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    February 7, 2013

    The 5 Best Onstage Band Pranks

    You might think that it's a little bit early for April Fool's, but pranks go on between musicians and bands year-round. Given that musicians are an immature, jocular sort, tied inherently to an adolescent dream of being a rock star, it should be no surprise that they get into all kinds of crazy insi ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Eric Church: Meet the New Boss

    Country's reigning bad boy is now a star thanks to "Springsteen."

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    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

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    March 5, 2012

    Rocks Off's Ultra-Hip Rodeo Concert Guide: Eli Young Band

    Date: March 5 Name: Eli Young Band AKA: "The band that performed the worst rendition of the National Anthem since Roseanne." Genre: Bummer country

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    July 14, 2011

    Ryan Seacrest Begets a Music Festival... And The Apocalypse

    Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time! Jyle Dupuis​Ryan Seacrest is a towering figure in the entertainmen ... More >>

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    July 8, 2011

    Top Five Most Overpaid Musicians In The World

    ​Last month Forbes released their list of the 25 highest-earning musicians of 2010, and the list contains several talents Rocks Off is happy to see keeping the lights on. No. 1 on the list, U2, is still a favorite of ours after all these years, and it's always good to see Tom Petty, Jay-Z, and ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Idol Beat: Democracy Doesn't Work

    So, professor: would you say it's time for everyone to panic?​Well, I feel like an idiot. Flush with victory over my (sole) successful pick of the season in (finally) getting Jacob's booting correct, I was confident that James Durbin had the right combination of talent and appeal to the ladie ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011

    For The Final Four: 9 Musicians Who Love College Sports

    ​After weeks of anticipation and preemptory hand-wringing over where we're going to park on Washington Ave. this weekend, the Final Four is Finally here. As with any other time a marquee sporting event comes to Houston, you can count on some familiar themes in media coverage: Where to party, w ... More >>

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    March 11, 2011

    Last Night: Rascal Flatts at RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​Rascal Flatts Reliant Stadium March 10, 2011 "We've been together for 10 years, but I don't look a day over 'Fast Cars and Freedom,'" giggled bassist/pianist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts last night at the Rodeo. The band, consisting of DeMarcus, singer Gary LeVox, and g ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Rocks Off's Fantasy RodeoHouston Lineup

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoGeorge Strait in 1996​If you walk through Reliant Center, hanging from the ceiling are banners listing almost every musical performer RodeoHouston has hosted since the '60s. The names reflect the hallowed history of country and fleeting fancies ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Four Reasons Black Eyed Peas' Halftime Show Sucked

    usatoday.com​The best part about Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show was that people actually were surprised that it was bad, as if the Black Eyed Peas would pull it off without a hitch and we would all rush to our computers and download their entire catalog in converted reverence. Right w ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Idol Beat: Schlemiel. Schlimazel.

    ​So it seems the only difference between the two-hour Wednesday Idols and their one hour counterparts on Thursdays is twice as many "wacky" interludes (über Green Bay Packer fan Megan Frazier is going to make one lucky man...really miserable someday) and a third more shots of Steven Tyler wal ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    KISS, Kid Rock, Janet Jackson Head 2011 Rodeo Lineup

    ​KISS, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock head the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2011 concert schedule, which the rodeo announced earlier Monday morning. Among the other 13 entertainers rounding out this year's lineup are recent rodeo stalwarts Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebe ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    ​Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network television has to offer, but the cornucopia of choices across the digital-TV spectrum: B- and C-mo ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Bush & Kanye West: Five Lower Points In His Presidency, None Of Which Involve WMDs, Torture Or Decimating the Middle Class

    That belt: another low point​As you've likely heard, George W. Bush has a new book out, one that promises to be as good as his campaign bio A Charge to Keep.Decision Points proves once and for all that W is not to blame for anything and even if he did some things that didn't work out like they sho ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    Idol Beat: So Long, Siobhan

    ​I think last night's American Idol was supposed to be country-themed, to go along with the Shania Twain songs the contestants sang on Tuesday, but as I should have known, any organization that thinks of Shania Twain as country is going to have some weird ideas about genre. Rascal Flatts stopp ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    American Idol: So Long, Siobhan

    ​I think last night's American Idol was supposed to be country-themed, to go along with the Shania Twain songs the contestants sang on Tuesday, but as I should have known, any organization that thinks of Shania Twain as country is going to have some weird ideas about genre. Rascal Flatts stopp ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Idol Beat: Lennon-McCartney, Weak

    "Paul, I'm starting to wish we'd never written these songs."​There was no mentor this week on American Idol, though I find myself pining for one when I realized that that meant this week's taped bits would be the kind of cheesy and unfeeling montages in which the contestants talk about how muc ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    American Idol: Lennon-McCartney, Weak

    "Paul, I'm starting to wish we'd never written these songs."​There was no mentor this week on American Idol, though I find myself pining for one when I realized that that meant this week's taped bits would be the kind of cheesy and unfeeling montages in which the contestants talk about how muc ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    American Idol: Miley As Mentor

