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Battles (Band)

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    KCOH, Houston's Last AM Bastion of Old-School R&B, Is Sold

    This post also appeared on our sister blog Hair Balls -- ed. Radio is generally in a constant state of upheaval. Witness the lineup changes throughout sports radio and the rise of News92 FM from the ashes of formerly all-news KTRH. There are two FM music stations playing the exact same stuff every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Sounds of Twilight: The 5 Best Songs From the Twilight Soundtracks

    Like most writers who aren't named Stephenie Meyer, I find the Twilight novels an abhorrent abomination and a great offense to the written word. I assume the movies are the same to serious filmmakers. But Twilight presents me with a unique problem. Having one foot in the world of writing and literat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Looking Back at Paul McCartney's Wonderful, Bizarre McCartney II

    Next week's Paul McCartney show at Minute Maid Park is sure to be one for the books, as the former Beatle and lauded solo artist comes to Houston for the first time in years. Rewind: Who Is Paul McCartney?!: Rocks Off Tells You Comin' Up: Happy 70th Birthday, Paul McCartney His set lists are lar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 29-November 1

    Mike Watt & the Missingmen, Rivers Fitzgerald's, October 29 Mike Watt is like a human perpetual-motion machine, constantly in motion and usually on the road somewhere. He recently played ACL fest in Austin's Zilker Park with his "day job" of a few years now, bassist in Iggy & the Stooges, and is alr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Last Night: Battles At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Craig HlavatyBattles​Battles, Nisennenmondai Fitzgerald's October 20, 2011 Lately, this here fella in Rocks Off has been gravitating towards music with few or minimal words. Maybe a few yelps. Howls. Bloody-murder screams: The Fucking Champs, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sunn0))), Don Caba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Out Today: Arctic Monkeys Suck It And See, Black Lips Get Cosmic, Joe Ely Satisfied At Last

    ​This week of new releases brings a Mark Ronson-produced Black Lips album, the country debut of psychobilly idol Nick 13, an inventive career-spanning set from Randy Travis, and another Arctic Monkeys album, continuing their interesting progression from Brit garage brats into muscular rockers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Songs By ACL Artists That Should Be Covered By Other ACL Artists

    Isn't it fun to imagine all your favorite bands are best friends? And that when they spend time together, as so many of them are doing right this second at the Austin City Limits festival, they would inevitably learn each others' songs? Here are some songs by ACL bands which we'd like to see covered ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Vinyl Heads

    They're turning to needles, looking for purity

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2007

    Confessions of a Classic Rock Whore, or One Man’s Journey

    When the Press cast its net for a new Assistant Music Editor, the editors probably assumed they’d reel in one of those sniffy indie types who worships either Bright Eyes or Death Cab for Cutie and thinks Boston is a place with a lot of nice bookstores. Instead they got me, who within two days of w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2007

    Choosing Her Battles

    Dusti Rhodes had a busy weekend. Here's her first of two reviews. If you were able to pull yourself away from the Pride Parade on Saturday and make your way downstream to Numbers, you were greeted with a few instrumental surprises. Admittedly, it wasn’t easy to leave the festivities along Westhei ... More >>

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