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Christina Aguilera

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The Six Best Circus-Themed Albums

    You could definitely say that there are fads in pop music. In fact, following certain trends in sound and fashion can make or break whether someone is even considered a "pop artist." One of our favorites of these particular fads is when artists have one of their albums follow a circus theme. The ani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    45 Years On, Jazz Fest Remains an Irresistible Draw

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    You're Fired! Five Songs Based On a True Story

    The woman who was seconds away from becoming my ex-boss looked at me like a math problem she'd never fucking figure out. She asked for my security badge. Why not have me lop off a finger and toss it over? That's how much the badge and all it led to had become a part of me. Then we green-miled i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Blake Shelton

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 15 Name: Blake Shelton AKA: "Mr. Miranda Lambert"

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    A Playlist for Tonight's Hurricane Sandy Telethon

    The music business was hardly spared the effects of Hurricane Sandy. As reported by our New York sister blog, Sound of the City, dozens of shows in the New York-New Jersey area were postponed or canceled; the resulting travel snafu has scuttled touring plans as far away as tonight's (former) Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Marvin Gay, Sr., and the 10 Worst Rock-Star Parents of All Time

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Santigold Goes Hard

    Dance-pop provocateurSantigold is the polar opposite of the starlets she once co-wrote songs with.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    A Very Special Message: The 10 Best Rock-Star Public Service Announcements

    Ever since the Ad Council introduced the "Rosie the Riveter" poster, public service announcements have either warned us of the dangers of such risky behaviors as having unsafe sex, as well as reasons you should vote, or even to spay and neuter your pets. As rock and roll became more popular, artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Christina Hendricks, Olivia Munn, Scarlett Johansson: 22 Famous Leaked Cell Phone Pics That Stopped All Office Productivity

    This past Sunday, naughty cell phone pictures of both Mad Men's redheaded bombshell Christina Hendricks and television personality Olivia Munn leaked onto the Internet. No, they weren't together in the photos -- Dear God -- these were separate leaks. Two of the most lusted after female celebs, Hend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Science Fixins': A Dream Meal Made of Fictional Foods

    What's the greatest science fiction film of all time? If you didn't just go, "Oh, Blade Runner," I want you now to imagine me shooting you the bird as I walk away. As I was re-watching it for the ump-teenth time the other afternoon, I couldn't help but get hungry when Deckard was eating at the noo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Super Bowl XLVI: M.I.A.'s Bird Is The Word

    On its best day, you can say the musical portion of the Super Bowl ranks somewhere below the fifth time you see the latest Go Daddy commercial and somewhere above that pre-game segment featuring an offensive lineman and his mother. I mean, who really looks forward to a halftime show, post Nipplegate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2012

    The Hair Balls Super Bowl Live Blog: Remember To Piss

    In some alternate universe, the streets of Houston are currently bathed in Miller Lite, Reliant Stadium and every bar in town is a watch party, with even the homeless folks are wearing soiled Texans jerseys. But alas, our Houston Texans only made it into the second round of the playoffs, and here we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2012

    Golden Bozos: Your "Official" Live Blog For The 69th Golden Globes

    I know, we're all bummed out the Texans lost. But since you've been drinking anyway, you might as well crack open another one and sit through the one awards show even the People's Choice Awards can look down its nose at. I'll be updating this entry throughout the broadcast, so refresh often and try ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Hugs and Hoots

    Corporate shenanigans way out yonder at Whiskey River.

  • Music

    August 4, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    The Black Lips' Favorite Garage Albums & Bands

    Zach Wolfe​In the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday. The band will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Super Bowl XLV -- At Least It Was A Good Game

    This means sonething different when Ben Roethlisberger does it​Okay, so now we can put the whole Brett Favre/Aaron Rodgers thing to bed, right? While Aaron Rodgers still has a ton of work to do to build the overall resume of the Ol' Dongslinger, yesterday's win over the Steelers, and just as ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Black Eyed Pleeease!: Fergie & The Gang At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Earlier this week we chronicled for you our favorite Super Bowl halftime shows, from Petty and the Who, to the Boss and the Stones. Tonight we will be live-blogging all the musical attractions from Super Bowl XLV from Dallas, er, Arlington. ​ Lined up in the next few minutes we will see Christina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Top 12 Sexiest Christmas Album Covers

    ​Above is the cover of the new Christmas single by once-popular barroom grunge act Buckcherry. We have to say, we like it a lot better than we like their music. It continues a tradition of sexy yuletide album covers, which Rocks Off is proud to document for your ogling pleasure. We'll try to ... More >>

