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  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Reba at Reliant Stadium, 3/6/2014

    Reba (McEntire) Reliant Stadium March 6, 2014 Country stars facing a certain age inevitably come to a point where they can either continue chasing chart success or consolidate their style into a brand, using the showbiz capital they've accumulated to explore other interests and opportunities. For R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Eli Young Band, Lorde, Reba, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, March 3 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Super Bowl Best Bets: The Wagering Bloodbath Finale

    Every week, when I do the "Best Bets" post, part of the process is going back to the previous week's "Best Bets," gathering the data, and cutting and pasting my revised ongoing record for the season. As you can gather, if you've been betting my picks this season, that's been a painful process this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Hark! Your 2013 Holiday-Album Roundup

    Happy Halloween, everyone. Who's ready for Christmas? Must be quite a few of you, because the music biz rolled out many of its major 2013 holiday LPs this week. Those that don't arrive next week, that is, or else got a head start like Mary J. Blige. Her A Mary Christmas arrived two weeks ago and n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    One Grumpy Editor. Houston's No. 1 Hit Music Station. All Damn Day.

    Generally I become more and more skeptical about what's "hot." This is also known as "getting older" or, to paraphrase Chris Rock, not wanting to be the old guy in the club. But for me that skepticism has always come with a certain morbid curiosity about what makes some songs so popular and why. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    10 More Black Stars Who Should Try Country

    Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: Mainstream country. BY MIKE SEELY With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close last week with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers

    I didn't know Rocco DiSpirito was a Jonas Brother! And was that really Gordon Ramsay starring opposite Will Ferrell in Step Brothers? Who knew! Check out these and more Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers: 13. Rocco DiSpirito vs. Nick Jonas Renowned chef, cookbook author and the fifth Jonas Brother.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Drafting A New MTV Rock N' Jock Softball Game

    If you mention and explain the concept of MTV's Rock N' Jock to '90s babies, they will look at you glassy-eyed and slowly walk away. But it's true, in the late '80s and early '90s it was possible to gather the best and sexiest celebrities in TV, film and music for a carefree softball match, with pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Are SNL's Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??

    Even as sketch comedy tastes have changed, and a segment of the population has sadly written it off as an unfunny relic, NBC's Saturday Night Live is still pulling in cutting-edge, marquee musical guests each week, in the process creating national stars or pariahs. Or sometimes both. Case in point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Really Important Questions to Answer for the Super Bowl

    So it's Super Bowl week. This game featuring a rematch between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. There will be a lot of story lines, real and imagined, developed and discussed before and during the game on Sunday. Like, for instance, the 25 mentioned below. 25. Tim Tebow because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Happy 30th, Amy Lee of Evanescence; Six Reasons We Like You

    ​While Evanescence and their lead singer, Amy Lee, continue to find mainstream success (their most recent album was number one on the charts when it was released in October), they are a band that is maligned in the same way as other polished heavy bands like Creed and Nickelback, though we are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    The Best & Worst Of All Possible Buzzfests

    Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.​This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Weezer: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly

    ​This Sunday night, Weezer headlines Free Press Summer Fest III, and the influential pop-rockers have been a part of indie lore for the past 17 years. With 1994's self-titled "Blue Album" and 1996's Pinkerton, the band created a cult following whom they would promptly weird the fuck out with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Last Night: Jason Aldean At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo​Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 20, 2011 You can tell everything you need to know about Jason Aldean by looking at his steel guitarist's forearms Sunday. First, he had a steel guitarist. Of the handful of Rodeo acts Aftermath saw this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Musicians Who Will Fetch The Least In TwitChange Auction

    ​TwitChange, a charity organization dedicated to helping Haiti led by the only Desperate Housewife who doesn't look at least partially mummified, Eva Longoria, is having an auction that will change the very nature of self-obsession as we know it. Several celebrities have gotten together and ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vanilla Ice And 11 Other Artists Dallas Can Keep

    ​Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Idol Beat: YouTube Saves The Day

    So close to never having to listen to any of you ever again. At least until next year.​Here's the thing, dog: My cable went out about 20 minutes before American Idol started. A lengthy call with a Comcast tech named Edgar yielded the knowledge that there's apparently a weak signal plaguing my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    American Idol: YouTube Saves The Day

