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Alice in Chains

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    February 11, 2014

    Upcoming: Alice in Chains, Baths, Gary Numan, Jimmy Buffett, OneRepublic, Tech N9ne, etc.

    Against Me!: With Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson., Sun., March 16, 7:30 p.m., $17 to $19. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Alice In Chains: Tue., April 29, 7 p.m., $40 to $49. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Baths: With Young Fathers., Fri., April 18, 8 p.m. ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    The Dead Links Are a Real Live Band, and a Good One

    Imagine you're a new band all but starting from scratch: struggling to book gigs, pay for studio time, and get your music out to potential fans. Now imagine you're middle-aged, and there are dozens of bands in town jockeying for those same things, except with the advantage of being about ten to 20 y ... More >>

  • Music

    October 3, 2013

    The New Sasha Fierce

    Houston is "Crazy In Love" with drag performer Tyoncé Moore.

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    September 26, 2013

    Houston's Best Internet Radio Stations

    Much like newspapers, radio has been irrevocably changed by the rise of the Internet. With broadband broadly available, there are fewer and fewer reasons to flip on the dial, so even giants like Clear Channel have added Web-based platforms like IHeartRadio to replace lost terrestrial listeners, offe ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The Polyphonic Spree at Fitzgerald's, 8/29/13

    The Polyphonic Spree Fitzgerald's August 29th, 2013 Some moments in life are just better than others. Having a laugh while your kid, armed with floaties, thinks he's drowning, despite moments ago assuring the instructor he had it. Turning so red from embarrassing laughter moments after realizing ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    The 10 Worst Rock Singers of the '90s

    In about 12 hours or so, the editor of Rocks Off expects to be a very happy man. One of our favorite bands of all time, and one that we haven't seen live in almost 17 years, is playing tonight at Bayou Music Center: Soundgarden. Certainly Soundgarden has a lot to recommend them. Guitarist Kim Thayi ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Jeezy, CCA Conservation Concert, etc.

    Jeezy Arena Theatre, May 17 A self-proclaimed hustler on the mike, the Atlanta rapper known as Young Jeezy has grown up quite a bit since his 2001 debut album dropped under the name Lil J. Rising through the ranks via his several independently released Dirty South mixtapes, he's now sittin' pretty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    The Cavern and the Top 10 Iconic Rock Clubs In History

    Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    September 4, 2012

    Heart's Ann Wilson: Still a Fanatic

    Rewind: Last Night: Heart at House of Blues (March 11, 2012) For decades, Heart has been one of the premiere, best-selling and most influential bands in rock. Starting with 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie, the group structured around Wilson sisters Ann (singing) and Nancy (guitars, occasional singing) h ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    MTV Unplugged's 10 Strangest Moments

    Those of you fond of criticizing the lack of music on MTV, take note: The network's venerable Unplugged series returns on Sunday with a performance by British indie-poppers Florence and the Machine. It'll be the first of eight shows planned for this year, with The Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley alrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Saturday Night: Godsmack, Bush And Seether At Buzzfest

    Photos by Austin MillerGodsmack​Buzzfest, featuring Godsmack, Bush, Seether Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion October 23, 2010 For mucho photos from Saturday's Buzzfestivities, see our slideshow here. Aftermath didn't get to Buzzfest XXV out at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion until around 6:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Happy Anniversary, Nirvana's Nevermind

    ​This past Friday, a significant musical anniversary came and went with barely a peep. It was only 19 years to the day the last album to cause a legitimate sea change in popular music - both the industry and the art - was released. Rocks Off knows that was a few days ago, but hey, we had a bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Hit the Road, Jack: 10 More Notable Musical Deaths From the Past Decade

    ​ Looking back, this past decade wasn't too kind to rock and roll as a whole. We lost plenty of people who weren't exactly disgustingly huge as Michael Jackson or as monolithic as Johnny Cash. This decade took its share of people who were massively influential and iconic, but not on the grand worl ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Buyer Beware: Bands With Different Lead Singers Are Almost Never Up to the Original Standards

    A few Saturdays ago, Rocks Off was in the grocery store a few blocks from our house, slumming around Oak Forest wearing sandals and an old Misfits T-shirt when a group of junior-high punk rockers approached and applauded us for our good taste. We got to talking about the band, and they remarked tha ... More >>

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    September 18, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Gone Too Soon

    A rash of recent musical deaths (Michael Jackson and DJ AM among others) have led us here at Rocks Off to do some speculating of our own: Which musicians do we feel were taken from us too soon? Obvious answers like the Famous Js (John Lennon, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin) or the dual ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: AC/DC, Alice In Chains, Insect Warfare, Jackson Browne, Puscifer, Son Volt, etc.

