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Ricky Martin

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    April 18, 2014

    Selena's Memory Lives on at Two Local Celebrations

    On April 16th, 1971, in the small Gulf Coast town of Lake Jackson, an angel was born whose parents named her Selena Quintanilla. Tragically taken from us at the young age of 23, she was a Latina superstar before J-Lo or Shakira or Ricky Martin. Selena's voice, full of love and joy and heartbreak, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The 5 Worst Trends Started By the Class of '99

    Chris Gray's write-up of the Brian Setzer Orchestra's "Christmas Rocks" show at the Arena Theatre a couple of weeks ago got me thinking. These days, the swing maestro seems to be comfortably settled into his own little niche in the music industry, playing swingin' Christmas carols to grown folks. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Ten Musicians Who Did Time On Broadway

    Broadway has been known to make both actors and singers into legends. However, due to what is known as stunt casting -- which is essentially gimmickry in order to gain ticket sales -- some musicians have headed to Broadway, if only for a short period of time. Here are some of the musical artists fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    No-Fun Number Ones: The Worst Chart Toppers Since Tiffany

    It's no secret that chart success is no real guarantor of musical quality. Hell, "(How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?" went number one way back in 1952, pissing kids off so badly that they had to invent rock 'n roll. Twenty-five years ago this week, however, Billboard reached a new low when m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Artists Who Have Contributed to the Cause

    ​Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Saturday Night: Ricky Martin At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Ricky Martin Toyota Center April 23, 2011 Ricky Martin is gay. Not Lil B "The Based God" gay, but actually gay. And even though this fact - which Martin revealed to a good deal of media fanfare last year - is significant insomuch as it helps define him as a person, his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Odd Pairs: Ten Upcoming Nights of Music Bring Wild Variations

    Photo by groovehouseTry to guess who's playing the same night as Toadies.​Diversity is a big deal in H-Town. In fact, our cultural diversity creates such a wide variety of musical styles, it is hard to figure out just what kind of music town we are. In places like Memphis, Nashville, Seattle a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    15 Gets You 20: Rock & Roll Jailbait Through The Years

    theprettyreckless.com​Friday night, The Pretty Reckless (above) pulls into town for a gig at House of Blues. The band, led by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen, is known largely for the 17-year-old singer's penchant for wearing something resembling lingerie, chain-smoking and basically being a te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Upcoming: Wilco, Wilco, Jimmy Buffett, Wilco, Wilco, Etc.

    ​"Canned Acoustica II" With Robert Ellis, Roky Moon, Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Chase Hamblin, Winter Wallace, Sara Van Buskirk, Ancient Cat Society: Thu., March 3. Warehouse Live. The Canvas Waiting, Holy Fiction, Finnegan, The Shallows: Fri., Feb. 11. Fitzgerald's. Clan Of Xymox: Sat. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Hanson, Boys Like Girls Top Bamboozle's Pop-Punk Marathon

    Photos by Matthew KeeverHanson signs autographs after the "Mmmbop" boys' Bamboozle set.​ As Aftermath made our way into Verizon Wireless for Bamboozle 2010 Friday night, we were greeted by Cady Groves' voice coupled with melodic guitar and salsa shakers. We knew Good Charlotte, Cartel, All Time Lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Aftermath: Old 97's Match Their Grayer, Mellower House Of Blues Audience

    Photos by Jason Wolter​ Some British band - it may have been the Thompson Twins - once sang about what a drag it is getting old. Aftermath is getting on in years, but still young at heart, which is what compelled us to go check out a similarly more seasoned Old 97s at the House of Blues Saturday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    For Hip-Hop, Brown Could Be the New Black... or the New Wetback

    ​ For anyone following the Houston Latino rap theme as of late and are wondering why Rocks Off might be telling more of a cultural story than a hip-hop one with our artist profiles, it's because amongst the traditional hip-hop following in America, Houston's Latino rappers may very well be looked ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 23, 2009
  • Music

    November 13, 2008
  • Culture

    August 21, 2008
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    October 5, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007

    Pablo Montero

    AAMA sings for its supper

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Ozomatli

    Don't Mess with the Dragon CD review

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Rich's Redux

    Now it's a straight bar

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Espaol Sung Here

    Crossing over -- who's doing it, who's not

  • News

    August 10, 2006
  • Music

    August 3, 2006

    The Got-It-Good Blues

    Then and now with Tony Vega

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    A Wedding and a Funeral?

    Maybe, if the Vikings prevail in Moira Buffini's Silence

  • Music

    November 18, 2004

    Adios, KLOL

    For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Chingo Bling

    The Tamale Kingpin (Big Chile Enterprises)

  • Music

    September 4, 2003

    Money and Masa

    A few words with underground rapper/tamale kingpin Chingo Bling

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Memo Re: Borders

    Memo Villarreal isn't afraid of the corporate bookstore or the Rio Grande

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Se Habla Ska

    SoCal's Voodoo Glow Skulls bring a Latin tinge to Kingston's sounds

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Ballads Nuevo

    Corridos get updated with drugs and guns

  • Music

    August 16, 2001

    VuDú Café

    VuDú Café (Self-released)

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Party On, Dude

    The Me Generation hasn't stopped believin' in its own soundtrack

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Room to Grow

    The Engine Room fills a void in the music scene

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Houston Press Music Awards 2000

    Your guide to the Music Awards Showcase

  • Music

    April 13, 2000
  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    [S]hit

    Behind current blaxploitation pulp literature is - surprise! - the music biz

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Dreams

    Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Viva Japanic!

    Local Music News

  • Dining

    November 11, 1999

    Latin Con-Fusion

    Ruggles goes downtown and down south, but when will Bruce Molzan's new eatery get its menu down?

  • Music

    August 26, 1999

    Convalescent Punk

    Blondie has new record, legs

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Amplified

    Punk: The Same in Any Language

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rotation

    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • News

    July 1, 1999

    Out on the Town

    Kids gather comfortablyfor a special prom

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