Ben Godfrey

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    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: Uncle Kracker, MxPx, James Taylor, etc.

    Uncle Kracker Firehouse Saloon, June 13 For an artist who started his career as Kid Rock's DJ, Uncle Kracker has managed to find his country niche. That got going with the laid-back "Drift Away," the Dobie Gray tune Kracker turned into a throwback hit as a duet with the original artist back in 2003 ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Halls of Fame

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.

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    October 9, 2013

    Grand Prix Godfrey: Houston Musician Dodges Serious Injury In IndyCar Wreck

    When Houston musician Ben Godfrey headed to the Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park this past Sunday, he wasn't aware that he would go from simply watching the action to being a part of it. Godfrey, best known around town for his role in local acts listenlisten and B.E. Godfrey, was struck by fen ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Scout Niblett, B.E. Godfrey and Elaine Greer at Mango's, 9/4/2013

    Scout Niblett, B.E. Godfrey, Elaine Greer Mango's September 4, 2013 When you see employees from local record stores in the crowd, it always seems like a reassuring nod that you're right where you should be. Needless to say, I was happy to see a few familiar faces when I headed down to Mango's Wedne ... More >>

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    January 1, 2013

    Last Night: New Year's Eve Cataclysm at Fitzgerald's

    Free Press Houston New Year's Eve Cataclysm Feat. Buxton, Infinite Apaches, Robert Ellis, Ben Godfrey Fitzgerald's December 31, 2012 Devil, your name be "Michelada." Who else could I blame for a New Year's Eve that seems to exist only as flashes and sounds and 11 pages of barely legible notes? Let' ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Houston's 10 Best New Year's Eve Shows

    So the world didn't end the way you all wanted it to a few weeks ago. What a tragedy. Life goes on, the road goes on forever, the party never ends, blah blah blah. The good news is that we all have New Year's Eve to look forward to on Monday, when the party scene will alight with hope for 2013 and ... More >>

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    December 19, 2012

    Listen, Listen: What Is Ben Godfrey Up to Now?

    Houston folk-rockers listenlisten have been pumping out some of the best local records in Houston since the release of their self-titled 2007 EP. We here at Rocks Off are big fans, not just because they're from Houston, but because they bring a solid new angle to the indie-folk scene, a combination ... More >>

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    November 30, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 30-December 2

    Old Crow Medicine Show House of Blues, November 30 The Old Crow boys seem to be the cooler Americana gateway drug of choice for younger listeners. A sort of anti-Mumfords you can rep without looking like a radio-rock tool, the pickers don't bash you over the head with dear melodies, just gritty sto ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    Upcoming: B.B. King, Coheed and Cambria, Rick Ross, Zappa Plays Zappa

    Adolescents, Youth Brigade, The American Heist: Sun., Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Akina Adderley & The Vintage Playboys, Nick Greer: Sat., Dec. 1, 10 p.m., $10. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. American Fangs, Southern Backtones, Deep Cuts: Fri., Dec. 14, ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Robert Ellis' New "Friends Like Those" Clip Uses Friends Like Yours

    This week Robert Ellis released an interactive clip for his latest single "Friends Like Those" off of his 2011 Photographs LP. You can check out the clip here at preferably with your Google Chrome browser. The video, which uses a plug-in from your personal Facebook account and ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    New Featherface LP Conjures Some Actual Magic

    It's been more than two years since Houston's Featherface has released a new record, though that doesn't mean that they were short on actively contributing to the local scene. Since the release of their last EP It Comes Electric, they've performed many shows and have been steadily growing in popu ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    Upcoming: Pitbull, Gillian Welch, Ringworm, El-P, Explosions In The Sky, Etc.

    Two Star Symphony: Tue., May 22, 8 p.m., Free. Leon's Lounge, 1006 McGowen, Houston. Bad Romance (Lady Gaga Tribute): Fri., May 25, 8 p.m., $13-$20. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Black Breath, Martyrdod, Power Trip, Burning Love: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., $10/$12. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Five Houston Supergroups We'd Like To See

    Marc BrubakerThe Tontons​Houston has become a cornucopia of musical talent. With so much goodness going on, it would be selfish to wish for more. So here's us, being a selfish ass and daydreaming about what could be Houston's greatest supergroups. MR. X Surf/Spy The first group we imagine wo ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    listenlisten Burns Down The House In New Video

    Locals listenlisten released a new video for "I Will Forget," off last year's sophomore LP, dog, this past weekend. The clip is another collaboration between the band and director Bryan Forrester, who last directed the video for "On the Water" in late 2009. The story line of the four-minute "I Wi ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Top 12 Local Songs Of 2010

    ​We're admittedly the most insular, introverted member of the Rocks Off team. You're more likely to find us sitting in our apartment with our headphones on digesting new music than out carousing with our peers. And we're OK with that, mostly because Daddy Rocks Off occasionally asks us to writ ... More >>

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    December 6, 2010

    Saturday Night: listenlisten At The Mink

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​listenlisten, sIngs, Two Star Symphony The Backroom at the Mink December 4, 2010 A few hours before listenlisten's headlining spot at the Mink Saturday night, some friends asked Aftermath to pin down the band's sound. A visiting couple was stopping by the bar for the f ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    April 30, 2010

    Houston Leading "Ford Fiesta Movement" Bonnaroo Contest Queen Speaks​ For what seems like months now, Rocks Off has been seeing emails and posts about Team Houston, Ford Fiesta, Backseat Jukeboxes, and the battle of the bands this Saturday at Warehouse Live. To clear up any confusion, Rocks Off recently asked local pho ... More >>

  • Music

    September 17, 2009

    Listen Up

    Gunplay aside, listenlisten have made one of 2009's most anachronistic, arresting new albums.