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Burt Bacharach

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Dirty Dancing's Eric Carmen: "I Wanted to Find Where the Magic Was"

    Very few articles about Eric Carmen (including, sadly, this one) do not include the term "power pop" somewhere to describe the music he's made with the Raspberries and in his lengthy solo career. But according to the singer/guitarist, if you gotta have a musical label, you could do much worse. "'Po ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 12, 2013

    It's Time for Christmas to Hit the Stage in Houston

    There's lots of alternatives to the same old same old this year.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Last Night: Ben Folds Five at Bayou Music Center

    Ben Folds Five Bayou Music Center September 25, 2012 In the recent rash of rock reunions this past year, it was perhaps the reuniting of Ben Folds, Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee that was the most warranted and most fully realized. After years as a solo act, piano man Folds and his Chapel Hill, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    ACL 2012 Rumors: 10 Bands That Could Make the Cut (No, Not Radiohead)

    Before we begin, Radiohead is in Europe for the duration of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. They will not fly 12 hours to play a field in Austin. Ah, it just wouldn't be May without ACL rumors running rampant. Rocks Off is guilty every year of stoking the fire, sometimes just one day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Four Lost Neil Diamond Covers

    Few musicians polarize critics like Neil Diamond, but, love him or hate him, you can’t deny his ability to write unforgettable pop numbers. Just consider how many of Diamond’s songs have become standards and then, as covers, became standards again. While trying to catalogue such a list, we disco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008

    R.I.P. Isaac Hayes: See Ya Later, Chef...

    Man, despite all my classic-rock revelry, this weekend actually turned out to be kind of a bummer. First we lose Bernie Mac, then news comes yesterday that soul and South Park icon Isaac Hayes has passed on as well. Much more than the baritone behind the animated Comedy Central series' "Chocolate Sa ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    March 10, 2005
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    February 5, 2004

    Highway Stars

    After 15 years of ups and downs, Swell is on the rise again

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    The Velvet Viking

    Norwegian phenom Sondre Lerche brings his precocious sunny-day pop straight outta the fjords

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    The Power of 12

    Arthur Yoria and Matt Maloney launch a new local label with a roster of one

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Cracker

    Sunday, April 14

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Bowing to Pop

    A Muslim by choice, Jawad couldn't deny the will of his music

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Charity Case

    After the big split, HCC goes for the glamorous giving

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    [S]hit

    Behind current blaxploitation pulp literature is - surprise! - the music biz

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Valley of the Dull

    Susann biopic isn't Great, not by a long shot

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Utility Bassist

    Christian McBride can do it all, and do it well

  • Film

    June 10, 1999

    Shaggy Dog

    The insipid Austin Powers is a total waste

  • Music

    November 5, 1998
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    October 15, 1998
  • Film

    March 26, 1998

    Phony Folksy

    Linklater tries to break out of the slacker doldrums, but misfires

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    September 4, 1997
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    September 12, 1996
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