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Shakira

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    June 13, 2014

    Goooooooal!! A Mostly Musical Guide to Enjoying the World Cup

    When did World Cup soccer start mattering to U.S. fans? I know many of us have doled out orange slices and cursed at volunteer officials at youth league games, but interest in the pro soccer pitch is apparently now at fever pitch. The global football tournament begins this afternoon and won't end u ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    One Writer's Most Profound Musical Man-Crushes

    The Man Crush. It's what made John Wayne an American icon. When The Duke was riding, it wasn't entirely acceptable for another man to admit an overwhelming fondness for him or his true grit. But, c'mon -- those movie theaters screening his films weren't exactly teeming with women. Nowadays we men ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Five Great Musical Duos-In-Waiting

    Last month at Starbucks, waiting on my Grande Pike, I spied on the sales counter a curious item. It was a CD featuring duets by the dude from Green Day and Norah Jones. "Weird combo," I thought, took my coffee and went on with my day. Then, maybe a week later, Phil Everly passed away and the boss ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 31, 2013
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    August 3, 2012

    ¿Como se dice "Whoops?": 5 Musicians' Romney-esque Blunders In Foreign Lands

    Mitt Romney had a troublesome time during his recent trip abroad, pissing off politicians and citizens in England, Palestine, and Poland (although to be fair, that last one was simply a guy who worked for Romney, not Romney himself). Besides providing a potential future Ted Nugent album name -- "Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Vastie Shakira Coleman Charged in Death of Son, Age 4, Bayou Body Count No. 100

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Vastie Shakira Coleman injury to a child - serious bodily injury, after she is believed to have beaten her four-year-old son, Kyron Barnes, to death with a cord, according to reports from the Sheriff's office and KHOU. According to reports, the boy wa ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    March 6, 2012

    To Selena, With Love: A Conversation With Widower Chris Perez

    Do you remember when and where you heard the news about Selena? I do. I was riding the school bus when a classmate, listening to the radio on his Walkman, shouted "Selena was shot!". "How terrible", I thought to myself, thinking that maybe she was just wounded, but for sure she would recover. "No br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Supreme Cinderella-Like Dysfunction Reigns in Gay-Related Lufkin Sibling Steak-Knife Stabbing

    Family dysfunction and domestic disharmony are kind of our stocks-in-trade, but this sick twist on a Cinderella story out of Lufkin shocks even us in its callousness. According to KTRE, on Friday evening 18-year-old Xavier Walker was berating his 17-year-old sister Shakira Walker because of her s ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Great GIFs Of Shakira Shaking What Her Mother Gave Her (Semi-NFSW)

    ​There are no words that I can put into this space to describe the majesty of Colombian pop star Shakira. The only thing that would probably come close to succinctly putting into prose how amazing her body is digging up poet Robert Frost and using voodoo to have him pen a few lines. Can we do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Enjoy Your Lunar New Year With Some Of Music's Greatest Butts

    According to Chinese reckoning, today marks the lunar new year. It's the Year of the Dragon. Specifically, the Year of the Water Dragon, which I'm told will bestow a peaceful energy on the coming year, favoring the ideals of negotiation and forward thinking. I know, right? BOOORING. We Americans kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    You Bettah Work: 10 Rock/Pop Musicians Who Could Take Up Modeling

    Lucky for Lana Del Rey -- whose awkward-at-best Saturday Night Live performance last weekend left indie critics second-guessing her skill -- she has a backup career on which to fall, if needed. Last week, days before becoming a poor bundle of nerves on SNL, the up-and-(maybe)-coming songstress signe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    If the American Music Awards Fell in the Forest, Would Anyone Hear Them?

    Last night, the American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC to record low ratings. A show that featured typically lackluster performances from artists far more interested in choreographed dance moves than actually singing and playing bordered on all-out awful at times, which begs the question: Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    New ZZ Top Tribute Disc Frightens, Titillates, And Confuses Us

    Photo By Jim Bricker​If you don't know that Rocks Off is a ZZ Top-friendly place, then you have probably only been reading the blog for the past two or three hours. The two men who run this blog love Billy, Frank, and Dusty with the energy from one thousands suns, and their whole catalog runs ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

    Hipster Scum​This Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    10 Sexually Suggestive, Food-Related Album Covers

    ​ If there are three things we report on quite well here at Houston Press Blog Central, it's food, sex and music. So, hell, let's merge 'em! Here is a rundown of ten of the most sexually suggestive, food- related album covers that caught our eye and gave us the craziest cravings. 10. Katy Pe ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 14, 2010

    Mucho Mediocre

    After new owners take over a Houston haunt, the engaging music is intact, but the food is not.

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    October 12, 2010

    Wax Audio's Tom Compagnoni: Portrait Of A Mash-Up Artist

    Courtesy of Tom Compagnoni​Rocks Off is quite keen on YouTube mashups. Whether it's famous ones like the contentious "Boulevard of Broken Songs," which melds Green Day's "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with Oasis's "Wonderwall" - and Noel Gallagher still says Green Day should pay him for ripping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Friday Night: Shakira At Toyota Center

    Photos by Daniel Kramer​Shakira Toyota Center October 8, 2010 From the moment Shakira took the stage at 9:30 p.m. Friday, she had Toyota Center under her spell. Sensual, confident, and brimming with energy, the Latin pop star electrified the capacity crowd for two hours. With our Spanish lim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Shakira And Music's Eight Other Hottest Bellybuttons

    ​Shakira shimmies into town tonight at Toyota Center, and frankly, she's pretty much the only artist Rocks Off regrets having to miss while we're in Austin covering ACL. Say what you will about her caterwauling voice and her corny foreign-ness. There's something so playfully goofy about Shakir ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    August 27, 2010

    FAIL: Lady Gaga, Spain

    Photo illustrations by John Seaborn Gray​Oh No, Not Lady Gaga, Too: Get ready, kids. We've got some truly shocking, devastating news for you. Are you sitting down? Okay, good, now listen closely. Lady Gaga - the whacked-out pop singer you've been listening to for the past couple of years - has ... More >>

  • Music

    August 26, 2010

    Ranch Style Beans

    Local folk hero is well-rounded, to say the least.