  • Film

    November 25, 2010

    Stripped

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

  • 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

    June 30, 2010

    "Monkey With Arthritis": Top 10 Cattiest Musician Insults

    ​Think of Tony Bennett and you'll probably picture the kindly older gentleman crooning "I Left My Heart In San Francisco" and any number of other pop standards, or perhaps the guy who upstaged Alec Baldwin as "Anthony Benedetto" (his birth name) on a 2006 episode of Saturday Night Live, turnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    FAIL: Weezer, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, ASCAP

    ​Weezer to Team Up with Ryan Adams: Set Expectations Bar to "Low": Remember when Bryan Adams teamed up with Rod Stewart and Sting on that song "All For Love" on the Three Musketeers soundtrack? We bring it up not to once again give Ryan Adams shit about his name, but to point out that all thre ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 17, 2010

    Candida

    The Red Door Theatre Company stages Shaw's nonsecular romance

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Take A Ride On Your Disco Stick: The Lady Gaga Sex Doll

    Over the next year Houstonians will get three chances to see Lady Gaga in the flesh, with two shows next month at Toyota Center and another one in spring at the same venue. We are pretty sure all three have now sold out, so if any of you little monsters haven't got an in on some tickets you may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    MTV Struggles to Remain Relevant By Naming A Twitter Jockey

    ​This week MTV announced an online campaign looking for the network's first-ever TJ, or Twitter Jockey. Unlike the video jockeys of the cable station's past, these folks would instead live-tweet from MTV events for a year, earning a salary, and live in New York City. In addition to Twitter, th ... 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 17, 2010

    ZZ Top Opening Tom Petty's Texas Dates

    Rocks Off has been sitting on this information pretty much all day, and after teasing you on Twitter all day, it feels so good to finally get it off our chests. That's it right up there in the headline, more or less - Houston's hometown boyz ZZ Top have been tapped "by special arrangement" (your gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga (Again!) Headed Our Way

    Hot off the wire this morning is that pop's two preeminent bionic women have penciled in Houston for dates on their upcoming tours. First up is Christina Aguilera, who will bring her tiny frame and prodigious voice to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 12. British diva Leona Lewis, a former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Musical Moms That Make Us Melt

    ​ With Mother's Day fast approaching, we can't help but recognize all the hot rocker mamas out there making music and babies. It can't be easy to write the next great pop song and have a tiny human being inside you sucking nutrients from your body, in the process girding their loins for making you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Bun B Joins Gumball 3000 Rally; Nirvana Chopped And Screwed

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Mark C. AustinNosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase​ Single of the Week: "Start Today," Nosaprise Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    For Opening Day: The Worst Pregame Renditions Of The National Anthem Ever

    What so proudly we hailed... Can you pass the earplugs, please?​ You can be forgiven for not realizing Opening Day for baseball season was here already (yesterday, in fact). Maybe you've been too busy cursing the guy in your NCAA tournament pool that filled out his brackets using the coin-flip met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    In Honor Of Today's Weather: Five Best Snow Movies

    Hair Balls was so excited for today's predicted snowfall that we could barely sleep last night. Fortunately, a half-bottle of cheap gas-station gin and a bunch of Benadryl cured that little problem.The cozy concoction gave us a dream populated with characters and scenes from movies where snow played ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2007

    Drenched in Blog Extra: Christina Preguilera

    Pregnant chicks are cool, I guess, because they eat like stoners and can hold your beer on their stomach while you play Halo. But I still feel mildly weird about these pictures of Xtina trying to look all uber-slutty with a small human inside her stomach, I guess because a lot of girls my age are ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Ring in the Holidays at Charles Brown Blues Fest

    Earlier this week, a radio station in Kansas City caused all kinds of red flags to go up by switching to all Christmas music before it was even Halloween. Now two stations in Chicago have followed suit, and if Sunny 99.1 waits all the way until Thanksgiving to make the switch, it will surprise the h ... More >>

  • Music

    August 23, 2007
  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Pop Quiz

    A quick check of your pop-princess savvy

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    The Edge of the Spotlight

    Trouble for "Texas Troubadour" Chris Knudson

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Cruel Summer

    Are we hearing the death rattle of the sheds?

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Chasing Mandy

    A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Circuits of Steel Tour

    Thursday, July 24

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    The Evolution Control Committee

    Plagiarythm Nation (Creations/Seeland)

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Fannypack

    Saturday, July 12

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Black Eyed Peas

    Sunday, June 29

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Double Standards?

    Plus: Defining Moment, Egg on the Face, Get Off Death Row!

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Mag Hags

    What's wrong with the state of music journalism -- and how to fix it

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Live Window-Dressing

    North Beach Leather

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