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Michael Buble

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    August 27, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Gerry Sarmiento of Mezzanotte and Piqueo

    I admit that I have a soft spot when it comes to Mezzanotte and Piqueo. They are some of the few fine dining establishments in my neck of the woods, Northwest Houston near Cypress. When I'm too tired to drive into town or just want to be treated nicely close to home, I go to one of those two places. ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Saturday Night Live's 12 Best Holiday Musical Guests

    Watching the Saturday Night Live Christmas special last week, I was reminded how the show has revered -- and skewered -- the holiday season over the years. From Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" to Alec Baldwin's "Schweddy Balls," the show's churned out enough holiday-themed material to keep us laughin ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The Reissue Van Morrison Doesn't Want You to Buy

    What happens when a hotly anticipated new release comes out by an artist... and the artist encourages you not to buy it? On the rare occurrence this happens, it's usually because the artist feels the material is either inferior, not in final form, bootlegged, or somehow fallen into the orbit of an ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    Michael Buble' at Toyota Center, 10/20/2013

    Michael Buble', Naturally 7 Toyota Center October 20, 2013 As far as I can tell, there really is no good reason to skip a Michael Buble' concert if you have the opportunity to see one. Sunday night's show at Toyota Center was packed-full of energy, performance and more importantly, top-quality musi ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: J. Cole, Avenged Sevenfold, John Fogerty, etc.

    J. Cole Reliant Arena, October 18 Perhaps it's the diversity of J. Cole's parental influences -- his mom raised him on folk and classic rock, while his dad added Tupac and Outkast -- that makes his style so diverse and insightful. Or perhaps it's the higher learning that Cole acquired while on full ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away: My Life as a Rock Journalist With the Houston Press

    I had a hernia operation in the early summer of 2006, and had nothing to do all day but hobble around with cool cane a borrowed from Grandpa Hlavaty and play on the Internets for two months or so. I had developed the injury while working at Domino's, but it was cool because their insurance helped ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    Clockwork Angels

    Veteran rockers Rush brought their steampunk-themed concept album to Toyota Center December 2.

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    December 6, 2012

    Rest of the Best

    Houston's top 5 local music venues.

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    December 6, 2012

    10 Surprising Things About This Year's Grammy Nominations

    This year music has been dominated by viral pop like "Call Me Maybe" and "Gangnam Style," songs that initially became "hits" from outside the music business' traditional delivery system, usually YouTube. Thursday, the Grammys recognized that by nominating "Maybe," by 17-year-old Justin Bieber proteg ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    The Best & Weirdest PR Email Subject Lines of 2012

    Rocks Off gets at least 6,000 emails a week. Aight, it's more like 30 a day, I guess, more if it's SXSW season or the holidays, or if my co-workers get into a rousing conversation about chicks in our one of nightlife slideshows. Out of all those emails, we may gleefully respond to a dozen, and d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    So This Is 5 Years of Listening to Sunny 99.1's Christmas?

    2008: An Hour in Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell Every year, Sunny starts playing non-stop, 24/7 Christmas tunes by the end of November. You can pretty much bet that by the time you hop in the car after Thanksgiving dinner that Perry Como will be riding shotgun with you up to the gas station for smokes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Crisia Of The Capitol At St. Germain Will Make You Anything You'd Like...Even If It's Captain Morgan And Root Beer In A Wine Glass

    St. Germain might be the patron saint of the abandoned, but you'll feel very well attended to and cared for during dinner and a show at The Capitol at St. Germain. The Capitol may be a newish kid on the block, opening last November, but it's got an old soul, harking back to the days of the supper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Are SNL's Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??

    Even as sketch comedy tastes have changed, and a segment of the population has sadly written it off as an unfunny relic, NBC's Saturday Night Live is still pulling in cutting-edge, marquee musical guests each week, in the process creating national stars or pariahs. Or sometimes both. Case in point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Where Did Matisyahu's Beard Go? We Found It!