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    June 30, 2010

    Top 5 Songs On Jacob Black Of Twilight's iPod

    ​Well, today is the day Twilight: Eclipse is released, and a million voices are screaming, "Honey, do we hafta?" Since Gothtopia already runs a column on vampires - and may we add that Bill Compton would put some serious maim in Edward Cullen's sparkle motion? - today we're gonna talk about w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Stefani Vara's Operation Musical Rewrite

    ​ Wednesday, just a few minutes shy of 4 p.m., Stefani Vara was driving from Corpus Christi back to her home in Houston after a quick day trip. It had been a while since she heard Tejano music. It's what she grew up with and she realized she missed it. She realized it was part of her roots...part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Shakira, Tool, Kings Of Leon, Roger Waters All On Sale Within A Week

    ​This morning, Live Nation announced more huge roadshows hitting Houston soon (enough), adding Shakira and prog-rockers Tool to Toyota Center's 2010 roster. On-sale information for Kings Of Leon and Roger Water's in-concert production of Pink Floyd's The Wall was also released; see the end of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Idol Beat: So Long, Siobhan

    ​I think last night's American Idol was supposed to be country-themed, to go along with the Shania Twain songs the contestants sang on Tuesday, but as I should have known, any organization that thinks of Shania Twain as country is going to have some weird ideas about genre. Rascal Flatts stopp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    American Idol: So Long, Siobhan

    ​I think last night's American Idol was supposed to be country-themed, to go along with the Shania Twain songs the contestants sang on Tuesday, but as I should have known, any organization that thinks of Shania Twain as country is going to have some weird ideas about genre. Rascal Flatts stopp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Most Downloaded "Hope For Haiti" Texan? Although She Killed, Not Beyonce

    Between fighting crime, reducing global warming, mending our socks and, you know, everything else Rocks Off does when we're away from the office, we caught a good bit of Friday evening's "Hope for Haiti" telethon. We didn't have much choice, because the George Clooney-organized, celebrity-packed fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Things Beyonce Will Be Doing on Her Break from Music

    ​ On top of everything else this week, sadly the news has come out that our beloved Beyonce is taking a break from music. Just when we need her the most, right? We miss B and Ms. Fierce already, and we're already speculating what she might get up to while taking her sabbatical away from the public ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    3rd Annual Houston Tango Festival

    It's five days of dancing, dancing, dancing

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    El Arte de la Elegancia: The Best Latin Records of 2009, Part 1

    ​It's been a year of surprises in Latin music. Reggaetón continues fading, albeit slowly, and the industry's mainstays aren't garnering the attention they used to. Case in point: Don Omar's summer release iDon (no relation to your phone), which remained quiet after its first single, "Virtual Diva ... More >>

  • Music

    December 24, 2009

    Blow Out

    Yes, the harmonica is a real instrument, insists Pocket Full of Soul director Marc Lempert.

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Christmas Musical Wishlists

    ​She Said's music listening habits have become so lazy thanks to the Internet. She can barely bring herself to pay for a full CD any more when there's so much awesome music for free online. She can't even remember the last time she bought a full CD in the concrete, plastic wrap and all. That said, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bad Luck, Chuck

    If you watch this, you're going to need to explain yourself​The arrival of another Dancing With the Stars results show always fills me with a queasy mix of relief and dread. Relief, because it's only an hour long instead of two, and another couple will be eliminated, bringing us all that much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    He Said She Said: Our Top Ten Girl-Crushes

    Ask any musician: there is something basically and viscerally masculine about the industry itself, and that masculinity can seep into the most feminine of rocker chicks and indie music queens. That swagger, that attitude, that confidence coupled with soft hair, a pair of soft lips and a softly lilti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    What Do Your iPhone Apps Say About You?

    When you're an iPhone owner, not only are you better than everyone else (obvs), but the lifeblood of your technological slice of gadget heaven is your applications, or "apps," if you're nasty.  An integral part of your holy iPhone identity really shines through the apps you choose to rely on wh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2008
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    September 20, 2007
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    May 31, 2007

    On set with Weird Al Yankovic

    The remaking of "Beautiful Liar"

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    January 16, 2007
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    December 14, 2006

    Espaol Sung Here

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

  • Music

    September 21, 2006

    My Hips Don't Lie...But Mariah Carey's Do!

    Shakira vs. Mariah, head-to-blond-head

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Music

    July 7, 2005

    Shakira

    Fijacion Oral

  • Music

    May 1, 2003

    One Step Forward

    OmTown (Higher Octave)

  • Music

    October 24, 2002

    Division of Laura Lee

    Monday, October 28

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Simon Shaheen & Qantara

    Blue Flame (Ark 21)

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