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Britney Spears

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    August 22, 2014

    We Love the VMAs Because They're Rigged

    "If, for any reason, this voting process is interrupted, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that Sponsor believes in its sole discretion to be reasonably necessary, Sponsor reserves the right to select the winners at its discretion." This is what it says at the ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    The Six Best Circus-Themed Albums

    You could definitely say that there are fads in pop music. In fact, following certain trends in sound and fashion can make or break whether someone is even considered a "pop artist." One of our favorites of these particular fads is when artists have one of their albums follow a circus theme. The ani ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    10 Current Songs So Bad, They're Practically Making Fun of You

    Ever had the urge to make the world's worst playlist? Perhaps you're hell-bent on torturing the passengers on a ten-hour road trip to Florida, or you just want to drive your mother-in-law batty enough that she'll jump ship and walk home. Well, just bust out these bad boys. Be careful, though. In s ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Slapping Bey's Ass May Have Been a Poor Life Choice, Dude

    I'm just going to go with the obvious here and say that when you're at a concert, there's a golden rule that one should follow, both with your fellow concertgoers and with the performers. It's a rule that has been reiterated since the dawn of man: keep your hands to yourselves. Sticky paws are not w ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Antiquated Music Things Kids These Days Will Never Have to Deal With

    Some weeks back, while doing Christmas shopping for younger relatives, I realized just how different the musical world looks to someone who is, say, just now reaching ten years old. I discovered this when I realized that things like vinyl, cassettes, and even compact discs aren't coveted items to mo ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Girls, Girls, Girls At 25: Anatomy Of A Strip-Club Classic

    Mötley Crüe, those depraved kings of '80s sleaze, took a major step toward strip-club immortality 25 years ago this week when the band released its fourth album, Girls, Girls, Girls.. Glossy, debauched heavy metal ruled the charts in the summer of 1987 -- Whitesnake, Ozzy, Bon Jovi and Poison all ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Double Duds: The 10 Worst Duets Since "Ebony and Ivory"

    Thirty years ago this week, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit No. 1 on the charts with their duet, "Ebony and Ivory." The song spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the past three decades as a joke. Perhaps history's most hackneyed call for racial harmony (which, admittedly, ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012
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    February 1, 2012

    Bedtime Stories: The Naughtiest Madonna Videos Ever (Semi-NSFW)

    This weekend, the grand dame of American pop music, Madonna, will grace the halftime stage at Super Bowl XLVI. This is a major improvement from last year's more-inhuman-than-human Black Eyed Peas performance, which tested the resolve our country, and even the world. But we all survived. Who won the ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Happy 30th, Britney! Maybe Now You Can Finally Put These Performances Behind You

    The face that launched a thousand Bob Doles​Where were you in...'81? Rocks Off was in junior high, spending long, solitary afternoons in his bedroom listening to Moving Pictures and Dark Side of the Moon and wondering why no girls seemed to be interested in playing Squad Leader. But 1981 also ... More >>

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    July 27, 2011

    Justin Bieber, Britney Spears Tweeting to Help Houston Family

    Das Bieberino is on the case!! Justin Bieber, Britney Spears and other celebrities (and some wanna-be celebrities) are tweeting in support of Houston kids whose parents were killed in a West texas car crash. Two of the three Berry children are paralyzed from the waist down. ​

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    July 26, 2011

    Boobylicious: Music's 20 Most Memorable Breasts (Semi-NSFW)

    ztams.comWendy O. Williams, seen here with Motorhead front man Lemmy Kilmister​It may sound silly, but boobs are powerful things. Men are fascinated and entranced by them, while women constantly obsess over their size and shape. In a way, they're not unlike the ring in Lord of the Rings: Capab ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

    Hipster Scum​This Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Last Night: Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj Toyota Center July 13, 2011 Check out pictures of bad girls Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj in our slideshow. So far in 2011, Aftermath has seen Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, and in two weeks we should be standing ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011
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    June 28, 2011

    The Most Bizarre Music Memorabilia Ever Auctioned Off

    michaeljacksonfuneral.orgNote: Not the actual million-dollar jacket.​Have you ever worked in a souvenir store, memorabilia outlet or run an online auction? If so, odds are you have developed a venal, burning hatred for collectors. Rocks Off isn't going to mince words: collectors are some of t ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Eminem Vs. Gaga; Nicki Minaj Vs. Britney: Who Wins?

    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 >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Fifteen Of Our Favorite Cheating Songs

    zazzle.com​Songwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    New Music Releases April 5: Leon Russell, Robbie Robertson, The Ravonettes, The Kills, Etc.

    ​Last week brought new releases from Britney Spears, Radiohead, and a few Pearl Jam re-issues hitting store shelves amid reports that the industry was finally starting to see some improvement. Spears' Femme Fatale is currently projected to enter the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart with sal ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternatives for Your Iglesia-less Britney Spears Tour

    Not opening for Britney, he doesn't.​By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess -- no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias's decision to bail on the just-announced ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years

    theprettyreckless.com​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    We Hold Britney Spears Against Us For Four Minutes

    Bellamy Bros. may hold new single against her a good deal longer... Jive Records​Britney Spears' new single, "Hold It Against Me," leaked yesterday and was officially released earlier today. As of this moment, it's blowing up the charts at iTunes and radio. The song sounds as if she walked ou ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010

