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Destiny's Child

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    How Long Can This New All-Beyonce Station Last?

    Yesterday, KROI and its big boss Radio One decided to abandon their gamble of an all-news-formatted FM station after three years in favor of something that's going to sell: Beyonce. The news undoubtedly is terrible for those 47 men and women who worked at News 92 and are now out of a job. The forma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    93.7 FM Now Marching to a New Beat

    As many of you now know, around noon today 93.7 FM ceased to become a classic-rock station -- good riddance, some say -- and flipped formats to hip-hop and R&B, rechristening itself "The Beat." Thus far, according to 937thebeathouston.com, songs have included Sevyn Streeter and Chris Brown's "It Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Saturday Night Live's 12 Best Holiday Musical Guests

    Watching the Saturday Night Live Christmas special last week, I was reminded how the show has revered -- and skewered -- the holiday season over the years. From Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" to Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls," the show's churned out enough holiday-themed material to keep us laughin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2013

    Beyonce Blows 'Em Away In Wham-Bam Super Bowl Halftime

    An army of Beyonces. Can you handle it? The power circuits of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans might not have been able to. Sticking to a few high-kicking dance moves, bringing out a gaggle of dancers dressed exactly like her -- and then former Destiny's Child mates Kelly Rowland and Mich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    The Destiny's Child Compilation Beyoncé Doesn't Want You to Hear

    With all the excitement buzzing around the rumored Destiny's Child reunion during Beyoncé's Super Bowl Halftime set on Sunday, one could be forgiven for picking up a copy of the iconic girl group's latest compilation album, the imaginatively titled Love Songs. After all, it includes a whole stack o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Put a (Super Bowl) Ring On It: The Beyoncé Set List We'd Like to See

    Remember when it actually seemed halfway likely that the Texans could make the Super Bowl this season? Ha! Good times. After the team's collapse down the stretch, highlighted by a couple of humiliating losses to Tom Brady and pals, the only way Matt Schaub will be in the Superdome on this coming Sun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    How Beyoncé Microwaved The News This Week

    Here's how a major announcement would roll in the life of Brando: short, quick, brief moments of celebration, smug congratulations and thank-yous from people before the realization that only douches do that sort of thing and I'd be captain of their army. And nobody wants to hitch a ride on that tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever

    It's the thought that counts, right? Because they had the common decency to make original garbage, this list pardons holiday atrocities like New Kids on the Block's "Funky Funky Christmas" and "Last Christmas" by Wham! The ten "artists" on this list couldn't even be bothered to wrap their own turds ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Why Shouldn't the Zombie Apocalypse Have a Playlist?

    Yeah, yeah, we all know it's 2012. Apparently the end of the world is near. The apocalypse is coming. Or better yet, a zombie apocalypse is coming. If you aren't so in touch as to what the hell a zombie even is, it's the living dead, and they are scary as can be. I have my roommate and good friend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Boy Bands Are Back In Fashion, But Did They Ever Go Away?

    One Direction, the newest UK pop import to make it to colonial shores, announced a full-scale summer tour Tuesday, including a Houston date on June 24 up at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pretty big venue for a group that is just now breaking in America, and the Brit-Irish boy band just sold ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Via The Great Eatlon, The Handshake Arrives

    Each Wednesday (or Thursday, if the guy that was supposed to be interviewed disappears like a gypsy), 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 awf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Enjoy Your Lunar New Year With Some Of Music's Greatest Butts

    According to Chinese reckoning, today marks the lunar new year. It's the Year of the Dragon. Specifically, the Year of the Water Dragon, which I'm told will bestow a peaceful energy on the coming year, favoring the ideals of negotiation and forward thinking. I know, right? BOOORING. We Americans kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Rappers Onstage: Who's Dramatic Enough For Broadway?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Have something you've always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Photo illustration by John Seabor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Kelly Rowland Gives Jersey Nip-Slip A "Kanye Shrug"

    Uh uh... Rocks Off isn't going to go there. See here for the NSFW bits.​From the Very Important News That You Need To Know RIGHT NOW Dept: Former (current?) Houstonian Kelly Rowland, who has gone from Destiny's Child second banana to R&B's leading summer seductress behind smash single "Motivat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Magazine Covers Beyonce Hasn't Been On... Yet

    Beyonce: She's got issues.​If a butterfly flutters its wings in a Sony Music executive's stomach, does it cause an earthquake at the cash register? Beyonce's label certainly hopes so, because advance word about the singer's new album 4, due Tuesday, has been lackluster enough that according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Sony May Reunite Destiny's Child If Beyonce Album Stiffs

    Daniel KramerBeyonce at Toyota Center, July 2009​Following the lackluster response to Beyonce's 4, which leaked onto the Internet wholesale earlier this month, the singer's label has gone into crisis mode and is even considering another Destiny's Child reunion, The New York Post reported today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Houston's Best Gifts To The Music World

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is still in a holiday frame of mind... actually we meant to post this before Christmas, but they're just as true now. No refunds, no exchanges. ​Here is Craig's Hlist point of view: Houston has given so much to the world, from ZZ Top, Jandek, Beyonce Knowles, and everythin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    Andy Bradley and Roger Wood: House of Hits

    A SugarHill Studios sound engineer and an author reveal a history of sweet sounds

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Things Beyonce Will Be Doing on Her Break from Music

    ​ On top of everything else this week, sadly the news has come out that our beloved Beyonce is taking a break from music. Just when we need her the most, right? We miss B and Ms. Fierce already, and we're already speculating what she might get up to while taking her sabbatical away from the public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Lady Lux, Female Houston R&B Trio... and NOT Destiny's Child

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. ​ Let's just get it out ... More >>

  • Music

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Turkeys of the Year

    DA Chuck Rosenthal flies off with top honors

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Ozone Awards, Destiny's Child, Soulja Boy, K-Fed and More

    Welcome to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. From here on out, we'll attempt to bring you new music, news and other tidbits related (at least somewhat) to rap and hip-hop. Look for it Mondays around noon. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Little Brother

    Little Brother performs Friday, June 29, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Orgone and DJ Haul also perform.

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    That Was the Year That Was

    Looking back on the local scene in '06

  • Calendar

    March 2, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006

    And Now, Some Hoops

    All-Star Weekend culminates with an actual game

  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Show Band that Wouldn't Die

    Three things you didn't know about Vince Vance and the Valiants

  • News

    May 5, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Pop-Up Pop Stars

    With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    MARTA Meets Metro

    Manufacturing gridiron enmity from scratch

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003
  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003

    Chocolate Bayou Festival

    Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    When Nelly Met Kelly

    A St. Louis rapper helps a hometown girl step out of the shadow of a multiplatinum band

  • Music

    May 2, 2002

    Pop Goes the Bastard

    Unlike the UK, Houston resists the urge to commit plagiarhythm

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Top Ten of 2001

    The top-ranked -- and stanked -- Chronicle stories of the year!

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Laff Riot

    Watch out -- it's Wacky Time at Houston's only daily

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Business Versus Pleasure

    Lil' Troy keeps on ballin', on CD and video, at least

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Racket

    The Last Concert Cafe has glimpses from its unique history

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Hitting the Charts

    Better read the fine print when the Chronicle does a chart

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    George's Jungle

    Author sees women and Europe surpassing men and New York as the prime exponents of black culture

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    Girls to Women

    Houston's Destiny's Child scales pop chart, meets fans

  • News

    June 25, 1998
  • Music

    March 12, 1998
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