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Cher (Entertainer)

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Cher at Toyota Center, 3/24/2014

    Cher, Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo Toyota Center March 24, 2014 "All right, well, this is the beginning of the magical mystery circus..." Monday night, Cher took the stage at Toyota Center on her second stop on the "Dressed to Kill" final farewell tour. It really will be a shame if this is her goodb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Cher, Ellie Goulding, Schoolboy Q, Tool, etc.

    Cher Toyota Center, March 24 Cher's six-decade career is all the proof we need that she can do just about anything she sets her mind to. She's a musician, an actress and an all-out badass from feathered head to stiletto-ed toe, and has been ever since the moment she hit the screen singing "I Got Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    The Allman Brothers Band's Still-Unfolding Saga Ain't Got But One Way Out

    One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band By Alan Paul St. Martin's Press, 464 pp., $29.99 Make no mistake. While only two of the six original members of the Allman Brothers Band were actual biological siblings, the fraternal ties of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Houston Bartenders Have Some Great Drinks Lined Up For Your Fall and Winter ... Cheers!

    For much of the country, fall begins with the first cold front of the season, usually in September. There's a chill in the air, the leaves begin to change color, and everyone starts looking forward to Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. In Houston, we know it's fall when Starbucks rolls out th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Vote or Die: The Last VJ's Top 5 Videos of the Week

    Welcome back to The Last VJ, music fans. It's another week seeking high and low, in and out and in an out throughout the world for the last vestiges of truly groundbreaking and amazing music videos. Which of the five this week shall stalk the night as the invincible sprit of vengeance and triumph, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Man Man at Fitzgerald's, 9/22/2013

    Man Man, Xenia Rubinos Fitzgerald's Upstairs September 22, 2013 Man Man has always been a bit of a mystery, so much so that many people in Sunday's crowd were unaware that the group would even be headlining the venue's upstairs ballroom that night. Before the Philly group even stepped onstage, man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Five Acts You Didn't Know Have New Albums Out This Month

    So far 2013 has been marked by a considerable amount of comebacks. Some have made a bigger splash than others; we saw a new Black Sabbath album LP explode while the new Deep Purple floundered. We saw pop explosions from Fall Out Boy and Justin Timberlake, while while a new Kanye West album met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Rockshow: Paul McCartney's First Marathon, But Not His Last

    Rockshow Paul McCartney and Wings Eagle Vision, 139 mins., $29.98 DVD/$34.98 Blu-ray According to rollingstone.com, the act that owned last weekend's Bonnaroo Festival was not some hirsute jam band, plaintive female singer-songwriter, or preppy indie-rockers, but a guy that much of the world has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Five Couples Who Clicked Onstage After Breaking Up

    Divorce is a strange and difficult thing. Nobody goes into a marriage expecting to ever have to get divorced. But what do you do when things don't work out, you get divorced, and yet your primary source of income and your creative outlet is inextricably tied to your former partner/spouse? In the ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Last Night: Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo at Stafford Centre

    Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Stafford Centre April 17, 2013 If you grew up during a particular window of the early 1980s, there were certain things you couldn't escape: economic malaise, the San Francisco 49ers, and MTV. If you were an early enough adopter of Music Television, you were more than fam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Welcome Back: 5 "Retired" Artists Who Have Returned

    Retirements in everyday life are often final, rewarding caps to distinguished careers so that the retirees can pursue lifelong hobbies and ambitions. Alternatively, they move to Florida and join a country club. In music, however, retirements are often little more than an excuse to sell concert tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Quietly, For a Dance Club, Rich's Reopens Under New Ownership

    Rich's, the popular but troubled Midtown dance club, has quietly reopened under a new ownership group after the landlord evicted previous tenants in May. The venue at 2401 San Jacinto is now operated by a group of investors calling itself Rich's Sacred Ground Inc. According to Texas Alcoholic Bever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    New Book Gives Session Aces the Wrecking Crew Their Past Due

    The Wrecking Crew: The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret By Kent Hartman Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $25.99. Motown had the Funk Brothers, Nashville had the A-Team, and Stax/Volt had their Memphis men, but gold-record-for-gold-record, no group played on more hits in the '60s and '70 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Death Be Not, Uh... True: The 8 Most Asinine Musician Death Hoaxes

