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    March 7, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Stephen Malkmus, Childish Gambino, etc.

    Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Fitzgerald's, March 7 Slack-rock innovator Stephen Malkmus -- best-known for his tenure in '90s figureheads Pavement -- is, in reality, quite insightful. But he's as always been an anomaly in many ways. He's a pioneering musician, smart-as-a-whip scholar, skilled sports ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Dear Grammys, We Can Be Friends Again

    Hey there, Grammys -- remember when we broke up with you last year? Well, it seems we've made a mistake. We take it all back. We are back on professionally. So LL Cool J hosted again last night, same as last year, and it turns out he's still boring. But here's the thing: we can still forgive your i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

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    January 10, 2014

    Predicting This Year's Rodeo Lineup

    This Sunday night at the stroke of 11:59 p.m., the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will announce its 2014 lineup, this year's model of arguably the biggest three-week assortment of top-drawer entertainer talent anywhere in the nation -- or even the world. Each year it strives to engage its increasing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Reliant Arena, 11/27/2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Talib Kweli Reliant Arena November 27, 2013 Standing in the shadow of a diminishing Astrodome, the rarely used Reliant Arena played host to more than 5,000 Houstonians for a showcase of some of today's biggest hip-hop talent Wednesday, when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis returned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Macklemore Has Something He Wants to Say

    Last Sunday evening, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis accepted the award for Best Hip-Hop/Rap artist, one of six they were nominated for at the 2013 American Music Awards. But instead of a traditional speech, Macklemore (real name Ben Haggerty,) took the opportunity to speak up against racial profiling via ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, etc.

    High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Brewmasters' Panel Gives Inside Look into Houston's Colorful Craft Brew Scene

    "With wine you've got a very narrow palette of colors to work, with but beer can be anything from Monet to Van Gogh to Salvador Dali to Pollock. We can do incredible things, paint with so many different colors" proclaimed Rassul Zarinfar, founder of Buffalo Brewing Co. "There's no 's' is in St. Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    One Grumpy Editor. Houston's No. 1 Hit Music Station. All Damn Day.

    Generally I become more and more skeptical about what's "hot." This is also known as "getting older" or, to paraphrase Chris Rock, not wanting to be the old guy in the club. But for me that skepticism has always come with a certain morbid curiosity about what makes some songs so popular and why. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Our 25 Favorite Summer Jams of 2013

    Houston's not getting any colder, so Rocks Off asked our writers to tell us which recently released songs are helping them beat the heat this summer. Alt-J, Dissolve Me" A strong, danceable beat coupled with such serenity. It's the sound of floating in the ocean with friends while just a little bit ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Upcoming: Blondie, Buddy Guy & Jimmie Vaughan, Chief Keef, Sammy Kershaw, etc.

    10 Years: Sun., Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $21.50 to $25.00. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston, 713-225-5483. The Beans: With Oil Boom, The Docs, Keeton Coffman., Fri., July 26, 8 p.m., $10 to $12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Beat King: With DJ Chose., Thu., Aug. 29, 9 p.m., ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013

    Can't Hold Us

    These new Texans tailgating songs are guaranteed to give you a winning season.

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    June 14, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Weekend: Bun B & Trae Tha Truth, Kelly Rowland, Caifanes, etc.

    Bun B, Trae Tha Truth Baybrook Mall (1355 W. Bay Area Blvd.), June 14 These days Bun B is a multitasking pillar of the community, one of the area's most beloved public figures: to say nothing of his high social-media profile,. Lately he's been helping Houston Mayor Annise Parker battle texting whil ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    This, Not That: New Tunes to Replace Some Tired Old Texans Tailgating Songs

    My family and I have been Houston Texans season ticketholders since Game 1, that celebrated and gratifying franchise opener (Texans 19, Cowboys 10), and we've always taken seriously our tailgating privileges. Texans fans tailgate better than most, including the North Texas delusionals who do it u ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/2/2013

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Free Press Summer Fest, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2, 2013 Perhaps the schedulers behind this year's Free Press Summer Festival know something the rest of us don't. The rapper/DJ duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are at the peak of their careers so far, garnering more attention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Best Acts of Sunday, 6/2/2013

