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Los Tigres del Norte

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    At Houston Tattoo Shops, "Nothing Gets Done Unless Music Is Playing"

    Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Mexican Music Is Violent. So What?

    America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the musical movement that has risen around it. These libs (and more than a few conservatives) are telling each other and the two Mexicans they know about how Mexican music no ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Café Tacvba at Arena Theatre, 9/8/2013

    Café Tacvba Arena Theatre September 8, 2013 My friend Chapy, percussionist for Los Skarnales and the Suffers, is a hardcore Café Tacvba fan. This past weekend was his 25th birthday, and he celebrated by attending both the Austin and Houston shows of the band's current U.S. tour. If anyone knows g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Latino Music's Many Styles Charge Austin's Pachanga Fest

    Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival Feat. Los Lobos, Celso Piña, Intocable, 3BallMTY, y más Fiesta Gardens, Austin May 10 & 11, 2013 Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on Americ ... More >>

  • Music

    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    The 10 Most Overplayed Songs at Mexican Weddings, Texas Edition

    Earlier this month, Rocks Off contributor and all-around nice guy Jeff Balke enlightened us with this little list of songs that are standard operating procedure at weddings. But as much as I love "Twist & Shout" and "YMCA," in my very Mexican experience, those songs were not what I was used to heari ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Rocks Off Lists Our Favorite Downloads of 2011

    It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 17, 2011

    Why Is Mexico Such a Dump?

    And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Saturday Night: Vicente Fernández At Toyota Center

    Vicente Fernández, Edith Marquez Toyota Center October 1, 2011 If Aftermath were forced to assign Mexican equivalents to famous Anglo and/or American musicians, the list would go like this: Los Tigres del Norte = The Beatles Maná = The Rolling Stones Vicente Fernández = Elvis, Frank Sinatra & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Shot In The Dark: The Ones Who Got Away (So Far)

    UPDATE (3:23 p.m.): Promotional video by Monica Fuentes added after the jump. Jay LeeLittle Joe Washington at the Continental Club's 10th anniversary, July 2010​Slowly but surely, Rocks Off has been getting ready for our "Shot In the Dark" photo exhibition at Warehouse Live's Studio next Thur ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

    Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Playlist For Our Wetbacks in Arizona And For All Who Pray For Them

    "It may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people."- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.​There's something so powerful about music. It gets us through life's bu ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The 2010 Census Launches the Latino Underground Into the Mainstream; Other Bold Predictions for the Coming Decade

    Will Lil Young be one of this decade's breakout Latino rap stars?​ Can Latino hip-hop in Houston continue to thrive as a black-market force, of sorts, whose sales are invisible to the IRS, and evolve into a powerful underground economy without the acknowledgement or praise of mainstream music medi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    $7 at El Cuscatleco

    Photos by Paul Knight​Where: El Cuscatleco, 6041 Bissonnet, 713-666-2690What $7 gets you: A tall stack of pupusas. Driving through southwest Houston earlier today, we started wondering something about all the random little restaurants that seem to appear at every intersection. How do you cho ... 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 >>

  • Culture

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Foreigner-Sampling Battle MC G.T. Garza

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Texans Score 30 Grammy Nominations

    Allison Krauss, Robert Plant and T-Bone Burnett (far right) Texas artists landed 30 nominations in 20 categories when the contenders for the 51st annual Grammy Awards were announced today, including all five nominees for Best Tejano Album and four of the five Best Norteno Album contenders. All of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Aftermath: Latin Grammys at Toyota Center, Pt. 1

    Carlos Santana backstage at the Latin Grammys/ Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez Is music really the universal language? There was no better place to test that ragged old saw than at Thursday’s Latin Grammys at Toyota Center. As one of the few (if not the only) non-Spanish-speakers in the building, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007
  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Los Tigres del Norte

    Detalles y Emociones

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Ultra-violent Mexican Songs

    When the music is about murder

  • Culture

    May 24, 2007

    Mexican American Culture

    Can't take the rancho out of the wab

  • Culture

    May 17, 2007
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    November 9, 2006
  • Culture

    August 10, 2006
  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    The Got-It-Good Blues

    Then and now with Tony Vega

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Rock and Roll Bestiary

    You already know all about this year's crop of wolf bands. We examine the tiger, bear, shark and lion bands, and offer up a rock zodiac.

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

  • Music

    July 22, 2004

    Music Awards Survey

    A rundown of every act on this year's bill

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Color-Coded Rodeo

    The livestock show's heritage nights are called "outreach" by some and "de facto segregation" by others

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Ballads Nuevo

    Corridos get updated with drugs and guns

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