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    October 15, 2013

    Fan Fighting League! Philly Fan Invades Tampa (w/ VIDEO)

    A few bad apples spoil the bunch. For the last three weeks, as a collective fan base, Houston Texan fans have been labeled as a bunch of delusional, intrusive, bloodthirsty animals. And why? Because a few idiots burned a Matt Schaub jersey, a couple kids put a FOR SALE sign in his yard, and finally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    This, Not That: New Tunes to Replace Some Tired Old Texans Tailgating Songs

    My family and I have been Houston Texans season ticketholders since Game 1, that celebrated and gratifying franchise opener (Texans 19, Cowboys 10), and we've always taken seriously our tailgating privileges. Texans fans tailgate better than most, including the North Texas delusionals who do it u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Zapruder Analysis Of Johnny Manziel's Music Video Debut

    Here are two immutable truths: 1. Athletes all want to be actors and/or singers, and actors/singers all wish they could be athletes. It is well known that, despite many of them making millions in their respective vocations, the grass is always greener in the other celebrity category. 2. Johnny Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    The Chronic: 10 Musicians With Ongoing Illnesses

    When they hit the stage and do what they do, it's easy to forget that our musical heroes are basically just talented, driven and very lucky human beings. They're flesh, blood, bone and the right type of grey matter, all formed into a singular unit designed to delight us all with their extraordinary ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    Fair Play

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo wii do whatever it takes to keep its revolving stage from going dark.

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    December 24, 2012

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 71,688 Losers

    There were 71,688 (mostly) Texan fans in Reliant Stadium on Sunday. It's been a while since they've trudged back out to the Blue Lot feeling like they did on Sunday after the Minnesota Vikings' methodical 23-6 dismantling of the home team. The Packers game earlier this year while unacceptable was un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Buried Kid Found Alive in Car Driven By Allegedly Smashed Mother

    A Kingwood woman has been arrested after police caught her behind the wheel of a car while allegedly intoxicated on a cornucopia of substances, all while an eight-month-old baby was buried alive under clothing and a skateboard in the back seat of the trash-filled vehicle. Montgomery County Precinct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Clay Walker, Percy Sledge Sing to Help Fight MS

    "Welcome to Texas, y'all," mimicked the auctioneer at the Clay Walker Gala, held Thursday evening at the House of Blues. The auctioneer, a New Yorker, said he knew he landed in Houston by the sound of the stewardess' recognizable Southern twang. A stereotypical assumption, but all in good fun. Th ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2012
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    September 26, 2012

    The Cowboy Prepares to Ride Away: George Strait Announces His Touring Retirement

    Today country legend George Strait -- King George around these parts -- announced during a live YouTube broadcast from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame that he is hanging up his touring boots and saddle after decades on the road. Strait is still slated to close out RodeoHouston's 2013 seaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Wouldn't It Be Cool If the Houston Texans Only Played Texas Music at Games?

    Much like most Houstonians, I will be in front of a television on Sunday watching our Houston Texans play the Miami Dolphins at Reliant Stadium. It's a big and promising year for our team, one of only professional sports franchises in town that are successful. Did you know that Billy Ray Cyrus is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    "In The Air Tonight": 5 Things About What Has Somehow Become Sport's Biggest Get-Psyched Song

    We had 790's Big Show on yesterday as we were coming in to the office, and the subject turned to pre-game get-psyched songs, a discussion triggered by the lameness of Clay Walker's Texans' anthem "It's Football Time In Texas." Co-host Lance Zierlein began tossing out possible replacements, which se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    The Tontons: "We Are Really Into ELO"

    One of the best things about living in Houston is the music. The city is very diverse and unique, as are its bands. Not to mention some of the greatest artists have come from here from various genres: Scarface, ZZ Top, Clay Walker, and plenty more. Right at the cusp of the indie scene is none other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Texans, Saints and Tebow! This Weekend's NFL Playoff Best Bets

