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    October 22, 2014

    Watsky at the Bronze Peacock, 10/21/2014

    Watsky, etc. House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room) October 21, 2014 One after the next, the acts that made up the sold-out Watsky bill Tuesday night at House of Blues' Bronze Peacock gave credit where it was due. "You guys are awesome," said DJ Brick, who provided beats for opener Kyle. "This is th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Upcoming: Bam Margera, B.o.B., Common, Rev. Horton Heat, Wiz Khalifa, Wynonna, etc.

    Alan Haynes: Sat., October 25, 9 p.m., $5. The Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club, 5731 Kirby, Houston, 713-523-9999. American Authors: With the Mowgli's, Echosmith. Sat., October 18, 7 p.m., $18. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. Anna Nalick: Fri., October 10, 8:30 p.m., $24 ... More >>

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    September 9, 2014

    Upcoming: Billy Joe Shaver, Chrissie Hynde, Jay Farrar, Maroon 5, Usher, Yes Indeed Fest, etc.

    25 Years of Uncle Charlie Art: Sat., October 4, 5 p.m., Free. The "Old" Sig's Lagoon, 3710 Main, Houston. Acoustic Brews: With Caleb Lovely, Andrew James, Zane Wommack., Sat., September 20, 7:30 p.m., $10. House of Blues -- Bronze Peacock Room, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. The Aftervibe: ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Hip-Hop's Seven Best Breakup Songs

    Hip-hop gets a bad rap for being overly macho. That's true in large part, but that doesn't mean plenty of rappers aren't intensely sensitive. Putting aside how easily they get their feelings hurt and jump into beefs, there's the socially conscious crowd, the baby-making-music crowd, and even a whole ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jeezy, CCA Conservation Concert, etc.

    Jeezy Arena Theatre, May 17 A self-proclaimed hustler on the mike, the Atlanta rapper known as Young Jeezy has grown up quite a bit since his 2001 debut album dropped under the name Lil J. Rising through the ranks via his several independently released Dirty South mixtapes, he's now sittin' pretty ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    Is David Guetta's "Play Hard" the Best (and Most Racist) Video On YouTube?!

    Earlier this week, as I was working/editing/writing/procrastinating after a long weekend on the road, I came across the new video for "Play Hard" by David Guetta. Now, I'm not much of a Guetta fan, but I don't dislike him either. He makes radio-friendly pop songs disguised as house music (or is it ... More >>

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    March 4, 2013

    Last Night: Austin Mahone and Demi Lovato at Reliant Stadium

    Demi Lovato, Austin Mahone Reliant Stadium March 3, 2013 I'm determined to make it through this entire review without unleashing my sailor mouth, so bare with me as I use words like "heck" and "darn." I know; it's strange for me, too, but this review is about a tween heartthrob and a former Disney ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Oh, You Mean There Is Actually A Game During NBA All-Star Weekend? (Plus, Can You Name The Rappers In Our Courtside Photo?)

    After a weekend of human gridlock at the Galleria, traffic snarls, bottles poppin', and all the parties you could handle, NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston came to a close on Sunday with the Western Conference defeating their Eastern foes 143-138, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul getting the game' ... More >>

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    February 16, 2013

    Your All-Star Weekend Celebrity Guestbook

    Rocks Off thought we'd stay as far away as the NBA All-Star Weekend hoopla as possible, so Friday night we went to see the wonderful Tift Merritt at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, where a friend of ours who works there told us he had worked out alongside Common and Ne-Yo at the Downtown YMCA earlier. It's ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets For This Weekend

    Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>

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    January 28, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week

    Punch Brothers Fitzgerald's, January 29 It's easy to call Punch Brothers a thinking-man's bluegrass band, but even that doesn't describe the kind of ambition and virtuosity we're dealing with here. After flirting with the mainstream on a few pop-tinged albums, Nickel Creek banjo prodigy Chris Thiel ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    10 Great Hal David Lyrics: "Enough Germs to Catch Pneumonia"

    The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Last Night: Pitbull at The Woodlands

    Pitbull Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 2, 2012 "I went from eviction and food stamps, to baggin work wet & damp, to a passport flooded with stamps. Now its Voli everywhere I land." -- Pitbull The date was December 1, 2006 -- or as I like to call it, the night I almost died at a Pitbull c ... More >>

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    June 25, 2012

    Sex and the Radio: A Weekend With 97.9 The Box

    For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Rihanna's Top 5 Most Controversial Videos

    ​Rihanna recently released yet another controversial video for "We Found Love," the first single from her forthcoming Def Jam album Talk That Talk. The Grammy-winning singer seems to love pissing off parents and anti-violence organizations with her musical visuals. But she's surely not the fir ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Last Night: Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​What do you get when a Latino playboy from Spain joins forces with a Cuban party animal from Miami? The biggest fucking dance party that Houston has ever seen, that's what. The Euphoria Tour rolled into the Toyota Center last night and filled it with party anthems, lase ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    R&B Ingenue Coline Creuzot Won't Give Up The Chase

    ​Houston has been known as the home of some of R&B's top vocalists, and Coline Creuzot is determined to be the next one. With three mixtapes featuring some of Houston hip-hop's heavy hitters, she has already acquired the attention of the streets. Paul Wall, with whom she shares a manager, hos ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011

    Idol Beat: Seven And The Ragged Tyler

    The Monotonous Seven​Nothing like a medley from this season's losers (Pink's "So What") to make us all feel better about voting them off in the first place. The most notable thing about the performance by *deep breath* AshthonKarenThiaNaimaPia and Paul was trying to figure out who looked the l ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    What Is Houston Rap's Best Diss Song Ever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmor ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Is Z-Ro Too Big To Get Big?

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​A lot of the time, it's easy to pick what to write abo ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    The Best Slap-Fights, Verbal Or Otherwise, In Houston Rap History

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​Last week, Chamillionaire and Paul Wall kicked off their 20-city "In Love Wit My Money" reunion tour in d ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Life on Mars

    Grammy-winning prog-punks The Mars Volta mellow out on Octahedron.

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    June 18, 2009

    Flash Drive

    H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.

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    June 11, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Voodoo Healing

    Stan Ridgway is still tuning in "Mexican Radio."

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    February 26, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    October 16, 2008
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    October 13, 2008

    Turning the Screw: D. Rose, Rap City, Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Paris, Lil Kim, Ice Cube and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week "A Blues For Trust," D. Rose Wire to Wire Turns out more than a few organizations weren't nece ... More >>

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    September 30, 2008

    Five Spot: New Kids Are Back, Bitches

    [Since we were a little busy baking in Zilker Park Friday, Rocks Off didn't get a chance to post last week's Five Spot. Here 'tis - Ed.] Welcome back to Five Spot. Every week, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introd ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    Turning the Screw: TxHustla, Beanie Sigel, Lil' Wayne, Ciara, Kanye, Tupac, Akon, Usher and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week “Paper Planes RMX,” TxHustla Wire To Wire This isn’t so much interesting news as jus ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    June 14, 2007

    Rihanna

    Her new CD is better than expected

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    May 10, 2007
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    May 2, 2007

    Wait a minute ...

    There was a curious phrase in a USA Today report of the Nielsen BDS, Arbitron and Radio & Records. It's just a blurb, but it speaks volumes if you read between the lines a little. First, Akon's "Don't Matter" from his Konviction CD is still in the No. 1 spot, where it's been now for six weeks. Along ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    Van Hunt

    Saturday, April 15, Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600

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