38 Special: Thu., October 23, 8 p.m., $39.50 to $49.50. Arena Theatre, 7326 Southwest Fwy., Houston, 713-988-1020. Ab-Soul: Tue., November 4, 9 p.m., $23. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Advance Cassette: With the Freebie, Banshee Bones, Lures. Fri., November 21, 8 p.m., $3 ... More >>
DJ Sun The Flat, July 21 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Houston's most in-demand DJs into a seamless work that never lulls, never lags and maintains an unshakably mellow groove throughout. Its intricately ... More >>
Robert Glasper Experiment Arena Theatre, November 9 If the praise surrounding Robert Glasper were any more glowing, he would be visible from space. The 35-year-old Missouri City native and proud HSPVA grad is already a 2013 Grammy winner, Best R&B Album for last year's Black Radio, with the promise ... More >>
Anthony Green: With Dave Davison, Brick Mortar., Wed., November 27, 7 p.m., $15 to $21. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Backspace On the Run: Benefitting Evelyn's Park Conservancy., Sat., December 7, 7 p.m., $25. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Brian McK ... More >>
SPOILER ALERTThe best thing about the annual Grammy nominations and awards shows is the clamor of anger that rises up when the mere mention of the event even comes up. Immediately people begin calling it a travesty, trotting out all the people who have been snubbed -- Jethro Tull beats Metall ... More >>
Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresR. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius Toyota Center June 5, 2011 Ed. Note: Rocks Off was not given review tickets for this show, just a photo pass, so we asked Marco to review what he could of the openers and Kelly's first three songs. R. Kelly, the Pied Piper of R& ... More >>
Fierce R&B creature Marsha Ambrosius loses herself on debut Late Nights & Early Mornings...but only a little.
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