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Madison Square Garden

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Constructing The Perfect Five Man College Football Coaching Wrecking Crew

    To say that the internet is the gift that keeps on giving implies that we're cool with all of its little trends, memes, and time wasters. To be clear, there is plenty of repetitive, over-thought sludge that comes from our friend, the world wide web. Tebowing and flash mobs had their runs as general ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Record Store Day's Rising Tide Has No End In Sight

    Record Store Day returns to the nation's music retailers tomorrow, so if you're the sort of person who only buys a handful of LPs or CDs a year -- assuming you still buy physical music product at all -- you may want to hold off until sometime next week. In just six short years, this unofficial holid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Tucson Riot Police Spray Bro With Pellets, Use Excessive Violence on Coed

    Man, what a weekend of college basketball, huh?! It had a little bit of everything. The good -- anything having to do with the Kentucky-Michigan game, the emergence of Julius Randle as a viable number one pick in the NBA Draft, the emergence of Shabazz Napier as a sneaky back end of the lottery gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    March Madness: Ranking The Sweet 16 Matchups

    The first couple rounds of the NCAA Tournament is almost bulletproof. With so many games, and now the ability to actually see all of them, rarely do we come away disappointed with the first weekend of games. We get upsets, we get buzzer beaters, we get Greg Gumbel butchering interviews. With so man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Early KISStory Not All Flash Pots and Groupie Polaroids

    Nothin' to Lose: The Making of KISS (1972-1975) By Ken Sharp with Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons It Books, 560 pp., $29.99 If a 500-plus page oral history about a band which only covers the period before their first hit sounds like it's over the top, it doesn't when you realize that the band is KISS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Linsanity Not Enough to Prop Up Ailing Players, Defense

    Two games. Three overtimes. One win. After gutting out a win over Toronto in Houston, the Rockets lost in a single overtime to Philadelphia. In both games, Jeremy Lin was on fire, shooting a combined 20-38 from the field, 12-21 from three-point range, dishing 14 assists and scoring 31 and 34 points ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Rolling Stone List of Coolest Stadiums Doesn't Include Texas

    As part of its "Venues that Rock" story, Rolling Stone Magazine polled "26 industry insiders and musicians" to vote on the best stadiums and arenas in the country. Let me rephrase: the COOLEST arenas and stadiums in the country. Madison Square Garden tops the list and, frankly, it is difficult to ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    Linsanity The Movie Trailer Hits the Interwebs

    As if the hype for the upcoming NBA season, specifically for the hometown Houston Rockets, could not get any weirder, we bring you Linsanity, the movie. Between Dwight Howard's trips to Aspen and China, James Harden's commercials and Chandler Parsons being singlehandedly transformed into "the man wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Friday Night: W&W at Stereo Live

    W&W Stereo Live May 3rd, 2013 It's a good time to be Ward van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem, the duo collectively known as W&W. On the festival scene, they've played Ultra in Miami and will be headed to EDC Las Vegas in a few weeks. Their friendship with Armin Van Buuren (who will be in town on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    (UPDATED) The NBA Announces Their 2013 Hall Of Fame Finalists; UH's Guy V. Makes The Cut

    (Updated with statement from Guy V. Lewis' family.) Today at the Hilton Americas just steps away from the Toyota Center, the NBA announced their nominees for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame. The formal announcement of inductees doesn't come until April 8th at the Final Four festivities i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Texas Blues Hero Jimmie Vaughan Recovering After Heart Attack

    Guitarist Jimmie Vaughan, a founding member of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and one of the nation's leading solo blues artists, has been discharged from a California hospital after being treated for a heart attack, according to a statement from his management Thursday morning. Gretchen Barber, Executi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    The 5 Worst Disasters In Benefit Concert History

    Benefit concerts are great. The practice of bands playing to raise money for a cause can be as local as helping a fellow unsigned musician pay for their son's hospital bills to as international as world hunger. Though we may pinch our noses at the perceived sanctimoniousness of people like Bono and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Rockets 120, Bulls 97: Offensive Juggernaut Routs Another Defensive Powerhouse

    Don't look now, but the team no one can see on Houston TV is looking pretty damn good right about now. Winning their fourth game in a row, which included routs over the Knicks and the Grizzlies, the Rockets beat one of the best defensive teams in the league, the Chicago Bulls, by 23, at one point le ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012
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    September 21, 2012

    Living on the Edge: 10 More Onstage Oopsies

    Rock stars are just like the rest of us. They eat, love, poop, age, and sometimes they just embarrassingly go ass over tea kettle. Rewind: When Gravity Attacks: 13 Memorable Onstage Stumbles The difference between them and us, besides, you know, money, fame, security, and the like, is that when w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Macy's, Houston Celebrate Carlos Santana's Style

    Twenty years ago, while digging through my father's music collection, I found an album that I still regard as one of my all-time favorites. The crying guitar notes and inspired Latin rhythms I heard that afternoon were a vast departure from the corridos and cumbias I was almost exclusively listening ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    June 12, 2012

    Drops In the Bucket List: 5 Venues To See a Show In Before You Die

    I'm not much of a traveler. Outside of a few trips to Vegas, I've never been on a real grownup-type vacation. Every year it's a struggle to think of something to do with my vacation days, one that eventually leads to a few four-day weeks and a couple of midweek shows. Now that I'm getting older, I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Squared Circle: Top 5 Songs About Pro Wrestling

    Although the wrestling boom of the late '90s is a fading memory, the absurd mix of sport and theater continues on in bingo halls and arenas across the country. Every night, under the bright lights, someone is trying to avoid being hit with a steel chair. It should come as no surprise that there are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Saturday Night: Santana & Spearhead At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Santana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music industry these days. Yet for Carlos Santana, the skinny Mexican kid who played at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Last Night: Arcade Fire At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Arcade Fire, Explosions In the Sky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 4, 2011 It was a sort of homecoming for titanic indie-rockers Arcade Fire Wednesday night in the Woodlands, as the band returned to Houston after five momentous years to play songs from The Suburbs, ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Justin Bieber Movie Reveals Pop Star Shaves, Has Hot Mom

    "OMG you can reach and touch his face" ​Thursday night, Rocks Off went to the first midnight screening of Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, in 3D no less. Yes we had a chaperone, but the late hour and the theater's location wasn't conducive to masses of screaming girls. The location we saw it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Future Elvis: What If The King Had Lived?

