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Alanis Morissette

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Dear Grammys, We Can Be Friends Again

    Hey there, Grammys -- remember when we broke up with you last year? Well, it seems we've made a mistake. We take it all back. We are back on professionally. So LL Cool J hosted again last night, same as last year, and it turns out he's still boring. But here's the thing: we can still forgive your i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Five Weirdest, Worst Production Choices Famous Musicians Have Made

    When it comes to production, the general heuristic would be that the more money you have, the better production you can buy. That, oddly enough, is not necessarily true. While a lot of the richest and most famous musicians do buy some pretty stellar production from the hottest names in the business, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Lee Greenwood On "God Bless the USA": "I've Sung It at Least 5,000 Times"

    Most people aren't familiar with the album that spawned Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." Released in 1984, You've Got a Good Love Comin' featured cuts written by future Alanis Morrissette hitmaker Glen Ballard, and established country songwriters Wayland Holyfield and Mary Ann Kennedy. The alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    5 More Sudden Awful Musical Marriages We'd Like to See

    Rewind: So Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Are Engaged: How Should You Feel? Boy, that Avril Lavigne/Chad Kroeger engagement announcement came out of left field, huh? Who knows which other terrible music makers are secretly seeing one another right now? Why, it could be anyone! Even... Ke$ha and Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Delta Spirit, GZA, John Legend, Guttermouth, Waka Flocka Flame, Etc.

    Akron/Family: Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $12/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Alanis Morissette: Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston. Balmorhea: Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Blaggards: Sat., Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $10. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Be Pure and Tell the Truth: Our 5 Favorite Musical Buddhists

    Today His Holiness the Dalai Lama turns 77. Although he didn't officially become the temporal head of Tibet until he was 15, he's made the most of 62 years in the position. He's won a Nobel Peace Prize, advocated for his country and countrymen, and amassed more than 4 million Twitter followers. He' ... More >>

  • Film

    June 28, 2012

    The Real Gurl

    A tour doc reveals Katy Perry's essential Katy Perry-ness.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Bill & Ted's Alex Winter Examines Napster's Fall In SXSW Doc Downloaded

    Alex Winter (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Idiot Box) has spent the last decade trying to make a movie about Napster, the revolutionary peer-to-peer filesharing site that changed the music industry forever. Winter met Napster founder Shawn Fanning in 2002 and was instantly energized by the p ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Idol Beat: 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 31, 2010

    Melissa Savcic, Not Jessica Alba But Both Band And Kickboxing Singer-Songwriter

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com.‚ÄčThe other day President Obama* ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    Shawn Phillips Is Stranger Than Fiction

    Meet Navy rescuer and true rock and roll Zelig

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Rebuilding Fiona

    Thankfully, Ms. Apple has decided to remain with us

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Onward, Christian Rockers

    Out of nowhere comes the Finalist, the latest Houston rock band to sign a major-label deal

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Songs of Planet Krypton

    The Man of Steel's pop-culture appeal is inscribed in decades of lyrics

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Film

    May 6, 2004

    Monster Makeover

    Van Helsing explodes movie legends with hip upgrades

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Drinking Canada Dry

    Ride the north wind down to see Kathleen Edwards

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

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

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Filter

    The Amalgamut (Reprise)

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Be Cool

    Elmore Leonard finds fodder for fiction in the Stone Coyotes, a real-life rock and roll band

  • Calendar

    December 21, 2000

    Donny Rules!

    The King of Cool

  • Culture

    November 9, 2000

    Ransom Notes

    Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?

  • Film

    June 15, 2000

    Toons with 'Tude

    The summer's best action flick may be the animated Titan A. E., which borrows from the leaders of the genre

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Amplified

    Eliminated

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Mix Master

    Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    It's a Family Affair

    Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic

  • Music

    June 17, 1999

    Guinness Time

    Houston's Texas Guinness Lovers is an original cover band

  • Music

    August 13, 1998
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    May 21, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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    September 25, 1997
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    June 5, 1997
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    May 1, 1997

    She's the Boss

    Houston-bred Sara Hickman has never been keen on constraints

  • Music

    October 31, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    February 22, 1996

    A Girl and Her Garbage

    Shirley Manson supplies the fire to fuel some musical waste from Wisconsin

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