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  • 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 >>

  • Reba at Reliant Stadium, 3/6/2014
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    Reba at Reliant Stadium, 3/6/2014

    published Mar 07, 2014

    Reba (McEntire) Reliant Stadium March 6, 2014 Country stars facing a certain age inevitably come to a point where they can either continue chasing chart success or consolidate their style into a bran... More >>

  • UPDATED: Founders Hope New 1836 Fest Is a Texas-Size Hit

    published Mar 07, 2014

    UPDATE UPDATE (Friday, 3 p.m.): Although dogs are normally allowed at the Cottonwood, 1836 is a no-dog festival. This sounds like a joke, but we'll find out soon enough whether it is or not. Did you ... More >>

  • Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014
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    Eli Young Band at Reliant Stadium, 3/5/2014

    published Mar 06, 2014

    Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their que... More >>

  • Don't Call Eli Young Band Bro-Country, Please
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    Don't Call Eli Young Band "Bro-Country," Please

    published Mar 05, 2014

    If you're looking for the most successful act to come out of Texas this decade, you might point your eyes toward Denton. With minimal drama or much attention outside their own rabid fan base, the Eli ... More >>

  • RIP Rozz Zamorano

    published March 6, 2014

    Miles-Tones Houston's music community is still reeling after bassist Rozzano Zamorano was found dead in his Montrose apartment... More >>

  • Kevin Fowler at the Rodeo Cookoff, 3/1/2014
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    Kevin Fowler at the Rodeo Cookoff, 3/1/2014

    published Mar 03, 2014

    Kevin Fowler World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, Reliant Park March 1, 2014 Because it's swirled together with so many other events, the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest feels somehow under... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Jason Smith, Alkari's Space City Rocker

    published Feb 27, 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 >>

  • Your Two-Steppin' Guide to the Rodeo Cookoff Bands
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    Your Two-Steppin' Guide to the Rodeo Cookoff Bands

    published Feb 27, 2014

    As one of the biggest entertainment-based enterprises on the planet, not just in Texas, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is one of the few local events that people halfway across the country and aro... More >>

  • Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at House of Blues, 2/25/2014
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    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings at House of Blues, 2/25/2014

    published Feb 26, 2014

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Valerie June House of Blues February 25, 2014 Soul music is the alchemy that turns pain into gold, but it takes a proper soul revue to polish that gold until it shines. ... More >>

  • Bassist Rozzano Zamorano's Death Leaves Huge Void in Music Scene
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    Bassist Rozzano Zamorano's Death Leaves Huge Void in Music Scene

    published Feb 25, 2014

    Houston's music community is still reeling after popular bassist Rozzano Zamorano was found dead in his Montrose apartment late last week. Friends say Zamorano failed to show up for a gig with Vince C... More >>

  • Are You Houston's Best Music Photographer?
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    Are You Houston's Best Music Photographer?

    published Feb 24, 2014

    One of the best parts of running Rocks Off is going through all the concert photos we run every week. We're proud to say we feature the work of Houston's finest music photographers on this blog, but n... More >>

  • Eagles at Toyota Center, 2/21/2014
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    Eagles at Toyota Center, 2/21/2014

    published Feb 24, 2014

    Eagles Toyota Center February 21, 2014 The Eagles don't do too many interviews with alternative weeklies, but I've always wanted to ask Don Henley if sometimes a song is just a song. Besides one of t... More >>

  • Crasis: A Bold Fusion of Local Music, Art & Technology

    published Feb 21, 2014

    Houston's experimental scene doesn't always get a lot of media attention, but the city is home to a number of artists who regularly both expand and violate the boundaries of what is usually considered... More >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Catch Fever Is Catching On

    published Feb 20, 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 >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: RenĂ©e Jonard, Princess of Noise Pollution

    published Feb 18, 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 >>

  • The Rocks Off 200: Junior Gordon, Big Man With a Big Sound

    published Feb 13, 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 >>

  • Here's the Free Press Summer Fest 2014 Lineup
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    Here's the Free Press Summer Fest 2014 Lineup

    published Feb 12, 2014

    Never mind Robin Thicke, those blurred lines at the top are... Jack White Vampire Weekend Zedd Ms. Lauryn Hill Above & Beyond Wu-Tang Clan Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes Dwight Yoakam Ch... More >>

  • Bruce Springsteen Finally Coming Back to Houston

    published Feb 10, 2014

    See that photo up there? That's the last decent live photo Rocks Off ran of Bruce Springsteen, and it's from SXSW 2012. Our photos from his Houston shows are so old we don't even want to use them anym... More >>

  • Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014
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    Sting & Paul Simon at Toyota Center, 2/8/2014

    published Feb 10, 2014

    Sting & Paul Simon Toyota Center February 8, 2014 If politics makes for strange bedfellows, consider two aging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers trying to figure out what to do next. On paper the idea of ... More >>

  • Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove on <em>88 92</em>
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    Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove on 88 92

    published Feb 07, 2014

    One week ago today, Wild Moccasins played an in-store that packed Cactus Music to the gills, performing a brief set from their brand-new sophomore full-length LP 88 92. Afterward, what looked like a c... More >>

  • Soul Stars Charles Bradley, Laura Mvula Lead Early iFest 2014 Names
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    Soul Stars Charles Bradley, Laura Mvula Lead Early iFest 2014 Names

    published Feb 06, 2014

    The Houston International Festival has announced the first confirmed acts for this year's festival, which returns to the freshly renovated Sam Houston Park downtown April 26-27 and May 3-4. This year'... More >>

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