ANOTHER RUN Sunday, Jupiter stage I could hear Another Run from outside the festival, and I followed their sound all the way from the gates to the stage, where I stood impressed for the remainder of their show. You guys who know about them know how good they are, but somehow they've flown completel ... More >>
Childish Gambino These are three of my favorite Childish Gambino lyrics: "I am running this bitch, you are just a dog walker"; "I have worked all winter, I will not fail summer/ In the back of the bush like Gavin Rossdale's drummer"; "Swag out the ass, I'm the man, fuck Chico/ Took the G out your wa ... More >>
The lineup is locked, but fans share their lineup slips.
The late Rick Nelson once sang, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." For sure, there are better credos to live by, but this would be the one I'd hang onto were I tasked with booking talent for Free Press Summer Fest. A week and a half away from the event, the caterwaulin ... More >>
My initial, visceral reaction to the lineup was two-fold: a) Deftones? Yay!; b) that is a mighty impressive EDM lineup. I figured Zedd was a pretty solid lock for the festival, but Above & Beyond is an outside the box choice that I'm in love with. Having just seen them put on a wonderful set a few w ... More >>
Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. One of H-Town's most versatile ... More >>
Have you grown tired of hearing the same played out Christmas songs on 99.1 yet? Of course you have. Even if you avoid the radio, you hear the music at the grocery store, company holiday parties, even at bars you escape to in order to avoid holiday overcheer. It's almost depressing. Christmas ... More >>
Bun B: "I wouldn't know. At all."
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: Chuckway, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard Not Invited: Our ... More >>
musiconplay.netIn today's crowded music industry, it's becoming increasingly difficult for artists to stand out from the pack, but sometimes a facial package of ample weight and gargantuan growth will do the trick. Look out, these hip-hoppers are one hair strand away from disappearing into th ... More >>
The Audition, Sparks The Rescue, The Right Coast: Thu., Jan. 28. Meridian. The Bellamy Brothers: Thu., Feb. 4. The Firehouse Saloon. The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura, Augury: Mon., March 1. Meridian. Carrie Underwood: Mon., May 10. Ford Pavilion (Beaumont). Citizen Cope: Sat., March 13. House of ... More >>
What's a "Celebrity All-Star Weekend" without either celebrities or all-stars? Not much, baby.
Twisted G is most definitely not trapped in the closet
Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down
USA (United State of Atlanta)
Talkin' dirty with 2 Live Crew's spinster
More music figures confess their deep, dark secrets
Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.
Ludacris rankles the white pride of the National Alliance and Bill O'Reilly
Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas
Latinos take on rap music and make it their own
Sunday, August 24
Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem