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R. Kelly

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs About Hair

    Hair -- it's everywhere, literally. The concept of hair is almost vital to the music community nowadays. Whether it's that one Disney heartthrob's primped-to-perfection side-swoop or Steven Tyler's cornucopia of bird feathers, an iconic hairstyle can cement one's place in pop culture. In music espec ... More >>

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    June 16, 2014

    The Eight Best Musical Moments of the New Arsenio Hall Show

    In case you didn't notice, 2014 is essentially exactly the same as 1994. Nirvana is in the news constantly and The Arsenio Hall Show just got canceled again. That's a shame, because we here at Rocks Off are pretty big fans of Arsenio. Apparently the coveted 18-34 audience didn't have the same fondn ... More >>

  • Music

    May 29, 2014

    Hank Williams Jr. Keeps Up the Family Tradition

    The Country Boy talks football and metal-detecting.

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    May 21, 2014

    The 8 Best Soundtrack Exclusive Tracks

    Soundtracks were a huge deal in the '90s. It was a chance for us to get all our favorite bands together in one place, like a high class, far more expensive mixtape. They were such an affair that bands would release their best songs and greatest hits on these records, oftentimes sending a soundtrack ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Music's Got 99 Problems, and Jay Z Ain't One

    According to a recent report, Justin Bieber's mom -- who we'll just call Mama Bieber -- is planning to launch her music career. Yes, that means exactly what you think it does. Two Biebers will be working the fame-whore stroll -- probably together, since rumor has it that they're recording a duet. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    It's Really Time to Stop Encouraging R. Kelly

    He crossed the line with my daughter. It didn't get to the extreme of that [sex tape] video or else I wouldn't be here, if you know what I'm talking about... The reason that I'm talking about this, it's not just for me, it's not for my wife, it's not for my daughter, but it's for other fathers and m ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: November 5-8

    Deerhoof Walters, November 5 San Francisco's Deerhoof is the kind of band that will either drive you crazy or capture your heart, probably both at the same time. Greg Saulnier's crew mixes experimental racket with sharp-toothed pop smarts, becoming a favorite on the oddball circuit over the past 15 ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 17, 2012

    Senze: Local R&B Loverman Lays It On Smooth

    Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? E-mail their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. You know what you can never have en ... More >>

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    January 18, 2012

    Ten Cruises We'd Rather Take Than the KISS Kruise

    ​Imagine a vacation where made-up members of your favorite glam rock band wander the decks of a cruise ship. Does that sound like heaven on earth? Well, glam boy, you're in luck as the second annual (yes, they've done one before this) KISS Kruise sets sail this October featuring that cuddly '7 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Love Letter: R. Kelly And Online Dating

    ​ For over 20 years, R. Kelly has been making sexual history as the official "pied piper of R&B," lovingly encouraging men and women to embrace their inner freaks. He's probably even been present for most of you young bloods' conceptions. Behind the scenes, though, he's made personal legal h ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011
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    July 7, 2011

    Pop Rocks on Sting: "Rock Stars...Is There Anything They Don't Know?"

    You rotten flexible bastard.​ Sting. He's the artist we love to hate: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova--herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha and daughter of ... More >>

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    July 7, 2011

    Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap: Music Fans Love Their A-Holes

    You rotten flexible bastard.​Sting. He's the artist we love to hate. From The Atlantic: Sting, everyone's favorite somnambulant acoustic pop star, has developed a somewhat checkered experience in Central Asia. In 2009, Gulnara Karimova - herself a fledgling pop singer under the name GooGooSha ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Last Night (Briefly): R. Kelly & Keyshia Cole At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​R. Kelly, Keyshia Cole, Marsha Ambrosius Toyota Center June 5, 2011 Ed. Note: Rocks Off was not given review tickets for this show, just a photo pass, so we asked Marco to review what he could of the openers and Kelly's first three songs. R. Kelly, the Pied Piper of R& ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Which Other Musicians Should Start Tea Parties?

    ​The continued persecution of Nelson, Willie for the smoking of weed in the name of being a laid-back national treasure has spawned the Teapot Party. Get it? Rocks Off got to wondering who else will harness Willie's lightning.