    So close to never having to listen to any of you ever again. At least until next year.​Here's the thing, dog: My cable went out about 20 minutes before American Idol started. A lengthy call with a Comcast tech named Edgar yielded the knowledge that there's apparently a weak signal plaguing my ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Absolutely Fabuloco

    East L.A.'s Los Fabulocos have big zapatos to fill — and are up to the challenge.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    American Idol: The "Big D" Stands For Dull

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Idol Beat: Goin' Through the Big D, and Don't Mean Dallas

    ​Last night's American Idol took the auditions to Dallas (or, more accurately, Arlington) for the sixth open-call episode of the season to date. The show seemed to be hold Dallas in high regard: It's where Kelly Clarkson was discovered in the first season back in 2002, so there's a sense that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Glee: One for the Road

    Last night's Glee was a great way to cap the fall season. Fighting! Kissing! The Rolling Stones! Seriously, if they could all be like this, the show would be unstoppable. The only bad part is having to wait until April to get more. The episode opens with Rachel figuring out that Puck knocked up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    9 Musicians Tiger Woods Should Have Cheated With Instead of the Women He Did

    Lily Allen: "Here, kitty, kitty..."​When initial word of millionaire golfer Tiger Woods' car accident in front of his home hit the news wires and Twitter the morning of November 27, the world waited with bated breath. None of us quite knew what his condition was or how extensive his injuries were. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Complete List of Texas' 2010 Grammy Nominees

    ​Rocks Off was pretty sure we missed a few Texas (or Texas-connected) artists in Thursday's writeup of the 2010 Grammy nominees, and it turns out we were right. We don't even remember scrolling past some of these categories over at Grammy.com, to be honest, but thanks to the Texas Music Office's C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    All Falls Down: Kanye West's Six - Well, Seven Now - Douchiest Moments

    ​If you're aware of Kanye West's - whom Pollstar is reporting stops at Toyota Center with Lady GaGa January 22; good luck selling tickets for that one now, kiddo - past behavior at all, then you're probably surprised this article isn't longer. His habit of blurting out inappropriate, nonsensical n ... 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 >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009

    The Katy Perry Experiment

    Can listening to the pop starlet's sugary tunes really make your head explode?

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Al Jarreau, Butthole Surfers, The Mars Volta, The Tragically Hip, etc.

    ​Al Jarreau: Fri., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Ben Danaher: Wed., Sept. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Benjamin Wesley, Prairie Cadets: Sun., Aug. 16. The Mink. Black Crowes, Saving Abel: BEAUMONT., Sun., Oct. 18. Ford Park. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: CHANGED Sun., Aug. 23. House of Blues. Brother Ali, BK- ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Fight for Your Right

    Does the U.S. belong with the Axis of Evil?

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Voodoo Healing

    Stan Ridgway is still tuning in "Mexican Radio."

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on Billboard

    A periodic look at how Lone Star natives are faring in the national music biz...Hot 100 (singles) 10. Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You" 12. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, "Blame It" 16. Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" 21. Beyonce, "Diva" 41. Beyonce, "Halo" Billboard 200 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007

    “Lunch Films”

    Mike Plante gets movies by taking filmmakers out to lunch

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007
  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Musical Food Groups

    If singers were cheese, what kind of cheese would they be?

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Idol Chatter

    Opening day for America's fourth national sport is upon us

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Never Opening Near You

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make

  • News

    October 26, 2006

    Tuck of the Town

    Anita Bump's show is packin' them in

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Double Vision

    Jess and Lisa Origliasso give teen pop a harmonic jolt as the Veronicas

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Mtley Goge

    Wanna hang out with Vince Neil? Got an extra five grand on ya?

  • Music

    February 9, 2006

    A Crying Shame

    RIP, Cactus Music and Video

  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    It's In The Cards

    The Nick-and-Jessica split, tarot-style

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Whitney's Dookie Bubble

    Being Bobby Brown is not all fun and games

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Cattle Call

    Boozing with a few aggrieved bad seeds at the American Idol audition

  • Film

    May 29, 2003

    Think Different

    Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies requires a brain cell or two?

  • Calendar

    May 22, 2003
  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Change of Beat

    Just like the rest of Houston, the local music scene saw plenty of ups and downs

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