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Trey Songz

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    October 9, 2014

    Lee-Lonn Pens a Lustful Love Letter On Deprived EP

    MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: Lee-Lonn, Deprived In order for you to believe Lee-Lonn Walker isn't a charming dude who could take your girl and mine (and probably your best friend's), you'd have to also believe he doesn't exist. Crazy, no? That's him, though. He doesn't have the physically imposing stature o ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Just Give Blue Ivy Carter All the VMAs, Please

    Sunday night was the billionth year for the MTV Video Music Awards, and only one thing can be taken away from the whole unfunny shebang: just give Blue Ivy Carter all of the VMAs, now and forever, and let's be done with the whole thing. Seriously. So in case you were wondering (or were smart enoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    An Easy Guide to The Box's 97.9 The Concert

    Secret shows in Houston don't always stay that way. It's also not a secret that 97.9 The Box has been making quite certain its focus on local rappers is heard vociferously. Last year, the first edition of 97.9 The Concert featured a number of who's who in the local rap community. Propain, he of the ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    The Foreign Exchange at Fitzgerald's, 06/27/2014

    The Foreign Exchange Fitzgerald's June 27, 2014 Fitzgerald's isn't known for outright soul revivals on a Friday night. Or any night, for that matter. The last one my father could remember when I let it be known I was heading there for some groovy R&B was a Hugh Masakela concert he attended solo bac ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    93.7's Beat Down Ups the Ante In H-Town's Rap-Radio Feud

    93.7 The Beat's H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium June 20, 2014 Whether they want to admit it to one another or not, KQBT 93.7 The Beat and KBXX 97.9 The Boxx are embroiled in a war. A cold war, but a war nonetheless. Friday was just another skirmish in the longer battle, as 93.7 debuted the f ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    A Bumpy, Baffling Beat Down at BBVA Compass Stadium

    From the moment I pulled into the parking lot across from BBVA Compass Stadium for the H-Town Beat Down Friday, it was pretty obvious that something was off. It was 7:05 p.m., the earliest and most on-time I'd been for a show in a very long time, and the show slated to start at 7 p.m. had in fact st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: H-Town Beat Down, Derailers, Morris Day, etc.

    H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium, June 20 What better way to christen concerts at BBVA Compass Stadium than an insane hop-hop/R&B show with four top stars? BBVA may want to take out some extra coverage on natural disasters, because Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, J. Cole and Future performing toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    Celebrate Memorial Day By Buying $9.37 Kendrick Lamar Tickets

    I don't want to be crass, so let me just say that 93.7 The Beat is not [redacted] around. It's one think to book BBVA Compass Stadium's first concert. It's another to load it up with some major local talent - Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Trae tha Truth and Z-Ro - and serious national acts, including Kendri ... More >>

  • Music

    April 24, 2014
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    April 11, 2014

    BBVA Compass Stadium Finally Gets a Concert, and It's a Big One

    More than two years after opening, BBVA Compass Stadium will finally host its first concert in a little more than two months - and it's a big one. Earlier this afternoon the stadium and 93.7 The Beat announced they would bring a who's who of hip-hop and R&B stars to the home of the Dynamo, Dash and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    So, Is the New 93.7 FM The Beat Any Good?

    When KPTY Party 93.3 signed off for the last time in March 2009, who knew it would be almost another five years before the city of Houston would see another fully developed hip-hop/R&B station in its aerospace? In other words, hip-hop fans in the city have been longing for such a move since KBXX 97. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Jay Z In Pictures: Can I Get a...

    When I first began to listen to rap music as a student at Jesse H. Jones Senior High, it was mostly screwed-down versions of hits by UGK and freestyles by Lil Keke, Lil Flip and Yungstar. Only after I graduated did I begin digging deeper into rap's history, with East Coast lyricism pulling me one wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    All the Houston References On Drake's Nothing Was the Same

    Today Drake will officially crown himself the current king of not only the rap charts, but moving the needle (both on and offline) with the release of his third album, Nothing Was the Same. The buzz around the rapper, ne Aubrey Graham, has swelled to almost insane levels thanks to Nothing's album ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    NBA All-Star Game: Your Prop Bets For This Weekend

    Michael Jordan turns 50 this weekend, I'm not sure if you've heard. In case you missed the incessant career retrospective pieces that ran on Sportscenter or the story of MJ's renting the Museum of Fine Arts here in Houston for his birthday shindig this weekend, the most iconic team sport athlete o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Upcoming: The Lumineers, Andrew W.K., Fall Out Boy, Solange, Twin Shadow, etc.

    Adam Bricks: With Benjamin Wesley, Ancient Cat Society., Sat., April 13, 9 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Andrew W.K.: With Lisa's Sons, Square & Compass, DJ Dan Castillo., Mon., March 11. Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $10/$15. Boondocks, 1417 Westheimer, Houston. The Association: Wed. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Upcoming: B.B. King, Coheed and Cambria, Rick Ross, Zappa Plays Zappa

    Adolescents, Youth Brigade, The American Heist: Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys, Nick Greer: Sat., Dec. 1, 10 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. American Fangs, Southern Backtones, Deep Cuts: Fri., Dec. 14, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Trey Songz Slips New Chapter V to Wire Road Studios

    Heights' Wire Road Studios Celebrates Grand Opening Trey Songz has good people. An hour before his scheduled arrival at Wire Road Studios -- quite a cutting-edge, modern music chamber, considering the humble neighborhood living around it -- to join about 20 hip-hop heads, hype men, helpers and hang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Saturday Night: Nicki Minaj at Bayou Music Center

    Nicki Minaj Bayou Music Center July 28, 2012 I am told by countless bloggers that Nicki Minaj is a "polarizing." Her Grammy performance, her lyrical abilities, whether she's a rapper or pop star, the quality of "Starships"; all have been debated endlessly on this here World Wide Web. Because the I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Fist-Fighting With Hip-Hop Headlines: Drake, Iggy Azalea, Etc.

