The Airborne Toxic Event: Thu., September 25, 7 p.m., $20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. The Antlers: With Thus Owls., Mon., July 21, 8 p.m., $15 to $17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Bad Suns: With Catch Fever., Mon., May 26, 7 p.m., $5. House of Blu ... More >>
Trae tha Truth Warehouse Live April 26, 2014 Trae tha Truth's fans have stuck with him through a lot over the years. From his breakups and makeups with cousin Z-Ro and his unofficial ban from the Houston airwaves to the tragic Trae Day shooting in 2009 and the rapper's own subsequent wounding three ... More >>
If there's one thing that Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth knows, its "fan appreciation." Both at his concerts and in the community, Trae thanks his supporters at every opportunity, knowing that the fans are what push a good rapper towards greatness. Whether he's performing alongside his countless frie ... More >>
Devin the Dude Warehouse Live, April 18 To say Devin the Dude is Houston rap's Yoda would seem like a slight to the Dude. Now in his mid-forties, he almost seems timeless, still rolling through copious amounts of weed while letting his inner thoughts bellow out in between tokes. His voice has never ... More >>
How a quiet kid from Copperfield morphed into today's most enigmatic rapper.
2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Above & Beyond: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$50. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Alien Ant Farm: Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $14/$18. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allen Stone, Sister Sparr ... More >>
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 >>
He Shoots, He Scores: Scoremore's Sascha Stone GuttfreundSascha Stone Guttfreund is a 22-year-old UT-Austin graduate who has already accomplished more than most concert promoters who have been in the game longer than Guttfreund has been in college. In 2008, the Los Angeles native booked his ... More >>
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 >>
Trae Tha Truth has released his second mixtape of the year. It is called Undisputed and is a precursor to his forthcoming proper album, Street King. The tape is 24 songs of Trae doing what it is that Trae does: Rapping and being intimidating and hinting at what's to come on future products a ... More >>
Perhaps Chicago-based, Kentucky-raised rapper Khaled M. should've made a hip-hop anthem for his home state's Wildcats as they made a run for the Final Four. Like Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" for the Pittsburgh Steelers, a "Blue and White" remix could have caught fire. Ashley Judd might ha ... More >>
For a pair of upstart Internet broadcasters, if it ain't local, it ain't live.
keepittrill.comRocks Off has been anticipating several mixtapes/albums that have been released or are about to be released this year: hasHBrown's Relationsh*t, Kirko Bangz's Procrastination Kills 3, Just Brittany's More Than Just a Pretty Face, whatever Tawn P is working on, and so on. Also ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Bun B, Z-Ro, Lil Flip, Michael "5000" Watts, Riq ... More >>