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    July 23, 2014

    Kinks Bio Shows Davies Brothers Brawling to This Day

    God Save the Kinks: A Biography By Rob Jovanovic Quarto Publishing Group, 330 pp., $14.95 As battling brothers Ray and Dave Davies continue to go back and forth with each other -- and in the press -- with sometimes wholly different views on what if anything the Kinks will do to mark their 50th anni ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Six More Weird Bands to Watch In 2013

    Back in February, I told you about five weird bands that adventurous music listeners might want to watch out for if they happened to be looking for something outside the mainstream. As the year has plugged on, all five have done some exciting things, but even more noteworthy experimental bands have ... More >>

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    July 22, 2013

    The Royal Baby: Parenting Advice From 10 Top UK Musicians

    As it stands today, the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the royal baby, the offspring of Prince William and Kate Middleton. To be honest with you, I don't know much about the royal family. They exist completely in the periphery for me. However, I do know all about parenting, and I tho ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    The 25 Best Music Videos of 2012 Nos. 20-16

    The countdown continues! Yesterday we saw shadows eating Daniel O'Sullivan, kids stomping the yard to a Band of Skulls tune, gothic perfection from the Grave Babies, and two wonderful local entries by Kerry Beyer and Jennifer Grassman. Now it's time to look at some titans of the music industry, as w ... More >>

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    November 15, 2012
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    November 9, 2012

    Sounds of Twilight: The 5 Best Songs From the Twilight Soundtracks

    Like most writers who aren't named Stephenie Meyer, I find the Twilight novels an abhorrent abomination and a great offense to the written word. I assume the movies are the same to serious filmmakers. But Twilight presents me with a unique problem. Having one foot in the world of writing and literat ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Upcoming: Band of Horses, Devin the Dude, Keane, Shadows Fall, Etc.

    The Abyss, PuraPharm, The Scars Heal In Time, Obscured by Echoes: Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $5/$8. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston. Amplified Heat: Fri., Oct. 19, 9 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Band of Horses: Wed., Oct. 24, 8 p.m., $25.00-$30.00. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Jackie Greene, Sander Van Doorn, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    All of 31 years old (growl), Jackie Greene's preternatural resemblance to hip '70s roots-rockers like J.J. Cale and Little Feat has already led The New York Times to dub the San Francisco singer-songwriter "the prince of Americana." He has already sang lead with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh's gro ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    August 3, 2012

    The 10 Best Guest Appearances On Other People's Songs

    Have you ever had one of those moments when, you're listening to a song and hear something familiar, like maybe a familiar voice or wonder, "Okay, who is really playing this particular instrument?" Many times a band or an artist will guest star on a recording. Sometimes it's a well-known fact, such ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Ashes of the Wake: A Playlist for Baghdad

    On this day in 762 A.D., caliph Al-Mansur founded the city of Baghdad in what is modern-day Iraq. The area was and remains one of the commercial and intellectual centers of the Arab world, though it's obviously had a few problems since the U.S. invaded in 2003 and toppled Saddam Hussein's regime. No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Wait a Minute! Who Is That? Top 10 Videos With Famous Actor Cameos

    When you are an actor, you take basically whatever will feed you just as long as you get to perform. Many actors either got their start in music videos or they will appeared in one after they got famous. Oftentimes, they are pretty memorable.

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    June 8, 2012

    Last Night: Santigold at House Of Blues

    Santigold, Charli XCX House of Blues June 7, 2012 Watching Santigold onstage, you'd have almost no idea that the 35-year-old former punk singer had a hand in developing the careers of some of the biggest pop starlets in the last decade. That is until you break down that her costume changes, the way ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    Top 7 Promotional Music Gimmicks -- Both Used & Unused

    One of the most interesting things in the music business is how managers and record companies promote and market their artists. Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they fail. When they do fail, their like that hickey you got three weeks ago -- still there. But, like a hickey, people even ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012
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    February 20, 2012

    Niki & The Dove Chase "The Fox" In New Video

    Niki & the Dove is a new Swedish band on Sub Pop that is clearly into, as Mok once said, mind-altering experiences. Their music has the air of Bjork, the poetry of Kate Bush, and a touch of avant-garde theatre performance. The last is appropriate as Malin Dahlström and Gustaf Karlöf have backgroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Gothic Council Praises Lyrics, Bowie's Penis

    Really there are two kinds of music fans. Those who are there for the music as a whole and those who are there to hear the words. Make no mistake, we're not saying that one side is better than the other, but we are definitely in the latter category. Being a melodramatic lot, most goths are. So we t ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    The First Ten Videos MTV Ever Aired

