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    July 22, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Donnie Houston, Halftime Entertainment

    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? Donnie Houston is a produ ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    Friday Night at Springboard South: A Beatdown of Its Own

    The nature of Springboard South was evident just looking for parking on St. Emanuel to get to the event at Warehouse Live on Friday night. The upstart, three-day music fest opened the evening with its hip hop and R&B acts. The dearth of available street parking had little to do with Springboard, th ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Acts We'd Love to See Play Free Press Summer Fest 2015

    Before that carton of leftover FSPF 2014 milk in the fridge starts to smell a little ripe, we had to ask...who should the festival bring in next year? BECK This one's pretty self-explanatory. He fits the general aesthetic of the festival, and would be the perfect-sized headliner. That, and his un ... More >>

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    May 16, 2014

    Hank Williams Jr., Steelers Fan, Keeps Up the Family Tradition

    It's not hard to believe the Coastal Conservation Association enlisted Hank Williams Jr. for its third annual Concert for Conservation, given all the hunting and fishing talk in "A Country Boy Can Survive" alone. What is hard to believe is that it's been some 13 years since Bocephus has performed in ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Florida Georgia Line at Reliant Stadium, 3/19/2014

    Florida Georgia Line Reliant Stadium March 19, 2014 Florida Georgia Line are easy to mistake for "bro country": they rhyme "Bocephus" with "Jesus" and would sooner walk as drive around in anything other than a candy-painted Silverado. But "bro-country" implies some sort of douchiness at its core, a ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The 10 Worst People at Houston Concerts

    Look, Houston. We like you. We really do. You're kind of the ham to our delicious sammich, for the most part. But lately as we've ventured out to take care of music bidness (you know how we do), we've noticed a trend. We've got some naughty concert-goers out there, and we would like to shame you int ... More >>

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    June 19, 2013

    Please, Rick Rubin: Leave Metal Bands Alone

    Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard that Black Sabbath recently released their long awaited comeback album, 13. It's their first with Ozzy Osbourne on vocals since 1978's Never Say Die, and riding high at No. 1 on the UK Charts, their first No. 1 hit since 1970's Paranoid. So: comeba ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Five Pop-Culture Places You Wouldn't Expect to See Foreigner

    Did you know last week was Foreigner singer Lou Gramm's birthday? Well, it was on May 2, when he turned 63. So what better way to (belatedly) honor him than to look back at some of the strangest places Gramm has managed to promote his musical career? Yes, Foreigner is a ubiquitous band. The use of ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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. Who? Although Social Media Person is just one of the many hats Cactus Music Store Mana ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Cristina Acuna, Cactus Music's Twitter Fingers

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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. Who? Although Social Media Person is just one of the many hats Cactus Music Store Mana ... More >>

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    January 3, 2013

    Your 2013 Music Festival Outlook (Texas Edition)

    I don't know about you, but I am not totally in love with winter weather. Yes, it affords you the ability to wear beanies and cool fingerless gloves and dress like a hoodlum, but it's the heat that I love the most. That's why I love thinking about music festivals, because that's where we all get t ... More >>

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    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: Top 5 Christmas Rap Songs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 20, 2010. Show us one hip-hop head who isn't obsessed with corny Christmas sing-alongs an ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Talking to James Moody, Co-Captain of HMS Fun Fun Fun Fest

    In Texas, only a few major music festivals cater to the punk and indie subcultures. Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest, Chaos In Tejas, 35 Denton, maybe the free and freaky day parties of SXSW, and Fun Fun Fun Fest, put on by Transmission Entertainment in Austin. REWIND: Fun Fun Fun Fest Releas ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Last Night: Pretty Lights at Bayou Music Center

    Pretty Lights Bayou Music Center September 23, 2012 See lots more pics from Bayou Music Center Sunday in our slideshow. Having closed out Free Press Summer Fest to help ring in the unofficial start of summer it made it a strange sort of sense that Pretty Lights would return to Houston to help ring ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases Daily Schedule

    This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    #MadeInAmerica: Translation's Steve Stoute Talks Diversity, Honesty, and The Digital Revolution

    This Labor Day holiday weekend in Philadelphia, Jay-Z is teaming up with Budweiser and Live Nation to curate the initial and inaugural Made In America Music Festival, a two-day, multi-genre event featuring acts such as Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Santigold, and Gary Clark Jr, and features the return of D'A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    4 Reasons Why Old Albums Are Now Outselling New Ones

