Jennifer Grassman

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    December 11, 2012

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2012 Nos. 20-16

    The countdown continues! Yesterday we saw shadows eating Daniel O'Sullivan, kids stomping the yard to a Band of Skulls tune, gothic perfection from the Grave Babies, and two wonderful local entries by Kerry Beyer and Jennifer Grassman. Now it's time to look at some titans of the music industry, as w ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 25-21

    This year was a big one as far as music videos go, and we covered a ton. More than that, it was an amazing year for videos from local bands breaking the mould and playing at the same level as the big boys. So we'll be counting down the best of the best as normal, but this year we'll be doing so all ... More >>

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    December 4, 2012

    Upcoming: Fleetwood Mac, Alt-J, Lucinda Williams, Eels, Lindsey Stirling, Etc.

    Alt-J: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. thelastplaceyoulook: With Another Run, Recovery Room., Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Gigantic: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $20/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Jo ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Featherface: Best Houston Music Video Ever

    The last time I looked into Featherface it was because I wanted to find out why the hell you would call a band Featherface. The answer was it came to them in a dream, but it also turned me onto a delightful local indie-rock band that I've kept a light eye on. Last week I had the chance to take a pe ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    The Last VJ's Guide to Making a Good Music Video

    It appears -- and every record label, manager, and publicist that I ask agrees -- that I am petty much the only mainstream journalist who dedicates himself to covering music videos as a regular, in-depth beat. I try to focus on at least one a week, though it obviously depends on what kind of product ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    6 Houston Bands That Should Release Video Games

    Last week I told you about the Amphiletes and how they had released their new single "Where is the Light" as a basic video game. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, but lately I've been finding more and more people interested in using simple games to showcase their songs rather than music videos. Ja ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Exclusive Premiere: Jennifer Grassman's "Haunting" Is Scary Good

    The last time we visited the cinemaudio work of Houston's own Jennifer Grassman it was because her and her filmmaker sister Kaitlin had cobbled together the suicidally fantastic music video "Bedroom Door." The work showed off Jennifer's penchant for vintage Americana as well as her angelic, ethereal ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Weird Fest 2012, The Suffers, Etc.

    Houston House of Creeps (807 Williams), now near Last Concert Cafe, is hosting Weird Fest 2012 starting at 7 p.m. The lineup, as per the Facebook event page: Driver Friendly (Tour kickoff show in Houston), Fingers Crossed (Houston Assholes), Deep Cuts (Scored every Disney Classic soundtrack), Chemis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Jennifer Grassman: The Doors A Slashed Wrist Will Open

    Jennifer Grassman has a voice like an angel. This is not meant as a compliment. "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell," someone said. It might've been Shakespeare, or it might have been Kain. The point is that the voice of an angel is an agent of the Word, and though sometimes the Wor ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    2011 Music Awards Showcase

    Your guide to the bands and venues.

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    November 9, 2011

    HPMA Preview: Get This Party Started Edition

    Courtesy of's Addiction (rock and roll all night and know)​Music is primal. Sure, it can be intellectual, make you think and even change perspectives. But, at it's heart, music is about making you want to shake what your momma gave you. After all, rock and r ... More >>

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    July 13, 2011

    Tianna Hall: Jazz Singer Unafraid Of Soundgarden, Radiohead

    ​It's hard to describe how difficult it is to be a good jazz singer. Jazz is such a nuanced, sometimes overwhelming experience, that vocalizing it is, at times, akin to juggling bulldozers. And crap, man, bulldozers are heavy. Which is why when singer Tianna Hall's music got dropped in our l ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    Upcoming: Chris Cornell, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, Etc.

    ​Air Waves, Football, Etc: Sun., Feb. 13. Fitzgerald's. Avant: Sun., Feb. 13. House of Blues. Listenlisten, Bear Crossing, Binary Marketing Show: Sat., March 19. Super Happy Fun Land. Black Lips, Vivian Girls: Fri., April 29. Fitzgerald's. Born Liars, The Energy: Wed., Feb. 9. Mango's. By ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    The Top WTF Moments Of The Year

    Editor's Pick: WTF doesn't have to mean "bad," you know. About a week ago - a week exactly, as a matter of fact - En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" came on the PA at Fitzgerald's. I have been in a musical fog for a few months, where nothing was really connecting, but this song snapped me right out of it ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    Like Hell Yeah

    Upsets and upstarts at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards

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    August 18, 2010

    Jennifer Grassman Goes A-Haunting

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Prior to the HPMAs, we ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Last Night: The 2010 Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony

    Photos by Marco TorresNick Gaitan & The Umbrella Man began Wednesday's performances with a steamy zydeco polka.​Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony Warehouse Live August 11, 2010 Ed. Note: See here for slideshows of performers and the crowd, and here for the winners. Aftermath is not going t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 2

    ​Friday, Rocks Off announced the nominees for the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards in as many genres as we could think to put on the ballot this year. Here are the rest, covering recordings, individual achievement, personalities and peripheral categories (radio, retail, etc.). Voting begins Ju ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    The Lost Weekend?

    Now expanded to two days, the Westheimer Block Party faces its steepest challenge yet.