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Epic Records Group

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Booty In Music

    "Little in the middle, but she got much back." That's how Sir Mix-a-Lot described his ideal woman more than two decades ago in his classic 1992 booty-jiggling, body-gyrating anthem "Baby Got Back." Essentially, the song served as a catalyst to get those hesitant high-school seniors on the dance floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    New Houston Rap: What If We Had a Bobby Shmurda?

    In the span of four months, hip-hop has found its latest winner of the Chief Keef/Trinidad Jame$ Memorial Trophy. You may remember those two, both of whom were signed due to viral hype -- Keef mostly off the strength of what he's accomplished to the teenagers of Chicago and Jame$ solely off "All Gol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Death Grips: Performance Art or Idiocy?

    Experimental hip-hop sensation Death Grips is either a revolution in a world of bland, homogenized music created by manufactured pop stars, or absolutely annoying, loud, obnoxious tripe. There is no in between, nor a middle ground to be found with the band, a trio that consists of MC Ride, Flatlande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Indigo Girls: "We Like Each Other's Songs Quite a Bit"

    Here's something you might not expect to find out, or Rocks Off certainly didn't anyway: The Indigo Girls have sold more than 12 million records. That's a more than respectable tally in the course of 25 years, when Amy Ray and Emily Saliers -- who met in elementary school -- released 1987 debut Stra ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2012

    Santigold Goes Hard

    Dance-pop provocateurSantigold is the polar opposite of the starlets she once co-wrote songs with.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Encyclopedia Of Country Music

    With 53 related entries, Houston fared well in the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music (Oxford University Press, $65), released last month, the first revision of the 600-page volume since its initial printing in 1998. Michael McCall, Country Music Hall of Fame archivist and one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    A Roundup of the 2011 Music Industry Based Strictly on Band Names

    XL/Columbia​Theologians love saying things like "Man is created superior to animals" and "Animals can't be equal with humans." And then we go scouring philosophy books to see if animals have immortal spirits and if this means we'll someday meet our pets in heaven. That's a bunch of horse dung. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The 10 Most Horrible Music-Biz Bosses

    ​The movie Horrible Bosses comes out today, and while the heinous supervisors in question all work in areas unrelated to entertainment, this shouldn't be taken to mean the music industry is free of bad managers and executives. Rocks Off knows if anything, the music biz has had more than its fa ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Ten Worst Songs

    …and we're still not as bad as Dallas

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Live

    Live appears Friday, September 29, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Clan Ferdinand

    It takes a true Scotsman to get to the bottom of this whole Franz Ferdinand thing

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Lyin' Scion

    How deep is this Toyota subsidiary's love of hip-hop?

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    The Price of Fame

    Flickerstick's old fans worry that Bands on the Run has banned all the fun

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    The Man Who

    Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Alone Again, Naturally

    After riding with the majors, born loner Darden Smith learns it's easier to drive yourself

  • Music

    March 18, 1999

    Soul to Sell

    Epic keeps raiding Stevie Ray Vaughan's vault, but when is enough enough?

  • Music

    August 13, 1998

    Mind's Ear

    Jimmie Vaughan is two albums into a solo career he didn't necessarily want

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Outside Looking In

    Jim Lauderdale is a living lesson in how to profit from Nashville's fringes

  • Music

    June 12, 1997
  • Music

    October 10, 1996
  • Music

    July 13, 1995
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