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    May 12, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Wolfmother, Band of Skulls, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, May 12 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers strutting their stuff for one ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Soul Stars Charles Bradley, Laura Mvula Lead Early iFest 2014 Names

    The Houston International Festival has announced the first confirmed acts for this year's festival, which returns to the freshly renovated Sam Houston Park downtown April 26-27 and May 3-4. This year's spotlight country is Australia, but the first round has a heavy deep-soul tint. The one single ac ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

    The first thought that came to mind when word got out that Phil Everly had passed away Friday was just how long it's been since the Everly Brothers' harmonies topped the charts -- more than half a century now. The second was just how easy it is to spot their influence in a wealth of music right here ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Musicians' Five Greatest Drunken Moments

    For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Mumford & Sons Strum Into Woodlands Pavilion June 12

    This afternoon Live Nation announced that Mumford & Sons, the UK acoustic-rock quartet that has already, um, borrowed more than one page from U2's playbook -- the anthemic songs, Old Testament imagery, missionary zeal and sometimes overwhelming earnestness -- will make its Houston-area debut somewhe ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Top 10 Soul-Destroying No. 1 Hits

    I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Last Night: fun. at Bayou Music Center

    fun. Bayou Music Center February 13, 2013 How long has it been since America's young people have had something to be optimistic about besides the music on the radio? The '80s? That must be the guiding principle behind newly crowned Grammy Best New Artist winners fun., who played to a full Bayou M ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Alicia Keys, Miguel Hit Toyota Center March 18

    The R&B show of 2013 thus far. This makes a certain member of the Rocks Off crew even happier he's sitting out SXSW than he already was. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. next Friday through houstontoyotacenter.com, and Citi Private Pass has the pre-sale exclusive honors.

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    December 13, 2012
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    July 30, 2012

    Saturday Night: Nicki Minaj at Bayou Music Center

    Nicki Minaj Bayou Music Center July 28, 2012 I am told by countless bloggers that Nicki Minaj is a "polarizing." Her Grammy performance, her lyrical abilities, whether she's a rapper or pop star, the quality of "Starships"; all have been debated endlessly on this here World Wide Web. Because the I ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Me Gustan Los Estudiantes: The Music of "Yo Soy 132"

    Mexican musicians and artists have helped lead the "Yo Soy 132" movement into the final week before the July 1 presidential election, and the protestors show no sign of stopping even if the frontrunner they're fighting against is elected. Young Mexican voters began the "Yo Soy 132" movement in Ma ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 4, 2012

    Top 5 Ways EDM Is Now Mainstream

    1997 provides us with an interesting cautionary tale about the pursuit of the next big thing and how it doesn't always play out the way we expect. From MTV's Year In Rock: Music fans were restless, record sales were stagant... Then, a new music emerged... one that captivated listeners, created new ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Saturday: iFest In Downtown Houston -- Los Lonely Boys, Los Amigos Invisibles, Etc.

    Houston International Festival Downtown Houston April 21, 2012 There's something beautifully eclectic about Houston's iFest. Only there can you drink a beer as you stuff your face with curry, shoulder to shoulder with a Buddhist, while listening to Hare Krishnas sing their hearts out. Ok, maybe it' ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Dave Grohl Vs. Skrillex: Dumbest Music Feud Ever?

    Sometimes it's very easy for Rocks Off's brain to go on autopilot while checking our email in the morning. If we're not weeding out actual spam to delete, we're wincing at messages hyping music whose wretchedness practically leaps off the screen. (Someone you've never heard of touted as a "legend" i ... More >>

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    February 12, 2012

    Who The Eff Is The Ron River?: A Journey Into The Heart Of The Two Americas Of Bon Iver

    "Who the fuck is Bon Iver" went the story last night on Twitter as indie musician and soft-spoken beardo Justin Vernon's Bon Iver project won a Best New Artist Grammy. Never mind that the man has been on the scene since 2008's For Emma, Forever Ago, but it still seemed to be deserved. Last year's se ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Know Your Subgenre: The Bros(tep)

    Photo by Matthew KeeverThe Doom That Came To Dubstep?​Subgenre: Brostep Parent Genre: Dubstep Imagine that you're a genre of music. You've been on the underground for a few years taking the sounds of your parents and evolving in to something new. For a long time few noticed but the last fe ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    5 Most Needless Song Updates

    We got into rock journalism from being a local musician, so we understand both sides of the industry pretty well. We've recorded songs that later-on we wish we'd done very differently, and the temptation to go back and re-try for perfection can be very overpowering. Take it from us, though, do not f ... More >>

