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La Mafia (Band)

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    October 2, 2014

    Santana at Bayou Music Center, 10/1/2014

    ¡Con el corazon, se hace todos los milagros! (With heart, one can make miracles) -- Carlos Santana Carlos Santana "Corazón" tour Bayou Music Center October 1, 2014 As I was watching the documentary B.B. King: The Life of Riley last week, I saw a familiar face on screen. It was rock legend and gu ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    10 Houston Acts to See Before You Can't

    The passing of Texas Johnny Brown last year hit me and a bunch of people pretty hard, so the September 12 death of Crusaders pianist Joe Sample was another slap in the face that many of Houston's musical heroes are closer to the end than the beginning. The latest bad news is that bluesmen I.J. Gosey ... More >>

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    September 18, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: We Were Wolves, Howlers at the Moon Tower

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? This here digital chat wi ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Melissa Lonchambon Ryan, Omotai's Mistress of Metal

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Melissa Lonchambon Ryan i ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Joshua Allan Vargas, Metal-Video Maestro

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Regular readers will reco ... More >>

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    September 4, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Tim Ruiz, La Mafia's Master of Technics

    Who? Member of Grammy-winning Tejano band La Mafia, bassist Tim Ruiz has been creating music in this city for the better part of two decades. A top advocate for the local live-music scene with an emphasis on live jazz, Ruiz is the the creative mind behind the new Jazz Scene Houston page on Facebook ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    The Pride of the Northside: La Mafia Celebrates Amor y Sexo

    "Their music takes me back to The Unicorn Ballroom, dancing and drinking all night, really feeling the honesty of their sound" recalled my amigo Reverend Butter as we caught up over a few cervezas in the parking lot of The Gatsby (formerly the Drake) last night. "They are the band that made me fall ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: John Cramer, Guitar Apostle of Project Grimm

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Jeez, where to begin... ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Flash Gordon Parks, DJ as Funky Professor

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If you see Flash Gordon P ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Report: Suspect Charged In May Assault On La Mafia Singer

    According to AbOUT Magazine, a suspect has been charged in the May assault on singer Oscar De La Rosa of legendary Tejano band La Mafia, who in July were part of the inaugural class of inductees into the Houston Music Hall of Fame. The report says Jared David Avila of Rosenberg has been charged wit ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: Melane Gutierrez, The Coffin Queen

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: 13 Black Coffins is a band that has al ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Lucky 2013

    The silver-anniversary Houston Press Music Awards ceremony was a memorable one.

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    August 13, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Eloy Contreras, Deathrazor's Sharp Thrash Vocals

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Deathrazor had a rocky road to getting ... More >>

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    August 7, 2013

    Five Reasons the Houston Press Music Awards Ceremony Was Awesome

    You know, I think we may have missed a category during Tuesday's Houston Press Music Awards ceremony, because we really should have given ourselves the award for "best awards party throwers ever." I mean, where else are you going to find Willie D, The Hates and Justin Van Sant hanging out together n ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

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    May 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Chris Gerhardt, Mastermind of Giant Battle Monster

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Giant Battle Monster, we're fairly cer ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    La Mafia Lead Singer Assaulted Outside Local Bar

    Accoding to the group's Facebook page, Oscar de la Rosa, lead singer of Houston-based Tejano stars La Mafia is recovering after an assault early Monday morning outside an unnamed Houston bar. This messsage was posted on La Mafia's page earlier today: Oscar De La Rosa was assaulted around 1:30 a.m. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Distant Relatives

    Houston's Luisa Diaz is NYC rapper Nas's biggest fan, with the tattoos to prove it.

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    May 1, 2013

    Nas' Biggest Fan Lives In Houston, With the Tattoos to Prove It

    Think about your favorite musician for a minute. Do you remember the first time you heard his or her voice? Can you relate each album or song to a different stage or major occurrence in your life? How many times have you seen him or her (or them) in concert, let alone met and engaged them in conver ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: David DeLaGarza, Don of Tejano Stars La Mafia

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Any conversation about Tejano music is inco ... More >>

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    April 8, 2013

    Saturday Night: Tejano Music Fest 2013 at Humble Civic Center

    Tejano Music Fest 2013 feat. La Mafia, Emilio Navaira, Jay Perez, and Fito Olivares Humble Civic Center April 6, 2013 It was one of those rare, perfect, mosquito-free afternoons in the Bayou City. Little to no humidity, the temperature hovered around seventy, and the breeze blew softly through the ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    DJ Sun's Guided Tour of One Hundred, Part 1

    DJ Sun knows how to release an album right. For the past three months or so, the Houston turntablist, producer and radio-show host (KPFT's Soular Grooves) with an enviable address book and a local residency almost every night of the week -- not to mention a multiple Houston Press Music Award winner ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    The Texas 30: Texas' 6 Best Latin Albums of the Past 30 Years

    As I was reviewing the list of The Texas 30, in the back of my mind I kept thinking one thing... "Where my brown people at?!" Rewind: The Texas 30 (cover story) Slideshow: The Texas 30 album covers Listen To Our Texas 30 Picks On Rdio and Spotify Right Now Sure, Queen Selena rightfully made t ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    RIP Javier Olivares, La Pura Sabrosura Vocalist/Drummer

    Back when I was a skinny, innocent 13-year-old, and believe me that was a long time ago, I was given the option to choose band or theater as my fine-arts elective. At this point in my life, my music knowledge was limited to the boleros, rancheras and cumbias I had been exposed to by my mom and dad. ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 14, 2011

    Last Night: Go Tejano Day At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco TorresLa Leyenda​Go Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 13, 2011 Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
  • Year End

    December 18, 2008

    HOUSTON PRESS NEW YEAR'S EVE GUIDE

    Kiss 2008 goodbye in style

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    February 28, 2008

    One for Doc Concert

    HSPVA grads say thanks to Director of Jazz Studies Emeritus Dr. Robert Morgan

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    July 27, 2006

    Bring Back the Jams!

    Greg Levitt Michael Haaga, your 2005 Local Musician of the Year The Music Awards are coming! The Music Awards are coming! To whet your appetite, we put together a list of all the winners of selected categories going back to the inception of the awards in 1990. Who will join this august body of ... More >>

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    January 6, 2000

    Amplified

    All People Considered

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    December 31, 1998
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    November 5, 1998
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    June 11, 1998
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    April 30, 1998
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    August 7, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
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    April 24, 1997
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    March 6, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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    March 14, 1996

    La Mafia, Redux?

    Fama wants to be Houston's next Spanish-language breakthrough

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    March 7, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    February 16, 1995

    !Quermos Rock!

    The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.

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    February 9, 1995
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    December 8, 1994
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    July 28, 1994

    Hot Sounds in the City

    The 5th Annual Houston Press Music Awards

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