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    September 11, 2014

    '90s Music Trends That Should Stay Dead

    By Angelica Leicht and Selena Dieringer It turns out some musical trends that emerged in the '90s are not quite the fine wine you remember them to be. While that post-grunge or SoCal pop music a la Sugar Ray may have once seemed palatable, but you were young and your taste was, well, terrible. But ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Maybe It's Time to Retire the Term "Boy Band"

    One week ago today, tens of thousands of Houston's biggest One Direction fans -- most of them accompanied by their parents -- flocked to the gates of NRG Stadium, toting signs, glow sticks, and homemade T-shirts. It was strange to realize that only 13 years ago, I was on my way to watch 'NSYNC perfo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Parquet Courts, Borgore, Avril Lavigne, etc.

    Parquet Courts Fitzgerald's, June 2 Since their 2010 debut, Parquet Courts' have been frequently branded with variations of "slacker-rock '90s revivalists," a description that really pisses the Brooklynites off. While their music does bear a striking likeness to at least the spirit of golden-child ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Backstreet Boys at Bayou Music Center, 12/18/2013

    Backstreet Boys Bayou Music Center December 18, 2013 Backstreet's back...all right? There comes a point when it's disingenuous to keep calling these nostalgic boy bands "boys," and we've definitely reached that point here. There's nothing boyish about these men. They're fathers, husbands, and litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Backstreet Boys, Rev. Horton Heat, Jay Z, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, December 16 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding the release of DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, Sun pours his 20-plus-year ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Backstreet Boys at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8/31/13

    Backstreet Boys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 31, 2013 The title of this article could be a lot of things, but none of them would be more fitting than one that read, "How the Backstreet Boys changed the mind of a former 'N Sync fan." And really, nobody is more surprised by that than me. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The Best Concerts in Houston This Weekend

    Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears Cactus Music, August 30 It can't be a coincidence that the recent vinyl revival and the rise of young throwback soul bands like Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears have happened at the same time, but it sure works out well Friday night. To promote the band's b ... More >>

  • Film

    July 18, 2013
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    February 12, 2013

    Keep Your Tired Love-Song Cliches Off My Mixtape

    I'm a firm believer in the old adage, "never date someone who makes you a mixtape," so please don't break that rule this Valentine's Day and proceed with your plans to create a mixtape full of love songs. Yes, throwing some romantic songs together may seem like a cheap way to get out of having to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Last Night: One Direction at The Woodlands

    One Direction Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 24, 2012 Ahh! OMG... Eek! I love you guys! Now repeat that a million times and it will somewhat sum up Sunday night's show. Along with my little sister, I arrived to the sold-out show in astonishment. I did not expect to witness what I saw: Handma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    The Best Fathers Day Gift: 24 Hours Without Dubstep

    This Sunday is a big day. For our dads, that is. It's Fathers Day, and whether we have daddy issues or not, we have to admit that we children put their dads through a lot. They helped change our diapers (hopefully, if not poor mom), they killed spiders for us (my dad still does), but best of all, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Jordan Knight: NKOTB Singer Leaves Solo Career Unfinished

    ​Last summer, the Houston Press reported (with embarrassing yet unapologetic enthusiasm) on '80s pop sensations the New Kids on the Block. The '80s boy-band was co-headlining an arena tour with their '90s incarnates, the Backstreet Boys. This year, however, brings less boy-band baggage -- no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    The Space City Beat Battle & The Best H-Town Producers Ever

    Despite a venue conflict, the championship edition of the Space City Beat Battle will go on Saturday evening at the Mercury Room. If you've never been to one it's almost like watching a ritualistic rite of passage where cocksure arrogance and chest pounding reign supreme. Sample based producers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    30 Seconds With Dahvie Vanity of Blood on the Dance Floor

    After taking a moment to mop the bodily fluid from our lap top, we fired off an email to Dahvie Vanity of the morbid electronica masters Blood on the Dance Floor to see what we could bleed out of him in 30 seconds. ​Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Dahvie Vanity: My opinion on ... 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

    June 27, 2011

    Saturday Night: New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim Bricker​New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys Toyota Center June 25, 2011 It's been 25 years since New Kids on the Block emerged on the pop scene, creating an entire generation of maniacally devoted fans overnight. Some girls fainted at the mere sight of the group; others creat ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011

    Hangin' Tough

    A New Kids on the Block crush leads to a lifelong obsession with music.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Top 20 Despised, Yet Wildly Popular, Bands And Musicians

    Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed (above), stops at House of Blues tonight on his current acoustic tour. More than likely you have already clicked off this blog, or at least already gone on auto-pilot to call him a fuck-ass in the comments section. We'll wait a sec for you to come back. OK, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    It's Time To Let Go Of The '90s

