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Jill Scott

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Ledisi Comes Home: A Time for Omawale

    Note: this article was written by Houston-based writer Son-Christopher. This Friday Houston welcomes home Ledisi, a dynamic singer and daughter of the bayou area. But can you ever really go home again? A famous text says, "They asked us to sing songs, but how can we sing songs of Zion in a strange ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Santos Pastrana, Sound Engineer and DJ Ninja

    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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Santos Pastrana tells us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres For 44 Years

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featuring Shinyribs, Del Castillo, Lisa Morales, Annika Chambers, Parker Millsap, recent Rocks Off 200 sub ... More >>

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    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Jazz Fest Scores With Willie, John Mayer, Frank Ocean, Fleetwood Mac, Patti Smith, etc.

    Well, I never thought that I would have John Mayer and Patti Smith together in the same headline with Willie Nelson and Frank Ocean, but that's why I kinda love New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013, whose lineup was released earlier this morning. Rewind: A Texican in New Orleans: Lessons Learned from Jazz F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    #MadeInAmerica: The Rain, Restrictions & Randomness of Day 2

    Day two of the first-ever Made In America music festival felt considerably less hectic and crowded than day one. The blazing heat of the previous day was replaced with scattered showers, and the humidity that follows, making for a sticky and slippery situation on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The crowd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Upcoming: Geoff Tate, Jill Scott, Action Bronson, Propain, Two Gallants, Etc.

    The 71's: Sat., Sept. 15, 1 p.m., Free. Cactus Music & Video, 2110 Portsmouth St., Houston. Action Bronson: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $15/$23. Numbers, 300 Westheimer, Houston. Another Run, The Soapbox Revolution: Sun., Sept. 23, 8 p.m., $5/$10. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Fairview Tuesdays: Neo-Soul and Cheap Booze

    The bar on a quieter night. ​There was a fog advisory in effect Tuesday, but no amount of weather could hide the fact that I'm not black or a lesbian. The black thing is pretty clear, and although I have been mistaken for a woman in the line of duty, it was by a man who was hanging out on Fann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Rappers Predict The Best & Worst Of BET's Hip-Hop Awards

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Preemo, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, Medicine Girl, D-Risha, Kiotti, Chane, Renzo, Mic Skills, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Freeway View

    The scenery ain't much, but Azul Lounge is a bubbling little Southside R&B cauldron.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Upcoming: Blue October, Guitar Shorty, Weird Al Yankovic, Etc.

    ​Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 20. The Firehouse Saloon. Blue October, Iamdynamite: Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Mon., Aug. 22, 8 p.m. House of Blues. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones: Wed., Oct. 12. House of Blues. "Dharmageddon" With B L A C K I E, Roky Moon & BOLT, Fat Tony, Tyagaraja, ListenLis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    The 2011 BET Awards, Or The Vindication Of Chris Brown

    ​6:58: High-five to the Houston Press for flying us out to Los Angeles to cover the BET Awards. Cool move. Thus far, it's been extra fun. We ran into Kobe and, um, saw some people filming a movie, and... uh... there were some angels or something, and... there... there was... eh, shit. We're n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Out Today: Bon Iver's Bandwagon Bait, Weird Al Goes Gaga

    Greetings From Bon Iver Land! Now, grab a rifle. It's almost dinner time.​In the next few weeks, you may be reading about the new Robert Ellis album, Photographs, so we are just giving you fair warning. It's a stunner through and through, and goes nicely with early morning traffic. Have you ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Does Being An Actor Compromise Your Rap Career?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Damien Randle, Sam Sneed Not Invited: Freekey Zeekey, for getting Dipset back together ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Seeking Joy

    Jill Scott returns to the studio after various screen projects and a son.

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    If You Don't Know Them by Now

    Through word of mouth alone, Smitty's has become a Third Ward staple.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Glee, Episode 7: Inevitable Conclusions

    Easy Halloween costume idea if you have a tracksuit and an antisocial personality disorder: Sue!​I'm beginning to think that Glee never should have gotten the back-nine pickup from Fox, instead being held to 13 episodes for this season instead of a full 22. It's not that the show doesn't deser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Miss Buffy

    Each Wednesday (barring holidays), 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. We're ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    August 2, 2007

    The 17th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival

    The Houston International Jazz Festival attracts two indie-soul heavyweights

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    June 29, 2006

    The Essence of Soul

    Jamie Foxx, Mary J. Blige and more hit H-town

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down with Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

  • Music

    June 2, 2005

    The Roots, with Floetry

    Wednesday, June 8, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.

  • Music

    March 3, 2005

    Philly Science

    John Legend is the latest star to emerge from the City of Brotherly Love

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
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    October 7, 2004

    Jill Scott

    Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2 (Hidden Beach)

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Go with the Floetry

    Love floats this London duo's boat

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

    A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep

  • Music

    November 21, 2002

    Sweet...and a Little Sour

    Getting politicked out of the Black Eyed Peas was a bitter pill for Kim Hill

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Isn't He Lovely

    Glenn Lewis waits for the world to see him as more than just a Wonderkind

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Darius Rucker

    Back to Then (Hidden Beach)

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Great Scott

    The Philly R&B neo-soulstress defies simple definitions

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    George's Jungle

    Author sees women and Europe surpassing men and New York as the prime exponents of black culture

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    No Pimps Allowed

    Common and Black Eyed Peas dare to raise the artistic standards of hip-hop

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