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Jackie Wilson

  • Music

    May 17, 2012

    Grady Gaines, the Upsetter

    Houston sax lion has always been in the "hottest band around."

  • Music

    March 29, 2012

    Still Treating Em Right

    After 50 years as one of Texas's top powerhouse entertainers, Roy Head calls son Sundance the real star in the family.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    RIP Johnny Otis, the Godfather of Rhythm and Blues

    Johnny Otis, one of the creators of rock and roll but primarily remembered as the godfather of rhythm and blues, has passed away at 90. Otis died at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena. A consummate band leader and showman who was of Greek descent and changed his actual last name, Veliot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Idol Beat: Viva Nash Vegas

    ​I was randomly scrolling back through past Idol Beats last night, doing my best to ignore mentally unbalanced dental hygienist Christine McCaffrey's butchering of "I Hope You Dance," when I realized something. The American Idol beat for Rocks Off is basically the Defense Against the Dark Arts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Los Skarnales

    The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Voodoo Healing

    Stan Ridgway is still tuning in "Mexican Radio."

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008
  • Film

    July 19, 2007

    Hairspray

    Movie musical of the musical of the movie is nowhere near divine

  • Music

    January 29, 2004
  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003
  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    What Was Going On

    At long last, the spotlight replaces the Shadows that obscured the Funk Brothers

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Hot Tunes, Summer in the City

    Houston Press Music Awards Showcase 2002

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Houston Honker

    Grady Gaines helped Little Richard create rock and roll. And he's not finished yet

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    Young Blood

    At 20, Shemekia Copeland is more than old enough to sing the blues

  • Music

    April 18, 1996
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