    So here's an interesting fact: according to Nielsen Soundscan, older catalog albums have officially overtaken brand-spanking-new albums in sales for the first time since Soundscan has been keeping track. That's only since 1991, but it's probably safe to say that this is the first time such a thing h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    RIP Adam Yauch: Beastie Boys' MCA Dead At 47

    Well, damn. Adam Yauch, the gravel-voiced third of Noo Yawk '80s and '90s rap-rock superstars the Beastie Boys, has died at age 47, Rolling Stone reports. The exact circumstances of his death were unknown at press time, but Yauch had been battling cancer since being diagnosed with a tumor in his sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2012

    Double Duds: The 10 Worst Duets Since "Ebony and Ivory"

    Thirty years ago this week, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit No. 1 on the charts with their duet, "Ebony and Ivory." The song spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the past three decades as a joke. Perhaps history's most hackneyed call for racial harmony (which, admittedly, ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    10 Christmas Songs That Are Really About Drugs

    memecenter.comMerry fuckin' Christmas, mang.​Halloween is right around the corner, so you know what that means: Time to start making a list and checking it twice. Bourbon, gin, scotch, vodka, Xanax, painkillers... Walgreen's and CVS have already stocked their shelves with wrapping paper, plas ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    UGK's Top 10 Most Insightful Songs, Part 2

    As Rocks Off continues our countdown of UGK's Most Insightful Tracks, it's important to point out that this isn't a "best of" list. Perhaps this is a safer route, but it doesn't make the list any less important. Especially as we break into the Top 5, the joking in Part 1 subsides and things get seri ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    No Diggity

    Diggy Simmons, son of Run, gets closer to his dreams.

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    August 2, 2010

    Party Like A Rock Star at House of Dereon

    Brittanie SheyKaty Perry look-alike​The Hoff was there, chatting with Katy Perry. Lindsay Lohan was there too, in her sexy orange jumpsuit. Ziggy Stardust danced with members of Run DMC.As predicted, there were multiple Elvii (Costello and Presley) and a whole lot of people dressed like Bret Micha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Five Ways to Improve 107.5 the Eagle

    Paging the Purple One... the Eagle Needs You!For Houston music commentators, picking on the sorry state of the city's commercial airwaves is even more fun than sportswriters must have making fun of the Astros. But on the rare occasion a new format does come along - even if it's hardly "new" - it sti ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Artist of the Week: JUZCOZ

    Each Wednesday, 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? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. We listen to a lot of ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Balls Deep, UGK, DMX, MC Hammer, Theophilus London, Run-DMC, Lil' Jon 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: "Hoes," Balls Deep Wire To Wire Bun B will release the final UGK album, 4 Life, this March. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Five ( 3) Spot: Christmas With Weezer!

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Because God loves us: Weezer, one of our all-time favorite bands, has recorded six Christmas covers, the greatest ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008

    Five Spot: Jackson Five Reuniting; Certainly This Will Not End Badly

    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. The beacon of credibility that is Jermaine Jackson confirmed rumors Thursday that the Jackson Five would indee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Run's Playground

    Rev. Joseph "Run" Simmons, one-third of legendary rap group Run-DMC and more recently starring as a man of the cloth and beleagured father of seven (in other words, himself) in the hit MTV reality series Run's House, visited Houston Wednesday with his wife, Justine, to help build a brand-new playgro ... More >>

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    July 3, 2008
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    June 20, 2008
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    January 10, 2008

    Top 10 Most Hated Rappers

    Who made the shit list

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    December 22, 2007
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    May 25, 2006

    James Hunter

    ames Hunter appears Friday, May 26, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    Time to Grow Up

    No more excuses for the Houston Texans

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Steal These Albums

    The ten most dangerous and radical hip-hop records of all time

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Phantom of the Opry

    Trying to get to the bottom of the Dr Pepper "Freaky Old Guy" mystery

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

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    July 11, 2002
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    December 14, 2000

    Rap It Up

    Rave organizers turn to hip-hoppers to entrance the kids

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

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    September 23, 1999

    Rotation

    New Releases Reviewed

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Sucking (Blood), Austin-style

    Princes and Princesses of Darkness and some musicians descend on SXSW

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    February 12, 1998
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    July 27, 1995
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    July 14, 1994

    Short People

    The lowdown on 2-Low and kid rap

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