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    November 24, 2010

    Ten Songs Worse Than A TSA Pat-Down

    ​Today is the biggest travel day in the United States, according to the airlines. That means many of you will be experiencing for the first time the intrusive X-rays or demeaning pat-downs handed out by TSA as part of their new "You Assholes Don't Have to Fly, You Know" business strategy. Kee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Five Musicians Who Can Help Mel Gibson Reform His Image

    ​Just in case you haven't heard the audio tapes of famed actor/ultra-religious headcase Mel Gibson unleashing slur-filled invective at his wife Oksana Grigorieva, you can listen to them here, but you've got to be warned, it is not even remotely safe for work unless you work in a Neo-Nazi biker ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    6 Songs You Never Want To Hear At Graduation

    ​It must be that time of year again. Seniors are suffering from GTFO Syndrome, and their loved ones are bracing themselves for several hours of obligatory, coma-inducing celebrations of learning known as "commencement." Yes, it's graduation season. Yet it could be worse. Surprisingly enough, there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    For Opening Day: The Worst Pregame Renditions Of The National Anthem Ever

    What so proudly we hailed... Can you pass the earplugs, please?​ You can be forgiven for not realizing Opening Day for baseball season was here already (yesterday, in fact). Maybe you've been too busy cursing the guy in your NCAA tournament pool that filled out his brackets using the coin-flip met ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Aftermath: Even If You Couldn't Get In, R. Kelly Was Still Kinda Fun

    Photos by Brittanie SheyFYI, the sign says "Enjoy the show." Assuming you could get in...​Aftermath was really looking forward to R. Kelly. When we were asked to cover the event we were a little hesitant, since modern R&B is entirely outside of our scope of musical knowledge, if not slightly o ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Piss Up a Rope: Songs R. Kelly Probably Won't Sing In Concert Friday, but Should

    ​Get out your towels: R. Kelly is coming to town. The singer would be best known as "that guy who sang that song in the Michael Jordan/Bugs Bunny movie" if not for the allegations in 2002 that he engaged in sex with an underage girl. Kelly was found not guilty of child porn charges last year, but ... More >>

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    September 15, 2009

    Songs Slightly Less Inappropriate Than R. Kelly's Latest Single, "Number One"

    So R. Kelly's newest single is called "Number One." Seriously? Okay, we know Kelly was found innocent of all child-related golden-shower charges by a jury of 12 idiots, but when the subject of Dave Chappelle's "(I Wanna) Piss On You" releases a single called "Number One"... sorry, but we have to be ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    A Third Ward Pawnshop iPod and the Mysterious Fate of Previous Owner "Scooby"

    Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.​So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Country Soul of R. Kelly's "Feelin' on Yo Booty"

    The Gourds didn't invent the idea of a ragtag roots-rock band spicing up its set with hip-hop and R&B covers, but thanks to their cover of Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice" (endorsed by the Doggfather himself), everybody probably thinks they did. But Gourds co-frontman Kevin Russell, playing&nbs ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Turning the Screw: G.R.I.T. Boys, Scarface, Lil Wayne, The Kanye, Jay-Z, Shawty Lo, Superhead, Serius Jones 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: G.R.I.T. Boys, "One Night Stand" Wire To Wire Scarface's latest - and, apparently, last - album ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008
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    September 19, 2008

    Five Spot: Jack White, The Edge, Jimmy Page and the Mediocrity of Your Life

    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. Getty Images North America It Might Get Loud, a documentary centered around Jack White, The Edge and Jimmy P ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers and their ten-figure dreams

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    November 29, 2007

    R. Kelly, Double Up

    Welcome to R. Kelly's sex planet

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    August 30, 2007

    Closet Case

    R. Kelly's Motley Crew Returns

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    July 26, 2007

    Win Butler with the Swish!!

    It’s not everyday we see earnest indie rockers playing competitive sports. This is Win Butler, former Woodlands resident and current Arcade Fire frontman, dominating the court in a friendly game of street basketball. I wish I could make more knowing remarks about this, but I know nothing ab ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    R. Kelly's Artistic Process

    A look inside his musical mind

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    March 30, 2006

    Wheels on the Bus

    HISD's version of "neighborhood input"

  • Music

    March 23, 2006

    Mama Mia

    Our blushing Nightfly takes his Catholic mom to see R. Kelly

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Feel This Man

    If you think R. Kelly is anything less than the greatest recording artist alive, you're wrong!

  • 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

    August 18, 2005

    The Killers vs. the Killers

    How do these pretty boys stack up against some real dealers of death?

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    June 30, 2005

    No More Drama

    R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet" sputters to a disappointing close

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Where's the Beef? Right here in H-town

    T.I. and Lil' Flip rumble in Cloverland, bringing one of the great rap feuds of recent years to a head

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    September 9, 2004

    R. Kelly

    Happy People/U Saved Me (Jive)

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    November 27, 2003
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    November 13, 2003
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    October 23, 2003

    O.J. All Over Again

    Charm trumps evidence with accused pedophile R. Kelly

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Playbill

    Coming This Week

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Who R. You?

    The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing

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    December 15, 1994

    Bill-bored

    At least Tom Jones left the mesh shirt at home

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