    ​No one knows when the pandemic first struck. But at some point, every hip-hop head caught the Nineties Adoration Syndrome (N.A.S.). N.A.S. is characterized by intense feelings of nostalgia, hostility toward modern music, and an affinity for chest-high acid-washed jeans. In severe cases, N.A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Rolling Stone's 25 Worst Cover Misfires

    ​Happy Birthday, Rolling Stone, the first magazine that made us want to pick up a pen and notebook paper and go on an ether binge. The current-events and music magazine turns 43 years old today, and we wish them 43 more. The magazine's first cover boy was John Lennon on the set of the film H ... More >>

  • Music

    October 21, 2010
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    September 29, 2010

    Last Night: CocoRosie At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jody Perry​CocoRosie Fitzgerald's September 28, 2010 A kaleidoscope of musical and visual colors filled up the second floor of Fitzgerald's Tuesday evening as Bianca and Sierra Cassady of CocoRosie performed a nearly two-hour set for an enthusiastic crowd. Still glowing from the new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Five '90s Musical Fads We Remember Well, But Don't Really Miss

    ​A little over a decade ago, swing music made a strange comeback. You may remember seeing people all over dressing like '40s hipsters, jumping and jiving in Gap commercials and most every club or bar was offering swing lessons. It started with the release of the film Swingers, which still mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Hope Justin Bieber Dies Before He Gets Old

    ​Oh, calm down. This isn't a call for the murder of American's favorite prepubescent pop idol. Sure, the former YouTube sensation from Stratford, Ontario who dresses and talks (and Tweets) like a diminutive Tupac Shakur has made more money in the last two years than you or I will see in ten li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Church Hymn Or Metal Song? You Tell Us​ Rocks Off recently unearthed a bunch of old hymnals while digging around in our attic, and, coincidentally enough, we also unearthed a box of metal albums we'd meant to mail to the Backstreet Boys several years ago but never got around to it. We put the albums in our rotation and l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    "MMMBro": Hanson And Other Rock And Roll Bands Of Brothers

    Back in the summer of1997, one couldn't walk out of their house without hearing someone humming, blaring, or damning to Hell that juicy nugget of pop rock that was Hanson's "MMMBop". Depending on your age and gender, you either understood the hooky genius of the song or you were just in love with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Eyeballin': Vanilla Fudge, Live: When Two Worlds Collide

    Vanilla Fudge Live: When Two Worlds Collide (ABC Records)Vanilla Fudge is best known for 1967's heavy, slow and psychedelic version of the Supremes' Motown classic "You Keep Me Hangin' On," and even diehard classic-rock fans might be skeptical about this recent concert which features only half of th ... More >>

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    March 15, 2008
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    January 29, 2008

    OMGNKOTB: The Return of the New Kids on the Block

    Ohmigawd, ohmigawd, ohmigawd. Alert! Alert! Alert! OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!! The New Kids on the Block are getting back together. Oh my God. Oh my GOD!!!!! I am totally serious. For real. They are.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007

    Gift Rap

    Sweet! Those of you who think that the American Idol auditions are a little too mean, but still love to watch talent contests are in luck. Gifted begins tonight on TBN. From the show's Web site: "16,000 contestants. 8 finalists. 3 judges. 1 winner. GIFTED. On January 26, 2007, on prime-time telev ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Double Vision

    Jess and Lisa Origliasso give teen pop a harmonic jolt as the Veronicas

  • News

    December 22, 2005
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    January 27, 2005

    Cope With This

    Finally, someone figures out how to craft an interesting rock/hip-hop blend

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2003

    What's Sex Got to Do with It?

    Author T Cooper wants to know why gender matters so much

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Small World

    Radio Disney provides a safe haven for little ears, and guilty pleasures for the rest of us

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Famous Potatoes

    Idaho's Built to Spill survives the indie-to-major metamorphosis with its street cred intact

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Used CDs

    CD Warehouse

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Revenge of the Nerds

    Rainer Maria's twin solitudes protect and touch and greet each other

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    What, Them Worry?

    As Mad celebrates its 400th issue, its editors wonder how to stay funny in a world gone mad

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Roller Rink

    Dairy Ashford Roller Rink, 1820 South Dairy Ashford, (281)493-5651

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
  • Dining

    March 16, 2000

    Feeder Road Pho

    Dalat Vietnamese Bistro rises high above its concrete surroundings

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Paperless Record Deals

    Local Music News

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Those Crazy Kids

    A talented cast transcends Drive Me Crazy's cheesy formula

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Fresh Princess

    Tatyana Ali's back, all right, along with more face stars than you can shake a booty at

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
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