    PLAYOFFS?!?!!? Oh, yeah​So is Houston ready for some playoff football? How about we go through the Reliant Stadium checklist for Saturday's game with the Bengals to find out. Notifications to season ticket holders to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff? Check. Colored placards in sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Lucky Enough to Be Going to the Texans' Game? Here's the Info You Need

    Bill Clinton had been in office only one year the last time there was an NFL playoff game in Houston. As you might have heard, there's another one coming up Saturday at 3:30 p.m. It's sold out, but if you're one of the lucky ticketholders, there's some info you need to know. -- Security will be ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Blood and Broken Collarbones: Another Attempt at a Texans Tribute Song

    Nothing like a phoenix, actually.​What is it about teams winning that makes really awful music just ooze from the woodwork? We remember back when the Rockets were winning some of the most God-awful tribute material hitting the streets and, at times Lord help us, the airwaves. We get that fan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Last Night: Ten Man Jam At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Michael LanierAlan Jackson​Holy honky-tonk hell, Houston. When you put on your cowboy boots, cowboy hats and drinking pants, you sure can throw down with the best of them. Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, 100.3 KILT continued its annual Ten Man Jam, with quite a solid li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Chamillionaire Get Behind the Texans

    ​Slim Thug posted a video today for #ThugThursday simply titled "Houston" that is all about the Texans and he invited Paul Wall and Chamillionaire along for the ride, which we assume is not dirty. The song, which opens with and samples throughout the NFL on Fox theme song (much better than th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Houston Texans Game 5 -- 4 Winners, 4 Losers (This Doesn't Go Well For Jacoby Jones)

    Be sure to check out the rest of our pics from Sunday's game. As we were driving slowly down Murworth to park in the Teal Lot before the Texans game on Sunday, my girlfriend Amy and I noticed a father with two boys (presumably his sons) around the ages of nine or ten stopped on the sidewalk having ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Tony Arata: The Dirt On "The Dance" And Four Other Hits

    ​This weekend, Conroe's Crighton Theater hosts another big-time writers in the round song-swap with Lee Roy Parnell, Tony Arata and J.D. Souther. Looking at their songwriting credits, which include "Love Without Mercy," "We All Get Lucky Sometimes," "On the Road," "Best of My Love," "New Kid i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Last Night: Clay Walker At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Robert Easley​Clay Walker Reliant Stadium March 1, 2011 This year's round of RodeoHouston performers began with Gov. Rick Perry, Clay Walker, a truckload of patriotism, and a few tears. Those things are all not all related, at least not in regards to Tuesday night, unless you accoun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Vintage Rodeo Concert Pictures: Elvis, George Strait And More

    All photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoElvis Presley (1970, '74)​Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with Clay Walker, for all you r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Yann Tiersen's Icy Houston Odyssey

    ​While everyone in Houston was huddled inside their homes last Friday hiding from the ice monster, Yann Tiersen and his band were exploring our city, full of hanging icicles, lonely streets, and empty rock clubs. A camera crew captured the band warming up in the backstage area of Fitzgerald' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    KISS, Kid Rock, Janet Jackson Head 2011 Rodeo Lineup

    ​KISS, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock head the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2011 concert schedule, which the rodeo announced earlier Monday morning. Among the other 13 entertainers rounding out this year's lineup are recent rodeo stalwarts Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vince Gill Heads Huge Weekend Of Music In Conroe

    ​This one has sorta snuck up on us, but this weekend Conroe is bulging with top quality Americana and country music. The centerpiece of the weekend is Saturday's writers-in-the-round at the Crighton Theater, which features Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill, big-time songwriter Tony Ara ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Upcoming: Crystal Castles, The Happen-Ins, Jars Of Clay, Pixies, Etc.

    ​AC/Dshe, The Iron Maidens: Fri., Aug. 27. House of Blues. Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, Kittie, Stick To Your Guns, Impending Doom, Evergreen Terrace: Tue., Aug. 3. House of Blues. Baker Hotel: Sat., June 26. Last Concert Cafe. Boyz Noize: Sat., July 3. Stereo Live. Clay Walker: Fri., Sept. ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    The Expat

    Steve Steele finds a harder-edged sound on his debut album.