    Cat Power/Social Distortion Cat Power has such a spotty live reputation that she's hard to pass up, epecially at a music festival. We all want to see the implosion when it happens. However, she once pleased me greatly (and made me somewhat of a fan) at one ACL Fest around the time her R&B-heavy The ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Festival's Biggest WTF Moments

    Know Your City During Matt & Kim, Kim had the crowd in her pocket... until she accidentally called them "Dallas." She immediately recognized her terrible faux pas and recovered by telling a story about how once she was having sex with Matt and called him by the wrong name. She said that afterwards " ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Best Things We Overheard In the Crowd This Weekend

    "I like the red douchebag tanks." "I know this song!" -- at the beginning of Paul Wall's "Smile For Me Daddy" "Fuck your fuckin' water!" -- a testy exchange in the Fancy Pants tent

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    May 31, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Acts We'd Rather Skip This Time

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off has been bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest Releases 2013 Schedule & Stage Times

    The moment many of you have been dreading has arrived: this morning Free Press Summer Fest announced this year's schedule and stage times for its fifth year, scheduled for June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festival's eightysomething performers this year are spread across six stages from the ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    ACL 2013 Predictions & Rumors: Is This Jimmy Buffett's Year?

    2013 marks the first year that the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Texas' other large outdoor music festival, never to be confused with Houston's own Free Press Summer Fest -- expands to two consecutive weekends with identical lineups. At this point the lineup for the festival, scheduled for Oc ... More >>

  • Music

    March 7, 2013

    Raw Power

    Iggy & the Stooges headline the fifth Free Press Summer Fest.

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    February 27, 2013

    Macklemore's Terrifying Secret: He's Not Really That Good

    When I first heard about Macklemore, it was through the word of mouth surrounding the craze over his video for the song "Thrift Shop." Memes make stars these days, and the kitschy, comedic video and song about wearing clothes from Goodwill really struck a chord with my young, hipster peers. I was f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    5 Stories We Should Be Talking About Instead of Kimye's Unborn Child

    Future generations may eventually read the words "watercooler moment" and have no idea what the phrase means. Why wait to talk to your coworkers when you'll already be friends with them on a social network and can share your comments on news as it happens? If you have Twitter you see this future at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Saturday Night: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at House of Blues

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room November 3, 2012 When he was in grade school, Seattle-born rapper Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty thought he was gay. He was artistic, kept his room tidy, and his uncle was openly homosexual, so he did what any ten-year-old boy would do: He freak ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Friday In Review: Bun B, Bob Mould, Against Me! & More

    The first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest was marked by the oddball stylings of an in-character Val Kilmer terrorizing the stage with the Black Lips, and the triumphant return of rap legends Run-D.M.C. rocking the main stage to close out the night. In between there was Bob Mould, Converge, Houston's own Bun ... More >>

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    October 16, 2012

    Upcoming: Wisin Y Yandel, Rakim, Face To Face, Underoath, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Etc.

    Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with Painteens, Hickoids, Poor Dumb Bastards, Toho Ehio, Bark Hard, Bliss Blood, Kruller, Insecticide, Basilisk, Bad Samaritans, Academy, Black Spunk: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Axiom 25th Anniversary Reunion Show with ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Upcoming: Cypress Hill, Merle Haggard, The Wallflowers, Roberta Flack, Etc.

    The 71's, The Rocketboys: Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Authority Zero: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Bombay Bicyle Club, Vacationer: Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $12/$16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houst ... 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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    July 24, 2012

    Upcoming: Ghostland Observatory, Tyga, Minus the Bear, Ben Nichols, Sarah Jaffe, Etc.

    Ben Nichols, Buxton: Sat., Sept. 8, 8 p.m., TBA. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Big Business: Mon., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., $12. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Drunk & The Runaway Scrape, The Electric Dollhouse Groove Buggy: Sat., July 28, 8 p.m., Free. Khon's Wine Darts Coffee Art, 28 ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012: A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, PiL, Santigold, X, Turbonegro, Etc.

    This morning Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, the best music festival in Texas that isn't Free Press Summer Fest, announced their full 2012 lineup after months of teasing us and leaking a handful of names at a time -- and then hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C Tuesday morning. Scheduled for November 2-4 at Audit ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    I Will Always Be the World Trade Center

    The electro-pop duo's name was cute. Then came September 11.

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