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    December 6, 2013

    Voice Champ Danielle Bradbery Lights Up City Hall Tonight

    This time last year, Danielle Bradbery was a 16-year-old student at Cy Ranch High School who loved dancing and riding horses and hadn't done much singing outside her own bedroom. Then her family entered her into the Dallas auditions for NBC's high-rated singing show The Voice -- without asking her f ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    The "Ag-Gag" War: Big Ag Declares War on Whistleblowers

    Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.

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    April 24, 2013

    Last Night: Carrie Underwood at Toyota Center

    Carrie Underwood Toyota Center April 23, 2013 It's different at the top of the world. Because critics are the spoiled little creatures that we are, we are traditionally given seats that cost most fans quite a bit of coin. Hell, Alicia Keys' people put me on the third row. Get told Carrie Underwood ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Carrie Underwood, Filter, Paramore, etc.

    Carrie Underwood Toyota Center, April 23 Seemingly shoved off the queen-of-country throne by Taylor Swift's ascendancy, Carrie Underwood may have taken the title right back now that Swift has crossed over completely into the pop realm. No one will ever mistake Underwood for Loretta Lynn, of course, ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Red, White, and Rehab: Country Music's 10 Douchiest Moments

    It might be hard to believe, but the same musicians responsible for singing lyrics about big green tractors and diggin' up bones are also responsible for a lot of my Internet entertainment. You see, when famous people do douchey things, it makes me giggle. When those acts are committed by people t ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    American Idol Returns, Selling More Drama Than Music

    If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    First Taylor Swift, Now Carrie Underwood

    It's going to be a blonde spring, when it comes to wholesome country-pop role models touring through Houston. Days after Taylor Swift announced Houston will be part of her upcoming "Red" tour on May 16 (venue TBD), Carrie Underwood's Web site unveiled the dates of her 40-city spring 2013 outing beh ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Turning 10, American Idol Struggles to Make New Stars -- But Mostly Misses

    It's hard to imagine it now, just a shade less than a decade later, but at one time American Idol was able to crank out star after star in a succession of seasons. Most people couldn't name at least one of the last five winners of Fox's cash-cow pop show, even as ratings have remained healthy (if no ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    CMA Nominations Don't Forget Texans Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band

    Nothing says country music like Times Square. Or is that the other way around? Regardless, the 2012 nominees for the Country Music Association were announced by stars (and nominees) Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean earlier this morning. It helps that Times Square is the home of Good Morning America's st ... More >>

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    May 11, 2012

    Skits: This Week In Music-Biz WTFery -- Katy Perry, B.o.B., Etc.

    The music business fuckery continues. A game so destructive it only benefits the top dogs (and even so, temporarily), while the actual players continue to eat sand out of peanuts. Who's winning? Who's losing? Dig in for this week's music-bidness shenanigans.

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    May 3, 2012

    Going The Distance: The Hot 100's 10 Longest-Charting Songs

    Let us hop in our time machine and head back to a magical place in the past known as Dec. 23, 2010. Here is a snapshot of things going on at the time: Rocks Off was making wishes for the year 2011; Kanye West was knee deep in Album of the Year wins for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; Eddie Vedder ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

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    March 27, 2012

    Sugarland Says It Will Play New BBVA Compass Stadium

    Updated with comments from BBVA Compass Stadium Director of Marketing, PR & Booking Gina Rotolo -- 12:24 p.m. Pop-country duo Sugarland will be playing the Houston Dynamo's new stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, the band announced in a set of tour dates on its Web site. The show, scheduled for Aug. 26, ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

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    February 13, 2012

    The Beats Go On As Grammys Take Care Of Their Own

    Hands up, everyone who is surprised.​The Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday night could have easily turned into a wake - or worse, a funeral. After Whitney Houston's death Saturday, the mood was appropriately somber until a dance party broke out, or perhaps a coming-out party for dance music. Foreve ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Lyrical Life Lessons: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned

    straightpinkie.com​Blame it on the humidity, but there's something about Houston that makes women go off the deep end. In fact, the Bayou City is home to three of the past decade's most notorious female-perpetrated crimes. There was Dr. Clara Harris (2002), who responded to the news of her hu ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Top 5 Country Music Feuds

    The great mullet smackdown of 1992, starring Travis Tritt and Billy Ray Cyrus​Country music singers, Hank Williams Jr. once sang, are a real close family. And like most families, sometimes they don't get along. But unlike rap or British rock, where there are so many feuds it can be hard to ke ... 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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    May 26, 2011

    Idol Beat: American Idiots

    Spoiler alert: the smug one wins.​Thanks to Shea Serrano for taking the bullet yesterday. After what felt like eons, the 10th season of American Idol lurched to its inevitable anticlimax last night. It was as especially torturous affair, stretching well over two hours and mixing performances ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Out Today: Other Things Besides Born This Way... Seriously

