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    June 4, 2014

    The Heavy-Metal Past of a Beloved Houston Karaoke Joint

    Spotlight Karaoke is a popular Galleria-area destination that has been open for more than 15 years now. Located at Westheimer and Fountainview, it holds a large space with several rooms' worth of karaoke, and an adjacent store equipped with scads of karaoke music and machines. A man named Charlie ... More >>

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    May 27, 2014

    Rap-Metal is Back...and It's Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    10 '90s Albums That Should Be Broadway Musicals

    It seems Broadway may have a taste for those ironic jagged little '90s pills after all. Here's the thing: Jagged Little Pill, that mega-huge album from our favorite '90s alt-wailer Alanis Morissette, is being adapted for the Broadway stage. As in, they're making the album into a Broadway musical, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Tommy Grindle, Guitarist of Square and Compass

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Tommy Grindle is one of t ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Top Six Songs For Your Fantasy Football Draft Party

    Now that every team is down to its 53-man roster and the first "real" game of the season is joyfully only days away, fantasy football players everywhere are holding their annual draft parties. If you are somehow unaware because you aren't one of 30 million Americans who play -- or one of the millio ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Louder Than Hell: Feast Upon The Heaviest Metal Book In Recorded History

    Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Heavy Metal By Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman It Books, 736 pp., $32.50 Damn, this book is big. But then again, everything about heavy metal -- from its beginnings with the Stooges and Blue Cheer, through Black Sabbath to Exodus to Motley Crue ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    RIP Jeff Hanneman: Slayer at Verizon Theater In September 2010

    Ed. Note: Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman, a founding member of the band, passed away Thursday in Southern California due to liver failure, according to Rolling Stone. Hanneman, 49, had contracted the flesh-eating disease necrotizing fasciitis, which doctors believed was the result of a spider bite, ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Last Night: Anthrax & Exodus at House of Blues

    Anthrax, Exodus House of Blues April 10, 2013 I am going to come right out and say it: I never thought Anthrax should have been a part of The Big Four. When laying out the titans of thrash metal, the boys from New York -- a fact they never seem to want you to forget -- always seemed a bit out of p ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    10 Controversial Artists I Want to See on the New Arsenio

    Woof woof woof woof woof. Get used to that, 'cause Arsenio is back. Nearly two decades after The Arsenio Hall Show disappeared from TV's late-night landscape following a five-year run, the man himself is being recalled to duty by CBS's syndicated-programming wing. The new Arsenio debuts in the fall ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Last Night: Testament and Overkill at House of Blues

    Testament, Overkill, Flotsam and Jetsam House of Blues February 6, 2013 When it comes to '80s thrash metal, there are the Big Four -- Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax -- and there's everybody else. For a good while there, it looked as if "everybody else" might not survive the grunge- and rap ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Testament's Dark Roots of Thrash Run Deep

    If classic thrash metal's "Big Four" (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Slayer) ever decided to expand to a "Big Five," then that slot would certainly be taken by California's Testament (sorry, Exodus fans...). And while seemingly every band of a certain longevity will proclaim their latest record "jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Z Rock 106.9 FM Returns In Web Form

    A few months back, Heath Bilbrey made waves in Houston by resurrecting the KLOL brand and format with an online radio station. This week Rocks Off has learned that he has also brought back Z Rock 106.9 KKZR from the radio cemetery with the same treatment. "We plan to follow the same formula we are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    5 More Great 9/11 Songs

    Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>

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    August 16, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    Mayhem Cruise vs Shiprocked: Battle of the Boats (UPDATED)

    Note: Corrected to reflect this will be Shiprock's fourth voyage. Also, according to the promoter: "Hot tubs." Many moons ago, Rocks Off let you know about how the Mayhem Festival was taking their show to the high seas for a cruise this December. It seemed like the perfect vacation for the metal fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Kill 'Em All and the Origins of Thrash

    Twenty-nine years ago today, Metallica released their debut album on Megaforce Records, Kill 'Em All. It wasn't a smash success initially--Mötley Crüe were the reigning kings of metal on the West Coast in 1983, and Kill 'Em All wouldn't go gold for another six years. By that time, of course, Metal ... More >>

