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Bob Marley

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The White Album: How Bob Marley's Legend Became a Blockbuster In Death

    Story by Chris Kornelis. At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star, and the father of at least 11 children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Stephen Marley at House of Blues, 5/22/14

    I wonder what it was like to grow up a Marley. Unfortunately they all lost their dad too early in life, but what was it like growing up in Bob's shadow? While it might've been difficult stepping out on their own, the family name assuredly afforded them many more opportunities throughout life. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    30 Seconds With Los Rakas

    Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop duo from Oakland, California. The group consists of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, and their music is a mix of Panamanian and Caribbean music such as salsa, reggae, dancehall, and merengue, with hip-hop, R&B, and soul sprinkled on top. We spoke briefly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Juanes at Bayou Music Center, 6/8/2013

    Juanes: LOUD & Unplugged Tour Bayou Music Center June 8, 2013 Unplugged: to perform with acoustic rather than electronically amplified instruments. That is what Juanes' current tour is supposed to be. And when you think about it, taking a guitar player's axe away should severely diminish his or her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Dear Grammys, I'm Breaking Up With You

    Dear Stupid Grammys, I have a bone to pick with you. I sat through Taylor Swift's uninspired opening act while she half-sung/half-yodeled at a guy on a spinning bullseye. It was complete with an insulting and transparent Alice in Wonderland costume ripoff (which I'm not getting, by the way... is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Carlton Berry and Quanell X Hold a Dumb Press Conference Asking Sheriff Garcia for an Apology

    There was so much stupid on display at Quanell X's press conference Tuesday for Carlton Berry, the man originally charged with a shooting at Lone Star College, that it's hard to tell where to begin. First, the fact that Berry is even seeking an apology from Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia is ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Frank Zappa and Other Quicksand Artists

    Tonight House of Blues will be graced by Zappa Plays Zappa, led by the late Papa Frank's oldest son Dweezil, who inherited some of his father's guitar skills. Zappa Plays Zappa is the preeminent traveling Zappa tribute show going, and Dweezil's love letter to his father's body of work, which has onl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 12-15

    DJ Sun The Flat, November 12 For two decades now, DJ Sun has been a Houston turntable institution thanks to his his wide-ranging sets, which only start with jazz, hip-hop, R&B, soul, Latin, reggae, funk and electronica. They always come twice a week, on his KPFT-FM show Soular Grooves (9 p.m. Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    HPMA Showcase: Rocks Off's Top 7 Discoveries

    Rocks Off also asked our folks covering the HPMA showcase to tell us their favorite new artist they saw Sunday - not necessary new, just new to them. HPMA Showcase: The 12 Best Artists of 2012 SLIDESHOW: HPMA Showcase -- The Bands SLIDESHOW: HPMA Showcase -- The Crowds Alkari: How have I never s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Summoning The Dead: Which Six Artists Would You Bring Back To Life?

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    The Roots Of Lionize: From Miles Davis To Led Zeppelin

    It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Marley's Ghost: Bob Lives In More Than Just Dorm Rooms

    The Onion​Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum. That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    The Truth Is, Bob Marley Never Said That, Either

    Bob Marley: The coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.​In the last couple of days, we saw exactly how pretty words can be put in the mouths of even the most famous dead people. Unless you've been hiding out in the Tora Bora cave complex the past few days, you've heard all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    The United States Of Women In Music

    ​Rocks Off is no He-Man Woman Hater's Club. We like women quite a bit, actually, especially those women brave enough to wade through the rivers of bullshit in the male-dominated music business. If you'll page back a few weeks, you'll remember the discussion of our favorite female artists from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Six Songs That Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

    ​If there's one musician whose advice is worth heeding, it ought to be Johnny Cash. But when the Man in Black sang "Don't Take Your Guns To Town," a whole lot of musicians must not have been listening. Perhaps they were tuning in one of Cash's other songs that takes a different point of view - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Bob Marley: Think You Know Him, Mon?

