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    October 29, 2014

    Country Music Time Machine: World Series Edition

    Right now Texans are in the middle of football season, and therefore even attempting to talk about any other pro sports amounts to ripping a wet fart into the wind -- unless it's the Rockets, and most of us Houstonians can't watch them on TV anyway. But in case you haven't noticed, and you probably ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    The Band Perry at Reliant Stadium, 3/22/2014

    The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 Even in 2014, Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls" is not a song one normally expects to hear once in rodeo season, let alone twice. While Neil Perry, youngest member of the twentysomething Mobile-born sibling trio, couldn't bring quite the same lascivious smirk ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Slapping Bey's Ass May Have Been a Poor Life Choice, Dude

    I'm just going to go with the obvious here and say that when you're at a concert, there's a golden rule that one should follow, both with your fellow concertgoers and with the performers. It's a rule that has been reiterated since the dawn of man: keep your hands to yourselves. Sticky paws are not w ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    10 Other Musicians Who Should Have Said "Blow Me"

    The line between rock star and cranky toddler can be a fine one; deny them their candy and you've got tears welling up and naughty words being shrieked at ear-bursting decibels. Every once in a blue moon, though, a rational thought will pipe up from said rock star, and it deserves a little bit of no ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Friday Night: Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium

    Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium March 9, 2013 Here's the thing. I like Tim McGraw and his music, even if he's been mired in schmaltz for the past decade, only sporadically making a song that sticks to my ribs. He seems sincere, even if his material isn't always a great fit. I even like dumb-fun single ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide for "Bros":
    Tim McGraw

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 8 Name: Tim McGraw AKA: "Mr. Faith Hill."

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    February 21, 2013

    13 Houston Chefs Who Have Celebrity Doppelgangers

    Check out which local chef sure looks a lot like a Spice Girl, who might be hosting a game show in his spare time, and who we think is a long-lost triplet: See also: - 12 Celebrity Chefs Who Have Cartoon Doppelgangers - 13 Celebrity Chef Doppelgangers 13. Kaz Edwards vs. Joshua Jackson We could s ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    First Taylor Swift, Now Carrie Underwood

    It's going to be a blonde spring, when it comes to wholesome country-pop role models touring through Houston. Days after Taylor Swift announced Houston will be part of her upcoming "Red" tour on May 16 (venue TBD), Carrie Underwood's Web site unveiled the dates of her 40-city spring 2013 outing beh ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012

    Who Should Play RodeoHouston In 2013?

    On October 30, just a few days from now, RodeoHouston will announce its first round of performers for the 2013 edition of the star-studded, yeehawin', nearly three-week event at Reliant Park. The booking the last few years has been getting more adventurous, with the likes of Kid Rock, KISS, Mary J. ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    The 10 Best Houston Concerts of the Summer

    How awesome was that cool front that blew through this past Saturday? Finally, your average Houston afternoon has gone from being a blast furnace to mildly toasty, while the mornings and evenings have become sublime. Hey, we'll take it. This must be what they call "fall," so it seemed like the perfe ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    5 Non-Rap Acts We'd Like to See Chopped Not Slopped

    Here's a confession: I've never really understood chopped and screwed music. Because of this I've never had an opinion on it and filed it away with Reggaeton and Texas Country in my "genres not for me" mental file folder. Then I heard OG Ron C's take on Girl Talk's All Day and I found myself really ... More >>

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    August 10, 2012

    "Pontoon": Most Insidious Song of the Summer, or the Best

    I had a bit of medical trouble late last year, so I spent the entire first six or seven months of 2012 immersed in '80s alternative rock. I suppose it was a sort of cocoon of some kind. I was in a rotten mood most of the time, so anything by the Cure, Echo & the Bunnymen or the Smiths was perfect. M ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    KILT Squashes Story After Fan Takes Unflattering Chesney Pic

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium George Strait: No Unflattering Photos, Please Kenny Chesney, who had thousands upon thousands of Houston fans screaming with delight Saturday night at Reliant Stadium, is now taking some heat because of his conduct toward one of those fans ... More >>

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    August 5, 2012

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium August 4, 2012 Outside the rodeo, Saturday night's "Brothers of the Sun" date with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will no doubt go down as the biggest single concert (not festival) to take place in Houston this year. That means two balding, behatted guys in t ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Grace Potter: The Lion That Roared

    In this week's print edition of the Houston Press, Rocks Off talked to singer Grace Potter about her spot opening this summer's "Brothers of the Sun" tour co-starring country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, and the hit duet with Chesney that got her there, "You and Tequila." But there's so ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012

    Guess the Country Star by Only His Cowboy Hat

    You'll ride a black tornado cross't the western skies Rope an ole blue norther, milk it till it's dry Bull dawg the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat Long before you take this cowboy's hat. -- Chris Ledoux, "This Cowboy's Hat" A popular saying in Texas goes that a man who talks a good game but ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    All Week Long: $50 Floor Seats to Chesney & McGraw's "Brothers of the Sun" Show

    You know an upcoming show is a big one when you see an actual TV commerical about it like we did on VH1 over the weekend. Also a good tipoff: The concert is at the same venue where the Houston Texans will soon enough start their 2012 season. So all week long, but only this week, Rocks Off and the H ... More >>

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    April 25, 2012

    Double Duds: The 10 Worst Duets Since "Ebony and Ivory"

    Thirty years ago this week, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder hit No. 1 on the charts with their duet, "Ebony and Ivory." The song spent seven weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 and the past three decades as a joke. Perhaps history's most hackneyed call for racial harmony (which, admittedly, ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Presale Offer For Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Tickets