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    July 23, 2012

    Friday Night: Toadies, Helmet & Ume at House of Blues

    Toadies, Helmet, Ume House of Blues July 20, 2012 The '90s were in high demand in Houston on Friday night. Up in The Woodlands, the Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Cracker and more packed 'em in to relive some of the decade's best one-hit wonders. Downtown, the Clinton-era jams were a little har ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Last Night: Mayhem Fest Jagermeister Stage at The Woodlands

    Mayhem Festival Side Stage Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2012 Holding the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at a suburban amphitheater on a weeknight posed a few serious logistical problems, for the touring company and concertgoers alike. In order to meet the venue's curfew, several ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012

    Last Night: Anthrax, Motorhead & Slayer at Mayhem Fest

    See more metal and Mayhem from Wednesday in our slideshow. Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2012 This year's main-stage bill is probably as close to a genuine, bona fide legacy that Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will ever come up with, ever. Be ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Which Mayhem Festival Band Do Parents Hate Most?

    The biggest traveling heavy metal festival of the summer rolls into the Woodlands Pavilion tonight. The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has stepped its game up significantly in 2012, dropping metal titans Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, Motorhead and more onto Houston's well-groomed northern ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012
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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 2, 2012

    Sail To The Bahamas With Anthrax & Hatebreed On The Mayhem Cruise

    What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012
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    March 6, 2012

    Upcoming: Jane's Addiction, Ted Nugent, Yanni, Spoon, David Allan Coe, Doobie Brothers, Garbage

    Adelaine, Kameron, The Blackout Heist: Mon., April 2. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Anders Osborne: Wed., May 9. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Another Run, The Suffers, Mantis, Tax The Wolf: Sat., March 31. Fitzgerald's Band of Skulls, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids: Fri., ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Last Night: Ringo Deathstarr & Friends At Walter's

    Ringo Deathstarr, New York City Queens, Featherface, Olajuwon Walter's February 23, 2012 Ringo Deathstarr drowned Walters in honey-sweet reverberation Thursday, with the volume turned up as if they were playing to a packed venue. The crowd was sparse but mighty, with most of the audience looking an ... More >>

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    February 10, 2012

    Gone But Never Forgotten: Happy 50th Birthday Cliff Burton

    ​Today would have marked the 50th birthday of a bass guitarist named Clifford Lee Burton who played for a band called Metallica. You may have heard of them. Unfortunately, Cliff passed away in 1986 in a bus crash shortly before he would have turned 25. Of course, if you've ever had even a pass ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Announces Houston Date: Includes Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax And More

    This morning, the lineup for this summer's mega-metal fest, the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, was released. It includes re-activated act Slipknot, warhorses Slayer, Anthrax on the Jagermeister side stage, and a third act to be named on March 5. This roadshow hits Houston on July 11 at the ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Gigantour Hitting Houston March 2 With Motorhead And Megadeth

    And just like that, my normally non-soiled jeans were not. Yes, March 2 the traveling metal bonanza Gigantour is hitting Houston's Verizon Wireless Theater, with Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat in tow. Are we excited? A little. Kind of a fan of Motorhead fan and all. Megadeth last ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Mosh Potatoes: Thanksgiving Recipes From Metal Musicians

    If there is one thing virtually all of us agree on when it comes to Thanksgiving, it is that we like to eat and we often do more of it on that particular day than we should. Apparently, heavy metal musicians are no different. In between blood-soaked shows filled with music that will melt your face, ... More >>

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    November 23, 2011

    Thankgiving Recipes from Metal Musicians Courtesy of Mosh Potatoes

    We all love to eat at Thanksgiving and, apparently, that includes some of the loudest and angriest sounding bands on the planet. If Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal is any indication, there are a bunch of culinary experts in the world of metal. The ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Anthrax & Testament At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Matthew Keever​You can't stand still at an Anthrax show. It's not that it isn't allowed; it's that it isn't possible. The floor shakes, your ears and chest pound in rhythm with the bass and percussion, and you're inevitably swept up into the heavy, fast-paced music as your head spins ... More >>

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    October 28, 2011

    Charlie Benante Keeps The Beat Steady For Anthrax

    Photos by Andy BuchananAnthrax 2011 (L-R): Scott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Charlie Benante, Rob Caggiano​After a tumultuous few years both musically and memberwise, New York thrash metal pioneers Anthrax will be able to close out 2011 on a pretty high note. In addition to releasing th ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    "Project Delirium": Big Nationwide Drug Round-Up Results in Texas Arrests

