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Sheila E.

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    April 8, 2014

    Miami After Dark: H-Town Goes to South Beach

    This past week, I packed my bags and headed east to Miami, that gorgeously naughty city in South Florida that rivals New York City and Los Angeles in its beauty and nightlife. The purpose was a professional one, a marketing and interactive conference for Latinos. But aside from the seminars and gift ... More >>

  • Music

    June 13, 2013

    Glam It Up

    Our writer turned to a local rocker for some wardrobe tips.

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    June 7, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Prince! Remembering the Purple Rain Tour at The Summit

    Today is Prince's 55th birthday. He's a Jehovah's Witness, so he may not celebrate the event, but that doesn't mean we can't. But no superfluous, flowery lede is required when discussing one of the most creative and talented musicians of our times. Let's just cut into the purple banana cake and dis ... More >>

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    February 8, 2013

    Alejandro Escovedo: "Just to Have a Gig Is Pretty Cool"

    Earlier this morning, Alejandro Escovedo talked to Rocks Off about his recent albums Real Animal, Street Songs of Love and Big Station, which have put him in the vanguard of mature rock artists. But those albums are in many ways the culmination of a career that began in San Francisco punk rockers th ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Marcie Chapa Gives Freedom Over Texas a Beat

    With all due respect to pop-country stars Sara Evans and Billy Currington, the real show-stopper at the City of Houston's Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Eleanor Tinsley Park Wednesday might be the Ernest Walker Band, the jazz/R&B/funk/Latin table-setters whose ranks -- all of them with Hou ... More >>

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    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    14 Notable Female Rock Drummers

    girlscantwhat.com​Last week, we rounded up a list of our favorite female rock bassists. We'd like to continue the trend of honoring rock's finest females, by next recognizing 14 notable female rock drummers. As usual, we will focus on the live-performing, touring drummers over time, rather tha ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Midtown Throwdown

    Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.

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    April 26, 2011

    Out Today: Steve Earle Is Alive, Bootsy's Aged Funk, And The Late Poly Styrene's Last Disc

    ​Yep, it's the third week now that we have been listening to the new Foo Fighters album, Wasting Light. We even acquired it on vinyl this weekend, so we are doubly screwed. Now we just need it on cassette tape and one of those toothbrushes that play music in your skull like you are schizophren ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Upcoming: 50 Cent, Aventura, Hole, Jonas Bros., Liza Minnelli, Octopus Project, Etc.

    ​50 Cent: Sat., June 12. Arena Theatre. Agent Orange: Wed., June 30. Rocbar. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., May 28. Cypress Saloon. As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried And Me, Blessthefall, Cancer Bats: Tue., July 27. Verizon Wireless Theater. Aventura: Thu., July 1. Toyota Center. Barringt ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: A Whirlwind Afternoon With Zydepunks, Some Cha-Chas, Taj Weekes And Dave Alvin's Guilty Women

    Jason WolterZydepunks​ There was a moment as Aftermath was walking through the Caribbean Market section of iFest Saturday when we had the most visceral of flashbacks -- stepping off a Carnival cruise boat at the rip old age of 14 in Nassau, Bahamas, and being inundated by tourist-baiting marketeer ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    Material World: Five High-Life Holiday Videos for Your Broke, Unemployed Ass

    ​ Only 29 shopping days until Christmas. More to the point, it's less than a month until we don't have to hear that goddamned barking dogs version of "Jingle Bells" and can stop forcing ourselves to be nice to each other for another year. We at Rocks Off know times are tough. Unemployment is still ... More >>

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    December 30, 2008

    Were These Really the Best Songs of 2008?

    The Gutter Twins Maybe Rocks Off spent a lot of 2008 with his head in the archives, but he was paying attention to new stuff too. Occasionally. It's as easy as satellite radio, channel 47's (Ethel/Alt Nation) weekly new-music hour Submission/Transmission. Monday night, S/T happened to be playing its ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
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    October 19, 2007

    Get Lit: Prince: A Thief in the Temple, by Brian Morton

    At first glance, it looks unlikely that this slim volume could do justice to the life and music of His Purpleness; it seems more like one of those quickie clip jobs. But Morton, co-author of The Penguin Book of Jazz, has written a scholarly but highly readable bio, filled with rich analysis and insi ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    Night School

    DVD review

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    June 26, 2003

    Super Mario Brother

    The youngest Escovedo rides his sin-breathing Dragons into town

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    Year of the Woman

    The big-screen dames of cinema 2003 will keep you watching

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    July 4, 2002
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    August 1, 1996

    Balancing Act

    Alejandro Escovedo teeters between rock and restraint

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    July 6, 1995

    Critic's Choice

    Executive Sax

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    May 26, 1994
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