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Alanis Morissette

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    July 24, 2014
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    November 14, 2013

    10 '90s Albums That Should Be Broadway Musicals

    It seems Broadway may have a taste for those ironic jagged little '90s pills after all. Here's the thing: Jagged Little Pill, that mega-huge album from our favorite '90s alt-wailer Alanis Morissette, is being adapted for the Broadway stage. As in, they're making the album into a Broadway musical, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Shallow Pool: Adding Musicians (and Silly Theme Songs) to TV's Splash

    As often as I've been complemented on my taste in music, I've been ridiculed for the horrible television programs I sometimes watch. Case in point: my DVR's arteries were recently clogged with episodes of the ABC celebrity competition, Splash. For those who may have missed it, Splash was a taped an ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Last Night: Alanis Morissette at Bayou Music Center

    Alanis Morissette Bayou Music Center October 28, 2012 Alanis Morissette has come a long way since her 1995 breakthrough album, Jagged Little Pill. When recording it, she was pissed off, a bit confused and completely unapologetic about all of it. The album became a rallying cry for young women who w ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    True Blood: Flailing Blindly

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood -- which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. If I had to describe last night's episode in one word it would be ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    You Oughta Know Alanis Morissette Is Coming October 28

    First off, did you know that Alanis Morissette's trillion-selling smash album Jagged Little Pill turned 17 years old this summer? That means that the album itself is old enough to do some of the illicit things mentioned on the album, depending of course on its state of residency. Jagged has sold ... More >>

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    May 15, 2012

    Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

    One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million. Nevertheless, som ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Accidental Karaoke at The Spot on 18th

    The second-worst thing you could do on a first date is schedule that first date at a bar karaoke night. The worst thing you could do on a first date is schedule that first date at a bar karaoke night and sing Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." I will buy anyone who does this a night of free drin ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    May 5, 2011

    What Happened: 20 Lyrical Shots Of Tequila

    "Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down" - actor Lee Marvin (R.I.P.) ​How out of it is Rocks Off after Wednesday night's sublime Arcade Fire show? Even though we've known about it for weeks, it took us until ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Recasting MTV's Daria With Real-Life Musicians

    ​There was once a brighter time in the history of MTV when the network occasionally played interesting animated series and occasionally even music videos. Now, instead of Daria, there's Snooki; instead of Beavis and Butt-Head, there's The Situation and Pauly D. Growing up, Daria (1997-2002) w ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Who Was The Best Female Artist Of The '90s?

    The album that started the whole thing.​Rocks Off Sr. was straightening up our office a few days ago, something that happens like clockwork every time Middle Eastern governments start toppling like dominos. In one of the piles and piles of al fresco CDs, we ran across two of our favorite album ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    Rocks Off has no idea why Mick Jagger might prefer Performance to Ned Kelly.​Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's Ned Kelly, disow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    11 Songs You Shouldn't Sing At The Office Holiday Party

    ​'Tis the season for office Christmas holiday parties. No doubt you have already had yours at work, or are getting ready for one. They all include copious drinking, great food, stolen glances, slurry conversations, "Can ah bum ah cigarette?" and intentional accidental groping. No bonus this ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    6 Songs You Never Want To Hear At Graduation

    ​It must be that time of year again. Seniors are suffering from GTFO Syndrome, and their loved ones are bracing themselves for several hours of obligatory, coma-inducing celebrations of learning known as "commencement." Yes, it's graduation season. Yet it could be worse. Surprisingly enough, there ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    American Idol: That's All, Folks

    Um...really? This was it? This was the best you could do, America?​And so, the ninth season of American Idol comes to a lumbering and terrible end. The show is frequently boring and often aggressive in its desire to force viewers to sit through bad guest performances, but even by the show's ow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Cry Little Sister: A Corey Haim Soundtrack Retrospective

    ​The last time we were visiting our parents in Friendswood, Rocks Off noticed a new DVD version of 1987's The Lost Boys at the sales counter of the local Hollywood Video (which must be one of the last remaining franchises in the Houston area, but we digress). We didn't buy it - it actually hasn't ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

    "A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon ihasahotdog.com​She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Magnolia City Mixtape: Houston's Grammy Haul, A Brown Dog Affair, New York Times Lauds Houston Symphony, And A Bunch of New Music

    Once we realized what she was singing, Rocks Off was hoping Beyonce would include the "Would she go down on you in a theater?" line when the six-time winner sang Alanis Morrissette's "You Oughta Know" at Sunday night's Grammys. She didn't, and she didn't drop the f-bomb either (though she came pret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Twelve Musical Fuck Yous Better Than Gov. Ah-nuld's Coded Message

    ​Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​We admit, we never thought he had it in him, but apparently the Governator is capable of human cleverness - just like all non-cybernetic organisms. That is, if we accept that the acrostic in this veto message here isn't just a coincidence (read the first ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Galveston's Hendley Market Finally Reopens (Kinda) After Ike

    Hendley Market, Galveston's destination shopping place on The Strand for knick-knacks, sweets and other things you never knew you needed, is finally reopening after fixing its Ike damage."We are back in business after getting rid of that bad old Ike hangover," their announcement says.They also note ... More >>

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    April 30, 2009
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    February 17, 2009

    Post-Valentine's Day Relationship Rescue Songs

    So Valentine's Day is over, and you spent all your dough on Cupid swag for that special sweetie, which hopefully bought your way out of the doghouse for the time being. But if not, Casanova, your Rocks Off homies still have your back - provided you have an iTunes account. Sentimentally speaking, wha ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
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    November 20, 2007

    Whither Springsteen?

    As posted on Houstoned Rocks literally moments ago, Live Nation announced today that Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will bring their Magic tour to Houston April 14, 2008. No venue is currently listed for Houston or the April 13 Dallas date, but the other dates on the tour are booked in basket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Middle Age Crazy

    Drenched in Blog has officially turned 50 posts old. If it were a white male, it would be buying a Camaro with its kids’ college fund and getting hair plugs to impress Texans cheerleaders. Basically it would be American Beauty’s Lester Burnham. Over these past two months, I have tried to bring ... More >>

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    May 3, 2007
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    January 12, 2006

    Year of the Concept

    Green Day opens the Idiot-ic floodgates

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Whitney's Dookie Bubble

    Being Bobby Brown is not all fun and games

  • Film

    July 15, 2004

    Just One of Those Biopics

    The songs are immortal, even if Porter pic isn't

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Take This Love and Shove It

    The best X-rated breakup songs

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    Look Back in Anger

    A short-film series plumbs a dark cultural data bank

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Wesley Willis

    Wednesday, April 23

  • Calendar

    August 15, 2002

    Collector's Items

    Local DJs hope to spot some rare vinyl at the Infinite Record Convention

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Hot Pants

    Nikka Costa hangs the moon with punchy soul and low-riding trousers

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Joydrop

    Houston Press Music Awards' featured act

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Dave Matthews Band

    Everyday (RCA Records)

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Public Make-out Place

    The underground parking lot at Compaq Center

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    May 11, 2000
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    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Playbill

    Coming This Week

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    December 3, 1998
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    November 12, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    Hail to the '80s

    A rash of new compilations makes a case for the Me Decade's place in rock history

  • Calendar

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    September 26, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
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    January 4, 1996
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    August 24, 1995

    Bittersweet Pill

    Alanis Morissette has jumped from kiddie crushes to adult angst

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