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Gracie Chavez

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Dance Clubs 2014

    Grooving to the beat is all well and good and all, but sometimes when the music burrows deep into your veins, there's only one way to unleash that energy...and that is to get down on it, shake your bombon and boogie. Houston is filled with a plethora of dance meccas, where our fellow citizens go to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Likable Lunice Has the Inside Track to "Higher Ground"

    It's not just a Canadian thing to say that Montreal-based Lunice, with Hudson Mohawke one-half of EDM monsters TNGHT, is overtly polite in describing himself. It's an everyday thing. There's not a speck of bad press to be found about the producer listed as 25 or 26 years of age, depending on the sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2014

    The Six Best Stages at Free Press Summer Fest

    Even for a music festival that is already not quite like any other, one of the most unique aspects of Free Press Summer Fest is its ever-shifting footprint. From one year to the next, very little about the two-day bash -- including the admission gates, vendor booths, music stages and the row of port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    The 10 Best Local Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    A Fistful of Soul A Fistful of Soul's members look like the indie-rockers FPSF tends to favor, such as New York City Queens, The Tontons or Wild Moccasins. It may alarm some unfamiliars when they don't start strumming esoterically at guitars or synth-popping their set. They spin classic soul sets, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Baby Roo, Vegetarian Hip-Hop Veteran

    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 the original Rocks Off 100 at this link. DJ Baby Roo, who grew up mostly on Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Selena's Memory Lives on at Two Local Celebrations

    On April 16th, 1971, in the small Gulf Coast town of Lake Jackson, an angel was born whose parents named her Selena Quintanilla. Tragically taken from us at the young age of 23, she was a Latina superstar before J-Lo or Shakira or Ricky Martin. Selena's voice, full of love and joy and heartbreak, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    DJ Sun Re-Launches The Flat as Montrose's Hippest Hang

    DJ Sun had already had a pretty great 2013. Last January he released One Hundred, a distillation of his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's top turntablists and soundmakers that many local critics thought one of the best local albums of the year. (This one thought it was the definitive Houston r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    The 12 Bars of Christmas and Then Some

    "I'm too pretty to look like a devil!" -- the gentleman in the photo above Christmas is only two days away. Another year full of laughs and cries and cheers and tears. A year spent with family and friends is never a bad one. And when the time for visiting family is done, once the dishes are in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Bars Open Christmas Day

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Late Norma Zenteno "There In Spirit" at Second East End Street Fest

    What a difference a year makes. In May 2012, the first annual East End Street Fest was held on Cinco de Mayo along Harrisburg Boulevard, with the lovely and talented Norma Zenteno serving as the headlining musical act. For the second annual entry, the venue has shifted to the brand-new esplanade tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Gracie Chavez

    Who: In a city abundant with talented DJs, Gracie Chavez shines bright above the rest. She began her career in 1999, spinning her first love: Drum 'n' bass music. She grew her dance-music repertoire through house and techno, rocking out raves and clubs such as Karma and Hyperia. From 2005-08, she pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Free for All: The Post-Thanksgiving Day Edition

    Look, it's Black Friday (and dark gray Saturday and Sunday, or whatever they call the rest of the weekend), and if you aren't going shopping or to the movies or fighting with relatives, what else is there to do? We've come up with a few suggestions. And they all have the advantage of being free. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2010

    Bun B Added To Summerfest; Schedule Announced

    Marco TorresBun B at Warehouse Live, April 20​ He shows up at every other show in town, so why not Summerfest? Free Press Houston and Pegstar announced today that the king of the trill, Bun B, will join Slim Thug onstage on Day 1 of the two-day event scheduled for June 5 and 6 in Eleanor Tinsley P ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 31, 2009

    Buh-Bye 2009

    Where to celebrate the dawn of a new year: Our guide to the best events in town.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    Friday​Newly crowned Best Indie Rock winners Spain Colored Orange bring their florid psych-pop to the Contemporary Arts Museum's monthly Steel Lounge Underground, with Gracie Chavez and a showdown between Sasha Braverman and Henry Chow. 8 p.m., free. Houston industrial fiend Mike Terror menaces at ... More >>

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    January 19, 2006
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    August 25, 2005
  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    The Golden Boy

    Producer-remixer Jake Childs wants to turn Houston's house scene upside down

  • Culture

    March 17, 2005
  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    You Too Can Be a DJ

    Skills erode as new technology broadens the field. And the old-school cats don't care.

  • Culture

    March 10, 2005
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    May 13, 2004
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