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  • HAIM at House of Blues, 4/22/2014
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    HAIM at House of Blues, 4/22/2014

    published Apr 23, 2014

    HAIM House of Blues April 22, 2014 Aspiring bands wondering how to go from obscurity to selling out House of Blues in barely two years could do worse than studying HAIM's example. In this case, the L... More >>

  • Meet the Most Underrated Music Festival In Texas
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    Meet the Most Underrated Music Festival In Texas

    published Apr 23, 2014

    Except for autumn, spring is festival season in Houston. This time of year most people can probably be forgiven for losing track of all the events in the area that take advantage of the agreeable weat... More >>

  • Eminem, Lorde, OutKast Head 2014 ACL Festival Lineup
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    Eminem, Lorde, OutKast Head 2014 ACL Festival Lineup

    published Apr 22, 2014

    This morning the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its lineup for the autumn music bazaar that will take place October 3-5 and 10-12 in Austin's Zilker Park. Some of the top names include Em... More >>

  • Sound Revolution Comes Full Circle With New Tomball Store

    published Apr 18, 2014

    Earlier today we mentioned that the Houston area has a staggering 16 music retailers that will celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, but we'd also like to single out two that go by the same name. Sound... More >>

  • Record Store Day's Rising Tide Has No End in Sight
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    Record Store Day's Rising Tide Has No End in Sight

    published Apr 18, 2014

    Record Store Day returns to the nation's music retailers tomorrow, so if you're the sort of person who only buys a handful of LPs or CDs a year -- assuming you still buy physical music product at all ... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Punk-Rock "Newcomers" Screech of Death

    published Apr 17, 2014

    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 i... More >>

  • BBVA Compass Stadium Finally Gets a Concert, and It's a Big One
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    BBVA Compass Stadium Finally Gets a Concert, and It's a Big One

    published Apr 11, 2014

    More than two years after opening, BBVA Compass Stadium will finally host its first concert in a little more than two months - and it's a big one. Earlier this afternoon the stadium and 93.7 The Beat... More >>

  • Jeff Bridges Abides, in or out of Character
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    Jeff Bridges Abides, in or out of Character

    published Apr 11, 2014

    When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledb... More >>

  • Arcade Fire at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 4/9/2014
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    Arcade Fire at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 4/9/2014

    published Apr 10, 2014

    Arcade Fire Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 9, 2014 I may not be the first person to say it, but then Arcade Fire is not the first group to counter the "most important band in the world" tag by... More >>

  • Revenge of the Music Nerds: Arcade Fire Wins
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    Revenge of the Music Nerds: Arcade Fire Wins

    published Apr 08, 2014

    Arcade Fire's William Butler admits he still gets homesick for Texas. Even the weather...up to a point. "I miss how green everything was all the time always," he says of his youth in The Woodlands fr... More >>

  • Jamey Johnson at House of Blues, 4/3/2014
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    Jamey Johnson at House of Blues, 4/3/2014

    published Apr 04, 2014

    Jamey Johnson House of Blues April 3, 2014 Can you sing along to "The Yellow Rose of Texas"? Don't be silly; of course you can. Right? But try it, and it's tougher than you think. Jamey Johnson kno... More >>

  • Merle Haggard at Stafford Centre, 4/1/2014
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    Merle Haggard at Stafford Centre, 4/1/2014

    published Apr 02, 2014

    Merle Haggard Stafford Centre April 1, 2014 Bet you 20 bucks that Keith Richards really digs Merle Haggard. He is one cool cat. The Hag doesn't say much onstage at first, and barely moves apart from... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Mister Insane, Host of The Insane Show

    published Apr 01, 2014

    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 i... More >>

  • Elvis's Stuff Rolls Through Houston
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    Elvis's Stuff Rolls Through Houston

    published Mar 28, 2014

    John Lennon famously said, "Before Elvis, there was nothing." But after Elvis, innumerable objects owned by or otherwise connected to the late King of Rock and Roll -- who recorded his debut single, "... More >>

  • The Band Perry at Reliant Stadium, 3/22/2014
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    The Band Perry at Reliant Stadium, 3/22/2014

    published Mar 24, 2014

    The Band Perry Reliant Stadium March 22, 2014 Even in 2014, Queen's "Fat Bottom Girls" is not a song one normally expects to hear once in rodeo season, let alone twice. While Neil Perry, youngest mem... More >>

  • Easton Corbin at Reliant Stadium, 3/21/2014
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    Easton Corbin at Reliant Stadium, 3/21/2014

    published Mar 24, 2014

    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium March 21, 2014 Perhaps in the future the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo can line up one shameless throwback entertainer per season, not some old veteran whose days of he... More >>

  • Florida Georgia Line at Reliant Stadium, 3/19/2014
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    Florida Georgia Line at Reliant Stadium, 3/19/2014

    published Mar 20, 2014

    Florida Georgia Line Reliant Stadium March 19, 2014 Florida Georgia Line are easy to mistake for "bro country": they rhyme "Bocephus" with "Jesus" and would sooner walk as drive around in anything ot... More >>

  • The Gospel According to Scott H. Biram: <em>Nothin' But Blood</em>
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    The Gospel According to Scott H. Biram: Nothin' But Blood

    published Mar 19, 2014

    The last time Rocks Off really caught up with Scott H. Biram, Austin's "Dirty Old One Man Band" helped us with our continuing mission to teach appropriate concert behavior to Houston audiences. We fig... More >>

  • Hunter Hayes at Reliant Stadium, 03/15/2014

    published Mar 17, 2014

    According to Billboard, in a little less than two months Hunter Hayes will attempt to break the Guinness world record for most concerts played within a 24-hour period. On May 9 and 10, he will play o... More >>

  • Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres for 44 Years
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    Happy Anniversary KPFT: 44 Genres for 44 Years

    published Mar 14, 2014

    Today Rocks Off would like to salute 90.1 FM KPFT on its 44th anniversary, which it celebrates this Sunday under the "big top" behind McGonigel's Mucky Duck The lineup is a real hootenanny too, featur... More >>

  • Safety and SXSW: Was the Mohawk Tragedy a Tipping Point?
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    Safety and SXSW: Was the Mohawk Tragedy a Tipping Point?

    published Mar 14, 2014

    The last morning of SXSW 2011 was not a pleasant one. Not because of any kind of personal debauchery the previous evening; that had come a few days before. Reprimands had been handed down, wrists had ... More >>

  • Jake Owen at Reliant Stadium, 3/12/2014

    published Mar 13, 2014

    Jake Owen Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 Jake Owen gave up professional golf for country music. Wonder how much that decision weighed on him. Not much, probably. No idea what kind of golfer he was, ... More >>

  • UPDATED: Overnight SXSW Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 23 Injured
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    UPDATED: Overnight SXSW Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 23 Injured

    published Mar 13, 2014

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims from tonight's tragedy. Make sure everyone you know is home safe tonight.— The Hawk (@mohawkaustin) March 13, 2014 A statement... More >>

  • St. Vincent at House of Blues, 3/10/2014

    published Mar 11, 2014

    St. Vincent House of Blues March 10, 2014 There's a fine line between eccentric and creepy. Luckily, St. Vincent has the kind of preternatural grace that makes negotiating such a tricky threshold as ... More >>

  • South By Due East Is Still Here, Still Free
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    South By Due East Is Still Here, Still Free

    published Mar 07, 2014

    Rocks Off would like to apologize to the people behind South By Due East for not mentioning this event in our digital pages more often. It's just that SXDE, as we've taken to calling it, manages to pu... More >>

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