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Barry Manilow

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The '70s' Seven Sexiest Soft-Rock Songs

    This list is not just for the couples who perk up anytime the Cialis commercial airs. It's not only for the cubs who do their homework and will try to impress the cougars with their 1970s music knowledge. Oh, the list is for them; but not only for them. It's for everyone. Everyone that thinks their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Lionel Richie & Cee-Lo Green at The Woodlands, 7/13/2014

    Lionel Richie, Cee-Lo Green Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 13, 2014 It's not a stretch to say that many of my peers could have possibly been conceived thanks to Lionel Richie's body of work. The legendary R&B singer's sexy-meets-soulful approach, both with the Commodores in the '60s and '70s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    School's Out: Seven R-Rated "Hot For Teacher" Songs

    Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But, admit it, you once had a fantasy te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Upcoming: Barry Manilow, Titus Andronicus, Sheryl Crow, Jonas Brothers, Mudhoney, etc.

    Angry Samoans: With Swingin' Dicks, Die Rottz., Fri., April 12, 10 p.m., $12. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston. Bang Bangz: Sat., April 13, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Barry Manilow: Sun., May 19, 8 p.m., $29.99-$139.99. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Song is a Lie: Billy Idol, Cyberposeur

    All week we've been exposing the song titles that don't check out when put against the test of truth. Thus far you've learned: 1. George Harrison's guitar did not gently weep. It was actually Eric Clapton's. 2. Kiss said we got the best when we wanted it, but mostly we got session musicians and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    The Song Is a Lie: We Wanted the Best. We Didn't Get It.

    This week it's all about exposing song titles that are complete and outright blatant lies. So far the Beatles have let us down. George Harrison's guitar wasn't gently weeping, it was breathing easy in a corner while Eric Clapton's rig wailed like a broken-hearted banshee all over the "White Album." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Other "Coachella" Festivals We'd Like To See

    So, Coachella tickets sold out a few weeks ago. Evidently, the lineup is killer, accommodating to most tastes. Last year, the festival sold out in a week. This year, even with two weekends available, tickets sold out within a couple of hours. Don't have tickets to the show? Don't fret! What if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Playlist for the Missing: 5 Songs for the Bermuda Triangle

    ​66 years ago five U.S. torpedo bombers dubbed Flight 19 disappeared during a navigation training exercise in the area known as the Bermuda Triangle, claiming the lives of 14 airmen. It is commonly assumed that the flight became disoriented and lost, ran out of fuel, and then ditched in the oc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Straight-To-DVD Music Sequels Soon To Come

    ​If you're a struggling writer, musician or filmmaker trying to work up the nerve to kill yourself, have we ever got good news for you! Your morale may have been damaged or even crippled by seeing bad music, bad movies and bad stories dominating the upper echelons of their respective fields, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Five Songs That Huck Finn Guy Should Censor Next

    gutenberg.org​As many of you probably already know, Alabama publisher NewSouth Inc. plans to release censored versions of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, replacing the words "nigger" and "Injun" with "slave" and "Indian," respectively. That's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    The Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp From Hell

    Rocks Off recently got invited to cover something known as Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp, which works a lot like baseball fantasy camp, except none of the participants can field a line-drive grounder. Among the idols rock campers will meet include 3 Doors Down, Mark Farner, the drummer from the Hooters a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Dancing With the Stars ' Dream Rock-Star Cast

    ​Fluff reality show Dancing With the Stars is (shockingly) in its 11th season, which wraps up with tonight's finale. While browsing this season's "celebrity" dancers - Bristol Palin, Kurt Warner, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, etc. - we couldn't help but fantasize about out ideal musical ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Idol Beat: Hollywood Week, Part 1

    [Note: Because a lot of people are apparently into American Idol, Rocks Off asked contributor Ray Cummings to keep track of this season for us. This is his first report.] "Hollywood Week" marks the point in American Idol's grist-mill rigamorole calendar where the kid gloves come off, when being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Happy Birthday Igor Stravinsky

    Igor Stravinsky, born 126 years ago today in Oranienbaum, Russia (near St. Petersburg), was punk rock before his time. At the 1913 Paris premiere of his infamous Rite of Spring ballet – a depiction of Russian pagan rituals Stravinsky conceived as a maiden literally dancing herself to death – the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    That Was the Year That Was

    Looking back on the local scene in '06

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    The Hanukkah Songs

    Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: Jewpergroup

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Guilty Pleasures, Part II

    More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Get Back, Honky Cat

    Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?

  • Film

    March 4, 2004

    Hutch Ado About Nothing

    No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Holy Halibut! It's Fishman and Jordy

    Tanks a lot! This dynamic duo delivers the gauche from Gotham City

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Christmas Miracle

    A media benefit helps a charity that's been questioned

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

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

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    South Park Monster

    Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Letters

    Residency Woes, Good God!, Organ-ic Giver

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    RodeoHouston: Some 'Splainin to Do

    Secret correspondence from the rodeo

  • Dining

    May 25, 2000

    Currying No Favor

    The Classic Tandoor is anything but

  • Film

    May 18, 2000

    Roadkill

    Remember American Pie? This is the same Trip.

  • Film

    April 13, 2000

    Boy Meets Goy

    So, there's a rabbi and a priest... wait, maybe you've heard this one...

  • Music

    February 25, 1999

    The Devil Makes Him Do It

    One-on-one with pop satirist Wesley Willis

  • Music

    December 24, 1998
  • Culture

    December 10, 1998

    Absurdly Funny

    Life is pointless. And then you die laughing.

  • Calendar

    November 5, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 26, 1997
  • Culture

    May 8, 1997

    Down the Road

    Tamarie Cooper's Tamalalia Two is a trip to remember

  • Music

    April 17, 1997

    Jazz Royalty

    George's last name may be Duke, but on the keyboards, he's a king

  • Calendar

    January 30, 1997
  • Culture

    August 29, 1996

    Starting Over

    Can self-described "bad boy" Rob Bundy revive a flagging Stages?

  • News

    July 25, 1996

    Variety Club Follies

    How the curtain came down -- for the time being -- at the "show biz" charity

  • Culture

    June 20, 1996

    Demon Rum

    Stages gets a laugh out of the antics of The Drunkard

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Music

    January 18, 1996

    Rock & Roller Coaster

    Funland's learned the art of getting up after falling down

  • Music

    December 7, 1995
  • Music

    July 20, 1995
  • Calendar

    December 29, 1994
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