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  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    Five Sample-Using Songs That Deserve Grammys Now

    Recently the Grammy Awards announced changes to the annual music awards' criteria and categories, the most notable being now permitting songs that utilize samples in the songwriting categories, specifically Song of the Year. This is huge news for many electronic artists and rappers, obviously. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: John Alton, the Madness of Cosmic Bug Loaf

    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? Every Cosmic Bug Loaf son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Damien Randle, K-OTIX Man of Action

    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? Damien Randle describes h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Last Night: Tame Impala at Fitzgerald's

    Tame Impala Fitzgerald's February 25, 2013 It's been a heady past few months for Tame Impala, the drone-y Aussie band with a jones for Floyd, Abbey Road and endless Teutonic jams. Their sophomore album, Lonerism, hit the rock press close to the end of 2012 and began an assault on best-of lists all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Mike Patton: His 5 Greatest Albums

    Sunday, Mike Patton turned 45 years old. Tomorrow, the fourth album by his long-running project Tomahawk, entitled Oddfellows, will be released. To say I've got a little bit of Patton fever is an understatement. Maybe some still only know him for Faith No More's rap-metal classic "Epic," which still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Bang Bangz: A Rare Houston Band Brimming With Mystery

    To make a gross generalization that's still pretty much true, most of Houston's better-known musical acts (God bless them) aren't exactly known for their subtlety. Slim Thug, ZZ Top, Rusted Shut, Linus Pauling Quartet, Venomous Maximus, B L A C K I E, Indian Jewelry -- no matter the genre, broad str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Sun, Builder of Soular Grooves

    Who? The man who goes by DJ Sun was born in The Netherlands, grew up in the small South American country of Suriname and moved to Houston in 1985. He began DJing in 1993 and has headed up KPFT's Saturday-night program Soular Grooves (9 p.m.-12 a.m.) for 18 years. After a couple of EPs and 45s, Sun's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Sweating To The Beat: 5 EDM Artists To Help You Get In Shape

    If you're looking to drop ten pounds for summer, now seems like a great time to start hitting the gym. If you're one of the many that doesn't do well left to their own devices, then you'll probably want to be part of a workout group. If you've never been before, though, you're about to learn one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    How Bizarre: How the Hell Are These Songs All 15 Years Old?

    "Simple. Fifteen years have gone by." Nineteen ninety-seven may have been one of the most magical years in trash-pop history. You had the Spice Girls, Hanson, Shania Twain, Puff Daddy, Toni Braxton and Aqua burning up the radio as old-timers like David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John made retu ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Vinyl Gets Another Spin

    Showing it has more lives than a cockroach, vinyl has been reborn, resulting in some beautiful music. But sometimes production values in records and turntables are lacking.

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Last Night: Radiohead At Toyota Center

    Radiohead Toyota Center March 3, 2012 Radiohead just doesn't add up. The band has effectively turned its back on the music business, pioneering alternative methods of distribution of its music to fans (most of it online), short-circuiting the traditional promotional apparatus by releasing last year ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Mall Mixologists

    There's a bar in the Galleria. It is excellent. Is your mind blown?

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    10 Songs For Pissed-Off Travelers

    This spring, Austin honky-tonker and Pasadena native Dale Watson had some dates in Australia and made the mistake of booking a flight from Sydney to Melbourne on Singapore-based budget carrier Tiger Airways. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, not only did the airline charge Watson a $500 exce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Your Favorite Bands: How To Correctly Pronounce Their Names

    ​Back in December 1998, when Eminem was just hitting MTV and rap radio, we remember people pronouncing his name as "Eee-mine-im," and not the candy-inflected way it actually was. We even made the mistake during our first viewing of "My Name Is" late at night on the video channel and calling a ... More >>

  • Music

    June 2, 2011

    Butterflies

    Fierce R&B creature Marsha Ambrosius loses herself on debut Late Nights & Early Mornings...but only a little.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    5 Songs That Are No Day At The Beach

    This past weekend, Craig's Hlist spent a good solid two days at the beach playing in the surf down off Mustang Island just south of Corpus Christi. It was one of those mental-health weekends that if we hadn't have taken, we would have ended up throwing beer bottles against the wall at an old folks' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    So Alive: Rocks Off Goes To Pole-Dancing Class

    ​The things we at Rocks Off won't do for work. Craig Hlavaty has gone undercover as a guido for a look into the Washington Avenue scene. Chris Gray trolls Craiglist for the most... interesting... entries. And we, as the token Rocks Off lady, are the one who gets to go to the pole-dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Aftermath: An Analog Synth Lover's Paradise With Roomies!, Weird Weeds, J.D. Emmanuel and Stellar Om Source

    Photos by Adam P. NewtonTools of the trade, at rest​ We regularly stand in awe of just how involved Lance Higdon is in the general Houston music scene. His industriousness might not be as well-recognized as that of Robert Ellis or Geoffrey Mueller, but Higdon simply doesn't know how to sit still w ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009
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    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Annual Pazz & Jop Results Released

    Congrats, TV on the Radio! This morning our sister paper in Manhattan's Cooper Square, the Village Voice, released the results of its annual Pazz & Jop poll, where hundreds of music writers and editors rank their favorite albums of the past year in what has to be an absolute nightmare for the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2008

    Tonight: Maroon 5 and Counting Crows, Little Brother Project, Jack Ingram and Shooter Jennings, Ne Plus Ultra and More

    It's slick pop and crunchy folk-rock at the Woodlands tonight with Maroon 5 and Counting Crows... Maroon 5 with Rhianna, "If I Never See Your Face Again" Houston funkateers Little Brother Project release their new CD Glass Houses at Warehouse Live with Skyblue72 and Bayou Monster (formerly the Ri ... More >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • Music

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    No Sleep for Brooklyn

    Indie-rap fireplug El-P returns...bombastically bleak as ever

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Sitar Star

    Anoushka Shankar may soon be as famous as her dad -- but don't tell her that

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    September 23, 2004
  • Film

    September 16, 2004

    Days of Future Passed

    Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    DJ Harry

    Collision (Sci Fidelity)

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Medley Fool

    DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man

    Out of Season (Sanctuary)

  • 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.

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Jennifer Lopez/Vitamin C

    J. Lo (Epic)/More (Elektra)

  • Culture

    March 29, 2001

    He Scores

    Ennio Morricone has written great music for good, bad and ugly films

  • Culture

    February 11, 1999
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    January 21, 1999
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    December 10, 1998
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    February 26, 1998
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    January 15, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    October 23, 1997
  • Music

    February 13, 1997

    Shiny Happy People?

    Sweden's Cardigans aren't as warm and fuzzy as they let on

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