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    April 29, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Michael Anthony Shanks, Houston's Merry Shankster

    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. Who? Michael Anthony Shanks fancies himse ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Dâm-Funk at MFAH Mixed Media, 1/31/2014

    Dâm-Funk Museum of Fine Arts, Houston January 31, 2014 A museum by its very definition is a building in which objects of historical, scientific, artistic or cultural interest are stored and exhibited. Our very own Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has an impressive track record of doing just that, comb ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Don't Stand So Close to Her: Kristine Mills Does Sting

    On the list of post-punk and New Wave bands that borrowed from jazz, the Police are right at the very top. Their songs are full of unconventional time signatures, complex chord arrangements and plenty of improvisational moments. Instrumentally, Gordon Sumner (aka Sting), Andy Summers and Stewart Cop ... More >>

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    June 19, 2012

    Frog Eyes! The 10 Greatest Glasses-Wearing Musicians

    If you were like me growing up, you had glasses. You got ridiculed for it with names like "frog eyes," "nerd" (sadly children didn't equate that with smart, just weird), "ugly" and "geek." Even worse was the fact that, as a result of my wearing glasses, I couldn't wear sunglasses because the good o ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    A Texican In New Orleans: Lessons Learned From Jazz Fest

    This past weekend was the last for this year's edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which started way back on April 27. The festival runs over two weekends, usually Thursday through Sunday. Obviously since it is a uniquely Nawlins institution going back to 1970, it's not a festival t ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    The Roots Of Lionize: From Miles Davis To Led Zeppelin

    It's hard to find a band that reps Miles Davis in the same breath as much as they do Led Zeppelin, but Lionize are that band. Recording in Jamaica with Steel Pulse's Sidney Mills, supporting beardos like Kylesa, Clutch, and cKy? Yes, that's Lionize for you. Opening for Maylene & The Sons Of Disaster ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Music Videos Of All Time

    ​It's hard to fathom a time before music videos, and it's even sadder to remember when channels like MTV and VH1 were wall-to-wall music videos. In between there was a golden age, when with every clip that you watched could spark a revolution in you, or at least change your fashion sense. It's ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Idol Beat: The Beginning Of The End

    Billboard.com/Fox"Are these two really the best from this season?"​7:07 p.m.: Okay, so the sir who typically writes this column - Pete Vonder Haar, or, as he's also referred to: the Television Demigod - has a bit of personal business to tend to, so we're stepping in for him. I have seen exactl ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    Never Mind Arcade Fire: Bands Who Fit Other Houston 'Burbs

    Gabriel Jones/Merge Records​Tonight's the night. Win and Will Butler of conquering indie heroes Arcade Fire finally return to the town that indirectly won them a Grammy, The Woodlands. On last year's The Suburbs, the Butlers and their Canadian compatriots reflected on the brothers' restless M ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    The Musical Minds That Made Booker T The Soul Man He Is Today

    ​How good a musician is Booker T? Along with the rest of the MGs, the house band of seminal soul imprint Stax who had several instrumental hits of their own besides backing Stax's powerhouse roster (Rufus Thomas, Albert King, Sam & Dave, Otis Redding...) throughout the '60s, the Memphis-born m ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Goodie Mob at House of Blues, With a Completely Unexpected Bun B Cameo

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    Double Vision

    Equally gifted in jazz and R&B, area native Robert Glasper moonlights in Maxwell's touring band.

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    April 13, 2009

    Sonidos y Mas: Getz/Gilberto Turns 45

    2009 marks the 45th anniversary of Getz/Gilberto, the album that established bossa nova in the international market - something that came at the right time, as the popularity of the unapologetically apolitical genre had begun to wean in its native Brazil. But it was not like Verve Records was exci ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Local Album of the Week: Little Joe Washington's Texas Fire Line

    Little Joe Washington Texas Fire Line www.dialtonerecords.com One of the easiest jobs in music has to be producer of a Little Joe Washington album. Make sure he shows up at the studio - itself no small feat, though not as difficult as it used to be - turn on the recording equipment and get out ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Aftermath: One Wild Weekend

    Craig Hlavaty The Imani School Student Jazz Ensemble Craig Hlavaty Erykah BaduRocks Off is still in the very early recovery stages from this weekend, which was one of the most satisfying musical whirlwinds he's been sucked into in quite some time. He started off Friday evening at  ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Five Spot: Prince Drives Us to Distraction

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, another new Rocks Off recurrent. Every Friday (but sometimes Monday), we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. So we were all pumped about the songs that the enig ... More >>

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    September 4, 2008
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    August 27, 2008

    Devin or Quincy Jones - Who's the Real Dude?

    Quincy Jones (left) and Herbie Hancock So I was wanting to cite some lyrics from Quincy Jones’s jam “The Dude,” and I hit up Yahoo’s much-vaunted database of lyrics. Somewhat to my surprise, the song was in there. I clicked on the link and was astonished by what I found. Do you think this ... More >>

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    July 9, 2008

    Texans Electric Touch Top Amazon's MP3 Chart

    Photo by Alexandra Valenti Another Austin band with Houston ties is off to an audacious start. Rockers Electric Touch's Live EP topped Amazon.com's MP3 Albums best-seller list this morning. Although at the moment they've yielded the top spot to Beck's brand-new (and, to be honest, a little un ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008

    Miles Davis

    The Complete On the Corner Sessions

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    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

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    April 20, 2006
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    January 19, 2006

    Say What?

    David Ellis starts up a crazy "Conversation"

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    September 29, 2005

    Hurricane Mixtape

    Music to drown by

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    March 10, 2005

    Hand It to Herbie

    Houston's jazz-piano cats salute a giant in their field

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    July 10, 2003

    Potty Mouths

    Tamales overhead, beer cans underfoot, drug references and cussing from the stage it's the return of the Westheimer Street Festival to its old home

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    June 26, 2003

    Super Mario Brother

    The youngest Escovedo rides his sin-breathing Dragons into town

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    April 3, 2003

    The Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio

    Monday and Tuesday, April 7 and 8

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    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Pander Bare

    Ex-Soular Slide front man peels away the funk to show off his songs

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    June 7, 2001

    The Tortoise Taught Us

    Chicago collective outraces critical hares with its genre-melding mind warps

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    February 22, 2001

    Kenny Garrett

    No one told him jazz is dead

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    January 25, 2001

    Various Artists

    Ken Burns Jazz: The Story of America's Music (Columbia Legacy)

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    October 19, 2000

    Against the Tide

    Pianist and former Houstonian Jason Moran refuses to flow with mainstream jazz

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    September 7, 2000

    Pepper Shakers

    Los Hombres Calientes take jazz into booty-shaking territory

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    January 13, 2000
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    July 8, 1999
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    February 4, 1999
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    December 24, 1998
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    December 3, 1998
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    September 17, 1998
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    July 9, 1998
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    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

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    September 25, 1997
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    August 21, 1997

    Here Comes the Sun

    Andre Sam-Sin, a.k.a. DJ Sun, spins a luminous sound

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    April 24, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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    March 24, 1994
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