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    April 24, 2014
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    August 28, 2013

    Eminem's New Track Goes "Old School," We Give You The Best Old School Jams To Celebrate

    The real Slim Shady is finally standing up, it seems. So Eminem, who's pretty fuckin' rad all around, just announced that he was dropping his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and followed that up with, well, dropping a new single, "Berzerk." So yay! "Berzerk," for its part, is this kind of cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2013

    Blurred Lines Turns Tables On Robin Thicke's Old Nemesis Timberlake

    When it comes to pop rivalries, the drama tends to surround the ladies. From Madonna vs. Lady Gaga to Britney Spears competing with Christina Aguilera, there seems to be a never-ending cycle of female pop stars who are fighting for the spotlight. But this year, the biggest competition is coming fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Drake, Miguel Heat Up Toyota Center November 13

    Canadian rap superstar Drake and R&B phenom Miguel will share a bill at Toyota Center on November 13, Live Nation announced earlier this morning. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday at livenation.com, houstontoyotacenter.com, 1-866-4HOUTIX or at most Houston-area Randall's stores. Drake will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    One Last SXSW 2013 Flashback: Justin Timberlake

    SXSW is rapidly fading in the rearview mirror, but this was too good to pass up. Emerald McLaughlin, daughter of Houston Press Publisher Stuart Folb, happened to be down front at Justin Timberlake's not-so-secret appearance last Sunday night at Austin's Coppertank Events Center, which was merely a h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Music

    May 24, 2012
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    May 23, 2012

    Toyota Center Announces October 30 Justin Bieber Surprise

    Justin Bieber is coming back. The 18-year-old singer, who is as much a social-media phenomenon and cultural meme as old-fashioned pop star, will bring his Believe tour to Houston October 30 at Toyota Center, the venue announced Wednesday morning. Canadian tween phenom Carly Rae Jepsen ("Call Me May ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Top 7 Promotional Music Gimmicks -- Both Used & Unused

    One of the most interesting things in the music business is how managers and record companies promote and market their artists. Sometimes they do a great job, and other times they fail. When they do fail, their like that hickey you got three weeks ago -- still there. But, like a hickey, people even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Unscripted: Top 10 Actor/Musician Collaborations

    Johnny Depp and Marilyn Manson have been hanging out a lot lately. The actor joined the antichrist onstage a couple of weeks ago at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards show in L.A., and played guitar on "Sweet Dreams" and "Beautiful People." Depp also collaborated with Manson on a cover of Carly Simon' ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    Women On Top: 10 Female Artists We're Way Into Right Now

    March is Women's History Month, and Rocks Off has been thinking a lot lately about the indelible contributions to popular music made by women over the last few decades. After all, where would Elvis Presley be if it weren't for Big Mama Thornton? Probably still dead, we guess, but you get the point. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2012
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    February 14, 2012

    Songs For A Future Generation: Top 10 B-52's Deep Cuts

    The B-52's are the quintessential alternative/New Wave/jam band. They can be both metaphorical and fun at the same time. However, what makes them different from other New Wave bands is that lead singer Fred Schneider provides a unique sprechgesang style to the genre. The band met after having a few ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011
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    October 13, 2011
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    September 13, 2011

    George Strait's Top 20 Songs Of All Time: Nos. 5-1

    ​As Rocks Off dives into the top slots of our favorite George Strait songs from his 30-year career - see Nos. 20-16, 15-11 and 10-6 - we are waiting anxiously to see if King George was able to knock Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV from atop the Billboard 200. A top seat for the brand-new Here For a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    10 Awesome, Awful & Odd "Hey Jude" Covers

    ​This week in 1968, The Beatles inaugurated their Apple Records label in a most auspicious fashion, releasing "Hey Jude" as a 45. The B-side was "Revolution." Written by Paul McCartney and employing a 36-piece orchestra, "Jude" did nothing to dispel the perception that Paul was the "soft" Beat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Beyonce's 4 & 11 Other Numerical Album Titles

    ​Beyonce is not the first artist to title her album after a number. Here are 11 more - one of which B may have to unseat from the top of the charts when her fourth solo album, 4, is released next month. Chicago, Chicago III-Twenty 1 (1971-91): Chicago had a simple formula for naming albums: ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011
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    April 23, 2011

    Controversial Producer Huey Meaux Dead At 82

    ​Huey P. Meaux, the onetime studio and record-label owner and chart-topping producer who helped define the Gulf Coast sound through hits by the Sir Douglas Quintet, Freddy Fender and Barbara Lynn, died this morning at age 82. Known as the "Crazy Cajun," Meaux died at his home in Winnie, his n ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    February 3, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
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    January 6, 2011
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    July 8, 2010

    Hello Dolly

    Online dating services are no match for Dolly Levi

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
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    October 29, 2009
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    October 22, 2009
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    May 14, 2009
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    April 30, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Texas Music Will Solve Everything! Thanks, Ed!

    Photo by aznviolaguyOkay, Ed, if you insist. We've been lax in our examinations of Ed Shane's monthly Flack Fest, Best in Texas, lately. Let's rectify that. In the January issue, publisher Shane led off with this sterling bit of advice as the national and world economies fell apart. "Be careful. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    Chart Check: Texans on Billboard

    A periodic look at how Lone Star natives are faring in the national music biz...Hot 100 (singles) 10. Kelly Clarkson, "My Life Would Suck Without You" 12. Jamie Foxx feat. T-Pain, "Blame It" 16. Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" 21. Beyonce, "Diva" 41. Beyonce, "Halo" Billboard 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Rotation: Plies' Da REAList

    Plies, Florida's 32-year-old snarl with a rapper hidden underneath, is nothing if not a work horse. Over the last 16 months he's released three(!) full-length albums: The Real Testament ("Shawty" feat T-Pain), Definition of Real ("Bust it Baby Pt. 2"), and, most recently, Da REAList. (That's three m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    The Return of Chart Check: Beyonce Runs "Rings" Around the Competition

    [Note: Chart Check is back, now spotlighting Texans on this week's various Billboard lists.] The Billboard 200 (albums) 4. Beyonce, I Am... Sasha Fierce 8. Jaime Foxx, Intuition Hot 100 (singles) 2. Beyonce, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" 19. Beyonce, "If I Were a Boy" Digital Songs 5. Beyonce, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2008

    MP3: Jackie Wilson and Laverne Baker, Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before

    The official version of “Think Twice” barely dented the pop charts in 1966, though it was something more of an R&B hit. This NSFW version, recorded just for fun at the end of a recording session, was never even released. And given that the two of them sing about cocaine, reefer, cunnilingus an ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2008
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    February 7, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    The 5 Browns

    The SPA hosts a homecoming for the Juilliard quintet

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    The Irish Tenors’ Christmas Special

    The classical/pop trio makes its debut in Houston

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2007

    Chamillionaire: Not So Dirty

    Chamillionaire might be the most strait-laced rapper alive. In the current issue of Blender magazine – featuring Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger on the cover, topless of course – the Jersey Village-reared Grammy winner and Swishahouse alumnus is queried in the mag’s back-page fea ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007
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    August 23, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    R. Kelly's Artistic Process

    A look inside his musical mind

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    June 6, 2007
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    September 28, 2006

    Live

    Live appears Friday, September 29, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Chaka Khan

    Friday, April 9

  • Culture

    July 4, 2002

    Ice Ice Maybe

    A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Racket

    In his first 24 years of life, Brad Turcotte has already become a music-business veteran

  • Music

    April 13, 2000

    Six Strings Under

    Unlike many of his rock guitar god peers, Joe Satriani has yet to flee to audiences overseas

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