    The hammer comes down.​No, "Project Delirium" isn't the latest Anthrax album; It's a nationwide crackdown targeting alleged members of the La Familia Michoacana Drug Cartel. It's been a 20-month operation, and in the latest wave of arrests beginning this month, 221 suspects have been taken in ... More >>

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    April 26, 2011

    Slayer Girlfriend Reigns In Love

    Christopher Victorio​A few hours ago, while reviewing the OC Weekly's coverage of the Big 4 metal festival in Indio, Calif., we came across this picture of a female metal fan with a sweet-ass Slayer tattoo in the middle of her abdomen. Why does God creates such beautiful things, and then keeps ... More >>

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    April 13, 2011

    A Few Damned Minutes With The Damned Things

    ​Rocks Off recently spoke with Joe Trohman, one of the guitarists for brand-new supergroup The Damned Things, which features Anthrax legend Scott Ian, Every Time I Die lead singer Keith Buckley, and drummer Andy Hurley from Trohman's previous band, Fall Out Boy. The Damned Things are a relat ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    Last Night: Slayer, Megadeth And Anthrax At Verizon

    Photos by GroovehouseSouth of Heaven: Slayer's Tom Araya​Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Verizon Wireless Theater September 26, 2010 With the end of this concert, Aftermath was sort of sad. Not only did it mark the end of a marathon music week in Houston and for Rocks Off, it also signaled that we ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Anthrax's Charlie Benante Shouts Out King's X And The Refused

    ​Of the three bands on the bill at Sunday's Jagermeister Tour Houston stop, Anthrax is perhaps the one with the most varied reach. Sure, everyone loves Slayer, and Megadeth has a dedicated following of Mustaine-iacs, but it was Anthrax who touched the most upon hip-hop and hardcore punk. The ... More >>

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    September 20, 2010

    This Week In Set Lists: Pixies, Kings Of Leon, Tom Petty, Rush, Etc.

    GroovehouseKings of Leon, Toyota Center, October 2009​Rocks Off has been both eagerly anticipating and dreading this week for months now. Anticipating because several of our all-time favorite bands are playing within the span of a few days, as are a couple of our favorite newer bands (though n ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Saturday Night: Meat Loaf At House Of Blues

    Photos by Groovehouse​Meat Loaf House of Blues August 28, 2010 For more photos of Mr. Loaf and friends from Saturday, see our slideshow here. Meat Loaf decimated House of Blues Saturday night for nearly three hours of pneumatic dick cannons, theatrical stomp, lights and his own burly-bear co ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    When Rock Stars And Movie Stars Reproduce: Five Offspring Bands

    ​No, these aren't Offspring cover bands, which would be gross, since Offspring sucks pretty badly on their own. They aren't as cool as we thought they were in 1994. No, let's talk about what happens when famous folks let their children loose to be rock stars. Some fall while others find fame i ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    February 19, 2010

    Back To The Future: The Dirty Rotten Imbeciles That Meet In D.R.I.

    metal-archives.comA hometown D.R.I. gig, 1982​Tonight at Wired Live, formerly the Meridian - or still the Meridian, just not for much longer; we don't even know at this point - you can watch part of punk and hardcore history duke it out with some of the new wave. Legendary crossover thrash band an ... More >>

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    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: Born Liars, Ryan Scroggins and the Trenchtown Texans, B L A C K I E, Metavenge and Buxton

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​This member of Rocks Off has never felt so proud of his city, especially after last night's Houston Press Music Awards showcase. He was wont to call it "his" city just a few years back, commuting back and forth into the Inner-Loop breach to review show after show from the s ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009

    Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    Tragic, hilarious and maybe the sweetest rock doc ever made.

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    February 1, 2008

    Weekend Music: Does Humpty Hump Still Like His Oatmeal Lumpy?

    We all knew the Proletariat would go out with a bang and it’s well on its way; the club reportedly stopped letting people in at 11:30 p.m. at last night’s Rock Box finale. Honestly, if things like the Pro’s light fixtures, bathroom mirrors and stage equipment are in decent shape at tomorrow ni ... More >>

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    December 14, 1995

    Losing the Beat

    Not long ago, Anthrax's Charlie Benante wondered if he could still pound it out

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    December 8, 1994
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