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    September 3, 2013

    Top Six Songs For Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

    Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>

  • Music

    July 25, 2013

    Out of the Past

    Houston's Top 25 closed music venues.

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    July 16, 2013

    Houston's Top 25 Closed Music Venues

    Before we go any further, this isn't over. Houston fancies itself as forever moving forward, a "city of the future," but in a relatively short time span -- the past 40, maybe 50 years -- it's managed to rack up an impressive number of live-music stages that have come and gone, and left quite a lasti ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    For All Its Naivete, "Hey Bartender" Sure is Pretty

    I'm going to buy "Hey Bartender" on Bluray when it comes out. The movie is a beautiful celebration of the service industry at its peak, with shots capturing some of America's best bars crafting their art. To watch the world's very best bartenders push a drink across the bar is nothing short of mesme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Boogie Nights: How Surviving Disco Helped Me Understand EDM

    Some kid I know asked me if I ever plan to write an article about electronic dance music. I told him yeah, probably I would. I guess that seemed too cavalier an answer. He wanted to know if I had something against EDM. Naw, it's all right, I told him. What was I, he wanted to know, some kind of ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012

    Craig's List

    Our Hlavaty's Top 10 local albums of 2012.

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    December 14, 2012

    Rocks Off's 10(ish) Favorite Local Albums of 2012

    Continuing with our year-end panorama, Rocks Off asked our contributors a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: What was your favorite local album of 2012? ALEXA CRENSHAW: Whatever I say here, I'm going to want to take back shortly because there's so much good stuff out there, y'all. Althoug ... More >>

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    November 2, 2012

    Marvin Gay, Sr., and the 10 Worst Rock-Star Parents of All Time

    Twenty-eight years ago this week, Marvin Gay, Sr., received a six-year suspended sentence and five years of probation for the voluntary manslaughter of his son, the R&B legend Marvin Gaye. Gay pled guilty after shooting his namesake dead in the L.A. home given to him and his wife by Gaye, who was 44 ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Friday Night: Spoon At House Of Blues

    Spoon House of Blues April 13, 2012 Spoon has two types of songs: Songs that cut and songs that groove. But they all sting. The songs that cut are choppy and a little clenched, like "Small Stakes" or "Got Nuffin'." The songs that groove are about as fluid as I think it is for music to possibly be; ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Executive Entertainers: America's Most Musical Presidents

    Big-money supporters were treated to the first indelible moment in Barack Obama's reelection campaign last Thursday when the President crooned the opening lyric from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" from the stage of the Apollo Theater in Harlem. It was just the sort of off-the-cuff instance that c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Your Shameful Musical Secrets Collected: #gotcha!

    ​For the past few days on Twitter, Rocks Off has been imploring our followers, our precious 3,250 friends (and counting), to tell us their shameful musical secrets by using the hashtag #shamefulafternoonsecrets or #shamefulmorningsecrets, the latter which could sound like a sordid booty call h ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    When the Rain Came

    There was, indeeed, wet stuff from the sky this morning. Feel free to celebrate. It's amazing what crazy can do / When every good citizen's sane / When heaven's a desert / We'll go to our place in the rain / It's amazing what comes into view / When you just connect your heart back to your brain / W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Chane: Rapper's Late Father Was Partner, Mentor, "Maestro"

    This is our weekly Artist of the Week spotlight, and a continuation of an interview with rapper Chane that was started yesterday in the weekly Ask A Rapper column. ​Rocks Off: Were you ever of the brain that people might see the video as exploitative? For the record, we didn't feel that way ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    Clint Broussard Has Blues In Hi-Fi After Car Wreck

    Lauren Summerville​Longtime KTRU disc jockey Clint Broussard, whose popular show Blues in Hi-Fi has been a Wednesday-night staple for more than 12 years, is recuperating at home after two surgeries on his leg. Broussard's leg was "separated below the knee" during a collision on U.S. 59 near th ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    William Shatner's Greatest Hits: The Man Transformed

    ​Rocks Off would like to wish a very happy 80th birthday to the one and only Mr. William Shatner. He may not be the best actor out there, or the best singer, but he is without a doubt the best William Shatner there ever was or ever will be. The way he has totally erased the line between sincer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Will You Be the Idiot Who Forgets About the Time Change?

