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Dionne Warwick

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    March 24, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Lil Keke, Anti-Lilly, Vic-D, Doeman & Tony Dark

    Lil Keke, Album Before The Album 3 Lil Keke is fed up. Well, not in the literal sense. He's quite fed; well-fed even. He's practically the thesaurus of Houston rap slang, thanks to his vault on top of a vault of freestyles amassed during the early part of his career. In the metaphorical sense? Oh, ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Bee Gees: A Band of Brothers More Than Just White Suits and Disco Balls

    Bee Gees: The Biography By David Meyer Da Capo Press, 416 pp., $27.50 "The Bee Gees are everywhere and in everyone's heads, and still - outside their legion of diehard fans -- don't get the respect they deserve." This is the theory that author Meyer, who penned the well-regarded Gram Parsons bio T ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    6 Thoughts On Tracy McGrady's Exporting Himself To China For The 2012-13 Season

    No one wants to spend their twilight years alone. It's often said that when the years are winding down, people want to be around their loved ones, around people who appreciate them and would do anything for them. If that is indeed true, then Tracy McGrady's signing a one-year contract with Qingdao ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (The Trindon Holliday Conundrum Edition)

    If you are a sports couch potato (and if you are reading this, chances are that is the case), Saturday night was one of those nights that we probably take for granted all of the technological advances that allow us to consume all of the fare on the sports buffet simultaneously. Picture if you will, ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs: "I Listen a Lot to the '60s Still"

    In the '80s, Susanna Hoffs was at the top of her game as a member of all-girl band the Bangles, who had many hits including "Hero Takes a Fall," "Walking Down Your Street," "Walk Like an Egyptian," "Eternal Flame," and countless others. Though the band split in 1989, Hoffs reunited with the Bangle ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Whitney & Me: One Fan's Recollections

    Saturday I got a text from a close friend saying that Whitney Houston had passed away. Needless to say, I was a bit shocked. I honestly thought she would be around for years to come so that she could could keep blessing us all with her terrific voice.. I grew up listening to Contemporary Christian ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Six Songs We Bet You Didn't Know Were Written by Burt Bacharach

    ​A number of years ago, Rocks Off went to see Burt Bacharach perform with the Houston Symphony. We knew a little bit about his music and were familiar, or so we thought, with many of his bigger hits like "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Top 20 Throwback TV Theme Songs Part 1

    ​We grew up on television. Whether it was Saturday morning cartoons, afternoon re-runs, Sunday Disney and Wild Kingdom or Thursday night "must see" TV, we saw it. We noticed that on November 2, 1985, the Miami Vice¬†soundtrack went to number one on the Billboard charts where it would stay for ... More >>

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    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Wayback Machine To Bad Houston Fashion And Even Worse Ads

    News brought to you by THE WORLD'S BIGGEST BOW EVER​Local media Mike McGuff has made a YouTube discovery that should make happy anyone who grew up in Houston in the `70s and early `80s -- a compilation of old news clips and ads. There are some famous faces: Dan Rather, Jessica Savitch, a very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Celebrity Tax Cheats: Five Pieces of Crap Produced to Pay the IRS

    Tax time is looming, and even though you get a weekend reprieve this year -- the deadline is April 18, not the 15th, because of an obscure Washington, D.C. holiday -- you'd no doubt like to skip the whole thing altogether. Some famous people have taken that same route. Unfortunately for them, they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Hugh Hefner's Fiancee: 11 Things That Are Older Than Her

    Crystal Harris: Not older than Iron Eagle​You know what is messed up and completely awesome? Hugh Hefner was 60 years old when his current fiancee, Crystal Harris, was born. Hef was hatched on April 9, 1926, and six decades and 20 days later his soon-to-be bride was born in Lake Havasu, Arizon ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010
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    June 19, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Another Perspective on the Performance Rights Act

    Wednesday, Rocks Off spoke with KCOH general manager Mike Petrizzo, who voiced his concerns about the financial hardships the proposed Performance Rights Act - which would compensate performers when their songs are broadcast on terrestrial radio the same way songwriters and publishers are - could po ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
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    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    March 8, 2007

    Keith Reynolds

    A Howling Howitzer

  • Culture

    January 20, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 13, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    January 6, 2005

    Keeping Promises

    Against all odds, Main Street Theater's new show manages to be likable

  • Music

    February 19, 2004

    Night of the Living Dead

    The Zombies erupt out of the psychedelia graveyard

  • Film

    November 20, 2003

    'Pac, Man

    The officially sanctioned Tupac Shakur biopic emerges, and it's quite money

  • Music

    May 15, 2003

    The Power of 12

    Arthur Yoria and Matt Maloney launch a new local label with a roster of one

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Don't Fence Us In

    Aztex refuses to be ghettoized in the Tejano market

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Charity Case

    After the big split, HCC goes for the glamorous giving

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Legacy of Gristle

    Though Clarence Hollimon has passed, he lives on in his work

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    Valley of the Dull

    Susann biopic isn't Great, not by a long shot

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Love Supreme

    Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town

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    May 6, 1999
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    May 6, 1999

    He's Ba-ack

    Burt Bacharach's swanky pop stylings return to hipness

  • Calendar

    May 7, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 7 - 13, 1998

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Baby, It's Him

    Burt Bacharach isn't making a comeback -- he never left

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    July 31, 1997
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    June 12, 1997

    Heavy on the Lite

    Ultra Lounge puts on paper a simple truth: Easy listening ain't easy

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    May 11, 1995

    In Their Own Time

    How deep is your love for the Bee Gees?

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