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  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Let's Celebrate 93.7 The Beat's Geto Boys Concert with an Insane Bushwick Bill Story

    Gas up the chainsaw, because some bloody cool Geto Boys stuff popped up this week. Most importantly, news began spreading that the men who put Houston on the hip-hop map would be headlining 93.7 The Beat's "Welcome the Houston" Concert next month at Arena Theater. While 'Face, Bushwick and Willie D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Houston Elementary Schoolers Tell Us Their Favorite Songs

    Tonight, Australian children's band The Wiggles premiere their "Taking Off!" world tour at Bayou Music Center. The group has been performing together for more than 20 years, and tonight reveals a brand-new cast, as well as their first female member, Emma Watkins. That's a waste of time, as a recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    10 More '90s Rap Oddities Worthy of the Texans' Halftime Show

    Well, it's been three days now, and it hasn't all been revealed as just another elaborate Jimmy Kimmel Live! prank. It's true, then: apparently Vanilla Ice -- white rapper, DIY renovator and Ninja Turtle ally -- will be performing at halftime Sunday at the Texans' game against Tennessee at Reliant S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    New Book Explores Houston Hip-Hop's Fertile Roots

    Ed. note: Before now, the history of Houston hip-hop has existed in the archives at Rice University (Swishahouse) and the University of Houston, as well as the songs themselves. But someone has finally written it all down in book form. Maco L. Faniel is a Houston native, hip-hop fan and graduate of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Copy Cat Recipe: Pappa Geno's Wicked Philly

    Holy shit, you guys. I made Pappa Geno's Wicked Philly at home and it was the best thing ever. For real -- this cheese steak is legit. Like MC Hammer legit. Maybe I'll call it the MC Hammer. Or maybe the BV Hammer. I don't know, I'll have to think about it and get back to you. If you haven't had t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Mo' Money, Mo' Problems: 5 Musicians Who Had to File for Bankruptcy

    Recently it was revealed that Cat Power was not only suffering from a serious illness called angiodema that was threatening to stop her European tour, but also that she has filed for bankruptcy. That tour has indeed been postponed, but Cat Power is hardly the first musician to be running low on cash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Last Night: Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias at Toyota Center

    Check out more pics of Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias in our slideshow. Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias Toyota Center Houston August 26th, 2012 "I'm just a simple girl from The Bronx, don't let the sparkly pants fool you" -- Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez has played many roles. She has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    The Soundtrack of Our Youth: 5 Lackluster Rap Songs From Children's Flicks

    What's worse: A movie geared towards kids and teens or the soundtrack to a movie geared towards kids and teens? It's a tough call because both can be pretty awful and uninspired. Sure, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is great and had an excellent soundtrack but let's not fool ourselves: We all sat through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Top 5 Ringtones For People You Want to Avoid

    Sometimes we just don't want to hear from certain people. Unfortunately we pick up the phone and see who is calling, and it just puts a damper on our day. Why can't we have some better warning to not pick up the phone? We all have that creepy ex who calls or texts wanting to hang out, or that one- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Going The Distance: The Hot 100's 10 Longest-Charting Songs

    Let us hop in our time machine and head back to a magical place in the past known as Dec. 23, 2010. Here is a snapshot of things going on at the time: Rocks Off was making wishes for the year 2011; Kanye West was knee deep in Album of the Year wins for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy; Eddie Vedder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top Six Rap Videos Set In Places Of Worship

    Rocks Off was only 13 years old in October 1992 when singer Sinéad O'Connor sang an a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War" on Saturday Night Live and, on cue, tore an image of Pope John Paul II into pieces while singing the word "evil." "Fight the real enemy," she exclaimed at the end of one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    John Mayer, Cowboy?: 6 WTF Moments Of Musical Reinvention

    Oh, you hadn't heard? At some point between his extended hiatus from singing and the recording of his newly announced album, Shadow Days, ol' big-mouth Mayer seems to have stumbled on some old Willie Nelson CDs and raided the nearest Cavender's in a transformation Rocks Off can only assume as bein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    5 Musicians Who Changed Their Names to Inspire Jim Crane and the Astros

    ​This week, the new owner of the Houston Astros Jim Crane opened Pandora's Box of Hearty Suggestions For A Struggling Franchise and discussed changes to the team. Cheap beer (yay!), cheaper seats (double yay!) should be one of the first things but Crane suggested that the Astros do the unthink ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    U Can't Touch This: The Top 5 Dance-Rap Tracks Of All Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    The Top 25 Comedy Rap Songs Of All Time: Nos. 15-11

    ​The countdown continues (Click here for Nos. 25-21, and here for 20-16). So far we've seen everything from Star Wars raps to Irish street beats to towering mainstream figures like Eddie Murphy, MC Hammer, and Afroman. Today's playlist should be triumph for the nerdcore crowd, and features som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Life After Rock Stardom: 7 Artists' Post-Musical Careers

    naylandhouse.comFuture ordained minister MC Hammer wasn't kidding on his 1990 hit single "Pray."​Let's face it. Not everyone is cut out for - or interested in - being a sixtysomething rock star. But what type of careers awaits a retired musician? Many rock stars stay in the music industry real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Top Five Rappers Turned Preachers

    sickhop.com​Much has been made about Bun B's Religion and Hip-Hop Culture class at Rice University. But he's not the first artist to herd a flock of hip-hop disciples. A few others have taken the gospel to the streets. The roster includes two Bad Boys gone good, a hip-hop pioneer, a '90s megas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    5 Memorable Foods Advertised During Saturday Morning Cartoons

