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2010 Stories by Chris Gray

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  • Kids These Days...

    published Dec 10, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • Pik N Pak: Great Buzzes, Angry Skinheads, Uncle Jesse...

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Last week, when Rocks Off posted our blog about this weekend's Pik N Pak reunion at Rudyard's and Groundhall, we asked people to email us their stories about the bygone Montrose icehouse. We're happy ... More >>

  • David Allan Coe Camp Disputes Meridian's Cancellation Story

    published Dec 09, 2010

    This isn't exactly a surprise, but earlier this afternoon Rocks Off got a phone call from David Allan Coe's management company contesting the account of why last Friday's show at Meridian did not happ... More >>

  • Comments... How Do They Work?

    published Dec 09, 2010

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening,... More >>

  • KTRU Deal A Black Mark On Rice University, Says Yang

    KTRU Deal A "Black Mark" On Rice University, Says Yang

    published Dec 08, 2010

    If you've got a spare hour or two this holiday season, Rocks Off recommends you take a gander at the petition to deny Rice University's proposed sale of 91.7 FM's facilities to the University of Houst... More >>

  • Slim Thug Requests "Sympathy P*ssy" After Flight Diverted

    published Dec 08, 2010

    Guess who was on the Continental Airlines flight from San Jose to Houston that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M., this morning because of a "disruptive passenger"? That's right, the Boss of All Bosse... More >>

  • Barfly Revisited

    published December 9, 2010

    Even if no one could ever agree on how to spell its name, and often couldn't quite remember what had gone on there the previous evening, the... More >>

  • KTRU Color Chart Shows Local Radio's Dull Future

    published Dec 07, 2010

    Every time it seems like the story of the controversial Rice-University of Houston deal to sell Rice student station KTRU's over-the-air facilities to U of H is slowing down a little, it always gets a... More >>

  • KTRU's Plight Draws National Media Attention (UPDATED)

    published Dec 06, 2010

    Updated at 1 p.m. with comments from KTRU station manager Joey Yang. As time grows short for supporters of KTRU (91.7 FM) to halt the sale of Rice University's largely student-run station to the Univ... More >>

  • In Case You Got Stoned And You Missed It...

    published Dec 03, 2010

    It's Friday, it's time to party, but in case you're futzing around the Internet this weekend sometime, here's Rocks Off's week in one easy post. NEWS We don't know how you could have missed this one... More >>

  • Leon's Lounge Reopens Saturday

    published Dec 03, 2010

    Rocks Off just got an email from Leon's owner Pete Mitchell, who also owns Under the Volcano, saying the historic Midtown bar will be back open at 7 p.m. tomorrow. Mitchell leased Leon's in January, ... More >>

  • New Dynamo Stadium May Not Change Concert Climate Much

    New Dynamo Stadium May Not Change Concert Climate Much

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Conceivably, 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 c... More >>

  • Texans Have Down Year In Grammy Nominations

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Texas artists, or artists with Texas roots, scored fewer nominations than usual when the Recording Academy announced its choices for the 53rd annual Grammy Awards Wednesday night. Perpetual nominees B... More >>

  • SXSW 2011 Still Untainted By Houston Artists

    published Dec 01, 2010

    Rocks Off just got the latest list of names for next year's SXSW conference and festival in Austin, and just like the last time, the conference remains unsullied by any performers from Houston's filth... More >>

  • Pik-N-Pak: It's Back!

    Pik-N-Pak: It's Back!

    published Dec 01, 2010

    Send us your stories from the legendary punk ice house - if you remember... Next weekend, Pik N Pak rides again. For those of you, like us, who are too young to have actually gone there, Pic-N-Pak wa... More >>

  • Kim Lenz & Her Jaguars

    published December 2, 2010

    Wanda Jackson showed she's still the Queen of Rockabilly on her latest visit to the Continental Club in October, which makes Kim Lenz the genre's... More >>

  • iFest Concert Series

    published December 2, 2010

    An ancient trade route linking Europe with the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East — and now Houston, as the Houston... More >>

  • Espantapajaros

    published December 2, 2010

    Following the Star has been a long time coming — the five-song EP is Pablo Espantapajaros's eponymous band's first... More >>

  • Los Van Van

    published December 2, 2010

    It's not that often that a group credited with creating an entire musical genre comes to town, but Cuba's Los Van Van holds that distinction.... More >>

  • Friday Night: Nitzer Ebb At Numbers

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Nitzer Ebb Numbers November 29, 2010 It was an odd feeling, watching Nitzer Ebb at Numbers Friday night. It was an odd feeling, because of the déjà vu. Nitzer Ebb was the first band Aftermath ever... More >>

  • In Case You Missed It...

    published Nov 26, 2010

    Rocks Off knows you have had a busy week. So have we. But, we figured, what with Thanksgiving and Black Friday and traveling to and from your various other holiday ports of call, you may not have had... More >>

  • Tax The Wolf Shines As Velvet Underground

    published Nov 26, 2010

    Who loves the sun? Tax the Wolf does. Dressed for the occasion in ties and turtlenecks, the Houston prog-rockers downshifted into downtown chic to cover most of the Velvet Underground's 1970 album Loa... More >>

  • Free Show At Walter's On Washington Tonight

    published Nov 24, 2010

    Also, Posies tickets half-price all day... Just thought we'd remind you one more time. Doors open at 8. See another special offer from your friends at the Houston Press and Rocks Off after the jump.... More >>

  • Tax The Wolf Agrees: Velvet Underground > The Strokes

    published Nov 23, 2010

    For the night before Thanksgiving, there is a lot going on in Houston tomorrow. But with all due respect to Robert Ellis & the Boys at Fitzgerald's and the LAX/Young Girls show at Groundhall - not to ... More >>

  • Houston Gets Over-The-Air Country-Music Channel

    published Nov 23, 2010

    Believe it or not, some of us get by just fine without cable or satellite TV. When Rocks Off goes home at night - the odd evenings we stay home, that is - not only do we enjoy the finest network telev... More >>

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