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  • Hopefully This Will Tide All You Juggalos Over For Now

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Here at Rocks Off, we're all heartbroken that Insane Clown Posse has postponed the Warehouse Live date of their "Old Sh*t" tour from Saturday to December 6. We're not sure why; a fictional ICP spokesm... More >>

  • Rhett Miller Talks Old 97's, Bob Dylan, Trains And More

    published Oct 14, 2010

    The band probably doesn't remember this, but one of the first interviews Rocks Off ever conducted as a quote-unquote professional journalist was talking to the Old 97's in their tour van behind Austin... More >>

  • KTRU Deal Signed By Rice & UH; Station Goes Off The FM Dial By The End Of The Year
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    KTRU Deal Signed By Rice & UH; Station Goes Off The FM Dial By The End Of The Year

    published Oct 13, 2010

    ‚ÄčThe news isn't good for fans of KTRU.After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming ... More >>

  • KTRU Deal Signed, Station Likely Off FM Air By End Of 2010

    published Oct 13, 2010

    After the University of Houston Board of Regents voted to buy 91.7 FM from Rice University and convert the frequency to all classical and fine-arts programming earlier this summer, various KTRU staff,... More >>

  • Stevens & Pruett Vs. The FCC: Beer Cans And Hershey Kisses

    published Oct 13, 2010

    Rocks Off is in the process of collecting stories about legendary Rock 101 KLOL morning team Stevens & Pruett as a tribute to Mark Stevens, who passed away Tuesday morning from complications of Alzh... More >>

  • Last Night: Blitzen Trapper At House Of Blues

    published Oct 13, 2010

    Blitzen Trapper House of Blues October 12, 2010 Because Aftermath only found out former KLOL morning DJ Mark Stevens had died a few hours before Blitzen Trapper went onstage at House of Blues Tuesday... More >>

  • Mark Stevens Of KLOL's Stevens & Pruett Show Passes Away
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    Mark Stevens Of KLOL's Stevens & Pruett Show Passes Away

    published Oct 12, 2010

    Rocks Off just got word via ABC13.com that former Houston radio personality Mark Stevens, half of KLOL's popular Stevens & Pruett morning-show team from the 1980s until 2000, has passed away. Houston ... More >>

  • Chris Isaak

    published October 14, 2010

    Because Chris Isaak's pompadoured mug might as well be the picture of eternal California youth, it's a little discomfiting to realize that the... More >>

  • The Grand Theatre

    published October 14, 2010

    "I just might get drunk tonight, and burn the nightclub down," Old 97's front man Rhett Miller sings on "Nightclub," from the Old 97's 1997 album... More >>

  • Saturday Night: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at Warehouse Live
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    Saturday Night: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros at Warehouse Live

    published Oct 11, 2010

    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros Warehouse Live October 9, 2010 Oh crap, Aftermath thought shortly after Edward Sharpe struck up the Magnetic Zeros Saturday night, it's the Polyphonic Spree all ove... More >>

  • Friday Night: The National At House Of Blues
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    Friday Night: The National At House Of Blues

    published Oct 11, 2010

    The National House of Blues October 8, 2010 Relive The National's performance via the photos in our slideshow. Houston crowds like to party. The National does not. These two seemingly indisputable ... More >>

  • Rocks Off Has Officially Reached ACL Fest

    published Oct 08, 2010

    Well, we were afraid of this. While Rocks Off Sr. remains at Mission Control here in Houston (appropriate, don't you think?), Craig Hlavaty and Brittanie Shey have sallied forth to the Live Music Capi... More >>

  • Last Night: Carrie Underwood At Toyota Center
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    Last Night: Carrie Underwood At Toyota Center

    published Oct 07, 2010

    Carrie Underwood Toyota Center October 6, 2010 Carrie Underwood is perfect for Vegas. That's not a knock - mostly. Underwood is wholesome, engaging and dynamic. She's no Tina Turner, but she can str... More >>

  • Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups
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    Five Memorable Athlete-Musician Hookups

    published Oct 06, 2010

    In a few hours, Carrie Underwood will be onstage at Toyota Center. Besides being an all-around American girl who will mess you up if you cheat on her, Underwood once dated Dallas Cowboys quarterback T... More >>

  • Houston Club Crowds Continue Asinine Behavior
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    Houston Club Crowds Continue Asinine Behavior

    published Oct 06, 2010

    Well, this is getting old. Actually, it is old. But you know what they say: It's not a party until the cops come. Or someone whips out a gun. So it must have been quite a party Tuesday night at Plush... More >>

  • Five Songs Classic Rock Radio Should Kill NOW
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    Five Songs Classic Rock Radio Should Kill NOW

    published Oct 05, 2010

    Rocks Off is a prisoner of the airwaves. At home we can listen to just about anything we want thanks to the comforts of 24-7 satellite radio. Actually, we rarely tune in anything besides Outlaw Countr... More >>

  • Inanimate Objects

    published October 7, 2010

    The Inanimate Objects may be new to us, but they're hardly new. Like first-wave stalwarts the Hates, the local trio has been around since the... More >>

  • She's Got Rhythm: Jazz-Pop Upstart Nikki Yanofsky, 16 And Swingin'

    published Oct 01, 2010

    Nikki Yanofsky has been "singing since I could talk, basically." And doing it well: When her dad asked the Montreal native to sing a few songs with his garage band at a charity event, it was a little ... More >>

  • Rocks Off Thanks You Very, Very, Very Much, Houston

    published Sep 30, 2010

    Rocks Off has tunnel vision. If something's not right in front of us, we're apt not to notice. Therefore, we were pleasantly surprised to open this week's print edition of the Press and discover we a... More >>

  • Happy Anniversary, Nirvana's <em>Nevermind</em>
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    Happy Anniversary, Nirvana's Nevermind

    published Sep 28, 2010

    This past Friday, a significant musical anniversary came and went with barely a peep. It was only 19 years to the day the last album to cause a legitimate sea change in popular music - both the indust... More >>

  • Note To Fans: Don't Give Paul Wall The Finger

    published Sep 28, 2010

    Updated at 4:43 p.m. to include Wall's apology. When last Paul Wall came to TMZ's attention, it was for some iPhone video he shot of a rather... disgruntled Whataburger customer after his SXSW show... More >>

  • House Of Blues Debuts Free Monthly "Blues Monday" Series Tonight

    published Sep 27, 2010

    Back in May, Dan Aykroyd was in town to grand marshal the Art Car Parade and emcee House of Blues' fundraiser for its educational/cultural outreach nonprofit arm, the International House of Blues Foun... More >>

  • Friday Night: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers At The Woodlands
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    Friday Night: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers At The Woodlands

    published Sep 27, 2010

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 24, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. In a catalog studded with them, one of the saddest songs Tom P... More >>

  • Tom Petty's Ten Most Underrated Songs

    published Sep 24, 2010

    "I Should Have Known It" Rocks Off has an especially acute case of clockwatcher's syndrome this afternoon, because as soon as we leave the office we're heading up to The Woodlands for the big Tom... More >>

  • Houston's DJ Buddha Disputes DWI Charge

    published Sep 24, 2010

    The above mixtape touts Missouri City's DJ Buddha, as a "Hustler to the End," but HPD thinks he may have been hustling a little too much. Buddha was involved in a bizarre chain of events in the wee h... More >>

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