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Lenny Kravitz

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    October 3, 2014

    Iggy Pop vs. Iggy Azalea: Two Legit

    It's been a hell of a year for Iggy Azalea. Behind a few monster singles, the Australian hip-hop chanteuse has finally broken out of the novelty-rap ghetto and into the gated community of the mainstream. Sure, she may have accumulated a guerilla army's worth of haters along the way -- No. 1 hits wil ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Always a Fighter, Bilal Learns to Let It Flow

    It hasn't been an easy ride to international stardom for vocalist and composer Bilal Sayeed Oliver, who performs simply as Bilal. The Philly native, who roomed for a while with jazz pianist and Houston native Robert Glasper, almost quit the business when his second album was rejected by Interscope a ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    The Top 40 Charting Hard-Rock Songs: Part 1

    Numbers. The applications to which they are used in various fields can yield results ranging from the trivial to the catastrophic if not interpreted properly. If you are involved with numbers at NASA or the military, lives could hang in the balance if something is miscalculated or misrepresented. T ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    The Reality Bites Soundtrack at 20: The Good, The Bad and the Totally '90s

    This week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of Reality Bites, Houston's cinematic "'90s moment" starring Ethan Hawke's grunge locks and Winona Ryder's doily dress. It's a flawed film, and rather unsatisfying at times, but it's hardly without its charms -- quite like Houston itself, one might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, etc.

    High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    The Butler Is So Old-School It Feels Modern

    The Butler finds urgency in the conventional.

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

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    October 11, 2012
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    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 >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Flying High Again: Five-ish Guys That Made the Flying V Famous

    There are few instruments more distinctive than the Flying V. It's odd that a guitar this funky looking has been commonly used by a wide range of guitar players from country and blues to rock, but it has. Over the years, particularly in the '80s when "the weirder the shape the better" and "splotched ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Jimi Hendrix & Band Of Gypsys Explode At Fillmore East

    ​Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/Columbia Legacy) 140 minutes, $13.98. The latest release in a busy year for the Hendrix estate is this 1999 documentary, pumped up with extra footage, that explores Jimi's short-lived but influential Band of Gypsys lineu ... More >>

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    May 2, 2011

    iFest's First Weekend Thick With Music, Humidity

    GroovehouseJimmie Vaughan (left) and his band gave the large iFest crowd some saxual healing Saturday.​Lots more iFest in our slideshows: The bands, the performers, the crowds and even the food. For something that was still going on 24 hours ago, the first weekend of the Houston International ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Last Night: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights House of Blues February 17, 2011 For more totally tasteful pictures from Thursday, see our slideshow here. Ooh la la. Aftermath is going to be real up front here. We did not know a whole lot about Grac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Axl And Slash, Still Causing Trouble

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    The 11 Stupidest Events from the World of Music, 2009 Edition

    Hi there, 2009. Please have a seat. Are you comfortable? Would you like some coffee, or perhaps a cigarette? No? Okay, good. Let's just cut straight to the point, then. You suck, and frankly we're sick of your bullshit. You were an awful year, filled not just with economic collapse, scary right-wi ... More >>

  • Film

    November 12, 2009

    Diary of a Sad Black Woman

    Precious pushes the limits of taste, but locates the heart — and hell — of its heroine's struggle.

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    December 3, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Peekaboo Theory

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com.   Mark C. Austin To ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    Last Night: Melt-Banana with Dizzy Pilot and Cop Warmth at Walter’s

    Melt-Banana Melt-Banana with Dizzy Pilot and Cop Warmth Walter's on Washington November 29, 2007 Better Than: Anything made in America. Download: "Chain Shot to Have Some Fun," available free from the Melt-Banana Web site Melt-Banana, a Japanese band prone to covering Devo and the Beach Boys and ... More >>

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Rock Radio (and Rock Romano) Redux

    Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Music

    June 12, 2003

    Jamaican Me Crazy

    Ziggy Marley ditches reggae and Rastafarianism. Or does he?

  • Music

    June 27, 2002

    Smoke and Steel

    The Kinsey Report's findings: Blues, rock, funk and reggae can coexist in one band, but the blend won't make you famous

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    October 4, 2001

    The Rage of Lee

    Raj Pickens hips Houston to his "acoustic Gap Band" sounds

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Trials and Tribu-lations

    Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Montrose's Boulevard

    The Dallas soul man is as eclectic as the neighborhood that bears his name

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    March 26, 1998
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    July 24, 1997
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    July 3, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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    July 18, 1996

    It's a Happening!

    Bring your money, but leave the soapbox at home when H.O.R.D.E. comes to town

  • Calendar

    May 23, 1996

    Beat the Heat!

    1996 Summer Guide

  • Music

    June 1, 1995

    Sweet Magic

    Matthew Sweet mixes past and present into tunes with taste

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    August 18, 1994

    Requiem

    Dead at 33, David Catney leaves Houston a special jazz legacy

  • Music

    March 3, 1994

    No Respect

    Trish and Darin: The band you love to hate?

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