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    July 31, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Optimo Ram, Online Radio Jefe

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? "If it ain't local, it ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Dâm-Funk at MFAH Mixed Media, 1/31/2014

    Dâm-Funk Museum of Fine Arts, Houston January 31, 2014 A museum by its very definition is a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. Our very own Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has an impressive track record of doing just that, comb ... More >>

  • Year End

    December 26, 2013

    Ringing in the New Year: The 2013 Houston Press New Year's Eve Guide

    Find out where to celebrate in the Bayou City.

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    October 1, 2013

    Upcoming: Brian McKnight, Demi Lovato, Jaheim, Megadeth, Superchunk, etc.

    Anthony Green: With Dave Davison, Brick Mortar., Wed., November 27, 7 p.m., $15 to $21. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Backspace On the Run: Benefitting Evelyn's Park Conservancy., Sat., December 7, 7 p.m., $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Brian McK ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Geto Boys at House of Blues, 7/4/2013

    Geto Boys House of Blues July 4, 2013 Just a month ago, the Geto Boys were scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Free Press Summer Festival. Black-and-white billboards had been plastered all over town for months, depicting the Houston-based trio of misfits turned hip-hop icons. Underneath the th ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Acts You Shouldn't Miss at iFest's First Weekend

    Rocks Off asked our staff members who will be covering the Houston International Festival for us this weekend to give us one or two choices for artists they don't want to miss. Forro In the Dark Bud Light World Music Stage, 2:30 p.m. Saturday/Center Stage, 6:30 p.m. Saturday As one of the first ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Blake Shelton, Tegan & Sara, etc.

    Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium, March 15 After more than a decade of climbing country music's ranks to become one of its most successful and charismatic male vocalists, Blake Shelton found himself taking a little heat not long ago when comments he made about certain "old farts" clinging to country's ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2013

    The Great Outdoors

    Your 2013 music-festival outlook, Texas edition.

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Jan Hammer and the Top 10 TV Theme Songs of the '80s

    Not a lot of television shows win multiple Grammys. Then again, not a lot of television shows ever sounded (or looked) like Miami Vice. The cutting-edge series perfectly captured the pastel zeitgeist of its time when it debuted in 1984, influencing film, fashion, design and music in a way that few T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    OG Ron C Purplefies Girl Talk's All Day

    There are a lot of reasons why OG Ron C running Girl Talk's All Day through his "Chopped Up Not Slopped Up" purplefication process is fun, but one of them seems more substantial -- or, at the very least, more appropriate -- than the rest. To be entirely reductive: Girl Talk is a DJ from Pittsburg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Fishbone's Ska-Punk Casts A Long Shadow In New Film

    Photo by Ann Summa​The documentary Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone flirts with a balance between history and character as it looks behind the scenes at a group that failed to achieve large-scale commercial success, but inspired many groups that did. Directors Lev Anderson and Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Five Can't-Miss Acts At ACL Fest This Year

    Craig HlavatyWe're running this picture of My Morning Jacket's Jim James now because this will be the last we see of him all weekend.​For weeks after we skipped last year's Austin City Limits Music Festival to man the controls in Houston, Rocks Off found ourselves thinking, "Man, I wish I woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    iFest's First Weekend Thick With Music, Humidity

    GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.​Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    iFest President & CEO Jim Austin Stepping Down February 1

    Festival not booking Justin Beiber, interim replacement says GroovehouseGeorge Clinton at iFest 2010​Speaking of festivals... The Houston International Festival announced earlier today that Dr. James Austin will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Houston Festival Foundati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Upcoming: Adam Lambert, School Of Seven Bells, Vampire Weekend, Etc.

    ​12 Stones, Egypt Central: Sat., July 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Adam Lambert: Wed., Sept. 8. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Andre Nickatina, Bizzy Bone, Glasses Malone, TMills, Dot Dot Curve: Sun., Aug. 15. Warehouse Live. Black Label Society, Clutch, Children Of Bodom, 2 Cents: Thu., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Glee: Faking The "Funk"

    ​"Daddy?" "Yes, son?" "What does regret mean?" "Well son, the funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, will you be sure and tell her SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!" - Butth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Glee: Faking The "Funk"

    ​"Daddy?" "Yes, son?" "What does regret mean?" "Well son, the funny thing about regret is that it's better to regret something you have done than to regret something you haven't done. And by the way, if you see your mom this weekend, will you be sure and tell her SATAN! SATAN! SATAN!" - Buttho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Texas Johnny Brown, Marcia Ball And An iFest Preview

    Photos by Jody PerryTexas Johnny Brown​ After Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs, Aftermath can understand why, in all the recent reminiscing about Rockefeller's we've been doing on Rocks Off, no one has ever had a bad word to say about the place. Never ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Miss Rockefeller's? Marcia Ball and Texas Johnny Brown Headline iFest Benefit February 12

    brides.com​Like many of you - we're guessing, anyway - Rocks Off never saw a show at Rockefeller's. We didn't get inside the Loop much during high school (too busy checking groceries) and, although we managed to go to Mary Jane's, the Satellite Lounge and maybe the Abyss (it's a little fuzzy) on v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Incredible Truth: The Best Southern Rap Albums (and Mixtapes) of 2009, Part 1

    ​Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Fiery Furnaces, Keb' Mo, Merle Haggard/Kris Kristofferson, Warped Tour and the First iFest Names

    ​Billy Joe Shaver: Thu., March 11. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cody Canada, Kyle Hutton: Tue., Jan. 26. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Dawes, Jason Boesel: Fri., March 5. Rudyard's. David Knopfler: Fri., May 7. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. The Fiery Furnaces: Fri., Jan ... More >>

  • Music

    June 18, 2009

    Flash Drive

    H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.

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    May 21, 2009

    Flannel File: Primus

    Primus circa 1998, Copenhagen, DenmarkAs the title of this feature might suggest, '90s nostalgia is in full swing, and one of the orders of the day is reexamining the aesthetic reputation of bands we liked when we were teenagers but of whom we subsequently became embarrassed, swapping them in our es ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Jandek at Rudyard's

    Photos by Mark C. AustinAftermath had literally no idea what to expect at Sunday afternoon's Jandek show at Rudyard's, the first-ever public performance in Houston by one of the world's leading "outsider" musicians (who just happens to live here). From the little he knows of Jandek's prodigio ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    October 13, 2005

    The O.G. of Love

    Johnny "Guitar" Watson gets his due with a terrific two disc set

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming, and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Computer Error

    When it comes to local facts, don't rely on Allmusic.com

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Aged Peppers

    Flea and company prove they can keep it together

  • Music

    July 1, 1999
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    August 27, 1998
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    September 4, 1997
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    May 29, 1997
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    May 8, 1997

    Talking Revolution

    Michael Franti and Spearhead are into change, if not the Internet

  • Calendar

    July 25, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
  • Dining

    June 8, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Listen to the Quiet (and Loud)

  • Music

    May 18, 1995
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    August 18, 1994
  • Culture

    May 26, 1994

    Made in Houston

    Hometown stages feature more than one sort of menagerie

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