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    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 >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Sugar, We're Going Down: Songs For the Candy Crush Craze

    Two weeks ago, I was a normal, well-adjusted American man. Now, I'm a fiend in need of repeated fixes. I'm a junkie who can't get enough of that sweet stuff. I'm addicted to Candy Crush Saga. Let's say your mail's addressed to the rock you live under. In that case, you may never have heard of C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Houston's the Beans Grind Out an Album the Natural Way

    The Beans have noticed a pretty insane trend lately; the Houston band has found itself compared to the likes of Texas rock legend Janis Joplin and Brittany Howard, vocal empresaria for the Alabama Shakes. The only problem in this equation? It's a band chock full o' dudes. They're cool with it, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    Fact: Pop Songs Always Give Brilliant Parenting Advice

    I'm not sure who thought to film the fabulous display of parenting that is documented in the video below, but after watching this hot mess for exactly two minutes and 39 seconds, I've decided there's nothing quite as disturbing as a six-year-old rapping about how he can make my "booty pop." I refus ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Last Night: Austin Mahone and Demi Lovato at Reliant Stadium

    Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone Reliant Stadium March 3, 2013 I'm determined to make it through this entire review without unleashing my sailor mouth, so bare with me as I use words like "heck" and "darn." I know; it's strange for me, too, but this review is about a tween heartthrob and a former Disney ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    The Mainstreaming Of Dubstep And The Rise Of Trap Music (Wait, What Is Trap Music?)

    Mainstream music has a history of taking musical genres, smoothing out the rough edges, and turning them in to something easily digestible to the masses. Punk rock went from being the music of rebellion to the music of crying about failed relationships and rappers went from rapping about what was ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Oh, You Mean There Is Actually A Game During NBA All-Star Weekend? (Plus, Can You Name The Rappers In Our Courtside Photo?)

    After a weekend of human gridlock at the Galleria, traffic snarls, bottles poppin', and all the parties you could handle, NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston came to a close on Sunday with the Western Conference defeating their Eastern foes 143-138, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul getting the game' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Top 5 Reasons Not to Be a Concert Promoter

    Have you ever dreamed of promoting your own shows? I'll bet you've even sat around at times plotting out your own bills, dreaming of how awesome it would be to see an all-star line-up of, let's say, Poison, Ratt, Tesla, WASP, White Lion, and Cinderella. And while that sounds absolutely horrific, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Crappy Ringtone Tumblr Makes Indie-Someone's Music More Crappy

    For the past two months, New York City-based composer/songwriter David Nyman has been turning back the clock and making MIDI versions of popular and current indie-rock and hip-hop jams. His Tumblr page, where he unloads his Soundcloud clips of these tiny wonders, is getting very popular, and was s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    5 Songs That Could Be "Song of the Fall"

    If you spent any amount of time this past summer listening to the radio you're well aware of just how popular Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" was. According to the folks over at Billboard it was the "Song of the Summer" and thus the answer to the question blogs had been asking months earlier. Wh ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Last Night: Pretty Lights at Bayou Music Center

    Pretty Lights Bayou Music Center September 23, 2012 See lots more pics from Bayou Music Center Sunday in our slideshow. Having closed out Free Press Summer Fest to help ring in the unofficial start of summer it made it a strange sort of sense that Pretty Lights would return to Houston to help ring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Upcoming: Dethklok, The Jealous Sound, Of Montreal, R. Kelly, Steve Winwood, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. 95.7 Boo Bomb with Karmin, Olly Murs, Sammy Adams, Austin Mahone, Marina & The Diamonds, The Wonder Girls: Tue., Oct. 23, 6 p.m., $25/$30. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Against Me!, Fake Problems, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Last Night: Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at Toyota Center

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 19, 2012
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    July 5, 2012

    Sound M.O.B. Make a Houston Rap Hit

    The duo behind Houston rap's biggest hit in years, "Drank in My Cup," has plenty more in store.

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    June 26, 2012

    Upcoming: Andrew Bird, Jandek, Hayes Carll, Café Tacvba, Metric, Rufus Wainwright, Etc.

    Andrew Bird: Fri., Oct. 12, 8:30 p.m., $32-$42. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. BettySoo: Thu., Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m., $20/$22. McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, Houston. Black Congress, Buildings, Omotai: Fri., July 27, 9 p.m., $6. Mango's, 403 Westheimer Road, Houston. The Blaggards, T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Spotify's Houston Top 10 Singles Is, Uh, Yeah...

    This past weekend I was at Academy near my house filling out paperwork to buy a shotgun and the One Direction single "What Makes You Beautiful" was playing over the store speaker system. Before that moment I had thought that One Direction only existed in emails from PR agents, my music listings, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    A Slew Of New Houston Rap MP3s That Don't Suck

    Here's a story. Back in late April, early May I had to fight through the most unwanted thing to anyone who owns a Macbook: A hard-drive fail. I'm sure we can curse Steve Jobs, Siri and the rest for making those short-ass chargers, but there's more headache than need be with a hard drive fail. So I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    EDC 2012: Calvin Harris Plays CDs of Himself Singing

    Dance music is fighting for its soul. The charts are filled with tracks (Rihanna, Flo Rida) that borrow from the ecstatic trance and pulsing grooves of electronic dance music. The last time pop was so infatuated with the dance floor was 1979, the year disco died. This time around fans are more sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    iFest: Top 5 Argentine-American Musicians

    The Houston International Festival enters its second weekend tomorrow, with featured musical acts WAR, Joe Louis Walker, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Texas Tornados, Del Castillo, Steel Pulse and lots more. Although iFest's performers come from all over the world, all around the main stages will be the sig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Friday Night: Flo Rida at House of Blues

    Photos by Marco Torres​Just before heading out to House of Blues on Friday, we sent the same text message to nine random friends: "Hey, I'm playing trivia and could really use some help. Quick, name a Flo Rida song," to which 8 out of 9 thumbed back the same three-letter response: "Low."

