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    April 15, 2014

    The Nine Worst Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Coachella's first weeke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Six More Rap Collaborations That Need to Happen

    Where once it was in vogue to beef, the current trend in rap these days seems to be friendship. Everywhere we see rappers forming collaborative duos for albums, and it's honestly producing some pretty amazing results. There was Watch the Throne, Run the Jewels and lately we've even had The Abstract ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    10 Hot Houston Rap Tapes For 2014

    In a fun way, Houston's rap class has jumped into hyperdrive in terms of creating memorable content and records. At times it could be categorized in any of the following aspects: personable, eccentric, braggadocious, stoic. No Houston rap release in 2013 felt like an artist was mired in the same sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Best Things at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

    It Combines So Many Different Things I Love Friday night I got to stand outside and watch professional wrestling while a reunited Quicksand played a set. It's great to live in a world where that sentence is a thing that's real. CORY GARCIA The Weather Friday night was a bit chilly, but cloud cover ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    The Not So Fun Side of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013

    Comedy = Good, Comedy Tent = Tragic It's nice to see the festival taking comedy seriously and booking big names like Tenacious D, but the area they've designated for comedy performances is far too small and does a disservice to those names. Either give the big names time on a real stage or ditch the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Andrew WK's Top Five Partying Lessons: "Positive and Ridiculous Times You!"

    Andrew WK is so many things: musician, motivational speaker, spokesman, and entertainer, but more than anything, the guy is a walking encyclopedia on the power of positive partying. As multitalented as he is, what he's really good at is looking at a situation and finding the party at the end of it. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Upcoming: Depeche Mode, Big Boi, Ariel Pink, Peter Murphy, Flying Lotus, etc.

    Ariel Pink: Sun., June 16, 8 p.m., $15/$19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Arum Rae: Fri., May 31, 8 p.m., $8/$11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Avoxblue: With Andre Obin, Futility Closet, Stereo Telescope., Sun., March 17, 8 p.m., $3-$8. Notsuoh, 314 Main, Houston. Back in Black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Aboard the S.S. Coachella, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker Is a Popular Bloke

    Note: Liz Tracy, Music Editor of our sister paper Broward-Palm Beach New Times, is aboard the S.S. Coachella cruise this week while Houston continues waiting around for winter. No one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Hip-Hop Venues

    5. Grooves of Houston Grooves is an apropos name for this Third Ward hot spot: It's groovy. Besides hip-hop and R&B, the club also also plays jazz, which probably accounts for the mixed bag of ages found here. One word of caution, though: Get there early, and dress to impress. Grooves' popularity me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Delta Spirit, GZA, John Legend, Guttermouth, Waka Flocka Flame, Etc.

    Akron/Family: Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $12/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Alanis Morissette: Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston. Balmorhea: Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Blaggards: Sat., Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $10. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Friday Night: El-P & Killer Mike at Warehouse Live

    El-P, Killer Mike Warehouse Live June 22, 2012 A small but lively crowd packed into the studio at Warehouse Live on Friday night for performances by two polarly opposite yet complementary artists, who together have created two of the most adventurous and innovative rap productions to be released th ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2012

    El-P and Killer Mike Collaborate

    "Mad Old Men" rejuvenates underground rap.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Upcoming: Pitbull, Gillian Welch, Ringworm, El-P, Explosions In The Sky, Etc.

    Two Star Symphony: Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Tribute): Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $13-$20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Black Breath, Martyrdod, Power Trip, Burning Love: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Squared Circle: Top 5 Songs About Pro Wrestling

    Although the wrestling boom of the late '90s is a fading memory, the absurd mix of sport and theater continues on in bingo halls and arenas across the country. Every night, under the bright lights, someone is trying to avoid being hit with a steel chair. It should come as no surprise that there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    The Ten Best (Non-Houston) Rap Albums of 2011

    A deal, then: Let's pretend like this was some really clever, insightful preamble; ideally, when you finished reading it, you would've immediately said, "Dang. That was a really clever, insightful preamble." Let's pretend it had some sort of neat underlying agenda, something that directly discusse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and DZA at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco TorresMethod Man​The second annual Smoker's Club tour, which kicked off October 12, finally landed at Warehouse Live's ballroom Friday night with bountiful billows of smoke. One of the Smoker's Club tour mantras is "Bring your lungs." A line was still wrapped around the buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    The Six Best (Or Worst) Rapper Name Changes

    ​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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: Renzo

    ​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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    What Is The Best Boxing-Match Entrance Music?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Paul Wall, One Hunnidt, Mac, O.N.E., Brad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Final Four Traffic Snarls

    Buxton mixing their new album in L.A.​The Final Four descends upon Houston this weekend. Oh, if there were only four feeds we had to follow to bring all this lovely Houston music news to everyone. Instead, MCM crawls through more feeds than there are colleges in the NCAA, gathering up every bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW Report Card: Killer Mike, Mistah F.A.B, Tech N9ne, Chiddy Bang

    Photos by RizohTech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko​Wednesday night at the Vibe House featured a hip-hop lineup for every taste bud: Mistah F.A.B. for the Bay Area rap flava, Killer Mike for the lyrically inclined, Chiddy Bang for the college kids, Tech N9ne for the weird and wonderful. Here's how they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Turning the Screw: Lil' Flip and Bun B Help Haiti, Jay-Z & Beyonce, Trae & Soulja Boy, Chamillionaire, Wyclef, DJ Clue and Funkmaster Flex and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Feel It In The Air" (Lil' Flip's Haiti Tribute) Solid stuff here. Wire to Wire Bun B - who headlines t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    The Incredible Truth: The Best Southern Rap Albums (and Mixtapes) of 2009, Part 1

    ​Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2009

    The Best Videos of 2008, Part 2

    5. Killer Mike feat. Ice Cube, "Pressure" 4. Weezer, "Pork and Beans" 3. Justice, "Stress" (above) 2. Hayes Carll, "She Left Me for Jesus" And the best video of 2008 is... 

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Dirty South Mix Tape Tour

    Sunday, August 24

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    August 21, 2003

    Serious Cinema

    Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem

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