Andy Lee

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The Tontons at Fitzgerald's, 10/24/2014

    The Tontons, Ume, Buckamore, -Us. Fitzgerald's October 24, 2014 The Tontons are no longer Houston's little secret, and haven't been for a minute. The local indie darlings have spent the last couple of years crisscrossing the country, playing to some of the hippest crowds in the hippest cities. This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Abuzz After Sudden ACL Fill-In

    The Wild Moccasins started this week off on a high note after what amounted to a pop-up performance at the Austin City Limits Music Festival over the weekend. But even for a last-minute job, everything pretty much went off "without a hitch," reports front man and guitarist Cody Swann. "The weather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Man Submerges Bugatti in the Gulf for Insurance Scam, Gets Caught On YouTube

    Intentionally submerging a new Bugatti in the Gulf may not be the smartest way to commit insurance fraud, as Andy Lee House, 39, of Lufkin recently found out -- especially when there are witnesses with cell phones. According to federal authorities, back in '09 House purchased a million dollar Bugat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Wild Moccasins Get Into the Groove On 88 92

    One week ago today, Wild Moccasins played an in-store that packed Cactus Music to the gills, performing a brief set from their brand-new sophomore full-length LP 88 92. Afterward, what looked like a cross section of Houston's hipper secondary schools queued up to get the five Moccasins' autographs. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    10 More Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To

    Back in September Rocks Off brought you our choices for "10 Houston Acts You Should Be Listening To." But this is an action town. DEEP CUTS Texas bands have been mingling rock and Tex-Mex sounds for a couple of generations now with some pretty spiffy results, if the names Sir Douglas Quintet and Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    HPMA Showcase Spotlight: Mikey & the Drags, "Garage-Rockin' Good Times"

    In the weeks leading up to the Houston Press Music Awards showcase on Sunday, August 4, Rocks Off will be profiling a handful of performers each day, mostly in their own words - part of the best top-to-bottum lineup the showcase has ever had, in our humble opinion. See the showcase schedule and tick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Young Mammals Finish New Album Despite Recent $5K Gear Theft

    Dynamic Houston indie-rockers Young Mammals, who only recently returned to active duty after a lengthy college-induced hiatus, are recovering from the theft of nearly all of guitarist Cley Miller's equipment just as the group was ready to begin work on its first album in nearly three years. Accordi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Six Houston Acts Who Have Done Daytrotter Sessions

    It's no secret that Houston has an amazing music scene, but seeing local acts get love on a larger scale only reassures what Rocks Off has been saying for years. Last week, The Tontons' first Daytrotter session was released to the masses, and featured four songs, including "Bones 1" and "Bones 2" fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    Last Night: Ty Segall At Walter's

    Ty Segall, White Fence, Useless Eaters, Mikey and the Drags Walter's May 24, 2012 This was all just garage/psychedelic/whatever-you-may-call-it rock at its finest. You could say that Ty Segall brought a rowdy crowd that used the larger space at Walter's on Naylor well indeed, to say the least. Seg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Wild Moccasins: Zahira Gutierrez's Top 10 New Wave Songs

    Have you seen the Wild Moccasins? Rocks Off is starting to get a little worried. Just kidding. Houston's favorite indie-pop quintet has been strangely scarce recently, working their day jobs and getting ready to head out for a month of dates with Michigan don't-call-them-emo crew Saturday Looks Goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Four Local Bands to Keep an Eye On in 2012

    At the tail end of 2011 these bands seemed to be popping up on bills more and more frequently. And it looks like they have no intentions of slowing down. Now, some of y'all grumps out there might just see them as competition, but not me, I look forward to seeing the audiences for these up and coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Wild Moccasins: What They Can't Live Without On Tour

    Still younger than springtime, the Wild Moccasins are getting to be old hands at this touring thing. (If you missed their set at BestFest - it was way early - you missed something special.) Lately it seems like the sunny Houston five-piece is either just getting off the road or about to go back on. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    MCM: More Local Music News Than Ice On The Roads

    Rocks Off readers, if the cold weather has bogged down your day, we've got just the trick - a slew of local music news hot off the presses. Our soundtrack this week is the folky Sarah Neidermeyer and the Devil, the new album from Horse. It's available now, so give it a listen and maybe even put it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Houston Musicians Don't Take The Holidays Off

    ​Unsure how to keep up with all that local music news during the holidays? Fear not, Rocks Off makes it a point to mine those Internets each week, bringing the finest recap of Houston's musical cyber-territories. It's full of win, as they say, and our holiday gift to everyone out there. For o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Why Do Bandmates Want To Kill Each Other?