    ​Rapper Matthew Paul Miller, stage name Matisyahu, made waves this week by tweeting a picture of his face, shorn of the trademark Chassidic beard, along with a message promising "an amazing year filled with music of rebirth." The message on his personal site also mentioned "rules" in his chose ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Rocks Off's Annual Descent Into Sunny 99.1's Christmas Music K-Hole

    Since 2008, I have spent an hour listening to Sunny 99.1 FM's Christmas music for the Rocks Off blog. Right after Thanksgiving, it's the first thing on my checklist, right next to finding new, weird holiday music for you and trying not to gain 20 pounds in merriment by January. Most of the time on ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Happy Biebermas: 2011's Bumper Crop Of Holiday Albums

    Wishing You An Adorkable Christmas...​The Christmas season started back in the late summer for Rocks Off when we began getting PR e-mails about so and so's new Christmas album, and then in October they started showing up in our stacks of snail mail. This year the biggest complaint amongst ev ... 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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    July 7, 2011

    Iggy Pop, the Bordeaux Connoisseur: The Funniest Food Requests on Riders

    ITO EN, you're all that I wanted in a tea.​The next time someone calls you a picky eater, direct them to Weezer's backstage rider for their 2010 tour. Weezer demands that both regular and Canadian bacon be available for breakfast, that there be almond butter but no peanut butter, that there m ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    February 10, 2011
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    November 11, 2010

    Queen Bee

    Upper Kirby's got a brand-new bag.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Houston Texans Turn The Corner -- 5 Winners, 5 Losers

    Neil Rackers -- He's no Kris Brown​I shouldn't enjoy carnage as much as I do, but I have to admit that a few hours after Neil Rackers' 35-yard field goal sailed through the uprights, sending the Houston Texans to an improbable 30-27 overtime win over the Washington Redskins yesterday afternoon, My ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Friday Night: Michael Buble At Toyota Center

    Photos by Groovehouse​Michael Buble Toyota Center July 16, 2010 "I think Michael Buble speaks three languages: English, Sinatra and vagina," said the girl sitting next to us, who we will call Tammy, at the Canadian singer's sold-out gig Friday at Toyota Center. Walking into the venue that nig ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Michael Buble: Why Are We Going Tonight?

    Text by Craig Hlavaty; Graphic by Monica FuentesClick here to enlarge​Canadian neo-jazz crooner Michael Buble plays Toyota Center tonight, touring behind his latest album, last October's Crazy Love. For the most part Buble is beloved among women. The dude has a massive voice, and ladies love t ... More >>

  • Music

    February 11, 2010

    Absolutely Fabuloco

    East L.A.'s Los Fabulocos have big zapatos to fill — and are up to the challenge.

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    February 2, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: The Dead Weather, Frightened Rabbit, Hockey, Jeff Beck, Moe Bandy, Michael Buble, etc.

    ​Dave Matthews Band, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears: Fri., Sept. 10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Dead Weather: Sat., May 1. House of Blues. Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour, Iwrestledabearonce, Animals As Leaders: Sun., March 21, 6:30 p.m. Meridian. Dollyrockers, Mooseknuckle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Can Rocks Off Withstand an Entire Hour of Sunny 99.1's Holiday Programming?

    ​Since Thanksgiving night, local dentist office-core radio station Sunny 99.1 FM has been pumping out non-stop Christmas tunes as they have been doing now for quite a few years. It's a Houston phenomenon and an ominous bellwether for the coming holiday. You pretty much know when you can hear Vanes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Puppet Theater of Doom

    Goodbye, sweet douchebag. Fare thee well.​It's the eighth week of Dancing With the Stars, and I think we all deserve a warm thanks for making it so far. Although really, most of you aren't watching the show and only read these blog posts with a sick fascination to see if I've actually snapped ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
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    January 5, 2009

    Cool Out on Your Commute

    2009 is only a few days old, and Houston's radio climate is already improving. Not on the FM dial, which remains a wasteland north of 91.7 (same as it ever was), but starting at 4 p.m. today, commuters can immerse themselves in the swinging sounds of Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, B.B. King ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Whither Springsteen?

    As posted on Houstoned Rocks literally moments ago, Live Nation announced today that Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will bring their Magic tour to Houston April 14, 2008. No venue is currently listed for Houston or the April 13 Dallas date, but the other dates on the tour are booked in basket ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007
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    July 19, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Odd Couples

    Strange musical pairings

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    May 31, 2007

    Rock and Roll Autobiographies

    Stars' tell-all stories

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    May 10, 2007
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    August 10, 2006

    Hope Springs Eternal

    A northern suburb tops our third installment of rating greater Houston's taste in music

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    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

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