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    February 18, 2014

    Making a Difference: Artists Who Have Share Their Wisdom

    "Joni Mitchell once said that singing, crying, and laughing all come up out of the same need. So, I think that's what art is for..." -- Erykah Badu A certain array of life questions are essential to one's own personal growth and development: who am I? Where am I going? What do I want to be when I g ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    10 Texas Acts We Totally Want to Smell Like

    Last week, pop goddess Katy Perry unveiled her brand-new perfume, Killer Queen -- a fruity, intoxicating scent named after some old Beatles song or something. The fragrance's official Web site claims it features top notes of dark plum, wild berries and bergamot with subtle hints of cashmeron, natura ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    Skirting Visual Controversy: 4 Musicians Who Have Pulled Their Own Videos

    Recently No Doubt pulled the video for their song "Looking Hot" in response to criticism that it was discriminatory against Native Americans -- ironic, considering November is Native American Heritage Month. Smooth one, Stefani. Still, the revived '90s ska band shouldn't feel too bad. They're in so ... More >>

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    June 3, 2012

    Last Night: Erykah Badu at Free Press Summer Fest

    See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. Erykah Badu Free Press Summer Fest June 2, 2012 Miles Davis was the great self-reinventor, going from bop and modal jazz to fus ... More >>

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    June 3, 2012

    Best Of Free Press Summer Fest Day 1: Quintron, Big Freedia, Morris Day, Etc.

    See Rocks Off's complete Free Press Summer Fest coverage. Be sure to also check out our slideshows: the sexy, sweaty Summer Fest crowds and the bands of Summer Fest 2012. Cory Garcia: Stage 7 isn't the most glamorous. Most of your set will be spent playing to the handful of people who came out to y ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Follow Rocks Off At Summer Fest, Wherever You Are

    Rocks Off is about to wrap up our Free Press Summer Fest pre-game coverage for the afternoon... sort of. Really, it's just a pause. Of course we will be out at the festival all... weekend... long... and won't be shy about letting our readers know exactly what's going on. Even stuff besides the gorg ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Erykah Badu's Adventure Time: "We Just Freak It"

    Songstress Erykah Badu first brought her own brand of spirituality, sensuality, and street smarts into the R&B/hip hop charts over a decade ago with her debut album Baduizm. Her sound, managing to speak to both the worlds of hip-hop and soul, as then predicted has proven to be something of long-term ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Summer Fest Adds Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, 3 Dozen Locals

    After raising ticket prices Monday night, Free Press Summer Fest announced more headliners Thursday morning. What are you getting for that extra dough? How about Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Phantogram, R3hab, David Garza? Respectively, that's one Colorado EDM space cadet, one ... More >>

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    March 20, 2012

    Flaming Lips And Their Fwends Set To Weird Up Record Store Day

    In a few weeks on April 21, Record Store Day is yet again set to obliterate the wallets of record collectors around the country, and the Flaming Lips will have quite a release for fans on that day. What would you think if I said that they have been recording with none other than Ke$ha, Bon Iver, Nic ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Five Musical MILFs Who Rocked Pregnancy

    Beyoncé's ever-changing baby bump.​In the world of prominent celebrities, it's headlining news even if that famous person sneezes. So in when Houston's own Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the 2011 VMA's in August, the media and fans went into a frenzy of reactions. Some were elated, some ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Saturday Night: Erykah Badu At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Rizoh​Erykah Badu Arena Theatre May 21, 2011 Even if she never drops another album, Erykah Badu will still go down as one of the most important artists of our generation. Few can massage a neo-soul groove, seduce a jazz tune, and straddle a hip-hop beat the way she can. On the same ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    March 25, 2011

    The United States Of Women In Music

    ​Rocks Off is no He-Man Woman Hater's Club. We like women quite a bit, actually, especially those women brave enough to wade through the rivers of bullshit in the male-dominated music business. If you'll page back a few weeks, you'll remember the discussion of our favorite female artists from ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: Birthday Boy Bun B & Erykah Badu Team Up For Noisey.com Launch Party

    Marco Torres​Bun B celebrated his 38th birthday last night at the launch of Vice magazine's new music site, Noisey.com at Austin warehouse district club Kiss & Fly.

