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George Clinton

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    January 1, 2014

    FPH NYE With Girl Talk, George Clinton, etc. at Sam Houston Park, 12/31/2013

    Free Press Houston New Years Eve Sam Houston Park December 31, 2013 When gates opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday, it felt a bit early to start partying on New Years Eve. That's still hours later than any festival normally begins, true, but Tuesday the Free Press Summer Fest team turned New Year's Eve into t ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Wood & Wire, FPH NYE, Riverboat Gamblers, etc.

    Wood & Wire McGonigel's Mucky Duck, December 30 Anticipating folk music's return to the pop-culture conversation thanks to Inside Llewyn Davis by a few years, Wood & Wire have become a fixture on the bluegrass/acoustic circuit as much for their dogged work ethic as their precision-timed songs. The ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul at Bayou Music Center, 7/3/2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Saturday Night: George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars at House of Blues

    George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars House of Blues May 4, 2013 George Clinton has strong ties to the city of Houston, which has been evident with the bounty of shows he's thrown our way over the past several years. It was only a matter of time before he brought his circus back to House of Blues, ... More >>

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    February 20, 2013

    Top 5 Most Sampled George Clinton Songs

    Unpaid royalties have long been a problem in the music industry. Artists, songwriters, and producers miss out on millions due to the misappropriation of funds at the hands of shady labels and music executives. One of the most recent instances of this is the ongoing dispute between pioneering funk ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Friday Night: The Bright Light Social Hour at Fitzgerald's

    The Bright Light Social Hour, Ishi Fitzgerald's December 7, 2012 Having thoroughly conquered its hometown rock scene up Highway 290 -- the group swept its six nominations at the Austin Music Awards last year, including Band of the Year -- the Bright Light Social Hour spent 2012 on the march. The ba ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012

    Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: 5 Musicians Who Had to File for Bankruptcy

    Recently it was revealed that Cat Power was not only suffering from a serious illness called angiodema that was threatening to stop her European tour, but also that she has filed for bankruptcy. That tour has indeed been postponed, but Cat Power is hardly the first musician to be running low on cash ... More >>

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    November 7, 2012

    What Was Your Favorite Concert at The Summit?

    It must be music-venue day today. Rocks Off would like to thank Jon Harvey of Houston (@oompahead) for alerting us via Twitter to the fact that on this day in 1975, when I was a few weeks away from turning one year old, the sports and entertainment arena then known as the Summit opened in Greenway P ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    5 Songs For International Children's Literature Day

    Founded in 1967 and meant to coincide with the April 2 birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, the legendary Danish author of classic children's tales like The Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, and the Ugly Duckling, International Children's Literature Day is a celebration of books meant to encourage young p ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    Artist of the Week: Future Kings, The Journey Agents

    A prophecy, delivered by a Golden Dream Eagle with ruby eyes and fire in its belly: In the near future, funk will rule the world. It will be the governing body and it will drive earth's natural process and it will be the sole religion and so on. When you're hungry, you'll eat funk. When you want to ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011
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    September 15, 2011
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    June 16, 2011

    Minister of Funk

    Bass god Bootsy Collins is back as mayor of The Funk Capital of the World.

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    June 10, 2011

    How Bootsy Collins Became A Bass Player

    ​Recently Rocks Off had the great pleasure of speaking with one William Collins, known around the world by his platform-heeled nickname, Bootsy. The man with the mellow voice and star glasses is on any short list of best bass players in the world, thanks to his long years with James Brown, as ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Out Today: Steve Earle Is Alive, Bootsy's Aged Funk, And The Late Poly Styrene's Last Disc

    ​Yep, it's the third week now that we have been listening to the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light. We even acquired it on vinyl this weekend, so we are doubly screwed. Now we just need it on cassette tape and one of those toothbrushes that play music in your skull like you are schizophren ... More >>

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    April 8, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Tickets Sold to the Astros Home Opener...a LOT More

    ​In the land of MCM, it's always Friday and there's always a treasure trove of local music news. That's because we happen to structure it as such, but make no mistake, we've got a full truckload for everyone this week. However, in what might be a MCM first, we don't have an actual mixtape fro ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Upcoming: Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Etc.