    ​This past weekend was magical, what with Rocks Off finally getting to see Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light and all. You may remember that we have been wanking over Light since it came out in April, but it's really good. Best rock album of the year? Maybe, unless Jack White or Josh H ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Idol Beat: Not So Fast, Five

    Winter is coming... Wait, wrong show.​Dear American Idol: I don't like you - I think that's been pretty well established at this point - and I know you don't like me, otherwise you wouldn't still be dragging along for 90 minutes on Wednesday even though there are only five contestants left, a ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Jesus Is On the Mainline: The Son Of God In Rock & Roll

    ​With Easter Sunday coming up, we delved into all the instances of Jesus Christ in rock and roll. He's been a popular lyrical subject since he was born over 2,000 years ago, and his family enterprise runs neck and neck with sex when it comes to the entire lyrical history of music. Hymns or lov ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Idol Beat: Some Girls

    ​I missed most of last night's introduction because I was still trying to get my head around how they're going to milk tonight's selection show for two freaking hours. American Idol is just another example of domestic ineffeciency: take what should be -- at best -- a thirty minute program and ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    New Dynamo Stadium May Not Change Concert Climate Much

    Marco TorresLady Gaga at Toyota Center, July 25​Conceivably, today's announcement that the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has agreed to act as landlord for the proposed Houston Dynamo stadium in downtown's East End could present a serious challenge to the Houston area's reigning concer ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    How Much Does Houston Like Rush? A Lot.

    Photos by Groovehouse/ Click link for a slideshowRush's Geddy Lee: "Hmmm... looks like a sellout to me."​Rush's "Time Machine" tour was well-named in more ways than one. Not only did the Canadian trio perform 1981's Moving Pictures in its entirety, but the tour transported the concert industry ... More >>

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    October 12, 2010

    Hands Up Post: Honky-Tonk Houston's Done Got Out Of Hand

    ​A recent thread on the Hands Up Houston message board found poster "honky honk" complaining (and mangling the English language): Dear Houston. Why are you excepting [sic] this right wing, overtly white genre of music known as honky tonk or country? Why do we have to travel that far back ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Last Night: Carrie Underwood At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Carrie Underwood Toyota Center October 6, 2010 Carrie Underwood is perfect for Vegas. That's not a knock - mostly. Underwood is wholesome, engaging and dynamic. She's no Tina Turner, but she can strut onstage. Her voice is excellent - good range and control, on key and ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

    ​In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    The Week In TV: Futurama Lives!

    ​I don't know about you, but I'm ready for a summer of transcredible exploits. This was the week in TV Land: • Last week I asked what you watch during the summer, and the responses covered the bases for summer shows: Burn Notice, Leverage (really?), The Closer (really?!), sporting events, ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Pop Rocks: American Idol -- What The Hell Is Wrong With You People?

    ​The ninth season of America's national karaoke showcase -- also known as American Idol -- premiered last Tuesday. The show that has contributed such legends as Jordin Sparks and Taylor Hicks to the world of music continues to chug along in spite of the absence of original judge Paula Abdul and th ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    It's 4:30 p.m. and Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, John Mayer, Nickelback and ICP Still Suck

    Er... no comment. OK, maybe one or two...​In the world of rock writing, there are just some artists' fans that you can't help but fuck with. While you're alternately enamored and disgusted by their chosen obsession, they exert a near religious fanaticism for their fixation of worship, making them ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    May 14, 2009

    Creep Show

    O Pioneers!!! turns growing up into unrelenting punk rock.

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    May 13, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Three

    Disclaimer: Thanks to technical difficulties brought about by the crap DVR capture feature of our limp-ass new cable box/provider, I missed the first 15-20 minutes of Tuesday's episode of American Idol. Please feel free to attempt to conjecture about whatever you think I would have said - had I been ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Unusual Suspects at The Usual

    Trackside bar welcomes amateur karaoke stars — and everybody else

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    January 13, 2009

    American Idol Returns Tonight... Yawn

    Come back Kelly Clarkson, all is forgiven... If you've been lucky enough to spend the past several months in a media-deprivation tank - or maybe you just don't read the Houston Chronicle - then you no doubt know Fox's shrill-singing flagship series American Idol returns tonight at 7 p.m. (As ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: 2008's Heavy Rotation

    For the second (third?) year in a row, LOM didn't vote in either the Nashville Scene's best of country music poll or the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop best of American music poll. I'm just not a good list-maker. Detest that stuff. Just trying to compile a list of possibles makes my brain hate me. ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    April 25, 2008
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    May 16, 2007
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    April 27, 2007
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    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

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    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

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