As 2012 comes to a close, it's time for all of us to take a look in the mirror and accept the truth: Whether we like it or not, EDM is a major force in music and is here to stay.
We all knew it was coming; anyone who has spent time listening to mainstream radio has heard how house music has become ... More >>
Saturday, something very strange is about to go down at Sam Houston Race Park when Something Wicked, billed as "Texas's first ever large-scale Halloween electronic dance music festival," takes over the grounds, subdivided into three nebulously named areas: "Shadow Field," "Bass Massacre" and "The Ex ... More >>
Rapper Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill today announced their tandem Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, with an October 31 Houston date inluded. The duo will be at the Bayou Music Center on Halloween Night.
Nas just released a new disc, Life Is Good, this past July and Ms. Lauryn Hill -- as she is now being bill ... More >>
Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>
Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>
Photo by Mark C. Austin/See a slideshowHouston artist Tyagaraja recently won the Ford Fiesta Team Houston Battle of The Bands, the grand prize of which was a trip to perform at the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Meghan Hendley, keyboardist/vocalist for Tyagaraja, reports back to us wit ... More >>
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At 36, Nas has been one of hip-hop's most consistent record makers for the last decade. While his latest offering, Distant Relatives, isn't stone genius like, say 2001's Stillmatic, it's one of his best albums in years. Unfortunately for his place in music history, Nas cut ... More >>
America: Fri., June 25. Stafford Centre.
American Sharks, Scorpion Child, Betaplayer: Thu., April 22. Boondocks.
Cyndi Lauper: Thu., Aug. 12. House of Blues.
Colbie Caillat: Fri., Aug. 27. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Delta Spirit, David Vandervelde, The Romany Rye: Wed., July 16. Mango's.
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Sometimes SXSW screws even the badge-holders; many of whom waited an hour for this show. By the time the levels were set and rapper Nas took the stage, unfortunately, half the showcase time had burned away.
Still, with what remained Nasty Nasir Jones and Damien "Jr Gong" Marley - pursuing ... More >>