Alt-J: Sun., March 10, 8 p.m., $15/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. thelastplaceyoulook: With Another Run, Recovery Room., Fri., Dec. 21, 8 p.m., $5. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Big Gigantic: Fri., March 1, 8 p.m., $20/$22. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Billy Jo ... More >>
Jandek Big Star Bar April 1, 2012 The first time I saw Jandek live, I learned to leave whatever I had been expecting in another room. That was Rudyard's in April 2009, and I had been expecting (correctly or not) some kind of solo Bill Callahan-like avant-folk implosion, and got a trio playing a sol ... More >>
Good Friday? How about great Friday? Here at Rocks Off we try to ensure that each and every Friday our readers get a full and healthy dose of local music news set to tide them over until we return. So without further ado, we present the newest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. The soundt ... More >>
Two Star Symphony on FacebookThis week Rocks Off got a hot tip from our pal Jason that the venerable Two Star Symphony would be playing an evening gig out in Houston's western territories. It had been a good while since we'd seen the local string quartet, and with our Spidey Sense tingling ab ... More >>
Chris GrayBen Wesley is killing with a song that, according to his good buddy Cornbreadd, he wrote two days ago. It just keeps building and building on itself, spreading its wings rather than collapsing under its own weight. Wesley started out with a guitar and a bass strapped to him, hunched ove ... More >>
Taking stock of the Houston music scene on the eve of the annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase.
Your guide to the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards showcase
Roburt Reynolds Rocks Off knows we make it look pretty easy down here, but it's really not. Case in point: On his way to cover Balaclavas' SXSW showcase in March - that's right, bands were there from all over the world and we're checking out the locals; that's how much we love you - Rocks Off first ... More >>