    Why do people perpetrate death hoaxes? Why would someone deliberately set out to spread rumors of a famous person's demise that they know simply aren't true? Is it some kind of Munchausen-By-Proxy thing, where they hope to absorb some of the residual sympathy and outpouring of goodwill? Is it a mad ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Blue Hate Special: Loving to Loathe Guy Fieri

    We've all seen this spiked, peroxide-dyed Food Network star eating his way across America's heartland. We've all heard him choking out limp catchphrases around mouthfuls of food, wheezing out airy, hyena-like whinnies of laughter while wiping grease and mustard off of his perfectly manicured, bleac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Supergroups: 10 Bands That Sprang From Other Bands

    From the remnants of other great bands are often birthed more great bands. Oftentimes these little side projects go under the radar unless you are a hardcore fan, or the new band itself gains a lot of airplay or word of mouth. Either way, some of the greatest rock bands of all time have been birthe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Pulling A Cee-Lo: 11 More Contemporary Artists Who Need Their Own Vegas Residency

    ​Cee-Lo Green raised eyebrows a couple of weeks ago when he announced that he was settling down -- in Las Vegas. The Grammy-winning "Fuck You" singer says that his new semi-permanent show, "Loberace," will launch Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Vegas Strip and run at least throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Enjoy Your Lunar New Year With Some Of Music's Greatest Butts

    According to Chinese reckoning, today marks the lunar new year. It's the Year of the Dragon. Specifically, the Year of the Water Dragon, which I'm told will bestow a peaceful energy on the coming year, favoring the ideals of negotiation and forward thinking. I know, right? BOOORING. We Americans kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Classic Christmas: A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. ​Christmas music comes in all shapes and sizes. From jazz and blues to hip hop and heavy metal, everybody thinks they have an interesting take on holiday classics, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Teen Angels: 10 Musicians with a Penchant for Young Girls

    In the great 80s comedy Night Shift, there is a scene where Michael Keaton is driving down what appears to be the West Side Highway in New York in a brand new Cadillac with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" blaring from the speakers. In a bid to impress a mildly terrified Henry Winkler, Keaton attempts to demons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Slim Thug's Boss Hogg Outlawz Not Sorry For Outlaw Wayz

    ​The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug's stable of gorillas, have been dormant long enough. They are readying the newest piece in their Serve and Collect series, Serve and Collect 3. That tape, a proper album, will release August 30. In the meantime, you get the holdover Outlaw Wayz, which they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Punk Rock's 10 Most Potent Women

    David EnsmingerExene Cervenka at Cactus Music​Women are the resilient backbone of punk, providing creative DNA for the movement since the "zero hour," including Houston's own MyDolls and members of AK-47 and Bevatron, among others. Up 'n' comers like Vivian Pikkles keep the faith as Zipperneck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Krayolas Score Surprise Hit With Bob Dylan Cover

    ​If you follow these pages you may have noticed that Rocks Off recently tabbed Tipsy Topsy Turvy by veteran San Antonio rockers The Krayolas as our choice for best Texas album of the year so far. Yes, we understand that this may be running counter to the other members of the local media and ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Houston First In Race to Gaily Cruise the Amazon

    Photo from www.conciergetravel.ccA gay cruise to the Amazon awaits.​Nobody's celebrating Pride month quite like Concierge Travel, the Houston-based GLBT cruise agency. They just announced the first gay cruise on the Amazon is scheduled to set sail, reported USA Today. So grab your breathable c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Beyonce, Dad No Longer Client, Manager

    ​Beyonce has severed business ties with her father and longtime manager since the days of Destiny's Child, Mathew Knowles, according to a press release from Houston-based Music World Entertainment. "The decision for Beyonce and Music World Entertainment to part was mutual," Mathew Knowles, Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Christina Aguilera's National Anthem: Better Than Carl Lewis', Anyway

    ​Today, Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are presumably on their way to Disney World, the Pittsburgh Steelers are praying Ben Roethlisberger did not do anything in the many, many strip clubs of the greater Metroplex to bring on a repeat of his season-opening four-game sus ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 15, 2010

    Island Of Misfit Christmas Albums: Teen Pop Meltdown

    ​It happens like this: You are in charge of a major teen-pop act who can sell anything with their face or voice on it, be it training bras, shaving cream, or caskets. You have a week off in the summer from touring. Do you let the talent go home and sleep in their own beds or do you shove the ... More >>