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    February 28, 2011

    Wu-Tang, Fishbone, Trae Top Village Voice/Frank 151 SXSW Party

    Marco TorresMethod Man returns to Texas to smoke our SXSW party this year.​We finally have the full lineup for the 2011 Village Voice Media/Frank 151 SXSW party, and it's a doozy. Heading up the bill are Staten Island Shao-Lin spitters the Wu Tang clan, still coasting on their late 2010 reunio ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    The 10 Sexiest Texans Of Our Lifetime

    Texas is loaded with natural resources, among them beautiful women. The state has provided many, many gorgeous, sexy and smart women. To be sure, not all of them combine all of those qualities -- here are tradeoffs to be made -- but still, there's been no shortage in our lifetimes of fetching Texas ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Five Great Moments In Indecent Exposure

    ​Recently, Florida's lame-duck governor Charlie Crist has said he's considering pardoning Jim Morrison for his 1969 indecent exposure charge, stemming from The Doors' notorious Miami concert in which a drunken Lizard King swore numerous times and proceeded to whip it out onstage. Of course, Mo ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    First SXSW 2011 Bands Announced: Uh Oh

    A Place to Bury Strangers​It's here, folks. And not a moment too soon. Not even a month after ACL, and before Thanksgiving, the folks at from South by Southwest sent out there first missive detailing the 2011 event, scheduled for March 16-20. Rocks Off is shuddering already, but in a good way. ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    The Top 10 Female-Friendly Rap Songs

    streethop.comLadies Love Cool James: LL Cool J on The View​Chris Rock once said that women don't pay attention to rap lyrics. Truth be told, most casual hip-hop fans - male and female - rarely pay attention to lyrics. As long as the beat is catchy, they'll drop down and get their eagle on all ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Matt & Kim Talk Lady Gaga, Erykah Badu, Naked Videos And New Music

    Right On! PR​This weekend the Houston Press welcomes New York indie duo Matt & Kim to town to headline this year's edition of the Houston Press Music Awards, along with Trae tha Truth and Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights. Rocks Off will be giving away a bunch of HPMA wristbands today and t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Hotter Than July At Verizon

    Photos by Jody Perry / Click here for a slideshow​Erykah Badu is a vanishing specimen, a pop star who courts controversy - see the "Window Seat" video, coming soon to a Dallas courtroom near you - not out of some narcissistic need to be in the headlines, but because she is legitimately differe ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    Possible Sponsors For 6 Summer Tours

    ​Sunday night, resurgent '90s nu-metaleers Korn stop by Verizon Wireless Theater as headliners of the annual Jagermeister Music Tour. Wonder if they've still got the gorilla suit. It seems like more and more artists are following the model of bands like U2, whose recently scratched 360 Tour was "p ... More >>

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    May 5, 2010

    Musical Moms That Make Us Melt

    ​ With Mother's Day fast approaching, we can't help but recognize all the hot rocker mamas out there making music and babies. It can't be easy to write the next great pop song and have a tiny human being inside you sucking nutrients from your body, in the process girding their loins for making you ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Flaming Lips Still On For Summerfest... For Now

    Neuski via flickr.com​ The Grand Ole Opry, which was supposed to celebrate its 85th birthday party May 25, is currently underwater, like most of Nashville (above). Nashville Public Radio is reporting that the Cumberland River crested at a whopping 52 feet. When does hurricane season start aga ... More >>

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    May 3, 2010

    Bun B Joins Gumball 3000 Rally; Nirvana Chopped And Screwed

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Mark C. AustinNosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase​ Single of the Week: "Start Today," Nosaprise Wire ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Dirty & Nasty Breaks Down Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" Video... The Naked One

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    February 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: The Sweet, Sweet Sounds of Revenge

    "A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well." - Sir Francis Bacon ihasahotdog.com​She Said has never been one for revenge, preferring to believe (at least), that people make their own beds. But if she was the vengeful type, she'd seek it out not ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Goodie Mob at House of Blues, With a Completely Unexpected Bun B Cameo

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​9:25 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 >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Aftermath: Mos Def at House of Blues

    Larami Culbertson​ 9:30 p.m.: Just walked in to see the place pretty well filled. Snoop is playing through the speaker system. If you walk into a venue and "Gin and Juice" is playing, you can take that as a sign that you're going to have a good time. Well, that or that a riot is going to break out ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Aftermath: One Wild Weekend

    Craig Hlavaty The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble Craig Hlavaty Erykah BaduRocks Off is still in the very early recovery stages from this weekend, which was one of the most satisfying musical whirlwinds he's been sucked into in quite some time. He started off Friday evening at  ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    February 9, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Mic Skills, Foxy Brown, KRS-One, Eve, Do or Die, The Kanye, Erykah Badu, 5th Ward Boyz and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Anthony RathbunSingle of the Week: "Criminal," Mic Skills Wire To Wire Foxy Brown, recently an indirect victi ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Annual Pazz & Jop Results Released

    Congrats, TV on the Radio! This morning our sister paper in Manhattan's Cooper Square, the Village Voice, released the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll, where hundreds of music writers and editors rank their favorite albums of the past year in what has to be an absolute nightmare for th ... More >>

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    September 28, 2008
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    September 24, 2008
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    April 15, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    Get Down with Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

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    April 21, 2005

    This Week's Houston International Festival Highlights

    Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, downtown in an area bounded by Dallas, Rusk and Louisiana streets and Sam Houston Park. For information, call 713-654-8808.

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    March 1, 2001

    Erykah Badu

    Mama's Gun (Motown)

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    March 11, 1999

    Original Style

    The Roots makes rap come alive live

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