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Semisonic

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Our 11 Favorite Drinking Songs. Cheers!

    Many drinkers have a dialogue in their heads that also plays out in great drinking songs throughout the ages. "Why do you drink?" asks the great prophet Bocephus. "It's five o'clock somewhere," reply the equally sage Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Rocks Off wanted to know our writers' favorite dri ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    "Hey, Girl, I'm Waiting On You...": One Direction's Five Best Pick-Up Lines

    British video blogger Jack Harries and his pal, Caspar Lee, recently threw a little something together that racked up 1.5 million YouTube hits in a couple of weeks. They squirmed into their best skinny jeans, went off to the park and tried some "chat-up lines" on the ladies. Humor-wise, these kids ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    2012 Turkeys of the Year

    Puffed up, plucked and ready for roasting, here's this year's best of the worst.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Closing Time: Some Unhappy With 103.7 FM's Christian Change

    At 5 p.m. Tuesday, 103.7 KHJK left the Houston airwaves, leaving "Houston's Adult Alternative" without a substitute. Christian alternative format Air 1 Radio has taken its place. The changeover as a result of Cumulus Media's prepackaged bankruptcy buyout that included KHJK and sports-talk station K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Christian Radio Group Buys 103.7 FM

    Update to story originally posted on May 25, 2012: Sounds like the switch became official at 5 p.m. today, and our friends on social media are pissed. Apparently the indie format went out with Semisonic's "Closing Time" and R.E.M.'s "It's The End Of The World As We Know It." Well played. KHJK 103.7 ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    In Bloom

    Spring has sprung with a fresh crop of recent Houston-related releases.

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    July 21, 2011

    25 Unfortunate '90s 1.5-Hit Wonders

    The bearded Mark Oliver Everett and his fabulous eels...​Rocks Off loves the '90s more than we probably should, especially all the dumb little things about the pop music that clogged the radio and MTV. We could probably write a book about the songs that helped shape our formative musical knowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    106.9 FM Gets In The Zone, Misses The Point?

    ​Another Houston radio station has changed formats, or "flipped," although early reaction from some listeners is that the change is so slight it's hardly a change at all. Cox Communications has rechristened its property at 106.9 FM from "The Point" to "The Zone." It's not a sports station, al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Obsessed With Death In A Cheerful Way

    ​With The Reluctant Graveyard, indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has crafted the most gorgeous, lush, and sunny record ever about death and dying. Corpses, organ donors, coffin salesmen, shot-down gangster doppelgangers, and zombies (both literally and the '60s Colin Blunstone va ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    February 1, 2007

    Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive

    The Houston rock scene and the cultural cringe

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Dixie Chicks

    Taking the Long Way

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    Identity Crisis

    Mary Cutrufello's leaving makes us wonder: Is your band a Krogers, Randalls or a Fiesta?

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Progressing to the Majors

    Blue October braces itself for the effects of its Universal debut

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    January 28, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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    June 18, 1998
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    June 11, 1998
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    June 11, 1998

    The Romance of the One-Night Stand

    Semisonic makes love songs out of booze and cheap hotel rooms

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    June 4, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    December 19, 1996
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    September 5, 1996
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