    You are a human and you have eyeballs and you also have the Internet, so you've likely read some things. That's sort of what this is, except sort of not too. We went through a ton of headlines of hip-hop "stories" from the past week, picked out the most egregious one, pasted them below, then added ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Sex and the Radio: A Weekend With 97.9 The Box

    For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Senze: Local R&B Loverman Lays It On Smooth

    Each week, 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? E-mail their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. You know what you can never have en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    20 Years of Hip-Hop Soul Hits: Happy Birthday, Mary J. Blige

    Photo by Marco Torres​Every time we hear a new Mary J. Blige single on the radio, we ask ourselves, "REALLY, MJB? Again? OK, girl." We literally said that in the car last week when we heard her new single "Mr. Wrong." Of course, the proclaimed "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" has never given us reaso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: LMFAO At House Of Blues

    Photos by Todd Brooks/Courtesy of Hot 95.7​LMFAO House of Blues October 22, 2011 9:11 p.m.: Generally, this would be too early to get a show. But tonight, Kreayshawn, one of hip-hop's most incendiary acts, is performing. We did not want to risk missing it. 9:15: Oh, hey, a woman wearing a g ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Sex, Money & Other Ways To Guarantee Urban Radio Airplay

    A cursory glance at the year-to-date urban radio chart reaffirms an age-old music industry adage: Sex sells. You can see the Top 10 at the bottom of this post, but first let's talk about a few of the chart's recurring themes. Sex Sells: Miguel's "Sure Thing" occupies the top spot with 86,785 spins, ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011
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    June 27, 2011

    The 2011 BET Awards, Or The Vindication Of Chris Brown

    ​6:58: High-five to the Houston Press for flying us out to Los Angeles to cover the BET Awards. Cool move. Thus far, it's been extra fun. We ran into Kobe and, um, saw some people filming a movie, and... uh... there were some angels or something, and... there... there was... eh, shit. We're n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Hashtag Honors To Foreshadow Underground Rap Awards

    K-Dogg: Rookie of the Year? Find out Friday.​This Friday, the second installment of the Houston Press Underground Rap Awards will post here. We've received a fair amount of emails/text/mentions/tags about it this month, which is cool. But before we get to that, let's run through a bunch of goo ... More >>

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    January 14, 2011

    The Worst Concert Rip-Offs We've Ever Seen

    jackslackofrestraint.blogspot.com​On this day in 1978, the rapidly disintegrating Sex Pistols finally fell apart for good. Conveniently enough, they did it onstage at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, on the final night of the ill-fated U.S. tour that also lurched its way through San Antoni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Rocks Off's Favorite Shows Of 2010

    Marco Torres​Editor's Picks: Mary J. Blige, Reliant Stadium (RodeoHouston), March: Exquisite. Beach House, Walter's on Washington, April: Can't hate on this one either. Magical. Wu-Tang Clan, Numbers, December: Against all odds, they brought the motherfuckin' ruckus.

  • Music

    December 2, 2010

    German Shepherd

    Johnny Falstaff is a honky-tonk translator.

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Sam's Place

    Lightnin' Hopkins finally gets his own historical marker.

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    No Shame

    Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    This Is Happening

    Is LCD Soundsystem's party over on its latest — and perhaps last — album?

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Battle of the Bands

    Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    Come as You Are

    Pop muses help break the bond to Plush Lounge's previous ­occupant.

  • Music

    July 29, 2010

    The Year of Magical Thinking

    How Bun B dealt with Pimp C's death.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Sophia Fresh Work For T-Pain, Stay True To DJ Screw

    Photos courtesy of Atlantic Records​Crystal, Skye and Cole Rose, collectively known as Sophia Fresh, may be one hit away from national fame, but they're unwavering in their loyalty to the Bayou City. Case in point: Sophia Fresh recently unleashed a remix of the DJ Screw classic "June 27" in ho ... 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."

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    April 21, 2010

    "Rubberz" At The Ready For R&B-Ish Dude Marcel Francoeur

    Each Wednesday, 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. ​A snap judgment is the best. ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Chatter: Long Ball

    Ex-ballplayer and busker George Thorogood: Now playing in a kid's movie near you.

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    February 23, 2010

    Aftermath: Jay-Z Goes Into Overtime At Toyota Center; Gyno-Mom Approves

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​7:22 p.m.: God Dammit. The show was advertised as starting at 7 p.m. on the Toyota Center site, which of course means it'll start exactly at 8 p.m., which of course means it'll really start AROUND 8:15 p.m., which is more like 8:30 p.m., bu ... More >>

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    Anatomy of a Diss

    Breaking Curfew, Houston rapper MC Kane explains the protocol for putting people down.

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Looking for Trouble

    Jemina Pearl breaks free of Be Your Own Pet on Break It Up.

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Electric Warriors

    Life's a gas for local glam-rock sensations Roky Moon & BOLT.

  • Music

    December 17, 2009

    It Was What It Was

    Amid a wash of national phooey, plucking Houston rap's pivotal 2009 moment is easy.

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Black Lightning

    Top-notch songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson stops by Conroe.

  • Music

    September 24, 2009

    Fix Your Face

    Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is more hip-hop than most rappers.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Prince AJ

    Each Wednesday, 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. [Ed. note: due to MP3 difficulties, we're posting it Thursday this week.] Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email th ... More >>

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