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Vernon Reid

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2013

    Jimi Hendrix Vault Spews Forth New CD and Documentary

    Though he only released three studio and one concert album while alive, Jimi Hendrix was one prolific motherfucker in his 27 years. After his 1970 death, the Hendrix vaults have spewed forth plenty more music and video, especially in the last few years under the keen stewardship of his estate. The ... More >>

  • Film

    August 22, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Living Colour at Warehouse Live, 7/28/13

    Living Colour Warehouse Live July 28, 2013 You could see the looks of shock on the faces of the audience when, for just the second song of the night, guitarist Vernon Reid ripped into the recognizable intro for "Cult of Personality," Living Colour's most recognizable and arguably most powerful trac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Adam Ant, Brad Paisley, etc.

    Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, July 26 Rapper and brand-spankin'-new father Wiz Khalifa may be one of the most likable characters on the hip-hop scene. Not only is he responsible for that super-catchy "Black and Yellow" earworm -- an homage to his hometown team, the Pittsb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    More From Living Colour: "You All Are Very LOUD In Houston"

    While Living Colour's current tour celebrates the 25th anniversary of their debut -- and most popular -- record, Vivid, the band has also put out four other worthy studio discs - Time's Up (1990), Stain (1993), CollideĆøscope (2003), and their most recent, 2009's The Chair In the Doorway. "The newe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Don't Call Living Colour a "Cult" Band, Please

    Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover knows it. He knows that, despite putting out five studio albums of criminally underrated rock, mention their name and the first (and maybe only) thing that comes to mind for many is, "Oh, that's the band that does 'Cult of Personality." And even on their current ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Jimi Hendrix & Band Of Gypsys Explode At Fillmore East

    ​Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys Live at Fillmore East (Experience Hendrix/Columbia Legacy) 140 minutes, $13.98. The latest release in a busy year for the Hendrix estate is this 1999 documentary, pumped up with extra footage, that explores Jimi's short-lived but influential Band of Gypsys lineu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Tonight: Houston Filmmaker Raymond Gale's Electric Purgatory at Domy Books

    Electric Purgatory screened almost two years ago at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, but Rocks Off still hasn't seen Houston director Raymond Gayle's film about the plight of the black rocker. We're gonna miss the next screening too - tonight at Domy Books - due to Thanksgiving travel, but we are ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Drugs, sex and...black history month?

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Classic Rock Corner: Living Colour's The Paris Concert

    Living Colour The Paris Concert To order on Amazon.com, click here www.myspace.com/livingcolourmusicOne of the most criminally underrated rock bands of the '80s and '90s - remembered by too many just for their Day-Glo outfits, painted guitars and big hit "Cult of Personality" - Living Colour has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Lil Wayne, Live In Living Color

    After all the hype and air-guitar awards-show appearances, Lil Wayne's much-anticipated debut as a full-on rock performer, "Prom Queen," has finally leaked. This will be above-the-fold news on whatever content-aggregator supplies your RSS fix, but only because for the music business right now i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 31, 2008

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Local filmmaker Raymond Gayle explores how the pioneers of rock became anomalies

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    James "Blood" Ulmer

    Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Van Gogh with a Resonator

    Remembering Chris Whitley, the universal bluesman

  • Music

    June 24, 2004

    Companions Unobtrusive

    Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Don't Choke

    Fishbone skanks into town

  • Music

    May 20, 1999
  • Calendar

    April 29, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 29 - May 5, 1999

  • Music

    July 30, 1998
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Go Her Own Way

    Me'Shell Ndegeocello can't find a niche -- not that she really wants one

  • Culture

    February 22, 1996

    Life in Motion

    A fatal diagnosis leads Bill T. Jones to ask: What's the best way to live?

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