While it was neither a small step nor a giant leap NASA once again made history on Tuesday. Not content with just beaming music in to space they successfully streamed a song from the Curiosity rover hanging out on Mars back to the little blue orb we call home.
If we're being honest we were a bit su ... More >>
As a culture it appears that we've stopped caring about the idea of selling out. Whether it's because we've learned that record sales don't always pay the bills, have started seeing artists as humans instead of paragons of creative integrity, or simply stopped caring, artists saddling up with corpor ... More >>
Ten years ago last week, one of the most vicious legal battles in rock history took another ugly turn. Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found themselves in King County Superior Court over a dispute with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's considerable royalti ... More >>
The other day, looking around on YouTube for Pantera stuff -- did you know that this month Vulgar Display Of Power turns 20? -- I found a relatively recent clip of lead singer Phil Anselmo VH1 Classic's That Metal Show from late 2010. The current Down crooner and mouth from the south was guesting on ... More >>
MTV Unplugged was like health food for your soul during its heyday on the music channel, which was full of junk food. When artists stuck to the template and went untethered to electronic instruments and really dug into their music with new eyes it was amazing.
Debuting in 1989 with Squeeze ... More >>
Trent Reznor, you know, before the Oscar and all the weightlifting. As a music writer, we are asked constantly to compare the new with the old, to decipher the periphery where modern bands' influences come from to understand where we are going and what we are seeing. We can hear everything Ke ... More >>
Winter is coming... Wait, wrong show.Dear American Idol:
I don't like you - I think that's been pretty well established at this point - and I know you don't like me, otherwise you wouldn't still be dragging along for 90 minutes on Wednesday even though there are only five contestants left, a ... More >>
kimkardashian.celebuzz.comKim Kardashian's release of her new single, "Jam" makes Rocks Off sick to our stomachs. It's been our philosophy that while an ass can sell a TV show or low-budget porn, it can't sell an album. You can't mute a CD and still "watch" it.
So in lieu of Kardashian's sic ... More >>
Photos by Kendra BerglundCold Thursday Night: Roky Moon & BOLTTokyo Police Club, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Roky Moon & BOLT
February 3, 2011
In case you haven't noticed, it's freezing outside. And if you're from Houston, like Aftermath, you're not accustomed to it ... More >>
Today we celebrate the birthday of one Edgar Allan Poe, a man whose influence on music simply cannot be overstated. In fact, Rocks Off is going to go on record and say that Poe's writings have influenced more music than any other written work except the Bible, and when you're second place to ... More >>
The only other concert in recent months to sell out at a Gaga-like pace has been the perennial Buzzfest, the semi-annual schlock-rock festival organized since 1995 by Houston's "new rock alternative," 94.5 The Buzz.
The concert sells out almost every time - like it is Saturday, but you can probab ... More >>
This Sunday, Craig's Hlist embarks on one of the most dangerous adventures of his music-journalism career, covering BuzzFest XXIV out at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. It will be our first go-round at the bi-annual modern-rock radio festival.
This year's line-up was the first one that made ... More >>
Aziz Ansari: Fri., July 30. House of Blues.
Black Congress (7" Release Show), Golden Axe, Omotai: Sat., April 10. Rudyard's.
Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat: Sat., May 29. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park.
"BuzzFest XXIV" With Limp Bizkit, Deftones, Metric, Three Days Grace, 30 Seconds To Mars, ... More >>
The Wailers, The Supervillains: Sat., Jan. 9. House of Blues.
30 Seconds To Mars, Cage The Elephant: Thu., Dec. 3. Verizon Wireless Theater.
Adam Richman: Wed., Dec. 2. House of Blues.
Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Dec. 26. Crighton Theater.
Bob Schneider: Thu., Dec. 31. Meridian.
Breaking Benjamin ... More >>