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    May 6, 2010

    Wrong Number

    Houston's Miss Leslie dials up more honky-tonk homilies on her new CD.

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Chatter: Long Ball

    Ex-ballplayer and busker George Thorogood: Now playing in a kid's movie near you.

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    January 21, 2010

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Vince Gill Confirms for Conroe's Crighton Theater

    Lise Liddell​ Lonesome Onry and Mean has been holding his breath for a few days, keeping a secret. We've been waiting on one last signature on the contracts before announcing one of the biggest shows ever at Conroe's Sounds of Texas music series. But Wednesday night we got an email from Mark Germi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: That Sucking Sound You Hear? It's KILT's Upcoming "Ten Man Jam"

    What a something-for-everyone mish-mash local radio station KILT's annual "Ten Man Jam," its tenth, is this year. For one thing, the two performers that Lonesome, Onry and Mean would most like to see are women: Miranda Lambert and young Nashville phenom Michelle Branch. KILT might want to consider ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    "Kill Yourself" or "Don't Give Up"? Five Possible Theme Songs for the 2009 Houston Texans

    [Ed. note: Due to an editing mistake, this should have been up Friday afternoon. Apologies... we sure hope it didn't jinx the Texans or anything.] ​You may have missed it - what with there being almost no media coverage whatsoever - but football season started this week. Our own Texans are looking ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke: Happy Fourth, Houston

    If you're celebrating independence from a lot of money this Fourth of July weekend, believe us, Rocks Off feels your pain. If you can pry yourself away from the barbecue pit, here's a few other things to do that won't cost much. Friday Grrrl Parts and Dave Wrangler glam it up at Boondocks. Fre ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    HPD's Rodeo Warrant Roundup: A True-Life Tale

    If you're heading through the Reliant Stadium area, make sure you don't have unpaid tickets It's official. HPD is doing some wrangling of its own. Ironically, this press release, which announces HPD's participation in 2009 Great Texas Warrant Round Up beginning March 7, 2009, came through while I sa ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009
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    January 12, 2009

    RodeoHouston Announces Complete 2009 Lineup

    Lady Antebellum RodeoHouston announced the remainder of its 2009 concert calendar this morning, a lineup that includes several old standbys - although, once again, no George Strait (boo) - and a few first-timers. Making their rodeo debuts this year are Beyonce's little sister Solange (March 6, part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    Giddyup!: Full RodeoHouston Lineup Announced

    John Fogerty: Hannah who?!? After teasing the thousands of Houstonians left out in the cold by Hannah Montana and her mysterious alter ego Miley Cyrus’ November concert at the microscopic Toyota Center, RodeoHouston confirmed this morning that the duo, who for some reason have never been photogra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007

    It's Always Nice When We Get to Use the "This Just In" Button

    "Hello, Houston! Cough. Cough. Hack." Quick note for all you rodeo lovers and loathers: Rascall Flatts will not be playing tonight. Lead singer Gary LeVox has severe bronchitis. The band will be replaced by Clay Walker, Joe Nichols and Jack Ingram. "We hope that our ticket purchasers will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007

    It's Always Nice When We Get to Use the "This Just In" Button

    "Hello, Houston! Cough. Cough. Hack." Quick note for all you rodeo lovers and loathers: Rascall Flatts will not be playing tonight. Lead singer Gary LeVox has severe bronchitis. The band will be replaced by Clay Walker, Joe Nichols and Jack Ingram. "We hope that our ticket purchasers will enjoy ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Beyond the Bovine

    Christian cowboys, carnivals and Chianti await you at the rodeo

  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Sultan of Swatch?

    Babe's shirt goes in the cards

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    August 21, 2003

    Make It S-T-O-P

    The Texans go scoreless on tunes as well as turf

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    October 1, 1998
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    September 3, 1998
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    August 6, 1998

    World of Their Own

    Carolina retronauts the Squirrel Nut Zippers swing clear of camp

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    April 23, 1998
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    August 28, 1997
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