about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inducts Stooges; Rocks Off Team Member Faints In Disbelief

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its Class of 2010 inductees Tuesday. Somehow, Jann Wenner and his cronies even managed to induct an actual rock band this year: streetwalkin' Detroit cheetahs Iggy & the Stooges - who, according to RRHOF rules (25 years after an artist's first recording ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Forget Octomom & Kate Plus Eight: Here's Five Bad Moms From The Movies

    You know that we as a society have plunged irretrievably into the abyss when Nadya Suleman, a pathological baby machine with a nickname like a Marvel Comics supervillain, can criticize famed TV harpy Kate Gosselin for being "exploitative" and "superficial." Fortunately, neither of these real-life m ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    Muriel’s Wedding

    Web exclusive!

  • Music

    October 30, 2008

    Music's Ickiest of the Icky, Circa 2008

    Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

  • Film

    July 17, 2008

    Mamma Mia! drains the fun out of ABBA

    Thank you for the music, but your movie's kinda drab.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Tonight: At the Gates at Warehouse Live

    Think of Swedish music, and it's usually ridonkulously catchy pop artists like ABBA, Roxette and Robyn that come to mind, not bonecrushing death metal, right? Yes, but... turns out in Europe's land of the midnight sun, death metal is no longer the sole province of Norwegians. It hasn't been since 19 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Mamma Mia!

    You can dance, you can jive, you can…you get the picture

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    The Rosebuds

    Night of the Furies

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005
  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    ABBA-cadabra

    See that girl, watch that scene: Mamma Mia! conjures up some disco magic

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005
  • Music

    December 2, 2004
  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Culture

    August 5, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    July 22, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Everybody Loves ABBA

    At least that's what the makers of Mamma Mia! are counting on

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003
  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Nicolai Dunger

    Soul Rush (Lakeshore)

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Mate and Match

    Chess gives a dated but dramatic look at cold-war pawns

  • Film

    December 2, 1999

    Into the Line of Fire

    Swede Lasse Hallström steps into America's abortion controversy with The Cider House Rules

  • Film

    March 23, 1995
  • Music

    February 16, 1995
  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Queens of Australia

    Song and dance in the Outback, where guys will be gals

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