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Josh Groban

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    November 13, 2013

    Josh Groban at Toyota Center, 11/12/2013

    Josh Groban Toyota Center November 12, 2013 The scent of mothballs wafted over Josh Groban's concert Wednesday night at Toyota Center: not from the music, just all the clothing returned from winter storage on Houston's first truly cold evening since, what, February? The 32-year-old L.A. native may ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Josh Groban, Drake, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, etc.

    Josh Groban Toyota Center, November 12 An all-American opera-singing pop star you can take home to Mom, Josh Groban almost doesn't seem human: he's smart, good-looking, self-deprecating, and his radiant baritone can thaw a glacier. It has no trouble filling sports arenas, that's for sure, a good th ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Upcoming: Kelly Rowland, Black Flag, Loretta Lynn, Josh Groban, Tricky, etc.

    Abbey Rode (Beatles Tribute): With Already Gone (Eagles Tribute)., Sat., May 11, 9 p.m., Free. Concert Pub -- Galleria, 5636 Richmond, Houston, 713-278-7272. Abigail: With Rotten Sound, PLF, Speedwulf, Oath of Cruelty., Thu., May 30, 8 p.m., $12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Alex ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Rocks Off's Annual Descent Into Sunny 99.1's Christmas Music K-Hole

    Since 2008, I have spent an hour listening to Sunny 99.1 FM's Christmas music for the Rocks Off blog. Right after Thanksgiving, it's the first thing on my checklist, right next to finding new, weird holiday music for you and trying not to gain 20 pounds in merriment by January. Most of the time on ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Saturday Night: Josh Groban At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jay Lee​Josh Groban Toyota Center May 14, 2011 Josh Groban is an unusual pop star. Unusual for 2011, anyway. One hundred years ago, many "pop stars" as we think of the term today drew their repertoires from light opera and Italian bel canto. The vocal techniques and subject matter ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Cage Match: La Catrin Vs. Josh Groban

    La Catrin​Ladies in gentlemen, on Saturday night a battle will be waged for your very musical souls. In this corner, weighing in at 100 lbs. soaking wet and tied to a brick, the golden-throated king of all adult contemporary, that guy from Glee. Mr. Josh Groban. And in this corner, draped in ... More >>

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    March 1, 2011

    Upcoming: Bob Seger, Duran Duran, The Low Anthem, Etc.

    ​Black Label Society, All That Remains, Hail The Villain: Wed., May 11. House of Blues. "St. Patrick's Day Party" with The Blaggards, Come See My Dead Person, Allen Oldies Band: Thu., March 17. Continental Club. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Sat., April 30. Toyota Center. Bret Michae ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest Video Recap

    Justin Bieber, your All-Star MVP​Travel day today back from Phoenix, so I'm submitting the ultimate Cliffs Notes version of dominant performances during the NBA All Star weekend. (I'll be back at full blog strength tomorrow.) Here goes: - Justin Bieber was named most valuable player of the c ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Our Annual Hour In Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell

    ​The day before Thanksgiving, Sunny 99.1, "Houston's Official At-Work Station" did its yearly change-over to all holiday music. It's now a Houston tradition to turn over the dial at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve to snort your first line of Burl Ives or Brenda Lee of the season, before you have ev ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Confessions Of A Sheet Music Salesman

    rbcmusic.com​Readers may be surprised to learn this, but searching for YouTube videos to mock and talking about Goth bands does not exactly pay for the finer things in life. So six days a week, Rocks Off - or at least the Rocks Off writer with only one "f" in his name - sells sheet music to th ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Glee: Long Day's "Journey" Into Night

    Accept no substitutes​Where has the time gone? It seems like just last week that New Directions was contending with Sue Sylvester's evil schemes and singing Journey songs, and here in the season finale they're...doing that all over again. Give the show points for consistency, at least. Region ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Glee: Long Day's "Journey" Into Night

    Accept no substitutes​Where has the time gone? It seems like just last week that New Directions was contending with Sue Sylvester's evil schemes and singing Journey songs, and here in the season finale they're...doing that all over again. Give the show points for consistency, at least. Region ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    6 Songs You Never Want To Hear At Graduation

    ​It must be that time of year again. Seniors are suffering from GTFO Syndrome, and their loved ones are bracing themselves for several hours of obligatory, coma-inducing celebrations of learning known as "commencement." Yes, it's graduation season. Yet it could be worse. Surprisingly enough, there ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    And So It Begins

    The Game is close to beginning -- once you've had Flea and Josh Groban collaborate, things can only go up. We will say the Dr Pepper BCS trophy is likely the cheesiest-looking major trophy in sports. WIth the DP logo slapped prominently on it, the thing looks like a stand-up display at a Diamond Sha ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Houston Symphony Guest Pianist and Classic Rock Fan William Joseph

    www.william-joseph.com​ William Joseph might not be a familiar name yet, but he also might be the next classical/pop breakout star. The 31-year-old pianist, a native of the Phoenix area, has been playing since age four and has toured with Josh Groban and Il Divo, as well as appearing onstage with ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Can Rocks Off Withstand an Entire Hour of Sunny 99.1's Holiday Programming?

    ​Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demol ... More >>

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    May 1, 2007
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    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

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    June 15, 2006
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    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

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    August 12, 2004
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    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    Burying the Past

    A farewell slap to a Chronicle columnist

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

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

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