    ​Apocalyptica: Wed., March 23. House of Blues. Blu, J*Davey, The Niceguys: Tue., March 15. Groundhall. Deep Dark Robot: Mon., April 4. Rudyard's. Erykah Badu: Sat., May 21. Arena Theatre. Frontline Assembly, Die Krupps: Sat., June 4. Numbers. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Fri., ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Pat Green Or Monkeys Riding Dogs? A July 4 Dilemma Solved

    ​Sunday, the City of Houston will celebrate our fine country's independence from the Redcoats in the same way it does every single other year, with the self-proclaimed "Largest Land-Based Fireworks Show in the Nation," Freedom Over Texas. This year, the festival's blander-than-white-bread head ... 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 11, 2010

    Busted! 20 Musician Mugshots

    ​ Getting arrested and booked isn't the end of the world, by any means. Well unless you just killed a shit-ton of people at a bowling alley or something, it really is. But if you are a rocker or a celebrity who committed a minor offense, it's just a funny footnote in your public life you can look ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Aftermath: George Clinton & His P-Funk Army Seriously Funk Up iFest

    Groovehouse​ For nearly two hours on Saturday night, George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic tickled every single funk bone in iFest's sun-drenched body. For a festival so family-friendly and altogether worldly, Clinton and his gang made the lawn in Sam Houston Park feel sleazy in the most ad ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: A Whirlwind Afternoon With Zydepunks, Some Cha-Chas, Taj Weekes And Dave Alvin's Guilty Women

    Jason WolterZydepunks​ There was a moment as Aftermath was walking through the Caribbean Market section of iFest Saturday when we had the most visceral of flashbacks -- stepping off a Carnival cruise boat at the rip old age of 14 in Nassau, Bahamas, and being inundated by tourist-baiting marketeer ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    iFest Closes To An Afro-Cuban-Reggae Beat

    Eggs/ breakfastontour.comBaba Maal​ If the first weekend of the Houston International Festival felt like a detour down Canal Street, the second evoked the festival's emphasis on "Spotlighting the Caribbean." Summer picked this weekend to descend two months early, as it tends to do, resulting in in ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    April 21, 2010

    George Clinton To Play Extended iFest Set For King Sunny Ade

    ​The Houston International Festival has adjusted its schedule to accommodate the cancellation of Nigeria's King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, who scratched their tour after talking drummer Gabriel Ayanniyi and percussionist Omo Olope were killed in a car accident on their way to a video shoot ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    Yes, George Clinton will be playing this year. You do not want to miss that.​The big party this weekend will be all over downtown, as the city succumbs to two straight weekends of the International Festival (a.k.a. iFest). We thank the festival gods every single year that one of our favorite l ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    The First Mayoral Ad: A Review

    We have our first ad in the mayoral race!! Peter Brown is up with a 30-second spot that will be running on local and cable channels. What we take away from this ad:1. Where's George Clinton? You are the only mayoral candidate in Houston history to be endorsed by P-Funk's George Clinton (actually ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Are You Ready for That Great Atomic Power? Songs That Go Nuclear

    This past week marks the 64th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the U.S., on August 6 and 9, respectively, bringing an end to World War II. The subsequent decades have brought us a Cold War, explosive proliferation, and largely fruitless attempts to ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    Lil Wayne, Live In Living Color

    After all the hype and air-guitar awards-show appearances, Lil Wayne's much-anticipated debut as a full-on rock performer, "Prom Queen," has finally leaked. This will be above-the-fold news on whatever content-aggregator supplies your RSS fix, but only because for the music business right now i ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    This Just In: You(genious) Not Dead, Is Awesome

    Every "Atomic Dog" has his day: You(genious) and George Clinton. Woof! Photos by anotherlevelphotography.com There were rumors floating around this week that You(genious), Houston's parenthetical Misfit of R&B, had died during Hurricane Ike. We gave him a call and he took a few minutes to address ... More >>

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    June 20, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Art Car Block Party

    Get your motors revved up for tomorrow’s parade

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    May 8, 2007
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    April 19, 2007

    Houston International Fest 2007

    The Bayou City's biggest festival continues making strides toward total recovery

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    April 19, 2007

    George Clinton

    Q&A with the master of funk

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    March 8, 2007
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    July 27, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Atomic Dog...One Nation Under Groove

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    June 16, 2005

    Free to Jam

    Get the blues at the Eldorado Ballroom's Juneteenth Bash

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    January 6, 2005

    The Youngest Ballerette

    Ten-year-old Sucka Free signee Kayla talks about what it means to be young, gifted and brown

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    December 16, 2004
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    July 8, 2004

    Various Artists

    Music from Coffee and Cigarettes (Milan)

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    June 17, 2004

    Amp Fiddler

    Waltz of a Ghetto Fly (Pias America)

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    October 30, 2003

    Red Light Night

    Calling all players to the Pimps-N-Ho's Ball

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    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head

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    October 13, 1994

    What's Bootsy Doin'?

    James Brown is the hardest working man in show business, but Bootsy's the busiest

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    August 25, 1994
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    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

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