Subject:

Tracy Chapman

  • 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

    September 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Crystal Tolliver, Source of That Yello Echo You Hear

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? There is no voice in Houston like that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Indigo Girls: "We Like Each Other's Songs Quite a Bit"

    Here's something you might not expect to find out, or Rocks Off certainly didn't anyway: The Indigo Girls have sold more than 12 million records. That's a more than respectable tally in the course of 25 years, when Amy Ray and Emily Saliers -- who met in elementary school -- released 1987 debut Stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    After American Idol And Bad Record Deal, Sundance Head Starts Over

    Rocks Off hadn't thought much about Sundance Head since his 13th-place American Idol finish in 2007 and the momentary ballyhoo that followed. Head, the son of legendary Houston blue-eyed soul man Roy Head, remains the only artist who didn't finish in the Top 5 on Idol to sign a major-label deal. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Speed Limit: 10 Songs About Fast Driving That Aren't By Sammy Haggar

    ​On this day in 1974 Richard Nixon signed into law that mandated lowering the speed limit to 55 mph. Now, the reason for this was to make the country preserve gasoline in the middle of an OPEC embargo (which it did), but they also sold the bill to us as a march towards safety. After all, speed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Lyrical Advice For The Class Of 2011

    "Move back in with your parents! Let them worry about you!"​There will be no guitars and Marshall stacks at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this weekend, just "Pomp and Circumstance." As the Class of 2011 walks across the stage soon to be occupied by Peter Gabriel, Widespread Panic and Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Friday Night: Sheryl Crow At The Woodlands

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Sheryl Crow Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 27, 2010 There is a mile-wide disparity between what Sheryl Crow is doing now and what her fanbase wants her to do, which was evident on Friday night at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Touring behind a Memphis-sty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bidding Dazzle (and Debi) Adieu

    We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...​News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bidding Dazzle (and Debi) Adieu

    We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...​News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of t ... More >>

  • Music

    April 30, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 36, Group 3

    Peyton Manning flow - I just go, no huddle: * Hey, Von, Alex, Scott, Taylor, Kendall? You thought you were trying to advance into the Top 12 tonight, didn't you? But you were wrong: in reality, you were just opening for Lil Rounds. * Kara, do everyone a favor and quit'cher harping on the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009

    Seen and Unseen

    The Sandra Organ Dance Company celebrates black history, and black present

  • Music

    February 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    The Most Demanding Songs in Rock History

    ABBA: Not safe for microwave use. While doing some research for an ink-and-paper Press article, I stumbled across the Arrow's song library, which is full of both surprises and songs the station never, ever, ever plays. (That I've heard, anyway.) It's a gold mine of potential lists too, so here's on ... More >>

  • Music

    March 13, 2008
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    February 15, 2007

    Borrowed Stories

    Ruthie Foster on love and politics

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Playbill: Austin Lucas

    www.myspace.com/austinlucas1 Tra--oops, Austin. On his MySpace page, singer/songwriter Austin Lucas uses the "Sounds Like" box of his "General Info" section to bitch about being compared to Tracy Chapman: "All I can say is that even though I find this comparison terribly flattering, I also must ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Playbill: Austin Lucas

    www.myspace.com/austinlucas1 Tra--oops, Austin. On his MySpace page, singer/songwriter Austin Lucas uses the "Sounds Like" box of his "General Info" section to bitch about being compared to Tracy Chapman: "All I can say is that even though I find this comparison terribly flattering, I also must ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Buddy Guy

    Saturday, December 3, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-225-8551.

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Reel Big Fish, with American Hi-Fi, El Pus, Punchline and Zolof the Rock & Roll Destroyer

    Monday, July 18, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717.

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Gay Play

    The nightlife scene is alive and well in the Montrose. Meet some of its stars.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Cheating the Reaper

    Vic Chesnutt died 20 years ago. Catch him live this week.

  • Music

    August 22, 2002

    Ruthie Foster

    Runaway Soul (Blue Corn Music)

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    The Rage of Lee

    Raj Pickens hips Houston to his "acoustic Gap Band" sounds

  • Music

    August 17, 2000
  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Union Joan

    England's Joan Armatrading comes to town with her fanciful folk music

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    October 22, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    September 11, 1997
  • Music

    July 31, 1997

    Lilith Fair-ness

    Sarah McLachlan had a brainchild, and it was a girl

  • Music

    August 15, 1996
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