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Ash Kay

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    January 8, 2014

    10 Perfect Cover Songs For 10 Houston Bands

    Every one of the acts listed here writes fine, original music. They're too busy creating Houston's sound to be bothered with cover songs. That's a good thing. Still, a man can dream, right? In fact, this whole exercise began when I fell asleep listening to a song and dreamed a local band performi ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Big Gerb, Houston's Hongree-est MC

    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? Good luck finding a bigge ... More >>

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    December 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Steven Higginbotham, Hard-Working Wheel Worker

    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? Steven Higginbotham leads ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Alisha Pattillo & Her Swaggering, Soulful Sax

    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? Alisha Pattillo is an Aus ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Brandon Ray, Punk Rocker Turned Filmmaker/Animator

    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? After playing an active r ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Excitable Boys of Another Run

    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? On the Rocks Off 200, we ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Flash Gordon Parks, DJ as Funky Professor

    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? If you see Flash Gordon P ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Main Event, Kratez Crew JumpOff Man

    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. One of H-Town's most versatile ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Odd Hours and Back to Back's Hank Doyle

    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? At one time, Hank Doyle ... More >>

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    November 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Legendary K-OTIX Producer Russel "The ARE" Gonzalez

    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. We first encountered Russel "T ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Dylan Bryson Sings the Blues (Rock)

    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? Dylan Bryson is a native ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Damon Allen, R.O.C.O. Fellow

    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. One of the most recognizable a ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Ashley Worhol, Goth-Metal Queen of Katy

    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? If you've been following ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Joe Ortiz, Clockpole's Master of Nonsense

    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? One of my favorite quote ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Ryan Dickson, Laid-Back and Out Loud

    Who? Earlier this year we took a look at Kevin Choate, the percussive half of The Snow Indian. Now we shine a light on his partner Ryan Dickson, who keeps the melody throbbing live and hard on guitar and vocals. He favors a '90s alternative method that calls to mind Weezer's more frantic moments whe ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Marzi Montazeri, the Man Dimebag Darrell Called a Bad Motherfucker

    Who? Marzi Montazeri, who currently splits his time between his hometown of Houston and New Orleans, is something of an underground metal legend, and probably the most amazing guitar player that almost no one is talking about. He fronts his Southern-metal act Heavy Texas while here, and is also a ke ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: John Salinas, the Beat Beast of Only Beast

    Who? I stumbled across Only Beast simply because of their name and instantly became enamored of their dynamic and incredible front woman Danielle Renee and the sheer raw power of the rock and roll that comes pouring out of her throat. Let's turn our attention now to another key ingredient in the duo ... More >>

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    October 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Adam Bricks, NYC Expat

    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? In a city with a signifi ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Metal Journeyman and Blasé Bassist Alan Hilton

    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? It all started at a Last ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kyra Noons, Houston's Reggae Sunsplash

    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? For all its strengths as ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Cindy Pruitt, A Walking Vocal Epiphany

    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: There aren't many voices ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Kevin Flores, One Busy Guitarist

    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? Not many could keep up wi ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ AudiTory, the Maestro of LuvItMane

    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? Tory "DJ AudiTory" Brya ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Nephilim Terror's Death-Metal Growler Danny Carroll

    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? Danny Carroll is the brut ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Saturn Will Not Sleep, Scout Bar's Electronic Mad Scientist

    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? Steven Trimble, the "cont ... 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 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: The Bailout Bureau's Mysterious "Bob Bovary"

    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? For better or worse, I ca ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Twinkle-Toes, Won a "Dick-Measuring Vinyl Orgy" With Two iPods

    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? Rogelio Gutierrez Jr is k ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Beanz N Kornbread, Gmail-Loving Production Duo

    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. Range and versatility. Those a ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: You(genious), Party Crasher Turned Musical Auteur

    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? He calls himself The Misf ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Daniel Alexander, Klein's Backyard MC

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Hip-hop began in the streets, with rap ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Crystal Tolliver, Source of That Yello Echo You Hear

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? There is no voice in Houston like that ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mr. Castillo, Song-Sniping DJ

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Dan Castillo, Mr. Castillo to you, is ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Rocks Off 100: DJ Big Reeks, The Chief Waxaholic

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: At first glance, Rican McGusty is a ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Houston's 10 Hottest Female Singers

    Lately I have had the pleasure of reporting on a lot of our city's female front women, and let me tell you something; they are a good-looking bunch. We don't just grow good sets of pipes in Houston, we make sure the packaging is first rate as well. Today we look at a few of the best looking girls on ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: The Illegal Wiretaps, Listening to You

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? A long way from Edward Snowden's favor ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Jacqi Kil, The Bad Drugs' Screaming Bitch Creature

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who: Since 2011, Houston has had a great li ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Folk Descendent Kevin Taylor Kendrick

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Kevin Taylor Kendrick is a family man. ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Robert McCarthy, Guitarist From Beyond

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Now, I got to know Robert McCarthy bec ... More >>

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    August 6, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Justice Tirapelli-Jamail, The Manichean's "Quiet One"

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? The Manichean? Easily one of the top b ... More >>

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    July 30, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kathryn Hallberg, Little Girl Gone

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? I have followed Kathryn Hallberg's sin ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Tessa Kole, PuraPharm's Voice and Vice

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Every once in a while I run into a ban ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Richard Griesser, Vintage Camera Hound With Enviable Archive

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Rocks Off "met" Richard Griesser a couple o ... More >>

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    July 18, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Downfall 2012, Sci-Fi Metal Storytellers

    Who? Downfall 2012 is not your typical metal band. Not only do all three members -- Danny Gil, Boo Rogers, Casey Bowen -- sing lead, the band turns the tables on traditional metal performances, infusing props, actors and storylines into their performances. "We really try to expand," says Gil. "We ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Kevin Choate, Drum Like You're Screaming

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Kevin Choate partners with Ryan Andrew ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    Houston's Best Weekend Concerts: Dirty Bourbon River Show, Chief Keef, etc.

    Dirty Bourbon River Show, The Bluebonnets Continental Club, July 13 As you might expect, Dirty Bourbon River Show describes themselves as " New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock," and the songs fit the description. And you might say, "Only in New Orleans," but the five-piece belongs squarely in the s ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Rockwell, Booth Pimp and Party-Rocker

    DJ Rockwell is one Houston's most versatile and talented DJs, and one of the many assets of the Booth Pimps DJ collective. His ability to rock any party to the fullest with Top 40 to hip-hop to anything in between, this DJ certainly lives up to his name. Who? A native of New Mexico, Rockwell has b ... More >>

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    July 9, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Ash Kay, the Freakouts' Punk Vocal Head-Butt

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, 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 the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Ash Kay is the mouth of The Freakouts, ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Wanna Dress Vintage Like a Rock Star? Ask One Yourself

    By day four of a recent "staycation," my family and I had little to do and less money to do it with. My daughter suggested an afternoon of bargain-hunting in the thrift stores. Everyone piled into the family vehicle and off we went. She asked what I planned to buy, if anything. I told her, without ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Welcome to the Neighborhood

    An iconic Houston music venue settles into new digs amid a hint of controversy.

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