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Maxwell (Musician)

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    August 14, 2014

    New Houston Rap/R&B: Peek Inside Jack Freeman's Spotless Mind

    Last week's Houston Press Music Awards marked an intriguing moment in local rap music. That night, Doughbeezy won Song of the Year, besting plenty of acts who have tugged at Houston's ear at the Continental Club, Warehouse Live, Fitzgerald's, or any other venue where beer is served at a premium and ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Patty Griffin, Something Wicked, Maxwell, etc.

    Patty Griffin Warehouse Live, October 25 Patty Griffin's voice has a tendency to bring on a churchlike hush over any room the she's singing in -- Texas Monthly recently dubbed it the "Patty Griffin effect" -- which could make for an interesting evening Friday, when the Austinite goes up against a b ... More >>

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    October 9, 2013

    Upcoming: A$AP Ferg, Disclosure, Lupe Fiasco, Maxwell, Pixies, The Wanted, etc.

    A$AP Ferg: Sat., November 23, 9 p.m., $20. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. August Alsina: Thu., November 14, 8 p.m., $30. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Carnage: With 3LAU., Sat., December 14, 9 p.m., $15 to $25. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston, ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 6, 2012

    MTV Unplugged's 10 Strangest Moments

    Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012
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    February 14, 2012

    Local R&B Singer Talks Opening Whitney Houston's Final Tour

    It's not every day that someone calls our office claiming to being the opening act for Whitney Houston's final tour. But it did Monday morning, when Azaryah Davidson, a Houston R&B singer who goes by Azaryah, rang up and said just that. He's legit; we checked. Azaryah, 36, is a smooth crooner simi ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Smooth: 10 Definitive Neo-Soul Tracks

    Nearly 12 years after the release of Voodoo, Michael Eugene Archer, better known for his stage name, D'Angelo, has emerged out of his self-imposed exile. After doing battle with drugs and alcohol for a decade, last week the singer kicked off a European tour entitled The D-Tour, for his first live pe ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Fairview Tuesdays: Neo-Soul and Cheap Booze

    The bar on a quieter night. ​There was a fog advisory in effect Tuesday, but no amount of weather could hide the fact that I'm not black or a lesbian. The black thing is pretty clear, and although I have been mistaken for a woman in the line of duty, it was by a man who was hanging out on Fann ... More >>

  • Music

    September 8, 2011

    Freeway View

    The scenery ain't much, but Azul Lounge is a bubbling little Southside R&B cauldron.

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    June 9, 2011

    My, My, My

    R&B and regulars have made Maxwell's a Southside staple for 20 years.

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    March 16, 2011

    Music's Five Most Notorious Killers, Besides The Band

    ​On St. Patrick's Day 1985, serial killer Richard Ramirez (right) murdered two women in Los Angeles, beginning a killing spree that would eventually tally over 14 people and leave him with the nickname "The Night Stalker." From a young age, Ramirez was fascinated and inspired by the occult and ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011
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    December 10, 2010

    Wu-Tang Clan's Best Pop-Culture References

    ​Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>

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    September 9, 2010

    HCC Professor Uses Hip-Hop To Jazz Up His Classes

    RizohWilliam Moore in his element at HCC​William Moore can recite The Roots' "How I Got Over" from top to bottom, down to Black Thought's rhythm and cadence. The only thing he's missing is Thought's mean mug and dark shades; he prefers an amiable smile and rimmed glasses. ​Moore, a Hous ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Beatles Mockumentary Revisits "Paul Is Dead" Myth

    Paul McCartney Really is Dead: The Last Testament of George Harrison Highway 61 Entertainment 95 mins., $14.95. ​ROCKS OFF WORLD EXCLUSIVE: At last, the truth can be told about one of rock and roll's greatest mysteries! As he lay dying of lung cancer in 2001, a weak George Harrison dictated ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2010

    Seeking Joy

    Jill Scott returns to the studio after various screen projects and a son.

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    April 20, 2010

    Austin City Limits Festival Tickets On Sale Tomorrow At 10 A.M.

