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    October 2, 2013

    Meet Memphis Ambassador John Paul Keith, Sharpest Pen Around

    Writer, rocker, and raconteur John Paul Keith swings into Houston Saturday night after a long absence. He's touring behind his latest release on Big Legal Mess Records, Memphis Circa 3AM. American Songwriter has been streaming the album for several weeks, and Rocks Off can't get it off our daily lis ... More >>

  • Music

    May 16, 2013

    Lights, Camera, Headaches

    The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.

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    March 5, 2013

    Here's the Lowdown: The Boz Scaggs Interview, Part 1

    From his earliest records and concerts to his most recent discs and tours with buddies Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen as the Dukes of September, Boz Scaggs has always shown a reverence for music history. That's especially true for the old blues and R&B tunes he'd hear wafting over the airwaves fr ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Last Night: Kool A.D., Fat Tony & Chingo Bling at Fitzgerald's

    Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Chingo Bling, Franchise n Yung, Amber London Fitzgerald's August 14, 2012 Call it Underground Rap, or Alt-Rap, or Underground Alt-Rap, but whatever the fuck you call it, these guys won't really care. They are making music, spitting rhymes, touring the country, and having the ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 7

    Three former Houstonians who have been included in the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Country Music defy all odds. To call Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett, or Steve Earle a "country songwriter" or a "country singer" is the grossest simplification. All three have a huge streak of the folk traditi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Distant Early Warning: Al Green, Balaclavas, Built To Spill, Gladys Knight, Los Campesinos!

    ​Al Green: Fri., April 27. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Balaclavas, Black Congress, Psychic Palms: Fri., Jan. 13. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. Ben Kweller: Thu., April 19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Brandi Carlile: Wed., Feb. 8. House of Blues, 1204 Carolin ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2011

    Entitled to What?

    The Ochoas are hardworking, taxpaying U.S. citizens who have taught their kids English. Why, they ask, should they be penalized for that?

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    Redistricting GOP Was "Very, Very Clever" in Limiting Minorities' Voting Power, Expert Testifies

    Richard Murray talks of the GOP, blacks and the Tea Party.​Republicans found "very, very clever ways" to minimize minority voting opportunities in new Congressional and House maps passing in June, University of Houston professor Richard Murray told a three-judge panel during the redistricting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Saturday Night: Sade & John Legend At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Sade, John Legend Toyota Center July 23, 2011 See more smooth operation from Sade & John Legend in our slideshow. As word of Amy Winehouse's death spread across the Internet Saturday, another British soul singer was preparing to perform in Houston for the first time in ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Heroic Iraqi Refugee On His Deathbed As Family Struggles to Obtain Temporary Visas to Be At His Side

    Photo courtesy of Dario Lipovac​Houston's Iraqi refugee community is saying a painful goodbye to one of its most valued members. Now Marwan Hamza's friends are scrambling to help his family do the same. Hamza, 22, is on his deathbed at Memorial Herman hospital after crashing his car earlie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Aftermath: David Byrne at Jones Hall

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty David Byrne knows about living in the moment. The white-haired former Talking Heads frontman and unofficial U.S. ambassador for Third World pop, whose hair was as white as his (and his band's) wardrobe, was a genial host at Jones Hall Monday night. "It's nice to be in Mr. Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2009

    Flannel File: The Descendents

    One hot morning in August of 1997, my little brother and I hopped on MARTA (Mom wouldn't let me use the car) and moseyed on down to the Lakewood Fairgrounds in Atlanta for the third-ever Warped Tour. Should the writer of a column about experimental music be ashamed of having gone to the Warped Tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Darius Rucker at RodeoHouston

    Photos by Craig HlavatyAftermath always wondered what it was like to not be known to the public by your birth name, but by the name of your band. In the beginning, some club owners thought that David Lee Roth's name was Van Halen. I'm sure somewhere along the line Ian Anderson was called Jethr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Sole of Houston: Airport Drive, The Finale (Including Unwanted Puke)

    And here is the final installment of David Beebe and John Lomax's 20-plus mile hike from Intercontinental Airport to Spanish Flowers restaurant. Part one is here and part two is here.David Beebe's accounts of the same hike are here and here.Airline's furthest reaches are lined by sprawling and run-d ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

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    November 5, 2008
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    October 28, 2008
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    April 20, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect

    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Music

    April 13, 2006

    True Aim, Blue Flame

    How Elvis Costello turned his eclectic nature into career gold

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    Crossing Lines

    A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • News

    May 6, 2004
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    April 29, 2004

    All for One

    A pair of ace session men join up and call forth the Soul of John Black

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Houston's sweet-and-sour inaugural

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Godspell

    Three hundred people from Austin quit their jobs, sold their homes and moved 175 miles to Alvin to start a new church — called by the Holy Spirit in the form of the Reverend Dana Carson

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Herding Cats in District 5

    An effort to sort out black council candidates backfires

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    A Change Gonna Come

    Calvin Richardson steeps deeper in the neo-soul stew on his second album

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    W.C. Clark

    Friday, June 14

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Robert Cray

    Shoulda Been Home (Rykodisc)

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    Sumpin' Filthy

    Local punker/chef Filthy McNasty is the Ginuwine article

  • Culture

    June 1, 2000

    Stalker Fiction

    Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real - and really angry.

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Gospel According to Matthew

    The Good Lord Willing, Songwriter Matthew Levine Plans to Spread the word of Baha'i

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
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    November 6, 1997
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    July 24, 1997
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    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    What's Driving Miss Shelia?

    With her frenetic grandstanding, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has irritated her staff, her colleagues, and even the president. she says she speaks for her constituents. But will anyone listen?

  • Music

    February 13, 1997
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    December 28, 1995

    After him, the deluge

    Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Party Pooper

    The Democratic chairman takes a power struggle personally

  • News

    August 3, 1995

    Helpless Hands

    GCCS was supposed to help the poor. But after letting $15 million in anti-poverty funds slip away, the question is whether it can help anyone -- even itself.

  • Music

    July 27, 1995

    Blowed Up Real Good

    Hootie gets big while keeping its eyes on the small stuff

  • Music

    May 11, 1995

    In Their Own Time

    How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

  • Music

    March 30, 1995
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    December 22, 1994

    BOSS Hall

    As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.

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