    ​Do you realize that Woody Allen, Julie Andrews, the dude who was in the Darth Vader suit, and Ron Paul are all the same age as Elvis Presley would be on Saturday? Look at Woody Allen next time you see him on TMZ and just think, he's as old as Elvis. In order to get in the frame of mind to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    November 12, 2010

    Springsteen Web Site: '78 Summit Show Best Video Ever

    ​ Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, "Fire," live at the Summit 12/8/78 Since one of the extra goodies is a complete video of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's December 1978 concert at the Summit, Rocks Off is sure Houston's Boss fans don't need much more reason to buy the expande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    FAIL: Kings Of Leon, Pigeons, Bush

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Kings of Leon Respond Poorly to Mother Nature's Criticism: Last weekend, bro-rock champions Kings of Leon were three songs into a set when a pigeon in the rafters of St. Louis' Verizon Wireless Amphitheater made its opinion known by taking a dump direct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Adios Houstonist, Hello H-Town Rock

    Keep Houston Rich posts this video from Chingo Bling and Fade Dogg's new collaboration, "Let Me Know". The song is featured on Chingo's new mixtape, Stuntin 4 The Summer. As you well know, the HMPAs are coming up in the next few weeks, but you can find out what Texas bands from north of the Sam H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Alex Chilton Haunts A Festival Full Of His Musical Children

    Dan OkoThe line for the Black Keys outside the Mohawk Saturday afternoon... we have no idea about the pinata truck, either​ After the mega-shows last SXSW with Metallica and Kanye West, the 2010 version of SXSW launched struck your humble badgeholder as busier than last year, just on a smaller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    El Arte de la Elegancia: The Best Latin Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Eyeballin: Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! - the Rolling Stones In All Their Late-'60s Satanic Majesty

    In late 1969, the Rolling Stones were at a musical crossroads. They were two years away from the deep blues of Sticky Fingers and its follow-up, the majestically scuzzy Exile On Main Street. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were still very much tinkering with their new bluesier direction that would t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Get Lit: Three More for That Already Groaning Springsteen Bookshelf

    Daniel KramerThe Big Man, the Boss and Mighty Max Weinberg at Toyota Center, April 2009​ Just as Bruce Springsteen winds down a frenzied period of back-to-back album and tour marathon - despite the death of Springsteen's cousin/assistant tour manager earlier this week in Kansas City, he and the E ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009

    Sounds of the Universe

    Synth-pop icons Depeche Mode do read their reviews.

  • Music

    July 9, 2009

    Tapeworm? What Tapeworm?

    If you want musical comedian Neil Hamburger to play your benefit, you better have proof.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Aftermath: Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood at Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer Two words came into Aftermath's head shortly into the show uniting these former Blind Faith bandmates and arguably two of classic rock's biggest stars: peerless musicianship. They stayed with us for the rest of the concert. While we can appreciate the bombast and big show of ... More >>

  • Music

    June 11, 2009

    Girl Star, Grown Up

    Still proud of her family band, Susan Cowsill does her own thing now.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    Local Motion: Top Sellers at Cactus Music, Sound Exchange, Soundwaves, Sig's Lagoon and Vinal Edge

    Cactus Music 2110 Portsmouth, 713-526-9272 www.myspace.com/cactusmv1. Ryan Bingham, Roadhouse Sun 2. Dave Matthews Band, Big Whiskey & the Groo-Grux King 3. Steve Earle, Townes 4. Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest 5. Elvis Costello, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane 6. Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, Live at Madiso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Houston Dog Shows Up All Them New York Bitches (And Dudes)

    The winner of the big prize at Madison Square Garden's prestigious Westminster Dog Show is a spniel from Houston who should be retired and who goes by the true Texas name of Stump.His formal name is Clussexx Three D Grinchy Glee, but then again no one calls Racehorse Haynes by his given name either. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Aftermath: The Killers at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Next year this decade will be over, and very few new bands have distinguished themselves either at the turnstiles or the cash register. Even one of the main ones that has, the Killers, chose to hit the theater circuit this winter after releasing its third album, Day & Age, instead of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Beyonce: Still Trippin’

    Today’s New York Post passes along a juicy nugget of hearsay that a certain super-famous ex-Houstonian prone to tripping onstage will unveil “Diamonds,” her new Emporio Armani fragrance, at Saturday’s Madison Square Garden show. Beyonce herself will presumably be busy trying not to fall down ... More >>

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    June 28, 2007
  • Music

    October 13, 2005

    If It's Not Scottish, It's Crap!

    Wack puts this whole Franz Ferdinand thing into context

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    F-Bomb Scare

    Travis starts cussing, but otherwise remains the same

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003
  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

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    February 13, 1997
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • Dining

    December 22, 1994

    The Menu from Hell

    A retrospective of the dishes that made us shudder, not salivate

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