    Top Five Teen-Idol Rehab Alumni

    ​Checking into rehab is no laughing matter. That said, we at Rocks Off often find inspiration in even the darkest of corners. So when it was announced, much to our surprise, that Dallas-born teen pop starlet Demi Lovato had checked into rehab an inpatient treatment center, we pondered celebri ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Seven Musical Marriages Sullied By Proposition 8's Repeal

    ​Just in case you're one of the very few people who hasn't yet been seized by government shock troops and forced to marry someone of the same sex, a California Supreme Court judge ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional Wednesday. This would be the proposition which officially defines marriage as ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Pop Princess Edition

    MB Pictures/ Rex Features​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    At 4:20 On 4/20, Music's Biggest Burnouts

    ​ You should all know what today is. Today is the day pot-smoking amateurs giggle to one another about how high they're going to be all day, while the real potheads simply wait with stoic stoner patience for the magic hour to roll around. Yeah, you'll know the real burnouts when you see them. Not ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    February 23, 2010

    Game Time: The Knicks And Tracy McGrady...Shortest Honeymoon Ever

    ​Those who know me know that I have an unhealthy fascination with Britney Spears, unhealthy to the point where I found myself strangely attracted to her even through her hefty "Xanax and Frappucino for breakfast" phase back in 2007. One of my favorite Britney stories ever was her "marriage" to boy ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    5 Real-Life Rock-Star Stereotypes More, Well, Flaming Than Adam Lambert

    ​We hate to be those people, but it's true: stereotypes exist for a reason. Our theory is that stereotypes propagate themselves from the insecurities of people who believe they're "supposed" to be some kind of archetype, whether it's the toughest gangsta, the punkest punk rocker or the hick with t ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Pop Rocks: I'm Shocked, Shocked To Discover Britney Spears Was Lip-Synching

    ​To think, I almost found myself agreeing with John Mayer.His response to the simmering Britney Spears lip-synching scandal -- mocking those who expressed outrage at the fact Spears was faking it during her concert in Perth, Australia last weekend -- would appear to be dead-on. One could even take ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    Spank Me Baby One More Time: A Sordid Tale of Self-Gratification to Britney Spears Videos

    Next week Britney Spears hits town for the second time in the past year, bringing her "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" tour back to town. Frankly we don't know why Brit needed to hit Houston one more time, but pardon the pun. But anyhow, having Britney in town brings back a flood of memories, a ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    Why Are The News People So Desperate?

    ​Have you seen that promo for KPRC news where Dominique Sachse and pals are wandering around a gigantic room, begging us to tell them what we want them to cover?I've been searching for it on YouTube with no luck, but I think you know the one. Bill Balleza and Dom and the whole crew want us to e-ma ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Aftermath: Britney Spears at Toyota Center

    Britney Spears and her three-ring "Circus" came to Houston Monday night, and I unashamedly followed throngs of twenty- and thirtysomethings into Toyota Center to catch a glimpse of the comeback girl we love to pick apart, then pick back up again. We'll skip right on over openers the Pussycat Dolls ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Should Rocks Off Pay $150 to Review Britney Spears?

    It seems the recession is even beginning to cut into superstars like Britney Spears' pocketbooks. Rocks Off found out today that Spears' current "Circus" tour, which stops at Toyota Center Monday night, is what they call in the biz a "no-comp" affair, meaning the block of tickets usually ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    It's Britney, Bitches!

    Her career has already withstood more train wrecks than Amtrak, and now it looks like Britney Spears is on the upswing one more time. Spears' new single "Womanizer," the lead single from her Circus album (dropping today), which she performed today on Good Morning America (above), is a recent Bi ... More >>

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    August 6, 2008

    Should I Start Caring About Britney Spears Again?

    Many moons ago (so many moons that I can’t even find the Miss Pop Rocks post I’m referring to), I vowed in this blog that I would never write about Britney Spears again because, quite frankly, she was losing her mind. As much as I love to snark on idiot celebrities and bad cable television star ... More >>

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    January 4, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Mommie Dearest, 2008 Remix

    Eight years ago, if I would have told you that one day Britney Spears would be pulled out of her own house strapped to a gurney like a common meth-head, you would have called me crazy. You probably also would have asked why I had a huge poster of her over my bed. My reply would have something along ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Musical lowlights of 2007

    Shaken, Not Stirred

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    November 8, 2007

    Thrift Store Cowboys

    Lubbock sextet stays true to country, bluegrass and blues

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    October 12, 2007
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    September 28, 2007
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    September 17, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: The Requisite Britney Spears Post

    America’s cultural albatross, known as Britney Spears, slugged out on the stage to open Sunday’s 2007 MTV Video Music Awards. And there was not an ungaped mouth in the house. It’s our fault she’s still here, America. We fed this creature fame and money, catering to her every need for atten ... More >>

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    April 12, 2007

    God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut

    In a time when Anna Nicole takes precedence over a war and American Idol collects more votes than any election, it’s doubtful Kurt Vonnegut's death will muster up more than today's front page headlines. Maybe these are just the ramblings of a bookworm from high school, but it's sad to think that ... More >>

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    October 6, 2005

    The Warlocks, with the Gris Gris and Architects

    Saturday, October 8, at Walter's on Washington, 4215 Washington Avenue, 713-864-2727.

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    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

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    October 23, 2003

    Lillix Fair

    Life on a major label is no carnival for teenage sisters Lacey-Lee and Tasha-Ray Evin

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    December 13, 2001

    Britney Spears

    Britney (Jive)

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    March 25, 1999
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