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  • In The Dark: The Birthday Massacre's Beautiful Nightmare
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    "In The Dark": The Birthday Massacre's Beautiful Nightmare

    published Sep 21, 2010

    Since the tail end of the last millennium, The Birthday Massacre has quietly, but steadily built themselves a following as one of the pre-eminent goth synth-rock bands in the world. They're like Evane... More >>

  • Wanted: Reason-Filled Musicians For Atheist Band
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    Wanted: "Reason-Filled" Musicians For Atheist Band

    published Sep 20, 2010

    Rocks Off often trolls through Craigslist looking for the very beginnings of some of Houston's next wave of notable musicians. Extremely prevalent throughout the Web site are requests for devout Chris... More >>

  • The Ride Home Joins Mia Kat Empire
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    The Ride Home Joins Mia Kat Empire

    published Sep 17, 2010

    Earlier this week, we brought you the incredible video for The Ride Home's "Girls," which was filmed in part at the traditional home for late-night detoxification, House of Pies. Just on the heels of... More >>

  • Cardi's Documentary Revisits Houston's '80s Metal Mecca
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    Cardi's Documentary Revisits Houston's '80s Metal Mecca

    published Sep 16, 2010

    In the early '80s, Cardi's was the place in Houston for the rising world of metal to play. The club on Westheimer and Fountainview, which has since become Spotlight Karaoke, hosted Metallica, Dokken a... More >>

  • Cage Match: KISS Vs. Fiskadoro
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    Cage Match: KISS Vs. Fiskadoro

    published Sep 16, 2010

    Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow night a battle for your musical soul will be waged in our fair city. In this corner, wearing make-up, black leather, and underpants made of your money, the knights in Sa... More >>

  • Numbers Update: Don't Mourn Goth Sanctuary Just Yet
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    Numbers Update: Don't Mourn Goth Sanctuary Just Yet

    published Sep 15, 2010

    Houston already has a bad case of shaken cat syndrome after the upheavals involving once-stable institutions like Fitzgerald's and KTRU this year, and when the Chronicle posted a listing saying that N... More >>

  • Michael Rucci, Ultimate Technophile, Crafts Synths From Old Nintendos

    published Sep 15, 2010

    Synth people are a weird bunch, usually hollow-eyed Neuromancers conjuring strange gods through the use of noise and sound made with bizarre hunks of electronica no sane person would ever dub a musica... More >>

  • Kennedy Bakery: 30 Seconds With Erin Rodgers

    published Sep 15, 2010

    Rocks Off sat down with guitarist and vocalist Erin Rodgers of Kennedy Bakery to find out what we could learn about her in 30 seconds. RO: What is the worst song in the world? ER: I'm a lyrics girl,... More >>

  • Can Escape The Fate Outrun Eons Of Mythology?

    published Sep 14, 2010

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to decode music's oddest monikers in order to find a little meaning. Escape the Fa... More >>

  • True Blood: Season 3 Ends With A Touch Of "Evil"

    published Sep 13, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • The Ride Home Rocks Facebook, House Of Pies
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    The Ride Home Rocks Facebook, House Of Pies

    published Sep 13, 2010

    Update: The Ride Home emailed us an MP3 of "Girls" Monday afternoon. Listen to it here. The Ride Home is a nice cross between pop punk and whatever genre Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" belongs in. It's ... More >>

  • Etro Turns Over A New Beat At Popular Synth-Pop Night

    published Sep 11, 2010

    One of the great local promoter success stories this year was the incredible turnout for Anything Box at Numbers in April. The project was the brainchild of Robert Ehlinger, who has parlayed his poten... More >>

  • The Manichean Order Up Late Night Pie And Acoustic "Laughter"

    published Sep 10, 2010

    Soooooo.... The Manichean is a sinister group of musicians whose entire approach to music is detrimental to the mental well being of any civilized being. We like them. A lot. So far, they've had a s... More >>

  • "I'm On A Boat" Gets Steampunk Makeover, Boba Fett

    published Sep 10, 2010

    Rocks Off is quite keen on steampunk, which is basically when you take a bunch of clockwork technology and shoehorn it into Victorian times. It's a small subset of geekdom, but growing quite a bit in ... More >>

  • Wanted: Creed Tribute Band
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    Wanted: Creed Tribute Band

    published Sep 09, 2010

    Rocks Off is not generally a fan of tribute bands, and even less so of Creed. We did have one guy hear who was a fan, but we left his body in the lobby as a warning to others who would embrace Stapp a... More >>

  • Cage Match: Bare Wires Vs. Adam Lambert
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    Cage Match: Bare Wires Vs. Adam Lambert

    published Sep 08, 2010

    Ladies and gentlemen, tonight a battle for your musical soul will be waged here in Houston. In this corner, wearing the failure-colored trunks and sporting a haircut worthy of a wedgie, Adam Lambert a... More >>

  • 30 Seconds With ERASEtheVIRUS' Benji Bordelon
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    30 Seconds With ERASEtheVIRUS' Benji Bordelon

    published Sep 07, 2010

    Rocks Off sat down with bassist Benji Bordelon of EraseTheVirus to find out what we could learn about him in 30 seconds. Rocks Off: What is the worst song in the world? Benji Bordelon: "It's A Small... More >>

  • <em>True Blood</em>: A Sam Merlotte Sad Bastard Mixtape
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    True Blood: A Sam Merlotte Sad Bastard Mixtape

    published Sep 06, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • You've Been Kanyed: 16 Musicians Soon To Become Verbs

    published Sep 03, 2010

    Some names become synonymous with an action - just ask Thomas Crapper. With the overwhelming fame of some superstars being beamed at us day in and day out, Rocks Off wondered what some of their names ... More >>

  • Dana Durnford Fights To Give Indie Artists A Chance On YouTube

    published Sep 02, 2010

    From a hospital bed in British Columbia, one man is fighting as hard as he can to open the doors for independent musicians to go viral on YouTube. Eleven years ago, Dana Durnford woke up in a hyperb... More >>

  • The Mystery of The Backwards Music Station
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    The Mystery of The "Backwards Music Station"

    published Sep 01, 2010

    All around us are radio waves carrying news, music, and whatever the hell you call the sound that comes out of Katy Perry's Summer's Eve-smelling yap. Hidden amongst the programming, though, are myste... More >>

  • Bigger Than Jesus: The Best Musician Boasts
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    Bigger Than Jesus: The Best Musician Boasts

    published Aug 31, 2010

    First off, Rocks Off is not including rap and hip-hop artists in this article, because a) we'd be here all damn day; and b) We could write another book about what we don't know about the rap world. So... More >>

  • True Blood: "Flesh Blood," Eels And Hostages

    published Aug 30, 2010

    Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps,... More >>

  • Hollywood Black Confront Their Inner Devils On New EP

    published Aug 27, 2010

    We hate to teabag your macaroni, but sometimes music is just a paycheck to the people here at Rocks Off. This is not one of those times. As your humble narrator cast about the Internet in sear... More >>

  • Is Thy Milk Not Epic? Add Carmina Burana!

    published Aug 27, 2010

    Well folks, it's been great bringing you the videos every day, but sometimes you just run plum out of Internet. Remember, the sun never sets on those who ride off into it! The country remains divided... More >>

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