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Mercury Records Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Queen's Best Deep Cuts, Album by Album

    Just about this time last year, I wound up reading the article "10 Classic Albums We Happen To Hate" right here on Rocks Off. Being a classic-rock enthusiast and having seen various lists like this before, I looked forward to what my now-colleagues would have to say about some legendary albums. I wa ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    The Best Surprises of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    ANOTHER RUN Sunday, Jupiter stage I could hear Another Run from outside the festival, and I followed their sound all the way from the gates to the stage, where I stood impressed for the remainder of their show. You guys who know about them know how good they are, but somehow they've flown completel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Best Music of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    ABOVE & BEYOND Sunday, Saturn Stage No group in electronic music knows how to play to a listener's emotional core than Above & Beyond. It was almost jarring how beautiful their set sounded after two days of heat and rain and evacuations and mud and lack of sleep and the other crazy things one deals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Worst Music of Free Press Summer Fest 2014

    CHILDISH GAMBINO Saturday, Mars stage Maybe it was the heat; maybe I'm just getting old. Or maybe Childish Gambino just isn't really all that good. The man clearly has a passion for performing, and more style than he knows what to do with. What he doesn't seem to have are great songs. All of the ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2014

    The Six Best Stages at Free Press Summer Fest

    Even for a music festival that is already not quite like any other, one of the most unique aspects of Free Press Summer Fest is its ever-shifting footprint. From one year to the next, very little about the two-day bash -- including the admission gates, vendor booths, music stages and the row of port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Five More Musical Texas Politicians

    In this week's Houston Press cover story, you can read about Kinky Friedman's completely serious campaign to become Texas' next Agriculture Commissioner in the November 2014, a position he hopes will allow him to be the state's leading advocate for marijuana legalization. This is not the first time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Saturday's Best Acts, 6/1/2013

    Alabama Shakes I went into this expecting to enjoy the set by Alabama Shakes, but I didn't realize how it was going to set the tone for the rest of my day. I arrived under the overbearing sun, and struggled to catch glimpses of Japandroids. Festival frustrations threatened to make a bad scene. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Acts We'd Rather Skip This Time

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off has been bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Your Next Favorite Bands

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at theĀ "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Our Staff Picks From Close to Home

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    This Week In Food Blogs: Why Some BBQ Lists Are Suspect and Gordon Ramsey

    29-95: Can a national media outlet really name the "top" restaurants across the country without putting in the legwork that people such as barbecue blogger Daniel Vaughn do, driving over 10,000 miles to visit 'cue joints for his book Prophets of Smoked Meat? That's the question Syd Kearney asks in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    How the Mafia Helped Your Mama Do the Twist

    Peppermint Twist: The Mob, the Music, and the Most Famous Dance Club of the '60s By Joel Selvin & John Johnson, Jr. with Dick Cami Thomas Dunne Books, 304 pp., $24.99 As far as dance crazes go, the Twist might go down (swiveling, of course) as the best known of all time. In 1961 and 1962, the sligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Big Bites and Triniti Meets Treble Clef

    If you went to the recent LaB 5555 event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (which featured our own mixology competition), you know how awesome the new paleontology hall is. What does that have to do with food? Big Bite Night is just around the corner, that's what. And if you've never gone in ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010

    Beethoven Enters Year 241 Of Total Awesomeness

    ​Today is Ludwig Van Beethoven's 240th birthday. It's hard to adequately sum up the man's contribution to music because frankly no modern figure comes anywhere close. In honor of the undisputed master of all that is classical music, Rocks Off thought we'd put together some interesting tidbits ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    SugarHill (Actually Gold Star) In the '50s, The Decade It Became A House Of Hits

    [Ed Note: All this week, to celebrate the release of Dr. Roger Wood and Andy Bradley's new book House of Hits: The Story of Houston's Gold Star/SugarHill Recording Studios and preview this weekend's related festivities at Sig's Lagoon and the Continental Club, Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean ar ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    Romeo & Juliet

    The Dominic Walsh Dance Theater brings together dance, opera and Baroque music to tell the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers

  • Music

    October 15, 2009
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    June 4, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

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    May 15, 2008

    Dido and Aeneas

    Mercury Baroque and the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater come together for an imaginative collaboration

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    April 21, 2008
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    December 13, 2007

    Mercury Baroque’s Messiah

    Step back in time — musically, that is

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    March 11, 2004

    Teenage Wasteland

    Two artists ask how boys become men in a videocracy

  • Music

    September 18, 2003

    Drastic Unilateral Action

    Universal hopes to JumpSTART flagging CD sales with aggressive price cuts. Who benefits the most?

  • Culture

    May 29, 2003

    Dem Blues

    The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture

  • Music

    October 10, 2002

    Songbird Silenced

    Pioneering singer/songwriter and native Houstonian Mickey Newbury passes away

  • Music

    May 16, 2002

    Moving On Up

    A new social club helps affluent young African-Americans to a rich piece of the nightlife pie

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Downtown's Waterloo

    NoDo nightclub owners ask what hath God wrought

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Letters

    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

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    May 17, 2001

    The Art of Getting Broken

    Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.

  • Music

    November 23, 2000

    War Zone

    Trendy NoDo club owners bunker down for the invasion of the Richmond-Westheimer crowd

  • 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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    November 2, 2000

    Wayne Toups

    Possumneck, Mississippi's answer to Springsteen

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    August 17, 2000

    Romper Room

    Lucky enough to be one of Playboy's best

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    February 17, 2000

    Playbill

    Brian McKnight, Neural Nectar

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    February 11, 1999

    That's the Breaks

    Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal

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    January 21, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
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    August 20, 1998
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    October 9, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
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    September 5, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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