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    March 17, 2014

    Against Me! at Fitzgerald's, 3/16/2014

    Against Me! Fizgeralds March 16, 2014 Formula is often the death knell of bands that stick too close to a template that wears thin as a soggy cracker after a decade. Luckily, Against Me!, who helped ignite the world's interest in Gainesville, Fla., has run the gamut from loose-knit, post-Fugazi hoa ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    Against Me! Today: "No Sugar Dust or Fancy Tricks"

    Every half-decade or so, a band becomes the epicenter of a punk-gone-popular zeitgeist. The Clash became hybrid sonic legends underpinned by a political conscience, Nirvana delivered the sludge-core ennui of the Pacific Northwest to the masses, Green Day brought tightly coiled power-trio fare to FM- ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    The Natural: Laura Stevenson Returns to Houston

    Listening to a Laura Stevenson song conjures up words like "natural" and "organic," which may seem at odds with someone so strongly associated with punk music. Still, it came as little surprise when she talked dogs, donkeys, squirrels and other beautiful natural creatures in advance of her show Sund ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Last Night: Bad Religion at House of Blues

    Bad Religion, Polar Bear Club, Dead Rabbits House of Blues March 13, 2013 At this point, part of Bad Religion's appeal is their utter reliability. Tour after tour and album after album, the consummate L.A. punks have trained audiences thoroughly to know what to expect from them: chainsaw guitar rif ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 15-11

    More of the best music videos from the last year are coming up, and this time I promise they won't all be about suicide and sadness as they seem to have been yesterday. Nope, this time a little levity is on the menu, but a little murder and black magic as well. Allons-y! Rewind: The 25 Best Music ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Friday In Review: Bun B, Bob Mould, Against Me! & More

    The first day of Fun Fun Fun Fest was marked by the oddball stylings of an in-character Val Kilmer terrorizing the stage with the Black Lips, and the triumphant return of rap legends Run-D.M.C. rocking the main stage to close out the night. In between there was Bob Mould, Converge, Houston's own Bun ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    October 3, 2012

    Fuccing the Devil With Against Me!'s Andrew Seward

    If there is something that is sadly lacking in the world, it's musicians directing music videos. Some do it, of course, like Blitzen Trapper's Brian Adrian Koch or Taylor Momsen who does her own storyboards. For better or for worse, though, most bands turn their product over to a professional direct ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Revisiting Gaslight Anthem and Other "Baby Boss Bands"

    This past year and a half was a pretty Springsteen-centric one for me. It was just last summer that we lost The Big Man, Clarence Clemons, the E Street Band's mascot and longtime saxophonist at the age of 69 due to stroke complications. Rewind: Springsteen Stumbles On Pedestrian New Album Wrecking ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The Republican Candidate's Guide To Picking Campaign Music

    This week Republicans from around the country gather in Florida to celebrate all things conservative and curse Issac for stealing the national spotlight. For me the 2012 Republican National Convention marks the true start of the presidential campaign season, the playoffs to the primaries' regular se ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012: A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, PiL, Santigold, X, Turbonegro, Etc.

    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 >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Run-D.M.C. Reuniting at November's Fun Fun Fun Fest

    The surviving members of the Kings of Rock, Run-D.M.C., will headline Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest November 2-4 at Auditorium Shores, the festival announced this morning. The performance will be Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels' first since DJ/producer and founding member Jam Master J ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Last Night: The Cult & Against Me! at House of Blues

    The Cult, Against Me!, The Icarus Line House of Blues June 19, 2012 Before I begin this review, I must let you all know that someone took a dump on the floor of House of Blues' balcony Tuesday night. That's not really pertinent to the action onstage itself (Failed vision quest? Babysitter canceled? ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    The Cult’s Weapon of Choice

    Ian Astbury talks touring with a transgendered singer and addresses his new-media critics.

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    May 24, 2012

    2012 Summer Guide: It's a Scorcher

    A summer concert season to melt your face off.

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    May 10, 2012

    Ian Astbury Talks The Cult's Upcoming Tour With Against Me! & Laura Jane Grace

    This afternoon, Rocks Off talked to The Cult's Ian Astbury as his band readies to go on tour with Against Me! and the Icarus Line at the end of the month. The month-long summer jaunt that stops at House of Blues June 19 was seen as a masterful juxtaposition of disparate sounding groups. Rocks Off th ... More >>

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    November 1, 2011

    This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11​Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Slim Thug's Sweet Tooth, Against Me! Destroys, Bun B Trills

    Photos by Marc BrubakerSlim Thug​Slim Thug is in front of me eating a popsicle right now. That sums up the second half of my day pretty well. There was skanking at Los Skarnales - both kinds - and a surprise Baby Bash mini-set before Slim Thug came onstage. I forgot how much "Suga Suga" remind ... More >>

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    September 24, 2011

    BestFest: Bun B, Rap God; Toadies Close Out With A Shred

    Photos by Marc BrubakerYou know who this is.​It's hard to write about Bun B objectively anymore. Really, it is. He has ascended to where ever it is that people who are hard to write about objectively ascend to. It feels like, if he just did it with conviction, he could walk out on stage, take ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    One More For BestFest: Hell City Kings

    Jim BrickerHCK's Josh Wolf guts it out at the 2010 HPMA showcase.​The Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest is also proud to welcome Hell City Kings into the mix on Saturday afternoon. The band, led by Houston punk Zelig Josh Wolf, was nominated for a Best Song Houston Press Music Award la ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Lord of the Hipsters

    Whatever mashup-pioneering DJ Diplo decides to spin, it's a guaranteed party.

