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Bobby McFerrin

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Rest of the Best: Houston's 10 Best Bands (With Only Two Members)

    I went from being in a band that at its biggest had six members to ending up in one that has only two. Let me tell you something, it is fantastic! Thanks to modern technology, you can replace damn near any instrument and boil down an artistic vision to two mates that get along. I wouldn't trade it f ... 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

    July 15, 2013

    Ten Bands We Wish Had Their Own Beer

    Sigh no more, my friends. You, too, can drink like a rock star. Or a banjo player. Mumford and Sons announced Sunday that they're creating their own ale to be served when they stop over in Lewes, England on their Gentlemen of the Road tour later this year. The bandmates put their heads together, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Seal Turning 50 Gives Us An Excuse To Use This Picture On A Blog

    Today British singer Seal turns 50 years old, which is a perfect excuse for me to finally use the above picture and for you all to bask in its glory. Look at it. It's Seal's head on an actual seals head! I mean when I first saw it years ago I thought, "Internet, just when I think you can't get any b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    RIP Johnny Perez: Sir Douglas Quintet Drummer Dies at 69

    Johnny Perez, drummer for legendary '60s Texas garage-rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet, has died. Perez passed away in a hospital near Los Angeles due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He was 69. Perez was a Golden Gloves-level amateur boxer and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Bumbaklat Hits: Pop's 10 Most Unforgivable Reggae Misappropriations

    Can you feel it yet? Don't let all this rain fool you -- Summer is on its way. Sure, that means triple-digit temperatures, mutant mosquitos and Astros-fan apathy, but it also means live music outdoors. And where there's live music outdoors, there is always reggae. It's some kind of rule. Persona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    No-Fun Number Ones: The Worst Chart Toppers Since Tiffany

    It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    ​It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize their playlists into themes, we present you with the Rocks Off approved Whistle Playlist. The S ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    American at Heart

    Choreographer Christopher Bruce sets a story to Hush

  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Bobby McFerrin

    The man with a thousand voices

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    Nights on Blue Bayou: City Soundscapes

    Listen to the smooth sounds of Taylor McFerrin

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Hall of Fame Nominations a Big Cleveland Steamer

    Late Friday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for its class of 2008: Madonna, John Mellencamp, Beastie Boys, Donna Summer, Leonard Cohen and Afrika Bambaataa are the heavyweights. Mind you, these are just nominees. Oh, I forgot to mention that Chic somehow rates a nomination, ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    Muck a Duck

    Must-see shows at McGonigel's Mucky Duck

  • Culture

    March 16, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006
  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Playbill

    Scooby-Doobie Scat

  • Calendar

    February 18, 1999
  • Music

    February 4, 1999
  • Music

    April 23, 1998
  • Film

    November 27, 1997

    War Story

    All's more than fair in Welcome to Sarajevo

  • Calendar

    July 24, 1997
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