  • Film

    November 25, 2010

    Stripped

    Rehashing yesterday's musicals, Burlesque squanders its hottest asset: Xtina.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Last Night: Hacienda At Under The Volcano

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Hacienda Under the Volcano November 4, 2010 How long did it take Hacienda to warm up and find the rock groove Thursday night? About two drum beats. For a bunch of peaceful, soft-spoken, just-grateful-to-be-here guys who have been touring non-stop all year, the rising ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Burlesque: Cher, Christina Aguilera And A 14-Year-Old Houstonian

    Nothing but class​Aficionados of the strip-club epic Showgirls are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Burlesque.Burlesque hasn't been rated yet, but it has Cher and Christina Aguilera in it, so you know taste and decorum will likely be in short supply in this movie about a seedy "neo-burlesque" house ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Musicians Who Will Fetch The Least In TwitChange Auction

    ​TwitChange, a charity organization dedicated to helping Haiti led by the only Desperate Housewife who doesn't look at least partially mummified, Eva Longoria, is having an auction that will change the very nature of self-obsession as we know it. Several celebrities have gotten together and ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Lady Gaga's Imaginary Penis: Music's Best Sex Urban Legend Ever?

    Marco Torres​Well, milady has come and gone, leaving in her wake a trail of Christ's blood and broken hearts. And a lot of people who couldn't get into the show having to make do with Kesha. Rocks Off was not among the anointed allowed to cover the concert, and we couldn't buy our way in becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Are You Totally Goth?

    This guy is definitely Goth.​Being a Goth often requires a constant image check. How many points do you lose for owning a Cher album? If you don't wear black leather in the summer, does that show a lack of dedication? These are the questions and queries and posers that whip up a Goth into a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Why Did Christina Aguilera Really Postpone Her Tour?

    ​So Christina Aguilera isn't touring this summer after all, according to a release Live Nation floated late Monday and Rocks Off caught via Billboard this morning: "Christina Aguilera's summer tour has been moved to 2011 due to prior commitments that the singer had made to her film Burlesque and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Idol Beat: Adios, Aaron

    What does this have to do with crooning, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr.? Absolutely nothing.​I was amazed, if not exactly surprised, at how much time Idol can kill in a one-hour results show. Now that we're down to just a handful of singers, the producers are really reaching for padding, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    American Idol: Adios, Aaron

    What does this have to do with crooning, Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr.? Absolutely nothing.​I was amazed, if not exactly surprised, at how much time Idol can kill in a one-hour results show. Now that we're down to just a handful of singers, the producers are really reaching for padding, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    37th Annual Moonlight Ramble

    Roll into a new season

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    The Continuing Follies of AutoTune

    For the past six months, the music business has been aghast and/or enthralled with the AutoTune craze. There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon, which is now crawling into the public's brain at an alarming rate. No one seems to be immune to the 'Tune, with rappers Lil' Wayne and T-Pain seemingl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Lost Tuneage: Sea Level

    Who Dat? When the 1976 lineup of the Allman Brothers Band dissolved in a haze of drugs, solo careers and Cher, members Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums), Chuck Leavell (keyboards), and Lamar Williams (bass) quickly formed this group after adding guitarist Jimmy Nalls. The trio had already been o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2008

    Tommy Drake

    The Woodlands-based comedian has some “kids, do try this at home” advice for wanna-be knife jugglers

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Why the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special Creeps Me Out

    In 1988, few things were as cool or innovative on Saturday mornings as Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Each week, we screamed the secret word, connected dots, watched old weird-ass cartoons and saw Saturday Night Live star Phil Hartman play a surly sea captain. The show was something five-year olds and hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Happy Thanksgiving: A Totally Different Kind of Turkey

    This is Ajda Pekkan, who, although she looks more like Suzanne Somers, is sort of like the Cher of Turkey. This song is called "Bambaska Biri" - the words may not be familiar, but Rocks Off thinks you might just recognize the tune. - Chris Gray

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2008

    Tea with Mussolini

    Zeffirelli has a different take on life under a dictator

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    July 20, 2006
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    June 8, 2006
  • Dining

    January 12, 2006

    Forget the Food

    Go to La Strada for Sunday brunch, and the fiesta will leave you wanting more

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