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Michael Franti

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kyra Noons, Houston's Reggae Sunsplash

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? For all its strengths as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Seven Spring Music Festivals In Texas That Beat Staying Home

    SXSW is officially over, thank the sweet baby Jesus. Now music fans have already begun to fan out to the four winds, seeking sunshine, swimsuits, alcohol, easy hookups and all the tunes they can handle until it gets ridiculously hot. Texans: you have about three hours. It's already begun over in Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Talking to James Moody, Co-Captain of HMS Fun Fun Fun Fest

    In Texas, only a few major music festivals cater to the punk and indie subcultures. Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest, Chaos In Tejas, 35 Denton, maybe the free and freaky day parties of SXSW, and Fun Fun Fun Fest, put on by Transmission Entertainment in Austin. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest Releas ... 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 10, 2011

    Upcoming: B.B. King, Santana, Mana, Queensryche, Etc.

    ​American Fangs, Born Again Virgins: Sun., June 26. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Ali Shaheed Muhammad: Sat., June 18. FWD Houston. B.B. King: Fri., Oct. 7. House of Blues. Buxton: Wed., June 8. Under The Volcano. Santana, Michael Franti: Sat., Sept. 10. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Civi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Off-the-Menu at El Real: The El Real Burger

    ​Let me start by saying that I haven't eaten a Frito tortilla chip in about 15 years, so when I went out to eat and review the off-the-menu El Real Burger, I was a little skeptical. How delicious could it be, if it featured something I stopped eating in college? The answer is: pretty effing de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    iFest's Second Weekend Brings It All Back Home

    Jason WolterTexas Connection: Joe Ely, Lucinda Williams and Townes Van Zandt (not pictured)​See lots more iFest pictures from Saturday and Sunday (and some food) in our slideshows. Yes, it was hot at iFest this weekend. Houston hot. Sunday afternoon, partway through Lucinda Williams' surprisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Saturday Night: Michael Franti & Spearhead At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Michael Franti & Spearhead House of Blues October 2, 2010 Check out photos from the show. Hands are in the air immediately with the stupidly fun show opener "Love Don't Wait," as Michael Franti and his Spearhead instrumentalists file out onstage. Franti is a big dude, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 30, 2010

    Hidden Treasure

    Somehow, Chez Lounge has remained anonymous for more than three decades.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Better Than Ezra, Cursive, Flogging Molly, Jay-Z, John Mayer, Yo La Tengo, etc.

    ​40 oz. To Freedom (Sublime Tribute): Fri., Jan. 22. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "4th Annual Rudz Thanksgiving Eve" With Born Liars: Wed., Nov. 25. Rudyard's. Bowling For Soup, Smile Smile: Sat., Dec. 5. Scout Bar Clear Lake. "104.1 KRBE Not So Silent Night" With All-American Rejects, Justin Bieber, Co ... More >>

  • Music

    October 8, 2009

    Million-Dollar Mud

    The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival became a quagmire everywhere but onstage.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    ACL Aftermath, Part 1: Spearhead's "Electric Mudslide" and the Whole "Dillo Dirt" Situation

    Mark C. Austin​ Night fell on the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park this past Sunday under a full moon and over a sea of mud. (It wasn't strictly mud, but more on that in a bit.) Many in the crowd, especially those in the proximity of the Dell stage, responded the only logical way p ... More >>

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    52 Pick-Up

    Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Ozeal and the Eulypians

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. You know how occasion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    The Blog of Lists: 25 Vegan Musicians

    Bryan Adams Fiona Apple Cedric Bixler Geezer Butler Common Michael Franti Robin Gibb Ben Gibbard (lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie) John S. Hall (frontman for King Missile) Davey Havok (singer for AFI) Chrissie Hynde

  • Music

    March 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    April 8, 2004
  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Die Like an Eagle

    Michael Franti and friends fight the hawks with hits

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Talking Revolution

    Michael Franti and Spearhead are into change, if not the Internet

  • Film

    March 6, 1997
  • Music

    July 25, 1996
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