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Sinead O'Connor

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs We Miss From the '90s

    You know, the '90s gets a little screwed when it comes to nostalgia, which is perhaps a bit unfair. Sure, the '80s gave us Scrunchies and ALF, and we got to show off our Lisa Lisa cassette with pride. But in the '90s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was born, which gave us Carlton and his sweet-ass dan ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

    Houston promoters Pegstar launch a new series of benefit shows this weekend.

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    March 11, 2014

    St. Vincent at House of Blues, 3/10/2014

    St. Vincent House of Blues March 10, 2014 There's a fine line between eccentric and creepy. Luckily, St. Vincent has the kind of preternatural grace that makes negotiating such a tricky threshold as easy as hopping over little puddles on the sidewalk. Every so often, though... Just kidding. The in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Bob Dylan's Star-Studded "Halftime Show" Gets Deluxe Treatment

    "Thanks Bob! Thanks for having Bob Fest!" Neil Young enthuses at one point during his set at the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert. And though methinks that the October 1992 show at Madison Square Garden paying tribute to the Bard of Hibbing was due more to the planning of Columbia Records than t ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Gary Clark Jr. at Warehouse Live, 11/26/2013

    Gary Clark Jr. Warehouse Live November 26, 2013 Gary Clark Jr. is a stealthy kind of guitar hero. He won't dazzle you with his fretwork very often (though he certainly could), but his subtle, brooding brand of blues doesn't have to try very hard to loosen inhibitions. I witnessed behavior Tuesday n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Six More Weird Bands to Watch In 2013

    Back in February, I told you about five weird bands that adventurous music listeners might want to watch out for if they happened to be looking for something outside the mainstream. As the year has plugged on, all five have done some exciting things, but even more noteworthy experimental bands have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    A Timeline of the World, Post-Beyoncé Haircut

    On August 7, in the year of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy 2013, a photo was placed on the official royal Instagram of her Bey-Hiveness Beyoncé. The queen had gotten a haircut. People gasped, women immediately called their beauticians at the stroke of midnight wanting the cut. Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Pin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    Five Essential Willie Nelson Albums

    This week and into next, the State of Texas and the rest of the world will join together in saluting American hero Willie Nelson on his 80th birthday. Rocks Off would certainly like to add our congratulations, but we woke up today -- well, yesterday -- looking to start an argument. The standard li ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Musically Speaking, What Is the Best Zodiac Sign?

    Sometimes some musicians just can't even be put in the same sentence as one another. Depending on people's musical preferences. It's hard to compare and can be a bit confrontational. But one thing is for sure the day on which someone is born can't be changed. And then that's where astrology comes in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Top Six Rap Videos Set In Places Of Worship

    Rocks Off was only 13 years old in October 1992 when singer Sinéad O'Connor sang an a cappella version of Bob Marley's "War" on Saturday Night Live and, on cue, tore an image of Pope John Paul II into pieces while singing the word "evil." "Fight the real enemy," she exclaimed at the end of one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Aerosmith & Cheap Trick Rock Toyota Center July 30

    This morning Aerosmith, the band that wouldn't die (or refuses to go away), announced a Houston stop on this summer's "Global Warming" tour at Toyota Center Monday, July 30. Taking a break from the casino/state-fair circuit, Illinois power-pop heroes Cheap Trick open. Aerosmith is still be rumored ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Sinead O'Connor's Top 5 F-Bombs

    Sinead O'Connor may be one of my oldest pop-music crushes. I remember being fascinated with her close-cropped haircut in the "Nothing Compares to U" video, but I think it was watching her tear up that picture of the pope on SNL in 1992 that really did it. As a high-school senior only then finding ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Last Night: Dropkick Murphys At House Of Blues

    Dropkick Murphys House of Blues February 28, 2012 Check out photos of last night's sold out Dropkick Murphys show at House of Blues. Everybody's Irish at a Dropkick Murphys show. Tuesday night at House of Blues, Rocks Off saw more shamrock-festooned gear and Boston Red Sox caps than should normall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Are SNL's Divisive Musical Guests Making It Relevant Again??

