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Burt Bacharach

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    May 23, 2014

    8 Metal Bands Made Better by Switching Vocalists

    With all the drama that surrounds singer/screamer changes, you'd think it's the end of the world and it has never worked for any band. The reactions across the internet any time one vocalist leaves and another joins are always less than enthusiastic, thinking change is bad one hundred percent of the ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The Five Weirdest Artists to Ever Go Mainstream

    One thing most intense music fans agree on nowadays is that the mainstream sucks. That's probably a sentiment that's always been true among the underground, but you even hear it among casual listeners today. "I don't buy albums because only one or two songs are going to be good" is a common refrain. ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs: "I Listen a Lot to the '60s Still"

    In the '80s, Susanna Hoffs was at the top of her game as a member of all-girl band the Bangles, who had many hits including "Hero Takes a Fall," "Walking Down Your Street," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Eternal Flame," and countless others. Though the band split in 1989, Hoffs reunited with the Bangle ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    February 9, 2012
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    December 7, 2011

    Six Songs We Bet You Didn't Know Were Written by Burt Bacharach

    ​A number of years ago, Rocks Off went to see Burt Bacharach perform with the Houston Symphony. We knew a little bit about his music and were familiar, or so we thought, with many of his bigger hits like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    10 Awesome, Awful & Odd "Hey Jude" Covers

    ​This week in 1968, The Beatles inaugurated their Apple Records label in a most auspicious fashion, releasing "Hey Jude" as a 45. The B-side was "Revolution." Written by Paul McCartney and employing a 36-piece orchestra, "Jude" did nothing to dispel the perception that Paul was the "soft" Beat ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010
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    September 7, 2010

    The Top Five Bank-Robbery Scene Soundtracks

    ​It's been quite a summer for bank robberies in the Bayou City. It seems like more banks are being plundered than ever before by a rogue's gallery that includes the XXXL Bandit, the "Master of Disguise" and the Bicycle Brigands. Whether coincidence or felonious response to a dismal economy, th ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010
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    April 28, 2010

    Glee: Marking Time

    ​At the outset, it looked like another Sue Sylvester-heavy episode. First, she gave Mercedes (and, less emphatically, Kurt) an ultimatum to lose weight or be dropped from the squad, then she commandeered the McKinley High auditorium for an entire week, forcing New Directions to secure a new l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Glee: Marking Time

    ​At the outset, it looked like another Sue Sylvester-heavy episode. First, she gave Mercedes (and, less emphatically, Kurt) an ultimatum to lose weight or be dropped from the squad, then she commandeered the McKinley High auditorium for an entire week, forcing New Directions to secure a new lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    A Very White Guy Explains Why "Granite State of Mind" Is Better Than Jay-Z's Original

    To: Jay-ZFrom A Very White PersonRe: Why "Granite State of Mind" is better than your originalSir:First, I'm sure you're wondering how I, a very pale Irish-American, might be quailifed to critique so-called "rap" music. My answer is simply that, as a white person who reads the Internet, I feel qualif ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Leon's Lounge Needs Some Soul. Brett "Dirty Honey" Koshkin Has The Platters.

    ‚Äč Leon's Lounge, the venerable Midtown throwback dive, is currently closed for renovations as new owner Pete Mitchell (Under the Volcano) gives it a good scrubbing, but it should be back open before too much longer. Maybe as soon as next month. Earlier this week, Rocks Off heard some equally good ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Forever Changes Never Does

    Love's Forever Changes is a crucial element of the soundtrack of my coming of age. With its acoustic guitar base, smart orchestral arrangements (strings and mariachi horns), art-rock feel and poppy lyrics, it stands apart from the most of the music of the psychedelic era. The album is best known for ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    February 1, 2007

    The Postmarks

    The Postmarks

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    April 13, 2006

    True Aim, Blue Flame

    How Elvis Costello turned his eclectic nature into career gold

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    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 6, 2005

    Keeping Promises

    Against all odds, Main Street Theater's new show manages to be likable

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    December 30, 2004

    Flat Fee

    Employee relations get sticky in Promises, Promises

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    November 18, 2004
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    November 4, 2004

    Candy Caine

    Jude Law's Alfie puts a pretty face on what was an ugly story

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    August 26, 2004

    Season's Greetings

    With summer almost over, the theater scene's heating up

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Alpha

    Stargazing (Special Edition) (Nettwerk)

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Bacharach Meets Isley

    Here I Am (DreamWorks)

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    October 16, 2003

    Triggerfish

    Life on Dry Land (Self-released)

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    August 21, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Thursday, August 21

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    December 26, 2002

    Flush 'Em All

    2002 -- the year Houston nightlife cleaned its colon

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    May 2, 2002

    Elvis Costello

    When I Was Cruel (Island Def Jam)

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    January 3, 2002

    Bertrand Burgalat

    The Sssound of Mmmusic (Tricatel/Emperor Norton)

  • Film

    December 16, 1999

    Mousetrap

    Stuart Little's thick sugar coating is fine for kids. All others, beware.

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    September 30, 1999
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    July 22, 1999

    Playbill

    Ozomatli, dc Talk, The New Morty Show

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    May 6, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

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    March 5, 1998
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    January 29, 1998
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    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

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    January 1, 1998
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    June 19, 1997

    Petty Woman

    Wedding smothers the romantic comedy -- by embracing it hard

  • Music

    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    Shiny Happy People?

    Sweden's Cardigans aren't as warm and fuzzy as they let on

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    June 20, 1996
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    September 1, 1994
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