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Avril Lavigne

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Requiem For the iPod

    The year was 2002, and I was in the back of my mom's Chevy high-top. She was driving my brother to Sam's Club to pick up his new blue iPod 1st Generation. For months, I watched him listen to Papa Roach and moody pop-rock queen Avril Lavigne as he sat in his bedroom lifting his 8-pound dumbbells -- t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Upcoming: Nine Inch Nails, Bette Midler, Gilby Clarke, Kool & the Gang, Goo Goo Dolls, etc.

    Abigail Williams: With Cardinal, Nephilim Terror, Irreconcilable Suffering, Sleep Labs., Fri., April 11, 7 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. All That Bleeds: With Gods of Death Screw, Tue., April 8, 7 p.m., $10. Walters, 1120 Naylor, Houston, 713-222-2679. Allvaret: With Keno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    10 Bands So Bad You Forgot About Them

    There are two kinds of reactions to a long-forgotten song. First, and most optimal, are the obscure bands whose music hits your iPod and brings on the euphoria of resurrected-music magic. But then there are the ones that play over the loudspeaker in the dusty aisles of your local discount store as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Lisa Marie Presley at Dosey Doe, 9/15/2013

    Lisa Marie Presley Dosey Doe September 15, 2013 Lisa Marie Presley's entourage arrived in two giant gleaming buses on Sunday afternoon. People, already waiting in spontaneously arranged, purposeless lines, swapped stories about their Elvis memorabilia in idle attempt to one-up each other on some bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Turtle Soup: More With One of the Wildest Bands of the '60s

    Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    10 Songs Still Missing From Spotify & What You Can Listen to Instead

    As recently mentioned, I'm a pretty big fan of Spotify. Speaking as someone who never got over getting burned by my purchase of Stroke 9's Nasty Little Thoughts I'm a big fan of having the chance to listen to a record all the way through before making a purchase. In their advertising the company i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    #1 Crushes: Our Favorite '90s Rock Vixens

    Tonight House of Blues welcomes Garbage back to Houston after a seven-year hiatus. The group, lead by fearsome Scottish redhead Shirley Manson, has been sorely missed from the music scene. They are currently touring behind their upcoming album Not Your Kind of People, which hits stores May 14. Rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Friday Night: The Pretty Reckless At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​The Pretty Reckless House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room February 18, 2011 The strangest thing about seeing The Pretty Reckless Friday night wasn't the fact that the show ended by 10 p.m., contained just 11 songs, or even that it was filled with boys and girls barely old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Whitney Harper: Song Downloader's Appeal Slapped Down By U.S. Supreme Court

    Faith Hill shall not be denied​Five record labels that sued a 16-year-old San Antonio girl six years ago for illegally downloading a bunch of shitty music the labels vomited upon the listening public can finally exhale: the U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear the girl's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Whoa! 21 Famous Musicians' High-School Yearbook Photos

    Willie Nelson, the LAST time he had his hair short.​While Rocks Off was seeking out the best rock star yearbook photos for this blog, we came to a conclusion: Everyone was ugly in their yearbook photos, except Gwen Stefani and Beyonce Knowles. Everyone else looks weird as hell, or nothing like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Katy Perry at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Kim Douglass​ Katy Perry kissed a girl. She liked it, and now she's a huge pop star. If things broke the same way for boys, Aftermath would have been a huge pop star for the past 19, 20 years. But we're not bitter.​After bailing on two previously scheduled Houston shows - once due to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Straight from the Sole: Houston's Best Metal Bands

    You know Soledad. He's the vocalist from controversial Houston rap-metal act Daylight Coma. He's got a lot to say. Sometimes it's insightful, sometimes less so, but it's almost always said with conviction. This week, in honor of the fast-approaching HPMA, we asked him who he thinks are Houston's fiv ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009

    Pay for Play

    Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.

  • News

    June 4, 2009
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    August 27, 2007
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    May 10, 2007
  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Heptomaniacs

    Houston's indie/reggae/soul/punk/rock/pop band

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Christmas in July

    Six dozen of Houston's finest bands for a mere $7

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Whitney's Dookie Bubble

    Being Bobby Brown is not all fun and games

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Hot Shows

    Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    Too Sexy for Their Rock

    Fashionable retro-rock has jumped the shark. Here's why.

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Classics Rock

    Which Greek god is your favorite musician?

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Various Artists

    A Cinderella Story: Original Soundtrack (Hollywood)

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2004

    Heapin' Helpin' of Homicide

    Mystery Cafe serves up dinner with a side of death

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Gay Play

    The nightlife scene is alive and well in the Montrose. Meet some of its stars.

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    N.E.R.D.

    Fly or Die (Virgin)

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003
  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Invisible Man

    Kenna doesn't care if you see him. He just wants you to hear him.

  • Music

    July 31, 2003

    Exile in Whinerville

    The hostility flung at Liz Phair's new record is senseless, sexist and abominably stupid

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Downie Fresh

    Gord Downie and the Country of Miracles travel down to Houston

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Liz Phair; Michelle Branch

    Liz Phair (Capitol); Hotel Paper (Maverick/Reprise)

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