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Avril Lavigne

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    The Five Best Shows In Houston This Week: Parquet Courts, Borgore, Avril Lavigne, etc.

    Parquet Courts Fitzgerald's, June 2 Since their 2010 debut, Parquet Courts' have been frequently branded with variations of "slacker-rock '90s revivalists," a description that really pisses the Brooklynites off. While their music does bear a striking likeness to at least the spirit of golden-child ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    10 Current Songs So Bad, They're Practically Making Fun of You

    Ever had the urge to make the world's worst playlist? Perhaps you're hell-bent on torturing the passengers on a ten-hour road trip to Florida, or you just want to drive your mother-in-law batty enough that she'll jump ship and walk home. Well, just bust out these bad boys. Be careful, though. In s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    The 10 Suckiest Bands of the '00s

    Okay, guys. Enough with the nostalgia shows already. We know you've noticed it, the sudden influx of '90s nostalgia bands that have made their way back on tour. Up until this point, it was fine to dig up a few musical memories while listening to an aging band play their radio hits, because the '90 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Top 10 Soul-Destroying No. 1 Hits

    I don't like these songs. I feel it's ridiculous that hundreds of thousands of people actually paid out money and drove them to the top of the Billboard charts. While they might not necessarily be the absolute worst examples of the lowest common denominator's purchasing power, they quickly came to m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Alyssa Rubich, Angel of Instability

    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? Singer-songwriter Alyssa Rubich made 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    5 More Sudden Awful Musical Marriages We'd Like to See

    Rewind: So Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Are Engaged: How Should You Feel? Boy, that Avril Lavigne/Chad Kroeger engagement announcement came out of left field, huh? Who knows which other terrible music makers are secretly seeing one another right now? Why, it could be anyone! Even... Ke$ha and Sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Trying to Sneak Into a Nickelback Show

    Rewind: So Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Are Engaged: How Should You Feel? Saturday Night: Nickelback & Bush at Toyota Center I'd like to tell you a cautionary tale. A few weeks back Kevin Beaudette of Tupper Lake, N.Y., decided he really a) wanted to see Nickelback and b) wanted to see them for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    So Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Are Engaged: How Should You Feel?

    So the lead singer of Nickelback and a punk-lite pop-star from the early '00s walk into a bar... Stop me if you have heard this one before. You won't, because you haven't, because no one expected that Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne would ever get married in a million years. Nevermind it's 2012, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Five Great Middle Finger Moments In Music History

    Monday morning, the Internet was awash in consternation and jpegs after M.I.A. flashed her middle finger during Madonna's Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday, meaning Janet Jackson is finally off the hook after all these years. To be honest, Rocks Off watched the entire halftime show and must hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Your Biggest Fan: When Rockers Get Stalkers

    cinemafestival/shutterstock.com​This past week a statement by pop institution Madonna helped put away one of her newest stalkers, Polish citizen Grzegorz Matlok, who broke into Madge's London home and the residence of her ex-hubby Guy Ritchie. Madonna submitted the statement to Southwark Crown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Your Weekly Heat Wave Music Blog: Hotter Than Hell Edition

    Ed. Note: Remember that "songs about Hell" blog we mentioned a couple of days ago? It's still hot, and here it is. maximumwage.wordpress.comThe Southwest Freeway and Loop 610, 4 p.m.​There's an old saying in Botswana: "Shitfire is it hot!" Wait, maybe that was Bandera. Anyway, whatever hemisp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    The 10 Most Horrible Music-Biz Bosses

    ​The movie Horrible Bosses comes out today, and while the heinous supervisors in question all work in areas unrelated to entertainment, this shouldn't be taken to mean the music industry is free of bad managers and executives. Rocks Off knows if anything, the music biz has had more than its fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    The Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

    ​NATIONAL White Lies, Ritual: They killed at festivals in 2008 and 2009, but do London's Interpol-styled lads have longevity? Dr. Dre, Detox: It's been on hold or gestating since at least Clinton was in office. Will it continue to be hip-hop's Chinese Democracy? R.E.M., Collapse Into No ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Top Five Most Irritating Types Of Music Fans

    hypeful.comAvoid "hipsteritis": See No. 2.​Rocks Off will assume that we're all music fans here, m'kay? We just like the way the more melodic molecules feel when they gutter-ball into our eardrums. That's peachy, but there are those among us who take being a fan into the realm of douchebaggery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Pop Princess Edition

