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    July 9, 2014

    Bands Want Houston Beer Fest to Pay Up

    A number of bands who played the recent Houston Beer Fest are now upset with the promoters, claiming they bounced checks to as many as 20 acts who appeared, as well as some vendors. Meanwhile, the promoters say they are digging out from a huge financial hole resulting from scheduled headliner Rick R ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Wait...When Did Houston Beer Fest Become a Music Festival?

    Houston Beer Fest: It's not just for beer-induced dehydration anymore. It seems that while people were busy side-eying the folks over at Houston Beer Fest for the antics that happened in years prior -- overcrowding, oversold tickets, lack of beer, etc. -- something kind of amazing happened: they sta ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    No Rick Ross, But Houston Beer Fest Is a Go Anyway

    Just before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Houston Beer Fest announced that Rick Ross would be "unable to perform...due to a medical emergency" via Facebook and Twitter. The Mississippi-born William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name, has made a habit of canceling shows in Houston, last abandonin ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Upcoming: Charli XCX, Jay Z, Slayer, Cults, Houndmouth, Robert Earl Keen, etc.

    Black Milk: Sun., October 6, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Businessmen: With Blackmarket Syndicate, The Inanimate Objects, Dead to the World., Fri., October 4, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Charli XCX: With Ki ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    The 10 Most Ridiculous Band Names Right Now

    Hey there, musicians. I like you guys. I enjoy checking you out, hearing what you're all about. I don't mind the sweaty venues or sticky floors when I venture out of my safe little bubble to see your shows. I don't even mind the massive bar tab that our little adventures cost me at the end of th ... More >>

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    June 27, 2011

    Saturday: Vans Warped Tour At Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Matthew KeeverSimple Plan​Vans Warped Tour The Showgrounds at Sam Houston Race Park June 25, 2011 As we made our way into the barren, asphalt-covered desert that was Warped Tour 2011, Aftermath was stopped by a young woman standing just outside the gates. "If I give you my number, ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    July 5, 2010

    Friday: The (Very Wet) Vans Warped Tour At Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Marc BrubakerTyson Ritter of the All-American Rejects​Vans Warped Tour Sam Houston Race Park July 2, 2010 As they always have, teenagers get a bad rap these days. In our minds, any kid who was willing to brave the dirty side of Hurricane Alex on Friday afternoon to see their favorit ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010
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    February 9, 2010

    Distant Early Warning: Asleep at the Wheel, Heartless Bastards, High On Fire, Thrill Kill Kult,, White Rabbits, etc.

    ‚Äč"The Festival At The Mink" With White Rhino, Alkari, The Manichean, Flowers To Hide, The Sour Notes, Giant Battle Monster, Gretchen Schmaltz: Sat., Feb. 27, 6 p.m., $8. The Mink. Asleep At The Wheel: Fri., April 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. B L A C K I E, Rapeworm, Wife: Thu., March 4. Indie Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2010

    Beasting Off the Riesling: The Most Ridiculous Lyrics of 2009, Part 2

    New Kids on the Block, "Dirty Dancing" "It's so crazy/ She's like 'Baby'/ I'm like Swayze" One would think that the last thing the somewhat revitalized New Kids on the Block (or is that NKOTB?) would want to do is remind people that it's not 1987 anymore. Perhaps, however, we shouldn't think of "Di ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Vans Warped Tour at Sam Houston Race Park

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty Aiden stirred up the moshers on a sizzling afternoon. For anyone out there thinking that kids don't care about music anymore, or that all they want out of it is illegal downloads and faux guitars connected to gaming consoles, Rocks Off would like to kindly direct you t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence