This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off has been bringing you our staff ... More >>
The moment many of you have been dreading has arrived: this morning Free Press Summer Fest announced this year's schedule and stage times for its fifth year, scheduled for June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The festival's eightysomething performers this year are spread across six stages from the ... More >>
Free Press Summer Fest has added about a dozen artists, many of them local, to the lineup of this year's festival taking place June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown. For the first time, it will be offering a festival-specific beer to help wash them all down. According to a press releas ... More >>
3rd Annual Red Cat Jazz Festival: Sat., Oct. 6, 1 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 7, 1 p.m., $30-$100. Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. Aaron Lewis: Fri., Nov. 30, 7 p.m., $35.00-$65.00. Nutty Jerry's (Winnie), 18291 Englin Road, Winnie. Asher Roth: Wed., Nov. 7, 9 p.m., $15/$18. Bronze Peacoc ... More >>
This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>
This morning Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, the best music festival in Texas that isn't Free Press Summer Fest, announced their full 2012 lineup after months of teasing us and leaking a handful of names at a time -- and then hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C Tuesday morning. Scheduled for November 2-4 at Audit ... More >>
So you're a hipster. Not you specifically. I would never accuse the great Rocks Off readers of being hipsters. But hypothetically, say you're a hipster. How do you choose your favorite bands? Well, you stroll on over to any indie-rock blog and check out all the latest buzz bands obviously. The probl ... More >>
Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.
A Place to Bury StrangersIt's here, folks. And not a moment too soon. Not even a month after ACL, and before Thanksgiving, the folks at from South by Southwest sent out there first missive detailing the 2011 event, scheduled for March 16-20. Rocks Off is shuddering already, but in a good way. ... More >>
When Rocks Off received word last week that indie duo The Big Pink was embarking on a 2010 tour with NYC's A Place to Bury Strangers, our initial thought was, "Cool," followed closely by, "Ew." For once, there's a promo poster we really have no desire to see. But then our next thought was, "Coul ... More >>
Al Di Meola: Sat., Feb. 13. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Celtic Woman: Fri., April 30. Toyota Center. Citizen Cope: Sat., March 13. House of Blues. Cowboy Mouth: Tue., Feb. 16. House of Blues. David Gray: Thu., March 11. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dexter Romweber, Exene Cervenka: Wed., Jan. 27. The ... More >>
How Houston's Justice Records came to release a spooky, sexy Love & Rockets tribute album.
On the final night of the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, unassuming downtown patrons filed into Cedar Street Courtyard for a casual drink. Within minutes, A Place to Bury Strangers - most recently in Houston opening for Nine Inch Nails back in August - cleared the place, usherin ... More >>
True to its name, Sian Alice Group’s debut album 59.59, which came out early this year on the Social Registry, clocks in at just under an hour and marvels in the cold contours of time and space. But if the four- to six-piece London ensemble comes off cerebral at first, there are enough smoldering ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. Austin Let’s get the obvious complaints out of the way. At 43, Trent Reznor has been selling angst since the late 1980s. It’s not exactly a revolutionary formula, and there probably were probably some original fans in the audience; think over-the-hill Goths wearing 20-year-old ... More >>
Bow down to Nine Inch Nails at Toyota Center tonight with A Place to Bury Strangers. You're going to get what you deserve... Nine Inch Nails, "Dead Souls" (Joy Division cover), live at Woodstock '94 Austin rootsmiths the Gougers fire up the forge at the Mucky Duck... The Gougers, "To Mock a Kil ... More >>