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2011 Stories by Neph Basedow

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  • Music's Top 10 Most Fashionable Women Right Now

    published Apr 22, 2011

    Fashion, like songwriting and other artistic outlets, is a form of self-expression. It adds to one's aura; it speaks on her behalf. Yet fashion sometimes gets overlooked in music, and undeservedly so.... More >>

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

    published Apr 20, 2011

    Foals Fitzgerald's April 19, 2011 Just minutes after Fitzgerald's opened its doors for last night's Foals show, tickets were gone. The sold-out venue was packed before second opener Freelance Whales ... More >>

  • Friday Night: Sarah Jaffe At House Of Blues

    published Apr 18, 2011

    Sarah Jaffe House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room April 15, 2011 According to singer/songwriter Sarah Jaffe's Twitter bio, she is the "first female in the world to ever play the acoustic guitar and sing... More >>

  • Friday Night: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart At Fitzgerald's

    published Apr 11, 2011

    The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Fitzgerald's April 9, 2011 Houston's Friday show circuit was enough to make any music fan's head spin: While droves were at Toyota Center taking in the artistic freak... More >>

  • Last Night: Duran Duran at Warehouse Live
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    Last Night: Duran Duran at Warehouse Live

    published Apr 07, 2011

    Duran Duran Warehouse Live April 6, 2011 Check out our slideshow from the show. The Duran Duran frenzy began last night before the band even took the stage. Droves of women indiscreetly huddled arou... More >>

  • Last Night: Cold War Kids At Warehouse Live
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    Last Night: Cold War Kids At Warehouse Live

    published Apr 01, 2011

    Cold War Kids Warehouse Live March 31, 2011 "HOUSTON: A BRACKET TOWN," read signs posted around downtown last night. HPD had begun arranging road-closures and tents were already stocked with T-shirts... More >>

  • Ukuleles: Suddenly The Hippest Instrument Going
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    Ukuleles: Suddenly The Hippest Instrument Going

    published Mar 30, 2011

    Trends in music can be as prevalent - and subsequently fleeting - as they are in fashion. Though the eagerness to join trendy-indie bandwagons can be puzzling, music's most recent instrumental trend, ... More >>

  • Tweens Shrug Off Influence Of So-Called Slutwave Singers
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    Tweens Shrug Off Influence Of So-Called Slutwave Singers

    published Mar 23, 2011

    Earlier this year, Rocks Off took a curious delve into the bewildering appeal of today's successful female pop singers. When such artists are aptly and comfortably categorized into a subgenre called "... More >>

  • Last Night: Surfer Blood At House Of Blues

    published Mar 23, 2011

    Surfer Blood House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room March 22, 2011 Thanks to the success of their debut album, last year's Astro Coast, Surfer Blood quickly became one of 2010's most sought-after indie-r... More >>

  • Last Night: The Walkmen At Fitzgerald's

    published Mar 04, 2011

    The Walkmen Fitzgerald's March 3, 2011 Walk yourself on over to our slideshow to see more pics from the concert. "Play the rock, already!" yelled an impatient spectator toward the empty Fitzgerald's... More >>

  • Portuguese Men of War

    published March 3, 2011

    New York rockers The Walkmen introduced their bare-boned vintage-rock sound on their impressive debut album, 2002's Everyone Who Pretended to... More >>

  • Saturday Night: Robyn At Warehouse Live
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    Saturday Night: Robyn At Warehouse Live

    published Feb 21, 2011

    Robyn Warehouse Live February 19, 2011 Say konichiwa to Robyn in our slideshow. While most of Houston was knockin' back their first few happy-hour beers Saturday night, Robyn was likely in the Wareh... More >>

  • Last Night: Tapes 'n Tapes At Fitzgerald's
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    Last Night: Tapes 'n Tapes At Fitzgerald's

    published Feb 18, 2011

    Tapes 'n Tapes Fitzgerald's February 17, 2011 Thursday night, music fans of Houston faced a tough decision: We had to decide between shows by two stellar bands that infiltrated our fare city on the v... More >>

  • Last Night: Clay Aiken At Jones Hall
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    Last Night: Clay Aiken At Jones Hall

    published Feb 15, 2011

    Clay Aiken Jones Hall February 14, 2011 Ask, and thou shalt receive. Our commenters requested a Clay Aiken slideshow, so here it is. While most people celebrated Valentine's Day last night, we heade... More >>

  • Last Night: Smith Westerns At Fitzgerald's
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    Last Night: Smith Westerns At Fitzgerald's

    published Feb 07, 2011

    Smith Westerns Fitzgerald's February 6, 2011 We're guessing Fitzgeralds' Sunday crowd was either comprised of pleased Packers fans or the athletically apathetic, because minus a few audible team shou... More >>

  • Last Night: Free Energy At Fitzgerald's
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    Last Night: Free Energy At Fitzgerald's

    published Feb 04, 2011

    Free Energy Fitzgerald's February 3, 2011 See pics from last night's set in our slideshow. "This cold does some crazy shit to Houston," remarked Free Energy front man Paul Sprangers to his sparse bu... More >>

  • Tokyo Police Club Enter Indie Big Leagues With Champ

    published Feb 03, 2011

    Though Ontario indie-rockers Tokyo Police Club might still technically be considered wet behind the ears in terms of age, their notable résumé and relentless work ethic speak a different story. Form... More >>

  • Some Can Whistle: A Playlist To Don't Worry, Be Happy

    published Jan 21, 2011

    It's often the little things that make our favorite songs our favorites - the curious, unforeseen additions of small touches like an understated bit of whistling. For those who like to categorize thei... More >>

  • Slutwave: Pop Phenomenon Or Feminist Scourge?
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    Slutwave: Pop Phenomenon Or Feminist Scourge?

    published Jan 13, 2011

    "Every generation needs a new revolution." - Thomas Jefferson As one of the few women on the Rocks Off writing team, we were fervently proud to take an introspective stab at the new, curiously named ... More >>

  • Top 10 Musician Movie Cameos

    published Jan 12, 2011

    Over recent years, Rocks Off has been repeatedly surprised by the quality performances of musicians in films. Naturally, there are some duds in the mix; even Mick Jagger himself, who starred in 1970's... More >>

  • Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds
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    Top Six Artist Vs. Record Label Feuds

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Pink Floyd has finally settled its lengthy dispute with their longtime record label EMI. The band, which signed to the label over 40 years ago, first took EMI to court last spring in an effort to clar... More >>

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