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  • Davila 666

    published November 3, 2011

    Davila 666 is a garage-rock force of nature from San Juan, Puerto Rico, a six-piece quickly becoming known for their manic live shows and recorded... More >>

  • Saves the Day

    published November 3, 2011

    Awhole generation of indie-rockers grew up on Princeton, New Jersey's Saves The Day, as the power-pop/emo/punk band helped soundtrack the lives of... More >>

  • This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    published Nov 01, 2011

    Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next ye... More >>

  • John Lennon's <em>Imagine</em> Turns 40: Ten Facts About The Album
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    John Lennon's Imagine Turns 40: Ten Facts About The Album

    published Nov 01, 2011

    Forty years ago this past week, John Lennon's second solo LP away from the Beatles, Imagine, hit number one on the UK album charts. The album was released on October 8, 1971 in England and September 9... More >>

  • Roger Waters And The Wall Return To Houston May 1
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    Roger Waters And The Wall Return To Houston May 1

    published Nov 01, 2011

    Now that the Halloween season is officially over, all of you rock nerds can throw this show on your Christmas wish list. Former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters is bringing his big-budget concert produ... More >>

  • Houston's Wicked Poseur Teams With The Room Star Tommy Wiseau For New Clip

    published Nov 01, 2011

    This morning we got an HD look at the Tommy Wiseau-starring video for Wicked Poseur's "Hideous Things". The simple production, with the star of cult-hit The Room turning into a werewolf over the cours... More >>

  • Your 2011 HPMA Showcase Schedule Is Here

    published Oct 31, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase is a little over a week away, and we are very excited. On November 12, venues across downtown Houston will come to life with the some of the best bands in ... More >>

  • Last Night: Boots Electric At Fitzgerald's

    published Oct 31, 2011

    Nearly three years ago we wrote a breathless, hungover review of the Eagles Of Death Metal's last show at the Meridian. It was late November and the show had already been postponed due to Hurricane Ik... More >>

  • TV Party: <em>Beavis & Butt-head</em> Return with Werewolves Of Highland/Crying
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    TV Party: Beavis & Butt-head Return with "Werewolves Of Highland/Crying"

    published Oct 28, 2011

    Rocks Off has always championed the arts, and Beavis & Butt-head are no different. We've shown you the bands that we got into because of the shows '90s run, and last year we listed our favorite music ... More >>

  • Last Night: Mastodon At Fitzgerald's
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    Last Night: Mastodon At Fitzgerald's

    published Oct 28, 2011

    Mastodon and Wild Flag filled the room at Fitz. Check out our pics. Mastodon, Black Tusk, Venomous Maximus Fitzgerald's October 27, 2011 Mastodon on the stage upstairs at Fitzgerald's is like a bull... More >>

  • <em>Beavis & Butt-head</em>: Werewolves of Highland/Crying
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    Beavis & Butt-head: "Werewolves of Highland/Crying"

    published Oct 28, 2011

    Earlier this year, Beavis & Butt-head creator Mike Judge and MTV announced that the animated pair of metal-loving, non-scoring, fire-obsessed teens was returning to the cable channel to take aim at th... More >>

  • Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers
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    Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers

    published Oct 27, 2011

    This past week a statement by pop institution Madonna helped put away one of her newest stalkers, Polish citizen Grzegorz Matlok, who broke into Madge's London home and the residence of her ex-hubby G... More >>

  • If Nickelback's Studio Walls Could Talk...
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    If Nickelback's Studio Walls Could Talk...

    published Oct 27, 2011

    Late Wednesday night, Nickelback tweeted a picture of a dry-erase board in their studio, with the line "If these walls could talk..." alluding to the bedevilment that a party-hard platinum-selling Can... More >>

  • Wenches Be Shopping!: The Best Things to Buy at RenFest
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    Wenches Be Shopping!: The Best Things to Buy at RenFest

    published Oct 26, 2011

    The Texas Renaissance Festival is one of the crown jewels of any fall in the Houston area. Running from early October to late November right after Thanksgiving, the Plantersville festival allows you t... More >>

  • The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork
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    The 15 Best Bill Graham Presents Posters And Artwork

    published Oct 26, 2011

    Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Al... More >>

  • Kanye West + Saved By The Bell = Kanye'd By The Bell

    published Oct 25, 2011

    Today on Tumblr we found Kanye'd By The Bell, a site that links evocative Kanye West lyrics with screenshots from everyone's favorite high school saga Saved By the Bell. The site has five pages and co... More >>

  • Lindsay Lohan Posing for Playboy?: Yawn Dot Com and Whatnot (Semi-NSFW)
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    Lindsay Lohan Posing for Playboy?: Yawn Dot Com and Whatnot (Semi-NSFW)

    published Oct 25, 2011

    Last night TMZ reported that troubled sometime-actress-singer-model Lindsay Lohan had reached terms with Playboy to pose nude for an upcoming issue. The headline aside, it's not like I'm not interes... More >>

  • Boots Electric

    published October 27, 2011

    When asked what his new Boots Electric project would sound like, Jesse "The Devil" Hughes laid this image on the Internet's virtual ears: "George... More >>

  • Mastodon

    published October 27, 2011

    Mastodon's news LP, The Hunter, is easily the most commercially accessible disc in the Atlanta metal beasts' 12-year career. The band's... More >>

  • Soul Power

    published October 27, 2011

    When the Houston Press spoke with Huey Lewis over the phone recently, he hit us with a daunting figure about his band's latest album, 2010... More >>

  • Xmas Type Thing: Scott Weiland's Holiday Album Doesn't Suck
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    Xmas Type Thing: Scott Weiland's Holiday Album Doesn't Suck

    published Oct 25, 2011

    One of the most unwholesome things Rocks Off can think of is a Scott Weiland Christmas album, so when it was announced a few months back with the promo photo of a dapper Weiland - skull ring, tattoos,... More >>

  • Upcoming: Big & Rich, Kinky Friedman, Lemonheads, Young Jeezy, Etc.

    published Oct 25, 2011

    The '71s, Otenki, El Bodo: Sun., Nov. 13. Scout Bar Clear Lake. The Adicts: Fri., Feb. 3. House of Blues. Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson: Thu., Dec. 8. Nutty Jerry's (Winnie). Daryl Hance: Fri., Dec. 2... More >>

  • Snoopcounters: Snoop Dogg Knows A Lot Of People
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    Snoopcounters: Snoop Dogg Knows A Lot Of People

    published Oct 21, 2011

    This week, rapper Snoop Dogg turned 40 years old. Tha Doggfather actually seems ageless to us, and we don't mean his 1996 album. Like, we fully expect him to become the hip-hop Willie Nelson: Rapping ... More >>

  • Last Night: Battles At Fitzgerald's

    published Oct 21, 2011

    Battles, Nisennenmondai Fitzgerald's October 20, 2011 Lately, this here fella in Rocks Off has been gravitating towards music with few or minimal words. Maybe a few yelps. Howls. Bloody-murder scream... More >>

  • "Poop There It Is": Tag Team Hit Becomes Diaper Jock Jam

    published Oct 20, 2011

    This may be the most disgusting, disturbing thing we have ever posted - Ed. Tag Team's 1993 single "Whoomp! (There It Is)" is obviously a pop and hip-hop favorite, even 18 years later. This week the ... More >>

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