Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but...
Photos by Amanda J. CainRakim
February 16, 2013
In the beginning, The God MC, legally known as William Michael Griffin, Jr., best known as Rakim, became one-half of one of hip-hop's...
Film and TV
Photos by Marc BrubakerSmokey Robinson
February 1, 2013
"You short circuit all my nerves/ Promising electric things/ You touch me, and suddenly there's rainbow rings/ Quiet storm"
-- Smokey Robinson, "Quiet Storm"
Best of Houston
Photo by Amanda J. CainA Stereo Live crowd enjoys Zomboy last month10. CLUB TROPICANA
If the word alone makes you thirsty, you can quench that parched palate at Tropicana every weekend....
Photos by Marco TorresWale
House of Blues
January 30, 2012
Ralph Victor Folarin, known to his hip-hop fan base by pen name Wale, has just released a mixtape, titled after his surname: Folarin....
The Rocks Off 200
Pictures by Altamese Osborne"Beauty" by Claudia Olds GoldiesWould it be inappropriate to refer to a serious art exhibition as awesome? If so, our apologies, but that's the first word that...
5. LOLA'S DEPOT
Is it possible for a place to look run-down -- in a good way? Some who wax nostalgic about Lola's wasteland pre-eminence as the place to score ...
We're not gonna take it!Dear Ridiculously Tall People at Concerts,
Enjoying the privilege of being tall must be such a joy.
You get to do everything short people can't: Picking apples off...