Teddy Pendergrass

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    July 2, 2014

    Frustrated at Work? Here's a "Brick In Yo Face"

    Like Kermit the Snitch, it's not my business if you enjoy cocaine. I think it's the most ridiculous drug of all because I associate it with the 1980s, which was easily the silliest decade I've lived through. But I recognize there are people in this world who use it and since there is a demand, th ... More >>

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    March 7, 2013

    Last Night: Dierks Bentley at Reliant Stadium

    Dierks Bentley Reliant Stadium March 6, 2013 I never, ever do something like this, for reasons I hope should be obvious to our readers, but after watching Dierks Bentley (and the crowd) Wednesday night at RodeoHouston, I felt compelled to Google the words "Dierks Bentley girlfriend." Ladies love th ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    What the #!?& is Kwanzaa?: 7 Songs to Help You Figure It Out

    It's the holiday season again and as usual people are confused: what are all these non-Christmas holidays going on? Last time we helped you figure out what Hanukkah was through the power of song. This time we'll be covering Kwanzaa. Rewind: What the #?!$ is Hanukkah?: 10 Songs to Help You Figure I ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Last Night: Dukes of September Rhythm Revue at The Woodlands

    Dukes of September Rhythm Revue Featuring Michael McDonald, Boz Scaggs & Donald Fagen Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 17, 2012 This show could have been a punchline waiting to happen. Somebody must have thought "Dukes of September" was a more regal name for this tour than the "Superstars of So ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    The 10 Oddest Super Bowl Halftime Performers

    The Super Bowl seems to be running out of stadium-sized performers who can attract eyeballs (the Black-Eyed Peas?), and this year they're hoping that faded scandalist Madonna will do the trick. It's not like they haven't been desperate before. In the early days of the event, producers regularly tu ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Listening Back: KTSU DJ Marks 30 Years On The Air

    Photos courtesy of Myron Anderson/KTSU​Friday marks Houston radio personality Myron Anderson's 30th anniversary at KTSU (90.9 FM). Best known for his Friday-morning show, "Listening Back With Myron Anderson," Anderson joined the Texas Southern University station as a student in 1981. That sam ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10​Rocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Quiet Storm In Heaven: R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

    Teddy Pendergrass, one of the main voices of the ultra-smooth "Philly Soul" sound of the '70s, passed away Wednesday evening in a Philadelphia hospital. The R&B singer had been hospitalized for several months following surgery for colon cancer, his son told the Associated Press. Pendergrass, 59 ... More >>

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    August 26, 2009

    A Third Ward Pawnshop iPod and the Mysterious Fate of Previous Owner "Scooby"

    Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.​So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Eyeballin': Love Train - The Sound of Philadelphia Live in Concert

    While the catalogues of Motown and Stax get all the attention, the "Philadelphia sound" of the '70s - headquartered at Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records - if often overlooked, and that's a pity. This concert, filmed last year for a PBS fundraiser and in conjunction ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

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    April 8, 2004

    Michael Burks

    Saturday, April 10

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    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

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    July 1, 1999


    R&B royalty roll out for Budweiser Superfest