Rice vs. UH: the battle for musical bragging rights.
Many moons ago, or one or two anyway, our friends over at L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound decided to evaluate Southern California's two main universities, USC and UCLA, using a set of music-oriented criteria and declare a winner. We're not talking matriculation either, though that's certainly part of ... More >>
"Show me your teeth!": Jagger On Ed SullivanThe Rolling Stones are literally our favorite band of all-time. Yeah, the title of this here music blog should have already given that away, but watching a decade or so of vital Stones history fly by over six episodes on the new The Ed Sullivan Show ... More >>
Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1809-1847Here at Rocks Off, we enjoy album covers with turds on them and making fun of R. Kelly as much as the next guy. And just wait until Chris Brown gets here next weekend. But there's a lot more to music than that. In a possibly fruitless effort to c ... More >>
Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto gets a workout by one of classical music's best
The award-winning violinist performs works by Bach, Strauss and Schumann
Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li
A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment
Modern dance master Paul Taylor brings a program of classics old and new to Jones Hall
Ten years brings the Texas justice system to its senses. Roy Criner's free.
Fantasia/2000 strikes a better balance between serious and comic elements
Maudlin Music hardly matches the Craven image
Flutist Christina Jennings poised to shine
June 17 - 23, 1999
November 5 - 11, 1998