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John Mayer

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Snoop Lion and Five More Weird Religious Conversions That Need to Happen

    A funny thing happened to our old buddy Snoop Dogg last year: he got religion. And not just any old religion, either. In a move that we probably should have seen coming, the Doggfather formally embraced the Rastafari movement, a Jamaican spiritual ideology with fewer than a million adherents worldwi ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    John Mayer at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 7/12/2013

    John Mayer Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 12, 2013 "I'm a good man, with a good heart. Had a tough time, got a rough start. But I finally learned to let it go..." -- John Mayer, "Shadow Days" John Mayer has been in recovery for a few years now. Physically, he has endured two vocal-chord surg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Oh, God: John Mayer Playing Woodlands Pavilion July 12

    Lock up your "Daughters": John Mayer, the soft-rock singer-songwriter and self-styled bluesman, has reportedly split with squeeze Katy Perry, and now -- surely not by coincidence -- he'll be on tour this summer. This morning Live Nation announced that Mr. Room for Squares will stop by the Cynthia W ... 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 >>

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    September 17, 2012

    Top 5 People Who Should Be Judging American Idol

    Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    30 Seconds With Ryan Beatty

    When the opportunity to interview a fast-rising 16-year-old pop star named Ryan Beatty, I initially wrote him off as a Bieber clone, which would be like aural equivalent of Xeroxing the act of stepping on a LEGO. When I did finally sit down and give a listen to Beatty though, I have to admit there r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Sail To The Bahamas With Anthrax & Hatebreed On The Mayhem Cruise

    What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW 2012: Our Inner Monologue (Day One)

    Rocks Off has only been here in Austin for SXSW for a little more than a day, and our brains are already swimming in confusion. Taco Bell hotels, gigantic Doritos stages, girls dressed like Roseanne, everyone wearing ill-fitting cold-weather clothing, and somewhere in the din of it all, your new fav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Top 5 Musician Twitter Quitters

    ​Most of us would be happy to have 1,000 Twitter followers. A million is pretty much unattainable, even for some big enchiladas. Yet we see celebs erasing their Twitter pages as if it isn't the best thing since some 5'3" guy in Iowa took a knife to a loaf of bread. What's driving the Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Top 10 Songs To Leave Out Of Your Wedding Reception

    ​'Tis the summer season for tying the knot. But curse the occasion for creating the ultimate breeding ground for bad music - wedding receptions. It's one thing to unplug the jukebox in an act of defiance or flee a venue playing bad songs (I've done all of the above), but one doesn't exactly h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Pre-Bieber, Five Memorable Musician Interview Gaffes

    ​Remember in the days before "Bi-winning," when Twitter was all up in arms about Justin Beiber's interview with Rolling Stone? Was it really a surprise that some of the pop star's opinions, as told to the magazine last month, would be half-baked and maybe even a bit ignorant? Put aside for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen

    jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.com​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Four Loko = Elton John: A Day In Alcoholic Energy-Drink Hell

    ​Last week for the Hair Balls blog, Craig's Hlist drank three cans of Four Loko to research just what has had all the kids freaking the hell out and going to the hospital in droves. It was a hellish experience, and we passed straight out after drinking three cans out of the four we originally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Eight Halloween Ideas For Today's Hottest Pop Stars

    Photo Illustrations by Monica FuentesJohn Mayer as Justin Bieber​Halloween is only a little over a week away, and the spirit of the season is in the air. Rocks Off knows everyone has already picked out their costumes: Girls are starving themselves to fit into that slutty nurse or cop uniform, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    The Ultimate Sandal-Rock Mixtape

    ​Tonight Craig's Hlist will drive all the way out the Woodlands to see Jack Johnson, one of sandal-rock's biggest superstars. He's like the Lady the Rolling Stones of sandal-rock. He's like the McDonald's of sandal-rock. He's James Taylor for people who shop at Whole Foods. He's the Sex Pistol ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    July 7, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge's Luxetini

    Photo by Troy Fields​Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (1201 San Jacinto, 713-343-3300) is the kind of place where Zac Efron and John Mayer bowl. At least the Lucky Strike in Los Angeles is, according to the framed PR rags mounted over the urinals at the Houston location. So you might not run into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    What Rocks Off Is Cooking Up For Memorial Day

    First of all, a bit of news: John Mayer is playing the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Owl City Sunday, September 5. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, June 5 at livenation.com. Yay. Now, Rocks Off knows many of you are anxious to start your Memorial Day weekend - and many of you already hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    DJ Eddie Deville: Mastering Turntable Artistry; Pursuing Anesthesiology; Liking John Mayer

    ​ Pre-med. University of Houston. John Mayer. Atheist. Anesthesiology. These are all terms that aren't associated with hip-hop. Or could that change? Acres Homes' own Edwin Penn may change all that if he stays his course... or, should we say, passes his courses. Eddie, known better to the streets ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Sexual Napalm: Ill-Advised Rock-Star Hookups, Starring Our Boy John Mayer

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayLike this, John?​John Mayer: He is just fantastic. In a disastrous Playboy interview, Mayer opened up about many things. For example, we discovered that, although some white comedians have successfully worked the "N" word into their jokes, Mayer is not one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Idol Beat: How Low Can the Mile High City Go?

    ​Honestly, I found it hard to concentrate on American Idol knowing I was just an hour away from the return of Lost. Admittedly, sometimes it's hard to concentrate on the show under ordinary circumstances, so this was doubly trying. But I did my best, and I did it for you. By now, you know al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    American Idol: How Low Can the Mile High City Go?

