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Sage Francis

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Pope Francis Who?

    Five who might have inspired the name.

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    Pope Francis I: Who Could The Name Really Be Honoring? Five Possibilities

    Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio surprised a lot of people yesterday when he chose the name he'd be using as leader of the Catholic Church: Pope Francis I. As the "I" indicates, he's the first to ever use Francis, and there have been a hell of a lot of popes before him who could have done so. About ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 16, 2013

    5 Songs About Andy Kaufman NOT By R.E.M.

    Today would have been comedian Andy Kaufman's 64th birthday... assuming of course he isn't playing a really long practical joke on us all. Anyone else in the world and such a claim would be rightfully seen as conspiracy theory nuttery, but with Kaufman and his legendary dedication to character and c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Friday Night: Sage Francis & B. Dolan At Fitzgerald's

    Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Thurogood Fitzgerald's April 27, 2012 The last time Sage Francis came through Houston, he played at the House of Blues' Bronze Peacock room. In case you aren't familiar, Sage is a heavily anti-establishment rapper with a stiff shot of anti-corporatism thrown in, so needless ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    5 Songs For International Day Against Police Brutality

    Police brutality is definitely a real thing. Cases range from synchronized actions by oppressive regimes to curtail the populace to isolated incidents of extremely poor decisions making by rage-based authorities. Distinguishing between and guarding against police brutality is as difficult as it is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Peelander-Z, Collective Soul, Merle Haggard, Ting Tings, Isley Bros., Etc.

    Calle 13: Thu., May 10. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Carrie Rodriguez: Thu., March 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Charlie Wilson: Fri., May 25. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Collective Soul: Fri., June 1. House of Blues Dirty Ghosts: Fri., April 27. Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    Top Five Best & Worst Songs About 9/11

    ​This Sunday will be 10 years since America was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. In that time, a lot of musical ground has been covered. Some artists mention that day only in passing, as Jay-Z and Alicia Keys do in "Empire State of Mind," but some have crafted songs about 9/11 itself. Some of thes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Houston Supergroups We'd Like To See

    Marc BrubakerThe Tontons​Houston has become a cornucopia of musical talent. With so much goodness going on, it would be selfish to wish for more. So here's us, being a selfish ass and daydreaming about what could be Houston's greatest supergroups. MR. X Surf/Spy The first group we imagine wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Songs Of 2010

    ​Editor's Picks: Jamey Johnson, "Lonely at the Top": Ouch. Merle Haggard, "I've Seen It": Double ouch. Patty Griffin, "Move On Up": Help me, Jesus. Please.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Sage Francis Transcends Genres At House of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/See the slideshowSage Francis with members of Free Moral Agents​Sage Francis' new album Li(f)e should have received better reviews than it did. Although the reviews it got weren't terrible, none of them seemed to acknowledge that Sage managed to marry rap and rock witho ... More >>

  • Music

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Fails Of The Week: Glastonbury "Ice Ice Baby," Sony "No Beyonce On YouTube," Fat Mike The Peeing Clown And... Bono

    If you're reading this, you're either on the Internet, or else you've mastered multi-dimensional thought-projection processes that would make Michio Kaku cry like a little girl. We'll assume the former, and just in case you don't already know, the Internet has decided that the word "failure" is too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    SXSW 09 Imminent Already? Aaaarrrgh!

    St. Vincent, "Jesus Saves, I Spend" The 2009 South By Southwest Music Festival is still nearly four months away (March 18-22), but the first performers are already being announced. When Rocks Off saw this list on Friday, after we had been gorged senseless the day before, we shuddered. "To ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Laptop Battles

    Blogging: Hip-hop's new element?

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Sage Francis

    Sage Francis will perform Thursday, June 7, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Buck 65, Alias and Buddy Wakefield also perform.

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Born to Bruise

    Jolie Holland takes it to the river

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Weapons of Mass Construction

    The Coup takes political rap to the next level

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Maybe This Time

    These famous (and not so famous) musicians share their hopes for 2006

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop, Year Two AJ

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down

  • Music

    March 10, 2005

    Whitey on the Mike

    The all-time greatest white-boy rhymes

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Black Gold

    A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep

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