    ​A band is the family you choose. We can't speak for your family, but in our family we send you to the hospital over the last piece of chicken. We've seen our cousins choked unconscious more often than we've seen Star Wars. Bands are like that too. On one hand, you're united in a common goal; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Signing Off from the HPMA Awards Ceremony

    Photos by Marco TorresLee Alexander, Best Male Vocalist​Ed note: The full list of winners will be published on Rocks Off within the next half hour, so please be sure to check back Rocks Off had been using our Flip cam since before 6 p.m., so by the time Tax The Wolf took the stage at 10:10, t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010

    Collision Course

    Indie-pop charmers the Wild Moccasins tighten up and toughen up on their debut LP.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Omotai Is Ready To Go All "Band Member Assassin" On Houston's Indie Scene

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Fact: If Will Smith makes a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Aftermath: Wild Moccasins Hit The Highway At Full Speed At Walter's

    Photos by Chris Gray​ It's no longer acceptable to call the Wild Moccasins "cute." The Houston quintet still does cute things, like toss wads of paper back and forth with the crowd and shower them with Silly String during their set, but they no longer have to get by on charm and enthusiasm alone ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    A Sweet Showdown

    Photos by Marco TorresClick here for a slideshow​The third annual Saint Arnold One Pot Showdown took place at the brewery's brand-new location on Sunday afternoon, a day which closely resembled last year's Showdown in cold weather and cheerful competitiveness but not in food. While many of las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2009

    ReFried Rice: In the Hot Seat with Fat Tony

    ​Fat Tony just sat down and took the HPMA award for Best Smelling HPMA Nominee.Who are you going to see today?I would see B L A C K I E, but I am playing at the same time. Squincy Jones and Dayta. If I'm for it I will see Buxton and Los Skarnales even though they are playing at the same time. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    The Big Tweet: Wild Moccasins Tour Edition

    Kim DouglassIt's now been exactly a week since the Wild Moccasins kicked off their first-ever extended tour with a sweaty show before a packed house at Mango's, and like a lot of people (we imagine), Rocks Off is curious how the H-pop heroes are faring on the road. Luckily, instead of having to rely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    SXSW Journal: Wild Moccasins, Day 2

    [How bassist Nicholas Cody of Houston's Wild Moccasins spent his SXSW Thursday.]After playing three shows in one day, including our official showcase, we all looked forward to being able to relax and having time to watch some free day shows. Thursday began with a little cable television, but then we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW Journal: Wild Moccasins

    [Note: Rocks Off asked a few Houston bands to keep track of their SXSW itineraries for us. This is Wild Moccasins singer/guitarist Cody Swann's report.]We got into Austin Tuesday night and woke up early to play at Club 1808 around 11 a.m. for the Rancho Relaxo day party. We played a short set to the ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Out of the Cold With the Wild Moccasins

    The local popsters' new EP is much warmer than their house

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Wild Moccasins

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Photo by Grant Hickey I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Aftermath: Sharks and Sailors, Ume and the Jonx at Walter's

    DJ Under Warranty/photos by Brigitte B. Zabak Friday night, despite stiff competition from several other local shows (Spain Colored Orange, Fitzgerald's "Leave Your Genre at the Door" night), a nice-size crowd gathered at Walter’s on Washington for Sharks and Sailors' CD release. People began to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2008

    In the Shade: Shady Shots

    Mlee from Hearts of Animals tastefully sets up her gear. Chris Cascio (Wicked Poseur, Artstorm) stands by as Mlee sets up. ADR and Erik Bogle (Bring Back the Guns, Fatal Flying Guilloteens) discuss NPR over iPhone. Andrew Lee of The Wild Moccasins. -Dusti Rhodes

  • Calendar

    March 20, 2008

    The Wild Moccasins

    Music to kick your shoes off to

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    You Should’ve Been There: Wild Moccasins and Sabra Laval at Boondocks

    I honestly feel like I, and everyone else at Boondocks last night, cheated the Wild Moccasins and Sabra Laval: We should have paid to see the show. Including local and touring acts, it was one of the best I’ve seen so far this year, and I saw Shat last Thursday at Rudz. (It’s not easy to top a g ... More >>

  • Music

    June 7, 2007


    Illinois performs Thursday, June 7, at Walters on Washington, 4215 Washington, 713-862-2513.