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Lauryn Hill

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    July 28, 2014

    True Blood: They Don't Know What "Karma" Means

    Pardon me as I wax spiritually about my brief years as a Buddhist... Karma is a bit more complicated than people think. You see someone scream at a supermarket cashier and then he or she slips on the way out the door and wipes out? Karma, baby! No, it's not. Karma is the accumulation of the actio ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    Houston Went a Little Too Beyonce-Crazy Friday Night

    "JAY Z/BEYONCE TICKETS! I GOT JAY Z/BEYONCE TICKETS" There's a weird air whenever you mention "Beyoncé" and "concert" in unison. I've seen her twice, once in New Orleans and in her second Houston stop of last year, days before the release of Beyoncé. Attend and you feel like the air around you is ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    The Best Things We Overheard at Free Press Summer Fest

    "Already attacked by the Cracker Jack'd" "I got laid last night, it was a good night" -- Mariachi El Bronx "Crazy people watching, man..." "I SMELL MARIJUANA!" -- like it was their first time "I think we're spending more time pretending we're watching shows that actually watching shows" -- s ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    The Best Surprises of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    ANOTHER RUN Sunday, Jupiter stage I could hear Another Run from outside the festival, and I followed their sound all the way from the gates to the stage, where I stood impressed for the remainder of their show. You guys who know about them know how good they are, but somehow they've flown completel ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Wild Cards at Free Press Summer Fest

    Die Antwoord There's nothing like Die Antwoord anywhere before Die Antwoord or since Die Antwoord. I dare anyone to prove me wrong. The band's members, Ninja and Yolandi Visser, gained global popularity by way of a unique sound and a stunning look brilliantly captured in a series of borderline-distu ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Rap Acts at Free Press Summer Fest

    Childish Gambino These are three of my favorite Childish Gambino lyrics: "I am running this bitch, you are just a dog walker"; "I have worked all winter, I will not fail summer/ In the back of the bush like Gavin Rossdale's drummer"; "Swag out the ass, I'm the man, fuck Chico/ Took the G out your wa ... More >>

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    February 20, 2014

    A Summer Place

    Free Press Summer Fest unveils its pricier 2014 lineup.

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    February 13, 2014

    So, How About That FPSF Lineup Anyway?

    My initial, visceral reaction to the lineup was two-fold: a) Deftones? Yay!; b) that is a mighty impressive EDM lineup. I figured Zedd was a pretty solid lock for the festival, but Above & Beyond is an outside the box choice that I'm in love with. Having just seen them put on a wonderful set a few w ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Here's the Free Press Summer Fest 2014 Lineup

    Never mind Robin Thicke, those blurred lines at the top are... Jack White Vampire Weekend Zedd Ms. Lauryn Hill

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    January 3, 2014

    Everybody Line-Dances at Mo's Place, and Some Sing Too

    "I wanna be a billionaire, so frickin' bad..." The heavy smoke hanging around Katy's sprawling Mo's Place (21940 Kingsland Blvd.) can't stop us from being mesmerized by the two men killing it on Bruno Mars' "Billionaire." Their performance is worth the cloud of carcinogens. The guy in the cowboy ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Mo's Place in Katy: Come for the Karaoke, Stay for the Line Dancing

    Mo's may be a country bar, but the karaoke is intense and the customers know how to wobble.

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    November 14, 2013

    10 '90s Albums That Should Be Broadway Musicals

    It seems Broadway may have a taste for those ironic jagged little '90s pills after all. Here's the thing: Jagged Little Pill, that mega-huge album from our favorite '90s alt-wailer Alanis Morissette, is being adapted for the Broadway stage. As in, they're making the album into a Broadway musical, ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ AudiTory, the Maestro of LuvItMane

    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? Tory "DJ AudiTory" Brya ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Juanes at Bayou Music Center, 6/8/2013

    Juanes: LOUD & Unplugged Tour Bayou Music Center June 8, 2013 Unplugged: to perform with acoustic rather than electronically amplified instruments. That is what Juanes' current tour is supposed to be. And when you think about it, taking a guitar player's axe away should severely diminish his or her ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    The IRS Gave Us Lauryn Hill's Worst Song Ever

    You know the hardest conversation I've ever had in regards to music criticism? The one about Lauryn Hill. It feels as if every time the former Fugees star reappears into public form, there needs to be a hefty, long-form "think piece" about her and her 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It' ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Coline Creuzot, Soulful Pop/R&B Singer

    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. Who? Singer Coline Creuzot came onto our radar when her management team suggested that ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Bonus Rocks Off 100: Asli Omar, The Tontons' Indie-Rock Siren

    Who? It's hard to argue that any local band is more on the way up than the Tontons, and a lot of that can be credited to the incredible sounds that come out of singer Asli Omar's mouth. Smooth as silk sheets, but with a pop-princess kind of power that enables her to stand firmly with one foot in ind ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Justin, Selena and Music's Top 10 Heartbreaking Split-Ups

    By now, we've all had a few days to digest the awful, shocking news that North America's sweethearts, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, have decided to buck destiny and call it quits. We're not entirely sure how this could have happened, but Obama was just reelected. Clearly, our worst fears are alrea ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Last Night: Nas & Lauryn Hill at Bayou Music Center

    Nas, Lauryn Hill Bayou Music Center October 31, 2012 Houston caught two rap greats for the price of one last night. On one corner was Nas, arguably the greatest lyricist of his generation; on the other, Lauryn Hill, the best hybrid rapper/singer hip-hop has ever seen. One show had the crowd of youn ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    So What Happened to That Kendrick Lamar Show Anyway?

