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Greg Ellis

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    In Memoriam: The Daily New Orleans Times-Picayune

    And so it has come to pass: an venerable and award-winning major metropolitan daily has ceased publishing every day. Last week, Newhouse Newspapers announced that this fall, their new acquisition, the 175-year-old New Orleans Times-Picayune, would only hit the streets in print form three days a we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Sig's Lagoon Keeping Sundance, Beloved San Marcos Store, Alive

    A big part of Texas music history went dark this past weekend, when Sundance Records went out of buisness after 35 years. But thanks to the San Marcos record store's strong Houston connection, part of its legacy - in fact, a large part of its inventory - is coming here. Sig's Lagoon, the Midtown re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Grammy Sham: Americana Artist Gets Nominated Through the Web

    The subtle front page of Chorney's website.​As if the Grammys didn't have enough credibility issues, NARAS, the organization that controls the process, has left a loophole large enough for a complete unknown to manipulate her way onto the final ballot in the Americana category. The news broke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Yoko Ono Just Wants to Be Liked...on Facebook

    ​OK, Facebook finally went too far last night when it casually offered me a chance to "like" Yoko Ono. Six others I'm somehow connected with via F-book (and I'm starting to wonder why I'm connected to them at all) "like" the 78-year old Mrs. Lennon. So when does an "artist" of Yoko's fame and ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Win A Pair Of Toots & The Maytals Tickets

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off is giving away a pair of tickets to Toots & the Maytals at high noon on our Facebook page. Please add us here. ​If Toots Hibbert didn't actually give birth to reggae, he certainly dated the midwife. Hibbert's legacy traces itself to the earliest reggae recordings as ska slo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    2009 Concert Rewind: The 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase and Ceremony

    Showcase Sunday, Part 1 Shea SerranoRunaway Sun​ Dominique: "We guess critics would call her style 'neo-soul,' but it didn't seem very 'neo' to me, more like 'jazzy soul.' She fronted a piano-led trio with two backing vocalists and from the first sultry Fender Rhodes groove to the final explosive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Your One-Stop HPMA Showcase Link

    GroovehouseLos Skarnales just wouldn't quit at House of Blues Sunday.​ Rocks Off is just about recovered from Sunday's HPMA showcase mayhem, or as recovered as we're going to get. Despite some bitching on Hands Up Houston - what else is new? - everybody we've talked to had as much of a blast as we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Oh, Christ: Original Limp Bizkit Lineup to Reunite

    Because things aren't already bad enough out there right now, the original lineup of crotch-rocking mooks Limp Bizkit annouced today they are reuniting. Here, according to a joint statement by the band's Fred Durst and Wes Borland, is their reasoning: "We decided we were more disgusted and b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2008
  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Another Bump

    Ten of the best coke anthems, plus a shortlist for the Cocaine Hall of Fame

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Merle the Pearl

    Is the Hag the greatest three-tool talent in country music history?

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    Rogue Waves

    A new report cuts through the static on the radio industry

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    DISConnect

    Sales of CDs are falling faster than you can say iPod

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Walk Away, Walk Away

    And we will follow as local music figures recall tales of U2

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    So Long, For Now So Long

    RIP, Gatemouth Brown

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Geddouddahere

    The Nightfly buzzes away to the Northeast. Luckily, he left an exit interview behind him.

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Addicted to Fluff

    Racket and company's American Idol symposium

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Freshen Up, Freshen Up

    Pearland new-wave legends the Judy's reunite for a benefit show and possibly more

  • Music

    January 13, 2005
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    December 16, 2004
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    December 2, 2004

    Get Back, Honky Cat

    Barry Manilow whites the songs. Is that so wrong?

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Adios, KLOL

    For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change

  • Music

    September 16, 2004
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    September 9, 2004
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    August 19, 2004

    Rick James RIP, Bitch

    Houston DJs pay homage to the funky one

  • Music

    July 29, 2004
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    April 15, 2004

    Cobain in Clubland

    Recollections of Nirvana's three Houston shows

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Rallying Round Al

    Houston pitches in to help an ailing Austinite; also: Dennis Kucinich hits the hip-hop hustings

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Drastic Unilateral Action

    Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The South's Done It Again

    Southern rock comes in for another revival

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    We Are Houston, Hear Us Snore

    In numbers too large for South By Southwest to ignore

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Dallas Domination

    The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    West Coast Cool

    L.A. curator turns "The Big Show" into a breezy stroll along Santa Monica Boulevard

  • Music

    May 4, 2000
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    January 13, 2000

    Amplified

    Out In Sight

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