The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium.Date: March 14 Name: Pitbull AKA: "Armando Pérez"
Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>
Check out more pics of Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias in our slideshow. Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Toyota Center Houston August 26th, 2012 "I'm just a simple girl from The Bronx, don't let the sparkly pants fool you" -- Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez has played many roles. She has be ... More >>
Pitbull Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 2, 2012 "I went from eviction and food stamps, to baggin work wet & damp, to a passport flooded with stamps. Now its Voli everywhere I land." -- Pitbull The date was December 1, 2006 -- or as I like to call it, the night I almost died at a Pitbull c ... More >>
The 71's, Black Queen Speaks, Roomsounds: Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Al Staehely: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $20. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St., Galveston), 413 20th St., Galveston, Galveston. Bob Schneider: Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $22/$50. House of ... More >>
I listened to the new Justin Bieber album, Believe, twice this afternoon so I could write this. I am not looking for sympathy because I took it upon myself. I did this so you wouldn't have to, though if you are cool enough to read our blog, the thought of listening to Justin Bieber's Believe wasn't ... More >>
Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and Wisin Y Yandel are heading to Houston's Toyota Center on August 26. This marks the third time that Iglesias has been in Houston in the past year, logging a RodeoHouston date this spring and a Toyota show last fall. Does he own land here or something? From the l ... More >>
Cee-Lo Green raised eyebrows a couple of weeks ago when he announced that he was settling down -- in Las Vegas. The Grammy-winning "Fuck You" singer says that his new semi-permanent show, "Loberace," will launch Aug. 29 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Vegas Strip and run at least throu ... More >>
App: Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Platform: iPhone, Android Website: Apple Store, Android Store Cost: Free One of the growing trends in app development is the use of location-based apps for very specific events. It started with large concerts like Austin City Limits and spread to big conference ... More >>
Enrique Iglesias RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 6, 2012 The last time Enrique Iglesias was in Houston, he rocked Toyota Center with the help of his buddy Pitbull in a show that resembled a New Year's Eve extravaganza. Tuesday night at the Rodeo, with the time restraints and the PG-13 requireme ... More >>
I don't really do any gambling. It's not really because I don't enjoy the thrill of a good game of chance. It's more because I like the little money I earn to not be flushed down the toilet. If I did gamble, I'd have to take a class on sports betting because I still don't fully understand the whole ... More >>
Date: March 6 Name: Enrique Iglesias AKA: "What happened to your mole?" Genre: Music to throw panties onstage to
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings a stellar 2012 lineup.
The Houston Livestock And Rodeo continues it's march it's non-country waters with today's musical announcement, with Houston's own ZZ Top (March 8), Train (March 16), Kid Rock (February 29), John Legend (March 2), and Enrique Iglesias (March 6) topping the pop and rock segment of this year's bill. ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresDas Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony, Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Fitzgerald's October 26, 2011 Boss man assigned us this review conditionally: since we previously reviewed a Das Racist show a few months ago, he told us to be sure and compare the two shows. Initially we t ... More >>
Photo by FOXJust wait until the "Judges' moms' houses" round!First, this recap was delayed because the Wednesday night baseball playoff game was rain delayed, canceling that night's X Factor episode--yet another reason for me to hate baseball. Second, naming the latest round of competition "t ... More >>
Ana Gabriel, Marco Antonio Solis: Sat., Aug. 20. Toyota Center. Ben Sollee: Thu., July 21. Fitzgerald's. Bexar County Bastards, Hell City Kings, Southbound Saints: Fri., June 10. Rudyard's. Black Congress, Milk Music, Chest Pain: Tue., June 7. Rudyard's. Bob Schneider: Sat., July 23. Hou ... More >>
So, professor: would you say it's time for everyone to panic?Well, I feel like an idiot. Flush with victory over my (sole) successful pick of the season in (finally) getting Jacob's booting correct, I was confident that James Durbin had the right combination of talent and appeal to the ladie ... More >>
Today is Julian Lennon's 48th birthday, born April 8, 1963, just as his father John was beginning the meteoric rise to godhead status with the Beatles. He wouldn't see his dad too terribly much as Beatlemania took over the world, something that both men struggled with as the years went on. ... More >>
Not opening for Britney, he doesn't.By now you've all heard the devastating news; not about the continuing problems at Japan's Fukushima nuclear facility, though that's still pretty important...I guess -- no, I'm of course referring to Enrique Iglesias's decision to bail on the just-announced ... More >>
San Antonio's Girl in a Coma may stumble onstage, but not on Adventures in Coverland.
Old '97s snap back with new album.
In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and married Mike Fisher of the Ottawa Senators back in July. That's right, a hockey ... More >>
Billy Corgan's everlasting gaze
James BrickerWhy did CHangoMan strike Aftermath as "Spanish Kenny Loggins?" Read on...You know how when you were a little kid and you came home from school after playing all day in the sandbox, and then your mom told you to go take a bath and you're like, "okay mom" and then you do and ... More >>
Photo illustrations by John Seaborn GrayCourtney Love Melts Down Onstage... No, We Mean More Than Usual: We're hoping our Rocks Off counterpart Craig Hlavaty gets to witness his fantasy Hole show next week, but judging from the performance Courtney Love put on last Sunday night at Washington ... More >>
Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>
He's hot, he's fluffy, he's - Biscuit Man?
To think, I almost found myself agreeing with John Mayer.His response to the simmering Britney Spears lip-synching scandal -- mocking those who expressed outrage at the fact Spears was faking it during her concert in Perth, Australia last weekend -- would appear to be dead-on. One could even take ... More >>
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 who isn't awful? Email their particulars to email@example.com. Artist Ilyria Guerrera is ... More >>
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