    Come Saturday, August 4, Houston country fans will have all the summer bromance they can handle when Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw bring their super giant mega huge "Brothers of the Sun" tour to Reliant Stadium. Maybe they'll even swap cowboy hats! Haha, we kid. But seriously, we're very glad to ann ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Playing Reliant Stadium August 4

    Rocks Off is used to seeing these kinds of announcements only around the Rodeo or at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But two of country music's top alpha males, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, will bring their "Brothers of the Sun" tour to Reliant Stadium Saturday, August 4, promoter AEG announced today ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Randy Travis' Arrest: Five Other Country-Music Arrests That Sound Like Country Songs

    Randy Travis: Life is like a country song​Randy Travis' arrest sounded like nothing more than the opening verse to a country song. The singer is drunk, late at night outside a Baptist church, drinking wine out of the bottle. If that doesn't set you up for a redemptive last verse after you've ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: Discussing the Six Worse Rap Collaborations Ever

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email &# ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Idol Beat: American Idiots

    Spoiler alert: the smug one wins.​Thanks to Shea Serrano for taking the bullet yesterday. After what felt like eons, the 10th season of American Idol lurched to its inevitable anticlimax last night. It was as especially torturous affair, stretching well over two hours and mixing performances ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Last Night: Tim McGraw At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium March 7, 2011 Tim McGraw is the essence of modern country. Last night, he appeared onstage, donning boots, a big-ol', Texas-sized belt buckle, a red, white and blue plaid shirt and a dark black cowboy hat. He had the crowd in the palm of his h ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    KISS, Kid Rock, Janet Jackson Head 2011 Rodeo Lineup

    ​KISS, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock head the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2011 concert schedule, which the rodeo announced earlier Monday morning. Among the other 13 entertainers rounding out this year's lineup are recent rodeo stalwarts Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebe ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Taylor Swift, Neo-Feminist Keyhole To The Future

    Photos by Marco Torres​The waves of the audible bubble bath wash over you as they gurgle their way to the milk veins of your heart, and then your mom tucks you in to the sound of the woosh woosh cherry wind while you dream your little dreams of a smile. Taylor Swift makes us feel like adject ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    RodeoHouston Announces Dierks Bentley, Rascal Flatts and Gary Allan Dates Next March

    ​The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced three more performers for its 2010 concert series Monday morning, joining the previously announced Jonas Brothers (March 7), Tim McGraw (March 8), Brad Paisley (March 11) and Brooks & Dunn (March 20) dates. The performers announced Monday morning ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    It's Brodeo Time! RodeoHouston Announces Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Brooks & Dunn for 2010

    Daniel KramerThe Jonas Brothers at RodeoHouston 2009​ Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the first four entertainers next March's musical entertainment at Reliant Stadium. Jonas Brothers, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Brooks & Dunn have all been tapped to perform at ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    April 24, 2009

    The Continuing Follies of AutoTune

    For the past six months, the music business has been aghast and/or enthralled with the AutoTune craze. There seems to be no stopping the phenomenon, which is now crawling into the public's brain at an alarming rate. No one seems to be immune to the 'Tune, with rappers Lil' Wayne and T-Pain seemingl ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Taylor Swift at RodeoHouston

    Teenage girls turned up in droves for Taylor Swift at RodeoHouston Friday night, letting out piercing screams in between every song, rivaling the intensity of those at the Jonas Brothers concert. Swift already belongs among that small cadre of artists who can send then fans into a frenzy just by sho ... More >>

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    January 19, 2009

    Houston: Come for the Renovations, Stay for the Electric Cabs

    While trolling the nether regions of the UK press, we came upon this, touting the wonders of Houston as a luxury vacation spot. It's all enough to make Hair Balls wish it didn't live here already so it could start making travel plans now!We cannot help but imagine how impressed our luxury-seeking Li ... More >>

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    October 16, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Tim McGraw Takes On His Label

    Lesson: Never hit a woman in front of Tim McGraw. Tim McGraw is learning a lesson the Beat Farmers learned long ago: Curb Records plays hardball. A perennial hitmaker and major concert act, McGraw is perturbed that Curb ignored his desires to release an album of new material and is instead issuing ... More >>

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    May 5, 2008
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    January 7, 2008

    Giddyup!: Full RodeoHouston Lineup Announced

    John Fogerty: Hannah who?!? After teasing the thousands of Houstonians left out in the cold by Hannah Montana and her mysterious alter ego Miley Cyrus’ November concert at the microscopic Toyota Center, RodeoHouston confirmed this morning that the duo, who for some reason have never been photogra ... More >>

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    December 20, 2007
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    November 5, 2007

    First Rodeo Performers Announced: Houston Just Can’t Get Enough Hannah

    How many times did you see this costume this Halloween? Everyone fretting because you couldn’t get tickets to Sunday’s big Hannah Montana screamfest at Toyota Center, or hesitating to lay out $300 or more to someone on Craigslist, chill. RodeoHouston announced today that Hannah and her real-life ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007
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    July 20, 2006
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    April 14, 2005

    Shooter Jennings

    Put the O Back in Country

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    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

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    February 17, 2005

    He's Gone Country

    The Nightfly tries out as the next Bocephus at Sam Houston Race Park

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    April 29, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Have today's C&W stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

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    January 22, 2004

    Bash-ing the Bigwigs

    Come Super Bowl week, you can still party downtown, even if you're not very important

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    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

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    April 15, 1999

    The Strait Dope

    Gettin' jiggy with George Strait at his country music festival

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    June 4, 1998
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