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    December 23, 2011

    Ten Albums That Should Be Grammy Nominated Over Linda Chorney's

    Photo by Jason WolterJason Isbell (left) and Amanda Shires (right) are both more deserving than Chorney.​The small world of Americana music is all a-twitter over New Jersey woman Linda Chorney's nomination for a Grammy in the Americana category. In case you haven't been following the story, Ch ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Classic Christmas: George Winston's December

    Over the holidays, we're looking back at some classic Christmas albums taking some track by track and just digging on others. It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while, a record or artist outside the mainstream will make a blip on the pop culture radar, like Norah Jones' sudden ascendance ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Ledisi Finds Success and Confidence in Pieces of Me

    ​Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi is currently on her first nationwide tour in support of her sixth album Pieces of Me. The tour has already sold out venues in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.; and she pulls into Houston Thursday. "I feel great about this tour we have been selling out ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 15, 2011

    Superstar? Jesus Christ...

    Sorry, but no.​There's a scene in Penelope Spheeris's excellent documentary The Decline of Western Civilization, Part 2: The Metal Years where she interviews a number of struggling musicians about their career prospects and their fallback options should they fail. Almost to a man* (and woman), ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    December 2, 2010

    Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    ​Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-haired pop star who dresses like she's expensive grandma candy. We even interviewed her last ye ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    August 20, 2010

    Trade Martin: Stopping The "Mosque At Ground Zero" In Song

    Every day Rocks Off trolls the tubes of you in search of videos to share. If you have something that you think deserves to be video of the day, send a link to jef_rouner at yahoo dot com. ​Now, your daily VJ has been told by the nice people whose checks pay for his daughter's daycare that he ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Music's Top 10 Messed-Up Mouths

    ​Rocks Off went to the dentist this morning for the first time in... well, a long time. The importance of taking care of your choppers is thus fresh in our minds - especially since we have to go back tomorrow, this time to a "specialist." So... yeah. This would probably be a good time to mention t ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Is VH1's Hip Hop Honors Insulting Southern Rappers?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Chalie Boy, Hima Sn ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    Kyle Beltran Drops Shakespeare For Rap In The Infectious In The Heights

    Photo copyright (C) Joan Marcus 2009Daniel Bolero, Natalie Toro and Kyle Beltran ​Kyle Beltran, who plays the lead role of Usnavi in the Broadway Across America version of the Tony Award and Grammy Award winning In the Heights, now showing at the Hobby Center, credits the musical for bringing "hip ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    December 2, 2009

    "Quieres Bailar?" Cafe Tacuba Packs 'Em In at House of Blues

    Photos by Liana Lopez​ Save a performance at last year's Latin Grammys, Mexican rock superstars Café Tacuba finally made their way back to Houston after a two-year absence with Grammy-winning tunes from their most recent album, Sino, and the light show to match. The band's show at the sold-out Ho ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    April 2, 2009

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    March 25, 2009

    Flamin' Hellcats Corral Scarface, Billy Gibbons, Texas Tornados for New Album

    Local trio the Flamin' Hellcats have been some busy vatobillies. The band is in San Antonio this week recording its new album with Grammy-winning engineer Joe Trevino at Blue Cat Studios, and keeping some pretty fast company. Frontman Jaime Hellcat reports that the band's old buddy Sc ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    July 30, 2008

    Stageside Blogging: Karina Nistal Gets Ambitious, Our Hosts Win an Award and Kam Guest-Blogs

    To absolutely no one's surprise, Karina Nistal just won Latin Contemporary. It's only a stepping stone to bigger and better things. "I'm practicing for my Grammy speech," she said. "I want to give a shout-out to Katie Stuckey - girl, I should have won your category too." She really ought to record a ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Texas Filmmaker Showcase

    Films about families dominate a film series at the MFAH

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    June 18, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Last Call for Houston bands!

    This is the last call for Houston bands - ding, ding! If you have a band that would like to play at Galveston's Mardi Gras next month, e-mail your contact information (band name, contact person, website and phone number) to Olivia.Alvarez@HoustonPress.com. This could be your big break! So if you w ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006
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    September 15, 2005

    Sitar Star

    Anoushka Shankar may soon be as famous as her dad -- but don't tell her that

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    March 11, 2004

    Grammy Shammy

    Sugar Bayou's bad review spotlights a shady Houston trend

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    June 26, 2003
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    June 27, 2002

    Mary J. Blige

    Sunday, June 30

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    March 14, 2002

    Age-Old Axiom

    The Axiom can't seem to shake its past

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