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Anita Baker

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Love Dominique, Wicked Heart R&B Chanteuse

    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. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. At first glance, you may notice Love Domini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Working With Willie Nelson: Houston's Joe Sample Takes Us In the Studio

    Working on this week's cover story on Willie Nelson was a blast -- and a blast from the past. One minute I'd be typing and the next the phone would ring. "Hey, this is Johnny Bush, I hear you're doing a story on Willie. Why didn't you call me?" Stuff like that just kept happening. Willie's world ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    The New Crusaders

    TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Anita Baker? Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham Unloads His Influences

    Local music fans are all waiting intently for Grandfather Child to drop their self-titled debut on New West Records some time in early June, so this Big Star Bar gig is the best chance for you newbies to see what all the fuss from the cool kids will be about this summer. We've tried to wrestle an ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2011

    1986: Best Musical Year Ever?

    ​For almost two weeks now, Rocks Off has been obsessed with the year exactly 25 flips of the calendar backward from this one. It started when Steve Earle did one of his "Time Machine" shows, where the singer-songwriter who plays House of Blues Wednesday spotlights a dozen or so of his favorite ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Dangerous Men

    Atmospheric rockers Pale leave L.A. for Houston - and a record deal.

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Soul City: The Amazing Jazz Crusaders

    Black History Month is always a great time to recall some of Houston's greatest musical innovators and leaders. Rocks Off will highlight some of them during the remainder of February. "Hey, let's get back to that down-and-dirty old-school chicken-shack sound" mosaicrecords.com​While Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Remember hasHBrown's Sounds from the Backseat?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​hasHBrown Sounds from the Backseat (Council Music Group, 2009) In prepping to write our forth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Idol Beat: Hold On, I'm Coming (That's What She Said)

    "Look at your man. Now look at me. Now look at American Idol."​This is the 12th week of the season of American Idol. We're down to the top 10 contestants. We're more than halfway home. In other words, this is when I'm ready for it to be over. This week's mentor and guest star is Usher, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    American Idol: Hold On, I'm Coming (That's What She Said)

    "Look at your man. Now look at me. Now look at American Idol."​This is the 12th week of the season of American Idol. We're down to the top 10 contestants. We're more than halfway home. In other words, this is when I'm ready for it to be over. This week's mentor and guest star is Usher, who's ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Local Album of the Week: Leela James' Let's Do It Again

    Leela James Let's Do It Again www.leelajames.com To understand what an arresting, puzzling record Leela James' Let's Do It Again really is, look no further than the L.A. native and adopted Houstonian's cover of Foreigner's mid-'80s soft-rock/gospel-lite singalong "I Want to Know What Love Is." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    The Essence of Gordon Chambers

    From journalist to songwriter to singer

  • Music

    February 15, 2007

    Borrowed Stories

    Ruthie Foster on love and politics

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Dream Girl

    Tasheba Bryan on an open mic

  • News

    December 19, 2002

    The Naked Truth

    Plus: Osteen's Off, Extra Innings at Rogers, All That Jazz

  • Music

    May 23, 1996
  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Executive Sax

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