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Cynthia Woods

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    Drake vs. Lil Wayne at The Woodlands, 9/27/2014

    Drake vs. Lil Wayne Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 27, 2014 "He flew across the stage on the stripper pole?" And so the summer of 2014 concluded with two best friends forever trading insults about themselves and the quirks that make them who they are. It's been a summer of awkward dance ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Music Venues Outside Loop 610

    10. BFE ROCK CLUB The 1960 area goes hard, thanks to this Jones Road bar that can pack more than 500 headbanging souls into its octagon to rock out with an intensity that inner-loop venues either can't handle or just don't want to. BFE books only the heaviest of the heavy Houston-area acts to go wit ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Paramore & Fall Out Boy at The Woodlands, 8/1/2014

    MONUMENTOUR featuring Paramore, Fall Out Boy & New Politics Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 1, 2014 Haters gonna hate, but Paramore and Fall Out Boy make great rock music. Any band that gained notoriety during the post-pop-punk-emo boom of the mid-2000s has been pigeonholed into a very speci ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Jimmy Buffett at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 05/29/2014

    Jimmy Buffett Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 29, 2014 When I grow up, I want to be Jimmy Buffett. Dude has everything. At 67, he runs around in bermuda shorts and worn old T-shirts, singing about the lives of sailors and beach bums while his adoring fans known as "Parrotheads" flock to his co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Houston's 10 Best-Sounding Music Venues

    Listening is not necessarily the strong suit of Houstonians who frequent live-music venues. But for those who do choose to silence themselves and their phones for live performances (or those drowned out by the sound system), there are certain places around town that are built for great sound. These ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Atlas Genius, The Boxing Lesson, The Pharcyde, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, October 21 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking overhis grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    John Fogerty at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 10/20/2013

    John Fogerty Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 20, 2013 John Fogerty made an odd song choice about two hours into his set Cynthia Woods Sunday night: "Oh, Pretty Woman." No disrespect to the 1964 Roy Orbison standard, but come on. Who really needs to hear "Pretty Woman" again, even if it's Jo ... More >>

  • Music

    October 17, 2013

    Halls of Fame

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    fun. at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 10/6/2013

    fun., Hunter Hunted, Rosco Bandana Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 10.6.13 I've got fantastic news for anyone who has been searching, was concerned, or had altogether given up: not every band today is content to half-heartedly mumble indie drivel into microphones while nonchalantly touching their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Imagine Dragons at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 9/28/2013

    Imagine Dragons Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 26, 2013 It wasn't that long ago that I was typing that same band name into a headline, only it was followed by the words "House of Blues." It's a strange feeling to do so again so quickly. The idea of Imagine Dragons graduating from shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    15 Houston Concerts You Shouldn't Miss This Fall

    Earlier this week Rocks Off asked our contributors to tell us one or two concerts coming to Houston this fall they considered a "can't-miss" show. They didn't disappoint us. Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 18 Maybe this makes me a bit geeky, but I'm totally stoked for Depec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Black Sabbath at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/25/2013

    Black Sabbath Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 25, 2013 What can even be said about a Black Sabbath show in 2013? You know what you're in for: good times with one of the all-time greatest rock and roll bands. The experience is one that defies a simple explanation. It's becoming a part of a uniq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Old 97's at Sam Houston Race Park

    Old 97's Sam Houston Race Park April 6, 2013 So, very rarely is it possible to see a decent band for six bucks. However, it was entirely possible to do so at the Sam Houston Race Park this past Saturday night. Oh, and not only could you see a band for way freakin' cheap, but that band was the Old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Slightly Stoopid: "All of Us Are Pretty Much Music Nerds"

    This summer's Unity Tour has 311 teaming up with Slightly Stoopid to hit 38 cities. Houston of course is along the road. Known for never sticking to just one specific genre, Slightly Stoopid will hit the stage at Cynthia Woods Sunday evening. Rocks Off got to speak with drummer Ryan Moran, aka RyM ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Gimme Some Truth: What Happens When Rabid Fans & Bands Meet

    ​We have all been there. You may have had a few drinks, you are at your favorite band's show, and you come to find yourself in the vicinity of one of your heroes. Word vomit. Torrential word vomit. But you mean well. "I really think youse guys is great and your albums really means a lots to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Friday Night: Incubus At The Woodlands

    Photos by Groovehouse​Incubus Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 30, 2011 Aftermath's dirty little theory is that Incubus is probably one of the most critically underrated modern-rock bands of the past decade. Or, they are justly compartmentalized as a blustery Southern California grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    What "Exhaustion" & Other Cancellation Excuses REALLY Mean

    zazzle.com​Shit happens. It's a fact of life. We're willing to bet that every single person reading this blog has at one time taken a sick day or left work unexpectedly due to an emergency of some kind. And while we may see them as rock gods, musicians are people too, susceptible to the same h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Last Night: Paramore At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Paramore, Tegan and Sara, New Found Glory Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 8, 2010 Concerts on Wednesdays are a strange ordeal. What's even stranger are concerts that begin at 6 p.m. in The Woodlands, especially when their target audiences are probably just get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Friday Night: Sheryl Crow At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Sheryl Crow Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 27, 2010 There is a mile-wide disparity between what Sheryl Crow is doing now and what her fanbase wants her to do, which was evident on Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Touring behind a Memphis-sty ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    How Is Houston Doing ACL-Wise?

    Marco TorresThe Eagles have flown, at least as far as Houston is concerned.​If you have even bothered to venture out of doors during these days of 105-degree heat indices and "Unhealthy" air-quality advisories, you may have noticed that things have been a little light on the roadshow front lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Toad The Wet Sprocket: Not Bikers' First Choice

    '90s alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket, playing House of Blues tomorrow night, may be an established act now, but back on the heels of their second album, 1990's Pale, the Santa Barbara, Calif.-based quartet had to take their lumps just like everyone else who has ever left the practice sp ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Five Songs We Don't Want To Hear At Buzzfest

    ‚ÄčThis Sunday, Craig's Hlist embarks on one of the most dangerous adventures of his music-journalism career, covering BuzzFest XXIV out at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It will be our first go-round at the bi-annual modern-rock radio festival. This year's line-up was the first one that made ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Discounted Woodlands Lawn Seats All Day

    Craig HlavatyUntil midnight tonight, the folks over at Live Nation are selling all lawn tickets to shows way out in the woody, mall-y expanses of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for just $24.99. The concert conglomerate has been running deals on Hump Day for about the past month to alleviate all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Aftermath: No Doubt, Paramore, and The Sounds at Cynthia Woods

    Photos by Mark C. Austin Any returning mega-band thinking of mounting a huge reunion tour to drain poor folk of their cash (cough Blink-182 cough) need look no further than No Doubt's current tour and sold-out set last night at Cynthia Woods to see how it should be done. For the bands that we ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Radio Gaga

    A KISS goodbye?

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