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Gloria Estefan

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    September 11, 2013

    Five Acts You Didn't Know Have New Albums Out This Month

    So far 2013 has been marked by a considerable amount of comebacks. Some have made a bigger splash than others; we saw a new Black Sabbath album LP explode while the new Deep Purple floundered. We saw pop explosions from Fall Out Boy and Justin Timberlake, while while a new Kanye West album met with ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Walter Suhr, the Straw That Stirs Mango Punch!

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. With his signature panama hat and a wide sm ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Def Leppard's Rick Allen and 10 More Miraculous Rock Recoveries

    Twenty-eight years ago this week (New Year's Eve), Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen became famous. Well, he was already famous, we guess, for being the drummer for one of the finest pop-metal bands of all time. But on December 31, 1984, Allen became even more famous for being pretty much the only pop- ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Danger Zone: 5 Great Tony Scott Film Soundtracks

    Tony Scott, one of the greatest action directors of all time, committed suicide by jumping off a bridge near Los Angeles this past Sunday. He was 69 and thought to have an inoperable brain tumor. Many of Scott's films also had great soundtracks, due in part to Hans Zimmer and Harold Faltermeyer. S ... More >>

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    June 28, 2012

    Muse Releases a New Queen-errific Track: What Ya Think?

    Well, Muse's new song is not quite the dubstep massacre that we all thought it be indicated from the album teaser. But it's also the official song for the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, so it had to be palatable for the masses. No molly is needed to enjoy this cut. And whoa, is there a whole ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Feliz Navidad: A Christmas Playlist En Español

    photo by Marco TorresNavidad en el Barrio​We here at Rocks Off love our Christmas music, except when we don't. Seriously, big box retailer and car commercials? Why must you always try to force the Christmas spirit on us a full two weeks before Thanksgiving? But then, about a week before the big da ... More >>

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    October 27, 2011

    Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers

    cinemafestival/shutterstock.com​This past week a statement by pop institution Madonna helped put away one of her newest stalkers, Polish citizen Grzegorz Matlok, who broke into Madge's London home and the residence of her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie. Madonna submitted the statement to Southwark Crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Twin Miami Sound Machines Drive HBO's Latino List

    Rocks Off is on the phone with perhaps one of the great photographers of this era, critically acclaimed and award-winning photojournalist Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. His brainchild, The Black List - a collection of intimate, up-close photos of the great black leaders and personalities of our time - ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Stefani Vara's Operation Musical Rewrite

    ​ Wednesday, just a few minutes shy of 4 p.m., Stefani Vara was driving from Corpus Christi back to her home in Houston after a quick day trip. It had been a while since she heard Tejano music. It's what she grew up with and she realized she missed it. She realized it was part of her roots...part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Can Rocks Off Withstand an Entire Hour of Sunny 99.1's Holiday Programming?

    ​Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>

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    March 21, 2009

    SXSW: Kurt Vile and Keys N Krates at the Music Gym

    Photos by Craig HlavatyKurt VileWe once again crossed the big ol' road to hit up the Music Gym to see Kurt Vile and Keys N Krates. Since we hit town, we have found the most satisfaction out of this venue, with it's relaxed and wholly chaotic feel. During regular hours it's a rehearsal space for band ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Latin Grammys Backstage Report

    There were a couple of big winners at last night’s Latin Grammy’s ceremony, namely Juanes and Gloria Estefan. You heard their acceptance speeches, now find out what they said backstage. The night’s big winner was, of course, Juanes, who took home five awards, making him the winner of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Aftermath: Latin Grammys at Toyota Center, Pt. 2

    Gloria Estefan meets the media/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez The woman of the hour Thursday night was unquestionably 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gloria Estefan, whose “Mi Tierra” was big, brassy, jazzy, horn-heavy and as Cuban as a fine Cohiba cigar. So was “Oye Mi Ca ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    April 11, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Gian Marco

    Peruvian singer makes Houston stop

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Classic Cuban CDs

    Reissues of six classic Cuban CDs

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Espaol Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    In Style with Nistal

    Rebel Crew's Karina Nistal

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Signs of Ignorance

    Just chop 'em where it says "Do Not Chop," boys

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003

    Adorable Dora

    A Latina heroine comes to town

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Memo Re: Borders

    Memo Villarreal isn't afraid of the corporate bookstore or the Rio Grande

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Low Fidel-ity

    There's more than just the Gulf of Mexico between musicians in Cuba and those from Cuba

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Se Habla Ska

    SoCal's Voodoo Glow Skulls bring a Latin tinge to Kingston's sounds

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Dreams

    Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rotation

    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Bite This!

    Sink your teeth into the 1997 Houston Press Music Awards

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    March 6, 1997
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