Joe Sample, the Houston native whose masterful keyboard playing made him a leading figure in the jazz fusion movement of the '60s and '70s and a top session musician in jazz, R&B and pop for several decades, passed away Friday night, according to his Facebook page. His family announced his death wit ... More >>
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It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>
Classical-music station KUHA-FM has axed almost all its local on-air personalities in favor of a service programmed from Minnesota, the University of Houston announced today. UH spokesman Richard Bonnin says the station, which along with Texas Southern University's KTRU-FM is part of an entity call ... More >>
Ed. note: Before now, the history of Houston hip-hop has existed in the archives at Rice University (Swishahouse) and the University of Houston, as well as the songs themselves. But someone has finally written it all down in book form. Maco L. Faniel is a Houston native, hip-hop fan and graduate of ... More >>
A day after Mayor Annise Parker jubilantly announced the city had won $1 million by being a finalist in a municipal-improvements contest, experts held a press conference to say the city's winning "One Bin For All" recycling project is bad for the environment. Experts like Tyson Sowell of the Texas ... More >>
Sprint Pre-Game Concert feat. B.O.b, Ludacris, and Ke$ha All-Star Jam Session at George R. Brown Convention Center February 17th, 2013 Sunday afternoon, as I was counting down the minutes until I had to leave an amazing All-Star day party, where I was making friends with a beautiful girl, drinking ... More >>
The late KTSU-FM 90.9 DJ Myron Anderson, who died last week following an unexpected illness, will be honored on Wednesday during two separate services. The public viewing is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Windsor Village United Methodist Church, 6000 Heatherbrook Dr.
Myron Anderson, a three-decade-plus DJ at Texas Southern University's radio station, passed away on Thursday. He was 63 years old. "Myron was a local radio legend and 32-year host of KTSU's popular Listening Back with Myron and Dave," reads a statement supplied to Rocks Off by Anderson's publicist ... More >>
If you had penciled Kendrick Lamar in your Halloween-week concert plans (Bieber, Manson/Zombie tonight, Nas/she-might-show-up-on-time Lauryn Hill tomorrow) you might be disappointed. The Compton rapper whose debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city has become the talk of music (besides Taylor Swift), won' ... More >>
A lot of fans rejoiced when the city eased off on anti-tailgating restrictions that would have barred the practice at the Dynamo's new downtown BBVA Compass Stadium. After opening the season with four straight road games, the Dynamo will finally open up their new park May 12, and they have announce ... More >>
In its first manifesto since our feature story about KTSU "The Choice" FM 90.9, the Concerned Legends of KTSU are apparently saying "peace out" for now...but not before lobbing strong words at the management of Texas Southern University's radio station. As Houston Press previously reported, the pe ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresDJ EQUE at the launch party for Pharrell's Qreme liqueur, Las Vilas, September 23, 2011DJ EQUE has been making her mark in the industry for more than 10 years, but it was never something that came easy for her. The Houston-bred beauty had a lot to prove before she was tak ... More >>
Photo by HPDDaniel Palacios faces manslaughter chargesA teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a Texas Southern law student. Daniel Garcia Palacios, 17, was fleeing from police in a gray Buick LeSabre about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran a red light at the 4100 b ... More >>
KTSU on FacebookChris Tucker finds KTSU's smoother direction hard to swallow.Rocks Off has heard smooth jazzer Kenny G compared to rusty nails in the eyes, and what wallpaper might sound like if it boasted sonic properties. However, this is the first time that we've heard the soprano saxophon ... More >>
UPDATED at 4:49 p.m. with more information. Barrie Lee Hall Jr., whom Duke Ellington plucked out of Texas Southern University to join his orchestra and later became its leader, passed away Monday at age 61. The cause was complications from diabetes, Hall's wife Lula told Billie Duncan of th ... More >>
A new player for concertsThe Harris County-Houston Sports Authority agreed on a deal today to be the landlord for the Houston Dynamo in a new downtown stadium, an important -- but not final -- step on breaking ground. Dynamo president Chris Canetti tells Hair Balls the new facility won't jus ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverThe Littlest Drummer: Ain't he cute?Sunday afternoon at Bush Intercontinental Airport, the sound of drums roared through the air, all but drowning out the planes taking off in the background. The Fourth Annual Texas BigBeat drumming charity event was a success in its c ... More >>
Porkchop and sides at This Is It.Yesterday afternoon, a friend picked me up from work and we headed over to Jefferson to grab some burgers and soul food from Adrian's Local Cafe. Sadly, we found out once we arrived that Adrian's -- home to one of Robb Walsh's favorite Houston dishes and one o ... More >>
Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures
Frenchy's.If there is one thing I've began to miss about Houston over the years ever since I moved away, it's the chicken. Sure, I could've said the usual stuff, like family, friends, the Astrodome or whatever. But family and friends are always a phone call away, and I can look at photos of ... More >>
Homey Heights cafe King Biscuit hosts a first-rate jazz jam.
Photo courtesy Houston DynamoThe LA Galaxy put the dagger in the Houston Dynamo's heart last Friday, ending their 2009 season. The 2-0 defeat in overtime left the Orange marooned one step away from the MLS Cup.It was a wild affair in Los Angeles, a game that was interrupted twice for power outag ... More >>
Rocks Off knows it's hard to have fun without spending money. Trust us, like Bill Clinton, we feel your pain. But we've been combing the club listings and put together a list of shows and other music-related happenings that won't set you back too any more than $10. You can thank us later, because yo ... More >>
We're not sure why, but Texas Southern's flamboyant, fabulous, free-spending and non-felonious former president Priscilla Slade is back in the news. Several media outlets around the country have picked up a recent AP report that essentially recounts Slade's luxurious lifestyle and how the criminal ... More >>
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