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  • Music

    May 15, 2014

    The Boss Works His Magic for Houston Once Again

    Bruce Springsteen and a slightly different E Street Band played The Woodlands May 6.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs We Miss From the '90s

    You know, the '90s gets a little screwed when it comes to nostalgia, which is perhaps a bit unfair. Sure, the '80s gave us Scrunchies and ALF, and we got to show off our Lisa Lisa cassette with pride. But in the '90s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was born, which gave us Carlton and his sweet-ass dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The Most Gangsta Funeral There Will Ever Be

    Note: Houston's Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Last week, I went to the funeral of a person whom I cared about. While I am of course happy that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    FPH NYE With Girl Talk, George Clinton, etc. at Sam Houston Park, 12/31/2013

    Free Press Houston New Years Eve Sam Houston Park December 31, 2013 When gates opened at 4 p.m. Tuesday, it felt a bit early to start partying on New Years Eve. That's still hours later than any festival normally begins, true, but Tuesday the Free Press Summer Fest team turned New Year's Eve into t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Jay-Z at Toyota Center, 12/19/13

    Jay-Z is the king. A few other rappers have enjoyed their time at the top throughout the years, but Hov's been perched upon the throne for the better part of a decade and a half. A handful of others have tried to climb that hill (I'm looking at you Mr. West), but even if Jigga quit the game today h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Main Event, Kratez Crew JumpOff Man

    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. One of H-Town's most versatile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Last Night: Baauer & Danny Brown at Fitzgerald's

    Baauer, Danny Brown Fitzgerald's April 09, 2013 At first glimpse, packing a horde of subjects into the throne room of the EDM version of Game of Thrones' King Joffrey shouldn't be hard. After all, Scoremore had pulled the feat off when hosting its grand-mansion SXSW afterparty spot, The Illmore. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Exploring Songza: Four Offbeat Playlists From the Curated Music Service

    We introduced you to Songza -- the service that acts as a "music concierge" -- a few weeks back. Using curated playlists sorted not only by genre and theme, but also by activity, Songza helps you pick the best songs for the occasion. More importantly to me, the playlists are expertly curated, mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Remembering Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty

    Sitting at my desk for the past day or so, I've struggled to come up with words about numerous subjects. Since Sunday, I've had to assume control of my dad's company with him being in the hospital threatening critical condition. I've never been more scared or felt more vulnerable at that point - f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Material Girl: Madonna's Top 10 TV Commercials

    They don't call Madonna the Material Girl for nothing. She's definitely a self-promoter when it comes to her music. Better yet, when she does this, it's never the same advertised persona. Take, for example, when she first came onto MTV and performed "Like A Virgin" at the 1985 VMAs versus her perce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Here's The Pitch: Top 10 Commercials Starring Musicians

    Madonna's infamous "Like a Prayer" Pepsi ad, 1989​Every now and then, name-brand companies need a little extra pizzazz when it comes to advertising, and often they turn to the music world to do this. Either way, it's a win-win situation for both the artist and the company because the artist us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Express Yourself: The 10 Best Deep Tracks of Madonna's Career

    Daniel KramerPhoto by Daniel Kramer.​Madonna is one of those artists that does it all: she sings, dances, acts, and occasionally writes. The main thing that keeps her fans begging for more is that she always seeks to reinvent herself - whether it be her 'Borderline'-era '80s street-style or th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    He's Alive! Top 9 Musician Death Hoaxes of 2011

    It seems like 2011 was the year of the celebrity death hoax which involved many musicians. We use that term loosely for the sake of this blog. Death is never a joking matter but you can't help but chuckle at the thousands of folk who got punked over fake death reports. Let's run through the most m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Top 10 Hip-Hop Album Intro Tracks

    ​Before iTunes and Amazon gave us the luxury of picking and choosing which tracks we want off an album, we had to buy the entire CD or cassette tape to listen to everything we paid for. The intro tracks are usually what help us decide if the album is something we were going to love start to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Top 10 Most Underrated Music Video Artists

    The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    A Simple Question This Week: Where The Ladies At?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Nosaprise, Yung Redd, Kyle Hubbard Not Invited: Girls, apparently. Actually, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Has 50 Cent Jumped The Shark?

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​9:24 p.m.: While waiting at the box office to get our tickets a kid walks up and asks, "Excuse me, how much are tickets?" He looks absolutely crushed when he hears that they're about $50. It's super sad to see. I mean, he just wanted to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Girl Talk Toilet Paper Mash-Ups Balloons = Party!

    Marc Brubaker​ Aftermath didn't think it was possible to up the ante any more at this year's Summerfest until Girl Talk took the stage Saturday night. In our estimation, it was the biggest and baddest Summerfest party to date. We might even venture to say that achieved the biggest and baddest summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    8 Songs Guaranteed To Get Those Damn Relatives To Leave Already

    ​But if I really say it, the radio won't play it, Unless I lay it between the lines! - Peter, Paul and Mary, "I Dig Rock and Roll Music" We know, we know. It's late Christmas evening, you've had a few too many glasses of nog. That turkey is starting to take its toll, and yet you've still got a hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2008

    Tonight: Starbucks Mixed Media Series at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

    James "Guess What's In My" Pants Tonight is your last chance to dance in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this year without looking like a weirdo. The Starbucks Mixed Media series closes its 2008 summer season with turntablism from James Pants and Small Town DJs. Washington's James Pants is a lit ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
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    November 29, 2007

    Keyshia Cole

    Just Like You

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    Performance Art

    It's time again to see if your dance skills are as priceless as fine art. The Starbucks Mixed Media Series is once again turning the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston into a hot spot for cheap drinks and scantily clad ladies. Oh yes, we're sure you really are excited about seeing the latest exhibit "Heli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Visit the Scenic Woods

    Save the Woods this evening, yo. In less than five minutes, Houston songstress Scenic Woods will take the stage at BET's 106th & Park "Wild-Out Wednesday" competition in NYC. Think of it as a talent contest, with a girl from H-town representin'. (Seriously representin' — Scenic's name is ta ... More >>

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    January 12, 2006
  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Wack's Very Special Holiday Music Guide

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Let There Be Rock

    Ten albums that make it easy to avoid fretting about your old-fashioned, Rockist ways

  • 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 15, 2005

    ODB

    A Son Unique

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Lyin' Scion

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

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Missy Elliott

    The Cookbook

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Trend-Spotting

    In a scandal-ridden election year, the year's top ten music stories were all about winning the popular vote

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Film

    January 8, 2004

    Chasing Mandy

    A pop-star-turned-actress tries to move into her "mature phase"

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    Not the Sweetest Thing

    What a bad feeling -- and taste -- Honey leaves behind

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Richard X

    Richard X Presents His X-Factor Vol. 1 (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    August 28, 2003

    Mariah Carey

    Thursday, August 28

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Beyoncé

    Dangerously in Love (Columbia)

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Shakin' That Smart Ass

    DJ /rupture's bombastic genre pastiche is incredibly cerebral, not to mention surprisingly fun to dance to

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    Fannypack

    Saturday, July 12

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Missy Elliott

    Under Construction (Elektra)

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Not on Your Nelly!

    Nelly Furtado refused to forget her roots or dress like a tramp. She won a Grammy anyway.

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    September 17, 1998
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    January 22, 1998
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