The Greater Northside Management District classifies "The Northside" as the "24 square miles north of Downtown Houston" between Interstate-10/Katy Freeway on the south, Studewood/Yale on the West, Little York to the north, and Interstate-59 Eastex Freeway to the East (although for this article, we s ... More >>
Think about your favorite musician for a minute. Do you remember the first time you heard his or her voice? Can you relate each album or song to a different stage or major occurrence in your life?
How many times have you seen him or her (or them) in concert, let alone met and engaged them in conver ... More >>
HLS&R Go Tejano Committee 22nd Annual Mariachi Invitational
March 9, 2013
In both numbers and influence, the Go Tejano Committee is one of the largest and strongest within the entire Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It raises and awards millions of dollars worth of scholarships for hig ... More >>
Go Tejano Day feat. Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores De Nuevo Leon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists
March 10, 2013
I've said it once or twice, but I will say it again, and continue to do so until I am proven wrong. Tejano music is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. In its place is banda m ... More >>
Girl In a Coma
February 2, 2013
In the same way that Girl In a Coma's hometown of San Antonio is both beautiful and haunted, the band's aesthetic sound and presence lingers in your mind long after you push play. With rich tones and a confident demeanor, this attitude is amplified durin ... More >>
Earlier this month, Rocks Off contributor and all-around nice guy Jeff Balke enlightened us with this little list of songs that are standard operating procedure at weddings. But as much as I love "Twist & Shout" and "YMCA," in my very Mexican experience, those songs were not what I was used to heari ... More >>
2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston.
A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Danny Brown: Sun., Nov. 4, 8 p.m., $27.00. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston.
All American Rejects, Boys Like Girls: Tue., Oct. 2, 6 p.m., $27.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, H ... More >>
Vicente Fernández, Edith Marquez
October 1, 2011
If Aftermath were forced to assign Mexican equivalents to famous Anglo and/or American musicians, the list would go like this:
Los Tigres del Norte = The Beatles
Maná = The Rolling Stones
Vicente Fernández = Elvis, Frank Sinatra & ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresLa LeyendaGo Tejano Day feat. La Leyenda, La Arrolladora Banda El Limon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists
March 13, 2011
Tejano is dead, at least at RodeoHouston.
Gone are the days of Selena, La Mafia, and David Lee Garza, who are now replaced with conju ... More >>
Marco TorresLady Gaga at Toyota Center, July 25Conceivably, today's announcement that the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has agreed to act as landlord for the proposed Houston Dynamo stadium in downtown's East End could present a serious challenge to the Houston area's reigning concer ... More >>
All right, our non-native Mexican brothers. If you're going out tonight to have some Coronas, hit on drunk Latinas and take silly pictures while wearing a sombrero, at least try not to look like a total jerk.
Rocks Off is going to help you, but we need to start by schooling you on the basics.
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Andy Moor: Fri., July 17. Rich's Houston.
Atmosphere, Eyedea & Abilities, Attracted to Gods: Tue., Aug. 4. Warehouse Live.
Chickenfoot: Wed., Sept. 16. Verizon Wireless Theater.
Cosmic Gate: Fri., July 3. Rich's Houston.
David Allan Coe, Sean Reefer & The Resin Valley Boys: CHANGED Thu., Ju ... More >>
Mariachi Real de San Diego
www.mariachi4u.com/usa/Real_de_San_Diego.htmMariachi music has been present in American culture as long as I can remember - I recall watching old Hollywood films set in Mexico or Southern California, where the inevitable trio would come out for a song o ... More >>