    MB Pictures/ Rex Features​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it re ... More >>

  • Music

    May 20, 2010
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    January 27, 2010

    Idol Beat: L.A. Is No Lady

    Which singer is more inherently untalented?​The latest round of American Idol auditions took place in Los Angeles, or more accurately, Pasadena, where 11,000 people showed up last June to try and secure a spot in the September callback. As you probably could have predicted, the episode opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    American Idol: L.A. Is No Lady

    Which singer is more inherently untalented?​The latest round of American Idol auditions took place in Los Angeles, or more accurately, Pasadena, where 11,000 people showed up last June to try and secure a spot in the September callback. As you probably could have predicted, the episode opened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Glee, Episode 7: Inevitable Conclusions

    Easy Halloween costume idea if you have a tracksuit and an antisocial personality disorder: Sue!​I'm beginning to think that Glee never should have gotten the back-nine pickup from Fox, instead being held to 13 episodes for this season instead of a full 22. It's not that the show doesn't deser ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 1, 2009
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    July 30, 2009

    Over the Hedge

    Web exclusive!

  • Music

    May 22, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Avril April 25th

    This is Avril Lavigne's new Maxim cover, now on newsstands. She and her band hit the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion April 25 with emo-poppers Boys Like Girls opening. I will be there too. I will be the one in the crowd with Avril’s face painted on my bloated and hairy torso, crying during "Sk8er ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    This Just In: “Bodysnatchers” at the Woodlands

    Get those credit cards ready, because the band that has little use for traditional album recording and distribution procedures – but isn’t exactly going to let fans name their own price for concert tickets just yet – has announced when they’ll be in our neck of the woods. The Woodlands, that ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    February 7, 2008

    Auto Erotica: Burnout Paradise

    Car lovers find a new flame

  • Music

    December 27, 2007

    Our Favorite Albums of 2007

    Panning for gold in an avalanche of 2007 releases

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Crushing on Avril Lavigne

    Confessions of a closet Avril lover

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    The Lawrence Arms

    This band breathes new life into pop-punk’s flaccid, bloated corpse

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Arcade Fire, Back Door Slam and Butch Walker Rule ACL Fest on Saturday

    Click here for a slideshow of Saturday's action. I heard from a photographer buddy that the first aid tent was running out of band-aids. Why? Because so many of these buffoons decided to wear brand new shoes to an outdoor festival. When it’s one hundred degrees out and my testicles are sweating, ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    September 6, 2007

    Getting Medieval

    Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages.

  • Music

    May 10, 2007
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    May 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2007

    Friday Chart Check

    The top ten albums on the Hot/Pop Billboard's 200: 1. Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing RCA 2. Nine Inch Nails Year Zero Nothing For our review of Year Zero, click here. 3. Various Artists NOW 24 EMI/Sony BMG/Universal/Zomba Down from its number one spot last ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Rotation: Avril Lavigne

    Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing RCA Those who think that pop-music junkies represent music fandom’s lowest-common denominator should read the comments left on iTunes about Avril Lavigne’s cheerleader-chant-from-hell single, “Girlfriend.” Namely, this astute one: “The avril i looked up t ... More >>

  • Film

    May 18, 2006

    Shell Game

    Over the Hedge wants you to feel bad about what it's selling, which is everything

  • Music

    August 11, 2005

    Avril Lavigne, with Gavin DeGraw and Butch Walker

    Tuesday, August 16, at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2025 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, 281-363-3300.

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Nasty Mixx

    Talkin' dirty with 2 Live Crew's spinster

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005

    Explosive Action

    Get a bang for your buck this Fourth of July

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Humor Can Be Funny

    Or so believe the Comedians of Comedy

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Marrying the Mainstream

    White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Ashlee Simpson

    Autobiography (Geffen)

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    An Avril Afternoon at the Mall

    Lavigne's top-secret tour comes to Katy

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Lillix Fair

    Life on a major label is no carnival for teenage sisters Lacey-Lee and Tasha-Ray Evin

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Hilary Duff

    Metamorphosis (Buena Vista/Hollywood)

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • Culture

    April 10, 2003

    Made With Love

    Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Not So Complic8ted

    Our latest pop phenomenon, Avril Lavigne, deconstructed for your convenience

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