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The Pharcyde

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200 Noon, Rapper With a Lot On His Mind

    Who? The Houston rapper who goes by Noon, or Noonston, has a pretty compelling tale to tell and an easy flow, so we'll just let him take it from the top, as unfiltered as one of his rhymes. Here he is: Who I am is a question I think I just figured out. My whole life has been one big ball of confusi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Football Music: Looking Back on NFL Jams

    Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and though it's probably still stinging for many Texans fans that their Super Bowl dreams went up in smoke sometime around week three of the regular season, most of them will still be tuning in to see the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks go head to head. In the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    The Pharcyde & K-OTIX at Fitzgerald's, 10/24/2013

    The Pharcyde, K-OTIX Fitzgerald's October 24, 2013 Hip-hop has evolved over the years of its existence more than any type of music in the same time period. Since the late '70s and early '80s, has moved from the simplistic beats and rhymes of Slick Rick and Sugar Hill Gang to the more provocative LL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    K-OTIX Redux: Houston's Legendary Anti-Gangstas Reunite

    "We'll do the pause, then when we're ready..." - Russell "The ARE" Gonzalez What if I told you that Houston rap is much more than slow, loud, and bangin', syrup-dripped, gangster, pimped-out, and/or trill? That a certain rap crew from Houston that headlined SXSW's very first official hip-hop showca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Atlas Genius, The Boxing Lesson, The Pharcyde, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, October 21 Solo bluesman John Egan sings in a tone that suggests someone is constantly walking overhis grave, and his lyrics are loaded with bad mojo like nature gone haywire and apocalyptic visions. All he needs live is his National Resonator, one of those shiny silver guit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Upcoming: Cher, Zedd, Flamin' Hellcats, Rickie Lee Jones, The Pharcyde, Zoe, etc.

    Amon Amarth: Wed., January 22, 7 p.m., $25. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Andre Williams: With Renaldo Domino., Sat., October 5, 8 p.m., $15. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston, 713-529-9899. Austin Lucas: With Lee Bains III, The Glory Fires., Fri., October 25, 10 p.m., $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Slum Village at Fox Hollow, 5/29/2013

    Slum Village, Non Stop Rebels, Noon, All Day, Boi Dru Fox Hollow May 29, 2013 "Baby will you call me... the moment... you get there. Don't forget about me baby!"-- Aretha Franklin Judging from the crowd response at Fox Hollow last night, fans have not forgotten about the Detroit rap crew Slum Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    MTV's Best Year: The Top 5 Videos of 1992

    In 1992, the recording industry was riding high. The compact disc had become a major success, with music lovers purchasing new albums and old releases in astonishing numbers despite the format's comparatively steep price tags. And the music-video juggernaut known as MTV was helping major labels to b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: Electric Attitude

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see our the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Spike Jonze's Top 9 Music Videos

    There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Top 10 Interesting Things From Ice-T's The Art of Rap

    Friday night, Ice-T's new hip-hop documentary The Art of Rap opened in theaters nationwide. I went and watched it at the AMC Studio 30 at Westheimer and Dunvale. Here are ten things from the movie that are interesting and one thing that will be picked over: 10. Grandmaster Caz Is Ruthlessly, Seaml ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Upcoming: Jane's Addiction, Ted Nugent, Yanni, Spoon, David Allan Coe, Doobie Brothers, Garbage

    Adelaine, Kameron, The Blackout Heist: Mon., April 2. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Anders Osborne: Wed., May 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Another Run, The Suffers, Mantis, Tax The Wolf: Sat., March 31. Fitzgerald's Band of Skulls, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids: Fri., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Tori, Tool, TLC And The Other Musical Debuts Of 1992

    1992 was a pretty heady year for music in general, with the masses gobbling up all the gangsta rap, grunge, and pop-country they could. That year would see the release of not only R.E.M.'s Automatic For The People, Peter Gabriel's Us, Pantera's Vulgar Display Of Power, but also what is arguably The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    The Top 25 Comedy Rap Songs Of All Time: Nos. 10-6

    ​Welcome to the top 10 greatest comedy rap songs. Some real winners have gone before (see 25-21 here, 20-16 here, and 15-11 here), but now we're getting to the tunes that are absolutely necessary to have. Get ready for some sharks, clowns, prime disses, and most of all a sorely missed comedy l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Top 10 Most Underrated Music Video Artists

    The Material Girl. The King of Pop (and his sister). The Chili Peppers. Mr. West. Very few artists have become the musical equivalent of the two-sport athlete: Making memorable music and monumental videos. When those people had a new video to premiere, it wasn't a just a video, it was an event. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Rappers And R&B Stars Who Would Make Great Tween Authors

    Beanie Sigel will NOT be asked to illustrate 50's book.​So did you hear the one where 50 Cent writes a young-adult book about bullying called Playground? No, this one is not a joke. Apparently, 50 wants to explores his inner tween and examine the negative effects of bullying on young people be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Instant Crunk: All The Local Music News You Can Handle

    ​It's that time again! We've slogged through Twitter streams and RSS feeds just to bring everyone up to speed on Houston's prolific music scene. So let's get down to the business of getting down, starting with our soundtrack for the week: a 49-minute mix from DJ Sun, performing at The Flat. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Upcoming: Avett Brothers, David Allan Coe, Moody Blues, Etc.

