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Milli Vanilli

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The Five Biggest Reasons '80s Music Gets a Bad Rap

    The 1980s get picked on a lot, and to a degree that's understandable. Every decade starts looking goofy and dated in hindsight, and the fashions and pop culture milestones of each are often made fun of by later generations. The '80s had plenty of excesses and fads we can all laugh at now, but unli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Different Tongues: 10 Foreign Language Songs That Rule the World

    A couple of caveats to this list: first, it actually includes more than ten songs. Since one is sung primarily in English and another isn't technically a "foreign" language, they're considered halfsies, making up one whole. Also, no songs sung in Spanish are on this list. I'm not saying Spanish is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Gothic Council on Being "Office Goth"

    Some goths, like yours truly, are blessed with employment that doesn't regulate clothing. For instance, I'm not wearing pants as I type this. Others go into real work that involves clipboards and stuff, and places with clipboards are notoriously hard on those of us who like a little dark flamboyance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Musical "Holograms" We Don't Want To See Anytime Soon (OK, Yes We Do)

    A lot has been made about the Tupac "hologram" at Coachella. First off, it's not really a hologram as much as it is CGI "magic" and it's nothing new, seeing that they have been doing it Japan for a few years now. But they do lots of things in Japan. It's even to get swept up in the madness because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Syrupy Surprises: Random Selections From DJ Screw's Personal Vinyl Collection

    If you haven't taken the time to check out the "DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip-Hop" exhibit on display now at UH's MD Anderson Library, do yourself a favor and go. Put on in conjunction with the H.E.R.E. (Houston Enriches Rice Education) Project, UH's African-American Studies department and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top 10 Most Outrageous Onstage Incidents, Antics & Meltdowns

    Everyone has their meltdown moments, no doubt about it. We make mistakes and, most of the time, we try to correct them. We have them because we are all human. Unfortunately, though, when you are in the spotlight, your hurts, tantrums, mistakes and meltdowns are all magnified for all the world to se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    The 10 Most Real Artists of All Time; The Anti-Milli Vanillis

    Milli Vanilli​On this day in 1990, the manager for recent Grammy winners for Best New Group Milli Vanilli held a press conference to tell everyone his act was a fraud. They did not do any of the singing on their best-selling record and they lip synced their shows. It was a startling revelation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Your Shameful Musical Secrets Collected: #gotcha!

    ​For the past few days on Twitter, Rocks Off has been imploring our followers, our precious 3,250 friends (and counting), to tell us their shameful musical secrets by using the hashtag #shamefulafternoonsecrets or #shamefulmorningsecrets, the latter which could sound like a sordid booty call h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Michael Berry's Dead Osama Pep Rally

    Photos by John Nova LomaxWheels fit for a celebration.​Early yesterday, Michael Berry, the former Boy Wonder of Houston politics turned radio rabble-rouser, sent out a press release plugging a "Houston Celebration: Osama Bin Laden Dead." The event would be later that day at Hefley's, a Texalic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    The 10 Best Rock Samples In Hip-Hop

    ​Rocks Off just finished reading Ian Christe's 2007 Van Halen biography, Everybody Wants Some, which chronicles the band's history from the Van Halen boys' entry into the U.S., the upbringing of David Lee Roth, and devastating, fatal 1985 crash into Mount Sammy Hagar. Sad stuff if you're a Rot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Pop Princess Edition

    MB Pictures/ Rex Features​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Insane Clown Posse Hates Science, No Dylan In China, Rihanna & Ke$ha's Auto-Tour

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    Album Covers You'll Never, Ever See on Any UK Stamps

    ​ The UK's Royal Mail recently unveiled a series of stamps based on classic British album covers, including the Rolling Stones' Let It Bleed and The Clash's London Calling. Rumor has it Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here was rejected due to the burning man on the cover, with the Royal Mail electing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Pop Rocks: I'm Shocked, Shocked To Discover Britney Spears Was Lip-Synching

    ​To think, I almost found myself agreeing with John Mayer.His response to the simmering Britney Spears lip-synching scandal -- mocking those who expressed outrage at the fact Spears was faking it during her concert in Perth, Australia last weekend -- would appear to be dead-on. One could even take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Twitter, Get Your Gun: Facebook Lite's in Your House

    ​Oh, Facebook.  Facebook, Facebook, Facebook.  Sit down.  We needsta chat for a spell. Looky here, Facebook.  So, yes, it's no secret that you're getting a bit pudgy, what with all the apps and the games and the quizzes and the incredibly confusing filters lining both side ... More >>

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
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    May 13, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: An Open Letter to Ed Shane, Publisher of Best In Texas

    Some time back I was honored to be roasted, along with the “sanctimonious Houston Press,” in Best In Texas music magazine for a review I had written about local songwriter Dan Crump’s album Truth Is. In a rambling full-page editorial slyly couched in terms of his deceased mother’s instruct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    Get Lit: Rock & Roll Heaven, by Robert Dimery and Bruno MacDonald

    A compendium of dead rock stars and the tales of their demises is hardly an original idea. Nor are there many original, overarching ideas in this book. The vast bulk of the book’s 250 pages is taken up with a chronology of rock demises, from Robert Johnson’s murk-shrouded Mississippi Delta murde ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    I'd Much Rather Be with the Girls

    Critics might damn Fantasia's music with faint praise, but we say she's keeping up a sacred pop tradition

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Lyin' Scion

    How deep is this Toyota subsidiary's love of hip-hop?

  • Music

    April 28, 2005

    Teenage Anarchy

    How The Nightfly learned to stop worrying and love Ashlee Simpson

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    Feelings, Nothing But Feelings

    The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Blizzard of Oz

    Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust

  • Music

    October 21, 2004

    An ABBA to Zebra of Guilty Pleasures

    Music figures tell all abou their most shameful faves

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Sky Pilots

    Tell Superna's members their heads are in the clouds and they'll agree

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Reelin' In the Years

    A look back at Houston Press Music Awards of yore

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
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    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    March 25, 1999
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    February 17, 1994
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