March 4, 2013
When Styx made the decision to open with "Blue Collar Man" last night at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, I couldn't decide at first if the band was pandering to its anticipated crowd at something as common as a rodeo or being clever. I vacillated when Lawren ... More >>
In the world of sports and entertainment, sometimes the teams or performers that we love are altered drastically and detrimentally in some way, but in an effort to try and brainwash us into thinking the new version is as good as the old one, they keep the name the same and hope we will just believe ... More >>
Ed. Note: This is the second half of Rocks Off's "reviewer exchange program" with Art Attack.
Dan Lippitt/Theatre Under the StarsRock of Ages
June 7, 2011
Hair metal makes for great show tunes. That's what we left with last night when Rocks Off went back to a "sexier time" of " ... More >>
It's James' world; we just live in it.That wonderful sound you heard last night - that distinct lack of atonal screeching that used to climb up your spine like a mongoose wearing stiletto heels - was the sound of a Jacob-free American Idol. What a beautiful thing.
I'm not sure which was more ... More >>
There are a lot of musicians with the surname "Perry." There's Joe Perry, venerable (and occasionally addled) guitarist for venerable rock group Aerosmith; Steve Perry, still the only vocalist of any distinction for Journey; Lee "Scratch" Perry, the possibly insane creator of dub music; Linda ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>