It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresJuanes, Antonio Orozco
March 30, 2011
Right on cue at 8 p.m., the Toyota Center house lights go down and the show starts, although instead of Juanes, it's Antonio Orozco that takes the stage. That was the first tease of the evening, and a foreshadowing of ... More >>
Vallejo is a rock and roll band of the highest caliber from just a few miles away in El Campo. The band started as a trio of three brothers who moved to Austin in order to pursue their dream of being the next Santana.
Once in the "live music capital of the world," they added a rhythm guitarist an ... More >>
Carlos Santana backstage at the Latin Grammys/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez
Is music really the universal language? There was no better place to test that ragged old saw than at Thursday’s Latin Grammys at Toyota Center.
As one of the few (if not the only) non-Spanish-speakers in the buildi ... More >>
There were a couple of big winners at last night’s Latin Grammy’s ceremony, namely Juanes and Gloria Estefan. You heard their acceptance speeches, now find out what they said backstage.
The night’s big winner was, of course, Juanes, who took home five awards, making him the winner of th ... More >>
Gloria Estefan meets the media/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez
The woman of the hour Thursday night was unquestionably 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Gloria Estefan, whose “Mi Tierra” was big, brassy, jazzy, horn-heavy and as Cuban as a fine Cohiba cigar. So was “Oye Mi Ca ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Paola Mayorga is a 21-year-old Missouri City woman who won a contest sponsored by Reliant Energy for a trip to the Latin Grammys, including backstage and green carpet access and accomodations at the Four Seasons. Rocks Off asked her to write up her experience.]
Paola Mayorga and her mot ... More >>