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Chubby Checker

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Five Other Musicians We'd Like to See Take on Historical Fiction

    This past week Downtown Abbey fans got a hell of a shock when Diddy announced via Twitter that he was going to be starring on the show, his purported favorite. Producers were quick to deny it, but no doubt fans of the PBS period drama were a little hesitant to even imagine Diddy, a rapper with exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Rudy's Return: Houston's Latest Ska Revival

    Billy Munoz wants to reassure you would-be skankers to just get on the dance floor and do your thing. He won't judge you. "It doesn't matter what you look like as long as you're moving," he says. "The goofier the better. We feed off our audience." Andrew Garrigan agrees. "Is there really a way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Chubby Checker, the Man Who Killed the Boner App

    There's no way to say this in a ladylike fashion, so fuck it. Because someone, somewhere wants me to make middle-school boner jokes today, Chubby Checker of "Twist" fame is suing Hewlett-Packard and Palm for releasing the "Chubby Checker," an app used to estimate a dude's potential boner size by me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    How the Mafia Helped Your Mama Do the Twist

    Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s By Joel Selvin & John Johnson, Jr. with Dick Cami Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $24.99 As far as dance crazes go, the Twist might go down (swiveling, of course) as the best known of all time. In 1961 and 1962, the sligh ... 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 16, 2011

    Upcoming: Bun B, Chris Brown, Lucinda Williams, Maze, Saxon, Etc.

    ​"9th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival" With Eli Young Band, Dierks Bentley, Roger Creager, Bob Schneider, Robert Ellis, Folk Family Revival: Sat., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. Austra, Cloud Nothings: Sat., Nov. 5. Fitzgerald's. Andrew Karnavas & Runaway Sun: Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Top 10 Recent TV-Show Soundtracks

    ​A few choice adjectives come to mind when musing on bawdy Eastbound & Down character Kenny Powers. "Inspiring" is not one of them. However, as Rocks Off watched this week's season finale of the side-splitting HBO series, we were pleasantly surprised as we heard indie troubadour Kurt Vile's a ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Prom 2K6

    What do seniors really do on prom night? The Houston Press investigates

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Musicians Sound Off

    For Nick Cooper, music and politics are hard to separate

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Mix Master

    Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.

  • Music

    August 12, 1999

    Besides "Let's Stay Together"

    Ten other reasons to listen to Al Green

  • Calendar

    September 14, 1995
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