    ​There were many dark and torturous moments in last night's American Idol. If forced to pick just one, I would have to go with the selection of Miley Cyrus as this week's "mentor" to the singers. The mentor thing, I am gathering, is a regular feature in which a recording artist stops by to lis ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    Idol Beat: Miley As Mentor

    ​There were many dark and torturous moments in last night's American Idol. If forced to pick just one, I would have to go with the selection of Miley Cyrus as this week's "mentor" to the singers. The mentor thing, I am gathering, is a regular feature in which a recording artist stops by to lis ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Actual Texans The Eli Young Band

    Date: March 19Name: Eli Young BandAKA: "Who?"Genre: Up and countryBest Known Song(s): "When It Rains," "Always the Love Songs"Key Demographic: UNT grads, people who think "fire" and "guitar"

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    March 17, 2010

    Idol Beat: You Can't Always Get What You Want

    This is clearly the point in American Idol where the producers start spending a little more money. Now that we're down to the top 12 singers, we get a bigger stage and more taped pieces, and every performer has been given a makeover and better make-up. This is especially noticeable in the girls an ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    American Idol: You Can't Always Get What You Want

    This is clearly the point in American Idol where the producers start spending a little more money. Now that we're down to the top 12 singers, we get a bigger stage and more taped pieces, and every performer has been given a makeover and better make-up. This is especially noticeable in the girls an ... More >>

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    March 15, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Lady Antebellum's Country Threesome

    Date: March 15 Name: Lady Antebellum AKA: "Two Beards and a Babe" Genre: Threesome country Best Known Song(s): "I Run to You," "Need You Now," possible Juice Newton covers Key Demographic: Country fans who've longed for a redneck version of Black Eyed Peas, beginning piano players Previous HLSR Ap ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    Aftermath: Rascal Flatts At The Rodeo - Oh Hell, What's The Point?

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​ Aftermath had doubts about Rascal Flatts, whose 2004 hit "God Bless the Broken Road" was the only song we were really familiar with before Wednesday night's performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. But we spent the first part of t ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: "Dear Penis" And Other Country Comedy Classics

    ​ Aside from all the epic cheating, drinking and fighting songs country music has given us, one of the best things it does is make us laugh. Apart from all the crying and cussing, there is a whole deal of laughing going on. This year at RodeoHouston, there aren't many performers on the humorous si ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: N'Sync Backstreet Boys O-Town Rascal Flatts

    Date: March 10 Name: Rascal Flatts AKA: "No Talentt Ass Clowns" Genre: Pop-country Best Known Song(s): "What Hurts the Most," "Bless the Broken Road," "I Want it That Way Key Demographic: Hannah Montana fans looking to butch up their image, people who've never heard the name "Waylon Jennings" Previ ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    RodeoHouston 2010 Entertainer Lineup Includes Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber and Some Country Folks You Can Probably Guess

    ​Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the remainder of its Reliant Stadium entertainment calendar for this year's rodeo, which begins March 2. Debuting on Reliant's revolving stage this year are Jason Aldean (March 6) and Texans the Eli Young Band (March 19). Returning fr ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Suck It, Dallas: The Rodeo Outdraws The State Fair

    ​The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo was the nation's biggest fair in 2009, an industry publication has declared.Carnival Warehouse, which sounds like the kind of place that has cheap late-night advertising for kuh-waaazy prices on merry-go-rounds, but is actually a publication that tracks the ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    RodeoHouston Announces Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts and Gary Allan Dates Next March

    ​The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced three more performers for its 2010 concert series Monday morning, joining the previously announced Jonas Brothers (March 7), Tim McGraw (March 8), Brad Paisley (March 11) and Brooks & Dunn (March 20) dates. The performers announced Monday morning ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    April 16, 2009
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    April 16, 2009

    Is Nickelback Really Worth Hating So Much?

    Jeromeoh2301Somewhere over the past five years, Nickelback was deemed the unofficial "worst band in the world," usurping Creed as the rock snob's go-to reference for "awful." How did this happen? To date, the British Columbian quartet has sold close to 20 million albums, sell out arenas ... More >>

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    March 4, 2009

    Aftermath: Rascal Flatts at RodeoHouston

    Photos by Mark C. AustinAnyone who thought that '80s-style power ballads had long gone away with Kurt Cobain's green sweater and Crystal Pepsi is dead wrong. They are kept alive, nightly, by Columbus, Ohio's Rascal Flatts. Bundled-up couples of all ages walked hand-in-hand, and apple-lot ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Judge Not The Two-Step, Lest Ye Be Judged

    Yeah, so we judged a Texas Two-Step dancing contest last night.That's pretty much the equivalent of Sarah Palin judging a Dance Salad festival, but we tried.You know it's bad when the only song you recognize in the half-dozen or so tunes in the warm-up is George Strait's "Love Without End, Amen, ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    India.Arie

    Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

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    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

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    April 13, 2006

    Texas Sapphires

    Friday, April 14, Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521

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    February 2, 2006

    Never Go to a Party in Friendswood

    Where does your town rank in the Houston-area good-taste stakes?

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    September 1, 2005

    David Allan Coe

    Friday, September 2, at Texas Tumbleweeds, 13101 Kuykendahl, 281-872-7829.

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