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  • Island Of Misfit Albums: A .38 Special Christmas

    published Dec 07, 2010

    For the whole month of December, Rocks Off will be scouring for the weirdest and worst Christmas albums that the Internet can offer. These will either be odd, seasonal detours from your favorite artis... More >>

  • Upcoming: Cold War Kids, Diana Ross, The Sword, Etc.

    published Dec 07, 2010

    American Fangs, CB Kings, Another Run, Legacy Fails, Born Again Virgins: Sun., Dec. 26. Fitzgerald's. Arlo Guthrie: Fri., March 25. House of Blues. Authority Zero, Flatfoot 56, Lionize: Sat., Jan. 2... More >>

  • The Year in Video Memes: What Do They Mean??
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    The Year in Video Memes: What Do They Mean??

    published Dec 07, 2010

    You fell in love with all these characters this year, thrust into the limelight and five minutes of fame by just a few clicks on YouTube and a forgettable, yet exploitable, catchphrase. These were you... More >>

  • Last Night: Insane Clown Posse At Warehouse Live
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    Last Night: Insane Clown Posse At Warehouse Live

    published Dec 07, 2010

    For a Faygo-soaked slideshow of last night's concert, click here. Insane Clown Posse Warehouse Live December 6, 2010 Aftermath is covered in Faygo. The cell phone we hold is sticky with Faygo. Our f... More >>

  • Ten '90s Movies That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings
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    Ten '90s Movies That Spurred Our Sexual Awakenings

    published Dec 06, 2010

    A few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young... More >>

  • Ninja Tunes: A Year With ICP And Houston's Juggalos

    published Dec 06, 2010

    Tonight's Insane Clown Posse show at Warehouse Live will be Rocks Off's second date with the duo and their Juggalo army in a little more than a year. It's a make-up date for ICP's October 16 gig, whic... More >>

  • Saturday Night: listenlisten At The Mink
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    Saturday Night: listenlisten At The Mink

    published Dec 06, 2010

    listenlisten, sIngs, Two Star Symphony The Backroom at the Mink December 4, 2010 A few hours before listenlisten's headlining spot at the Mink Saturday night, some friends asked Aftermath to pin down... More >>

  • Our Favorite <em>Playboy</em> Christmas Covers
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    Our Favorite Playboy Christmas Covers

    published Dec 03, 2010

    If there's one thing I think of when it comes to Christmas, it's Playboy. Every year, before I started stealing the Christmas issues from friends and relatives, I longed for late November when I got ... More >>

  • Keith Richards Does <em>Life</em> As Only He Can
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    Keith Richards Does Life As Only He Can

    published Dec 03, 2010

    Life By Keith Richards with James Fox Little, Brown, And Company, 576 pp, $29.99. Watch this first. It's Keef's own intro to Life: "It starts with a bang." The first chapter of Keith Richards' first... More >>

  • Justin Townes Earle's Musical Family Tree

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Tonight Justin Townes Earle headlines Fitzgerald's with Caitlin Rose in tow. For the past three years, Earle has been making believers out of most every audience he has come across, either converting ... More >>

  • Katy Perry? For Album Of The Year? Seriously?

    published Dec 02, 2010

    Don't get Craig's Hlist wrong, we think that Katy Perry is extremely attractive. In fact, if we think about her long enough, it makes us want to cry and punch a wall. She's a buxom, bubbly, raven-hair... More >>

  • Your Meme Of The Week: Is Jesus A Jerk?
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    Your Meme Of The Week: Is Jesus A Jerk?

    published Dec 02, 2010

    How was Christian graphic artist Larry Van Pelt to know that when he set out to depict Jesus Christ helping his followers through everyday tasks like pulling teeth, lifting weights, or driving a diese... More >>

  • The Most Awesomely Bad Pink Floyd Cover Ever

    published Dec 02, 2010

    A few weeks back, Rocks Off was utterly enthralled with Roger Waters' rendition of The Wall, the masterpiece he created with his former band, Pink Floyd. Every note was pitch-perfect and the wall wa... More >>

  • What Is Classic Rock Today?
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    What Is Classic Rock Today?

    published Dec 01, 2010

    What is classic rock in 2010? 15 years ago, it was was the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Who, anything Eric Clapton touched and every band your dad played in his car while he was making out with t... More >>

  • Rocks Off Needs Spring Interns... So Register <em>Now</em>
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    Rocks Off Needs Spring Interns... So Register Now

    published Nov 30, 2010

    It's getting to be that time for Rocks Off to make a call for interns for the spring 2011 semester. We are willing and eager to show you the ropes of music journalism: Things like fielding emails fro... More >>

  • Roky Moon & BOLT Set Free Show For December 18

    published Nov 30, 2010

    At Saturday night's Roky Moon & BOLT LP release show at the Mink, the PA was blown out, rendering the sets from the Ton Tons and BOLT without vocals or much sound at all aside from the amps. The headl... More >>

  • Smashing Pumpkins, Jimmy Eat World

    published December 2, 2010

    Two styles of modern rock converge at Verizon Wireless Theater Sunday night as the Smashing Pumpkins' alternative-gold goes head to head with... More >>

  • listenlisten

    published December 2, 2010

    On listenlisten's newest, dog, the band goes for the throat, attaching an even grimmer sheen to their already forbidding sound. Last year's... More >>

  • Justin Townes Earle

    published December 2, 2010

    Justin Townes Earle's third full-length outing, Harlem River Blues, sees the blues/country/soul singer incorporating new sounds and... More >>

  • Celebrity Deaths: Three's Company?
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    Celebrity Deaths: Three's Company?

    published Nov 30, 2010

    This past Sunday night the world lost comedy legend Leslie Nielsen, and just yesterday The Empire Strikes Back director Irvin Kershner joined Alec Guinness and Peter Cushing in the big Star Wars conve... More >>

  • Upcoming: Bun B, Grace Potter, Warpaint, Yanni, Etc.

    published Nov 30, 2010

    "The 14th Annual Townes Van Zandt Wake": Sat., Jan. 1. Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe. Anarchitex, Linus Pauling Quartet, Omotai: Sat., Dec. 18. Rudyard's. Blind Guardian, Seven Kingdoms, Holy Grail.: W... More >>

  • Willie Nelson's Green Friday Leads To Teapot Party
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    Willie Nelson's "Green Friday" Leads To Teapot Party

    published Nov 29, 2010

    If you are a cop in Texas - OK, a cop anywhere in the world - when you pull over a tour bus and out pops a gnomish man with grayish-red hair and you smell pot smoke, you smile and nod, get an autograp... More >>

  • Our Annual Hour In Sunny 99.1's Holiday Hell

    published Nov 29, 2010

    The day before Thanksgiving, Sunny 99.1, "Houston's Official At-Work Station" did its yearly change-over to all holiday music. It's now a Houston tradition to turn over the dial at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiv... More >>

  • Saturday Night: Roky Moon & BOLT At The Mink
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    Saturday Night: Roky Moon & BOLT At The Mink

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Roky Moon & BOLT The Backroom at the Mink November 27, 2010 When we were all little, we had a piles of shoes and clothes that we outgrew, or those little tics on the kitchen wall where mom or dad wo... More >>

  • Top Five: Leslie Nielsen's Funniest Moments
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    Top Five: Leslie Nielsen's Funniest Moments

    published Nov 29, 2010

    Late yesterday, the comedy world got the sad news that veteran comedian Leslie Nielsen had passed away in a Florida hospital due to complications from pneumonia. He was 84. The actor began his caree... More >>

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