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The O'Jays

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu & the O'Jays at The Woodlands, 5/31/2014

    Magic 102.1 Under the Stars Featuring Charlie Wilson, Erykah Badu & the O'Jays Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion May 31, 2014 On a night of classic and modern R&B in The Woodlands with perfect summer weather of clear skies and temperatures below the 80s, Majic 102.1's Under the Stars concert was a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Alternatives to Free Press Summer Fest

    Trans Am Rudyard's, May 30 Traditionally identified with other "post-rock" bands like Tortoise (an early champion) and Bastro, Trans Am have outlived most of their onetime peers, not to mention the curious indie subgenre's brief late-'90s moment in the wider spotlight. It was pretty brief. Though ... More >>

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    Copycats

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

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Pleased to Meet You: Eight Song Characters I'd Like to Know

    A trademark of a well-written novel is a complex, engaging central character. It's the author's most important and difficult job to create someone readers will be interested in and have strong feelings about. Same thing with a captivating movie. Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? That was a gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Last Night: Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks at Toyota Center

    Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks Toyota Center August 9, 2012 I really wish that Rod Stewart is recording the past few years of tours he's had under his belt, because he's in essence setting the bar for how to grow old in rock and roll without looking like a granny doofus or a stuttering clown. At 67 year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Saturday Night: Maze, Patti LaBelle, O'Jays, Babyface, etc. at Toyota Center

    "Summer Music Fest" feat. Frankie Beverly & Maze, Patti LaBelle, the O'Jays, Babyface & Tank Toyota Center August 4, 2012 Like a good neighbor, we can always count on soul/funk band Maze and its front man, the eternally white-clad Frankie Beverly, to be here each summer. Cognizant of the fact that ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn: 5 Other Great Label Bassists

    See Also: "Support Staff: 10 of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands" Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Memphis soul band Booker T & the MGs - the house band at seminal '60s Stax Records - passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, according to his friend and longtime bandmate Steve Cropper. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Archie Bell Sues Legendary "Philly Soul" Duo Gamble & Huff

    Marc BrubakerArchie Bell at the Continental Club, September 3​In certainly one of the more interesting local items to come in over courthouse.com, a Web site that reports on notable, unusual or legally significant filings in the federal courts, Houston songwriter and performer Archie Bell has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Boz Scaggs: Your Mom Loved Him... And Still Does

    ​These days, it's good to be the Wizard of Boz. In recent times, Boz Scaggs has been recording and touring as he pleases, including a highly successful road jaunt with Donald Fagen of Steely Dan and ex-Doobie Brother Michael McDonald as "The Dukes of September." Outside of music, he's got a Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    30 Seconds With Avant

    Jim Wright​Rocks Off hooked up with R&B supervoice Avant (no, not like that) to see we could find out about the man behind hits like "Separated" and "My First Love" in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Avant: "Thong Song" - it's amazing that someone made a hit out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Meet Doughbeezy, The Beast From The Southeast

    Each Wednesday (or Thursday), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​It's not c ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Sane - and Afraid

    The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington, D.C., leaves our correspondent hoping for true activism from the alleged silent majority.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2010

    The Rally To Restore Sanity: Did It Succeed?

    Preaching to the choir?​What's the point?It was a question I asked myself more than once in the last month: while I was booking the hotel room, then sitting on the flight from Houston to Washington, DC, and finally walking with tens of thousands of others down Pennsylvania Avenue to attend the Ral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Athlete, The Bangles, Cypress Hill, Imogen Heap, MGMT, O'Jays, Rush, Talib Kweli, Etc.

    ​Athlete, Carney: Sat., June 26. Walter's on Washington. All Leather, Balaclavas, Yip-Yip: Sat., May 15. The Mink. The Bangles, Tonic: Sat., May 29. Moody Gardens Outdoor Amphitheater. Tyagaraja, Black Queen Speaks, Peekaboo Theory, Robert Ellis & The Boys, The Tontons, VerseCity, Wayside Dri ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008

    Civil Disobedience at Scout Bar

    A place to feed Clear Lake's passive-aggressive rock needs

  • Music

    March 13, 2008
  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album

  • Music

    November 7, 2002
  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    July 18, 2002

    The Real Motor City Madman

    Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is still kicking out the jams

  • Music

    March 21, 2002
  • Music

    November 2, 2000

    Madonna

    Music (Maverick/Warner Bros.)

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Franchise Owner

    Mark Rice, Houston Marshals

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Superflies

    R&B royalty roll out for Budweiser Superfest

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 28 - February 3, 1999

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