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Bob Marley

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    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Stephen Malkmus, Childish Gambino, etc.

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fitzgerald's, March 7 Slack-rock innovator Stephen Malkmus -- best-known for his tenure in '90s figureheads Pavement -- is, in reality, quite insightful. But he's as always been an anomaly in many ways. He's a pioneering musician, smart-as-a-whip scholar, skilled sports ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    A New, Down-Home Festival Houston Can Be Proud of

    Houston is justifiably proud of its reputation as an international city, a reputation as hard-earned as the millions of dollars that change hands here each day and one that seems to be growing as quickly as the city itself. But if there's any kind of downside to that reputation (even if it's a small ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    Three Little Birds: Songs for New Families and a New Year

    In 2013, some friends of ours shared with us the good news they'd be having their first child. They are excellent people, so we were very happy for them and the kid they'd soon welcome. I've been a dad nearly half my life now (yikes), but the only bit of wisdom I shared with them was to listen to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    30 Seconds With Los Amigos Invisibles

    Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world, and why? Julio Briceño (lead singer): It is hard to name just one because most of the time,what may seem to be the worst song for some people, is the best song for other people because it gets really famous. Lately, I could mention Gangnam Style. It does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Why Greatest-Hits Albums Matter, and 10 Greatest-Hits Haikus

    A solid album, to me, is what I have dubbed a "Front-to-Back." I have two definitions for Front-to-Backs: 1) albums that are structured to listen to as an entire piece of artwork (like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, or Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea); and 2) alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Record Stores

    Record Store Day (recordstoreday.com) is six weeks away, but a good Houstonian should never need an excuse to visit one of our city's many record stores. These fine brick-and-mortar shops have been doling out music for years and even decades in some instances. Run by some of the finest music lovers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Saturday Night: Red Bull Thre3style Regional Qualifier at Fitzgerald's

    Red Bull Thre3Style DJ Competition Regional Qualifier Fitzgerald's January 19th, 2013 The illustrious Fitzgerald's was once again the center of the city's rich music scene Saturday night, as it hosted the Red Bull Thre3Style Houston qualifier. Five of Houston's brightest and most talented DJ stars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    10 Things Musicians Have Been Buried With

    Everyone dies eventually, even rock stars, and when they go it's not uncommon for them to take beloved personal items with them, or to have such things placed there by grieving friends and family. That is of course unless they're cremated and have their ashes snorted or smoked. For those who went th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top Six Rap Videos Set In Places Of Worship

    Rocks Off was only 13 years old in October 1992 when singer Sinéad O'Connor sang an a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War" on Saturday Night Live and, on cue, tore an image of Pope John Paul II into pieces while singing the word "evil." "Fight the real enemy," she exclaimed at the end of one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Last Night: Maná At Toyota Center

    Maná Toyota Center April 4, 2012 The last time Maná visited Houston, they sold out Toyota Center two nights in a row. The world's premier rock en español band is on the second leg of the Drama Y Luz tour, in support of their latest album of the same name. The group from the land of tequila y ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Rude: Your Essential First-Wave And 2-Tone Ska Playlist

    When you ask the younger dubstep generation what ska is, they will usually begin to wax poetic about bands like No Doubt, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake - the kind of stuff they heard on their older siblings' stereos in the '90s. Only a precious few will throw the Spec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Staying Sane at Owl Bar

    ​The best thing about Owl Bar is that it doesn't feel like it belongs. A couple of years ago, when Mugsy's occupied the same space, it would have been a little more at home in its neighborhood. Upper Kirby has since come up in the world, though. Standing on Owl Bar's narrow patio on a Tuesday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Funny HPMA Nomination Ballot Fails

    ​It does Rocks Off's heart good to see that our Music Award nominations have stirred up so much debate. As we mentioned Tuesday, according to our Web people, there were some 9,000 nominations submitted across our 43 categories. Of course there's no way for us to really know, but as far as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Last Night: Ian Moore Band At The Continental Club

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Ian Moore Band Continental Club August 11, 2011 Nostalgia has a funny way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. Aftermath suspects the Ian Moore Band would agree. As the quartet hit the home stretch of its 90-minute set Thursday with "Blue Sky" and "How Does ... More >>

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    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

    May 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Other Crushing False Quotes

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Ultimate Sandal-Rock Mixtape

    ​Tonight Craig's Hlist will drive all the way out the Woodlands to see Jack Johnson, one of sandal-rock's biggest superstars. He's like the Lady the Rolling Stones of sandal-rock. He's like the McDonald's of sandal-rock. He's James Taylor for people who shop at Whole Foods. He's the Sex Pistol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    The Caribbean At iFest: Pass The Kutchie To Neutral Sister, The Mighty Diamonds And Easy Star All-Stars

    Over the next two weeks, Rocks Off will be previewing acts performing at this year's Houston International Festival Saturday and Sunday and April 24-25 broken down by genre (loosely, anyway) and with a guest pick from a true insider: iFest Director of Performing Arts Rick Mitchell. Today, the Caribb ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Aftermath: John Legend (Pre-ACL) at Verizon Wireless Theater - Hey, Better Late Than Never

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our postmortem ACL coverage to bring you this review of John Legend's show at Verizon Wireless Theater last Wednesday.] Photos by Daniel Kramer​ 9:03 p.m.: So we're here at Verizon Wireless Theater for the show. Going to a concert where you're not allowed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2009

    ACL 2009 Day One: John Legend Sexes Up the Crowd

    Photos by Groovehouse​Opening with Bob Marley's gorgeous "Redemption Song" from a raised podium in the middle of the crowd, John Legend immediately captured everyone's attention yesterday before launching into a set of smooth, slightly 70s, superbly sexy songs that had his adoring female fans hang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    $13 at Reggae Hut

    Photo by Mike GiglioWhere: Reggae Hut, 4814 Almeda Rd., 713-520-7171What $13 gets you: Any main course or seafood dish, which will be more than enough. Favorites include the jerk chicken and garlic shrimp, along with a Jamaican take on oxtail. We tried that, mainly because we weren't quite su ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    “Day of the Dead Rock Stars”

    See Bob Marley, Bo Diddley and others given the DOD treatment by artist Carlos Hernandez

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    January 29, 2008
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Redman

    Red Gone Wild

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Stephen Marley

    Mind Control

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Jackie Mitto

    Wishbone

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    March 9, 2006
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    July 21, 2005

    Gimme a B!

    Nate Nicoll's synth sounds are your ticket to the '80s

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Hard Time

    Ray Hill's tips for surviving prison

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    April 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    Canadian Invasion

    SXSW heaps sloppy seconds on Houston

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Man with the Mike

    Ernie Manouse chitchats with visiting stars

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003
  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Whatcha Gonna Do?

    Houston's Neutral Sisters look white, sing black and move to a reggae rhythm

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Reggae Rugrats

    Morgan Heritage keeps roots reggae rolling into a new century

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003
  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Rodeo's Gonna Git You, Sucka

    When the Fat Show calls, you better answer

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Lambchop

    Is a Woman (Merge)

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Minimalist Mixology

    Noche's El Enrique

  • Music

    February 22, 2001

    Just for Openers

    Houston's first-call warm-up band Cosmic Force sets its sights higher

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    August 6, 1998
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    June 4, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 4- 10, 1998

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    March 5, 1998
  • Music

    September 25, 1997

    Rhythm Kings

    D.R.U.M. not only wants the right sound, it wants the right spirit

  • Music

    July 25, 1996
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    March 24, 1994
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