    If you had penciled Kendrick Lamar in your Halloween-week concert plans (Bieber, Manson/Zombie tonight, Nas/she-might-show-up-on-time Lauryn Hill tomorrow) you might be disappointed. The Compton rapper whose debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city has become the talk of music (besides Taylor Swift), won' ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 29-November 1

    Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers Fitzgerald's, October 29 Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    Nas & Ms. Lauryn Hill Playing Bayou Music Center October 31

    Rapper Nas and Ms. Lauryn Hill today announced their tandem Life Is Good/Black Rage tour, with an October 31 Houston date inluded. The duo will be at the Bayou Music Center on Halloween Night. Nas just released a new disc, Life Is Good, this past July and Ms. Lauryn Hill -- as she is now being bill ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    April 16, 2012

    Rap Round Table: The Best Female Rapper Of All Time Is...

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Zavey, hasHBrown, Scooby, Medicine Girl, Nicki Minaj, Renzo, Rob Gullatte, more. Not Invited: Hologram Tupac This Week's Promp ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    MTV Unplugged's 10 Strangest Moments

    Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Smooth: 10 Definitive Neo-Soul Tracks

    Nearly 12 years after the release of Voodoo, Michael Eugene Archer, better known for his stage name, D'Angelo, has emerged out of his self-imposed exile. After doing battle with drugs and alcohol for a decade, last week the singer kicked off a European tour entitled The D-Tour, for his first live pe ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Hip-Hop, Interrupted: 7 Rappers That Should Be More Active

    Hip-hop is a genre full of guys who put out a new album or mixtape seemingly every single month. They just can't stop, even when they're incarcerated in some cases (see: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and TI). It's as if rapping really is as much of a competition as they make it out to be and they're in a r ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Five Musical MILFs Who Rocked Pregnancy

    Beyoncé's ever-changing baby bump.​In the world of prominent celebrities, it's headlining news even if that famous person sneezes. So in when Houston's own Beyoncé announced her pregnancy at the 2011 VMA's in August, the media and fans went into a frenzy of reactions. Some were elated, some ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    10 Great Instances Of Rappers Honoring Other Rappers

    ​People often forget that hip-hoppers are humans, too. They breathe, sleep, eat, and salivate at the sight of buttermilk donuts just like us. And, every now and then, they'll geek over other rappers, just like us. It would have been so much easier to compile a list of rappers dissing other ra ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 22, 2011

    Rockin' In Plain Sight: Our Favorite Hidden Album Tracks

    ​In the days when compact discs and tapes ruled the world, hidden tracks on albums were like secret gifts from your favorite bands. Off the liner notes, not in the original track listings, and totally unassuming, sometimes tucked away after minutes and minutes of silence on a disc. With the ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Is Rap Bad For Your Mental Health?

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

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    January 5, 2011

    Lauryn Hill, DMX Hit The Rocky Comeback Trail

    Ed. Note: According to our New York sister blog Sound of the City, Hill's show Monday night at legendary NYC jazz club the Blue Note went much better, although she still didn't go onstage until almost midnight. Santiago FelipeLauryn Hill at the Blue Note, Manhattan, January 3​Lauryn Hill's co ... More >>

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    November 19, 2010

    Exes On Tour: White Stripes, ABBA, Lindsey & Stevie...

    ​We're all familiar with the credo against intra-office dating, often crudely expressed as "Don't shit where you eat." Most of us subscribe to it, knowing the potential drama it could ensue. "How will this affect my work," we wonder. "What happens if we break up?" But all's fair in love and ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010

    Ten Rock-Star Crushes We Still Haven't Outgrown

    ​Artists like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Mick Jagger undoubtedly helped define the consumate rock star crush. But there have been a handful of worthy others along the way - armed with that certain je ne se quoi - who haven't left our radar. Years later, turns out we're still smitten with thi ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    A Simple Question This Week: Where The Ladies At?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Nosaprise, Yung Redd, Kyle Hubbard Not Invited: Girls, apparently. Actually, w ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    A Third Ward Pawnshop iPod and the Mysterious Fate of Previous Owner "Scooby"

    Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.​So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    He Said She Said: A Stripper Soundtrack, Part 2

    You can leave your hat on...but get the rest of that kit off fast. The ladies don't mess around when it comes to superficially hot, oiled-up dudes (of questionable sexuality, but does that really matter?) getting naked on the stage at La Bare. But because the musical content at places like Chippend ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Dead End Alliance, Bun B, DMX, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, The Kanye, Beyonce 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: "Heart of a Hustler," Dead End Alliance feat. Lil Keke and Mike D Wire To WireHow bad-ass is Bun B that ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Aftermath: Nas and Talib Kweli at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Karma Neff To attend The Jones Experience, a hip-hop show headlined by Nasir “Nas” Jones (above) and opened by Talib Kweli, at Warehouse Live Monday evening meant one specific thing: pledging allegiance to a distinct strain of hip-hop that goes by many terms - purist, boom-bap, consci ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    September 21, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Tranny Time with Devendra Banhart

    If you guys are anything like me, you enjoy dudes dressing up as bearded-lady she-males from an eastern European circus sideshow. If you don’t, stop reading. Prude.

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    August 11, 2005

    John Legend, with De La Soul and Rahzel

    Saturday, August 13, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.

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    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

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