    ​Adema: Wed., Jan. 12. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Fences: Tue., Jan. 25. Warehouse Live. Andy Bell (DJ Set): Sat., Jan. 15. Numbers. Avett Brothers: Thu., April 14. Verizon Wireless Theater. Big Freedia: Fri., Feb. 11. Fitzgerald's. Brent Nettles & The Texas Tea Part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Last Night: Gorillaz At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim Bricker​ Gorillaz Toyota Center October 19, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. Gorillaz may have overspent on their first-ever extended tour. True, the entire concept is that the group is officially made up of four cartoon characters, so there kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Phranchyze Crowned Houston's Freestyle King At Red Bull EmSee Contest

    Photos by RizohThursday's unanimous winner Phranchyze advances to the national Red Bull EmSee finals in Detroit.​Outside on Westheimer, a small crowd of young music lovers has gathered in front of Numbers. Before Rocks Off even makes our way into the building, we're immediately greeted by soul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    "Summertime" From Beyond The Grave

    ‚ÄčToday marks the 44th anniversary of Janis Joplin's first gig with Big Brother and the Holding Company. One of rock's most staggering vocalists, Joplin became another star who left us too soon on October 4, 1970, when she overdosed on heroin while recording Pearl. George Gershwin's "Summertime" wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    Dave Wrangler Is Under The Influence... Before Our Washington Shore Party

    Album art by Wyatt LittleRocks Off mentioned this right after Houston's main man on the mash-ups, Dave Wrangler, agreed to DJ tonight's Washington Shore party (8 p.m., rain or shine) at the Washington Avenue Drinkery, but it's worth repeating. Wrangler's got a new 18-track collection of mix-n-match ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Start the Guessing Now: Which Fun Fun Fun Fest Artists Will Also Play the Next Block Party?

    ‚Äč Fun Fun Fun Fest, the scuzzier, noisier cousin to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced its lineup this afternoon. Held November 7 and 8 in Austin's Waterloo Park, FFFF is up to 91 artists this year, everyone from rappers the GZA, the Pharcyde and the Cool Kids to electronic/dance act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    MP3 Monday: Music from Dominique, Fiskadoro, Chocolate Crucifix and Dave Wrangler

    Welcome back to MP3 Monday. We've been away for a bit due to SXSW, but we're back now and dedicated to bringing you tantalizing tidbits of local music from all over the spectrum. If you think you've got what it takes, email your MP3s to chris.gray@houstonpress.com or hprocksoff@gmail.com. We'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    MP3 Monday: Music From Teenage Kicks, LSPS, Hash Brown & Fat Tony, OSIRUS and Dave Wrangler

    [A while back, Rocks Off sent out a call for Houston bands and musicians to send him MP3s of their recent work. It took a little bit, but here are the fruits of that planting...] Courtesy Teenage Kicks  Here's some snappy punk from Houston trio Teenage Kicks... ...and some STP-e ... More >>

  • Music

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    [Note: This is the first in a series of articles that constitute Village Voice Media's year-end music package. The others - pop, indie-rock, dance mixes, Latin, country, alt-country/Americana, metal, rap/hip-hop and special graphics breaking down the year in charts and 2008's worst lyrics - will be ... More >>

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    J Dilla and Lupus

    Power-walking tracks to remember the beatsmith by

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2007
  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Fatlip

    The Loneliest Punk

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    Git'r Spun!

    Countrified DJ Jester the Filipino Fist is the stand-up comedian of scratchers

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

    How come there's no Pharcyde or De La Soul on the dial?

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Over Their Heads

    Nobody understands the Politics of the Business like Prince Paul. In fact, almost nobody understands it at all.

  • Music

    November 14, 2002

    Motor City Mellow Men

    Slum Village plays catch-up to the White Stripes and Eminem

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings

  • Music

    November 19, 1998

    Kontroversy

    Korn ignores critics of its heavy metal attitude

  • Music

    February 1, 1996

    Battle Scars

    Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past

  • Music

    January 18, 1996
  • Music

    April 20, 1995
  • Music

    July 14, 1994

    Short People

    The lowdown on 2-Low and kid rap

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