    ​12 Stones, Wake The Light, Saturate, Dine Alone: Wed., Sept. 30. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Aaron Neville Quintet's Christmas Show: Fri., Dec. 4. House of Blues. The Accused, Krum Bums, Owl Witch, H.R.A.: Sun., Oct. 11. Walter's on Washington. AC/DC: Sun., Nov. 8. Toyota Center. Baroness, Iron Age, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Houston Remembers Green Day, Back In the Day

    Photos by Rachelle Mendez and Matthew Juarez​Saturday night, one of the most polarizing bands of the past 20 years rolls into town. Since its 1994 mainstream breakthrough, Dookie, Green Day has been dividing fans and critics alike. Some damned the trio for leaving their punk-rock roots behind at 9 ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Flannel File: Primus

    Primus circa 1998, Copenhagen, DenmarkAs the title of this feature might suggest, '90s nostalgia is in full swing, and one of the orders of the day is reexamining the aesthetic reputation of bands we liked when we were teenagers but of whom we subsequently became embarrassed, swapping them in our es ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Texas Hippie Coalition

    Denison-based Texas Hippie Coalition, or THC to fans, lays claim to the title "Kings of Red Dirt Metal," and will more than likely rock you the eff out. These guys feel like Pantera meets Lynyrd Skynyrd, so horns most definitely up. (Plus, the drummer goes by "Cowboy.") Lead singer Big D ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Metalocalypse: Getting to Know Scarlet Sins

    [Note: this is the first entry in a partnership between Rocks Off and Houston-based metal Web site UNdergroWNd MiNdbloW. In the hot seat is all-female Toronto quartet Scarlet Sins. Enjoy.] My name is Chris, and I have a long ongoing love affair with music. Especially heavy metal, death metal, spee ... More >>

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    September 11, 2008
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    August 19, 2008

    Black Sabbath: The Rules of Hell Box Set Reviewed

    Fairly or not, when a band loses a charismatic frontman, they’re left with a hole that’s both more obvious and difficult to fill than, say, keyboardist or drummer. Rock history has shown that bands can actually become more popular (AC/DC, Van Halen) or spend the rest of their careers hoping audi ... More >>

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    October 23, 2007

    Three Nights Ago: Hometown Showdown at Warehouse Live

    Hometown Showdown Warehouse Live October 20th, 2007 Better than: When I was 11 years old and bumped into that black guy from the movie Nerds at the airport. (Which is to say it was pretty boss.) Download: “Run, Go Get It” (Lower Life Form); “Wasteland” (Sounds Under Radio); “Swimming Ste ... More >>

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    The Cult

    Saturday, March 11, Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-629-3700

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    February 10, 2005

    Rock Radio (and Rock Romano) Redux

    Bo knows good rock when he sees it. Do Houston radio programmers?

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    February 3, 2005
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    July 29, 2004

    Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment

    By the looks of Wayne Static's hair, somebody already has

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    February 26, 2004
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    January 22, 2004

    Bash-ing the Bigwigs

    Come Super Bowl week, you can still party downtown, even if you're not very important

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Wango Chango

    Houston rockeros Chango Jackson take on touring in Mexico, Ted Nugent and a bold new direction in rock en español

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Mentally Disturbed

    Dan Donegan wonders what's nü-metal about his band

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Going Baroque

    Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that wont stay in the black

  • Music

    January 9, 2003

    He Ain't Ever Coming Back

    Joe Strummer, a titan of the Clash

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Nu-metal Meltdown

    Drummers are at the front and back of the band called Godsmack

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Rusty

    Remember when Megadeth used to be the fastest, most talented metal band around?

  • News

    June 11, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    Starved for Respect

    The Hunger aren't after your sympathy, but they could use a pat on the back

  • Music

    November 6, 1997

    What's in a Name?

    A lot, if you're Moses Guest, and taking another grab at the brass ring

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

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    May 15, 1997
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    November 14, 1996
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    August 22, 1996
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    May 30, 1996

    Playing Dumb

    Atticus Finch are smarter -- and hungrier -- than they sound

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    April 4, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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    January 11, 1996
  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • Music

    June 9, 1994
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    June 2, 1994

    Cover Boys

    For Houston's cover bands, the party never ends and the songs remain the same

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