There hasn't been much word about Bootsy Collins since his Bonaroo appearance in 2011, his stint selling boots for Old Navy the same year and, of course, the Houston Press interview we know you all read, but it's hard for me to believe the man is so down on his luck, he's forced to rob banks. Then ... More >>
On the surface, James Harden's new Foot Locker commercial with Steph Curry is just that -- 30 seconds of frivolity designed to compel kids (and their parents) to go to Foot Locker and buy shoes, jerseys, and whatever else they sell at Foot Locker. In case you haven't seen it yet (Jeff Balke had it ... More >>
Longstanding KCOH radio personality Steven Reginald Talton, known on-air as Stevie Goodtime T, passed of cancer complications this past Sunday. While Talton had kept his long battle with prostate cancer quiet, details became known after his passing. Talton was most widely known for his nightly prog ... More >>
Deerhoof Walters, November 5 San Francisco's Deerhoof is the kind of band that will either drive you crazy or capture your heart, probably both at the same time. Greg Saulnier's crew mixes experimental racket with sharp-toothed pop smarts, becoming a favorite on the oddball circuit over the past 15 ... More >>
Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>
Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>
Photo by Cheryl ReedOne of the top Yahoo! Answer contributorsWe just read today that the most famous song for Valentine's Day is "Let's Get It On" by Barry White. It literally read, "Prally barry white lets get it on. it was voted the most romantic song of the last century." Yahoo Answers is ... More >>
Fifty bands, 11 stages and three music writers talking HPMA highlights.
Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny BrownI spent most of the my Houston Press Music Awards day circulating between five contiguous venues: Dirt Bar, Ben's Beans, Reserve 101, Pete's Dueling Piano Bar ... More >>
When The Simpsons completes its last (contracted) season in 2014, it will have set staggering new broadcast records for longest running sitcom (over 550 episodes) and longest running prime time scripted TV series (25 seasons). These are all American records, of course, because the Japanese co ... More >>
"Say shawty, Merry Christmas, or whatever year-end holiday greeting that makes you happy." Children and adults alike are getting their holiday wish granted early this year, and they don't have to wait until Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus or even Christmas morning to receive it. Justin Bieber's v ... More >>
If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with the band, having only been aware of them vaguely from their song "Gay Bar" and the fact that ... More >>
Songs about singers and other songs has long been one of Rocks Off's favorite fields of study within the wide-ranging curriculum of popular music. Off the very tippy-top of our heads, ABC's "When Smokey Sings," the Replacements' "Alex Chilton" and the Pogues' "The Band Played Waltzing Matilda ... More >>
Marco TorresWhen Rocks Off ran into the production duo Beanz N Kornbread at SXSW back in March, we were advised to stay tuned for a big project set to drop sometime this summer. Well the summer is here, and that project is the impressive Good Weather Muzik. We caught up with the team to inqui ... More >>
itscactus.comRocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>
Along Rocks Off's various Texas travels, we almost never listen to an iPod or compact discs anymore. Anything we could pop in wouldn't match the rhythm of the road; the Stooges or Metallica don't really jive with Highways 59, 71 or 77. In today's world of satellite radios, streaming tunes on your ... More >>
Saturday Rocks Off and a friend attended Keeping the Music Alive, a free concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The show was a tribute in honor of the late Michael Jackson, the later Bernie Mac, the even later Gerald Levert, the later still Luther Vandross, and the even yet later still Barry White - ... More >>
Photos by Kim Douglass "Hey, how you doin'? Sorry you can't get through. But leave your name, and your number, and I'll get back to you." If you know where that came from, you might be worth your weight in hip-hop. In Aftermath's mind, De La Soul is made up of three killers. Posdnuos, Trugoy the ... More >>
Meet Rye Rye, Baltimore's latest rap sensation.
Just Like You
If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it
Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore
Thanks to the Internet, you no longer have to be on Al Kooper's holiday list to hear some of the funniest tapes in history
Tearing it up at the Music Awards Showcase
Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project
The night is white at Suchu Dance's Maximal Schnapper
Which Greek god is your favorite musician?
Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises
Sabir Mateen's jazz quintet blows the boundaries of traditional jazz
Thursday, September 18
Friday, September 5
Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B
SSQQ Dance Studio
Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped
New Releases Reviewed
Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets
New sounds from famed label
Avant-rock takes shape in the Afghan Whigs and its wild front man
April 15-21, 1999
Sempers has great food. Marvelous decor. And, alas, a Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.