    If only they'd been edible, Madballs would have been the perfect product. It's difficult for me to believe that I used to set my alarm to get up on Saturday morning, but I did. If there was a show I wanted to see that was on before sunrise, sometimes I would even set it for earlier than I did on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Five Artists That Make Deadlier Weapons Than Creed

    Nooooo!!! Anything but "One Last Breath"!!!​The headline is promising: "Norwegian Boy Fends Off Wolf Pack With Heavy Metal." Pretty awesome, right? Picture the frozen steppes of Rakkestad - we're just assuming there are steppes there - and it's after 2 p.m. in the wintertime, so the sun has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Houston Rap Year-End Odds And Ends

    ​We're seven days away from the beginning of the New Year. Let's make sure we go in there clean, shall we? Time to dump out the mailbag: First, stay tuned for our Top 10 Houston Rap Albums of the Year, coming Monday. Iceberg Slim of Screwheads Only traded emails with us while we put it togeth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Nine More Washed-Up Musicians On Reality Shows

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Everybody's favorite lovelorn rock has-been Vince Neil has signed on to Skating With the Stars, an upcoming reality show sure to feature an exact recreation of the photo illustration above. Times, it seems, are tough all over, and Neil can't be the only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Sunday Night: Rick Ross At Arena Theatre

    Ed. Note: Due to an email malfunction, Shea was unable to send his review until Monday evening. Photos by Marco Torres​Rick Ross Arena Theatre October 24, 2010 10:09 p.m.: Just walking in now. Papa Reu is finishing the catchy-but-not-catchy-enough-to-still-get-very-excited-about-hearing-it-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Musicians Who Will Fetch The Least In TwitChange Auction

    ​TwitChange, a charity organization dedicated to helping Haiti led by the only Desperate Housewife who doesn't look at least partially mummified, Eva Longoria, is having an auction that will change the very nature of self-obsession as we know it. Several celebrities have gotten together and ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The 5 Scariest Things About Denny's

    boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.​In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Musical Theology With John Coltrane, Robert Johnson

    ​Naxos continues to release episodes from the Masters of American Music documentary series from the '90s, and here are two from the latest releases (the two others profiling Sarah Vaughan and Count Basie). Not a straight biographical doc or even a chronological one about his album releases, The Wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Glastonbury "Ice Ice Baby," Sony "No Beyonce On YouTube," Fat Mike The Peeing Clown And... Bono

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    DJ Hero: A Review

    ​The geniuses that first let you rock 'n' roll with guitar legends in Guitar Hero decided to bring out a new instrument for gamers to party on. This time, Activision brought out the turntables for their newest title, DJ Hero. Available for the Playstations 2 & 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii, DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Ten Cover Songs So Bad They'll Shrivel Your Soul

    Two nights ago, while carelessly patrolling the back alleys of the internet, Rocks Off stumbled across Hilary Duff's execrable cover of The Who's "My Generation". Well, what did you think, YouTube commenters? ​ You sure you're not being too harsh? ​ Yeah... ours too. Someday, when we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire, Kid Cudi & Jay-Z, Mike Epps, The Kanye, T.I., Chris Brown, DJ AM, Slim Thug, etc.

    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: Chamillionaire, "Good Morning" Wire To Wire Despite what you initially want to think about Cham's new s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Rocks Off Exclusive: A Sneak Peek at Tom DeLay's Dancing With the Stars Dance Card

    By now, the news about former Sugar Land Congressman Tom DeLay's impending appearance on ABC's Dancing with the Stars has had time to sink in, and the long-term ramifications of this colossal melding of two of our greatest loves (reality television and the suffering of others) are starting to becom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2009

    Memorial Day Rockers, Part 2: The Navy

    The U.S. Navy has an equally strange list of famous musician alumni as any other branch: Two musical laughingstocks and a titan of mournful soul were former midshipmen.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Kyle Hubbard, Rihanna, Diddy, T.I., MF DOOM, 50 Cent, Flo Rida, Mims, Luke, Lil Flip 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: "My Girl Likes To Drink," Kyle Hubbard Wire To Wire After two weeks of silence, Rihanna issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Five Spot: OHMYGOD MC HAMMER AND VANILLA ICE ARE DOING A REUNION SHOW!!!

    The Ice / Hammer feud raged furiously in grade-school study halls across the nation.Photo by marcelgermain Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Dude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Balls Deep, UGK, DMX, MC Hammer, Theophilus London, Run-DMC, Lil' Jon 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: "Hoes," Balls Deep Wire To Wire Bun B will release the final UGK album, 4 Life, this March. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Soulbrotha, Slim Thug, Will Smith, Lil Wayne/Michael Phelps, Jodeci, DMX, MC Hammer, Yungstar 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: "Viva La Revolucion," Soulbrotha Wire To Wire Slim Thug says March will be highlighted by the relea ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Prince AJ

    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. [Ed. note: due to MP3 difficulties, we're posting it Thursday this week.] Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Vince Neil, Quiet Riot, Slaughter

    Vince Neil, Quiet Riot and Slaughter perform Friday, July 27, at Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway West, 281-807-8700.

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Can't Touch the MMMBop

    A new boxed set excavates the '90s

  • News

    June 2, 2005

    Those Damn Kids

    In Pasadena, it's those damn adults

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    How to Dismantle an Atomic Mom

    A critic debates the merits of U2's latest with his mother

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Art Theory

    The big dumb glam of Fischerspooner don't need no education

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Fallen Angels

    Charlies high-flying heroines kick ass, but not the sequel syndrome

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Fat Joe

    Tuesday, June 18

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Annus Horribilis

    The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead

  • Calendar

    November 29, 2001

    Risky Business

    ROI Films is aiming for the big screen

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Rave Rules

    No one over 25 should be in attendance, but if you are, here's the game plan

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    August 15, 1996
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