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Aladdin Sane

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores 2014

    It's true, Rocks Off brought you a very similar list of Houston's best record stores almost a year ago. But times change, people come and go, and information falls out of date. Mostly, there are probably tens of thousands of new Houstonians now who weren't here in February 2013, and might like to kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    The 10 Most Bizarre David Bowie-Themed Items on Etsy

    Somehow I became an expert in messed-up offerings on Etsy at this job, and today I'm hear to show you what dedicated, and slightly lunatic, fans of the Thin White Duke are handmaking just for you. Necklace It's not that this necklace is bad, necessarily. The setting is nice and the quote from Labyr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    David Bowie By the Threes: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part 1

    David Bowie's career has been one filled with unparalleled changes, and no, that's not a pun on his hit song. The man has literally undergone so many career diversions and redirections that it's almost impossible to keep up with where he has been at any one point in time. Rewind: 2013 RULES: David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ramblin' Chase Hamblin, the Man Who Will Be Paid

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 in there too. Who? Who? The very idea that I even have to tell you who Chase Hamblin is makes me fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Screwed Up Eyes And Screwed Down Hairdo: David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Turns Forty

    David Bowie's space-hippie, proto-punk, peace freak, interstellar rock 'n roll ambassador Ziggy Stardust character debuted 40 years ago today in London at a gig at the Toby Jug pub. The rail-thin Bowie, resplendent in dyed red hair, androgynous clothing, and a beat mixing The Velvet Underground, The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Ground Control To Major Tom: Happy Birthday "Space Oddity"

    On this day in 1969, David Bowie released what would arguably become his (first) calling-card track, "Space Oddity." The version you see and hear above is one that the world would briefly know (we found it in promo reel Love You Till Tuesday) before he became the Bowie that we all know and love. ... 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

    April 13, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Ten Musicians I Want to Have Sex With Less Than Lady Gaga

    ‚ÄčI understand Lady Gaga's declaration of celibacy last month was something of a big deal, if only because most of us have a hard time believing everyone in the music business isn't vigorously fellating each other on those off days when they're not sacrificing puppies to Clear Channel or auto-tunin ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Rock Star 101

    Panic in Detroit learned to play before they learned to party

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