Austin Scarlett, Mondo, Kenley, Anthony...just a few favorites who bring the "something old" to Project Runway: All Stars which premiered last night on Lifetime. Austin has grown an amazing, blond version of a Clark Gable moustache but the rest of the contestants look pretty much the same. Viewers h ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterIan Moore Band Continental Club August 11, 2011 Nostalgia has a funny way of creeping up on you when you least expect it. Aftermath suspects the Ian Moore Band would agree. As the quartet hit the home stretch of its 90-minute set Thursday with "Blue Sky" and "How Does ... More >>
Well, there you have it. All Dave's many fans out there can start counting down to next Friday, when tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. through www.livenation.com, Ticketmaster (apparently that merger is working out) or by phone at 800-745-3000. Everyone else can go about your business. Occasional excep ... More >>
This week Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston pop kids Wild Moccasins will be playing the Houston Press' SXSW showcase. So you guys can now mark the Moccs down as another local band set to bear down on Austin in March. We will have the names of the other performers coming by next week or ... More >>
I put the car in reverse and started backing up through the drive-through lane at P. Terry's in Austin. The guy behind me honked his horn. My traveling companions screamed, "Watch out!" But I didn't care. "These fries are cold," I told the guy in the drive-though window, handing him ... More >>
Fridayâ€‹Newly crowned Best Indie Rock winners Spain Colored Orange bring their florid psych-pop to the Contemporary Arts Museum's monthly Steel Lounge Underground, with Gracie Chavez and a showdown between Sasha Braverman and Henry Chow. 8 p.m., free. Houston industrial fiend Mike Terror menaces at ... More >>
Matt Stiles, the energetic and respected governmental reporter for the Chronicle, has resigned, according to his Twitter page.He says: "Just gave notice that I'm leaving the paper. I'll be back in Austin in two weeks. I'm sad to go, but new opportunities await."Stiles had covered City Hall and was i ... More >>
Leave it to the British music press to read more into something than it merits. Any new fad they see pop up they immediately have to make a celebratory month for, or start spending thousands of pounds on to trace its source. It's a dirty habit. They can't leave well enough alone. That's how you get ... More >>
Austin's Peter and The Wolf does road music. Not road music in the sense that Sammy Hagar did songs for the open road. Chief P&W songwriter Red Hunter's songs remind Rocks Off of walking down gravel roads, occasionally wiping sweat from our brow and meandering with no destination. Hu ... More >>
It's been a while, but let's see what's been lurking in the bin... *Kenton & Hill (Houston): "A side project from Last Soul Descendents producer Darren Roberts, this masterpiece brings together live jazzy, funky, hip-hop grooves with heavy dance beats to create a unique sound." D-Fu-J- ... More >>
Man vs. nature deep in the heart of Texas
Barry Stone places the stars in front of your eyes
A plea for monuments and musical preservation
Maserti and My Education will perform Tuesday, June 12, at Walter’s on Washington, 4215 Washington.
A local indie rocker hatches a scheme to get Houston its due at next year's confab
UT's national championship and the rise of Texas rap – coincidence or symbiosis?
Brew up some support at the Shiner Beer B.A.S.H.
Ryan Chavez and Andrew Morgan wave good-bye to Hands Up Houston
Pain By Numbers (Bloodshot)
In numbers too large for South By Southwest to ignore
The proposed Museum of American Music History could be the solution to our "image problem"
Westcott Drive-In's White Russian
Fly High Little Bunny
Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice
The late William "Tray" Folliard, the Hard Rock, and stories from 'round town
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.
Essential bassist Tommy Shannon hangs in there