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    August 10, 2011

    2 Become 1: Musical Match-Ups We'd Like To See

    ​Kanye "Hitler" West and Jay-Z released their (overused music writer word alert) epic Watch the Throne album this week, to mostly great reviews. This fall the first fruits from the recently announced Lou Reed/Metallica collaboration should be on the store shelves, which still sorta weirds us o ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    Full Collapse: The Best Pop-Punk & Emo Albums Of 2002

    ​Monday, Taking Back Sunday will be at House of Blues with Thursday, making that evening an orgasm of 2002 nostalgia for a few hundred older indie folks here in Houston who were weaned on TBS' Tell All Your Friends and Thursday's Full Collapse. We were a part of the latter group, but we got in ... 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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    May 27, 2011

    The 25 Most Influential Bands Of The '90s

    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 >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Out Today: Other Things Besides Born This Way... Seriously

    ​This past weekend was magical, what with Rocks Off finally getting to see Foo Fighters play songs from Wasting Light and all. You may remember that we have been wanking over Light since it came out in April, but it's really good. Best rock album of the year? Maybe, unless Jack White or Josh H ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    January 20, 2011
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    December 31, 2010

    Music's Biggest Disappointments Of 2010

    ​Editor's Pick: I'm tempted to say myself on this one. I just didn't connect to a lot of music this year. Especially new music, most of which I was either indifferent to or outright loathed. I'm not really the navel-gazing type, though, so I'll just chalk it up to an off year and move on. I do ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Springsteen 2.0: Can Baby Bosses Cruise The Backstreets?

    Daniel Kramer​This fall, Houstonians salivating for another touring run by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band don't have to search to hard to find bands heavily influenced by the man's sound and work ethic. Even though Springsteen and his merry band of musicians may be cooling their road ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Adios Houstonist, Hello H-Town Rock

    Keep Houston Rich posts this video from Chingo Bling and Fade Dogg's new collaboration, "Let Me Know". The song is featured on Chingo's new mixtape, Stuntin 4 The Summer. As you well know, the HMPAs are coming up in the next few weeks, but you can find out what Texas bands from north of the Sam H ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    Last Night: Silversun Pickups And Against Me! At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Faith SilvaAgainst Me!​Silversun Pickups, Against Me! Warehouse Live July 20, 2010 Against Me! opening up for Silversun Pickups would be like the Replacements opening up for My Bloody Valentine in 1991. Except that Against Me! isn't on the wane of their career and Silversun has way ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Previewing the Year Ahead In Local Releases

    ​ 2010 looks like it's going to be a banner year for music in general. We can look forward to a new Arcade Fire opus, another Spoon outing, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and a Beach House record that is already getting Animal Collective-like buzz. Rocks Off is chomping a ... More >>

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    November 3, 2009

    Tonight: Florida Indie Beach Boys Surfer Blood Sail Into Mango's

    ​Florida-based indie kids Surfer Blood pull into Mango's tonight, touring ahead of their upcoming Astro Coast LP. The band was recently anointed by Rolling Stone's online feature "Hype Monitor" as "bright and booming and hooky as FM radio in the late '70s." Rocks Off can hear traces of early "Blue ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Aftermath: Fake Problems and Born Anchor at Walter's on Washington

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty On a Monday night, all you can really look forward to is a decent evening of lackluster television and maybe some leftover barbecue from the weekend's flame-kissed debauchery. But last night at Walter's was the exact anecdote for a "case of da Mondays" in so many ways. In rec ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Musicians Don't Have W. to Kick Around Anymore... So Now What?

    Now that Lil' Bush has shuffled off the Presidential coil - or will in a couple of hours, anyway - and heads off into some Dallas burg to write his memoirs and reflect on his two wild and strange terms as Commander in Chief, it seems that the writers of so many protest songs can call off their guns ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008

    Turkey Trot

    Artists choose the songs that rocked their 2008 worlds

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    November 11, 2008
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    October 27, 2008
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    October 2, 2008
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    September 28, 2008
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    April 15, 2008
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    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

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    August 31, 2007
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    August 13, 2007
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    August 10, 2007
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    August 9, 2007

    Against Me!

    New Wave

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    May 17, 2007
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    August 21, 2003

    Long Shot

    Are the odds against the Bellamy Brothers' cheesy country-pop?

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