    For some reason it seems to be sneaking up on people this year, but Sunday is Daylight Saving Time. Spring forward, fall back, lose an hour's sleep, more sun in the evening, all that stuff. So don't forget. Each year when this happens, of course it brings about one pressing question: Who does the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    This Week In Set Lists: Pixies, Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty, Rush, Etc.

    GroovehouseKings of Leon, Toyota Center, October 2009​Rocks Off has been both eagerly anticipating and dreading this week for months now. Anticipating because several of our all-time favorite bands are playing within the span of a few days, as are a couple of our favorite newer bands (though n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    FAIL: Courtney Love, Joe Jackson, Gravity

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Courtney Love Is Not Having an Easy Time of It: First, the lawsuit involving Courtney's share of Nirvana's musical rights was settled, most likely for less than she wanted. We have a hard time mustering up any sympathy there, but even we get uncomfortab ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    The Day Michael Jackson Died: A Look Back

    ​One year ago tomorrow, one of the strangest, most volatile lives in American pop-culture history came to an end. Michael Jackson left this mortal coil on June 25, 2009, and in his wake we were left to not only deal with all of our conflicted and cherished memories of him, but also the public ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Mexican Spazz-Punk, Sulky Broken Bells, Spoon In The Pocket

    Photos by Craig HlavatyMexico's scuzzy Hong Kong Blood Opera​ We stopped off Red River at Barbarella to see Mexico City's Hong Kong Blood Opera, decent Blood Brothers-style spazz-punk, buoyed by electrics and plenty of howling by the band's co-singers. If anything, they engaged the crowd and we hu ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Great Moments in Douchebaggotry: Michael Jackson Takes Paul McCartney's Advice... In the Douchiest Way Possible

    Great Moments in Douchebaggery is brought to you by Rocks Off's upcoming Washington Shore party, Thursday, February 11, at the Washington Avenue Drinkery. All types of douchebags are encouraged to attend. Sadly, the duo enjoyed only a very brief period of skipping merrily about together.​In the ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Paternity Suit Aside, At Least Matthew Knowles Isn't as Bad as These Manager Dads

    ​In news that was greeted with yawns outside of Houston - and not exactly shouted from the rooftops here - Matthew Knowles, father of Beyonce and Solange, has been slapped with a paternity suit by an actress in Los Angeles. This obviously wouldn't be much of a story if not for his famous offspring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Five Ways to Improve 107.5 the Eagle

    Paging the Purple One... the Eagle Needs You!For Houston music commentators, picking on the sorry state of the city's commercial airwaves is even more fun than sportswriters must have making fun of the Astros. But on the rare occasion a new format does come along - even if it's hardly "new" - it sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Michael Jackson in Real Bad Shape... R.I.P. Jacko

    [Update: at 5:15 p.m. Houston time, the Los Angeles Times confirmed Jackson's death, citing "city and law enforcement sources." The King of Pop was all of 50 years old.] As if there wasn't enough going on today - Farrah, Roky, Jenny Lewis - the Internet is now exploding with reports of Michael Jack ... More >>

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    February 13, 2007
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    April 20, 2006

    Jones Family Singers

    9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

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    October 6, 2005

    Vagina Music Roundup

    A scintillating survey

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Funtime Is Over

    It's the end of the road for AstroWorld

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    January 29, 2004

    Fear, and the Toasters

    Friday, January 30

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Chasing Mandy

    A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2003

    Big Bang

    The bygone days of the Insurance Man

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    January 30, 2003
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    March 28, 2002

    Ultimate Fakebook

    Friday, March 29

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    January 17, 2002

    Joseph Murrail Jackson Memorials

    Friday, January 18 and Sunday, January 20

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Green Party

    A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't above rocking out

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    July 11, 1996
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    June 20, 1996
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    April 11, 1996
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