Gloria Gaynor

  • Film

    May 29, 2014

    Maleficent: Why Must a World-Class Star Be Hung Up on Some Twerp?

    Jolie looks like a goddess but is treated like an urchin.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Matt Damon Should Totally Make That Porno He Talked About.

    "The InPORNant!" No?​Matt Damon has always seemed like a pretty personable guy. He comes across as pretty smart, isn't known for being a cad (poor Minnie Driver notwithstanding) or acting like a jackass in public, and generally seems like one of the few celebrities we might actually invite int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Sweet On Cake & 20 Other Dessert-Centric Bands

    Cake: California Fashion Nuggets​One of the biggest headliners, and they are all headliners, of this weekend's Houston Press Best of HoustonĀ® BestFest is Cake, the quirky Sacramento pop-rock act responsible for radio favorites like "The Distance," "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" and "Never There," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Cake, Buxton Confirmed For First-Ever BestFest

    ​Saucy rockers Cake and Houston's own alt-country insurgents Buxton are the first two acts confirmed for the inaugural Houston Press Best of HoustonĀ® BestFest, or "BestFest," the two-day festival scheduled for September 24 and 25 at the Midtown "superblock" between McGowen, Main, Travis and A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Gloria Gaynor, Disco's Ultimate Survivor, Discusses That Song

    ​You know "I Will Survive." Everybody knows "I Will Survive." Aliens know "I Will Survive." Dogs know "I Will Survive." Dogs who are aliens know "I Will Survive." Gloria Gaynor's 1979 disco anthem, written by the same producers who wrote "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel" and "Reunited," has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Rapping Osama Bin Laden, As Portrayed By A Young Child

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of the best and the worst of musical videos. If you have a video that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​Rocks Off has very little to say on this. It's a small boy named Leonard Martinez ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    La Gran Senora

    Jenni Rivera flirts with pop crossovers but remains true to regional Mexican music.

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Dive Bars

    A handcrafted tour of the best, most obscure places to lean on a stool in Houston.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bouncin' Back: Songs for Survivors

    Last Wednesday evening's positivity-ruining shootings at TSU's "Trae Day" block party were a fine example of how ignorance and violence can crash even the most uplifting party, but also of something else: Sometimes we get lucky (or blessed, depending on your theological viewpoint). In three separat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Tonight: Gloria Gaynor with the Houston Symphony

    Who knew one song would take Gloria Gaynor from Newark to the Jones Hall stage with the Houston Symphony? Yes, she's had other hits ("Never Can Say Goodbye" and "I Am Who I Am"), but it's "I Will Survive" that people most remember. And it's a sure thing that Gaynor's signature song will be the h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Gloria Gaynor with the Houston Symphony Orchestra

    After 30 years, she’s still surviving

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    The Rosebuds

    Night of the Furies

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    RIP, Syd. And RIP, 'Cid.

    A psychedelic pioneer and the drug that helped do him in are both sorely missed

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Merritt Badge

    Humor is in the i of the beholder for fans of the Magnetic Fields

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    March 18, 1999
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    March 13, 1997
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    October 24, 1996
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    May 30, 1996
  • Film

    September 1, 1994

    Queens of Australia

    Song and dance in the Outback, where guys will be gals