    ​Closing out this week of celebration, and a little mourning, on the occasion of MTV's 30th anniversary , we reached back into the YouTube vaults to present to you the first 10 videos Music Television ever aired. On August 1, 1981, The Buggles' awfully prophetic "Video Killed the Radio Star" b ... More >>

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    July 20, 2011

    It's Pi Day, Pi Day, Gotta Get Down on Pi Day

    ​In keeping with Rocks Off's latest obsession, compiling soundtracks for oddball holidays, we were tickled pink as a chorus girl's nipple to learn that this Friday is Pi Approximation Day. The holiday was first in 1988 by a physicist named Larry Shaw, who made everyone march in a circle then ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Last Night: Peter Gabriel At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Jay Lee​Peter Gabriel Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 16, 2011 Rock writers right now - hell, everyone with a musical soul - are living in the most interesting of times. No, it's not because we can pull any album we want down out of the sky at any time of day. It's because we g ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    The Ultimate Musical Space Shuttle Crew

    ​The first man to ever leave the Earth and venture into space was a Russian cosmonaut named Yuri Gagarin, who, if he hadn't died at the young age of 34 in a plane crash he would be 77 years old today. Garagrin was launched into space on April 12, 1961, and orbited once around the planet in 108 ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011
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    June 10, 2010

    Pop Rocks: The Time Is Now For A Friends Movie

    ​It's been a dark six years since we said goodbye to Central Perk and the Rembrandts dropped off the face of the earth. Now, in Year 6 AF, dawn looks like it's finally breaking; we could be getting a Friends movie. Now, I don't want to get anyone's hopes up. Will a film catching up with Monic ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    March 11, 2010

    Idol Beat: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    American Idol: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

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    October 20, 2009

    Aftermath: Emilie Autumn and the Bloody Crumpets at Meridian - Welcome to the Clockwork Orange Dollhouse

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Two small signs on the filigree-ensconced keyboard stand read "BEWARE" and "WHORES." Whether an admonition or a threat remained alluring ambiguous through the Victoriandustrial set presented by Emilie Autumn and her Bloody Crumpets. Like the joy ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    A Quick and Easy Guide to Distinguishing Maxwell from Samwell from Rockwell

    [Ed. Note: Maxwell's pianist and bandleader, Missouri City native Robert Glasper, plays the official afterparty with his trio at Meridian, 1503 Chartres.] Maxwell is headlining Tuesday's R&B feature at the Toyota Center with support from Common and newcomer Chrisette Michele. But Rocks Off ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    "Kill Yourself" or "Don't Give Up"? Five Possible Theme Songs for the 2009 Houston Texans

    [Ed. note: Due to an editing mistake, this should have been up Friday afternoon. Apologies... we sure hope it didn't jinx the Texans or anything.] ​You may have missed it - what with there being almost no media coverage whatsoever - but football season started this week. Our own Texans are looking ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Retro Active: The Five Best '80s Christmas Songs

    Christmas seems to activate a latent part of all musicians' brains that inspires them to spread their holiday cheer all over a perfectly good season. (The scientific term for this part of the brain is called "My Accountant.") Musicians in the '80s were certainly not exempt from this need to whip ou ... More >>

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    October 8, 2008

    Tonight: Android Lust at Meridian

    "Dragonfly" Melyssa Anishnabie Now this, as rapper Yung Berg might say, is some other shit. Meet Android Lust, the performing alias of Bangladesh-born singer/musician Shikhee, who probably never met a pair of thigh-high stilletto boots she couldn't totally own. Now based in New York and fright ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008
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    April 6, 2006

    Prince

    3121

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    February 9, 2006

    Drugged and Disorderly

    The Hold Steady keeps it cinematic

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    January 5, 2006
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    December 22, 2005

    Yule Fuel

    A discussion of non-Christmas Christmas music

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Kate Bush

    Aerial

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    Clang!

    Rookie director fires up a ton of bricks in Love & Basketball

  • Music

    April 30, 1998
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    November 20, 1997
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    July 31, 1997

    Lilith Fair-ness

    Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl

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    January 2, 1997
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    November 7, 1996
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    October 31, 1996
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    May 18, 1995

    Rock and Roll Royalty

    Gina Haley carries the name of a rock founder, but she'd rather make it on her own

  • Music

    December 15, 1994

    Milla in 3-D

    Supermodel Milla Jovovich proves she's more than just another pretty face

  • Music

    August 11, 1994

    Famous Amos

    Bad girl Tori becomes more than a Kate Bush manque

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    June 23, 1994
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    January 13, 1994

    Lady Sings the Pinks

    Self-created disco-diva Pinque: If this is camp, it's camp with a guilelessly straight face

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