    We're not saying Soundgarden is playing ACL, but you never know...​That's right. Now why would Rocks Off make something like that up? Hope you have $180 lying around and don't have any meetings or classes or anything like that tomorrow morning, because they're going to go quick. Better go ahead an ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Music Cities

    Texas has its own brand of March Madness

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    March 11, 2010

    Idol Beat: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    American Idol: Big Mike the Guy To Beat?

    Last night's American Idol, in which the top eight guys performed, felt a lot like the girls' episode from Tuesday in the way it clearly defined who should stay and who should go, with one singer standing above the rest as the one to beat. Just as Crystal Bowersox is the best and most interesting ... More >>

  • Music

    February 25, 2010

    Communication Breakdown

    Local music writers and online commenters discuss how musicians might draw media attention.

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    December 24, 2009

    Somewhere Trouble Don't Go

    The best Texas albums of 2009...or what we could squeeze in.

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    November 19, 2009

    The Way He Sees It

    To Raphael Saadiq, music is music and Yeasayer is all right with him.

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    October 14, 2009

    Aftermath: Maxwell Loves All the Single Ladies, Who Definitely Love Him Back, at Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​ Maxwell sure knows his audience. And not just all the single ladies - many of whom were up and dancing to Beyonce's ubiquitous hit the prince of neo-soul used as his intro music Tuesday at Toyota Center - but the men who love them, or at least want to get with them. "Fellas, ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    A Quick and Easy Guide to Distinguishing Maxwell from Samwell from Rockwell

    [Ed. Note: Maxwell's pianist and bandleader, Missouri City native Robert Glasper, plays the official afterparty with his trio at Meridian, 1503 Chartres.] Maxwell is headlining Tuesday's R&B feature at the Toyota Center with support from Common and newcomer Chrisette Michele. But Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    Double Vision

    Equally gifted in jazz and R&B, area native Robert Glasper moonlights in Maxwell's touring band.

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    October 1, 2009
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    September 17, 2009

    Life on Mars

    Grammy-winning prog-punks The Mars Volta mellow out on Octahedron.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Aftermath: Houston's "Fab 40" Does Abbey Road at Discovery Green

    Photos by Groovehouse​Something about these Fab 40 concerts at Discovery Green makes Aftermath swell with pride at the mere fact of being a Houstonian. Seeing several dozen musicians of every age and race on stage together recreating a landmark album note for note, all in the shadow of the skyline ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009

    No Exit

    Blondie casts a wide net indeed on the band's Last.fm station.

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    August 11, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Archie Bell, Cannibal Corpse, Maxwell, Scott H. Biram, Titus Andronicus, etc.

    ​The 69 Eyes, Dommin, The Becoming: Sun., Oct. 11. Meridian. All Time Low, Hey Monday, We The Kings, Friday Night Boys: Wed., Oct. 28. House of Blues. "Oldies Fest" With The Allen Oldies Band, Roy Head, Archie Bell, Barbara Lynn: Sat., Sept. 5. Continental Club. Billy Squier: Sun., Oct. 4. Wareho ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009
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    August 6, 2009

    How High

    Stoner faves Method Man and Redman wage a battle of the blunts.

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    June 26, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke: "Thriller" at Midnight at Numbers, Free Tickets and More

    What's the best thing about going to see live music? Frickin' air conditioning, because even the dingiest dive will be pumping out some sort cooled air to calm down all you crybabies who forgot sometime after Ms. Pelz's tenth-grade IPC class that we live in a humid-as-shit subtropical climate ne ... More >>

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    June 25, 2009
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    July 26, 2007
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    November 21, 2006

    The High Priest Speaketh

    Courtesy of Allen Oldies Band These guys really get up there for an Oldies band.... Allen Hill celebrates a decade of Oldies worship Ten years ago, Allen Hill's Allen Oldies Band played their very first show — at the finish line of the Houston Press Fun Run inside the Astrodome. Since the ... More >>

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    November 13, 2003

    Joss Stone

    The Soul Sessions (S-Curve)

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    July 3, 2003
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    July 3, 2003

    Vikter Duplaix

    International Affairs v. 2.0 (Hollywood)

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    May 27, 1999

    Who R. You?

    The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing

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    July 30, 1998
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    January 1, 1998
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    July 31, 1997
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    July 3, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    November 28, 1996
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    October 3, 1996
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