    Even as sketch comedy tastes have changed, and a segment of the population has sadly written it off as an unfunny relic, NBC's Saturday Night Live is still pulling in cutting-edge, marquee musical guests each week, in the process creating national stars or pariahs. Or sometimes both. Case in point ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Top 5 Musicians Whose Art Trumps Their Politics

    Once again we have yet another example that if a musician opens his or her mouth without the benefit of a guitar or piano close by, trouble is usually not far behind. In this case it's Rockin' Randall Hank Williams Jr., who compared this year's Obama/John Boehner "golf summit" to Adolf Hitler hittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Marley's Ghost: Bob Lives In More Than Just Dorm Rooms

    The Onion​Thirty years ago today, Bob Marley passed away from cancer at the young age of 36. According to one joke, it took three days to bury him because his coffin kept jammin'. Bada bum. That's not even our favorite. Earlier this year, Dan Turner, press secretary to Mississippi Governor an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Shock Therapy: Would Sinead O'Connor Still Cause An Uproar?

    ​Sunday night is a special night. It's the 18th anniversary of Sinead O'Connor's infamous Pope-a-ripping on Saturday Night Live. For the extremely small number of you who somehow have the Internet but not VH1, the facts are these: O'Connor, always the most peaceable and least controversial of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Mullets & More: 17 Signature Musical Hairstyles

    ​If you have hair, Craig's Hlist hates you. Not in a "you shot my whole family" or "you are the serial killer who dissolved my sibling in a vat of acid" way, more in a "you got the last sausage and cheese kolaches at the office" way. Our hair loss began sometime in high school, when we were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    Top 8 Post-2000 Soldier Songs

    ​Like many of you, Rocks Off has friends and family members who have served (or are serving) in our armed forces. Memorial Day is when we honor the sacrifice so many of them have made - and are still making - fighting America's wars. Songs about the hardships suffered by soldiers and their familie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Musical Moms That Make Us Melt

    ​ With Mother's Day fast approaching, we can't help but recognize all the hot rocker mamas out there making music and babies. It can't be easy to write the next great pop song and have a tiny human being inside you sucking nutrients from your body, in the process girding their loins for making you ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009

    Unmasked and Anonymous

    Houston's Without a Face wins over crowds with songs about MySpace, lactose intolerance and stalking local TV anchors.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Celtic Accordion Queen Sharon Shannon

    ​One of Lonesome Onry and Mean's favorite Pogues tracks is actually Steve Earle's great anti-war song "Johnny Come Lately" from Earle's Copperhead Road album. Earle has frequently spoken of his affinity for Ireland, particularly Galway, which we might call one of his retreats. It was through Earle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Texas Spider-Man Fans: You Could Be A Broadway Star! (Or, Maybe Not)

    Spider-Man geeks, rejoice!! You may not only get to live out your fantasy -- being Peter Parker and his alter ego -- but you can be a Broadway star!! Or, on the other hand, you can participate in a huge publicity stunt. They're making a musical out of Spiderman, complete with a new (to us, anyw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    St. Patrick's Day Special: Ten Great Irish (Or Irish-American) Musicians and Bands

    St. Patrick's Day is, well, today, so, rather than hit the pub to celebrate - which we'll probably still do, to be honest - we thought we'd put together a mixtape for you of our favorite Irish and Irish-American bands along with a favorite tracks by them. Pint of Guinness and shot of Jameson sold se ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008
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    February 7, 2008

    Spazmatics = Revenge of the Replicants

    Did you know that '80s cover band the Spazmatics has clones from coast to coast?

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Hot Sounds, Summer in the City

    A few local discs to sizzle with

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Flying Soul-o Flying Soul-o

    Max Cavalera on Soulfly and making friends

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Aimless Attack

    Daddy G on Massive Attack's meanderings

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    'Bout Time

    Give it up for soul survivor Bettye LaVette

  • Home Entertainment

    November 24, 2005

    For Those About to Rock

    Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Massive Attack

    100th Window (Virgin)

  • Music

    July 11, 2002

    Moby

    18 (V2 Records)

  • Music

    February 25, 1999
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    June 11, 1998
  • Film

    April 30, 1998

    Everyday Ravishments

    Neil Jordan shows a childhood both deeply Irish and thoroughly deranged

  • Music

    July 3, 1997
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    July 27, 1995

    Irish Ambassadors

    The Chieftains may flirt with rock, but they always come home to Ireland

  • Music

    June 29, 1995

    Full Nelson

    With a new disc and a boxed history, Willie Nelson wonders who'll buy his memories

  • Music

    February 16, 1995
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    May 19, 1994

    Like Father, Like Son

    Spanic Boys make classic rock and roll a family affair

  • Music

    March 3, 1994

    Celting Point

    Plus: Less Donna McK., archiving Texas folk music, and Iggy's eats Jelly

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