    ​Honestly, I found it hard to concentrate on American Idol knowing I was just an hour away from the return of Lost. Admittedly, sometimes it's hard to concentrate on the show under ordinary circumstances, so this was doubly trying. But I did my best, and I did it for you. By now, you know al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Self-Admitted Wanker John Mayer Is Far From Alone at the Musical Spank Bank

    ​ Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThe chicken is Photoshopped. The swimsuit, sadly, isn't.​Guess what you're missing if you haven't picked up the latest copy of Rolling Stone? Go on, guess. All right, we'll tell you: according to their website, you're missing the lowdown on John Mayer's " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Our Five Favorite Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Every year the Christmas gods try to throw us the same old boring and tired holiday music. Mariah Carey, Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley and Hall & Oates are just fine, but this member of Rocks Off needs the blood of the innocent and punishing power chords under his dead, decaying tree. We sought ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009

    KISS Off

    The makeup-clad rockers may be hilarious, but they're hardly metal.

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    November 19, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Exes

    ​One thing that struck He Said while we were making this list was the lack of metal and/or punk rock associated with the women in our past. It's kind of odd that someone so dirty and haggard never dated anyone with a Crass patch on her denim jacket or Misfits tramp stamp. By looking at us, you wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Does Anyone Care About Super Tuesdays Anymore? Besides Us?

    ​Time was that Tuesdays used to be the best day of the week for your average recorded-music consumer. Since Rocks Off was just a wee music nerd, Tuesdays were his favorite days of the week because it was always the universal day for all new releases to hit the stores. It started with begging our p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Pop Rocks: I'm Shocked, Shocked To Discover Britney Spears Was Lip-Synching

    ​To think, I almost found myself agreeing with John Mayer.His response to the simmering Britney Spears lip-synching scandal -- mocking those who expressed outrage at the fact Spears was faking it during her concert in Perth, Australia last weekend -- would appear to be dead-on. One could even take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    It's 4:30 p.m. and Taylor Hicks, Clay Aiken, John Mayer, Nickelback and ICP Still Suck

    Er... no comment. OK, maybe one or two...​In the world of rock writing, there are just some artists' fans that you can't help but fuck with. While you're alternately enamored and disgusted by their chosen obsession, they exert a near religious fanaticism for their fixation of worship, making them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Five Artists Motel 6 Would Rather Not Give Free Rooms, Including John Mayer

    canada.com​In a move sure to boost occupancy among skinny jeans-wearing hipsters while simultaneously driving regular families away by the family truckster-load, Motel 6 is running a promotion to give free rooms to up-and-coming bands: "Here's how it works: Motel 6 will give free rooms to developi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Paolo Nutini, Moby, Pink, Lady GaGa and Other Artists Manlier Than John Mayer

    ​We don't always hate John Mayer. No, really. Sometimes dude seems downright likable, like when he's hanging out in the Comedy Cellar in NYC, or releasing self-effacing web videos, or popping up for cavalier, amusing chats with our XM favorites Ron & Fez. Even his Twitter account is worth read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Jimi Hendrix Covers: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly (P.S. John Mayer Still Sucks)

    This week marks the 39th anniversary of the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, which is famous for a couple of reasons. First, it was such a financial disaster it put the kibosh on any further Wight fesivals for the next 32 years. Second, and more importantly, it marked the penultimate performance of one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    John Mayer Is Full of Crap

    ​Something about John Mayer just gets under Rocks Off's skin. We'll admit there was a time he made us believe our body was a wonderland, and yes, we've even wanted to "run through the halls of our high school and scream at the top of our lungs." But no more. The quiet little guitar player we once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs for Getting It On, Part 2

    [Ed. Note: Here's Web Editor Katharine Shilcutt's top 10 picks for baby-makin' music. Now it's the boys' turn.] 1. Ryan Adams, "Come Pick Me Up": This has to work, because it shows vulnerability and warmth. It tells her you are the kind of guy who will be the one to get out of bed to get the Wet On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    The Last Roundup: "H-Town's Delight," Fat Tony's New LP, Something Fierce on Tour and More

    Lords of the Loop have definitely out done themselves this time, with a chart explaining all the various cats in the human and animal kingdoms. It's everything you could want to know. IndieHouston features HPMA Best Male Vocals nominee Cornbreadd for his participation in DJ Dave Wrangler's "H- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Small Sounds

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. It seems contradictory, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Tom Petty Week, Part 2: John Mayer Covers "Free Fallin'"

    That's right bitches, John Mayer. Oh yes... feel the acoustic smoothness wash over you... - Chris Gray

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Hilary York

    This singer-songwriter could be Austin’s next radio sweetheart

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Drenched in Blog I: John Mayer Topless

    Here's a picture of John Mayer playing on the deck of a cruise ship in the Bahamas this past weekend. I would be inclined to make a snide remark about his bitchin' Stevie Ray tat, but you're dealing with a guy who has the Rolling Stones lips logo tattooed on his arm for life. Carry on, you tall, mag ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Kanye vs. Fiddy vs. Black Lips

    I thought beefs went out with the XFL, but apparently in the rap world, they still linger. Today, two of its biggest stars, Kanye West and 50 Cent, are both releasing albums, much to each other’s chagrin. The occasion is being trumped up by the media, tearing our nation at the seams. Will we illeg ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Song Title Scrabble

    Mixed-up monikers

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    June 8, 2006
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    April 6, 2006
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    July 22, 2004

    Beautiful Music

    The young and the younger flock to John Mayer and Maroon 5

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

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

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    John Mayer

    Room for Squares (Sony)

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