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  • Scott Weiland

    published June 14, 2012

    Recently relieved of his Stone Temple Pilots duties – at least as of this writing – singer Scott Weiland jumps on the road once again... More >>

  • Muse

    published June 14, 2012

    The prospect of a new Muse album (The 2nd Law) was overshadowed by the band's dalliance with dubstep, which was a shame but not surprising... More >>

  • Bad Ass Weekend

    published June 14, 2012

    The first annual Badass Weekend is spread out over two days and three stages at Walters, Houston House of Creeps, and the adjoining Ballistic... More >>

  • Metalachi

    published June 14, 2012

    While all of you Metallica die-hards wait for James, Lars, Kirk and Robert to make actual new Metallica music (Lulu with Lou Reed didn't count),... More >>

  • A Sea Es

    published June 14, 2012

    Austin Smith wowed us with his multilayered, kaleidoscopic sound on A Sea Es' 11-track debut album. Fans of Animal Collective, Harry Nilsson, ELO,... More >>

  • Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus and Sideshow Freakout

    published June 14, 2012

    Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll's songs are populated by widescreen people of oddity and quirk, so it makes total sense for him to put his own... More >>

  • Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013
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    Music That Will Officially Be Old In 2013

    published Dec 31, 2012

    One of my favorite pastimes is reminding my friends how old we are all getting, partly because I am cruel, and probably because even I am astounded that actor Steve Guttenberg is now three years older... More >>

  • Houston's 10 Best New Year's Eve Shows
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    Houston's 10 Best New Year's Eve Shows

    published Dec 28, 2012

    So the world didn't end the way you all wanted it to a few weeks ago. What a tragedy. Life goes on, the road goes on forever, the party never ends, blah blah blah. The good news is that we all have ... More >>

  • TRAILER PARK: Ryan Gosling, Motorcycles, Guns and Bradley Cooper
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    TRAILER PARK: Ryan Gosling, Motorcycles, Guns and Bradley Cooper

    published Dec 27, 2012

    The trailer for Ryan Gosling's newest begins with Suicide's "Che", which nearly sold me on the picture sight unseen, because I am a Suicide geek. But The Place Beyond The Pines actually looks very, ve... More >>

  • Hear the First Song Recorded On the International Space Station
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    Hear the First Song Recorded On the International Space Station

    published Dec 27, 2012

    Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian Space Agency astronaut, is currently on the International Space Station, orbiting Earth. When he is not pointing at the windows of the ISS and screaming "Holy shit... More >>

  • Vans Invades High School with a Killer Design Contest Worth $50k for Art Programs

    published Dec 27, 2012

    When school kids come back to the dreaded schoolhouse in a few days for the spring semester, they have something less lame and like, dumb and stuff, to look forward to. The Vans shoe company is once a... More >>

  • <em>Not Fade Away</em> Soundtrack Offers Up a Fistful of Blues, Stones
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    Not Fade Away Soundtrack Offers Up a Fistful of Blues, Stones

    published Dec 27, 2012

    Not Fade Away, Director David Chase's period piece about a burgeoning rock band in the '60s, is still playing on limited screens in New York and Los Angeles, but this week preview copies of the soundt... More >>

  • Upcoming: Flogging Molly, Maserati, H20, Black Pistol Fire, Pinback, Etc.

    published Dec 26, 2012

    Adam Hood: Fri., March 22, 9 p.m., $12. Firehouse Saloon, 5930 SW Freeway, Houston. The Allen Oldies Band: With Thrill, Mike Stinson., Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m., Free. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Housto... More >>

  • Christmas Past: Top 10 Christmas Movie Soundtracks

    published Dec 25, 2012

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared... More >>

  • Christmas Past: Our 5 Favorite Punk Rock Christmas Songs

    published Dec 25, 2012

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared... More >>

  • FPH New Years For-Eve-R Cataclysm

    published December 27, 2012

    Since the Pegstar and Free Press Houston folks bought Fitzgerald's in 2010, they have been throwing large, must-attend parties to unite... More >>

  • Craig's List

    published December 27, 2012

    Only in Houston It's that time of year — it has been since, like, November — for rock writers to show everyone else... More >>

  • Adolescents

    published December 27, 2012

    Old-school Cali punk meets new-school Houston punk as spiky '80s greats the Adolescents and Youth Brigade swing through town, picking up the... More >>

  • Omotai, From Beyond

    published December 27, 2012

    Omotai releases the band's newest offering, Terrestrial Grief, Friday at Walters, which has reclaimed its place as one of Houston's best... More >>

  • Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus and Sideshow Freakout

    published December 27, 2012

    Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll's songs are populated by widescreen people of oddity and quirk, so it makes total sense for him to put his own... More >>

  • Friday Night: Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre
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    Friday Night: Dwight Yoakam at Arena Theatre

    published Dec 24, 2012

    Dwight Yoakam, Mike Stinson Arena Theatre December 21, 2012 When most of us are sick and fighting seasonal flu and cold systems, we retreat to a warm bed with cold pillows and Netflix. Few of us co... More >>

  • Free Christmas Movies And TV Specials -- Classic And Not So Classic -- You Can Watch On YouTube
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    Free Christmas Movies And TV Specials -- Classic And Not So Classic -- You Can Watch On YouTube

    published Dec 24, 2012

    If you have a cruel boss who is still keeping you in the office today, Art Attack is here to help you pass the time with a collection of random Christmas videos you can find free and in full on YouTub... More >>

  • Saturday's Lone Star Bazaar Releases Vendor List, Food Truck Offerings

    published Dec 21, 2012

    Christmas is just what, three days away, and I know some of you (even me) still have holes in our shopping lists. Damn you for having so many dear friends and relatives that you want to spoil with gif... More >>

  • Rolling Stones Let Psych Flag Fly On '67's Their Satanic Majesties Request

    published Dec 21, 2012

    The Rolling Stones' 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request, turns 45 today. The album's subject matter and oddity make it a strange holiday release, but hey it was the '60s. Best-known for the s... More >>

  • Teen Steam: Here Is Alyssa Milano's Creepy Teen Workout Video from the '80s
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    Teen Steam: Here Is Alyssa Milano's Creepy Teen Workout Video from the '80s

    published Dec 21, 2012

    This Wednesday, Alyssa Milano turned 40. Let that sink in. Milano has been a perennial crush object since Who's The Boss premiered in 1984, and American men grew up with her as she turned into a fox... More >>

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