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Al Jourgensen

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    December 9, 2013

    Five Singers Who Totally Changed Their Styles Over the Years

    As someone who likes to sing along to my favorite songs a lot despite my limited vocal capabilities, I think a lot about people's voices. After you listen to particular singers for a long enough time, I find you start to get a real feel for their cadences, tics, quirks, and inflections. You also st ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    10 Texas Acts We Totally Want to Smell Like

    Last week, pop goddess Katy Perry unveiled her brand-new perfume, Killer Queen -- a fruity, intoxicating scent named after some old Beatles song or something. The fragrance's official Web site claims it features top notes of dark plum, wild berries and bergamot with subtle hints of cashmeron, natura ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    Six Artists Practically Unrecognizable On Their First Records

    The things you did when you were young are often extremely embarrassing as you get older. The old joke used to be about people's high school yearbook photos, and a cursory search on the Internet will show you the embarrassing evidence of these when it comes to famous celebrities. Nowadays, you can f ... More >>

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    December 24, 2012

    R.I.P. Texas Metal God Mike Scaccia

    The Texas metal community lost a major creative force over the weekend when Ministry/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away in Ft. Worth. He was 47. Scaccia collapsed onstage at Metroplex metal haunt the Rail Club early Saturday morning, where he was performing as part of a 50th birthday ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Illegal Wiretaps: Jesus, What Have They Done?

    I was first introduced to the Illegal Wiretaps when they graced the electronic pages of my What's in a Name? feature. I didn't know how really to describe them then, and I still don't really know now. Electronica is a safe term, as is experimental. Nonetheless, these are by definition vague genres ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    6 Musicians Who Messed With Texas

    Today, March 2, is Texas Independence Day, the day a bunch of old white politicians and landowners declared this part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas to be its own sovereign republic in a cabin near Washington-on-the-Brazos. For some inexplicable reason, Rocks Off does not have the day off ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Electric Six: Love Songs for Mentally Disturbed People

    ​If Barry White did a record with Al Jourgensen it might sound something like Heartbeats and Brainwaves, the eighth studio album from Electric Six. This is the first time we've come into contact with the band, having only been aware of them vaguely from their song "Gay Bar" and the fact that ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Gary Numan: Five Essential Songs On His Birthday

    ​At the gym where Rocks Off wastes time and money every few days, there is a dude that looks like Gary Numan from the cover of his solo Pleasure Principle album, so much so that we want to ask him daily if he is a part of a Houston Numan/Tubeway Army cover band we don't know about. Any idea? ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Furor To Frenzy: HPMAers Plump, Two Star, Tramps, Runaway Sun

    [When last we left Nick Hall, he was dodging "mandannas" after some surprise Louvin Brothers from Robert Ellis and friends.] Photos by GroovehouseSticky and tight: Plump.​Stepping out into the heat just long enough to see that Runaway Sun hasn't started up at the main stage, Aftermath dashes ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    August 5, 2009

    Slide Show: Albums That Went Darker

    ‚Äč For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts tha ... More >>

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    April 29, 2009

    Doesn't It Make You Feel Better: Songs About Swine

    [Update: Now with the Loco Gringos' "Nurture My Pig" and Houston's own Flying Fish Sailors' "Flu Pandemic."] April is almost over and we're coming into Sweeps Week, when commercial sponsors look at TV ratings to decide where they're going to advertise, and you know what that means: time for another ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    April 21, 2008
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    April 17, 2008
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    September 27, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    A Blighted Slough of Smells, Steel and Chemicals

    Touring bands sound off on Houston

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    May 4, 2006
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    September 9, 2004
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    August 26, 1999
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    April 25, 1996

    Dilution of Evil

    Has Ministry, at one time the reigning king of bad, lost its edge?

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    July 21, 1994

    Turn Up de Heat

    The Reverend Horton Heat is only the baddest-ass live band coming your way

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    December 23, 1993

    End Game

    This is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, this is the way the year ends, not with a bang but a ... year-end roundup

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