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Barry White

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Recap: The 2nd Annual Big Taste of Houston

    "This is such a great event -- so many of Houston's best chefs all in one place!" said Matthew Lovelace, a sous chef at Osteria Mazzantini, as he offered me a sample of their Blackhill Meats lamb meatball and chicken liver mousse. His was one of the first booths I encountered at the 2nd Annual Big T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Houston's Worst Places to Get Put On Hold

    Joe V's Smart Shop is a Houston-based offshoot of one of the state's most successful brands, H.E.B., aka the H.E. Butt Grocery Company. Or, as it's known in my home, The Butt. If you're a fan of The Butt -- and really, who isn't? -- you know why it's an awesome place to shop. I don't know about you, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: John Egan, New Politics, Barrence Whitfield, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, January 13 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking over his grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver gui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Bootsy Collins, Is That You? Wigged Bandit and Accomplices Rob Credit Union

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    James Harden's Foot Locker Jam: The Extended Mix

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    RIP KCOH Disc Jockey Stevie Goodtime T

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 5-8

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Yahoo Answers Chooses The Best Valentine's Day Songs

    Photo by Cheryl ReedOne of the top Yahoo! Answer contributors​We 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 >>

  • Music

    November 17, 2011

    Showcase Showdown

    Fifty bands, 11 stages and three music writers talking HPMA highlights.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: Lonesome, Onry and Mean Edition

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Jason WolterTexas Johnny Brown​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Simpsons' Top 11 Musical Guests

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Justin Bieber's Voice Changes Just In Time For Christmas Album

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Top Five Cannibal Country Songs

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Beanz N Kornbread Cook Up Good Weather Muzik

    Marco Torres​When 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10

    itscactus.com​Rocks 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    A Weird Pop Heaven Via Bay City's "Happy Radio"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    A Bizarre, and Sometimes Electrifying, Tribute to Michael Jackson, Luther and Marvin at Miller Outdoor Theater

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: De La Soul at House of Blues

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Maryland Bang

    Meet Rye Rye, Baltimore's latest rap sensation.

  • Music

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008

    New Life for Soul Train

    The New York Times reported yesterday that production company Madvision Entertainment has bought the rights to television’s long-running R&B franchise Soul Train from the program’s founder and former host Don Cornelius. Soul Train ceased producing new episodes in 2006, but continues to air in sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2008

    Friday Night: Shelby Lynne at Warehouse Live

    Shelby Lynne May 18, 2008 Warehouse Live Better Than: Any show in Vegas right now Download: This, for starters I’ve been around enough to know ringers when I see them, and the four men clad in matching black who walked out at Warehouse Live to set the stage for Shelby Lynne’s entrance were c ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Keyshia Cole

    Just Like You

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

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

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Kapusta Kristmas

    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

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

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

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2005

    Serenity Now!

    The night is white at Suchu Dance's Maximal Schnapper

  • Music

    December 16, 2004
  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Rock Death in 2003

    Exhuming and scoring last year's pop-music demises

  • Calendar

    December 4, 2003

    On the Freedom Tip

    Sabir Mateen's jazz quintet blows the boundaries of traditional jazz

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Al Green

    Thursday, September 18

  • Music

    September 4, 2003
  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    Wizard of Boz

    Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Film

    August 31, 2000

    Chewing the Fat

    Amanda Peet and her perfect choppers grind up the brainless suitors in Whipped

  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Film

    October 21, 1999

    Mortal Soul

    Scorsese and Cage elevate the EKG of the mean streets

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Hi Del-Fi

    New sounds from famed label

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Whiggin' Out

    Avant-rock takes shape in the Afghan Whigs and its wild front man

  • Calendar

    April 15, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 15-21, 1999

  • Music

    March 18, 1999
  • Dining

    June 18, 1998

    Dining a la Disco

    Sempers has great food. Marvelous decor. And, alas, a Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

  • Music

    October 9, 1997
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    July 20, 1995
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