In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.
Before releasing his six-song EP, Volume Up, Windows Down, in 2010, Texas country singer/songwriter George Ducas had taken a break from performing and had mainly concentrated on writing hits for country artists such as Garth Brooks, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Gary Allan, Trisha Yearwood, Sara E ... More >>
Forty-six years ago today, rock and roll got a hell of a lot weirder in the state of Texas. On Nov. 30, 1966, Austin garage band The 13th Floor Elevators released their The Psychedelic Sounds Of album on Houston's International Artists label. Powered by the raw, fluttering classic "You're Gonna Miss ... More >>
Twenty-eight years ago this week, Marvin Gay, Sr., received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation for the voluntary manslaughter of his son, the R&B legend Marvin Gaye. Gay pled guilty after shooting his namesake dead in the L.A. home given to him and his wife by Gaye, who was 44 ... More >>
Photo by Robert BejilWhere were we? Oh yeah, crystal ball and prophesies. You ready for this? OK. What follows is a list of events we expect to befall the music industry in 2012. Yes, these are etched in stone and should be regarded as gospel. Full prophetic titillation ahead.
Weird Al Yankovic, the accordion-playing satirist who has made mockery of everything from the American diet to gangsta rap - as if he needs any introduction - turns 50 today. As Rocks Off's editor asked, "How can he be only 50?" It's a good question, because if you're anything like us, Weird Al ... More >>
Corinne Bailey Rae makes music -- and history
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed
Aceyalone's provocative, freestyle rhymes have made him king of the underground
The former Austin guitar-slinger wants people to know he has more than SRV licks at his disposal
Good ole vibrations from the Beach Boys this summer
Sinatra's genius looms lively and large over multiple media
John Axelrod has a plan to make classical music hip--and himself hot
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer -- and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Adam Ant is still dressed up, and now has somewhere to go