Subject:

The Four Tops

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Chuck Negron: The Oldies Circuit's Sober Companion

    A little over a year ago, former Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron stood onstage at the Stafford Centre at the finale of the "Happy Together" tour stop, belting out numbers while shoulder to shoulder with The Turtles, Gary Lewis, Gary Puckett and former Paul Revere and the Raiders vocalist Mark ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013

    R.I.P. Robot

    Houston mourns the passing of Numbers owner Robert Burtenshaw.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Big Wheel Keep on Turning: Arena Theatre's Strange Staying Power

    Rocks Off recently ran a blog recalling some of the numerous music venues which have come and gone in our fair (albeit fickle) city. We listed more than two dozen and readers offered many, many more. By the time we wiped away our collective tears, it was clear how much we miss and love our departed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    5 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Umbrella Man, Robert Cray, Etc.

    A short one this week, for the long holiday weekend. But worthwhile. Outside-the-Loop gig of the weekend: The Mighty Orq at Main Street Crossing in Tomball tonight at 8 p.m.. Ask Orq about the band's European tour last month. Soulful Space City spokesman Nick Gaitan celebrates the release of his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Play It Again, Sam: 10 Artists & Comedians Signed To Casablanca Records

    Casablanca Records was a record company started by Neil Bogart -- no relation to the late legendary actor Humphrey Bogart, although Neil was a big Bogie enthusiast and admirer. In the 1970s, Casablanca Records was the go-to label for disco much like Death Row was the go-to place for gangsta rap in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Why The Monkees Should Be In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

    The death of Davy Jones Wednesday isn't just the end of one man's life. For fans of the Monkees, it means the end of a lot of things. It means no more reunions. It means no more movie and TV cameo appearances. It means no more new music It means no performance to celebrate the Monkees' induction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Sunny San Leon Combines Rock Festival, Mayoral Election

    San Leon has a Facebook page. And a lovely view.​Deep in the last of the "R months," oyster season's coming to a close, and though it's not yet stiflingly hot, breezes off Galveston Bay are getting warmer by the day. What better time to head down to San Leon for a beer and a day of "icehouse r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Last Night: Cyndi Lauper At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Cyndi Lauper House of Blues August 12, 2010 See a slideshow of Cyndi Lauper's performance at the House of Blues last night. Hoping Cyndi Lauper might tackle Lightnin' Hopkins Thursday night proved a little much, but lady can sing the blues. Perhaps sensing that her fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Can't Forget The Motor City: Our Favorite Motown Jams

    ‚Äč She Said has always been a fan of Stax Records, the gritty Southern label started by a white brother-sister team in a movie theater in Memphis. Something about Stax' organic sound and integrated musical influences (this is the same city that gave us Sun Records) had always felt so raw and real. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Gridiron or Iron Chef, Your Times Have Come

    Last night was the seventh elimination round of this season's Dancing With the Stars, and the second one to see two people go home. I guess at this point in the season the gimmick is starting to wear off? In which case, why not just have fewer contestants to start? Then again, when 16.4 million pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Blues/Soul/R&B In Memoriam 2008

    Ah, that nasty Grim Reaper took a lot of great musicians this year, and his scythe cut a wide swath across all genres, including many heavyweights in the blues and R&B world. The greatest loss comes in the form of someone who was a man, a song, and a beat all in one... Bo Diddley, singer-songwriter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007
  • Music

    September 27, 2007

    Houston's Very Best Songs Ever

    ...otherwise known as the H-Town 20

  • Dining

    April 12, 2007

    CHUY'S

    SILVER ANNIVERSARY MARGARITA

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Mama's Got a Brand-New Bag

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005
  • Music

    June 28, 2001

    Being Gary P.

    He packs dance halls across Texas. But how does he play in Peoria?

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Blueprint in Blood

    Restored and recut, the Coen brothers' debut film provides clues on the gruesomeness to come

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Preservation Hall

    Project Row Houses will revive Houston's first home of black music

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Superflies

    R&B royalty roll out for Budweiser Superfest

  • Calendar

    August 29, 1996
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