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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Euphoria Morning, Chris Cornell's Unexpected Masterpiece

    This summer, we saw one of the most exciting tours of 1994 come through Houston when relatively recently reunited bands Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails became a tag team for a super show full of all their greatest hits and songs from their new records that nobody cares about. By all accounts, it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs We Miss From the '90s

    You know, the '90s gets a little screwed when it comes to nostalgia, which is perhaps a bit unfair. Sure, the '80s gave us Scrunchies and ALF, and we got to show off our Lisa Lisa cassette with pride. But in the '90s, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was born, which gave us Carlton and his sweet-ass dan ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2014
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    April 16, 2014

    Five Better Producers for Michael Jackson's New Album

    No one was more disappointed than I was with the fact that producers were deciding to capitalize on unreleased Michael Jackson material with the album Michael just one year after the King of Pop passed away. It was a crass, money-making maneuver, and the album showed it. They're doing it again this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Five Weirdest, Worst Production Choices Famous Musicians Have Made

    When it comes to production, the general heuristic would be that the more money you have, the better production you can buy. That, oddly enough, is not necessarily true. While a lot of the richest and most famous musicians do buy some pretty stellar production from the hottest names in the business, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    10 Essential Jay-Z Songs Before Magna Carta Holy Grail

    Ah, Independence Day. A day for celebration of pride and patriotism, and to go out back and fire up the grill with a couple of cold ones. Unfortunately, I'll have to get a raincheck on that one, because I have bigger plans this July 4th. This year I'll be settling in and spending the day with the br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Is Danger Mouse Ruining Rock?

    Okay, let's get this out of the way right off the bat. That headline is hyperbole. I don't think one man could possibly ruin the entirety of rock and roll. That takes the combined effort of a movement, such as hair metal in the '80s or nu-metal in the late '90s. Danger Mouse isn't a movement. He is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    An Honest Conversation About Houston and Screw Music

    Every day without fail, I wonder about the current legacy of screw music. It creeps up on me like one of those terrible slasher flicks you used to sneak and watch as a teen, knowing the plot well before you even got halfway through the film: moments of what should be perceived as horror turned into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Hard Knock Life: Jay-Z Then and Now

    This week marks the beginning of a legacy. On October 17, 1998, Jay-Z's Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the first of Jay-Z's many albums to do so and the start of a streak that continues today. Every Jay-Z album since has hit No. 1, making him the current record holde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Girls, Girls, Girls At 25: Anatomy Of A Strip-Club Classic

    Mötley Crüe, those depraved kings of '80s sleaze, took a major step toward strip-club immortality 25 years ago this week when the band released its fourth album, Girls, Girls, Girls.. Glossy, debauched heavy metal ruled the charts in the summer of 1987 -- Whitesnake, Ozzy, Bon Jovi and Poison all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Girl Gone Wild: Madonna's Top 10 Dance/Club Chart-Toppers

    For the past two weeks, Madonna's latest single, "Girl Gone Wild," has been sitting pretty at the top of Billboard's Hot Dance/Club Play chart. That's the chart that tabulates which songs are getting the most spins in discos and dance clubs. It's a cool, upbeat track about losing control of your de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    What Hip-Hop's Cash Kings Should Buy With All That Loot

    ​Forbes has unveiled its annual list of hip-hop cash kings. The Top 20 includes 21 big shottas - who said math was a requirement to work at Forbes? - with whom we'd gladly trade bank accounts. Pop the hood to see Rocks Off's breakdown of the Top 10 earners and what they should buy with all th ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Off the Sidelines

    Crashing a birthday party didn't work, but young rapper J. Cole eventually got Jay-Z's attention.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Top 5 Albums: Duran Duran

    ​It's Duran Duran Day in Houston, everybody. Word has it that fans are already lining up at Warehouse Live for the band's sold-out club show, and you can bet that it will be a hot evening inside the venue until the last strains of "Rio" echo out onto the street after the lights come up. We h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Solo Albums: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

    ​Tomorrow night, former Audioslave lead singer and (thankfully) current Soundgarden member Chris Cornell will be at House of Blues for a long-sold-out acoustic show. Recent set lists have included a number of Temple of the Dog songs, some solo work, the usual 'Garden and 'Slave tracks, plus a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Rebecca Black: 5 Reasons We Should Have Seen Her Coming

    ​If you're on the Internet - and it would be tricky for you to be reading this if you weren't - you've undoubtedly become familiar with one Rebecca Black. If not, allow us to acquaint you. This should do it. She's done us one favor: She's eclipsed Charlie Sheen as the nation's object of twist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Wu-Tang Clan's Best Pop-Culture References

    ​Rocks Off can't rightfully remember the last time the whole Wu-Tang Clan was ever in Houston, if they ever have been. For some reason, we keep wanting to think they came once with Rage Against The Machine around 1997. In 2007, they came to Dallas on the Rock The Bells summer tour with Nas, Ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Has 50 Cent Jumped The Shark?

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​9:24 p.m.: While waiting at the box office to get our tickets a kid walks up and asks, "Excuse me, how much are tickets?" He looks absolutely crushed when he hears that they're about $50. It's super sad to see. I mean, he just wanted to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Drake Gets Plenty Of Love From His Unofficial Hometown

    Photos by Marco Torres​ 8:11 p.m.: Aftermath ends up having to park three floors down in the underground Bayou Place parking lot. We elect to take the stairs up to the street. We do this in part because it seems really lazy to take an elevator up three floors, but mostly because underground ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2010

    Girl's Got Rhythm

    Hell's Belles guitarist Adrian Conner isn't put off by "Givin' the Dog a Bone."

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Saturday Night Fever

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were demol ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    July 10, 2008
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    June 19, 2008

    On Weezer's Mystifying Red Album

    The world has turned and left them here, and it'll take more than a great video to redeem them

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008

    Why Don’t I Love Madonna?

    My friend Kyle e-mailed me this past week. The subject line was Oh My God! and the e-mail itself was all about Madonna’s upcoming world tour. I guess he thought I liked Madonna. I mean, why else would he e-mail me about this? Here’s the deal. I have never actually purchased a Madonna album, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    Irreplaceable? Not So Much

    Beyonc needs a new bodyguard

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    May 8, 2007
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    January 5, 2006

    Jamie Foxx

    Unpredictable

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Where's the Beef? Right here in H-town

    T.I. and Lil' Flip rumble in Cloverland, bringing one of the great rap feuds of recent years to a head

  • Music

    February 3, 2005
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    November 27, 2003

    Jaylib

    Champion Sound (Stones Throw)

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Hail to the Freak

    Interesting times call for an interesting man of the year. We nominate Michael Jackson.

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Culture

    June 12, 2003

    Greek Out

    Distributors still don't honeymoon with small romantic comedies

  • Music

    January 30, 2003

    Missy Elliott

    Under Construction (Elektra)

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Britney Spears

    Britney (Jive)

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    George's Jungle

    Author sees women and Europe surpassing men and New York as the prime exponents of black culture

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Rotation

    Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Jordan Knight, Juno

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Who R. You?

    The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing

  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

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