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    May 27, 2014

    Calle 13 at House of Blues, 5/26/2014

    "So how are these guys?" asked my security-guard friend at the House of Blues as I entered the photo pit Monday night. "I hear they are a reggaeton group, but that's all I know." "I guess that's technically true" I answered. "They are from Puerto Rico and have roots in the reggaeton movement, but t ... More >>

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    March 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Nine Inch Nails, Bette Midler, Gilby Clarke, Kool & the Gang, Goo Goo Dolls, etc.

    Abigail Williams: With Cardinal, Nephilim Terror, Irreconcilable Suffering, Sleep Labs., Fri., April 11, 7 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. All That Bleeds: With Gods of Death Screw, Tue., April 8, 7 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Allvaret: With Keno ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Collie Buddz, The Killers, Carolyn Wonderland, etc.

    Collie Buddz House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room), May 6 Just when the week is getting started, here comes the "Light It Up" tour to slow it down to a mellow Caribbean groove; you know what that means. Headlining over Cris Cab and New Kingston, Bermuda-raised Collie Buddz already has a solid Housto ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Upcoming: Soundgarden, Suicidal Tendencies, Alkaline Trio, Morrissey, etc.

    Aaron Carter: Sat., May 11, 8 p.m., $15/$20. Concert Pub (North), 2470 FM 1960, Houston. Adler: Wed., July 24, 8 p.m., $15/$17. House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room), 1204 Caroline, Houston. Alkaline Trio: With Bayside., Fri., May 3, 8 p.m., $18.50-$25.00. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Russell Simmons' Debit Cards: Capitalism Or Exploitation?

    ​Do you know what the last great consumer market is? It isn't iPad users. It's the opposite of your first instinct, people with disposable income. The last great consumer market, ladies and gentlemen, is the poor. And hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons knows this. He's launching a new pre-paid de ... More >>

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    November 17, 2010

    JayyJust: More Than Your Ordinary Mandarin-Rapping Femcee

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Judgmental as it might s ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    El Arte de la Elegancia: The Best Latin Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club: Michael Berry vs. Outlaw Dave, Don Walsh vs. Dirty Jeff Smith, Notsuoh vs. Mango's

    ​Another week and yet another clash of the sorta-titans, wherein we pit some of Houston's best and brightest music luminaries against each other in brutal mortal combat. This week we will briefly take a step away from the burgeoning Bayou City indie scene to spotlight two of the town's radio perso ... More >>

  • Music

    July 16, 2009

    Listen Like Thieves

    Southern California prog-rockers Rx Bandits regroup on new album Mandala.

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    March 26, 2009
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    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Lil Wayne, Hip-Hop and the Election, Wu-Tang Clan, Danity Kane, The Kanye

    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 Thanks, homies. Single of the Week Mista Smashsational feat. Buk, "On Patron" Wire To Wire BET named Weezy F. Baby named Lyric ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    Four Lost Neil Diamond Covers

    Few musicians polarize critics like Neil Diamond, but, love him or hate him, you can’t deny his ability to write unforgettable pop numbers. Just consider how many of Diamond’s songs have become standards and then, as covers, became standards again. While trying to catalogue such a list, we disco ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 20, 2007

    Daddy Yankee

    This Puerto Rican makes hits on the charts instead of on the diamond

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    June 28, 2007

    Daddy Yankee

    El Cartel: The Big Boss

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    June 5, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    Immigrant Song

    Watch out for Miami rapper Pitbull's bite

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    September 22, 2005

    Daddy Yankee

    Sunday, September 25, at Toyota Center, 1510 Polk, 713-758-7200.

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    June 2, 2005

    Carrie On!

    The American Idol finals inspire Beatlemania-like frenzies on the Richmond Strip

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Radio Daze

    One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.