    ​Bob Marley: The Untold Story By Chris Salewicz Music journalist Chris Salewicz hasn't been afraid to tackle the big names in print. In addition to his work as a features writer at NME from 1974-81 and active freelancer, he's previously penned biographies on Paul McCartney, Jimi Hendrix, Mick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Top 10 Last Words By Famous Musicians

    ​Musicians tend to be a mouthy lot. It takes a certain kind of soul to want and express your own inner world to the outer world at large. So when the time comes for them to shuffle off this mortal coil, they often have some very interesting exit lines... 10. Ludwig Van Beethoven, "Friends a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Nas & Damien Marley Keep It All In The Distant Family

    Photos by Marco Torres​ At 36, Nas has been one of hip-hop's most consistent record makers for the last decade. While his latest offering, Distant Relatives, isn't stone genius like, say 2001's Stillmatic, it's one of his best albums in years. Unfortunately for his place in music history, Nas cut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Second Haitian Relief Concert at Warehouse Live This Week Scheduled for Friday

    ​ On the heels of Bun B's all-star (if borderline interminable) "Houston 4 Haiti" relief concert at Warehouse Live Monday night that reportedly raised in the neighborhood of $10,000, the venue will open its doors - albeit in the smaller studio room - for another benefit Friday night starring f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Aftermath: The Wailers, and Much Gnashing of Teeth from Our Writer, at House of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Aftermath recently read the following quote on Twitter: "Reggae is actually the only musical genre in which its greatest artist ever is actually its most popular as well." While Aftermath thinks this reveals a major disservice to artists l ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010
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    May 8, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: How I Inspired the Song "Texas Ganja Man"

    According to some songwriters, given the right circumstances, songs just pop out. Ironically, Baltimore, Maryland honky-tonker Arty Hill (right) recently wrote a song inspired by a line in a comment LOM dropped onto Craig Hlavaty's blog about the relative merits of Bob Marley. I commented that "I li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Happy 4/20, Mon: Why Bob Marley Is Overrated

    When the calendar hits April 20, thoughts turn to man's other best friend: the marijuana plant. Yes, along with copious amounts of Reese's Pieces and trips to the nearest Jack in the Box drive-thru, almost everyone agrees nothing goes better with the reefer than reggae. (Personally, give us Slee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    A Few Songs to Help You, Cough, "Fight Glaucoma"

    Bored with all the usual pot songs? We can't blame you. Even if you're completely baked out of your gourd, you can only hear Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints" or Dash Rip Rock's "Let's Go Smoke Some Pot" so many times before the novelty wears off and you crave something a little more original. After all, ... More >>

  • Music

    April 2, 2009
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    May 15, 2008

    Get Lit: Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life, by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom

    In the beginning, God populated the planet with lush foliage. Then he gave us the sweet leaf and it was good…real good. And thus the weed of wonder begat Louis Armstrong…who begat Cheech and Chong…who begat Jeff Spicoli…who begat Snoop Dogg…and, well, uh, man, who’s got the Twinkies? In ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008
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    May 8, 2008
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    September 15, 2006

    Get Out of the House

    BuffaloSoldierMuseum.com Try to make it all the way through without humming Bob Marley. All right, that's enough snark for the week. It's time to be helpful. Tomorrow is Museum District Day, and the following 16 museums are offering up various events to draw you in. Click on the links below for ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006
  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Irie iFest

    Finding the coolest runnings at this year's Jamaica-themed Houston International Festival

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Marcia Griffiths

    Shining Time

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    October 2, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Jamaican Patties

    Bluemountain Cafe

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Playbill

    Steel Pulse

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    Monty Alexander

    Goin' Yard (Telarc)

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Playbill

    The Bob Marley Festival

  • Music

    February 1, 2001

    Wandering Son

    Carlton Pride, son of Charley, opted not to take any country roads

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    He Be Jammin'

    Soulfly's Max Cavalera draws inspiration from a most unlikely source: Bob Marley

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Blues Brothers

    The Kinsey Report and its familial blues-funk

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

  • Calendar

    October 15, 1998
  • Music

    April 23, 1998

    Feel for the Real

    Burning Spear's gimmick-free reggae has all the earmarks of home

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    February 5, 1998
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    November 20, 1997
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    February 27, 1997
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    February 29, 1996
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