Subject:

Ben Gibbard

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Manchester Orchestra at House of Blues, 4/21/2014

    Manchester Orchestra House of Blues April 21, 2014 Sometimes a band just floors you. They leave you crawling away from the venue without the ability to walk, think, talk or use your major motor functions for a period of time. While such and aural assault doesn't happen that often, when it does you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Music's Top 12 "Boner-Killers"

    The writers at Rocks Off are huge fans of boners, and we look for every excuse we can to write about them. We love terms like trouser snake and meat thermometer, and we're not afraid to say so, because boners are awesome. Even with half of the writers of this list sporting only X chromosomes, we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Music Festivals Remain a Man's, Man's, Man's World

    The Alabama Shakes' Brittany HowardAs we round out the end of the week, all of the festival hangovers from the full-blown fuckery at FPSF have subsided and we're all a bit less foggy, it's time to look back at the festival in a slightly different light. Let's put aside the rants about overpriced wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Festival's Biggest WTF Moments

    Know Your City During Matt & Kim, Kim had the crowd in her pocket... until she accidentally called them "Dallas." She immediately recognized her terrible faux pas and recovered by telling a story about how once she was having sex with Matt and called him by the wrong name. She said that afterwards " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    The Postal Service at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    The Postal Service Free Press Summer Fest June 1, 2013 Back in 2003, a magical group of musicians came together to create a standalone project. Their little experiment became Give Up, one of the most beloved indie records ever. They never toured this record, but its fanbase continued to grow. Ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Iggy & the Stooges at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    Iggy & the Stooges Free Press Summer Fest, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2, 2013 The official closing band on Saturday at FPSF was the Postal Service, but for those of us who know how much even mellow indie-rock like the fare played by Ben Gibbard et al. owes to Detroit madman Iggy Pop, he and his Stoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Best Things at Coachella This Year, Weekend Two

    Ed. Note: This is the final post of our piggyback Coachella 2013 coverage, with an eternal debt to our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly. The Visual Stimulations for People Who Were High Coachella's art installations -- the ones designed to impress you while you're high, aka all of them -- were pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella, Weekend One

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off proudly presents to our readers coverage of Coachella's first weekend courtesy of our sister papers LA Weekly and OC Weekly. Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad-ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Top 10 Heartbreaking Holiday Covers

    Last week we took a look at some of the most holiday spirit-dampeningly awful songs ever recorded. We aren't quite done ruining your holiday spirit just yet however, as this week we have compiled ten of the saddest holiday cover songs ever recorded. Rewind: The 10 Worst Holiday Cover Songs Ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Defying Ambiguity: Jandek & 5 Other Curious Cult Musicians

    As a musician, there are many reasons behind choosing to remain an ambiguous character in the public eye as opposed to taking in all of the public attention one can. Choosing to remain ambiguous or elusive is sometimes a decidedly defiant statement, sometimes even a backwards-marketing tool, or is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Sing Me a Story: Five Rockers Whose Work We'd Like To See On Broadway

    Rocks Off has had musicals on the brain lately. Between Once, featuring music by The Swell Season, dominating the Tony Awards and Rock of Ages, featuring music by the cream of the '80s hair-metal crop, hitting theaters tomorrow it's been a pretty good week for musicals that aren't cut from the tradi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    In Ten Years, Will Indie Be Remembered Like Nu-Metal?

    ​What exactly do you remember from the summer of 2002? Stop and think -- of the music on the radio, the CDs you were most excited for, who won the Grammy for Best Album, and so on. What exactly stands out from 10 years ago? If you find that your answer is "Not much," then you're probably l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    The Sound of Flight: 6 Local Musicians That Could Announce Flights at Houston Airports

    On Tuesday, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport announced that they will be launching a new program to promote awareness of music native to their region, wherein famous musicians from the area will announce safety procedures and give informational speeches on the airport. In return, the airport wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Last Night: Death Cab for Cutie at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marc BrubakerDeath Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.​Walking up to Verizon Wireless Theater last night, we ran into a crowd of cigarette-puffing couples and soccer moms with tattoos waiting in line to see Death Cab For Cutie. The crowd proceeded to form lines to grab $10 beers and pile in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Out Today: My Morning Jacket Back In Form, Vedder's Ukulele Slays

    ​This week brings a new My Morning Jacket album, an Eddie Vedder ukulele outing, the umpteenth Dave Matthews Band live collection, and Ozzy's past barks at the moon. We are just now hitting the busy summer release period, so these blogs in the next few weeks will be getting jam-packed. In th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Suck It, Ben Gibbard: Two Weeks At The Wheel With Lady Gaga

    ‚ÄčThe past two weeks Rocks Off has been driving around Houston with only one disc in his car to listen to. It makes us feel like a billion damned dollars without fail, and can make any banal drive home after the bar feel like even more of a sexy adventure than it already is. It's not Motorhead, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2009

    He Said She Said: "Fuck You Owl City" and the other Worst Songs of the Decade

    Sweet Jeebus, this decade had some awful pop music. You would think the Lord would spare us a little in light of all the terrorist attacks and hurricanes we got this past period. Where the past ten year cycles had disco, new wave, and classic West Coast hip-hop to sate the aural thirsts of Top 40 li ... More >>

  • Music

    November 5, 2009

    Dust in the Wind

    Son Volt's latest album is steeped in Midwestern musical history.

  • Calendar

    September 10, 2009

    D Tour

    Musician’s kidney failure threatens to derail dream

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    The Blog of Lists: 25 Vegan Musicians

    Bryan Adams Fiona Apple Cedric Bixler Geezer Butler Common Michael Franti Robin Gibb Ben Gibbard (lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie) John S. Hall (frontman for King Missile) Davey Havok (singer for AFI) Chrissie Hynde

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Oh, Incarcerated World

    Usually when rock stars are arrested for domestic violence, they have bitchin' neck tattoos and at least one or two sex tapes out on the market. And ironically, their name is always "Tommy Lee." You don't expect shy, introverted Zach Braff-approved indie rockers to haul off and hit their chicks. I'v ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Independence Day

    What's indie rock? Who cares? Here's ten great CDs that will blow you away, no matter your definition

  • Music

    August 25, 2005
  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    Dweebs Shall Inherit the Earth

    Seattle's Death Cab for Cutie is four geeks with chic

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Walla Confusion

    Death Cab for Cutie sees itself as just a guitar band. You might not agree.

  • Calendar

    February 8, 2001

    Grunge Residue

    Death Cab for Cutie

Loading...