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    December 6, 2011

    Taking Apart Yesterday's Facebook Music Screed

    ​Yesterday, about a half-dozen of my Facebook friends forwarded a gloom-and-doom listicle from a site called Buzzfeed entitled "12 Extremely Disappointing Facts About Popular Music." Now up to over one million hits, the doom-and-gloom piece is subtitled "This is the saddest thing you'll read a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Upcoming: Dropkick Murphys, Glen Campbell, Il Divo, Red Fang, Dax Riggs

    "The 15th Annual Townes Van Zandt Wake": Sun., Jan. 1. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (413 20th St., Galveston), 413 20th St., Galveston, Galveston. Adrian Bourgeois, Street Violence, Art Institute: Tue., Dec. 13. Super Happy Fun Land, 3801 Polk, Houston. Band Of Skulls: Fri., March 16. Fitzgerald's, 2 ... More >>

  • Music

    October 14, 2010

    The Grand Theatre

    Old '97s snap back with new album.

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    July 22, 2010
  • Film

    June 10, 2010

    Kung Fu Hustle

    Karate Kid remake too cynical to catch a fly with chopsticks.

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    May 6, 2010

    How Low Can He Go?

    Ludacris escorts female MCs into hip-hop's boys-only club, but it's a bit gross.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs We Are Least Thankful For, Part 2

    ​This was the first year that He Said made a conscious effort to listen to what was going on outside his self-imposed protective bubble of metal and proto-punk. We sort of took it as one of the facets of our job to actually pay attention to the stuff that was going on in the greater sphere in the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Fix Your Face

    Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is more hip-hop than most rappers.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Roky Erickson, Arc Angels, Flo Rida, Quintron and More

    A-Trak, Rye Rye, Treasure Fingers:  Sat., July 11. Warehouse Live.   Arc Angels: Fri., July 10. Warehouse Live.   Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 1. Sengelmann Hall (Schulenburg).   Beto Cuevas: Wed., Aug. 26. House of Blues.   Blue October, Switchfoot, Ours: Fri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Five Spot: DJ Vlad Co-signs Kyle Hubbard

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. You can five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com.Back in November of last year, we co-signed the dopeness of rapper K ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

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    April 9, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Eight Results

    First things first: in yesterday's Idol Beat, I made reference to how excited I was for Idol Gives Back, a wildly successful annual event/trainwreck wherein the program brings a ton of celebrities on in an effort to raise money for various worthy charaties. I've just learned that Idol Gives Back wo ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Turning the Screw: K-Rino, Nosaprise, Method Man, T.I., Devin the Dude, Trick Daddy, Flo Rida, The Kanye, Jim Jones, Botany 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. Single of the Week: K-Rino, "Past, Present, Future" Wire To Wire In case you forgot about him, here's the link to Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Aftermath: Clint Black at RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy Houston Livestock Show & RodeoNot only does Clint Black know how to play to the home folks - after being introduced by his daughter Lily, he said hello to Tomball, Spring, Pasadena and his hometown Katy (but where, Aftermath would like to know, was Friendswood?) upon takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Five Spot: Lil Jared Is Doper Than Most Kid Rappers

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. As set forth in the official "Give Any Song From the Offspring of a Local Icon at Least Three Weeks of Listeni ... More >>

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    February 27, 2009

    Five Spot: You Know His Name

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. How's this for a stretch: DMX, if you'll remember, was recently incarcerated for the 93rd time for, meh, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Kyle Hubbard, Rihanna, Diddy, T.I., MF DOOM, 50 Cent, Flo Rida, Mims, Luke, Lil Flip 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. Single of the Week: "My Girl Likes To Drink," Kyle Hubbard Wire To Wire After two weeks of silence, Rihanna issue ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Von Won, Lil O, Ludacris, Flo Rida, the Roots, Suge Knight, Too $hort, The Kanye, Ghostface Killah 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.       (Churchy) Single of the Week:  "I Love You," Von Won     Wire To Wire     ... More >>

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    September 22, 2008

    Turning The Screw: Crew54, DJ AM & Travis Barker, G- Unit, Pharrell, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Kanye, Wu-Tang vs. UFC 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. Single of the Week “Lil Miss Sunshine,” Crew54 feat. Rochelle Terrell Wire To Wire Sadly, DJ AM and Travis ... More >>

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    August 9, 2008

    Weekend Music: Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rick Ross, Craig Kinsey, Young Jeezy and More

    Hello friends. You shouldn't have to guess too hard where my musical heart lies this weekend. Tonight, of course, it's at the Woodlands. If you're going, do yourself a favor and get there early for openers Back Door Slam and Reverend Run (no kidding)... Kid Rock, "American Badass" Lynyrd Skynyrd ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008
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